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Cong celebrates victory

Assam Congress is upbeat with the Rajya Sabha poll results after it was formally announced on Friday evening.

Hundreds of Congress activists thronged the Rajiv Bhawan and started bursting fire crackers to celebrate the victory. Sweets are being served among the Congress activists in the Rajiv Bhawan.

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AJYCP lashes out at Govt

3 Aug 2016 - 6:09pm | AT News

AJYCP has lashed out at the Sarbananda Sonowal government in Assam alleging its utter failure to deal with the devastating problems of flood, erosion and encephalitis in the state.

In statement issued here on Wednesday, AJYCP president Biraj Kumar Sarma said, “the current flood wave has, in fact, exposed the utter inefficiency of the government where nearly 50 people died not to speak of the lakhs of affected people in the state. The government failed to demand even a single paise to counter the ravaging situation and the Centre dispatched Union home minister Rajnath Singh only to wash its hands off.”

He further came down heavily on the BJP-led government for alleging failure to rein in the outbreak of encephalitis which has claimed 218 people. “We have yet to see any stepped up initiative from the government,” said Talukdar.

Talukdar accused the BJP leaders for maintaining a studied silence on the rhino poaching incidents in Kaziranga alleging that they launched statewide protest against rhino poaching cases when the Congress was in power. He said, “a rhino poaching incident in Kaziranga drew a knee-jerk reaction across the state thanks to them. But 25 rhinos died in poaching and flood since the BJP-led government took the oath. These leaders have been maintaining a studied silence forcing us to believe that the acrimony over the rhino poaching incidents were politically motivated.”

Targeting Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma, the AJYCP leader said that the minister has been exposed during the last three months. “BJP drew applause in the nook and corner of the state when he called the assembly polls the last battle of Saraighat to save Assam. Now, it has proved beyond doubt that really it is last battle to end up Assam, its people and the resources.”

4 killed, 2 injured in Black Widow strike in Umrangsu

19 Feb 2008 - 8:24am | editor
The gun has yet to fall silent atop the North Cachar hills. In yet another strike, the Black Widow militants killed four people of the Vinoy Cement Factory on Tuesday in Umrangsu at a distance of more than 100 from Haflong.

According to information, the strike took place at around 11 in the morning while the militants attacked two dumper cars at a distance of 5 kilometer away from the factory. Further, the militants set the two dumper cars ablaze.

Notably, in its earlier attack, the militants killed four people including three security personnel while they attacked a convoy carrying Kopili power project officials to their colony campus. This has forced the employees of the NEEPCO-owned project to strike their works.

Media consultation at Rajgarh

9 Jul 2015 - 8:58am | AT News

Rural journos along with conscious citizens will rub shoulders at Rajgarh in Dibrugarh on Saturday to outline the local problems confronting the entire area for decades.

Organized by the Brihattar Rajgarh Sangbadik Mancha in association with Assam Times, the consultation will highlight the socio economic issues which have yet to get media focus.

Interested journalists and conscious citizens can contact the organizers  with phone numbers 9435427509, 9435429483 or 9401732209 for more information.