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Eerie silence after bloodbath

An eerie silence prevails in Kokrajhar on Saturday a day after unidentified militants killed 14 people in a deadly attack at an open market.

Security forces are fanning in and around the entire area in search of the trouble mongers who managed to flee from the spot immediately after opening firing and bombing.

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, senior minister Himanta Biswa Sarma assessed the law and order situation in the BTAD district at a high level meeting of civil of police officials. They further visited the injured people who have been battling for life in the hospitals.

The gory attack on the common people has forced the government to seek more security forces to firmly deal with the militants who have been unleashing violence for the last many years. People, mostly, in Balajan a few km away from the Kokrajhar town, remaining inside their houses.

Shops and markets remained closed fearing more attacks and security personal have been patrolling on the road.

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Four dead in road accident in Alipurduar

29 Jul 2019 - 10:09pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

KOKRAJHAR: Four persons of a family died and three others have received serious injuries at a road mishap at Nimti national highways under Kalsini police station in Alipurduar of West Bengal on Monday morning.

The  family hailed from Salakati Bazar of Kokrajhar district which had met accident with a truck while on their way to Kokrajhar from Jalpaiguri.

Their vehicle bound for Kokrajhar with registration no. AS18Y-0183 met a collision with a truck early this morning.

Injuries were immediately rushed to Alipurduar Hospital. Among the death,Susmita Roy was a folk singer of Koch Rajbongshi community.

Rajkumar Roy was a small trader at Salakati. Deceased were identified as Rajkumar Roy (45), Susmita Roy(21), daughter,Jogesh Roy(75),father and Parmila Roy(70),mother.

Flutter in Centre after BBC exposure

16 Feb 2017 - 1:07pm | AT News

A BBC report exposing the “extra judicial killings” inside the Kaziranga National Park in Assam touches off a seismic wave of anger in forest and environment ministry who demands action against the reporter and producer.

A rattled National Tiger Conservation Authority has threatened legal action alleging it an attempt to create a wrong impression on the one horn rhino abode.

NCTA has further moved the UK embassy seeking action against the journalists who in a recent report focused the

Inhuman activities of the forest guards for conserving the one horn animal where the neighbouring people have been bearing the brunt.

BBC sources, however, have justified the story and suggested the authorities to go through the story in toto.


Dance maestro Goswami to attend GPC program

2 May 2016 - 6:26pm | AT News

Eminent Sattriya dance exponent of Assam, Padmashri Jatin Goswami will attend the ‘Guest of the Month’ program of Guwahati Press Club (GPC) on 3 May. The interactive program will start at 11 am and conclude by 1 pm.

Born at Adhar Sattra of Dergaon in eastern Assam on 2 August 1933, Nrityacharya Goswami received his basic cultural education at home under the guidance of his father. Later he learned Sattriya dance from Maniram Dutta Muktiar and Roseswar Saikia Bayan. Moreover he got the opportunity to learn Assamese folk songs & dances under the guidance of Kalaguru Bishnu Prasad Rabha.

The Sangeet Natak Akademi awardee performed Sattriya cultural items in various sessions of Asom Sahitya Sabha, Asom Sangeet Natak Akademi, Asom Sangeet Sanmilan etc. Presently Goswami is engaged in conducting training & workshops of Sattriya dance & dramas in different parts of the country.