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All round development of Nagaon Railway Station demanded by citizens


In a memorandum to the General Manager, N.F.Railway, Maligaon, the citizens and the passengers of Nagaon demanded for all round development including infrastructure development of the Nagaon Railway Station. In the 11 points long memorandum, the citizens demanded immediate arrangement for a shuttle train from Silghat to Chaparmukh, considering the heavy load of passengers. The shuttle train should be named as KALIABAR PASSENGER The 2067 UP Janasatabdi Express train should be linked with 808 Silghat to Guwahati down train at Chaparmuk junction. The passengers also demanded two additional trains from Silghat to Guwahati and Guwahati to Silghat with the names, SREEMANTA SANKAR DEV passenger and Kaziranga passenger respectively..


Moreover the Chaparmukh to Silghat railway line should be extended up to Tezpur Rangapara (North) from which the passengers of both Assam and Arunachal Pradesh will be benefited. The one more line should be extended from Jakhalabandha to Sibsagar town via Numoligarh,Dergaon and Jorhat town for which the passengers of Upper Assam will be benefited as mentioned in their demand. Priority should be given to make the Nagaon railway station in the category of Model Railway Station with immediate renovation of the platform as per B.G.norms. It is to mention that the present platform of the station is not constructed properly for which ladies or handicapped passengers face difficulties to get in the train.


Beside all, the citizens also demanded for immediate steps to against the illegal constructions of business centers and small huts on the railway properties. People belonging to different categories have been occupying about 90% of landed property of N.F.Railway. It is always noticed that some anti-social activities are going on in such temporary huts, as a result, it has been spoiling the entire environment of the surrounding areas. The UTS and PRS system should be introduced in the Nagaon Railway Station and the Puranigudam, Samaguri, Salana, Jakhalabadha ,Bebjia, Phulaguri and Raha stations should be improved into three lines with proper signal system, as demanded.


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Rescued girl back in Kokrajhar

23 May 2017 - 5:58pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

A 17 year old girl trafficked to Delhi from Kokrajhar a month back was rescued and brought back home today.

The minor girl was trafficked from a remote village under Bishmuri police outpost in Kokrajhar a month back by her own brother-in-law Hopna Mardi and later handed over to an agency in Kanpur.

According to the girl she was taken by brother-in-law with promise of providing good job. She said she was first taken to Kanpur where she was kept for a week before taking to Delhi where she was put up in a house as a maid. The girl managed to run and called her family over phone. She was rescued by the Delhi police who later kept her in a shelter home.  

The girl’s father with the help of local student union All Adivasi Students Association of Assam(AASAA) and Nedan Foundation, a Kokrajhar based NGO later filed an FIR with the police.

A team from the police, the girl’s family and AASAA member went to Delhi and brought her back.

According to the victim she said she was subjected physical abuse which forced her to run.

The accused trafficker Hopna Mardi is absconding.

Police officer arrested for firing incident

11 Jun 2012 - 1:42am | editor

A police officer was arrested in Morigaon district on Sunday after his vehicle collided with another car and he fired at the crowd which gathered at the spot.

According to information, Bhaktiram Kakoty, a circle inspector, was caught by the public at Moirabari town in the afternoon after his car crashed into another vehicle.

Kakoty then fired into the crowd before he was overpowered by the public and handed over to the police.

Media must be brave and selfless

23 Jul 2009 - 7:58am | editor

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Addressing a public meeting in the premises of Tihu College on July 23, Chakrabarty also appealed to the conscious citizens to come out with the commitment and dedication for their respective roles. The former editor of ‘Dainik Asom’ also cautioned the media persons ‘not to be vulnerable’ to the motivated and powerful elements in the society, which might finally ruin the medium.


The meeting, organized by Tihu Anchalik Sangbadik Santha, which was established in 1988 and now affiliated by All Assam Journalists’ Union, was also addressed by another journalist Nava Thakuria. Talking about the changing faces of media, Thakuria urged the reporters to take the advantage of the new technology for the professional upliftment.


Presided over by Prankrishna Das, a senior journalist, the discussion on the role of media and the books on social upliftment, witnessed varied discourses on the media and the literature.


Inaugurated by Rohini Medhi and supported by Mohan Chandra Kalita of Binapani Book Stall, the meeting was also addressed and attended by Karuna Kanta Kalita, Karuna Kanta Das, Chandana Devi, Balin Saikia, Biman Kalita, Ajit Sharma, Anjan Sharma, Gunajit Kalita, Sanjib Das, Dibakar Medhi, Pankaj Bejbarua, Bhaskar Kalita, Haren Thakuria, Shantanu Deka, Hemanga Goswami etc.


A chorus with the theme of media and the society, penned by Hemanta Talukder, where the local girls took part, was presented before the meeting. Local students were also awarded with prizes, who participated in the painting competition on the occasion. Earlier in the morning, the organizational flag was hoisted by Prankrishna Das and Swahid Tarpan was conducted by Girindra Nath Sharma, the principal of Tihu College. It followed by the plantation program, which was led by Chanakya Charan Kalita.