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Adivasi huts burnt down in Sonitpur

Sporadic violence refuses to die down in Sonitpur district even after the authorities have clamped curfew in some areas. Suspected NDFB-S militants unleashed yet another orgy of violence in the trouble torn district when they burnt houses of Adivasi people on Friday.

The incident took place in Balidanga where the local residents told Assam Times that militants sneaked into the hamlet in the wee hours and burnt several hunts belonging to the Adivasi people.

“We cried for help when the militants burnt our huts. We were forced to flee from our houses in the wee hours. But we have not seen any policeman around us,” alleged a local resident before Assam Times.  These have forced thousands of villagers to rush to the relief camps set up by the district administration.

 

 

 

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NDFB-S cadre arrested

21 Jan 2016 - 8:03am | Hantigiri Narzary

Chirang police under overall guided by BTAD (IGP) LR Bishnoi and Chirang SP able to arrest a cadre of NDFB-S from Do lagoon area under Dealing a on PS on Wednesday morning in Chirang district. 

The arrested cadre was identified as Leith Narzary@Lafa, was a senior section commander of Kokrajhar platoon and member of 33rd batch. He joined the outfit organization in 2007. 

He was a wanted cadre of NIA, wax involved with Adivasi carnage at Ultapani of December, 2014. 

A pistol, magazine and 148 ammunition of AK 56 were recovered from his possession. 

Mixed response to Modi

8 Feb 2014 - 10:15pm | AT News

Narendra Modi’s speech in the Khanapara rally seems to have drawn mixed response form the political parties.

Senior BJP leaders have called it an illuminating. But Congress, Left and AGP leaders have found nothing notable in the 50 minute long speech by the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate.

Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi told reporters in Sivasagar that this speech might pull hug crowd. But it was not the key to woo the voters.

AGP leaders told Assam Times that the Gujarat Chief Minister hardly touch a few burning issues confronting the state for decades.

The Left camp equally is not comfortable with the speech. Talking to Assam Times, a Left leader said that Congress and BJP are two side of a coin in terms of poll promise and governance.

Disaster management plan meeting held at Tirap

10 Jul 2013 - 7:50pm | Ripunjoy Das

A disaster management plan meeting was held in the Tirap DC’s  conference hall at Khonsa on July 10 in which Tirap SP Vikramjit Singh, ADC H. Matcha and HoDs attended. While welcoming the participants, Tirap Deputy Commissioner Kamlesh Kumar Joshi said that there were some places in Arunachal Pradesh which had been identified as disaster-prone areas. He told the gathering that in Tirap landslides in summer and fire accidents in winter were the most frequent disasters adding that evolving a contingency plan was of paramount importance to effectively tackle such eventualities. The DC asked all the HoDs to play a pro-active role to ensure that the district was prepared to face any disaster effectively.  The DDMO,  P. Duggong,  while presenting the various steps taken under district disaster management plan, read out the disaster history of Tirap district. He said that in Tirap district fire accident and landslides were the most common adding that necessary steps had been initiated to deal with such disasters. Awareness campaigns had been held from time, he added.

The Commander, BRO said that  illegal collection of boulders by some private individuals for commercial purposes  was the main cause of landslide on the Khonsa-Lazu road near Pongkong and requested the district administration to initiate legal action against the defaulters. He also highlighted the need for improvement of communication  to convey urgent messages from the place of disaster to the people concerned. The Tirap SP, EE, PWD, ADC and DMO actively participated in the deliberation.  The EE, PWD Er. Borang lamented that some private individuals were constructing private roads, culverts, parking places etc haphazardly in the Township thereby hampering the work of the department and urged the administration to take stringent action against the erring individuals.