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High level security meeting at Raj Bhawan: Curfew relaxed but Bandh paralyses city

A high level security meeting was held at Raj Bhawan yesterday late night in presence of Union Home Minister Shiv Raj Patil, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, Assam Govt. Chief Secretary, Director General of Police, Principal Secretary (Home), Home Commissioner and other senior officials. The Union Home Minister, Shivraj Patil asserted that stern action would be taken against those involved in the serial blasts, which resulted in the death of more than 77 persons so far. The Union Home Minister arrived in the city this afternoon and immediately after his arrival, he flew to Kokrajhar - another blast site to take stock of the situation.

The Union Home Minister expressed his sympathies to the family members of those killed in the blasts and assured that the Centre would extend all necessary help to the State in this hour of crisis. He said that the steps taken by the State Government so far were in the right direction and hoped that such actions would enable the State to cope with such eventualities in future.

The tour programme of Patil has been rescheduled and he is stayed back in the city tonight. He is likely to visit Barpeta today morning to take stock of the situation.

Mean while indefinite curfew has been relaxed in the city except Ganeshguri area. But then Bandh in protest of the Thurday's terror attack has paralyzed the city. Several organisations have called for bandhs to register their protest against yesterday's serial blasts that took over 77 lives so far. While the Sadou Assam Karmachari Parishad (SAKP) has decided to observe November 1 as a black day in protest against the blasts, the Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba-Chattra Parishad (AJYCP) today burnt the effigy of the jehadi and fundamentalist forces. Members of the All Guwahati Students' Union (AGSU), the city unit of the All Assam Students' Union (AASU), burnt the effigy of the Union Home Minister in protest against the failure of the Central Government to check illegal migration and infiltration of the Bangladesh-based jehadis.

Several other organisations have condemned the blasts. The organisations include the Assam State Commission for Women, Assam Pradeshik Mahila Samity, All India Central Council of Trade Unions, Assam Tribune Employees' Union, Save Guwahati Build Guwahati, All Assam Non-Tribal Students' Union, Big 92.7 FM, Assam Petroleum Mazdoor Union, All India Trade Union Congress, city unit of the Nationalist Congress Party, Cooperative City Bank Employees' Association, teachers and students of B Borooah College and the All Assam Muslim Council.

Candle peace rallies calling for peace and harmony and expressing condolence to the victims of the blast last evening. City based fm channel BIG 92.7 FM, some youth organizations and artists association took out peace rallies to Dighalipukhuri par.

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Pravin's picture

No solution is going to be achieved from peace rallies. Hindus go back to Geeta. Did Lord Krishna preach Arjun to talk peace to Kauravas. He asked him to fight because that was the language that Kauravas understood. Hindus take to arm and fight the Muslim Bangladeshis. Ulfa is employing the right means but to a wrong end. They should take arms against the Bangladeshis Muslim but they have taken arms against the Indian state. They cant survive as an independent country. Bangladeshis will inundate the state and incorporate a weak independent Assam into Bangladesh. I appeal to ULFA to turn the guns towards illegal Bangladeshis. Hindus, you are not weak. Look to your mythology. Britishers emasculated you by drilling into your brain that Hindus were always under foreign rule. Take arms and teach these Bangladeshis in the language they understand..massacre
Sangeeta's picture

So whats next Mr.CM? Add some more security vehicles to your convoy? Or hey, here is an idea- why don't you just admit that you are useless?In the name of saving the state, all you morons have done is make a mess of it. Our forefathers fought for the freedom of this country to become slaves of some selfish crooks. What kind of liberty is this where you have to live with fear every freaking day?And yeah, you bloodsucking politicians, keep blaming it on others. That helps.

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Wild tusker found dead in Udalguri

15 Dec 2012 - 8:58pm | Jayanta Kumar Das

The carcass of a 80 years old wild tusker has been found at Phulungjhar Kolbari of Udalguri district near Indo-Bhutan border at 12.30 pm on December 14,taking death toll of wild elephants to 8 in 2012. The dead body bore no injury marks and eye witnesses say that the tusker was limping on its legs the previous day. Forest officials claimed to have rescued both the tusks. MP Sarma, ACF, Dhansiri Forest Division,who attended the post postmortem on December 15 told this correspondent that the tusker had been blind with right side eye and its right side hind leg was 35 CM shorter than other legs. According to him old age could have been a cause but did nor rule out poisoning. He said viscera of the carcass had been sent for forensic test.

