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NCP axes Semdok as convener

The Nationalist Congress Party has removed TL Semdok from the post of Convener President of Nagaland and also withdrawn all official assignments given earlier to TS Semdok.

The NCP said the step to remove TL Semdok was necessitated as Er Semdok has instructed the counsel to withdraw the SLP No. 3335/2015 pending in the Supreme Court without consulting the National President or the party officials at the headquarters in New Delhi. The NCP said Semdok is being replaced by the newly appointed convener of Nagaland State NCP, Miathou Krose as the Petitioner in the above said case.

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Who cares for Assam’s development?

20 May 2010 - 1:36am | Daya Nath Singh


With recent reports on developmental activities in Assam, it seems that nobody desires the betterment and development of the state. The state administration, student organization, political leaders, bureaucrats, officials and various growing mushroom-like organizations, all are running after money and ‘easy money’. Assam’s industry minister, Pradyut Bardoloi recently came out openly on certain student leaders, who demand money from the industrialists, who come here to invest their money for the development of the state. He cited an example of such demand from a cement factory at Dimoria, to be started by the Star Cement. an organization of repute. The government has already given ‘green signal’ to the company. The factory when completed would give direct employment to about 10.000 local youths in addition to providing indirect employment to thousands other. The minister alleged that some student organizations from time to time start agitation against all those who come to the state for investing their money and ultimately have to change their mind. In case these investing industries fail to oblige them, these organizations start agitation against them resulting in failures of entire scheme and the government’s effort to develop the state goes in vain.. The minister alleged that a handful of leaders mislead the innocent people of the respective areas, where the factory is to be setup and start demonstration on some ‘baseless’ issues. Their protests and demonstrations are generally based on the ground of environmental disasters for which they fail to give any specific answer.


It is not that these student organizations demand money from the industries alone, they also ‘shake hand’ with political leaders through whom they get their demands fulfilled. The politicians, on their part are not ‘so clean’. Sometimes they patronize such elements too. It is alleged that without getting some favor, they do not spare a single penny. They utilize the services of such elements and keep themselves busy in acquiring more wealth and property. Fortune smiles on them. The funds meant for the developmental activities are misused and do not reach to the beneficiaries for whom those are meant. The recent case of North Cachar Hills Autonomous District Council scam of crores of rupees is an example. The minister’s accusation of others does not carry much weight, as even CBI probe ordered in the case nothing has been done so far.


During recent years it has been observed that a number of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) have taken birth in Assam. Some of them are really doing good job in the service of human society, but a few seem to have a piece of ‘monetary cake’ as beneficiaries without rendering any service. Since the corruption in various departments of the state is the priority, everybody seems to be interested in making money anyway. Who cares for the development of the state? Since the corrupt practices are now coming from the top-level, nobody has a face to find out the evils done by of the others. One of the richest state of the country Assam has become backward due to lack of interest by its people alone.


AJYCP thrashes RSS

31 Dec 2016 - 10:04am | AT News

RSS seems to have invited more and more wrath for its highly questionable presence at the Kareng Ghar premises. The Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuva Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) has raised doubts over the intention of the organization where activists recently thronged the historic premises raising Bharat Mata Ki Joi slogan.

In a statement issued to media in Guwahati on Friday, AJYCP president Biraj Kumar Talukdar slammed RSS alleging that the hue and cry at the Kareng Ghar premises has generated no less undercurrent of hatred and disturbance among the people in the area.

Taking a dig at RSS for the Bharat Mata Ki Joi sloganeering Talukdar said, “Since the people of Assam are firstly proud of their identity as Assamese and Bharat Mata Ki Joy is quite irreverent in this context.”

The AJYCP president alleged that the organization was trying to mix history with religious sentiment and that it could foment any trouble anywhere and at anytime.

Talukdar warned RSS to refrain from these activities in future and questioned its silence in the time of flood.

“Adequate rainfalls keep Assam clean on every passing day and hence any cleanliness drive does not make any sense. A questionable cleanliness drive by a bunch of people from RSS seems to have misled the youths of Assam and hence the entire campaign was not more than a circus,” said Talukdar.

“After decades of conspicuous silence and ignorance, why RSS should take care of the monument after so many decades and who allowed them?,” he wondered.

Illiterate boy rescued barn owl with police help at Kalaigaon

3 Feb 2012 - 3:46pm | Jayanta Kumar Das

Although there have been so many allegations against Assam police and so much hue and cry by various organisations and forest department in Assam in the matter of conservation of flora and fauna,the recent coordination between a 10 years old illiterate boy and Kalaigaon police in rescuing a rare species of barn owl at Kalaigaon has been appreciated by nature loving people of Kalaigaon. According to information,a small illiterate boy Ranjit Das (10) son of Niranjan Das of Singrimari of Kalaigaon town found a full grown barn owl near Kalaigaon HSS play ground at around 9 AM on February 2 when the helpless bird was being chased away by a flock of crows.The crows were about to kill the day blind bird,when Ranjit noticed the matter. He immediately with Kusha Narman, a class VIII student of Kalaigaon HSS informed Kalaigaon police station .Accordingly Himangshu Jyoti Gohain,SI,Kalaigaon police station with constable Milan Sarma and Chandan Debnath rescued the barn owl and handed over it to forest officials of Kalaigaon.The bird was later released at its own nest in the evening at 7 PM. The Monitoring Committee of Bornadi Wildlife Sanctuary has expressed satisfaction at the timely action of the minor boys and Kalaigaon police in rescuing the rare species of the barn owl.