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Release Akhil demand echoes in Delhi

An escalating protest against the arrest of Akhil Gogoi under the National Security Act has reached New Delhi when hundreds of people from the north eastern civil society staged dharma in the national capital on Thursday. 

Many people from the region thronged in front of the Assam Bhawan in Chanakyapuri in the afternoon and shouted slogans alleging the fascist character of the BJP-led government in Assam. 

Demanding immediate and unconditional release of the peasant leader the protesters called the arrest a blatant attempt to gag the voice of the people. 

The protestors warned thr government of dire consequences if Gogoi is not released immediately who was arrested a couple of days back citing 16 pending cases against him.


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Displeasure over fund allotment to BTC council

21 Aug 2014 - 10:31pm | Hantigiri Narzary

The Bodoland Territorial Council(BTC) expressed displeasure over low fund allotment to the council from state share budgets as the council has been deprived from getting 12.19 percent as per population ratio.

The council passed amounting of Rs 201668.55 lakhs(both plan and non-plan) for the year 2014-2015 in the council budget session which was concluded today with two day scheduled.

BTC deputy chief Kampa Borgoyary said that the council is getting only 4 percent from state share budget since after the inception of council.He said that state government is discriminating the council of which why council is facing several hardhsips while implementing developmental projects as well fulfilments of aspirations in the region.

He said that council have four districts with several programme in reference to other councils in its activity that is why more fund and schemes are much required to sustain more developments in the region.

He has also emphasized of the direct funding to the council as to meet speedy development of the council and held peace and unity among all sections of community.

‘If direct funding comes to the council,development and implementations of the scheme and programmes will be made faster in the region’,Borgoyary said.

During the session MCLAs from ruling BPF Rahindra Brahma,Kartick Chandra Brahma raised questions of enhencement salaries of members and exective members in the council saying that prices of essential commodities are going increase in present day life.They demanded discuss on the salary hike on the general discss on the budget.

The budget stressing on road communication, education, health and agriculture passed the budget includes Rs 194972.02 lakhs(Plan) and Rs 6696.53 lakhs(Non-Plan),allocating-Education department Rs 3645.00 lakhs, Panchayat & Rural development Rs 4910.00 lakhs, Agriculture Rs. 1810.00 lakhs,  Public works department Rs 5685.85 lakhs, Welfare of Plain Tribes & Backward classes Rs 8958.15 lakhs, Health & family Welfare Rs 1715.87 lakhs.

 



 

 

Guru Nanak jayanti celebrated in Nagaon

13 Nov 2008 - 8:29pm | DigantaTalukdar
Members of Sikh community took out a procession at early morning in Nagaon on Thursday on the eve of the 540th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.

4 Bangla immigrants held for deportation in Sonitpur

7 Aug 2008 - 2:19pm | editor

Sonitpur Police have arrested four Bangladeshi people including three women to push them back to Bangladesh very soon. But an arrested Bangladeshi national has alleged that he paid Rs 15,000 to a government employee Dhiren Saikia who assured him of documents to prove his citizenship.

According to information, in its stepped up operation against Bangladeshis, Zakir Hussain, wife Tavassum begum, sister in law Chorabari Begum have been picked to be deported soon.

These people have been sheltering in Goroimari area under Tezpur police station in Sonitpur district. Police sources said they would be deported after completing the legal formalities. The family has two children. Talking to reporters, Zakir alleged that after being detected by the foreigners’ tribunal, he paid Rs 15,000 to a government employee, Dhiren Saikia, who in turn assured him of documents to prove his Indian citizenship.

Acting on the High Court judgment for detecting and deporting the illegal Bangladeshi nationals from Assam, Sonitpur police also arrested a Bangladeshi woman Isha Biuwa from Digholi Chapori under Jamuguri police station in Sonitpur district.

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