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Boat safari inaugurated in Nagapon

A few years earlier, tourism in Assam was a dream for the people of Assam but it is a reality now. The present Tarun Gogoi led government has given maximum importance in the development of tourism industry in the state as expressed by Assam Forest & Tourism minister Rockybul Hussain in the inaugural function of motor & pedal boat safari on the river Kolong under Assam Tourism Development corporation in Nagaon on Sunday. The inaugural function was attended by Assam education minister Gautom Bora & Chairperson of Assam Tourism Development Corporation Dr Hema Prabha Saikia. In the meeting, the tourism minister broadly discussed about the tourism development in the state and the government is developing new projects to widely attract the both national & International tourists in the state. He further requested the public to cooperate with the officials of the department for the smooth functioning of the project and also told that the government has taken special project to dig the river. He also said that it was his dream to start such a boat safari on the river Kolong and today he felt happy. After the inauguration, the two ministers, chairperson ATDC, the deputy commissioner of Nagaon, SP Nagaon, freedom fighter Bharat Bhuyan and other guests along with media persons started a ride from ADP bridge bank to the bank of Nehrubali. At Nehrubali, the ministers and the guests were welcomed by the cultural troupes. From there the ministers walked to the ground to attend the public meeting arranged in connection with the successful completion of 4 years of Tarun Gogoi led government in Assam.

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2 killed in army-KLNLF encounter

11 Apr 2009 - 8:57am | editor

A KLNLF rebel and a civilian died at an encounter between militants and Army personnel near Dakomoka of Karbi Anglong district in Assam on Saturday morning. The incident took place an hour after the death of two policemen at an attack by DHD(J) militants in between Lumding to Badarpur.

According to information, a unit of Army personnel cornered a group of Karbi militants in Karbi Anglong district and one of the militants was killed in the cross fire while a civilian was also killed.

Meanwhile, the Karbi militant outfit has called for a 48 hour bndh in the hills districts on April 15 and 16 in protest against the kiling of its rebel in Saturday's encounter. The rebel outfit further has threatened atack on polling officials during the bandh hour.

Fuel crisis rerun in Manipur

6 Sep 2015 - 8:41am | AT News

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The existing stock of petrol will not last more than four days and if these are allowed  continue then the state had no way but to grapple with the impending fuel crisis.

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100 hrs Dima Hasao Bandh

8 Aug 2011 - 10:26pm | Anup Biswas

The Indigenous People’s’ Forum called 100 hours N. C. Hills (Dima Hasao) Bandh starting from 1 AM Monday (8.8.11) to 5 AM of Friday (12.08.11) disrupted normal life here at Haflong causing utter sufferings to the common people economically. They are demanding immediate bifurcation of N. C. Hills with separate autonomous council under 3(c) of Article 244(2) of the Sixth Schedule to the Constitution of India.

All the government offices including Dima Hasao Autonomous Council, schools, business establishments, banks etc. remain closed. However, the offices of the Deputy Commissioner and the Superintendent of Police remain open but with thin attendance. ASTC and private Bus services suspended its services. No vehicle is seen on the roads. Railway also suspended its train running in between Lumding - Badarpur. No untoward incident reported so far. Several groups of Bandh supporters were seen on the road side of Dima Hasao Autonomous Council Secretariat.