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BPF welcomes new members

Over 100 members from different party and organizations joined in BPF party at a party meeting held at Karida Sandla LP school ground under Kokrajhar west LAC in Kokrajhar district. 

Active worker and party workers from various parties, included UPP, ABSU from Jogdwi primary committee joined the ruling BPF party in the presence of Rabiram Narzary, MLA, Kokrajhar west LAC. 

Narzary and party leaders welcome and felicitated newly joined members with traditional Aronai and Phulam Gamocha. 

'BPF party was working for the all round development for citizens in the region. People's welfare was prime job of party to meet healthy development and integration among all sections of communities', Narzary said.

He has appealed citizens to cooperate to make BTAD region healthy and developed society in the region, he added.
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Rehabilitation bid to surrendered militants

15 Jul 2012 - 4:53am | Anup Biswas

As a proactive measure to resurrect the life of the persons who bid good bye to militancy and as an effort to amalgamate them with the mainstream, the Haflong based Assam Riffles setup under the aegis of Dimapur based 3 Corps has initiated a unique rehabilitation programme for the surrendered cadres of various militant outfits. A formal tie-up with Industrial Training Institute (ITI) to impart on the job training to the cadres has been done and the trainees will undergo a three months crash course in six different trades. The training programme will be run under the guidance of 22 Sector Assam Riffles.

The inaugural function held at Assam Riffle premises at Haflong on Thursday was attended by the Chief Executive Member, Dima Hasao Autonomous Council Sri Debojeet Thaosen, along with Chairman, Executive Members besides, Senior Army Officials, representative from district administration and Project Manager of NKC and others.
Speaking on the occasion, CEM, Debojeet Thaosen appreciated the initiatives of the 22 Sector Assam Riffles and hoped they would continue the efforts in future also.

Brigadier Gajinder Singh, Commander, 22 Sector Assam Riffles while appreciating the support from all section people of Dima Hasao to their efforts and hoped this noble step would certainly prove a milestone in establishing and maintaining peace and tranquillity in the district of Dima Hasao.

The initial batch consist of all together 37 cadres from the Kuki Liberation Army (KLA), Hmar Peoples Convention (Democratic) Dima Halam Daogah (Nunisa) and Dima Halam Daogah (Jewel).

In this initial batch starting from July 37 cadres are to undergo training in six trades like Electrician, Welder, Auto mechanic, Electronics, Computer basics and weireman.On completion of this course, the cadres would be evaliutaed by the company officals as per their requirements and provded jobs whereas others would be given assistance by Assam Riffles in seeking jobs in the local market. More such batches would be trained based on success of this pilot projects, it is learnt.

'Chiko' team takes lead in ecotourism promotion inUkhrul

15 Oct 2016 - 3:07pm | Lester Makang

Ever since nine educated youngsters from Ukhrul district came together in the spring of 2016 to form an expedition team called "Chiko -- Explore With Us", there is no looking back for them. Before long, the youngsters began to chip in their mite of resources for procuring prerequisite equipments and soon in July, the team made its maiden  venture in to the forest of Tolloi village.

" It was such a good experience for all of us as we rode our brand-new Mountain Bikes all the way from Ukhrul town for the first time. We camped at the Tolloi Reisang Youth Club's reserved forest for a few days where we planted trees," narrated Wungmaso Rungsung convenor of Chiko in an interaction with media persons at Community Cafe Viewland on Thursday.

"In the same month, we undertook a cycle trekking to the Hoyang Kachui Mount this is where beautiful Singcha Phiyowon blooms," he said adding that they cycled through 45 kms to reach Singcha village towards east from Ukhrul township.

But these strong willed youngsters do not undertake such exhausting expeditions merely for recreation and pleasure. "Our motive behind forming this team is to promote ecotourism in the district through adventurous activities like trekking, mountaineering, cycling, camping and others," said Chiko secretary Lingsang Vashum and continued that the team has also started providing tourist guide services to visitors.

Describing the team's emergence as a humble beginning, Vashum said that to begin with, the team could only acquire ten each of Mountain Bikes, wind breakers, tents and sleeping bags from whatever amount the members contributed on their own. "We do not have sponsors and as of now, our only means of sustenance is through lending our basic equipments to trekkers both from local and outside," he maintained.

So far, the team has rendered tourist guide services to a few visitors from Poland and America, apart from guiding a cycling team from Nagaland while visiting Hoyang Kachui Mount at Singcha village recently.

Currently, the team is also officially associated with Wilderness Adventure Manipur (WAM), Manipur Tourism Forum (MTF) and Manipur Mountaineering & Trekking Association (MMTA). "Two of our members recently enrolled in 15 day training organized by MMTA wherein one of them bagged first position in cross country race held at Lamdeng, Manipur," Vashum said.

Meanwhile, an official launching ceremony of the "Chiko" team was held at Community Cafe on Thursday.

In his keynote address, convenor Rungsung said that the team is just beginning and has a long way to go. While highlighting activities of the team, he announced that Chiko is gearing to start a camping expedition where five students from each of the schools will be encouraged to take part.

He also announced that the team will procure more equipments to accommodate 50-60 persons in one trip within the coming festive season.

Dispur asks for more forces

6 Jun 2014 - 10:45pm | AT News

The Assam government on Friday has asked for 6 more additional forces from the centre to deal with the Karbi militants who killed Nityananda Goswami in their captivity.

The decision was taken when chief minister Tarun Gogoi took stock of the law and order situation at  meeting with DGP Khagen Sarma and Chief secretary JS Khusla in Dispur.

Gogoi further asked DGP Sarma to launch a massive operation against UPLA and KPLT in the hills district who have been unleashing terror for the last few months. 

Sources told Assam Times that Dispur prefers cobra forces to other central reserve forces.