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Rain water havoc in Guwahati

 Rain waters are back in Guwahati to wreak havoc in the premier north eastern city on following heavy downpour on Saturday.

 Many parts of the city have come under the massive waterlogging in the wee hours when incessant rains lashed the city for two hours in the midnight.

 Anil Nagar,  Navin Nagar, lachit Nagar, Six Mile areas are worst affected where sirface communications have come to a grinding halt.

 The rain waters are refusing to flow into the Brahmaputra through the river Bharalu. Local residents in these affected areas are blaming it all on the GMDA for poor drainage system which is why, the problem persists.

 

 

 

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Trader shot dead in Guwahati

22 Feb 2018 - 12:59am | AT News

GUWAHATI: Yet another shoot out leaves the city of Guwahati an unsafe zone for the denizens to live these days. Miscreants shot dead a businessman in the heart of the premier north eastern city triggering shock and anger among the trading fraternity on Wednesday.
The incident took place at 9 in the evening at Kailashnagar in Hatigaon. As Hemant Chaurasia, the pulse trader was on his way back to home, four miscreants' riding on two bikes halted him and pump several rounds of bullets with a 9mm pistol. Then they vanished amid deepening darkness.
Hemant died minutes after the attack forcing police to fan in and around the area in search of the miscreants'.
City traders have condemned the incident and alleged utter failure of security forces to ensure safety and security.
Guwahati police commissioner, Hiren Nath who reached the spot told reporters that operation is on to nab the miscreants and that the miscreants took the advantage of the darkness on the street.

Far from conflicting problems in NE

28 Dec 2014 - 5:59pm | AT News

Simmering conflict in the north eastern region is getting a prominent issue of discussion in the Guwahati Lit Fest on Sunday. Veteran journalists are talking of the north east beyond conflict at the.

Moderated by Sanjoy Hazarika, Kaushik Deka, Mrinal Talukdar, Rahul Bhattacharya, Aruni Kashyap and Uddipana Goswami are participating in the discussion.  

Mrinal Talukdar said the conflict is the way of life for the north east. But in the same breath, he said that it is often manufactured by the political leaders to extract mileage and by the media. He further sad that the people, mostly, are unaware of the entire region.

Author Uddipana Goswami said that many conflicts confronting the north eastern region find place in literature. She maintained that apart from the armed conflict the region has political and cultural conflict to be dealt with in the literature. She further recited her poem that deals with simmering conflict.

 

One killed in wild elephant attack

8 Jun 2015 - 8:55am | AT News

Despite a number of initiaitive, man elephant conflict refuses to die down. Wild elephants unleashed a reign of terror in Sonitpur district where one person was killed on Sunday.

The tragic incident took place at Chariduwar area where a hard of wild elephants trampled to death a local resident of Sonaimiri area in the evening.

Identified as Pente Limbo died on the spot. After hours of destroying crops and vegetables the elephants left for the dense jungles along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border.