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Fierce gunfight in Kokrajhar

Two dreaded NDFB-S militants are believed to have been killed at a fierce gunbattle in Kokrajhar on Tuesday.           The encounter took place in the evening during a joint offensive against the militants---mongering trouble in BTAD areas in the form of killing, extortion and kidnapping.

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Sanskrit for moral teaching

14 Aug 2017 - 11:44am | Shajid Khan

“Sanskrit language is mother of almost all Indian languages where we get the first hand information of our ancient art and culture of a civilized society when the rest of the earth was under the cover of darkness, Basanta Sarmah.

In his address at a function in Udalguri to mark the Sanskrit day, the chief of the Mangaldai Sanskrit Tol said that the Sanskrit language is an easy language to understand and one’s good will power requires to use it in the everyday conversation.

The Sanskri Divash which got underway with the Mangalacharana by the borders of Vanavashi Kalyan Asharam girls’ hostel was chaired by Nalaini Kanta Sarmah, principal of Udalguri Sangaveda Viswashanti Sanskrit Tol while Dipak Sarmah, district coordinator of Sanskrit Bharati, Udalguri anchored the wwhole programme. Haliram Basumatary, retired judge introduced the guests using Sanskrit language in his speech while Rudra Shastri of Sanskrit Bharati Udalguri explained the purpose of the Sanskrit Divash. Appointed speaker of the daylong programme Ananta Chetia of Sanskrit Bharati from Dibrugarh, Tapan Rajbongshi of Sanskrit Bharati and Chiranjeeb Chetia of Mangaldoi College appealed to the general public in general and students in particular to use Sanskrit language in their daily conversations within their friends circle to popularize the most civilized language in the world.

Bidyapati Dahal, a renown Sanskrit scholar of Udalguri and author of a good number of books in Sanskrit and Nepali language also spoke on the occasion and expressed his satisfaction for the initiatives taken up by the Sanskrit Bharati to make Sanskrit popular in the society. It is to be noted that Dahal was felicitated very recently by the Sanskrit University, Nalbari on the occasion of Sanskrit divash. The students who have cleared the Sanskrit Prathama and Dwitiya Dikshya were also distributed with certificates and the best students were also awarded. It is to be noted that the proceeding of the meeting was entirely conducted using the classical language as medium of instruction for the first time in Udalguri.

Worried Centre rushes Patil, NSG to Assam

31 Oct 2008 - 6:57pm | editor
The Centre on Friday expressed grave concern over the serial blasts in Assam a day after the state was rocked by serial blasts leaving 75 dead and over 470 injured.

Rattled by the state’s biggest ever serial blast in Assam, the Centre held a cabinet meeting which asked Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil to leave for Guwahati on Friday itself.

Talking to media persons after the meeting, Finance Minister P Chidambaram said, "The Cabinet meeting expressed serious concern over the incident and extended sympathy to the next of kin of those who lost their lives, The Home Minister has been requested to take immediate necessary steps.”

Home minister Shivraj Patil is leaving for to take the stock of the situation after serial blasts in the state. On the other hand, senior BJP leader and L K Advani, is visiting the state later in the day.

Meanwhile, the Home Ministry has sought an immediate report from the Assam government on the serial blasts in Assam. Hours after the blast, Home Secretary Madhukar Gupta spoke to Assam Chief Secretary to find out the details of the incidents., He has sought a detailed report from the state government on the blasts in several districts including Barpeta, Bongaigaon and Kokrajhar.

Back home an eerie silence s prevailing in the state and the authorities are fanning security forces to nab the culprits involved in the blast. Till now as many as 15 people have been rounded up in this connection.

Friday is an undeclared bandh and schools, offices and other establishments are remaining closed. A seven-member National Security Guard (NSG) team has already reached Guwahati to identify the explosives used in the blasts.

Hardcore ULFA cadre killed in encounter

12 Sep 2008 - 4:52pm | editor
A hardcore ULFA cadre was killed at an encounter with army at Dirak Reserve Forest early in the morning on Friday.

According to information, ULFA's 28th battalion cadre Sahaknka Baruah alias Ananta Gogoi was killed during an encounter with Army's 9th Kuman Regiment in the forest. Later army jawans recovered a AK-56 rifle from the sport.

Top ranked police officials rushed to the spot to find out other ULFA cadres who have been staying inside the forest.