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KLO cadre held

Kokrajhar: A cadre of Kamatapur Liberation Organisation (KLO) was  apprehended by security forces at Serfanguri in Kokrajhar disrict last night.
A joint team of Assam Police and Indian army carried out a search operation against the militant outfit organisation at the Serfanguri area in Kokrajhar disrict late evening and able to apprehend a KLO cadre along with arms.

He was identified as Bikash Roy of Serfanguri village.

One 9 mm pistol, magazines, live ammunition recovered from him.

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Kati Ram Nath: a tribute

4 Nov 2011 - 8:49pm | Jayanta Kumar Das

A 75 years old LP school teacher of a remote village, Nizdola in Udalguri district,who had been moving from village to village armed with all his hand made scientific gadgets,trying to make children understand science and machines passed off silently in his village unnoticed by so called civilized society on October 28 2011. Born on October 1941 late Kati Ram Nath had joined service as an LP school teacher at Kalikhola LP school in 1961 and was retired from service on September 30 in 1999 as the headmaster of Binapani Nizdola LP school.Kati Ram Nath had never been wanting to confined himself within the walls of his home rooms and children,rather he thought that his mission was to make science popular among village children. He successfully developed a bamboo made rikshaw in 1957 followed by a bamboo made bi-cycle in 1967.

Among his working models two bamboo made bi-cycles,model showing days and nights,hand made compass,solar and lunar eclipse models,solar system,calculators,silk woven hand made machine and rice thrasher are worth mentioning. Other models like replica of Tajmahal and Saraighat bridge were simply marvelous.Kati Ram Nath had won several prestigious awards in his life including- State Teachers Award in 1990;awards by All Assam Primary Teachers Association in 1966; Udalguri district Excellence Award in Public Service in January,2009 etc. He also wrote two books namely- 'Jene Kukur tene tangon' and 'Kuhi Path Sahayika' in 1984.A few days back before is death,he told media persons that he could have done more if had been encouraged by government officials and politicians. Noted writer cum Deputy Commissioner of Udalguri district Thaneswar Malakar has expressed his deep condolence at the sudden death of the silent science worker on October 29,2011. Kati Ram Nath left behind his wife Ambika Devi,three sons namely-Nripen, Lkahikanta, Jadumoni and two daughters Pratibha and Anima.Let us pray God to grant eternal peace to the departed soul of Kati Ram Nath.

Crisis cripples ULFA camp!

10 Jul 2015 - 10:50am | AT News

 A massive extortion drive by ULFA is likely to hit a section of businessman in near future.

 The banned insurgent outfit is set to gear up it to contain the grim financial crisis plaguing it for the last couple of months.

 Sources told Assam Times that the outfit has asked Jibon Moran to manage the crisis that cripples the leaders and cadres alike in the dense jungles of Myanmar.

 “If the crisis remains unplugged a grim food crisis would cripple the entire banned outfit. Many insurgents will have to remain starved,” said sources.

 Moran, who is camping in Toga region of the neighbouring country is desperately trying to micro manage the crisis with a team of dreaded militant.

 The ULFA’s anti talk faction is surviving only with the help of NSCN-K who was believed to have struck deal with Maynmar two years back.     



What holds the key to good journalism

28 Dec 2014 - 1:04pm | AT News

Impartial reporting holds the key to successful journalism. A news story has nothing to do with the views. This was more or less of what eminent journalist Sabita Goswami said as the former BBC journalist had a conversation with Dr Nagen Saikia as part of the Guwahti Lit Fest on Sunday.

Goswami observed that impartial journalism is possible if a journalist sticks to the basic principles. She said that despite being an Assamese whatever he wrote during the Assam Agitation, her BBC bosses called these impartial reporting.

According to her, the present format of journalism is totally different from what it was three or four decades ago. “We were taught to write news only and not views. We did it,” said the first lady journalist from the north eastern region.

Prolific author Apurba Sarma also participated in the session who spoke about his memorable experience in his life.