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Another bridge on B’putra

The Assam government has proposed yet another bridge on the river Bramaputra.

In his vote on account, chief minister Tarun Gogoi has proposed a bridge the river Brahmaputra linking Disangmukh to Tekeliphuta in Dhemaji district.

He said that the government would introduce the much hyped bill to appoint a Lukyukt in the next session of the assembly.   

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Rs 200 cr scam: Bora grilled

20 Jan 2017 - 3:21pm | AT News

In a major embarrassment for Congress in Assam, police have grilled former Assam welfare minister Akon Bora on Friday in connection with a multi crore scam.

A team of anti corruption cell questioned Bora for a couple of hours at the Rupnagar based office in Guwahati from 11 in the morning.

He was interrogated in connection with the huge Rs 200 crore scam in the department when he was holding the social welfare portfolio.

Top police officials are tightlipped on the revelations and refused to divulge anything before the media people who were waiting outside the office for several hours.

Sources told Assam Times that Bora would have to be grilled again soon to extract more crucial revelations. 

No Congress leaders were available for comment.

Kanpur land-sharks intimidating RTI activist by fabricating false charges

16 May 2008 - 4:49am | bobbyramakant
Land-mafia in Kanpur in connivance with officials of Kanpur Development Authority (KDA) have slapped false fabricated charges against an Right-to-Information (RTI) campaign leader - Roby Sharma.

Roby has been spearheading the RTI campaign in Kanpur since past two years now, exposing corruption and championing people's causes across the city.

Roby had filed a RTI application seeking the information from the KDA and Fire Department officials on how many multi-storey buildings are following the fire-safety norms setup by them, and how many of these buildings have obtained a no-objection certificate from the fire department.

Roby had further asked under the RTI Act that under which government order, are the private guest houses and businesses conducting commercial businesses in residential localities.

Also in Panki region of Kanpur, a 'ramleela' park was allotted to build a private school. Roby had filed a RTI application seeking to know under which government order have the allotment been made.

Due to the connivance of land-mafia with KDA officials, there are many such instances of illegal and unauthorized land grabbing across the city of Kanpur.

KDA has not given a response to many previous RTI applications of Roby and the hearing of these cases are currently undergoing in State Information Commission (SIC) of UP.

Also media has been colluding too! A leading city newspaper owns two major multiplexes - Rave three and Rave five - both of which are functioning without a no-objection certificate from Fire department. The bureau chief of this newspaper Sanjeev Mishra had threatened another acquaintance of Roby to 'stay away from Rave' related cases. The bureau chief also threatened the acquaintance to get Roby arrested and 'rot in jail for rest of his life.'

When Roby Sharma went for a hearing in the office of KDA's Secretary Hemant Kumar Singh, another senior KDA official Mahaveer Singh had verbally abused him and threatened of dire consequences if 'Roby doesn't stop seeking information'.

"RTI Act is a much-heralded public interest constitutional policy empowering the citizens and bestowing them with their fundamental right to information in the democratic India. But rampant corruption, malpractices and nexus between the 'powerful' and mighty and authorities are posing a huge challenge to the committed RTI champions like Roby Sharma" said Mahesh Kumar, another leading RTI activist in Kanpur.

The activists today met the district magistrate of Kanpur who assured them of taking action.

Appeal for financial assistance for Hirsch sprang affected baby

22 Jan 2016 - 7:05pm | Hantigiri Narzary

It is a mysterious condition that a 18-months-old male baby has been suffering of Hirsch Sprang disease following economic unsustainable of family to operation on his stomach which was made unnatural by doctors.

According to Pratika Brahma, mother of  Bwhwilu Brahma of Bongsijhora village under Kazigaon subdivision in Kokrajhar has been suffereing of Hirsch Sprang disease since his birth.The baby was given his first treatment a local doctor, later refered to Kokrajhar RNB civil hospital and in the long run admitted to Guwahati Medical College and Hospital for better treatment.There are three times operation have already conducted over his disease,but it has yet  to get final cured.

The family is coming out of economic suffered as his father Biswaram Brahma is daily wage earner and can’t incurred anything to provide medical treatment, so nowadays mother Pratika has been bent her step door to door of kinded hearted and well wishers for her son medical aids. After Pratika’s approaching, former minister and Kokrajhar east MLA Pramila Rani Brahma has expressed to take responsibility of treatment of the baby and wished early recovery of the baby.

Pratika said that she has admitted her son in GMC and operated him in the hospital and final operation was to be done in October last,but due to financial difficulties,the operation has yet to be done.She has move door to door of kind heart peoples to get financial support and MLA Pramila Rani Brahma has assured to help medical incurred during operation.She also told that she has decided to admit her son by first week of February next.She has expressed with family financial hardships tearful on her eyes appeals to extend help from kind heart and well wishers to recover her son from disease.Anybody,if kind heart and well wishers want to contribute financial support,they may can contact  at 8471972960/8134836724.

Pramila Rani Brahma told to this correspondent that the baby, who is suffering from critical condition as his family can’t support any more treatment.She said she will extend treatment incurred for the baby by the first week of February next. She also appeals to donate economic from rich kind heart and well wishers, who are in sound economic status.

Dr  Anmol Kumar Sah,Surgeon of Kokrajhar RNB civil hospital said that this is a Hirsch Sprang disease and it is curable.The baby has been giving medical treatment at GMC.