A dreaded ULFA militant is believed to have been killed at an encounter with security forces in Arunachal Pradesh. The incident took place at Damko area in Changlang district along the interstate border on Saturday wee hours. Sources told Assam Times that the operation was launched acting on the inputs that two ULFAmen responsible for the killing the Tinsukia incident were hiding in the dense jungles. The encounter assumed significance hours after an accused in the gory incident surrendered before the authorities. ……
Former Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta’s daughter Prajaeta Kashyap has filed a complaint against Padma Hazarika charging the Sotea MLA with defaming her.
In in the complaint she filed at the Panbazar Police Station against Hazarika, she accused the legislator of unnecessarily dragging her name in the Rajya Sabha voting anomalies when he was holding a talk show a private satellite news channel on Wednesday.
23 May 2008 - 1:15am | editor
Bloomington: Two Guwahati based scribes have arrived at Bloomington for undertaking a sensitizing program at Indiana University on HIV/AIDS issues. More over they will be provided space for understanding the journalism education and practice in USA.
Nava Thakuria, a freelance journalist from Assam and Subhamoy Bhattacharjee, a photo journalist working for The Indian Express are among six Asians including media person, NGO worker and journalism educator form India and Sri Lanka, who were invited for the three week long program. Sponsored by Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, the program also includes two Sri Lankan journalists namely Chaminda Wariyagoda, Udaya Wanniarachchi one university teacher Dr Manisha Shelat (Vadodara) and an NGO worker Surya Kanta Ghosh (Kolkata).
During the third week of his stay, Mr Thakuria, who is a regular contributor to some American portal like NewsBlaze, American Chronicle and The Cheers, will take an internship at The Herald Times, a local newspaper in Bloomington. He is supposed to be attached with the managing editor the prominent daily during the internship. Mr Bhattacharjee will go for an internship in Indianapolis Star, another important daily of Indiana.