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PM holds poll rally in Sivasagar

Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh is on a day long visit to Sivasagar on Saturday to campaign for Bijoy Krishna Handique and Pawan Singh Ghatowar who are contesting from Jorhat and Dibrugarh respectively in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.

Dr Singh arrived in Khumtai near Mahmora at 11-30 in the morning to be received by Chief minister Tarun Gogoi along with APCC president Bhubneswar Kalita.

Dr Singh, who represents Assam in Parliament is visiting the state for the last as prime minister.   

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No decision yet on PIL against APSC

23 Jul 2015 - 1:15pm | AT News

The Gauhati High Court has yet to finalise the PIL seeking the court’s intervention on the alleged corruption in APSC in the seletion of ACS, APS and allied services.
According to soures, scrutiny panel has yet to take any conclusion on the PIL file by Akhil Gogoi and therefore, it is yet to be registered.
The PIL sought a CBI probe, mainly on the irregularities of the 2013 examinations and the role of APSC's present Chairman Rakesh Kumar Paul.

Red alert after Gurudaspur attack

28 Jul 2015 - 10:49am | AT News

Gurudaspur firing has forced Assam to be kept on alert on Tuesday. Hours after the fierce fighting, Dispur has sent red alert to avert such terror attacks. 

According to sources, ULFA, NDFB and Jehadis have been trying to sabotage the peace efforts in the state. The Assam government further has sought more central forces to better manage the law and order situation.

Notably, militants in army uniform sprayed bullets on a moving bus and stormed a police station, killing six persons, including an SP in Gurdaspur on Monday.


3 gang members held with arms and ammunition

28 Jul 2017 - 9:18pm | AT News Imphal

Three illicit drug and arms smugglers who were also involved in hijacking of vehicles were arrested by police and seized weapons, including one Chinese hand grenade, from their possession.

The three persons disclosed that they were involved in trafficking of illicit drugs and arms and ammunition and also in hijacking vehicles with other associates, according to police.

A commando team of Thoubal district police under the overall supervision of Superintendent of Police K Meghachandra Singh yesterday conducted intensive patrolling, frisking and checking in several parts of Thoubal district, as part of security measures put in place in the run up to Independence Day celebration, police said on Friday.

The police team saw an unknown person coming in a suspicious manner towards a bridge near Sangaiyumpham Nungphou bazaar around 7:30 pm. On seeing the cops, the man fled the spot prompting the cops to chase him. He was then detained for verification and checking. 

One Chinese hand grenade and one .32 ammunition were found in his possession, which were later seized.

He identified himself as Md Alam Khan,34, son of late Najiruddin of Sangaiyumpham Puleipokpi Part-I, an active member of a gang of illicit drug and arms smugglers.

In the follow up action, at the instance of Md Alam, the police arrested one of his associates identified as Md Akbar @ Ithem, 32, son of late Manao of Lamding Cherapur Mathak Leikai at 8.05 pm along with one 9 mm pistol and one magazine.

In the further follow up action, police arrested one associate of the duo identified as Md Sidik Ali, 42, son of Md Ibotombi of Sangaiyumpham Yangbi Leikai at 8.50 pm from his residence.


Sidik told police he took possession of one 9 mm pistol with magazine for some time before returning it back to Akbar @ Ithem.

The trio along with seized items was handed over to Thoubal Police Station for further legal action.