Different organisations staged demonstration in nagaon
Thursday was a day of protests in Nagaon town. Assam State Power Workers’ Union, Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) Nagaon unit and Sadou Axom Harijan Mazdoor Union, Nagaon unit staged separate demonstrations in against different issues on Thursday morning.
The activists of the Assam State Power Workers’ Union staged demonstration, demanded for the revision of the pay scale of the board employees. The activists raised slogans against the Chairman & ASEB management and demanded for the revision of pay package. They alleged that the management has not done any revision of pay since 1997. In the press release they stated that on June 3, 2010 the board has assured the ASPWU of implementing the revised pay package for the employees of the Assam State Electricity Board (ASEB) within 45 days. As the authorities have failed to respond to their demand, the union decided for the agitation. ASPWU also mentioned if the authorities didn’t respond to them, the workers would go six-hour token hunger strike on August 10.
On the other hand, the activists of Axom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) of Nagaon unit also staged sit in demonstration in front of Deputy Commissioner’s office in Nagaon on Thursday from 10.30 am. The activists demanded for the immediate inquiry of the recent scam of Irrigation department in Nagaon which came to limelight when a journalist Munidra Saikia filed a petition of public interest litigation before the Hon’ble Gauhati High Court vide order no PIL-85 of 2009 and also asked for CBI inquiry of the corruption in the irrigation department in Nagaon district. The journalist also lodged an FIR related with the scam in Nagaon police station and a case (no – 917/2010) was registered. The general secretary of AJYCP Nagaon unit Prabir Ch. Das told Eastern Chronicle “ We have a doubt that there may be some political leaders involved with scam which led to the sudden halt of the investigation process. We want a free & fair investigation; and not be under political influence.” The activists, who staged demonstration for more than 2 hours, later submitted a memorandum to the chief minister of Assam through the deputy commissioner of Nagaon.
The members of Sadou Axom Harijan Mazdoor Union of Nagaon unit also staged agitation in front of the Nagaon Municipality Board. The union demanded for the new revised minimum wages for the Harijan Mazdoors in Nagaon. The mazdoors protested with raising various slogans against the Chairman of Nagaon municipality Board. “ The chairman promised us to give a suitable decision on August 3rd related with the implementation of the revised pay of Harizan Mazdoors. But till date he remained silent”, as alleged by a member of the union. The protesters further told the media that they would remain off from their duty if the government Municipality board denied to accept their demand.
18 Jul 2015 - 4:39pm | Hamidul Gani
Along with the rest of the country, Dhupdhara in Goalpara, too celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr, the Muslim festival that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan on Saturday. Thousands of Muslims were seen offering prayers and listening to clerics’sermons at various Eidgahs in the district. Nearly 3,000 followers of Islam gathered at the Dhupdhara Eidgah to offer Eid prayers in the morning. Maulana Mufti Abdulla Rashidi, the imam of Dhupdhara Jama Masjid conducted the Eid prayers and appealed to all to remain united so that the secular fabric of the country is upheld and peace and harmony prevails. Tankeswar Rabha, the Chief Executive Member of Rabha Hasong Autonomous Council, on Sunday extended his greetings to the people on the occasion of Eid–ul–Fitr. Inamul Ahmed, general member of RHAC, Najibar Rahman and Sajjad Gani, the president and the secretary of Dhupdhara Muslim Society respectively also extended their warm greetings to the people of the district as well as State on the occasion. Eid ul Fitr was also celebrated at Bagdoba, Bordol, Dhanbari, Podupara of Dhupdhara area.
25 Mar 2015 - 9:28pm | Abdul Gani
In yet another attempt to scale the world’s highest peak – Mount Everest from northeast India, a group of 11 mountaineers would be leaving Guwahati on April 3 for the expedition.
The team is being led by Manash Barooah which is organized by Asom Everest Expedition Organising Committee of Assam Mountaineering Association.
Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi wished them good luck and handed over the National Tri-Colour and Organisation Flag to set off the first ever expedition to the Mount Everest from Assam.
Speaking on the occasion CM Gogoi said, “The stupendous efforts of the expedition members to scale Mount Everest signifies the courage and determination of the youths of Assam which the State Government also accords due importance”. He also said that the government would do everything possible to encourage such expeditions.
He also announced that the government would give land to set up an institute of mountaineering and trekking in the state.
The government of Assam released an amount of Rs 2 crore for the expedition and the CM assured more financial assistance to the Mountaineering Association in all its future endeavours. Chief Minister Gogoi also released a book ‘Giri-Sankarshan’ at the function.
Assam Mountaineering Association for the promotion and growth of mountaineering in Assam organises training and trekking programme for the children and youths. Synchronising with this Chief Minister Gogoi distributed certificates and badges to two hundred trainee mountaineers at the same function.
11 Sep 2015 - 8:51pm | AT News
In a bid to divide the dissident MLLAs, chief minister Tarun Gogoi along with state Congress president Anjan Dutta are believed to have devise an appeasement mechanism.
Gogoi has shortlisted a list of dissident Congress MLAs who are still remaining confused. Gogoi and Dutta have agreed to recruit at least ten MLAs as ministers and parliamentary secretaries. They include Bokakhat MLA Arun Phukan, Moriani MLA Rupjyoti Kurmi, Kamalakhya PPurkayastha, Habul Chakrabarty. If recruited, they would be able to enjoy the rank of a minister of state.
In yet another development, Dutta has asked the chief minister to drop two of his cabinet colleagues including handloom-textile and cultural affairs minister Bishmita Gogoi to ensure that two more dissident MLAs are rehabilitated. But Gogoi is learnt to have sought time to finalize the decision.