Union Defence Minister A.K. Antony and army chief General Deepak Kapoor are visiting Tawang on Sunday to take stock of the Indo-China border situation. Both they arrived in Tezpur on Saturday on a two-day visit to the region.
Mr Antony will be the second high-level dignitary to visit Arunachal Pradesh following China's criticism of the visit of the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh to the frontier state. The minister is set to visit Tawang, where China has her claims. Besides, Defence Secretary Vijay Singh and Eastern Command Goc-in-c Lt Gen V K Singh. He would be briefed by army officials at the headquarters of 4th Corp at Tezpur and is set to interact with army personnel at Tenga in West Kameng district.
A hardcore ULFA cadre was arested in Guwahati on Monday. According to information, identified as Kamal Boro the 709 battalion cadre was apprehended from Jalukbari area in thge wee hours during a joint operation by police and CRPF. He is said to be a resident of Udalguri.
Dr Debo Prasad Barooah no more. The veteran thinker and educationist passes away on Monday. He was 83.
The end came at 4-30 in the afternoon after the International Hospital where he was undergoing treatment for the last 70 hours. His condition deteriorated on Sunday and was kept on ventilation.
Dr Barooah, a Left worker and the was former vice chancellor with Gauhati University was the main force behind the 6 year long Assam agitation for detecting and deporting the Bangladeshi immigrants. Besides, he was the pioneer thinker of regionalism in north east’s politics.
Various parties, organizations and individuals condoled Dr Barooah’s death and conveyed deep sympathy to the bereaved family. His cremation would take place on Tuesday. Meanwhile, people in large numbers thronged at his residence and paid their last respect to the veteran thinker.