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Where 100% NRC forms filled up?

At a time when the process to update NRC gets slow response across the state Nalbari district claimed to have achieved a major success.

All genuine citizens are learnt to have submitted the NRC forms before the authorities on Saturday. Notably, except Nalbari all districts have been progressing at a snail’s pace.   

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NDFB(S) cadre killed

14 Feb 2016 - 6:21pm | Hantigiri Narzary

Two hard core cadre of the National Democratic Front of Boroland-Songbijit faction (NDFB-S) were killed in an encounter with security forces on Sunday at North Auzarguri under Serfanguri police station in a joint operation launched by police and army in Kokrajhar district. 

Based on a tip-off about presence of militant outfits, security forces launched a joint operation against militant cadres where heavy exchange of fire was held and two cadres were killed on the spot by around 6 am in the morning. 

They were identified as Jwngswrang Basumatary alias Ladai and Sanjib Basumatary. Jwngswrang was involved with massacre of Adivashi of December 23(2014), besides involved with various anti social activities in the area. Both were Myanmar trained. 

Two 7.65 pistol, 2 Hand grenades, one magazine of AK 47, several round live ammunition were recovered from them. 

Rahul Gandhi in Nagaon

6 Apr 2011 - 2:34am | Pankaj Sharma

Rahul Gandhi in his election rally in Raha LAC under Nagaon District said that when there was AGP Government there was no peace and development but terrorism existed. He further said that when the congress came to power development works started and roads were made. Assam will move further ahead with UPA government and the centre , and congress government in Assam. Rahul Gandhi is campaigning for Congress candidate from Raha LAC Piyush Hazarika.

Assam connection to SC judgment

13 May 2015 - 6:39pm | AT News

A landmark judgment by the Supreme Court putting structure on the photographs of political leaders other than President, CJI and PM in government ads makes Assam proud.

But how the state is connected to this judgment? The Supreme Court judge who delivered the historic verdict was none other than Justice Ranjan Gogoi who hails from Assam.

The bench headed by Justice Gogoi rejected the plea of the central government that judiciary should not tread into the territory of policy decisions.

Justice Gogoi said that the use of photographs of political leaders in advertisements issued by the government and its agencies leads to a personality cult.

He further also asked the central government to constitute a three-member committee to regulate the issue of public advertisement. It did not allow a provision for special audit of award of government advertisement to media houses.

“We have reasons to feel happy as the brain behind the judgment is from Assam,” said Sashthi Das who is a lawyer by profession.

Another lawyer Ankita Tamuli told Assam Times that the judgment will change the mindset of the political clique to get publicity with the public exchequer. Its high time to change the system. 

The court on April 24 had set up the committee and decided to frame guidelines to prevent "misuse" of public funds by the government in giving ads in newspapers and television for political mileage.