Operations against DHD to continue: Assam Governor
Assam Governor Lt Gen (Retd) Ajai Singh said on Wednesday that military operation against the Dima Halam Daoga (DHD) militants in North Cachar Hills district will continue till the situation in the district returns to normalcy.
Mentionably, Meghalaya Police arrested eight DHD militants from Shillong on Sunday. Governor said that the arrested cadres included Action Dimasa, the third in rank in the DHD outfit.
"No disturbances will be tolerated in the NC Hills," the Governor said. The NC Hills is going to hold the elections to its autonomous council in November. The election was postponed earlier due to the killing of its Chief Executive Member (CEM) Purnendu Langhthasa and executive member Nindu Langhthasa on June 4 this year.
"Arrest of Action Dimasa has damaged the DHD group by 50 per cent. The security personnel are looking for its commander Jewel Garlosa. Action Dimasa was involved in the June 4 killing and his capture is a great success."
The DHD is a descendant of the Dimasa National Security Force (DNSF), which ceased operations in 1995. Jewel Garlossa refused to surrender and launched the DHD in 1996. The DHD aims at creating a "Dimasaland" for the Dimasa people, which would include parts of Cachar, Karbi Anglong, and Nagaon districts in Assam, and sections of Dimapur district in Nagaland
On the other hand, denying the media reports about the rift between the Governor and Chief Minister, Mr Singh said, "There is no any difference. We are working together. The polls in the NC Hills will be free and fair."
3 Sep 2008 - 12:47am | editor
Teez festival by the Gorkhas community is celebrated with funfair through out the state. The event in Guwahati was held in Nepali Mandir, Paltan Bazar. Hundreds of women were seen singing, dancing & giggling in groups in Gorkha High School premises. In Hindu mythology during this time young Parvati had fasten till Lord Shiva accepted her love and married her.
Nepali Mandir Prabandhan Samitee has organized the celebration and all arrangements have been made. A dance competion will be held on 6th August 2008 at Pahad Singh Gurung auditorioum prize money amounting to Rs.10,000 and Rs.7,500 with citation and trophy; the organizers informed.
17 Mar 2013 - 9:00pm | AT News
Five dissident Congress MLAs are camping in New Delhi to meet party president Sonia Gandhi. Led by former MP Kirip Chaliha, they are reportedly waiting to call on Gandhi’s political adviser Ahmed Patel on Monday to air their grievances. Comprising They include Jayanta Malla Baruah, Rekibuddin Ahmed, Rajen Barthakur, Pradan Baruah and Sushmita Dev, they are expected to request Ahmed to help them meet Gandhi in near future.
They left Guwahati in on Sunday afternoon after an APCC president Bhubneswar Kalita left for the capital.
20 Oct 2015 - 8:12am | AT News
Amid an undeclared crowd pulling competition, Durga puja festivity gathers momentum across the state on Tuesday. Puja pendals have started teeming with the devotees of all ages from early in the morning on Tuesday a day after the idols of the goddess of strength were installed.
With bunches of flowers and other materials in their hands, the devotees are waiting in long queues before the idols in Guwahati to offer pujas to the goddess of strength.
“The weather is fine. We are trying our best to make the puja a grand success. From early this morning the devotees are waiting to offer puja. We are holding the puja fulfilling the criteria of the district administration. We have installed CCTV camera to monitor the movement of the people,” said an organizer in Beltola.
Many programmes are also lined up for show in the sidelines of the main event. These include drawing competition, extempore speech competition for the children. Many organizations have announced a number of awards for the puja pendals on different sides.
The Kamrup(metro) administration has restricted the movement of city buses in the city from afternoon on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday to help the pedestrians visit the puja till late night hours.