Nature loving people,media fraternity and environmental NGOs of the district namely- Green Valley Forest and Wildlife Protection Society,Nonaipar and Green Society,Udalguri have expressed concern at regular deaths of wild elephants and human beings. So far nine people and eight wild elephants have lost lives in the district during 2012. Bankim Sarma, DFO, Dhansiri Forest Division, Udalguri told this correspondent that he had urgently placed the matter before Khampa Borgayari, Deputy Chief, BTC and Girish Chandra Basumatari, CCF, BTC for deployment of more forest staff in Udalguri district. According to him BTC authority had agreed to provide 5 KM long Solar fencing at vulnerable places to check man-elephant conflict.

SSB Volunteers verification

15 Jun 2015 - 4:02pm | Hantigiri Narzary

Thousands of volunteers from Sasastra Seema Bal(SSB) who were imparted Internship Training Volunteers(ITVs) and Women Advance Training School(WATS) thronged the Sahitya Sabha Bhawan to get physical verification today in Kokrajhar.

 Long queue both from male and female were saw since morning and entered the verification room conducted by SSB authority under Ministry of Home Affairs,Govt of India,sub area organiser,SSB,Bhuyanpara,chairman of Assam camp in Assam state.

The verification has been conducted in Kokrajhar for Dhubri and Kokrajhar district  for two days June 15 and 16 as per order of Director General,SSB,East Block,VRK Puram,New Delhi,Vide No.VI/8/ITVs/SSB/Pers-II/2015/2435-39,dated 27-02-2015 for trained volunteers of ITVs and WATS.

The volunteers who were imparted training since 1962 till 2008 in various levels were not given SSB jobs and hence they seeking intervention from Supreme Court filed petition and the Board of Officers from SSB took verification of Physical and documents during the day.

Most of the volunteers in both category were retired persons who were given training on ITVs and WATS in 1962,1972,1986 and rest are in various session at Haflong and Tejpur centres.

The volunteers expresedd their hope that they would be given proper facilities by SSB authority in their living and their aspirations be made fruitful.

According to volunteers apirations the SSB authority is promising to give SSB jobs who are still have jobs’ age and those who are crossed of jobs’ age be given pension and exgratia awards from concern department.

The verification session was saw in progress across the state following pressure and demanded from All Assam SSB Association and All India SSB Volunteer Association.

There are around 32,000 volunteers across the state who ad obtained training,of which three thousand volunteers are in Kokrajhar and Dhubri district itself.

A female volunteer who had trained in 1972 told that she had imparted in training in Tejpur under SSB for one and half months,but no any job was rewarded since then and today SSB authority is organising verification is a hope of ray of job or pension in life.She expressed her hope that if SSB can complete all these verification it will help in building of financial sound in living.

A male volunteers from Gossaigaon said that he had got training in 1962,but no any job or exgratia was awarded after completion of training and this kind of verification will give ray of new life among training holders.

Pranay Kumar Brahma,President of All India All India SSB Volunteer Association told that the training holder of Assam and India jointly pressed the SSB authority to give job opportunity or ex-gratia so that peoples can get healthy living among society.There are over 32,000 training holders of ITVs and WATS in Assam and many thousand volunteers are still have no records of registration.They urged that govt should provide  job or ex-gratia to the training holders across the state.

 

 

Swine flu: CM reviews preparedness

29 Apr 2009 - 9:57am | editor

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday reviewed the preparedness to tackle swine flu in view of the spread of the deadly virus beyond Mexico. Official sources said Gogoi held talk with his top ranked officers at his chambers and has instructed them to remain alert. The meeting further decided to start an awareness drive among the people.


Meanwhile, Assam veterinary department has issued a set of instructions to the pig breeding farms acorss the state to maintain caution in wake of the outbreak of swine flu in Mexico. The department has asked managers of the farm to monitor the health of the animal in Khanapara, Morigaon, Kochdhuwa, Kopahtoli, Gargaon, Bajalbari, Khanikar, Diphu, Donkamokam, Haflong and Umrangso.