As many as six people have been left injured in upper Assam's Dibrugrah town when the suspected ULFA militants exploded a powerful hand grenade on Saturday evening. According to information, the blast took place at the Cole Road of the town at around 7-45 in the evening. All these injured people have been shifted to the Assam Medical College Hospital. The Hospital has already two people who received injury at the Tinsukia blast that rocked on the afternoon. Police and civil officials are there on the spot and have started operation to nab the culprits involved in it.
It may be noted that 20 people were injured in two other blast in the state earlier on Saturday. Four of them in the city's Fancy Bazar area while the another exploded in Tinsukia township leaving 16 people injured. After that, the police there recovered a powerful crude bomb in the same upper Assam township. Another crude bomb was recovered in the afternoon in Dhuliabazar in lower Assam's Darrang district.
Assam Association, Delhi is going to celebrate the ‘Magh Bihu’ - post-harvest festival on January 15 at the Central Civil Secretariat Sports Ground (Opposite Nehru Park), Vinay Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi. The day is also being celebrated as the Annual Sports day, apart from showcasing cultural richness of Assam. The Celebrations will begin at 10.00am with the lighting of the ‘meji’-the traditional bonfire. The day long program will conclude at 5.00pm.
All the members and office bearers of the Association have the pleasure of inviting you to be with us on the festive occasion.
Dr. Sashanka Sekhar Dutta General Secretary Mobile: 9818241962
ONGC Assam Asset provide Rupees 32 lakh 52 thousand to Nazira Municipal Board for beautification of Nazira Gandhi Maidan Park. ONGC Assam Asset Executive Director Bimal Kumar Baruah and local MLA of Nazira jointly laid down the foundation stone of the beautification programme on last August 6. Ex.minister Dr. Hemoprova Saikia, S.D.O.(C) of Nazira Purabi Kunwar were also present in the programme alongwith other dignatories.
Several tribal organisations of the state including All Assam Tribal Sangha (AATS), All Bodo Students Union (ABSU), NDFB-P, JACAS, PJACBM have opposed the granting of ST status to the six communities.
The former president of the Tribal Sangha, Ranjit Kumar Borgoyary criticised the central government for granting ST status to the six communities. He alleged that granting of ST status to the six communities is a political game of the BJP party.He warned to go for strong protest against the government's decision in coming days.
Promod Boro of ABSU said, 'Strong agitation will be carried out against govt for the issue'. He said that existing ST communities will step stern movement programmes against cabinet's decision.
NDFB-P general secretary, Gavinda Basumatary said that they would not accept center's decision.
JACAS chairman Kharsing Ingti also opined the same. He urged the govt to rethink about the status.