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Murder in Nambor forest: dead body recovered

Dead body of Ashim Dhar(34) who was gone missing from 4th March was recovered from Nambor Reserve Forest in a decomposed state. Mr. Dhar who was a inhabitant of Sukanjan in Karbi Anglong district, has been working in a tax consultancy firm in Golaghat town. It is to be noted that, Mr. Dhar’s motorcycle was recovered by police on NH-39 near Nambor Reserve Forest area on 4th March, the same day when he went missing. Yesterday a team of forest guards searched entire forest and recovered Dhar’s dead body. A mobile phone without a SIM Card and his motor cycle’s key was found from his pants. The reason for this gruesome murder is still unkonown and police has already started their investigation to nab the murderers.

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Rongali Bihu is here

13 Apr 2009 - 7:05am | Bg Gogoi

If winter comes can spring behind? Its spring time in Assam...time for celebration of the season with joy. The advent of spring is marked by the season flowers in full bloom. The rivers which lost their primes have regained its strength with the rains that end the dry spell. The entire state gets transformed into a nest of singing birds and what not.

Assam, the name of a north eastern state in India is all set to celebrate the season with its much-vaunted Rongali Bihu. The seven day long festival begins on Tuesday to be observed as Garu bihu. The day would be observed with the pujas offering to the cows..the lifeline of Assam and its economy. Early in the morning cows would be taken out for a community bath which would be followed by the pujas.

The Day two is Manih Bihu---the day of joy and merriment. Its the begining of the agricultural activities for the year in the Assamese calender begining on Friday. Bihu hucharies, the ineperable part of the Rongali Bihu would be in place to make the celebration a success.

Despite hardpressed by many and hurdles and hi-cups, the people of Assam are set to celebrate the Bihu this time also from Tuesday. The sky-rocketing price hike, string after strings of incidents of violence and even the electioneering heat and dust have nothing to disrupt the Bihu. Right from Sadiya to Dhubri, from Kamakhya to Kakopathat, its a moment of joy and merriment as the Bihu is here. The bihu hucharis, even it originated amid pastoral surrounding, with the passage of time is being shifted to the urban areas. Hucharis have reached the stage in towns.

Umpteen numbers of cultural functions are being organised to make the occasion across the state. Guwahati has gone one step ahead. The principal north eastern city has kickstarted the celebration of the bihu from Sunday with cultural function.

Markets are teeming with people for shopping. After all its the much-vaunted Rongali Bihu.

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has congratulated the people on the occasion. In a message, he hopes that the Bihu will bring peace and development to Assam at a time it is embroiled in violence.

Demand for smaller states growing

30 Aug 2019 - 6:01pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

KOKRAJHAR: The National Federation of New State (NFNS) has demanded early creation of new smaller states within Indian constitution.  NFNS include  Bodoland, Gorkhaland, Vidharbha, Kuki state, Bundelkhand, Purbanchal and Kari Anglong autonomous state. The national federation has urged the the central government to fulfill commitment put during the 2014 Parliamentary election to take policy decision to resolve the smaller state's issues..

Speaking the reporters on Friday at a press conference held at Constitution Club in New Delhi, Munish Tamang, general secretary, Swapnajit Sanyal, joint secretary and Promod Boro, joint secretary of the NFNS have welcomed the decision of bifurcating Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh by forming two Union Territories, one with assembly and other without assembly, it is of course plummeting the status of the  Janmu & Kashmir state in one hand but on the other hand making more convenience to both the region in terms of administration and rapid development.

"We hope the unabated violence and conflict will be culminated by this process of major constitutional amendment and historic decision of the government of India and there will be sustainable peace and equity in development in the valley",the leaders said. 

The NFNS also urge upon the government to take care of the protection of language, identify, culture, political representation and land of the citizens of the Kashmir valley.

The NFNS remind the all pending demands of new states /smaller states as it was election commitment of BJP party in 2014 to take policy decision to resolve those issues permanently. It is also well known fact that the party isvin favour if creation of small states as per its Bhubaneswar convention of 1996.It cannot have any excuse for not creating other new states that are demanding separation from the existing once.

The NFNS believes that the manner in which the ministry of law and justice has issued the notification invoking powers under Article 370(1)of the constitution, demonstrates that union government has a political will that surmount all obstacles to its aim and vision.

The NFNS strongly calls upon the government to exercise the same political will and urgency in dealing with the other long pending statehood demands.

It is also obvious that the BJP party has sufficient majority in both the houses to create new states/union territories. The previous reason for not creating separate states due to its procedural requirements which is cumbersome is also now not available as has been shown by the BJP. However, the present exercise gives an impression to the common man that only if there is terrorism and violence, there is a compulsion to create new states /union territories and they are so created. This sends a wrong signal and could encourage violence in parts where small states are demanded. It was well accepted fact that the basis for creating new states/union territories had been to help people to live with dignity, to protect their language, identity and culture and also to make their happier life and more fulfilling lives.

Therefore, it is the time that government should initiate the process for creation of such other states that bring out better distribution of resources and opportunities and also properly implementation of the Article 14th of the Indian constitution. It is the time to provide justice after 72 years of Independence to the people of these regions who has been deprived from many constitutional rights, inequitable governance and development.

"We appeal the centre to make policy decision without delay to create those new states and make these regions also felt the essence of sabka saath sabka vikash  and sabka viswash as stated by respected Prime Minister Narendra Modi",the NFNS leaders added.

Kokrajhar protest rally

3 Nov 2014 - 12:02pm | AT News

A massive protest awaits BTAD areas again if the two NGO workers are not free at an earlier date. Various political parties, organizations and individuals have urged the kidnappers to release the duo on humanitarian ground. The Lower Assam NGO Forum took out a huge protest rally in Kokrajhar on Sunday demanding immediate release of the duo belonging to Lutheran World Service India Trust. Suspected NDFB-S militants kidnapped them at gunpoint from Patgaon Kausi Bazar on October 25 demanding unconditional safe release of the two volunteers. Hundreds of people from various NGOs, Civil society and locals participated in the rally carrying banners, placards etc, which started from Raasmela field through Kokrajhar town. Sources here say the outfit has demanded huge ransom for the release. Sources said the kidnappers had called up the family member of Khan and demanded Rs 12 lakhs for his release. The Bodoland Students Union (BSU) expressed serious over kidnappings including a student and extortion demands from common peoples in BTAD region. The union appealed to the entire concern organization responsible for the kidnapped of innocent student and volunteers to release them unconditionally on humanitarian ground to maintain peace and unity in the region.