A local court in Guwahati on Saturday issued summon to Rahul Gandhi to appear before it on September 29 in connection with a defamation case pending against the Congress vice president.
Acting on a criminaldefamation case filed by a RSS member, the Kamrup Metropolitan Court has asked Gandhi to appear before the court where the petitioner has alleged that the Congress top leader, in a rally in Guwahati a couple of months back, accused RSS of killing Mahatma Gandhi.
It assumed significance hardly after a month Gandhi refused to tender apology before RSS even after the Supreme Court asked him to do so. He instead said that there is no question of apologising or expressing regret.
Dr Bhagawan Goswami’s body was recovered in Panbazar nine days after the Cotton College professor went missing from Chandmari in Guwahati. His body was spotted floating on the river Brahmaputra just behind the Deputy Commission’s old residence in the afternoon. Later it was identified by the family members.
Sources told Assam Times that the body bore no injury marks and his mobile phone and money bag was recovered inside his jacket. Details would be clear only after the post mortem. Goswami, the senior professor and head of the history department with the Cotton State varsity has been remaining traceless since his son left him in the recent North East Book Fair at the Chandmari AEI playground on January.
KOHIMA: Defying the poll boycott call by many civil society organizations, 22 candidates filed nominations in Nagaland on Tuesday a day ahead of the last date. These candidates are contesting from Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP), NPF, BJP and JD(U). A few more candidates are turning up o Wednesday.
NDPP has 8 candidates, 4 in Kohima 2 each in Phek and Zunheboto. BJP has 6 candidates 1 each in Dimapur, Phughoboto Phek and Wokha and 2 in Zunheboto. NPF has 6 candidates—3 in Phek 1 in Zunheboto, 2 in Wokha and 1 in Tuensang. A JD(U) candidate has filed nomination in Wokha.
Five districts namely Mon, Longleng, Kiphire, Peren and Mokokchung have received no nomination till Tuesday. Scrutiny will be done on Thursday and the last date for withdrawal of nominations is February 12.
Seven years have passed since Bhimakanta Buragohain was captured on the soil of Bhutan. Since then he has been languishing in the Tezpur Central jail. On Tuesday only, ULFA's political adviser was released on bail. Additional Judge Sonitpur district and sessions court Hemadevi Phukan Bhuyan set Buragohain free on receipt of surety of Rs 25,000, each for two bail petitions moved by his nephews Anup Phukan and Kula Mohan Barua. Buragohain was granted bail on October 8 by Sonitpur District and Sessions Court judge Dinesh Chandra Choudhary but could not be released due to a strike by judicial employees and Durga Puja vacation. He was produced before the court again on October 12 but could not be released as his bail surety and documents could not be furnished by his nephews. He was sent back to the Gauhati Central Jail from where he was brought to the Sonitpur district and sessions court on Tuesday. He was shifted from Tezpur jail to Gauhati Central Jail early this year following the arrest in Bangladesh of several ULFA leaders, including its chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa to allow the top leadership to meet and discuss modalities for the talks process. He was arrested under Unlawful Arms Act and remanded in judicial custody since December 2003. Before being whisked away from the court, Buragohain said the progress of the peace process and its modalities will depend on ULFA chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa.