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Delhi greets Ibobi with protest

The Churachand protest is spreading to New Delhi with hundreds of people from Manipur lodging the night long protest at the Manipur Bhawan premises on Sunday.

Hundreds of tribal people from the restive north eastern state thronged the Manipur Bhawan premises at 5 in the evening as soon as Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh arrived in it forcing him to remain inside the room for the night.

With banners and festooned in their hands, the protestors shouted slogans raising their demands for separate administration for the hills people, withdrawal of the controversial bills apart from action against the police personal who killed nine protestors during the recent orgy of violence in Churachandpur.  


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HC to hear Medi’s bail plea

14 Mar 2014 - 9:21am | AT News

Gauhati High court is expected to hear the anticipatory bail application of Kamal Medhi who has been implicated in the sensational Pranab Boro self immolation case.

Medhi, who is on the run to get rid of arrest, had to move the High Court after the Chief Judicial Magistrate rejected the plea for anticipatory bail since police failed to arrest him in the case.    

All about a booklet

11 Feb 2017 - 11:09am | AT News

A booklet by late Kalikho Pul seems to have unleashed huge storm in the country's political landscape where both Congress and BJP leadership have been maintaining stoic silence raising doubts over the role a section of top politicians.

Written in Hindi My Vichar, the booklet found near the lifeless  former Arunachal Pradesh chief minister, has some untold stories of how a circle of Congress and BJP leaders along with brokers, lawyers have amassed crores of money from the  exchequers within a short spell of time in the poor north eastern state.

According to Pul, his main rival and former chief minister Nabam Tuki made crores of money meant for the poor people under the various schemes like his predecessor Dorjee Khandu. The booklet has clear mention of his successor Pema Khandu who looted the public money to own many properties in the state and outside.

Pul, who was finance minister in the Nabam Tuki government for a couple of months has exposed the entire network to siphon off crores of rupees in the name if procuring rice for the poor people under the public distribution system. He observed that the multi crore scam benefitted both Tuki and Khandu.

He said when he was camping for nearly 13 months in New Delhi, many top political leaders demanded astrological amount if money to help him become chief ministers, which he could not. His consultations with Congress veterans including Ghulam Nabi Azad, Kamal Nath also echoes in his booklet that rattles the political fraternity.

Pul, who was caught in a legal tangle after he took oath as chief minister took strong note of displeasure over the judiciary which dislodged him even after he won the floor test.

But the Congress and BJP leadership have not reacted even after media leaked the booklet available in the court.

Field Day on Rabi oilseeds at Mangaldai

2 Feb 2010 - 1:22pm | tpsaikia

The Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Darrang at Mangaldai under Assam Agricultural University has taken up special initiatives for productivity enhancement of pulses and oilseeds and nutritional security of rural people in the district of Darrang. During the ongoing rabi season, the KVK has been conducting Frontline Demonstration (FLDs) programmes on Toria and Lentil in the farmers’ field in 10 hectares of land. The main objective of FLDs is to demonstrate newly released crop production, and protection technologies in the farmers fields under different farming situations. While demonstrating the technologies in the farmers fields, the scientists are required to study the factors contributing to higher crop yield and simultaneously the production constraints are identified. As a part of FLDs, the Krishi Vigyan Kendra organised a “Field Day” on Toria (Rapeseed mustard) at Kaikara village of Mangaldai under Patharighat Revenue Circle on 30.01.2010. The objectives of the programme was to provide a platform for: participating FLD farmers to showcase their learning to the larger community.

The meeting was presided over by Gunaram Deka, a noted social worker of the locality. In his welcome address, Dr T.P. Saikia, Programme Coordinator, Krishi Vigyan Kendra of Nagaon & Darrang districts explained the objective of KVK and requested the farmers to utilize the services of KVK for overall development of their livelihood. P.Gogoi, Senior ADO of Patharighat attended the meeting as Chief Guest. He urged upon the farmers to take initiatives for establishment of the KVK, Darrang at Deomornoi near to their locality and requested them to take full benefits of departmental schemes as well as KVK programmes. The gathering was also addressed by Dr Munin Sarmah, ADO of Deptt. of Agriculture and the Gaonburah of Kaikara village Bichitra Kumar Baruah. Two progressive farmers also expressed their views on scientific cultivation of Toria var. TS 38 provided by the KVK and expressed their satisfaction for implementation of the programme at their locality.

A farmer-scientist interaction on field problems of agriculture as well as on allied disciplines was also held on this occasion where the scientists of KVK viz., Dr. T.P.Saikia, H.Talukdar, G.K.Sarmah and Ms. S. Saikia and the officers of Agriculture deptt. took part as resource persons in the interactive session. Lastly, Field visit to demonstrated crop fields was also organized to have on the spot assessment of the new technologies and to share the experiences of participating farmers with others. The programme ended with vote of thanks by Ms. Sanjukta Saikia, SMS of the KVK.