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Six Bangladeshis arrested in Kokrajhar

Kokrajhar:  Kokrajhar police apprehended six Bangladeshis (declared foreigners) from Gossaigaon subdivision in Kokrajhar district on Tuesday.

Based on the court order, police apprehended the persons who have failed to show necessary document during the citizenship verification. They are identified as Samad Fakir (Garumarachar),Tassen Ali Sheikh (No.3 Simultapu), Pramod Das (No.1 Simultapu), Shyamala Das (No.1 Simultapu), Mazjiron Bibi and Rohiton Bibi (re gaining up',said a senior police officer.

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Killer avian flu still spreading in Assam

27 Dec 2008 - 4:41pm | editor
The killer Bird flu virus refuses to die down. It's spreading to new areas in Assam where culling of poultry has been going on since November 27.

According to information, cases of fresh bird flu attack were reported at Manahkuchi of Hajo and Chayani Barduar block in Kamrup (Rural) district, where the disease was first detected.

Some fresh areas to be hit by the virus are Tihu- Barama of Baksa district, Chachaligaon Burachowk village in Nagaon district, Rangamati, Aurpakmoniari Tiniali in Kamrup (Metro) district and Doloigaon Uzanpara in Bongaigaon district.

With seven new locations identified so far, 19 epicentres were stated to be affected by avian flu in seven districts of Assam.

Notably, 150 villages have been declared bird flu-hit, for which 1,720 rapid response teams were deployed. Almost two lakh eggs and 14,000 kg of bird feed have been destroyed since the beginning of culling.

Serial explosions bomb R Day joy

Police searching for more bombs in Dibrugarh convoy road
26 Jan 2017 - 10:45am | AT News

Despite a massive security arrangement as many as seven explosions in five upper Assam districts marred the joy of Republic Day on Thursday.

There is no casualty. But the people, mostly, refused to join the open celebration in the district and sub divisional headquarters in the morning.

Dibrugarh escaped a Dhemaji-like tragedy when the rebels exploded a bomb at a stone’s throw distance from the flag hoisting ceremony. It exploded just an hour before the ceremony forcing many people to remain confined to their homes.

Three explosions at Bihubar and Naginimara in Charaideo no less triggered panic among the people who stopped going to the flag hoisting ceremony in the morning. These are apart from the mild intensity bomb which exploded in Nazira early in the morning.

Another explosion took place near on the Dhola- Tinsukia Road and the panic stricken people did not attend the ceremony and many students refused to participate in the march pass.

Notably, ULFA-I along with other north eastern rebel outfits asked the people to boycott the celebration opposing decade long colonial rule by New Delhi.

Polling disrupted, resumed again

12 Apr 2014 - 5:59pm | AT News

EVM malfunctioning disrupted polling in some booths in the second phase of polling in the Lok Sabha elections in Assam on Saturday.

But according to sources, the disruption was temporary.  The things resumed normalcy as soon as the authorities replaced the voting machines.

Voting was disrupted in Dima Hasao district, Karbi Anglong district and in parts of the Karimganj Lok sabha constituency.