Braving militant diktat, Assam on Sunday observed 64th Independence amid tight security throughout the state. Acting chief minister Dr Bhumidhar Barman led the state in hoisting the national tricolour and taking salute of the army, police and para military forces at the Latasheel Playground in the morning.
In his speech, Dr Barman stressed peace to ensure all round development in the state. He claimed that the state is progressing on all front.
Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma unfurled the national tricolour in Amingaon in the outskirt of the city who claimed that the state was progressing on all fields.
Dibrugarh also observed 64th Independence Day as power and industry minister Pradyut Bordoloi unfurled the national tricolour while public health engineering minister Rihon Daimary unfurled the national tricolour in Tezpur on Sunday morning at Nehru Maidan.
Notably, six banned insurgent outfits called for general strike from Saturday midnight and urged the people not to join the celebration. But only to be defied.
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Properties worth several lakh have been reduced to ashes when a
massive fire broke out in Guwahati on Monday.
Initially, the fire broke out at a shop in Junali area which later
spread to the adjacent shops. Five fire tenders have been rushed to
the spot to douse the flames. The reason is yet to be ascertained but
according to preliminary report the fire originated from the electric
Security forces in Tinsukia district recovered a huge cache of
explosives on Sunday.
Acting on a tip off army and police raided a house in Laila Dhulijan
where a huge cache of explosives were recovered. These include 3
bottle grenades and 12 detonetor sticks along 2 KG RDX, 2 Chinese
grenades. The explosives were recovered after security forces arrested
an ULFA militant in the area.
In a bizarre incident that runs into a statewide shockwave, a woman allegedly hacked to death her husband during a quarrel over his persistent drinking habit in Sibsagar district on Sunday. The incident took place early on Sunday, when Lalita Chettri attacked her husband, who was in his early 40s, with an axe after the couple had an argument over the husband's drinking habit. Lalita's husband Prasad Chettri died on the spot. The woman was arrested.
Regional unit of the AATSA, Nazira organised Tea Tribes Festivel at Nazira Natiya Mandir on January 6. In this connection an open meeting was held under the presidentsip of Amulya Rajkonwar, where different senior aArtist and activist and youth leaders of the community were present. A large numbers of artists were feliciated in the Festivel. In evening a colourful cultural programmes were performed by the Tea Tribe artists.
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