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Statewide bandh total

The AGP-sponsored statewide bandh is total disrupting normal life on Thursday.

AGP leaders and activists along with some other bandh supporters came out to the streets in many places.

A section of the bandh supporters burnt tyres on the streets to block the vehicles.

Shouting slogans, the protesters asked chief minister Tarun Gogoi to step down immediately owning moral responsibility for the border flare up. 

Our correspondents from Sivasagar, Jorhat, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, BTAD, Darrang, Nagaon, Barpeta, Dhubri have reported total bandh on Wednesday.

Backed by 13 organizations, the AGP sponsored bandh will end at 5 in the evening.

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DHAC session held

12 Jul 2013 - 10:20pm | Anup Biswas

The third session of the Dima Hasao Autonomous Council was held under the Chairmanship of Ngamrothang Hmar, Chairman DHAC at the Council’s session hall on Friday. The session was attended by all the Members of Autonomous Council including Sri Debojeet Thaosen, CEM, DHAC.

During the business hour it was supposed to hold discussion on the questions raised by the two members Sri Athong Lienthang and Mihir Gorlosa, though the question were significant and requires full participation of all the members of the house but since the approval of the executive committee was yet to get, the session was adjourned till the approval of the executive committee. The session was addressed by Sri Parkanta Warisa, Sri Nirmal Langthasa, and  CEM Debojeet Thaosen also.

It is learnt that the CEM Sri Thaosen has submitted the list executive members to the governor of Assam on June 19 last which remained pending till the date.

After the deliberation of MAC Athong Lienthang, MAC Kulendra Daolagupu put forward the suggestion of holding of discussion on the questions raised by Lienthang and Gorlosa after the approval as the discussion would require participation of all the members.

MAC Mihir Gorlosa who attended the session 10 minutes late as he had attended the first review meeting on Memorandum of Settlement (MoS) in Delhi on July10. Gorlosa expressed disappointment as the session was adjourned without holding any discussion on issue which he has raised. Talking to this correspondent he said discussion on the points raised should be discussed in the session to uphold the Council. He disclosed that the members of opposition should also get justice otherwise spirit of democracy would be diluted.

Health camp at Jharbari

21 Nov 2016 - 10:53pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

A free health camp was organized at Jharbari in Kokrajhar district to facilitate remote  needy peoples in the region on Monday

It was organized by Red Horns Division of Indian army. Over 500 persons from greater Jharbari area throng the camp to take medical services and medicines are also distributed in free on the day.

Local people and district administration appreciated the initiative taking from army in the region.

Dreaded Garo rebel surrenders

13 May 2017 - 3:55pm | AT News

A hardcore GNLA rebel laid down his arms before BSF in Meghalaya on Friday giving the security forces a sigh of relief. According to BSF, identified as Marus Ch Sangma, who was trained up outside surrendered before thr authorities in presence of Sankatha Prasad, the Commandant 20 Bn BSF at Tura in the evening.

The 26 year old local resident of Telekhali in Gasuapara, near Baghmara which falls under South Garo Hills district confessed to have joined ANVC-B in 2012 before undergoing  three months arms training in Bangladesh.

During this period, he learnt handling of various weapons like Carbine, AK Series and Pistol and explosives. When ANVC-B surrendered en masse three years back. He joined GNLA and closely worked with Bade Ch Marak and Kartush.

 He confessed yo have received arms consignment, accessories and camouflaged dress from Bangladeshi national Dipon R Marak and Philip and delivered the consignments to GNLA cadres in forested areas of villages Telikhali and Jankhol in South Garo Hill district.