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Bomb explosion in Guwahati: 12 injured

In yet another mysterious  explosion that ripped apart Guwahati on Tuesday 12 people sustained injury putting the security forces in a state of utter confusion and cluelessness.

The explosion took place at around 7.39 in the evening near the state zoo where two SSB soldiers were among the injured who have been undergoing treatment at the GMCH.

Hardly an hour after the explosion ULFA-I chief Paresh Baruah claimed to have exploded it which  the security forces are not reading with entirety.

Security forces have cordoned off the area and launched a massive manhunt to nab the culprits. But they are believed to have escaped.

The explosion in the busy area just near the capital suggests lapses in security arrangement where rebels managed to make their presence felt with an explosion.

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BPF will win: Hagrama

1 May 2014 - 7:08pm | Hantigiri Narzary

BPF president and BTC Chief Hagrama Mohilary have claimed that BPF will win Kokrjahar parliamentary seat for which the election was held on April 24.

Mohilary while addressing the reporters here on Thursday at Bodofa Bwgwr in Kokrajhar said it is confirmed that his party candidate and sitting Transport minister Chandan Brahma will win the seat in huge votes from Kokrajhar Lok Sabha constituency.

‘There is no any candidate to defeat his party candidate Brahma in Kokrajhar as party is going to celebrate landslide victory on the day of counting of votes on May 16 next. He said party candidate will win over 5 lakhs of votes and will defeat nearest contestant by  lakh of votes’, Mohilary said.

He said that party Mangaldoi candidate Sahadev Das will also get huge votes, but it is now not able to comment whether he will win or not as the Mangaldoi was contested in multi-cornered.

He has said that the alliance between BPF and Congress would continue and there is no misunderstanding among two parties. He has denied allegation of fraction of understanding between two parties by senior party leader Pramila Rani Brahma said that it was unfortunate statement. The parties have good alliance in the state and it will also be remained in same spirit in future too, he added.

Meanwhile, MLA Pramila Rani Brahma has apologized to the party for her statement today said that she was not given such kind of statement as media reports stated.

A countdown meeting of BPF party election steering committee headed by BTC executive member and chairman of steering committee was held at Bodofa Nwgwr in Kokrajhar. All Assembly segment and district committees of the party given reports of getting majority votes in the elections.


DONeR Ministry sanctions 11.45 crore for preservation of historic Jamuna lake of Sivasagar

12 Jan 2012 - 8:17pm | Anup Arandhara

The Doner ministry of govt of India has sanctioned 11.45 crore for excavation and beautification of historic Jamuna lake of Sivasagar town. This is disclosed by Pranab Gogoi, speaker of Assam Assembly and local MLA at Sivasagar. The lake was excavated during the Ahom rule along with the historical Sivasagar tank scientifically,for going out excess water to Jamuna and help in protection. Besides the artificial flood water from the Sivasagar town was going out to Dorika river through this lake.

But later the Jamuna becomes shallow and some portion of it encroached by some anti-social elements, as result the artificial flood becomes a major problem for the town. But due to the active rule of the Speaker of Assam Assembly and local MLA, Pranab Gogoi, the Doner minister Pawan Sing Ghatowar has sanctioned this multi crore scheme for Jamuna.

With this scheme the lake the excavation and free from illegal encroachment of Jamuna will be undertaken. Besides the running of machine boats from ASTC bus station to Shiva dol and decoration of this portion will be undertaken for tourist attraction.

Hindu body thrashes Salvation Army

14 Oct 2017 - 9:11pm | Siddharth Deb

In a bid to take stock of the conditions of Hindu refugees during Rohingya conflict, members of the Hindu Jagaran Manch visited Bangladesh raising serious allegations on thr Salvation army.

Embarking on a journey to Bangladesh on October 2, the members of the Hindu Mancha started their trip from Hailakandi via Agartala to Cox’s Bazar areas and reached the Kutupalong refugee camp. The trip was a part of national level decision of the Mancha. 

The members in the committee that travelled to Bangladesh included the president of Hindu Jagaran Mancha, Hailakandi District, Panna Nath, Judiciary head Anjan Nath Majumdar, Tripura executive of Hindu Jagaran Mancha Uttam Dey, and Silchar committee member Bijoy Paul

On returning from Bangladesh, the team briefed about the grim picture of the Hindu refugees wedged in the Rohingya crisis in a press conference at Lala. President of Hindu Jagaran Mancha, Panna Nath expressed, “the conditions of Hindus are as worse as the Muslim victims in the Rohingya’s Arakan region. They have taken refuge in Bangladeshi camps and lost a great deal of property in lives in the conflict. The main reason of the concern is that after facing so many atrocities in Rohingya, when the Hindus have taken refuge in Bangladesh, they are still under life threat as constant attempts are being made on their lives by miscreants.     

While explaining the reason of assault met over the Hindus in Rohingya, Panna Nath further said, “after having detailed conversation with the Hindu victims in the crisis we came to know that as they gave refuge to the Muslims in Rohingya for the sake of humanity, the Mayanmar army unleashed its terror on the Hindu communities of the area, destroying their properties on a large scale.” 

“At present, 577 refugees have taken shelter in the Cox’s Bazar, Kutupalong refugee camp but their lives are still in danger as constant attacks are being made on them. The Arakan Salvation Army cadres are constantly threatening the lives of the Hindu victims at the camp and it is a matter of major concern. The most disturbing fact about the camp is repeated rape of Hindu girls.” Nath added. 

Nath further alleged that 11 people have been taken to Arakan by the Salvation Army promising to provide them money after selling their livestock, but two have been murdered and the rest lives are at major risk. Meanwhile, the 3rd Haldiya Zila Parishad member Swapan Sharma and local businessman Jagadish Paul have jointly arranged for the staying of the Hindu refugees. TheBangladesh Hindu Mahajot General Secretary, Gobinda Chandra Promanik has extended help by providing ration to the refugees of the camp.   


It may be mentioned that along with the Hindu refugees, almost four lakh fifty thousand Muslims have also taken refuge in Bangladesh. On the three day visit to Kutupalong camp, Hindu Jagaran Mancha also contributed relief money that had been collected by the organisation through various sources. The Mancha further assured that it will hold rounds of talk with the governments of Mayanmay, Bangladesh and India to find a permanent solution to the crisis meted out on the Hindu residents of Arakan area who are now sandwiched at Kutupalong refugee camp. Amongst others present at the press conference were BJP leader Suman Das, Hindu Jagar Mancha’s Soth Assam President Ranajoy Nath, Lala Commissioner Tapan Nath and Anjan Nath Majumdar.