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Student dead in road mishap

Yet another tragic accident leaves Raha in utter shock where a school goer was crushed to death by a moving vehicle on Tuesday. The incident took place at 9-30 in the morning at Dighaliati near when a Maruti Alto car bearing No AS-04-C 5077 hit the student from behind on the NH 37.

Identified as Bitupan Bordoloi, he was riding on his bicycle to the school when the vehicle hit him from behind. The deceased was a H.S 1st year student of Raha Higher Secendary School.


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Ravaging fire in Goalpara

13 Sep 2015 - 7:00am | AT News

Properties worth one crore were reduced to ashes when at least ten shops caught fire in Goalpara district on Saturday.

The incident took place at Balapara area where the fire originated at a shop and then started spreading to the adjacent shops. Fire tenders were deployed to deal with the huge inferno. But by then the fire engulfed as many as ten nearby shops.

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11 Jan 2015 - 9:12am | AT Political Bureau

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Calling it a fence mending rally, party insiders told Assam Times that the event has achieved success at least to pull all the Congress leaders.

According to a section of the senior party leaders, the credit goes to Anjan Dutta who ensured the huge gathering at the Veterinary Playground in Khanapara to expose BJP’s U turns on a number of issues.

Significantly, Dutta brought Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma to share dais with Tarun Gogoi who has been dead opposed to the chief minister for the last two years. That too a day after the former health minister met Gogoi at his Koinadhara residence.

Dr Sarma along with his loyalists legislators arrived in the rally site well ahead of time and fully cooperated with Dutta in his maiden rally after assuming office as the state Congress president.      

A senior party leader told Assam Times that Dr Sarma and his loyalists have agreed to stop dissidence to ensure the party’s victory in the 2016 assembly polls.

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21 Feb 2009 - 5:15pm | editor
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