Narendra Modi’s green signal to Bhutan over the construction of big dams in the Himalayan kingdom generated anger and protest across Assam.
Various political parties, organizations and individual have vehemently criticized the prime minister for his nod in Bhutan to construct the big dam that posing a serious threat to the downstream areas.
A number of organizations operating in lower Assam have called it a devastating step that can wash away a huge portion of Barpeta and Nalbari districts.
CPI-ML strongly slammed the prime minister alleging that Modi has gone back to his pre poll words.
Talking to Assam Times, party leaders said,” during his poll campaign, Modi assured Assam of safety and security but only to be ignored. How he would ensure security if he allows Kurichu dam that conveys an impending danger.”
A 10 year old karate player from Nagaon brings laurels to the district after earning Black belt in a Karate competition organized by International Shorin-Ryu Seibukan Karate Do Association , Assam , in Guwahati recently.
Jyotiraditya Khaund , a fifth standard student of Riveral School , Nagaon is also the youngest Black Belt holder of the district. He won Gold medal in the sixth International Karate competition held in Jaipur city , Rajasthan in 2015. He bagged a Silver medal in the All India Inter-School Karate competition organized by Assam Seinsikai karate Do Association in Guwahati in 2014. Similarly, He secured first positions at the Nagaon district Karate competition and South Assam Zone Karate competitions apart from securing third position in the recently held All Assam Sotkan Do Karate competition.
Jyotiraditya has set his eyes on continuing karate and is hopeful of getting more better. His parents , Sushil Kumar Khaund and Nabanita Khaund , a resident of Panigaon area of Nagaon are pleased with their son’s success. Jyotiraditya is learning Karate from Ramen Pal Das and Dip Gogoi .
Defying a storm of protest, altogether 600 acres of land belonging to India in Assam’s Dhubri and Karimganj district slipped in Bangladesh territory on Tuesday. The enclaves include Lathitilla, Dumabari, and Boroibari. The deal was struck between Minister for External Affairs S M Krishna and his counterpart in Dhaka flanked by Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi when he was accompanying Prime minister Manmohan Singh to Dhaka on Tuesday. With this, Assam’s geographical map has changed.
Talking to media person National Security Adviser Shiv Shankar Menon said the local residents in these enclaves are not opposed to be the citizens of the neighbouring country. AASU along with other political parties are all set to oppose the deal tooth and nail in the form of a string of protest from Wednesday.