There occurred a road accident in between Kendukona and Baihata today at about 11.15 pm. A Mini-pickup van( ASO1-EC9015) collided with a standing Ultra Super bus (AS14-C 5399).The pickup van with the driver and his co-assistant were in peak speed and they lost control and rammed into the standing bus. Fortunately the driver didn't received a single scratch. The local public and commuters should be lauded for their efforts for the driver to get out of the damaged Van.No injury or casualities of life was reported.
Normal classes remained heavily disrupted in 42,000 primary schools across the stateon Monday when the teachers stayed away from duties allging utter discrimination of the government. Called by the Assam State Primary Teachers’ Association (ASPTA), sround 116,000 teachers have not been attending the classes from the morning much to the major inconveniace of 40 lakh students.
Talking to Assam Times, the striking teachers said,” we are quite disappointed with the government notification where we wont get the salaries as per the 7th Pay Panel recommnedation which we have been receving frm August last year.”
“The Assam government in September this year issued a notiication where the graduate teachers who were drawing salaries in the pay scale beginning Rs 8,700 would receive scales of non-graduate teachers whose pay scale starts at Rs 6,200. We don’t understand how the finance department can take such a decision,” said an agitating teacher.
Security forces belonging to police and army apprehended a linkman of NDFB (S) from Dhanpur area under Kachugaon PS in Kokrajhar district early this morning. Based on information about moving activity of link man,security forces conducted a search operation in the area and a link man of the NDFB(S) was arrested. He was identified as Khanda Basumatary(Bestw),was involved with numerous extortion, money collection in the area. A country made riffle and live bullet was recovered from him.