Security forces claimed to have killed two United Achik Liberation Army at an encounter in Goalpara district on Thursday. The encounter took place at Kongkhal area in the district bordering Meghalaya in the wee hours.
Acting on a tip off, troops of army's Red Horns Division and police jointly conducted an operation in the tiny village where the encounter took place. The two Meghlaya-based militants died on the spot.
Two 7.65 mm pistols, two hand grenades, a large amount of ammunition and other war-like stores were recovered during the operation.
The All Assam Students Union a still a huge force that can unite the people in the time of identity crisis. This was more or less of what a cross section of the people said in Dudhnoi where the student body is holding its 16th Convention from Monday.
Dipsikha Devi, a college teacher told Assam Times that only the student body has the ability to unite the people at a time when Assam and its people are heading towards a crisis of identity.
“Had there been no Assam Agitation, had there been no AASU, the entire state would have been an another Bangladesh,” said Devi.
“The people of Assam cannot forget the AASU leaders and their contribution. That’s why, people of all walks are pouring in Dudhnoi to attend the convention,” said Devendra Khaklari who hails from Darrang district.
A local AASU leader Dipmoni Deka told Assam Times that they would keep fighting for the people. “It is our duty to mount pressure on Dispur and Delhi to help the state develop on all front. We won’t allow any injustice to our people,” said Deka who is a student of a local college.
20 Nov 2008 - 9:12pm | editor
A day after the alleged stage-managed arrest of ULFA top gun Ram Singh, an ULFA militant was killed in an encounter with police on Thursday in lower Assam's Kamrup district. According to information, the decased has yet to be identified, exchanged fire with the police at Maujuli village. However, none from the security forces were injured in the encounter. A M-20 pistol and an Australian grenade were recovered from the slain ultra. The body has been sent for post-mortem.
11 Aug 2008 - 4:20am | swapan
Delhi based Max Healthcare, a leading super-specialty hospital announced its landmark pubic-private partnership with the Assam Government to conduct Cardiac Surgeries and train the Cardiac surgery team of Gauhati Medical College Hospital during a press conference in Guwahati today.
In the presence of the Health Minister of Assam Himanta Biswa Sarma along with Dr. Parvez Ahmed, Executive Medical Director, Max Healthcare, Indrajit Singh Virdi, Chief of Cardio- Thoracic Vascular Surgery, Max Heart and Vascular Institute, a memorandum of understanding was signed by Max Healthcare and Gauhati Medical College Hospital Society to establish this association.
Speaking on this occasion, Dr. Parvez Ahmed, Executive Medical Director, Max Healthcare said that he welcomne the initiative taken out by the Assam Government towards the unique public-private relationship. He also added that Max will bring its professional expertise in conducting cardiac surgeries at the Medical College Hospital at Guwahati and help facilitate and train the department of CTVS at GMCH.
He further added that, the joint venture will also help the doctors of the GMCH in t6he field of the Cardiac Care as the doctors get an opportunity to travel the max hospital Delhi and Get Trained in Conducting Cardiac Surgeries.
Under the agreement, Max Hospital will conduct coronary bypass surgeries at the GMCH, making it the first Government Hospital in the Entire North east to have the facility. The hospital has set a target of a hundred bypass in the first year of operation. The surgeries would be meant for the patients from the economically weaker sections of the society. The surgeries will be conducted and treatments will be provided to the citizens at nominal tariffs as fixed by the state government.