Toxic effluent from NTPC plant damages crops in Kokrajhar
Kokrajhar: Poisonous oil and waters released from NTPC project in Salakati, Kokrajhar damages huge areas of crops along the Salakati area in Kokrajhar district. Farmer allege that water and chemical oils are being released from NTPC project via drains into paddy fields. Affected areas include Bamunigaon, Pakriguri, Putiagaon of Kokrajhar district.
Farmers demanded strict measures against incident. Toxic efflluent alsokillingh fishes, animals in the area.
NTPC officials have rushed to the area to take stock of the situation. However, the officials denied the allegation of toxic effluent damaging the crops, fishes and animals.
4 Sep 2014 - 6:04pm | AT News
Efforts are on to fish out the bodies of three members of a family in Tezpur who jumped into the Brahmaputra failing to repay the debt on Tuesday. The bizarre incident that sends shockwaves across the state took place on Tuesday night where four members of the debt tapped family jumped into the mighty river. But the real picture came to light on Wednesday. Only a body has been fished out while the three others were believed to have been washed away. The mother survived. But her husband, son and pregnant daughter-in-law met watery grave. According to the local residents, the family took huge sum money from private money lenders. But they have been receiving threats for failing to repay the amount.
13 Feb 2016 - 9:53pm | Hantigiri Narzary
Security forces from Police and Army nabbed a link man of NDFB-Songbijit faction in a joint operation from Mainaguri under Serfanguri PS in Kokrajhar district on Saturday.
The link man was identified as Ila Narzary of Belgudi village. He was involved with money collection and information gathering to the militant outfit organization.
A country made pistol along with live bullets recovered from him.
5 Sep 2016 - 6:35pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau
Hundreds of BTAD TET teachers stages with banner, placards to put pressure BTAD administration and Education department of Assam for regularization of job, releases of 15 month's' arrear salaries. Teachers warned to go vigorous movement if their demands are not in earliest manner by September 30 next. TET teachers demanded that 15 month's salaries must be released, regularized jobs, stop illegally appointment of teachers in the schools, make proper engagement so that teachers could not be face any hardship. There around 3000 teachers in BTAD region.
‘Teachers have yet to receive 15-month's salaries dud to negligence of BTAD administration and government. TET teachers be regularized and make healthy integrated in education field in the state’, agitated teachers said.
Aminur Hussain, Secretary of BTAD contractual TET Teacher's Association slammed BTAD education department for not releasing of 15 months’ salaries. He has urged government of Assam and BTAD administration to take stern action while releasing salaries as well regularization of jobs in the region.