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Vehicles seized in Kohima

The Kohima police seized two vehicles at interstate check gate at Khuzama on Wednesday. According to police, during routine frisking and checking of vehicles, they intercepted two bolero’s bearing No. AS-01BB-2587 and MN-01X-1859 on suspicion. In the process of checking, the Engine and Chassis no. of the Bolero B/R MN-01X-1859 were found to be tampered.

The driver of the AS-01BB-2587 Bolero failed to produce valid vehicle documents. Identified as Anil Kumar Gupta  from Bihar and Khrishna Sah  from the same state were taken into police custody. A regular case No. 0042/2015 U/S 379 IPC has been registered against them for conducting further investigation.

 

 

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Tension along the Assam-Nagaland border

16 Aug 2011 - 10:44pm | Ritupallab Saikia

When the entire nation was engulfed in the celebration of Independence Day, the people of Merapani in Assam-Nagaland border in Golaghat district passed the day under uncertainty and insecurity. It all began on Friday, 12th August when Bhuban Ali (35), Rezim Ali (36) and Sukur Ali (10) went to Lakhuti Basti under Bhandari Sub-division in Nagaland to sell cows. But all went wrong when Bhuban Ali went missing on Sunday and later he was found dead under suspicious condition. The local people suspecting murder informed the police and handed over the other two who accompanied the decease to Bhandari Police Station. When the news of Bhuban Ali’s death reached Merapani the people became furious and accused the Nagas of his death. As a retaliation the villagers ransacked the house of one Y. Lotha situated in the disputed area of Foothill in Assam-Nagaland Border. Later they also beat up six Naga youths who were coming from Bangaluru in Merapani Bazar and handed over to Merpani Police. On the other hand a team 25 students who went to Nagaland for Independence Day celebration were also detained by Naga people. The situation went worse when cadres of NSCN(IM) blank fired in Foothill area and also ordered fifteen minorities families of Upper Merapani to leave their house. Some shops and hotels were also vandalized by Naga People in Upper Merapani. Later administrative officials of both Assam and Nagaland hold a meeting in the Merapani CRPF Camp and both the parties has agreed to release the people. Till the filing of this report the situation is under control but tension still prevails.


It is to be noted that the first clash between Nagaland and Assamese villagers residing at the Doyang forest reserve broke out in 1968. Similar incident took place at Rengma forest reserve of Karbi Anglong on January 5, 1979.


The worst clash occurred on June 4, 1985, when over 100 people died in firing between Assam and Nagaland police at Merapani.


Boro Somaj hailedautonomous council creation

8 Jan 2016 - 6:20pm | Hantigiri Narzary

Dularai Boro Somaj and Bodo Writers Academy have welcomed the chief minister’s announcement of creation of autonomous council for the Bodo Kachari people living outside the Bodoland Territorial Area District(BTAD).

Speaking reporters at Kokrajhar Press Club here today Bodo Somaj president Rajen Boro vice president of Bodo Writers Academy and Rajen Basumatary,  said, “We welcome the chief minster’s announcement of council for Bodo kachari people outside BTAD. They said the Bodo Kachari council will is a initiative for development of the Bodo KAchari people living outside the BTAD who are deprived lot from all front.   They urge the state government for necessary official process and formation of interim council before the Assembly election notification.

They also urged upon the government to keep in confidence the national organisations of the Bodos when the state government formulate the rules and moralities of the Boro Kachari Autonomous Council.

Big SC breather for Nabam Tuki

26 Aug 2015 - 9:25pm | AT News

In a huge relief for Nabam Tuki, the Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed the Gauhati High Court’s judgment ordering CBI probe into the allegations against Arunachal Pradesh chief minister.

Taking up the plea, a bench of Supreme Court has stayed the high court’s order for CBI probe into the role of the then PWD minister in 2011.

The huge scam in allocation of contracts took place when Tuki was holding the PWD portfolio forcing the Gauhati High Court on August 21 to order CBI probe.