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Concern over plight of engineering college

ABSU and AASU have expressed grave concern over the state of affairs that cripple the Bineswar Brahma Engineering College in Kokrajhar. The students have been resorting to repeated agitations for the last couple of months. But of n avail. The worst has yet to come if the authority fails to respond.

AASU and ABSU have urged the college authority to take immediate measures to look in the demands.

The students unions demanded early measures to ensure appointment of permanent principal, faculty, full fledged govt college, sufficient facilities of power supply, laboratory system in the college.

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Two kidnapped officials including CCI official found dead in Assam

16 Jul 2007 - 6:51am | luitneildon

GUWAHATI: The two top officials who were kidnapped on Sunday were found dead today, official sources said. Kailash Jha, abducted manager of Cement Corporation of India (CCI), was killed and his body recovered from deep inside a forest in Karbi Anglong today, officials said. The body of Public Works Department (PWD) junior engineer Ajay Kumar Deka kidnapped on Saturday night, was recovered from Assam’s main city Guwahati this morning. Deka was kidnapped from Borbari under Dispur police station. According to Deka’s wife, Deka left for Chandmari on Saturday with his car (AS-O1-Z-8989), but did not return. His car was found abandoned at Six Mile in the city.

Meanwhile, body of Jha, the mines manager of CCI was found lying inside a densely forested area near Bhalujan in Karbi Anglong. Jha and 10 more people, including security officer Madan Kumar Bora, were kidnapped by heavily armed militants of the outlawed Karbi Longri North Cachar Liberation Front (KLNLF) late Sunday from nearby Bokajan, about 280 km east of Guwahati.

“A police team early Monday found Jha’s body lying inside a densely forested area near Bhalujan in Karbi Anglong,” senior police official B Purkayastha said. “We suspect Jha died of a heart attack unable to withstand the pressure of being made to walk for a long stretch through jungles by his abductors. There was no visible injury mark and now we have sent the body for an autopsy,” Purkayastha was qouted by media from Bokajan.

Barring two people, the rebels released eight of the hostages early Monday, including Bora.“A driver and a handyman working with a contractor for the CCI are still missing and we believe they are in the custody of the militants,’ the official said.Police and paramilitary forces were combing the forest in an effort to rescue the two hostages. The tribal militants hoodwinked CCI’s security by masquerading as paramilitary troopers with the rebel group wearing uniforms of the Border Security Force.‘The abductors literally overpowered the CCI team coming from a work site with the security guards mistaking them as paramilitary troopers,’ another police official said.

The death of the CCI official comes four days after abducted Food Corporation of India executive director P.C. Ram was killed in crossfire. Militants of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) kidnapped Ram April 17 from Guwahati.
The KNLF and the ULFA are believed to have close ties and operate in tandem in parts of eastern Assam.

Acid attack on Guwahati lawyer

21 Mar 2016 - 10:37am | Shajid Khan

In a shocking incident, an advocate of Guwahati High Court has faced acid attack on Saturday evening. The advocate was attacked while she was getting down from a bus in Bharalumukh bus station in Bharaumukh area of Guwahati by unknown miscreants. The attackers threw acid on her face and the victim has got injury in her eyes. She has been shifted to Shankardeva Netralaya in Guwahati.

”I do not know who is behind the crime. The attackers threw acid while I was getting down from a bus and ran away quickly on a motor cycle.”said the victim. Meanwhile a case has been registered in Bharalumukh Police Station in connection with the crime. Police has arrested one person in connection with the attack who happens to be a fellow advocate in Guwahati High Court

CBI files chargesheet against Ripun Bora, 2 others

1 Aug 2008 - 3:30am | editor
The Central Bureau of Investigation on Thursday filed a charge sheet against sacked Assam Education Minister Ripun Bora, arrested along with two others for allegedly offering a bribe of Rs 17 lakh to an agency official to "negotiate" the outcome of a murder case.

According to information, the charge sheet was filed against Bora, journalist Mukul Pathak and businessman Ramesh Maheswari before the special judge under section 120-B (criminal conspiracy) and section 12 of Prevention of Corruption Act.

The sacked minister was arrested when he was allegedly trying to bribe a CBI official, probing the murder of student leader and his political rival Daniel Toppo.
He was arrested on June three from Sundar Nagar on Mathura Road in south Delhi when he was allegedly offering the bribe to the official. Pathak, a journalist with a Guwahati- based Assamese daily, and Maheswari, both of whom were accompanying Bora, were also arrested by the CBI.