Guwahati: Assam Governor, Prof. Jagdish Mukhi greeted the people on the auspicious occasion of Christmas.
In his message to the people of Assam, Prof. Mukhi stated, “I convey my warm greetings and best wishes to the people belonging to Christianity in particular and all the people in general on the occasion of Christmas”.
The Governor also said, “Christmas is a celebration of birthday of Jesus Christ and on this occasion let us all rededicate ourselves to the teachings of Lord Jesus for strengthening universal brotherhood, love, compassion and harmonious co-existence”.
The Governor has appealed to everybody to use this occasion as a cause to spread the message of peace, co-existence, amity and camaraderie among mankind through joy and merriment.
Violence resurfaces in Karbi Anglong when a KRA militant was killed at clash with UKDA militant on Friday.
The clash took place in the evening at Sinhasan hill where the KRA militant died on the spot. The KRA militant was identified as Janghao Thawhaw who was attacked with sharp weapons. An UKDA militant was also injured in the incident.
The proposed export of High Speed Diesel (HSD) to Bangaldesh from India has hit a speed breaker before smooth run.. Thought the deal was struck in May last between Bharat Petroleum (BP) and Bangladesh Petro Chemical Limited (BPCL) for export of 1,20,000 MMT HSD per year to Bangladesh, yet the Union Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Shipping
India yet to give the nod. The HSD is to be exported via sea-route. The Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) has also come under scanner. However, NRL sources refuted apprehension of it getting stalled.
The complexities in the process, sources said, are a part of it and there is also a provision in the contract of further extending the time.
Golaghat: At least 20 people died and 50 others have been struggling for life in the Kushal Konwar Civil Hospital hours after they consumed illicit liquor at a remote tea garden in Golaghat district on Friday.
The incident took place at Halmira Tea Estate on Thursday evening after a group of people, mostly, workers consumed illicit liquor prepared at a local household. Then many others who took the liquor from the same household complained of stomach ache and started vomiting.
They were shifted to the local hospital and then referred to the civil hospital where at least 16 people died and more than 50 others have been fighting for survival.
Nine of the 16 deceased were women including Sanju Orang, who sold the liquor.
Excise officials rushing to Halmira Tea Estate
Local residents have blamed the excise department for failing to firmly deal with the growing illicit liquor trade. They alleged that despite repeated complaints, the department has not taken action against these traders.