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Bandh disrupts normal life in Udalguri

UDALGURI:Along with other parts of the state,the 12-hour state-wide bandh called by six organisations demanding scheduled tribe (ST) status for six communities disrupted normal life across Udalguri district on Monday.The bandh paralysed normal life with business establishment,government,private offices, markets and shops remaining down shutter.The major townships of the district including Kalaigaon,Tangla,Dimakuchi,Mazbat,Khoirabari,Rowta,Harisinga Mazbat,Panery,Udalguri,Rowta evoked full response.While vehicles, except those belonging to security personnel and on emergency services, remained off the roads.  The bandh was initially called for 48 hours until its duration being reduced to 12 hours on Monday morning.The six communities such as Moran, Motok, Koch-Rajbongshi, Tai Ahom, Sutia and Adivasi or tea tribe have for long been demanding ST status.The six communities believe that if they are accorded ST status, they can benefit from the advantages of reservation in education and government employment.

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Recipient of The Annual Colosseum Awards 2014 & 2015 (by The Assam Tribune group), Shajid Khan is a journalist based in Tangla.In his stint of journalistic experience he has contributed numerous political, socio-political stories for bountiful national,international as well as Assam based publications. He also pens down analytic commentary on print and web based publications.
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Community hall inaugurated in Awontang

28 May 2017 - 5:42pm | Lester Makang

Assam Rifles of HQ 10 Sector Assam Rifles on Saturday inaugurated a newly constructed community hall of the Ex-Service Men Association (ESMA) at Awontang, Ukhrul district headquarters in Manipur.

Speaking as chief guest at the hall inauguration function, DIG, Brigadier Sandeep Mohla stressed on the need for the Ex service men association to strengthen for the welfare of its growing members, while at the same time, urging their wives association to also follow suit.

Mohla was accompanied by Commanding officer Col Rajesh Dograh, CO. Major Rohit town post and other AR officers.

Assuring assistance to the association, Mohla said that Assam Rifles is always ready to extend every possible help to the association.

He also said that he would undertake to further improve the new community hall and added that ceiling, flooring and other needs of the building will be provided from his capacity.

The hall has been constructed under the aegis of 27 AR,  HQ 10 sec AR under 'Operation Sadbhavana' Project at the cost of Rs. 4.5 lakh. 

On behalf of ESMA, Chairman Hormi expressed gratitude to the  27 Assam Rifles HQ 10 Sec AR for their support in providing the needs of the association.

Peaceful polls in Bodoland region

11 Apr 2016 - 5:47pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

Voters from irrespective of communities come out on a enthusiastic mood and turn in long queue to the voting centres to cast their votes o the second phase Assam asembly polls since early morning, the polls was started from 7 am all over the region, included Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) area.

Sitting MLA and BPF candidate for Kokrajhar east LAC Pramila Rani Brahma,UPP candidate Pratibha Brahma cast her vote at Town JB LP school polling centre,BPF candidate for Kokrajhar west Rabiram Narzary his vote at Uttamasen ME school polling station,UPP president and Kokrajhar west candidate Urkhao Gwra Brahma cast his vote at Chalani Batabari LP school polling station, BTC executive member Rajib Brahma cast vote at Bhalukmari LP School polling station in the early morning.

Sitting MLA and BPF candidate for Kokrajhar east Pramila Rani Brahma said, ‘We have been forming alliance government at Dispur on the blessing of citizens’ support.This time common voters are extending support us, besides voting in favour of alliance parties that is why the grand alliance is making their grand scoring of majority results. She also said that her winning is sure for six consecutive terms from Kokrajhar east seat this time too’.

Rabiram Narzary,BPF candidate for Kokrajhar west said, ‘We have(alliance parties) confidence of winning of majority seats in both first and second phase polls in the state.There would be no possibility of winning majority seats from Congress-UPP alliance party,besides AIUDF also less seats in the polls. Government would be formed from BJP led alliance parties’.

UPP president Brahma expressed his hopeful that Congress-UPP alliance party is winning majority seats in both first and second phases polls, government would be formed by alliance party with no doubt.He has claimed that this time common voters are extending support to the Congress-UPP party to gain social integration and uplift among society.

Binay Kumar Brahma, a professor by profession said, ‘We are feeling very excited to be involved to cast our votes on the polls in a peaceful manner.We have cast our votes to elect our peoples representative.Voters come out to be participating in the polls since early morning’.

Sumi Das,a college going student, after participating voting exercise at Vidyapith High School polling station said that it was a happy moment for voters that this time polls was held in a peaceful manner without any incidents in the region.

Pradip Dey,a voter in Uttamachen ME School polling centre said that this is a very peaceful and happy moment to participate in the assembly polls, that was passed off  in enthusiatic situation.

‘We have never seen such a healthy and pleasant situation during polls in the region.It was a laudable arrangement on the day by concern commission’,he said.

 

Chakka bandh affects normal life

2 Sep 2015 - 12:11pm | Hantigiri Narzary

Normal life was paralised today in Kokrajhar, heart town of BTAD administration following chakka bandh as well as general strike called by All India Federation Truck Workers Union (AIFTWU) and Centre Indian for Trade Unions (CITU) in protest against anti people policy taken from BJP led NDA govt. 

All kinds of road transport communication, private transports were remained off on the day, besides govt transport department officials aloof from doing duties. 

Student and common publics expressed their resented as they have face hardships in the travelling dud to strike called by the unions. 

The unions demanded the govt should avoid anti people policy and make people's welfare across the country.