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Debt trapped family commits suicide

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.
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ULFA(I) questions mega dam, river linking

24 Sep 2017 - 5:44pm | AT New Delhi

The United Liberation Front of Asom (I) has strongly opposed thr move to resume the mega dam works to generate hydro power and the proposed river linking project. 

In a statement released to media on Sunday, ULFA(I) chairman Abhijit Asom said both the  initiatives would invite disaster for Assam. 

He said the river linking is not the solution to help the state get rid of the perennial flood and erosion and instead it would put the state into an era of unending dry spell. 

According to him, same danger lies with the mega dam project. He said the megs dam would invite disaster on the time of earthquake. 

But the ruling clique in Dispur lacks courage to oppose it to their bosses in the distant Delhi. They can't oppose even the conspiracy to pilfer the fabulous water resources ftom the state

The ULFA(I) leader vehemently slammed state water resources minister Keshab Mahanta for supporting the river linking project saying that he lacks knowledge in the subject.

Make Dewali pollution free occasion

18 Oct 2017 - 12:55pm | Nikhil Mundra

At a time when the country is preparing to celebrate Diwali by bursting crackers in a big way a non governmental organization has urged the people to avoid the traditional practice saying that it would be an agent of environmental disaster. 

Talking to Assam Times, the NGO popularly named as Small Steps founder

Dr. Prodip Kumar Sahoo urged his colleagues and  students of Lanka Junior college to avoid bursting if so much crackers saying that the toxic subtances released thereof  would affects the environment. 

Dr.Sahoo Said, "We request the public not to pollute the environment with noise and smoke and celebrate Deepawali, with decorative lights, taking blessings of elder one's. Many birds and animals are scared with the sounds caused by crackers and many living being die's due to smoke released by burning fire crackers" 

Principal N Debnath and faculty members of the college, wrote on placards to spread the message of pollution free Deepawali and left their signature on the board. 


Students took oath to protect nature from pollution created  by fire crackers, this diwali and they also committed to spread the knowledge in the society as far as possible.

Road communication disrupted due to bandh

13 Jun 2017 - 8:09pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

Road communication was disrupted since Monday along the 31(C) National Highway at Karigaon in Kokrajhar district due to 36-hour Assam bandh called by Pradip Ray faction of AKRSU demanding creation of a Kamatapur state and ST status to the Koch Rajbongshis.
The Assam bandh passed off peacefully this evening by 5 pm affecting normal life in various districts of lower Assam region.
Several long distance transports, trucks have to stranded on the national highways since yesterday due to bandh. Passenger and truck drivers expresses their resented of face food crisis on the strike following long hours stranding at several places. 
Pradip Ray, president of the students union called the bandh seeking early solution of Kamatapur and ST status in Assam through political dialogue.