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Secret killing: Mahanta to approach the Court

Former Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta will rush to the court as the Assam Government gets ready for legal action against him along with those indicted by the K N Saikia Commission in the extra judicial killings during the erstwhile AGP-led government.

Reliable sources here say Mr Mahanta is in talk with a few legal experts to avoid any implication in the light of the K N Saikia commission’s findings. Final decision is coming out in a day or two.

Talking to media persons on Friday, the leaders with his Pragatisheel Asom Gana Parishad said he would approach the judiciary. They criticized the Saikia Commission report saying it was prepared at the instance of the Chief Minister.

Notably, addressing a crowded press conference here on Friday, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi says the government will set up a committee of legal experts from out side to seek their opinion to take legal action against these indicted persons.

According to Mr Gogoi, those found guilty will have to face the music. He strongly criticized the former Chief Minister for saying the retired justice Mr Saikia a Congressman and equally flayed the Asom Gana Parishad for opposing the Saikia Commission saying why they did failed to do while the commission was set up to unearth the truth.

Mr Gogoi on Thursday tabled the Justice K N Saikia Commission report along with the J N Sarma report which indicted Mr Mahanta, his cooperation minister and the sitting MLA from Hajo Nurul Hussain and a few surrendered ULFA leaders.

It may be noted that after filing the secret killing reports, the government said there will soon be action against those responsible for this condemnable act. Details are awaited.

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Students to get more facilities at IDOL

8 Feb 2011 - 3:08am | Abdul Gani


With the ever rising demand of the students, Institute of Distance and Open Learning (IDOL), Guwahati, has several new facilities to cater the needs. The institute which was established in the year 1998 is now ready to provide their service with toll-free number and a community radio centre to the students.


“The demand of the students has been huge and we always try to provide maximum facility to the students. As it is a distant learning education we try our best so that the students do not have to miss the things by providing them sufficient support services,” said the IDOL director Kandarpa Das.


IDOL provides support system through printed study materials, through SMS service, telephone counseling and through e-learning portal.


“Looking the students’ increasing demand we have arranged several new support system. We will start a toll free number for the students. It will be beneficiary for the students as they may not have enough money to make a call to the existing telephone number to ask their queries. I think it will be a great help for the students,” he said adding at present they receive 10 to 15 calls daily and the faculty members guide them according to their needs through the calls.


“Our e-learning portal too has been helpful. Till now around 2000 students take the advantage of this facility to gather necessary information and study related items,” Das added.


Apart from that IDOL is ready to launch their community radio centre during the first week of February this year.


“Everything is ready and we are waiting for the launching of the community radio in the next week. I think it will be a revolutionary step on the education scenario of the region towards a new height,” the director said.


He further said, “We want the students to feel confident with our services and they should get quality education.”


From its inception the institute has seen around 40, 000 students enrolling themselves in various courses in the institute. “Besides all the new facilities we are also planning to add some new courses from our next session. After the completion of our new building we can have a bigger library which can happen in the later part of the year,” Das said adding that at present the institute has a library with 5000 books, journals, magazines and CDs.


Major blast averted in Guwahati

26 Feb 2013 - 11:12am | AT News
Guwahati had a narrow escape from a huge explosion when police recovered a powerful bomb on Tuesday morning in the city.
The bomb was planted inside an abandoned bag which was kept in front of the Refinery Gate in Noonmati. On spotting the suspicious object panic stricken local residents called up police in the morning. Noonmati police arrived in the spot with sniffer dogs. Bomb disposal squad arrived on the spot and defused the bomb.

Blood donation by OBA SSG

16 Aug 2015 - 6:27pm | Ranjan K Baruah

Old Boys Association of Sainik School Goalpara (OBA SSG) in association with Dr B Barooah Cancer Institute organised a blood donation camp on the occasion of Independence Day on 15th August at the cancer hospital premises. OBA SSG has been organizing blood donation camp on the occasion of Independence Day for last 11 years in different parts of the state and country. This year OBA SSG, Bangalore Chapter also organised a blood donation camp. This blood donation camp in Guwahati was inaugurated by Dr R Bagum , Acting Director of Dr B Barooah Cancer Institute . She had applauded the activities of OBA SSG as it has organised voluntary blood donation camp in the cancer hospital. Speaking on the occasion Amar Kakati, General Secretary of OBA SSG has called upon individuals to come forward and donate blood voluntarily which would help save lives of others. OBA SSG members from different parts of the state including Barak Valley participated and donated blood in the camp. More than 50 persons attended the programme and most of them donated blood. Apart from the members of OBA SSG, some other individuals donated bloods who were mostly students and young professionals.  In a press statement Amar Kakati, GS of OBA SSG has thanked all the members of OBA SSG and others for donating blood and appealed to other individuals in the society to come forward and donate blood whenever necessary. OBA SSG is a registered society and it conducts various social welfare programmes including free health check up camps in different parts of the state for the needy and the poor people.