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Six arrested for Witchcraft case in Kokrajhar

KOKRAJHAR: Police arrested six persons for involved in a witchcraft case at Jhornagra village, Kokrajhar.

Police registered a case in this regard themselves.

Last Thursday, the village committee of Jhornagra village ordered Badreswar Rabha and his family members to leave the village within a week on suspicion of practicing witchcraft.

As soon as Kokrajhar police came to know about the incident, they rescued the family and apprehended six persons including a VDP secretary on Friday evening.

They are identified as Karam Rabha, Longar Rabha, Jereng Rabha, Nitai Rabha, Sameswar Rabha and Pendor Rabha.

A case was registered in Kokrajhar police station 382/2019, u/s 4(I) (ii)/7/9(ii)/10/11 under the Assam Witch Hunting (prohibition,prevention and protection Act), 2015.

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ONGC bandh brews power cut

13 Jul 2015 - 1:35pm | AT News

 More power shortage is set to disrupt normal life in the time of sweltering heat if the 100 ONGC bandh is any indication.

The thermal power projects have not received regular gas from ONGC because of the 100 hour bandh which began at 9 in the morning on Monday.

Sponsored by the Sivasagar unit of AASU, the paralyzing bandh will stay till Friday.

“We have not able to procure gas for power generation from Monday because of the 100 hour bandh. We don’t have any idea when this bandh will end. If the bandh is allowed to continue for 100 hours it would be a disaster,” say thermal power project officials.

“If AASU refuses to read the impending situation we are helpless. We won’t be able to restore uninterrupted gas supply under the impact of the bandh,” said ONGC sources.

AASU bandh began at 9 in the morning reiterating a slew of demands. These include the proposed super specility hospital. The then petroleum minister Veerappa Moily laid the corner stone of the hospital a couple of years ago. But the construction has yet to start.

AASU leaders further alleged lack of steps to fulfill its earlier promises. These include preference of local people in recruitment and preservation of historical monuments.

 

Independence Day in Hojai celebrated with plantation drive

15 Aug 2019 - 11:42pm | Nikhil Mundra

On  the auspious day of Independence day  a Youth  Deb Kumar Barman, resident of komrakata took the sole initiative to plant saplings. He planted around 45 saplings at  Komrakata Pathar road in Hojai on Thursday.

Talking to this Correspondent, Barman said," 3.5 km area of this road doesn't have any tree, so since many days he was planning to do something, so  today, he took this initiative to plant saplings."

He said hope others will come up to support this noble cause in coming  days for the environment.

Hojai District Administration joined the 73rd Independence day celebration with pomp and gaiety.Deputy Commissioner of Hojai district Tanmoy Pratim Borgohain hoisted the National Tricolour  and took salute of the march pass by security forces and NCC cadets at Kachari Maiden in Hojai

Cultural events were also organised where students from different schools,colleges and NGO's performed. District Administration along with District Industries and Commerce centre also felicitated Businessmen Rohit Agarwalla of Lanka town with 'Successful Entrepreneurs award'. Also, Hojai's Ajmal Foundation was presented with 'Best NGO Award' for their enormous contribution in the upliftment of society.

On the otherhand, For the first Rabindranath Tagore University celebrated the Independence day. Vice-Chancellor Dr. Amalendu Chakraborty hoisted the National Flag and took salute from NCC cadets.

Rashtrabhasha High School, Hojai Bar Association and almost all the school, Colleges, government office's and social organisation of the district celebrated this day with much enthusiasm.  

Respect human rights in Manipur

10 Sep 2015 - 7:38am | Pamei Tingenlung

Amid an eerie silence over the recent orgy of Churachandpur violence the Amnesty International India has asked the Manipur government to respect human rights.   

The rights body further asked the government to carry out an independent probe into the allegations of human rights violations in the past few months. The excessive use of police force should also be brought under the probe.

The rights body observed that the government should ensure that they respect the right to freedom of expression and peaceful protest while maintaining public order and safety.