JFA demands stringent punishment Guwahati : Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) expressed shock at the murder of journalist Ashish Dhiman along with his brother at Madhonagar locality of Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh on morning hours of Sunday (18 August 2019).
Local media reports suggest that both Ashish (26) and his younger brother Ashutosh were shot dead by assailants in their residence. Neighbours took the injured brothers to a nearby hospital, but attending doctors declared them brought dead.
Ashish used to work as a photo-journalist for Hindi newspaper Dainik Jagaran and left behind his pregnant wife and ailing mother. “We urge UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath to investigate the matter and punish the guilty under the law. Moreover, the bereaved family should be adequately compensated,” said a statement issued by JFA president Rupam Barua and secretary Nava Thakuria.
Defence laboratory unit in Assam is currently focussing the research and development studies on Nanotechnology, Agro biodefence, herbal medicines and identification of malaria-risk zones.
According to information, as part of the year-long golden jubilee celebration several programmes have been chalked out which include orations, national seminar, peace expedition, quiz competition among school children, health and hygiene awareness camps.
The Defence Research Laboratory was set up after the 1962 Chinese aggression to address the problems faced by troops in forward areas, is celebrating its golden jubilee.
One more youth from Assam was found dead in West Bengal on Thursday. The body of Zakir Hussain was found near a railway station in Birbhum. Zakir hails from Hailakandi district. With this, the number of deaths of Assamese youths outside the state has gone up to 10.
Guwahati: Army fatigues (olive green stripes) have been banned in Assam from 1st of August in view of the Independence Day on 15th of August 2007.
Every year it is observed that the State witnesses an escalation in violence before the Independence Day celebrations and it is easy for militants to wear army fatigues and mingle with the crowd. Moreover there have been reports of incidents from Dibrugarh where ULFA militants had dressed in army fatigues and harassed woman in some villages. And hence the administration has decided to go ahead with the ban.