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Forest officer raided in Guwahati

GUWAHATI: Assam Chief Minister’s anti corruption and vigilance cell conducted a raid at the residence of a senior forest officer in Guwahati on Wednesday. The sleuths reached the residence of Aftabuddin Ahmed at Sundarpur area in the city in the morning and started the raid. Some of these officials raided a girls’ hostel Aashiyana owned by Ahmed who is known for his close association with former forest minister Rockybul Hussain. Amhed was Nagaon DFO when Hussain was forest minister during the Congress regime.




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Angaraag (Papon) unplugged

16 Jan 2010 - 9:57pm | editor

More than 250 strong crowd enjoyed a musical evening with upcoming singer Angaraag Mahanta (Papon) on January 10, organised by Assam Association, Gurgaon. Papon belted out more than 15 melodious songs including his latest songs from his album 'Chinaki - Achinaki' and enthralled the audience with his melodies. The event started with an Introductory Speech by President of the association, Mridul Bhuyan. A brief intro of Angaraag Mahanta was provided by Executive member of the association Nilanjana Rajkhowa Dutta followed by felicitation of Angaraag and his colleagues by senior citizens of Gurgaon, Dr. Ranjit Baruah (President of Assam Association, Delhi), Dr. Amal Hazarika and Gauranga Rajkhowa. Finally, Vote of Thanks was presented by General Secretary of the Association, Dr. Kalpajeet Nath. Dr. Nath offered vote of thanks on behalf of Assam Association, Gurgaon to the sponsors of the event and specifically mentioned about the contribution of Vice-President of the Association, Mukul Gogoi in organising the event.

Rotaract Club of Guwahati Midtown visited an old age home

16 Oct 2009 - 9:46am | kool_shekhar
Six Rotaractors of Rotaract Club of Guwahati Midtown visited an old age home named “Aamar Ghar” located away from the main city is a home for 16 elderly individuals who are supposedly forgotten in the mad rush towards modernity to celebrate Diwali with the old people out there. Surprisingly, 14 of the old people were female and 2 were male. The Rotaractors reached the venue at 3:30 pm and stayed there till 7 pm.

The Rotaractors lit up “Aamar ghar” with ‘Diyas’ and offered some light refreshments to the people out there. All the old people out there shared their experience with the Rotaractors. The people out there were highly glad to see the Rotaractors who came to their home and lighted their evening with ‘Diyas’. They later enjoyed Diwali with the old people by lighting noiseless crackers. They were really happy with the efforts of Rotaractors and thanked them for bringing some joy in their life. They requested the Rotaractors to come again next Diwali and the rotaractors promised them the same. Before bidding adieu the Rotaractors gifted them a wall painting which was painted by Farida Sultana.

Probe completing: Blasts handiwork of NDFB

12 Nov 2008 - 2:35pm | editor
Its confirm. Both NDFB and ULFA were behind the serial blast that rocked the state on Octobe 30 in Assam with a toll of 84 people.

An official statement of the Assam government has made it plain that involvement of some active members of National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB) has come to light during the course of investigation by the Special Investigation Team (SIT).

According to the SIT report, the involvement of ULFA in the conspiracy of carrying out the serial blasts in the state has also come to the fore during investigation.
The government claims that there has been "significant progress with regard to the investigation", the government said "the main culprits who have perpetrated the crime have been identified and all efforts are on to apprehend them adding that probable involvement of other agencies and organisations are also under investigation and the police have so far arrested eight persons.

In its initial stage, police team probing the incident suggested the involvement of NDFB in triggering the serial bombings in Assam and rejected the role of any Islamist terror groups being directly involved in the incident.

Now its official that the probe almost reached the final stage with all evidences pointing towards the National Democratic Front of Bodoland(NDFB), in a ceasefire with New Delhi since 2005.
The sequence of events before and after the explosions in Guwahati (three blasts), Kokrajhar, Barpeta, and Bongaigaon are sensational. During investigators, it was found that three Maruti cars used in the Guwahati bombings were all purchased by NDFB cadres, while a motorbike used in the Bongaigaon blast was also owned by a NDFB rebel.

Highly placed sources suggest that the serial bombing was masterminded by NDFB chairman Ranjan Daimary now residing in Bangladesh as he was not happy over the slow progress of the peace talks with New Delhi. ULFA’s role cannot be denied albeit it was minimal.