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Rail blockade delays trains in Goalpara

Normal train services to and from Guwahati was left paralyzed on Thursday when over 500 people blocked a new Delhi bound train in Dudhnoi alleging government failure to rescue to teachers who were kidnapped from Assam-Meghalaya border last month.

Braving incessant rains, protestors representing altogether 8 local organizations blocked the train in the morning which forced the Northeast Frontier Railway to reschedule the trains in the morning session. Shouting slogans, the protestors alleged the government’s inaction to rescue the two teachers namely Sarit Rabha and Kameswar Rabha last month from the Assam-Meghalaya border.

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Call off strike: Guv to teachers

16 Sep 2015 - 9:05pm | AT News

Nagaland governor PB Acharya appealed to the Rashtriya Madhyamik Siksha Abhijan (RMSA) agitating teachers to withdraw their strike for the benefits of the students.

He said the strike greatly affects less fortunate and weaker section of the society and it also deny the right to education to the children of the schools.

Acharya further directed the government to address the grievances of the teachers expeditiously by releasing their pending salaries so that they can perform their duties without further delay.

The aggrieved teachers, under the umbrella of Nagaland RMSA Teachers’ Association 2013 (NRMSA 2013), launched their agitation from August 21 last by boycotting classes in their respective schools.

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Addressing a AJYCP-sponsored conclave in Guwahati, the AASU adviser said that need of the hour is a massive agitation to prevent the Centre from implementing the anti people policies. "The narendra Modi Government at the Centre has been concentrating on cleaning on the river Ganga. But it has never tried to tame the might Brahmaputra," said Dr Bhattacharya.

He said that never the people of Assam will be a mute spectator if the Centre wants to rehabilitate the Hindu nationals of the neighbouring countries. "We won't allow the Centre to make Assam a dustbin, we won't allow the government to auction the oilfields," said the AASU leader.

Presided over by AJYCP president Biraj Kumar Talukdar, the convention strongly advocated a massive protest against the recent decisions.


ULFA linkmen arrested in Goalpara

29 Aug 2010 - 11:08pm | editor

Two ULFA linkmen were nabbed by Army with arms and explosives in Goalpara district on Saturday. Identified as Ambas Ali and Dabanam Changma alias Ali Garo they were involved in the July 30 bomb blast in Goalpara. Acting on a tip off, jawans of 9 Sikhli regiment of the Army''s red Horns Division apprehended the two at Rakhshashini Pahartuli village under Mornoi police station.

Altogether 68 detonators, some gelatin sticks and explosives, 250 metres electric wire and a mobile hand set were recovered from them. At least five CRPF personnel were killed and 44 others injured when militants triggered a powerful IED blast at Bhalukbudi in the district on July 30.