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Carnage mastermind held in Chirang

Security forces claimed to have achieved a major success when they nabbed at least 8 dreaded NDFB-S rebel who was the matermind behind the recent Adivasi carnage along with 7 other top others from Chirang district on Tuesday.

According to information, these notorious rebels were held duirng a joint operation along the Indo-Bhutan border in the morning.

They include the self styled second lieutenant Enon Bargoyary and Rinen Basumatary. He happens to be the chief recruiting officer of the rebel outfit.

According to inputs, he was none but Enon who is believed to be the brain behind the killing of Adivasis on in Kokrajhar district. Apart from it, Enon is allegedly involved in recruiting and motivating his fellow militants which include women who were sent to outside.

Others include Lieutenant Colonel Suneet Newton, Public Relation Officer (Defence) said Enon was very close to outfits SS Chairman IK Songbijit, SS Army Chief G Bedai and Dy Army Chief Batha. Another good catch is Self Styled Platoon Commander of Amteka area, Rinen Basumatary, 20th Batch terrorist trained in Bhutan, who surrendered after Operation All Clear in 2003 but rejoined the outfit.

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AASAA leader passes away

14 Jul 2015 - 9:44am | Hantigiri Narzary

All Adivasi Students Association of Assam founder Justin Lakra is dead of prolonged illness.

Lakra,was a prominent students union leader among Adivasi community in Assam and was associated with BPF
party since 2012 and holding organising secretary in the party,was taking treatment in New Delhi and
Guwahati following suffering from illness since few months.
He has breathed his last in the morning in GNRC and left
his wife and family members.
He was 45 and hailed from Padmabil village under
Gossaigaon sub-division of Kokrajhar district.
BTC Chief Hagrama Mohilary,who is also president of
BPF party expresses his condolence for untimely demise
of Lakra.
Lakra was holding organising secretary in BPF party,
Mohilary said with dead of Lakra party and family has
lost a great leader among society.Lakra has been a one
of the prominent leader of Adivasis of Assam,who had
played important role in dousing the fire of communal
frenzy in Bodoland area as a towering BPF leader.
‘His(Lakra) demise has left an irreparable loss to the
society and a vaccum difficult to fill up in the
party’, Mohilary said.
The party president had given all expensive of his
treatment in Delhi and Guwahati and too sent Rs.
345,000 required for his release from the GNRC
hospital and the party prays for heavily abode for the
departed soul, a source from BPF party added.
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Teachers’ hunger strike in Kokrajhar

2 Mar 2017 - 9:01am | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

Hundreds of teachers from various schools join hands with banner, placards in the six-hour hunger strike on Wednesday demanding solution to various grivances of the teachers, which included provincialisation of venture schools, provide facilities to the Sikhak, Karmachari who are provincilised on 01.01.2013 under 7th pay commission, provide GPF instead of NPS etc in the state.

Teachers’ hunger strike was started from 8 am in the morning in front of DC office in Kokrajhar and concluded by 2 pm, which was organized by Sadou Assam Sikhak Karmachari Maha Jouta Sangathan, a united organization of teacher’s of LP school to Colleges. Teachers shouted slogans demanded early solution of teachers’ grievances which have been demanded since few years across the state.

The Sangathan submitted a memorandum to Chief Minister through Deputy Commissioner, Kokrajhar seeking early solution of demand and issues of the teachers. The demands included fill up the vacancies of teachers’ posts in schools as per student’s ratio; allot salaries to the teachers through PB-3 instead of PB-2 to gain welfare of the teaching community in the state.

Rahendra Mushahary, president of Kokrajhar district unit of the Sangathan said that the teachers observed hunger-strike to put pressure government for seeking our demand and issues in the state. He said that teachers were appointed to teach students in the state, but today government has been tactically trying to decline while fulfilling our welfare and services.

He has demanded early solution of demand and grievances. The teachers have also warned to take vigorous movement if their demand and issues are not meeting in earliest manner, an agitated teacher said.

Handique to take oath as cabinet minister

22 May 2009 - 9:01am | editor

After moments of hectic lobbying in Delhi former minister for chemical and fertilizer and Jorhat MP Bijoy Krishna Handique was inducted in the new Manmohan Singh cabinet on Friday. .According to information, Handique the fourth time MP from upper Assam's Jorhat Lok Sabha seat would take oath of office and secrecy from President Patil at a function at the Ashoka Hall. Handique will be among the 20 other minister including the Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh.