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Noonmati killer arrested

 The Noonmati police have arrested a person on Thursday a day after he allegedly raped and killed a college girl in the area sending shock and anger across the state.

Addressing a press conference in Guwahati, police commissioner Amitav Sinha said identified as Akbar Ali he was arrested with 24 hours of the incident where he allegedly raped and strangulated to death the college girl after she want out of her home.

Post mortem report is awaited. But a section of the police officials is trying to call it a simple murder case by a drug addicted youth. Her body was found beside a drain on Wednesday.

 

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Paralyzing bandh in upper Assam

16 Aug 2014 - 10:55am | AT News

Normal life in the upper Assam districts comes to a grinding halt on Saturday following the All Adivasi Students' Association (AASA)-sponsored state-wide bandh in protest against the border violence in Goalghat district where Naga miscreants killed at least 11 local residents in Uriam Ghat this week.

Vehicles are off from the roads in Sivasagar, Golaghat, Jorhat, Dibrugarh and Tinsukia. Shops and markets, schools and colleges, banks and offices remained closed due to the 12 hour bandh call by AASA on Saturday.

Life in the violence-hit Uriamghat areas continues to remain crippled fearing more backlash by the Naga people. Security forces are fanning in the entire area. But more and more panic stricken people are leaving homes.

Several political leaders visited the relief camps to expressed grave concern over the incident where at least 11 people were killed.      

 

Probe into Churachandpur violence

6 Sep 2015 - 8:42am | AT News

Caught in a barrage of criticism and controversy, Manipur Okram Ibobi Singh has ordered a magisterial inquiry into Churachandpur violence where 8 people lost their lives last week hours after the assembly cleared three controversial bills.

The chief minister confirmed the probe when he was holding a cabinet meeting in Imphal on Saturday night.  The cabinet further took stock of the law and order situation in the vulnerable areas.

The great somersault!

4 May 2015 - 10:44pm | Bg Gogoi

Once again BJP’s somersault is on the display over the Indo-Bangladesh land swap deal. The party’s central leadership, virtually, accepted the deal hardly a week after the cabinet exempted Assam from its purview.

The party gave the green signal to the deal with Bangladesh citing stiff opposition from Congress when the central leadership hunkered down at Amit Shah’s residence in New Delhi on Monday evening. 

Talking to reporters after the meeting, state unit president Siddarth Bhattacharya admitted that the bill is unlikely to be stopped if Congress refuses to bend. 

“We don’t want this bill to be finalized for the greater interest of Assam. We don’t want Assam to surrender even an inch of land before Bangladesh. But we have seen that the Congress did it several years back and that’s why, if Congress does not support us the bill will hardly change,” said Bhattacharya. 

MPs Ramen Deka, Kamakhya Prasad Tasa were among the leaders who attended the crucial 2 hour long meeting in the evening. 

Notably, on May 1 the Union cabinet which took place under prime minister Narendra Modi dropped Assam from the controversial land swap deal to be opposed by Congress.

Then political observers called it yet another step to escape the heat of the land deal swap which the party accepted initially.   

In his recent letter Chief minister Tarun Gogoi urged prime minister Narendra Modi to give a second thought alleging that it would do more harm than good. He said that the governnment would find it difficult to complete the border fencing if the deal is not allowed to implement.