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Army patrolling violence-hit areas

Central paramilitary forces are fanning in the violence-hit Kokrajhar, Chirang and other adjoining areas to rein in the strings of clashes that claimed at least 60 people during the last 6 days. Of the 65 paramilitary companies ordered, 53 companies have reached Assam so far to bring the situation under control. But the focus is concentrated on relief and rescue a day ahead of the prime minister’s visit.

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Magisterial enquiry ordered

28 Jun 2018 - 12:29am | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

KOKRAJHAR:  The Chirang district magistrate, Ratul Barua has detailed its additional district magistrate and incharge Bijni sub- divisional officer (civil) , Gakul Chandra Brahma for conducting magisterial inquiry into the death of one person namely Nikhil Mandal, son of Lt. Ashwini Mandal of village No.1 Bishnupur under Panbari Police Station in Forest Custody at Panbari Forest Rance office on May 5 this year. He has been asked to conduct the enquiry as per the latest guidelines of NHRC and submit the report within thirty days. In response to this regard, the officer Brahma has appealed to all interested individuals, general public, social organisations, eye witnesses and family members of the death person to co-operate with the inquiry and help in digging out actual facts of the incidence. He further asked such persons or organisations to appear before him for hearing and submit their reports, papers and evidences related to the same incident at his office chamber in Bijni SDO (C) office at the earliest date on any working days stated a press communique.

Hiranya Bora quits Congress

29 Jun 2015 - 12:59pm | AT News

Amid simmering dissidence inside the Assam Congress, senior leader Hiranya Bora quit the party alleging autocratic style of functionings by Anjan Dutta.

Bora, senior leader and former Dhekiajuli MLA sent his resignation letter to party president Sonia Gandhi dropping a number of complaints against the state party president.

Later addressing a press conference at his residence in the morning, a visibly emotional Bora said that he tried to tolerate for the last several decade. Bora, along with five other got notice from the party leadership for anti party activities.


Deal with encephalitis: Gogoi

31 Jul 2014 - 7:35am | AT News

 Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has directed the health department to take all possible measures to check the spread of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome and Japanese Encephalitis.

Gogoi met health minister Dr Nazrul Islam, chief secretary JS Khosla along with health department officials in Dispur on Wednesday and reviewed the situation.

The Chief Minister directed the Health Minister, Chief Secretary and Health department officials to take all necessary measures for speedy control of Encephalitis and provide necessary medical treatment to the people affected with vector-borne disease.

Gogoi also directed the officials to provide medicines and vaccinations against the disease and procure the necessary amount of medicines from outside the state.

Fogging is going on in the vulnerable areas of the 24 of the 27 districts of the state affected by the killer disease.