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BPF-BJP-AGP to continue alliance

KOKRAJHAR: Chief of Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) Hagrama Mohilary said the Bodoland People's Front (BPF) will continue its alliance with BJP and AGP in the upcoming BTC election due next year.

Mohilary while attending at a meeting in Kokrajhar on Thursday, said this.  Mohilary, who is also president of BPF said that his party will have its seat sharing with alliance partners and party is hopeful that BPF is getting majority supports in the council.

BTC was created in 2003 with four districts under Sixth scheduled of Indian constitution. BTC Legislative Assembly has 40 member house.

First council elections of the BTC was held in 2005, second in 2010 and fourth in 2015.

BPF is in power since the creation of BTC.

On alliance with United People's Party Liberal (UPPL), Mohilary said that he was ready to settle political unification, but no seat sharing in the upcoming elections.He said that BPF party always want unification of parties in BTC region.

However, UPPL expressed their gestures that party will have alliance on seat sharing condition.

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NDFB-S cadre arrested

28 Jul 2017 - 6:45pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

Security forces apprehended a cadre of NDFB-S from Dahalapara area of Kokrajhar district on Friday morning.

Based on input about presence of NDFB-S cadre,a joint team of police and army launched a search operation along Dahalapara area under Kokrajhar PS on Friday morning and able to arrest cadre of the NDFB-S along with arms. He was identified as Derhasat Basumatary(22).

 A pistol along with magazine,three live bullets,a mobile handset was recovered from him.He was involved with extortion in the area.

 Arrested cadre revealed that he was associated with Janimun Basumatary alias Galor,who was eliminated at an encounter with security forces on July 25 at New Bashbari area in Kokrajhar district. He was given a pistol from Galor and involved with organisational work since few two months back in the area,arrested cadre said.

 

Concern over contamination of Kopili river

19 Jun 2012 - 1:22am | Anup Biswas

The Kopili Hydro Electric Project (KHEP) of North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Ltd, at Umrangso in Dima Hasao may face dire consequence due to turning of river and reservoir water acidic resulting to damages of under water instruments of the project, alleged conscious people of Dima Hasao.

It is learnt that the water of reservoir and Kopili River adjacent to the Meghalaya state is becoming acidic for mixing of effluents from open-cast mining in Meghalaya since 2004 following which fishes and water insects disappeared from these water bodies and PH value of water has come down from 5.5 to 3.2 and which is not at all recommended for human consumption even. At the down Stream of Kopili River up to Kheroni, no living organism is found due to contamination river water. More over, the fate of upcoming Lower Kopili Hydro Electric project will face uncertainty if proper steps are not taken in time. The NEEPCo at Umrangso, the only industry of the district of Dima Hasao, is also prime victim of increase of acid contain in water, because presence of sulphuric acid in water definitely damages the under water instruments of the industry.

Sri Pradyut Bordoloi, Power & Industries Minister, Assam on being asked said ‘Yes, it’s a serious problem; effluents coming out from opencast coal mining on the upstream of Meghalaya are polluting the water of Kopili River and the reservoir. We the government of Assam and Meghalaya jointly have to take step to solve the problem. I will take up the matter with the Chief Minister, Meghalaya soon’.

The poor people of Umrangso are unaware of the dire consequences of such situation. They appealed to the concerned authority to take immediate necessary steps so that KHEP is survived and the lives of people could be saved.

Bodoland martyrs gold cup kicks off

19 Nov 2017 - 12:06pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

The 18th edition of the Bodoland martyrs gold cup football championship-2017 kicked off at KDSA stadium ground in Kokrajhar on Saturday. In the inaugural match, NF Railway,Maligaon beat Dhupdhara Football Academy, Goalpara 3-0 goals.

For NFR, Jilendra Brahma netted first goal in 30th minutes and Sibra Narzary scored two goals in 34th and 37th minutes against Dhupdhara in the first half and led the match 3-0 goals.Tge Dhupdhara tried to reduced the goals, yet lost to NFR team.

Tomorrow, Kamrupa FC, Guwahati will take on Daimalu FC, Udalguri. Altogether 12 teams across the different states,included ASEB, Guwahati, Assam Riffles,Guwahati,Shillong FC,Udangshri SC, Barama etc. The championship is being organised by Ex-BLT welfare society and Kokrajhar district sports association.

Janardhan Dev Goswami, Satradikar of Uttar Kamalabari Satra attending as chief guest inaugurated the martyrs gold cup football championship. Dev Goswami while inaugurating the championship extended his best wishes to all participants and hoped that the championsip would meet a grand success.

The championship has been organised in memory of Bodoland martyrs,who sacrifice their lives for the cause of Bodoland movement,said convenor of the organising committee of the championship. Among others, Rabiram Narzary, MLA Kokrajhar west, BTC executive members Doneswar Goyary,Rajib Brahma.