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Advani blames influx for clash

BJP veteran L K Advani on Monday blamed border influx for the on going ethnic clash in BTASD areas. Advani, who is here on a two-day visit, said that its not a group clash. According to him, the problem arose due to large scale infiltration of illegal immigrants. He called distressing that in 2012 these kinds of things are happening. He said that if the situation was not taken care of in time it could deteriorate. His visit follows a fact-finding tour by a BJP team led by party's national general secretary Vijay Goel.

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No cultivable plot for industry: Govt

2 Aug 2014 - 10:35pm | AT News

The Assam government on Saturday made it plain and simple that under no circumstances it will acquire agricultural land for industrial purpose.

But in the same breath, it clarified plans to reclassify the unused land, where farming never took place.

The government cleared its position after it talked to the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti leadership in Dispur.

Talking to Assam Times, the government officials denied any intention to give agricultural land to industrialists.

They said that the intention was only to correct this and wants to reclassify those lands as "non-agricultural" so that "some developmental works" can be carried out in future.

Youth Shot Dead at Dhupdhara

25 May 2012 - 12:11am | editor

A 27 years old youth was found dead at Landakhunda village, bordering Assam-Meghalaya, under Dhupdhara police station in Goalpara district early in the morning today. The youth was shot dead by unidentified gunmen as two marks of bullet holes on his chest. The body was found lying on a village road with both of his hands were tightened with his own shirt. Later, the
deceased youth was identified as Dipankar Rabha of the same village. Family sources said that on Tuesday afternoon, Dipankar went to Rangjuli but when he returned to the village in the evening he did not arrived at the house where he was living with his wife. Later, in the night, villagers heard of bullet shots somewhere in the village. It may be noted here that the
incident took place in the same village where three kilos of powerful IED was recovered and arrested two ULFA linkmen in a joint search operation launched by Guwahati and Goalpara police on Sunday. Meanwhile, some of the villagers suspect ULFA behind the killing as the youth might have worked as an informer of security forces. It may also be noted here that a hard-core
member of the Ulfa's anti-talk faction was killed during a gun battle with the army and the police in the same area on April 8 last.

Bodo Romantic film to hit screen

11 May 2017 - 7:49pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

A new video film will hit the screen to entertain the Boro people in Assam. Courtesy RB Film Production. Social activist Rajyarshi Basumatary switched-on the camera to inaugurate the Mohurot for the ‘Pwrmaiso Haywi Gwsw' at Paglababa Shiva Temple in Kojrajhar on Thursday.

The romantic Boro film will highlight social arena of young-peoples with Ganesh Boro in direction of the story scripted by Rabindra Swargiyary.

The shooting would take place in different locations including Shimla, Gangtok, Shillong besides local beautiful scenes in BTC as well Assam. Singers Sulekha Basumatary, Bittu Narzary, Biraj Brahma are expected to help the film get huge response.

Talking to Assam Times, Riya Brahma, producer of the RB film production said that there is no dearth of beautiful location in the entire country.

Director Ganesh Boro said,”It is the first video film presented by RB film production in Kokrajhar. The Bodo film is facing several hardships in their leading due to scarcity of cinema hall/video halls in the region. The producers are producing cinemas on their huge expensive without any returned of their costs.”