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Encounter: 2 killed in Bagsa

Two ULFA cadres were killed at an encounter with police and army in Bagsa distict of Assam on Wednesday midnight. According to information, the encounter took ppace at Gulabeel area at around 2 in the husday wee hous as police and army were launching a joint operation in the area acting on a specific information that two ULFA cades were hiding in the area. Police later, recovered a grenade, an AK-56 rifle and a pistol from the ULFA cadres. One of the deceased was identified as Samir Nath. Details are awaited.

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Pallavi Barua's picture

It's really sad that Assam and the entire country as a whole is losing its Human Resource in this way. Encounters (many a times cold-blooded murders) are doing away with the Potential Human Resource (PHR) all over. There is misutilization by misguidance of this specific Resource, which holds hope for any society.

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Assam Regimental Centre beat Football Academy Dhupdhara 4-0

19 Sep 2016 - 11:03am | Shajid Khan

Assam Regimental Centre ,Shillong beat Football Academy, Dhupdhara by 4-0 in the inagural match of 21 st Bodoland Gallants Gold Cup Tournament which has been organised by Dimakuchi Anchalik ABSU and Dimakuchi Sports Association in the Dimakuchi Stadium from Sunday.

N Rakesh of Assam Regimental Centre score two goals in 3 and 9 minutes of the first half of the match.Again H. Vijesh of Assam Regimental Centre score another goal at 22 minutes of the first half of the mach.C Lalmohan Sangma score a goal in the second half of the match in 12 minutes against Football Academy Dhupdhara.

Daneswar Goyari  BTC EM inagurated the match which was also attended by Rajya Sabha MP Santius Kujur .

Delhi pays homage to Isak Chishi Swu

30 Jun 2016 - 10:44am | AT News

‘I met my dad (Isak Chishi Swu) for the first time when I was 15’, said Igato Chishi Swu, the eldest son of the NSCN-IM Chairman late Isak Chishi Swu during an emotional condolence service at Nagaland House, New Delhi on 29 June, 2016. Recounting the early life, Igato said as kids, the children (five sons and a daughter) were scattered at different places and grew up with different families as Swu busy himself with his peace mission. The entire family members had lived together under one roof for only four years, which Igato said was a crucial time as during this time, Swu taught them the principle of life.

The emotional service attended by hundreds of well-wishers saw NSCN-IM General Secretary Thuingaleng Muivah on the verge of breaking down while narrating his close association with ‘the man of integrity’ for over 40 years. Muivah in his emotional speech gives credit to Swu for the ‘fundamental change’ he brought to the Naga struggle and said, ‘Mr. Isak is a leader who have proved himself in the right time. Our history will be proud.’

In a strong statement the representative of the Sumi tribe summed up the late leader as, ‘the Mahatma of the Nagas’.

While reminiscing the past history, former Mizoram governor Swaraj Kaushal noted in a heavy tone, ‘We should have settled the Naga Issue with Phizo, but we closed our door on him’.
RN Ravi, interlocutor of the peace talk who also paid his homage said Isak Chishi Swu was a visionary and strongly stated that the mission of peace he started should be completed. He also remarked that Swu showed remarkable statesmanship during his peace journey.

The late leader’s only daughter gave a befitting end to the service with an emotional and very personal song. … ‘I guess heaven was needing a hero, somebody just like you, brave enough to stand up for what you believe and follow it through. When I try to make it sense in my mind, the only conclusion I got is, heaven is needing a hero like you. I love you epui.

It was a final farewell for the passing of the man who was both ‘god fearing’ and ‘true to himself’. May his soul rest in eternal peace.

-Jenny Thingshung

SP Barooah Cricket to start on Oct 2

27 Sep 2007 - 3:35am | editor
GUWAHATI: The cricket season of the state will get under way with the S P Barooah Cricket Tournament, which will begin at Railway stadium, Maligaon, from October two. Altogether six teams, including three from outside the state, will be seen in action in the tournament.

As per the schedule, released by the Assam Cricket Association (ACA), the President XI will face Assam 'A' in the inaugural tie of the tournament. The other teams in the meet are Secretary XI, CAB XI, Tripura Cricket Association XI and RS Academy, Delhi. All the group league matches will be two-day affairs while the final will be a three-day game.

Meanwhile cash award will also be introduced in the championship from this year. The winning team will get Rs 1,00,000 while for the runners up, the amount will be Rs 50,000. The best player of the meet will also earn Rs 5000.

The schedule: Oct 2-3: President XI vs Assam 'A', Oct 4-5, Tripura CA XI vs RS Academy, Oct 6-7 Assam 'A' vs CAB XI, Oct 8-9 RS Academy vs Secretary XI, Oct 10-11 President XI vs CAB XI, Oct 12-13 Tripura CA XI vs Secretary XI, Oct 15-17 finals