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2 Ulfamen killed in Rongjuli encounter

Two hardcore Ulfa militants were shot dead during an encounter with police in Goalpara district on Sunday. The encounter took place at 8-30 in the evening at an inaccessible area in Rongjuli. Acting on a tip off, a team of police from Guwahati launched an operation where the heavy gunbattle took place. The Ulfa duo died on the spot. Identified as Ratul Asom and Raghu Asom, the duo was allegedly involved in the recent attack on army in Goalpara where a jawan died and 4 others have been injured.


Identified as Ratul Asom and Raghu Asom, the duo was allegedly involved in the recent attack on army in Goalpara where a jawan died.

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8 killed in NDFB strike

8 Nov 2010 - 11:45pm | editor

At least 8 people have been killed when NDFB militants struck in Sonitpur district on Monday. The gory incident took place when a group of suspected cadres of the Bodo rebel outfit halted a passenger bus on its way to Sijubari bordering Arunachal Pradesh and forcibly brought 10 people from inside the bus and strated indiscriminate firing on them. Eight persons died on the spot. The incident took place a week after the outfit threatend a bloodbath.


A few hours before the carnage, a hardcore NDFB militant was killed in an encounter with security forces in the district. Acting on a tip-off, a joint team of the police and army launched a joint operation in Batasipura under Dhekiajuli police station area of the district and one militant got killed following an encounter. The security forces recovered a 9 mm pistol and three rounds of live ammunition from the slain man suspected to be hardcore militant Mahesh Basumatary allegedly involved in several extortion and kidnapping cases.

Former ULFA leader in poll fray

5 Mar 2014 - 10:34pm | AT News

A former ULFA leader is all set to contest in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls this time.

He is none other than Hira Sarania who joined the peace process with the Centre in 2010.

Sarania will field from Kokrajhar constituency to be backed by non Bodo tribal voters.

National workshop on Nano technology starts

3 Feb 2016 - 8:35am | CM Paul

The Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) School of Technology Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) in collaboration with Tezpur University Department of Physics is organizing “amazingNANO-2016”, a week-long national workshop on Nanotechnology at ADBU Azara campus, 1-6 February.

Vice Chancellor of ADBU, Dr Stephen Mavely in his welcome address at the inaugural session, 1st February complimented the efforts of ECE department in promoting nano-technology study and research in northeast India.

The Convener of the workshop and Head of ECE department Dr Sunandan Baruah said in his introductory words, “the workshop will provide a unique platform to the young and enthusiastic researchers especially from the northeastern part of India, to get initiated into the latest technology expanding around the world through natural analogies, theoretical concepts, practical sessions and logical analysis.”

Known as the nano man of northeast India is specialized in Nanotechnology, Nanoelectronics and Embedded Systems dr Baruah emphasized the fact that through the workshop the participants will have covered the basics of nano-technology which is not in the curriculum of most colleges in northeast India and will further help them explore and move into nano applications.

The Director of Institute of Advance Study in Science and Technology Guwahati Prof N.C. Talukdar was the keynote speaker at the inaugural session which had over 50 participants.

Besides ADBU scholars and faculty members, there are 25 participants, both students and research scholars, from Northeastern Hill University Shillong and Gauhati University. 

After a motivational talk by ADBU registrar Dr Basil Koikara, the director of the School of Technology Prof Manoranjan Kalita declared the “amazingNANO-2016” opened.

Besides eminent professors addressing the workshop participants, Skype sessions too are lined up for lectures from nano experts of research centres in Thailand, Sweden and USA. 

The workshop is supported by Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata.