MARGHERITA: Security forces claimed to have eliminated two dreaded rebels from Assam and Manipur at a fierce gunfight in Arunachal Pradesh on Thursday.
According to information, the gun battle took place at Shankupani area near Kharsang in Changlang district where 13th Assam Rifles jawans were engaged in the counter insurgency operation in the north eastern state.
Identified as Kamba Singh(PLA) and Maniram Asom(ULFA-I) died on the spot.
Rebels operating in the north eastern regions are believed to have been camping in the dense jungle in Arunachal Pradesh to unleash terror in the form of extortion and attack on security forces in the inter state border areas.
ULFA(I) rebels. mostly, keep hiding in the jungles to extort money in some pockets of Tinsukia district of Assam at regular intervals.
Nirmal Ghosh of Mangaldai was one of the sucessfull candidates in the recntly declared APSC results. He is selected for the Assam Police Service. He is the lone son of Nitai Ghosh and Alka Ghosh a resident of ward no.4 of Mangaldai town. The candidate holds a degree in Economics and a MBA degree from Cosmic Buisiness school,New Delhi. He was working in SRD group of companies of Mangaldai for the last five years. The elated candidate talking to media persons said"I will work for the sake of the people" North Mangaldai club,SRD group and Mangaldai Chamber of commerce has congratulated him on his sucess.
19 May 2008 - 2:19pm | editor
One ULFA’s self style corporal Uttam Neog was killed in an encounter with Army on late Sunday night in upper Assam’s Kakopathar in Tinsukia district. According to information, he had an encounter the troops of Daha Regiment at Kakopathar. Later a point 3 pistol and three rounds of live ammunitions were recovered from his possession.
The five hour tripartite talks in New Delhi to break the mega dam deadlock was quite disappointing if KMSS is to be believed. But a few other organization running the anti-dam stir are satisfied in some extent.
KMSS leaders told Assam Times in Delhi that the Centre showed no sign of response to most of their demands. “Our major demand was 12 per cent power sharing free of cost. But the power minister Piyush Goel straightly rejected it saying it a policy matter. How can we call the talks a ray of hope?,” said a KMSS leader.
Another leader of the farmer’s organization said, “the minister gave hardly attention to our demand for cumulative environment impact assessment of all 169 small hydro power projects in Arunachal Pradesh. Is it positive?” Apart from it, Goel virtually rejected and demand for holding public hearings in Assam for power projects in Arunachal Pradesh.
To top it all, the crucial meeting of 26 organization with bosses of Central Water Commission, National Hydro-Power Corporation Limited, power ministry officials, dam experts ended without any ray of hope.