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ULFA cadre arrested at Demow

Demow police arrested one hardcore ULFA cadre Tulon Deori @ Pralash Deori, a resident of Borpothat Deori Gaon, under Nitaipukhuri, today at around 6:30 pm. Police recovered a 9 mm pistol and some extortion notes.

From our correspondent at Dhemaji: In another incident this evening in the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border, near Dhemaji, a surgent major of ULFA Rajib Baruah @ Albert Gohain was killed in an encounter with Army.

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Field Day on SRI Method of Rice Cultivation at Nagaon

27 May 2010 - 12:03pm | tpsaikia

The Nagaon District cell of National Food Security Mission(NFSM) organised a “Field Day” on SRI (System of Rice Intensification) on Boro Rice at Salaguri village near Dhing on 25th of May, 2010. A group of 25 farmers of the locality has been cultivating the Boro Rice by SRI method in 40 bighas of land where they could harvest as high as 44 md/bigha (13.2t/ha) of crop yield. At the very outset, Mr. Tarun Hazarika, Agril Development Officer of Batadrava circle welcomed the distinguished guests, invitees and farmers. Dr. Bipul Sarma, Agril Development Officer of the Samuagaon Circle explained the objectives of organizing the Field Day. Addressing the gathering of around 150 farmers, Dr. T.P.Saikia, Programme Co-ordinator, KVK, Nagaon urged upon the farmers to adopt the improved techniques for a better and quality yield of crops. He also explained the objectives of KVK and requested the farmers to utilize the services of KVK for overall development of their livelihood. The gathering was also addressed by Dr. B. Borgohain, SDAO, Koliabor. Three participating farmers also spoke on this occasion and exchanged their experiences in scientific cultivation of Boro rice by SRI method. They also acknowledged the technical help rendered by the officers of Agriculture Department time to time & expressed their satisfaction for implementation of the programme at their locality. The meeting was presided over by Mr. Sankar Chakraborty, District Agriculture Officer, Nagaon. A Field visit to demonstrated crop fields was also organized to have on the spot assessment of the new technology and to share the experiences of participating farmers with others. The programme ended with offering of vote of thanks by Mr. P.Buragohain, Nodal Officer of NFSM, Nagaon.

Adivasi Martyrs' Day observed

25 Jul 2017 - 11:56pm | Shajid Khan

“If there is any community in the State which is exploited and deprived economically and socio-politically, it is none other than the Adivasi community.” This was observed by Rihon Daimari, State Food and Civil Supply and PHE Minister at Orangajuli market complex ground in Udalguri on Tuesday. Daimari attended the open session as chief guest marking the killings of eight protesters who died of bullet wounds during a 12-hour strike to demand ST status for Adivasis, way back in July 25, 2003.

Daimari said that the sacrifice of those eight protesters would be an inspiration for generations to come. Their sacrifice will not go in vain. The Adivasi community will reap its fruits, he said. Referring to the long-pending issue of ST status to Adivasi people of the State, Daimari said, “BPF has always supported the demand for ST status to Adivasis. Hagrama Mohilary has wholeheartedly supported the issue for the cause of Adivasis,” said Daimari.

Lauding the All Adivasi Students’ Association of Assam (AASAA) for its efforts in uplift of the Adivasi community, he said, “AASAA has always raised its voice and worked for the cause of the Adivasi people.”

Referring to the inadequate healthcare facilities and poor education scenario in tea gardens of the State, Daimari stated that the government welfare policies could not reach people living in tea gardens due to the detrimental policies of tea garden management. The schools in tea gardens could not be undertaken by the government due to the policies of tea garden management.

He further stated that Adivasis should empower themselves with the tool of education. He emphasized on need of education and self-sustainability through change in work culture. He also stated that potable drinking water schemes would be introduced in tea garden areas soon. He also stressed on the importance of sanitation and hygiene in tea garden areas.

On behalf of AASAA, Daimari also extended financial aid to the kin of the martyrs. Talking on the sidelines of the programme, Pradeep Na,g president AASAA CEC, said that 14 years had passed but justice was yet to be delivered to the family of the martyrs. The kins of the martyrs have been deprived of government compensations till date. The programme was organized by All Adivasi Students’ Association (AASAA) Udalguri district committee, in collaboration with Garujhar A/C. Earlier, the day started with the hoisting of the flag by Suresh Tanti, MCLA, 33 No. Nonai Serphang Constituency followed by floral tribute to martyrs plantation a sapling, a procession to mark the event and felicitation of 80 meritorious students.

The programme was also attended by Shyam Sundi, EM BTC, Kamali Basumatari, MLA Panery, among AASAA activists from various corners of the State.

4 NDFB(S) militants

1 Jul 2015 - 1:52pm | AT News

Security forces had apprehended four hardcore militants of NDFB(S) including a self styled commander and a arms dealer in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills district on Sunday, police said on Monday.

Following a tip-off, Meghalaya police had launched operation at Byndihati village in the hill district and nabbed the militants and arms dealer.

“We have apprehended the militants who were trying to smuggle explosives from Meghalaya to Assam,” a top police official said.

The nabbed militants were identified as B Boro, a self – styled commander of the NDFB, his aide Santosh Kharkekary, G Gayari and D Basumatry.

“We have also arrested the arms dealer B Deb Varma,” the police official said.

Police recovered 144 gallantine sticks and 126 detonators from their possession.