The second Bangalore bound special train will leave Guwahati on Saturday. The train is expected to carry over 1000 north east people back to the southern city who arrived in Guwahati fearing attack. Passengers can board the train only from Guwahati, Kamakhya, Rangia, New Bongaigaon and Kokrajhar railway stations. The passengers, who board the Bangalore special Saturday, will also get their tickets reimbursed.
Assam scripts yet another history on Sunday. Altogether 100 people on Sunday planted 40,885 saplings within an hour near the Chirang Reserve Forest to enter the Guinness World Records. Army’s Dogra Regiment and 135 Ecological Battalion jawans planted the saplings on the banks of the Saralbhanga river on Sunday from 11 in the morning to 12 noon. The entire rare event was video-graphed in full view of three independent observers. The footage would now be sent to Guinness World Records.
The Gauhati High Court has asked the government to recall Mukul Saikia as SP in the chief minister’s vigilance and anti corruption within 7 days.
Hearing a PIL alleging corruption by Rakesh Paul, a division bench of the court asked him to restart the probe into the corruption charges against the APSC chairman.
Notably, during his stint as SP attached to the chief minister’s anti corruption and vigilance cell, Saikia gathered lots of disturbing evidence againstPaul who allegedly amassed huge wealth within a short span of time.
The mega dam meant for the Gerukamukh hydro power project fail to reach the construction site because of the week long blockade by AJYCP in Dhemaji district. AJYCP, AASU, TMPK and ATASU workers have not been allowing the dam materials to reach beyond Gogamukh for the last five days.
Talking to Assam Times the protestors said that these materials an machineries would be allowed to reach the construction venue at Gerukamukh. They have been disrupting the supply of dam materials following the arrest of 5 youths for allegedly burning truck on October 8.
“The week long blockade is the manifestation of our anger. Unidentified miscreants set the truck on fire. Police failed to find out the real miscreants and nabbed the five local youths to wash their hands off. This blockade is the best way to deal with the issue. We won’t surrender. We will complete the week long blockade,” said the protesters.