Who is behind the gory bloodbath in Balajan where 14 people died and several others sustained injury? Initially, the needle of suspicion pointed towards NDFB-S who out rightly rejected the claim. The inputs are now contradictory making the scene more confusing.
Some circles tried to call it the handiwork of the fundamentalist forces. Some of them talked of a suicide squad attack. But dearth of concrete evidence makes it difficult to confirm it. Then who is behind the deadly attack?
Police claimed to have killed one of the attackers minutes after the incident at a stone’s throw distance from the incident site. But how police killed the striker who managed to come to the market with arms and ammunitions? How the attackers reached the spot if they immediately spotted him?
Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma who arrived in Kokrajhar hours after the carnage, however, denied it a case of suicide attack. Sarma observed, “had they fled if they belong to a suicide squad?”
ULFA-I, in a statement vehemently criticized the attackers. Then who did it? We will try to reveal the detail story in our next report.
Properties worth several lakhs gutted when a devastating fire broke out near Fancy Bazar area in Guwahati on Monday. According to information, the incident took place at the Guwahati Police Reserve at around 11 in the morning. The reason has yet to be ascertained but it is suspected to be due to electric short circuit. As the fire broke out several LPG cylinders exploded and thus the fire was rapidly spreading in the area. As many as twelve fire tenders were called to bring the situation under control. These fire tenders took almost two and a half hours to douse the fire. The extent of damage has yet to be ascertained. Investigation in on. Top ranked police and civil officials have reached the spot.
World population day was observed at Khonsa to aware the people about the growing population explosion and to remind them about the potential dangers of over population. The programme which was organised by the District Health Society had the ZPC, Mr. Chawang Lowang as a Special Guest, who shared his views on the importance of family planning and population control. Speaking on the occasion, Dr. T. Matey, DMO incharge ask the people to avail the various birth control measures provided by the government medical setup in the district. Dr. P. Rakshit, SMO in his power point presentation gave detail information’s on the world Population day. Various methods of birth control measures were also displayed to the people. People present on the occasion were ASHAs, Anganwadi workers , public and medical staffs. Dr. K. Socia, Medical Superintendent of District Hospital Khonsa, appreciated the peoples response and expressed his gratitude to the crowd.(
EMFA appreciates government for hike in advertisement rates Guwahati, January 7: Electronic Media Forum Assam (EMFA) has appreciated Assam government for its decision to hike the government sponsored advertisement rates for the newspapers by 60 per cent over the existing one. Moreover, the EMFA urges the government to enhance the contributions in the form of advertisements to the Assam based satellite news channels too. Mentionable is that a meeting held on January 3 between the representatives from the State government and newspaper owners’ association in presence of State information & public relations minister Basanta Das resulted in the assurance from the government to hike the advertisement rates with effect from January 1, 2014.
Earlier, most of the newspaper owners of Assam under the banner of Northeast Newspapers Society adopted protest programmes against the failure of Assam government in hiking its advertisement rates and blacked out government advertisements and State government related news items since December 24. Following the assurance from the State information & public relations minister in the meeting, the newspaper association lifted the ban on government advertisements and news on January 3 last.
The EMFA pointed out that the news channels of Assam, as everyone is registered as ‘free to air’ channel, are more dependant on the advertisements for their survival. Hence the forum urged the government to consider improved rate of advertisements for the news channels also. However, the EMFA maintains that the managements of news channels should use the enhanced fund for the benefit of their employees with the structured salaries, other allowances, PF and ESI benefits.