Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Monday is scheduled to review the overall law and order situation in BTAD areas with Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and Governor JB Patnaik. Chidambaram, who visited some relief camps in Kokrajhar and Chirang has instructed the police, civil and para military heavyweights to spare no pain to provide assistance to the refugees. Chidambaram, who arrived in Guwahati in the morning is scheduled to stay at the Raj Bhawan for the night.
Young social activist and Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti president Akhil Gogoi received the prestigious 2nd Shanmugam Manjunath Integrity Award from the Magsassay awardee Kiran Bedi at a function held on Friday at the IIT Seminar Hall, New Delhi. Giving away the award Magsassay Award winner encouraged Mr Gogoi for his relentless and untiring efforts to ensure transparency between public life and government functionings. Mr Gogoi who hails from upper Assam’s Golaghat district has been awarded for his fight against corruption.
The award is dedicated to encourages those who work to uphold the values of truth and honesty in Indian corporate, government and public life.
The award has a citation and a cash prize of Rupees One Lakh.
Manjunath Shanmugam, Alumnus of IIM Lucknow, was a Indian Oil sales officer, who unfolded adultration of fuel by a IOCL dealer in Lakhimpur Khiri area of Uttar Pradesh and later he was killed by the IOCL dealer.
A ravaging fire claimed the lives of three persons of a family in Bongaigaon on Sunday. The tragic incident took place at Bhaulaguri when a house caught fire in the wee hours. Two including a women and a minor girl died on the spot while two others are battling for life at the GMCH. The reason is yet to be ascertained.
The dreaded H1N1 claims its first victim in Assam when a 20 year old college girl dies at GMCH on Sunday. According to information, Sikha Biswas a student of Hiteswar Saikia College in Panjabari in Guwahati in the wee hours on Sunday. Before shifting to GMCH, Sikha, a resident of Jagiriad station Road, was admitted to Nemcare Hospital in Guwahati 13 days back. Her body was taken to Jagiroad in the morning.