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Pulakesh threatens legal action against Govt

Former Assam Assembly Speaker Pulakesh Baruah will seek legal action against the excess inflicted on him after he was arrested by the Nalbari police in connection with the teacher recruitment scam in Nalbari district.

Addressing a press conference in the city on Tuesday, he suspected the role of senior minister Bhumidhar Barman who said that the arrest was as per the High Court instruction. Mr Baruah informed that there was no High Court order to arrest him.

The former Assam Assembly Speaker and sitting Trinamool Gana Parishad president was arrested by the Nalbari police from his own residence at the Sarat Chandra Singha Road in Guwahati. He was charged with involving in the teacher recruitment scam in the district. But he said he has always been assisting in the probe to unearth the truth behind the scam. Later Baruah was granted bail.
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Poll preps complete

6 Apr 2014 - 1:58pm | AT News

The stage is set. Five Lok Sabha constituencies are all set to go to the Lok Sabha polls in its first phase on Monday.  An electorate of 64,41,634, including 31,20,067 women, will exercise their franchise to decide on the fate of 51 candidates at 8,588 polling stations.

The Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Trinamool Congress, All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF), Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Socialist Unity Centre of India (SUCI), Communist Party of India (Marxist), All India Forward Bloc (AIFB) and Samajwadi Party (SP) are contesting in the five seats in Tezpur, Koliabor, Jorhat, Dibrugarh and Lakhimpur in the Congress ruled state.

Among the 51 candidates, are Union ministers Ranee Narah and Paban Singh Ghatowar, former Union minister and sitting Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) Bijoy Krishna Handique, chief minister Tarun Gogoi’s son Gourav Gogoi and Bhupen Kumar Bora for the Congress.

Independent candidate Moni Kumar Subba who is ailing is also in the fray.

For the BJP, its unit president Sorbananda Sonowal and Kamakhya Prasad Tasa are contesting while AGP’s nominees are: Arun Kumar Sarma, Pradip Hazarika and Joseph Toppo.

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3 May 2014 - 10:06pm | AT News

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An army team of Rangia has rescued the boy to be immediately rushed to the GMCH for treatment. But the doctors would confirm his condition who had to remained trapped for 8 hours.

He fell into the 27 feet deep boring pipe which was cut before he was retrieved by the army team.

The pipe was installed by an engineer three years back. But it was abandoned later due to unavailability of water. 

In deep grip of bihu festivity

13 Jan 2017 - 9:46am | AT News

Magh bihu festivity grips Assam on Friday across the state where people of all walks of life are preparing to celebrate the much vaunted occasion.

Huge preparation is underway in the open field to hold uruka on Friday night with community feasting under a make shift house of straw and bamboo.

Cultural functions are lined up for the night in many urban and semi urban areas to be accompanied by jam kirtan on the occasion.

Magh bihu falls on Saturday to be marked where the people would lit up the meji, a huge structure of wood and bamboo early in the morning to offer puja to the firegod.

Traditional Assamese sweets and delicious items are flooding the household to be served to the near and dear ones on the occasion.