PASIGHAT: The Siang water is not at all fit for human consumption. Turbidity NTU is 482 while Iron as Fe, mg/l is 1.65 which are found to be beyond permissible limit. This was what the findings of the water testing report of the State Water Quality Testing Laboratory (SWQTL), under the Chief Engineer (Sanitation) PHE & WS department in Itanagar submitted the water testing report of Siang River based on the water sample collected and sent on last week. Experts say at normal levels, iron is not deadly to any aquatic animals but unusually high amounts of iron exist in water may lead to adverse changes in colour, odour and taste of water and has negative effects on aquatic populations, behavior and health.
Amarjyoti Kalita has been sent to jail after police produced the prime accused in the gory GS Road molestation incident before a lower court on Tuesday. Amarjyoti’s police custody ended on Monday. He was produced before the Kamrup CJM court on Tuesday where he was remanded to judicial custody. Notably, police got remand of Kalita after he was brought back to Guwahati from Vanarash where he surrendered.
On the occasion of 69th I-Day, the members of Electronic Media Forum Assam (EMFA) played a friendly football match with the employees of District Transport Office (Kamrup-M) on Saturday at Nehru Stadium. Led by Khirod Das, the DTO eleven beat EMFA eleven by two goals scored by Simanta Neog and Kanai Mahanta. The EMFA team captain Peter Alex was adjudged as the best player of the match and he was awarded by Kamrup DTO Gautam Das.
Well-known football coach Hem Das conducted the game, where the city based Dispur Hospitals extended emergency medical supports to the players. Senior journalist and EMFA members Pranay Bordoloi, Nava Thakuria, Bhaskarjyoti Bhuyan, Bimal Ghosh with Dr Dhruba Saikia, Ujjal Saikia and many others were present on the ground to cheer the participants.
Guwahati: ULFA received a serious blow on Friday as the Army and Assam police arrested five of its top guns with a huge cache of arms and ammunition including RDX explosives from a hide-out in Baska district of Assam.
According to information, acting on a tip off, Army and Assam police conducted a joint raid at Murkusiapara village under Barama police station close to Bhutan border and apprehended the ultras in the morning.
Altogether 3.5 kgs of RDX explosives, two 7.63 mm pistols, three China-made grenades, four detonators weighting 4 kgs each, 32 rounds of ammunition of AK 47 assault rifles, three timer devices used in bombs, explosive materials used in making improvised explosive devices have also been recovered from the spot.
The arrested ULFA militants are named as Pradip Barman, Mono Das, Shankar Rajbongshi, Haramohan Saud, and Modo Rajbongshi, say police sources.
The search operations in Bagsa district bordering Bhutan was launched on the basis of tip-off that the DR P C Ram was being kept in the area by ULFA in different hide outs.