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Militant killed, 2 others apprehended

A hardcore terrorist of NDFB (Songbijit faction) was killed and two others were apprehended in Parbatjhora subdivision of Kokrajhar district on Sunday in a joint operation by Army of Red Horns Division and Assam Police.

 Based on tiptop information about presence of 5-6 NDFB terrorists near Gopaljhora village under Bagribari police station in Kokrajhar, Army camp Basbari launched a joint search operation in the area along with Kokrajhar police at 2.30 pm on Sunday when incessant fire from a jungle and saw 7-8 suspected terrorists running away. In a controlled retaliatory fire by security forces, one terrorist was injured who was later declared brought dead by Kokrajhar Rup Nath civil hospital and other two cadres were arrested.The identity of the deceased terrorist is being ascertained by police.

Three pistols along with number of fired cases and their live rounds, ammunition pouches, rucksacks, Khukri, 115 AK 47 Rifle live rounds, nine mobile phones with SIM cards,10 other spare SIM cards, NDFB(S) blank demand notes, money receipt book and number of other such items were recovered from their possession, said a senior police officer in Kokrajhar.

 

 

 

 

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Protests against powergrid construction

11 Jun 2015 - 10:38pm | Hantigiri Narzary

Former Assam Minister and Kokrajhar east MLA Pramila Rani Brahma and villagers of Balagaon Bazar strongly comedown heavily on Powergrid Corportaion and protested the construction of high voltage electricity pillars through the villages under Kokrajhar Police station.

Villagers of Balagaon Bazar and teacher staffs of No.772 Balagaon LP school protested the construction of High Voltage of Power construction under POWERGRID through the villages of Kokrajhar area which will affects humidity and social integration in the area.

MLA Brahma protested the forcefully construction power pillars at the village and visited the construction site today and took stock of the situation.

She has strongly condemned the steps taken from Powergrid company to construct power pillars in the villages and termed that it was anti-people activity from govt itself.

She has demanded early stop of construction power pillars through humidity region.

Brahma has also warned to step strong measures against powergrid company if they do not stop their construction through villages in future.

 

Young boy sinks in Dikhow, Sivasagar

13 Jun 2010 - 4:24am | Manash Protim Saikia


28 years old Munin Bora of Sipahigaon, Sivasagar drowned into the Dikhow River at about 3.30 pm. today. He was married since six months.


The incident occurred when policemen beat up few including the victim while gambling on the banks of River Dikhow. In the frenzy Munin dived into the river. While struggling to swim a lady tried to help him with a bamboo pole. Instead the policemen pushed Munin further into the river drowning him in the process. The infuriated locals beat up the policemen who ran away to avoid the fracas.


Munin is suspected to be dead with only his footwear found. Eyewitnesses claim it be a brutal violation of human rights. When SDO Sivsagar visited the spot angry locals damaged his vehicle following which policemen fired 9 blank shots to disperse the public.


About 5000 people gathered and blocked the road and demanded the DC to handover the guilty policemen whose names were not declared. Later the DC Sivsagar intervened into the matter and brought the situation under control.


In another incident took place in the same area when one of the recovery team members sank into the river while searching the victim's body at about 5.45 pm. His body is yet missing.


UPDATE: Policemen alleged responsible for Munin Bora’s death are SI Madanmohan Sinha, ASI Bipul Kumar Gogoi, Constable Haren Bora and Chandrasekhar Singh.


It was Chandrasekhar Singh who pushed Munin along with the bamboo far into the river. The other rescue team member who drowned when he tried to recover the body is Abbas Ali of Rangghar Chariali. Both the bodies were found today. Munin's body was found at Rupohimukh this morning while the other body was found at Hatikhukh at about 2.30 pm. Public took out a procession with Munin's deadbody at Sivasagar town. The guilty policeman were only after Munin's body was found.





We are all Assamese: BTC Speaker Tridip Daimari

25 May 2015 - 11:51am | Jayanta Kumar Das

“People,irrespective of caste,community or religion,who have been living in BTC and Assam for long years are the real Assamese”.So said Tridip Daimari,Speaker of BTC Assembly at a public meeting held at Kalaigaon on May 22.The meeting was organized to felicitate Trdip Daimari and Jagadish Sarkar both newly elected Speaker and EM of BTC government respectively.The Speaker stressed the need for creating awareness among people in the matter of cleanliness,health and hygine specially to help people suffering from dreaded deseases like cancer etc.

The meeting was also addressed by Jagadish Sarkar, EM of BTC. Both the guests were felicitated with japi and gamocha on their arrival.Dr.CP Payeng also spoke on the occasion.Social worker Kami Ram Saharia presided over the meeting while Dandi Kumar Boro and Kamal Prasad Sarma anchored the proceeding of the felicitation ceremony.

-Jayanta Kumar Das