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SSB camp hit by heavy rain

Heavy rain followed by heavy thundering damaged the various vital electric installations and communication set ups at Border Outpost Dadgiri of 16th Battalion (Bn) SSB Ranighuli along the Indo-Bhutan border in Chirang district on Monday. The havoc took place on the late night of Sunday , and affected the communication set up of BoP Dadgiri along with CCTV camera installed at entry-exit gates, various numbers of CFL bulbs, fans and other equipments, included adopter of WLL phone, SMPS , one of 25 Watt VHF (Antenna) High gain. However, no loss or injury of the person has been taken place.

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Farming fraternity behind Akhil Gogoi

20 Nov 2017 - 8:56am | AT News

NEW DELHI: A countrywide massive protest begins against the arrest of Akhil Gogoi when farmers and social activists are thronging in thousands in Delhi to demand immediate release of the peasant leader from Assam who has been languishing in jail under the National Security Act.

As many as 156 farmers' organizations from across the country are holding a huge protest meeting at the Ramleela Ground in the capital city to go all out against the BJP-led government which jailed the RTI activist under NSA only a day after he publicly appealed to the people to remain prepared to take up arms if need be.

"We are here to mount pressure on the intolerant government who jailed our adviser only for criticising the government. We are not alone. The entire farming fraternity is with us," said Bipin Das, who has come from Lakhimpur along with around 200 others.

Surjet Singh from Amitshar said,"the BJP led government is scared of Akhil Gogoi, who keeps exposing the BJP ministers and leaders. Had he not been kept in jail he could have made many more expose. We are with him."

"Nobody can gag our voice of protest. We are a huge force to be reckoned with. This government must read the writings on thr wall," said Drepa Srinivasan, a farming community leader who has come to join the rally from Andhra Pradesh.

Dozens of noted social activists and political party leaders are joining the rally to mark the start of the agitation demanding immediate and unconditional release of Akhil Gogoi.

181 helpline for women

26 Aug 2013 - 8:35pm | AT News
Dispur is prepared to operationalise 181 helpline exclusively for women in distress.
Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi writes to Chief Secretary PP Verma asking him to instruct the state Home and Political Department to work out an action plan to operationalise the 181 helpline facility for women as it was in other states like Delhi.

Gogoi directed that the helpline be operationalised in consultation with the Assam Police, Health and Family Welfare, Assam State Disaster Management Authority and other line departments. Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology Kapil Sibal had written to the Chief Minister to start a helpline service for women in distress in the stat

Janmastami celebrated in Kuwait

14 Sep 2009 - 12:05am | Parimita Barooah

The Assamese community in Kuwait celebrated Janmastami on September 11, at Chinmoy Dutta's house. The celebration was started with "Naam Prasang" which was performed by the Assamese ladies led by Bharati Sharma. It was followed by distribution of mah-prasad, payas, tea and snacks and dinner which consisted of paratha-sabzi. Everyone contributed in one way or the other.It was indeed very satisfying to be able to keep up and follow our tradition and culture in a distant land.