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NPP candidate, 9 others died in Tirap bombing

Itanagar: At least 10 people including an assembly poll candidates from NPP were believed to have died when suspected NSCN(K) rebels exploded a powerful bomb in Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh on Monday.

The incident took place around 11.30 when Khonsa West MLA and BJP candidate Tirang Aboh accompanied by his personnel assistant and security guards were on a trip. As Aboh and his convoy reach Birdoria area the Naga rebels who were waiting on the roadside ambushed the team where the entire team members were said to have died.

Security forces reached the spit and cordoned off the entire area to nab the culprits. 

The NPP is extremely shocked and saddened by the news of the death of its MLA Shri Tirong Aboh (Arunachal Pradesh) and his family. We condemn the brutal attack and urge @rajnathsingh and @PMOIndia to take action against those responsible for such attack.

— Conrad Sangma (@SangmaConrad) May 21, 2019
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Trucks escorted to Arunachal, economic blockade on

14 Jul 2007 - 1:45pm | luitneildon

GUWAHATI: Trucks and stranded passengers were escorted to Arunachal Pradesh from Tinsukia district from Friday night even as the student bodies are yet to call off their indefinite economic blockade against Arunachal Pradesh. ADC RC Duara said trucks, tankers and passenger buses were being escorted to Arunachal Pradesh and the subdivision was slowly limping back to normalcy.

However, Section 144 was still in place in the secluded subdivision. Officials of the subdivision and MLA Bolin Chetia held meetings at various places to pacify the agitating public.

Student bodies had announced an indefinite blockade against Arunachal Pradesh after eight people were wounded when tribals from the neighbouring state attacked a peace meeting at Shantipur of the subdivision last week.Two districts of Arunachal Pradesh – Dibang Valley and Lower Dibang Valley – are facing shortage of essential commodities in view of the blockade.The student bodies of Assam want Arunachal Pradesh to book the culprits involved in the attack.

Meanwhile, a meeting of the North East Students Organization (NESO), All Assam Students Union and Naga Students Federation was going on in Guwahati.The meeting is understood to have been contemplating on measures to resolve the border disputes and maintain peace along the border areas.

The boundary disputes between Assam and its neighbouring states like Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram have flared up recently, with armed clashes being reported from different areas lying along the border.

Pollution in Brahmaputra water!

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3 Dec 2017 - 6:30pm | AT News

GUWAHATI: All of a sudden, the river Brahmaputra has started flowing with dirty water much the major concern of the millions of people in Assam to have spotted the disaster in their lifeline. The polluted water was spotted only from Jonai area in Dhemaji down to the north eastern city of Guwahati by Sunday noon where hundreds of people beside the mighty river keep watching the water.

The authority has yet to react."We have yet to confirm. We have some procedure and without going into the details we can't react," said an official with the water resource development department.

Early in the morning a few fishermen spotted the polluted water in Jonai. " We noticed it after I came to know from the local fishermen. The epicentre I don't know. Our people have been probing it. I am waiting for the inputs," said Prafulla Chatradhar, a local environmentalist in Jonai.

Ravi Kant, a local resident in Arunachal Pradesh who lives on the river bank of Siang said none of the rivers in the state on Sunday has been flowing across with polluted water."

Bimal Das from Tezpur told Assam Times that people have stopped using the Brahmaputra river water after they have noticed the colour. "We noticed it from 9 in the morning and not early in the morning," said Das.

Pradeep Patra, who is heading a NGO said,"we have reasons to believe that it might be the handiwork of some big industrial unit along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border who might have dumped a huge heap of wastage on a tributary of the mighty river. However, we want proper investigation and the person or organization on question must be fixed,"




Educational seminar in Shillong

19 Jan 2010 - 8:15pm | barooah

A seminar on “Technology Evolution – Today and our tomorrow” was held at St. Edmund’s College, Shillong on December 8th’2009 organized by St. Edmund’s College. Distinguished speakers Mr. P. M. Dastidar (IGP, Communication, Assam Police) and Mr. Prashant Barooah a Technocrate from Delhi graced the occasion. While Mr. Dastidar talked about evolution and revolutions of Communication technologies which we have seen in last couple of decades and future technologies which are going to change our lives tomorrow. Mr. Barooah presented talk on telephony systems, technologies, Next Generation Networks and spoke about how students can choose right technical domain as their career options. He also talked about future technology evolution and how the students can prepare themselves for future job scenarios.

Mr. Barooah touched upon Higher and professional education and training needs that students should focus on as per need of 21st century, developing the ability to flourish in a world that is fundamentally diverse and irredeemably different. He emphasized that students and teachers should focus on knowledge creation. We got to be instead of a knowledge-absorbing society, North East India has to become a knowledge-generating society. Twenty first century is global and need to prepare themselves for this global system by choosing right career paths and gearing up for tomorrow’s challenging situation where all will talk about only experts and professionals and students would not be able to fulfill the need just by conventional educations but far more advanced training coaching are the need of the hour. We need complete clarity in terms of what to learn, how to learn and where to learn. Our students must take into account that they are adequately prepared for tomorrow.

Mr. Barooah also mentioned that there is a complete paradigm shift and there was a time when a person would remain in one profession for a lifetime. Several surveys have shown that on an average a person changes at least 10 professions in his lifetime. Instead of preparing a career for life, we have to prepare a life of careers. Today student should have, and these are quite independent of the field of knowledge, social and communication skills, management, creative thinking, capacity of dealing with complex and multidisciplinary work and team. Those of us who are involved in the field of international education and job market realize how North Eastern Students are unconnected to most of the world and information. Most students still do not know which are right career paths for them and remain confused and the majority of those who do are forced into it by adverse conditions and events.

Mr. Barooah raised his concern, ARE YOU STUDENTS from North East FUTURE READY? Making students of North East India future ready, the focus areas should be - use of information and communication technologies, engage early in career planning, recognize right career as per future demand, explore options, plan what steps are needed to enter your chosen occupation, evaluate whether you are ready for implementation and then act. He informed students and teachers attending the seminar that he would work towards helping students in the region with help from educationists and experts with access to right information and counseling through a web portal ( which would provide End-to End Career Guidance where most up-to-date and enormous information is/would be available related to Education & Career for the students hailing from the North Eastern States of India including teachers, parents, guardians, schools, colleges and various professional institutions. The purpose of the portal is to provide detailed information and right guidance to students who are unaware of various career options available within the country and worldwide. It would help who are puzzled and unable to take right decision on their career moves in a particular field of interests and relevance. This also contains detailed information related to education and career with possibility of career assessments and help students choosing right career considering future job scenarios based on practical research.