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Police foil city bombing bid

ULFA was planning serial bombings in the city from March 10. This startling revelation was made by ULFA leader Champak Sarma who was arrested on Tuesday in front of the Cotton College. Champak was on his way to collect cash from the proprietor of the Wintdrop Hospital Dr Tridip Baruah showing a letter on the pad of ULFA’s 29th battalion commander Bosa Singh. Champak is an inhabitant of Baruahbari gaon under Kamalpur police station in Kamrup district. The police further conducted a raid at Champak’s rented room and recovered a huge cache of explosive materials. Police have claimed that these explosive materials were kept for the March 10 serial bombings in the city.
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ABSU staged road blockade at Harisinga

24 Jun 2017 - 11:34am | AT Staff Reporter

The dilapidated state of Tangla-Kathalguri-Harisinga PWD road in Undalguri district has been decried by people of the places. The road has been a vital link between Tangla and Harisinga since long back. But non completion of the road has made it near impossible to travel on it.Students, teachers and officials use this short road to visit Harisinga and Udalguri. But people suffer much as and when there is a rainfal. During rainfall water filled pot holes play as death traps to people on bicycle, bike and four wheeler. Construction work of the road had started decade back,but due to reason not known the construction activities left undone.Protesting against the dilapidated state of the road and demanding its early completion, ABSU anchalik committees of Tangla, Harisinga and Kasubil units staged road blockade programme today on June 24.Rinjoy Boro, president Udalguri district ABSU attending the programme said that local Minister Rihon Daimari had assured early completion of the road before Assam election last year.He requested Daimari to keep his words given to people.

World Environment Day: Two Days of Inspiration

7 Jun 2015 - 2:08pm | Rituraj Phukan

Everyday is World Environment Day' is an oft heard comment these days. The Green Guard Nature Organization swears by it and on the 2nd day of the World Environment Day celebrations, a People's March was organized from Jiajuri to Chapanala, in collaboration with the Jiajuri Yuvak Sangha. The purpose was to raise the pitch for nature conservation and increase awareness of the consequences of global warming and the marchers carried three logs covered in shrouds to highlight rampant forest destruction in the Karbi foothills. It was followed by a Nature Awareness Camp at the Chapanala Chariali where members of the print and electronic media interacted with the participants. Hundreds of men, women and children, some with their faces painted as wild animals raised slogans and carried placards to conserve nature and save the planet from catastrophic climate change.

At the Nature Awareness Camp, organized with the support of the Sanctuary initiated TINA Grant for Dulu Bora, the participants vowed to relentlessly pursue greening of the area and live 'green' lifestyles. They also promised to undertake massive plantation of elephant fodder trees with Green Guard Nature Organization in the degraded Karbi hills habitat. Dulu Bora also advised the participants that in a global civilization, it is important for everyone to 'think global and act local'. 

On 5th June, students from 30 schools around the Karbi foothills area converged at Chapanala, Nagaon, to celebrate World Environment Day organized by Green Guard Nature Organization, Protibha Bikash Gosthi, JDG Girls High School and the Forest Department. Nearly a thousand students, teachers and members of various community groups participated in the programme which included face painting, poster art, folk dance, sloganeering, tree plantation and awareness talks. Hemanta Sharma, Dulu Bora and Raju Bora from Green Guard and ACF Motiur Rahman from the Forest Dept. talked about the relevance of World Environment Day, climate change and the need to adopt environmentally aware lifestyles. The programme started with a token tree plantation programme at the JDG Girls High School and concluded with the planting of thousands of saplings, stumps & seeds of native species, including nearly 1000 elephant fodder trees like bhim kol (giant banana), jack fruit, etc. at Bagherghati, close to the species rich Swang RF near Chapanala.

At Morigaon, 5th June was marked at St. Theresa's School by Green Guard Nature Organisation in association with the Regional Organisation for Social Empowerment and the Photography Club of Morigaon.  Activities included the screening of a wildlife documentary, slideshow on snakes by Debajit Kalita, an interactive discussion session by Ranjan Barthakur and Dip Jyoti Bora and a token tree plantation in the school premises.

Elsewhere, Green Guard Secretary General Rituraj Phukan delivered a talk on Climate Change impacts & opportunities at the World Environment Day celebrations at the BitChem Knowledge Centre at Baridua, Meghalaya and the seminar organized by the Federation of Industry & Commerce of North Eastern Region (FINER) at the NEDFI Convention Centre, Dispur, Guwahati.


Explosion in Krishnai; 1 killed

23 Jul 2014 - 12:45pm | AT News

A tea stall owner was killed and three others sustained injury when suspected ULFA militants exploded a powerful blast in Goalpara district on Wednesday.

The explosion took place at around 8 in the morning at a stone's throw distance from the Krishnai police station where the person identified as Mujibur Rehman was killed on the spot.

The three injured have been identified as Akhtar Hussain, Kashimuddin and Jehrul Islam respectively who have been shifted to the hospital.

Later, Krishnai police have picked up four persons for interrogation and have registered a case under various sections relating to conspiracy, murder, Explosives Substances Act and Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

 Security forces arrived in the spot and cordoned off the entire area in search of the perpetrators. Nobody has so far claimed the responsibility of the explosion. But preliminary inputs suggest it a handiwork of ULFA’s Paresh Baruah faction who has been trying to make its presence felt. 

The government has announced an ex-gratia payment of Rs 8 lakh to the next of kin of Mujibur and free medical treatment to the injured.