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Non-Bodos batting for change in guards in BTC

UDALGURI: The Non-bodo people living in the BTC region have been deprived of their due rights in BTC region and it is only through acquiring political power that the people could readdress their issues. Oboro is not just a term it is now a sentiment and voice of the non-bodos of BTC. This was observed by Kokrajhar MP,Naba Kumar Sarania at a felicitation ceremony organized by All Koch-Rajbongshi Students' Union(AKRSU) Udalguri(west) chapter here at Chilarai Bhawan in Tangla on Thursday. He further observed that his victory for second time was only possible for the wholehearted commitment of the people of different communities cutting across party,religion,cast,community of BTC region.

He said the ethnic communities who have been being deprived by the party in power voted for him. He assured that he will be giving due privileges and justice to all communities. He further stated that there have been crores of rupees for development in BTC but corruption in every spheres have hindered the pace of progress.He also stated that the Village Council Development Committee (VCDC)'s are the root of corruption in BTC. He also decried the non-inclusion and listing of nearly 5000 Koch-Rajbingshi people as D-voters in Udalguri.

There have been a renaissance among the people of BTC and every indigenous community are united we are just battling for a unified fight in the BTC Elections of 2020 where there will be new change in the region where there will be no discrimination and every community will have equal rights and privileges. He also said they will sit together with the organizations that are supporting them. He also said that non-Boro group will overcome BTC administration by winning in majority seats in the BTC council election .

The event was attended by Bhergaon chapter Koch-Rajbongshi Sanmilani, Bhergaon chapter nKoch-Rajbongshi Mahila Sanmilani,Udalguri chapter The All Assam Minority Students' Union(AAMSU),Bhergaon chapter All BTC Minority Students' Union(ABMSU) among others.

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Recipient of The Annual Colosseum Awards 2014 & 2015 (by The Assam Tribune group), Shajid Khan is a journalist based in Tangla.In his stint of journalistic experience he has contributed numerous political, socio-political stories for bountiful national,international as well as Assam based publications. He also pens down analytic commentary on print and web based publications.

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Akhil jailed in fresh case

15 Mar 2014 - 1:24pm | AT News

Dispur police arrested Akhil Gogoi in a fresh case on Saturday before the court of chief judicial magistrate in Kamrup had sent the KMSS president to the jail.

Gogoi was produced before the CJM court in the morning where he was remanded to judicial custody for yet another period of 14 days.

Gogoi has been languishing in jail from March 5 after five days in police custody in connection with the self immolation of a KMSS activist.   

The Gauhati High Court on March 19 will hear his bail petition in three other cases.  

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22 Jun 2018 - 10:45pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

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Superintendent of Police, Kokrajhar Rajen Singh, Additional DC, Kokrajhar Prafulla Chandra Barman, Vice-chairperson of TRIFED, Pratibha Brahma; Oxfam Kolkata head, Animesh Prakash; Action Aid organizer, Mrinal Gohain were among who addressed the session highlighting the need of a better relationship  between government and civil society functionaries. The session stressed upon the need of awareness campaigns on superstitions, crimes against women and children in the society. The session, nominated Nurul from the Begum Foundation as the Convenor for the Lower Assam NGO Forum for the session 2018 – 2020 and also formed a five member social media team for handling communication among the groups.

Anjan Dutta’s demise jolts Assam Congress

Anjan Dutta: April 13, 1952 - June 16, 2016
16 Jun 2016 - 2:52pm | Ahmed Mohiuddin Siddiqui

The Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) President Anjan Dutta breathed his last at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Thursday. He died due to cardiac failure. He was undergoing treatment at the Department of Pulmonary Sciences. The Congress President Sonia Gandhi and other senior party leaders have condoled the untimely demise of the popular leader from Assam.

Anjan Dutta was born on 13 April 1952 in the Sibsagar district of Assam. As a minister of transport, Dutta revived the almost defunct and dying Assam State Transport. He had received great accolades far and wide for doing so. As an industry minister, Anjan Dutta brought life and vigour in the Assam Tea Corporation. He set benchmarks for his colleagues and other ministers. Anjan Dutta was married to Ananya Dutta . The couple is blessed with three daughters including Ankita Dutta, who unsuccessfully contested the recently held Assembly elections in Assam.

He represented the Amguri constituency from 1991–96, from 2001-2006 and again in 2011 till 2016. He also served as the chairman of the Employment Review Committee of Assam Legislative Agency. Dutta also served as a member of the Assam Agricultural University. He was in the State Cabinet in November, 1992 till May 1996 He held the  portfolio of  Minister of State (Ind) Town and Country Planning Public Enterprises, Irrigation & Hydro-Carbon Development, Assam. In 2001, he was elected MLA from 103, Amguri LAC for the second term. For the second term, when he joined in the council of ministers in 2001, Dutta was  Minister Transport, MAD, GOD, Industry and commerce & Public Enterprises etc. and worked in this position till 2006.

Anjan Dutta was an avid reader. He contributed write-ups and news stories in various newspapers and magazines. He was the Editor of his monthly magazine Mahekiya Anubhuti. His political and literary shades enriched the Assamese life. He will be missed by the Assamese for a long time.

The Congress party in Assam was jolted by Anjan Dutta’s demise. At a personal level, it was a great loss for former Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi as he lost a trusted colleague. The loss of power in the Assembly elections and the passing away of a senior leader Anjan Dutta has come probably too soon for the Assam Congress. The mantle of Assam Congress Chief will hopefully pass on to an able and deserving leader who can resurrect the fortunes of Congress before 2019 Lok Sabha polls.