Only a few hours is left. Amid a mammoth security arrangement the stage is set for Independence Day celebration on Friday. Securityforces are fanning across the state in search of ULFA and NDFB(R) militants who are believed to have been waiting to strike on the red letter day.
Policemen deployed on the roads have intensified the checking of the vehicles apart from the massive checking and vigil at the railway and bus stations.
Vital roads and bridges, Oil and gas installations are being heavily guarded to thwart attack by the militants who are believed to have entered the state to make their presence felt.
Securityforces have been maintaining close vigil in the areas along the inter state border to prevent the entry of more militants these days.
Guwahati seems to have turned into a security fortress a week before the red letter day. Top ranked security officers have been monitoring the security of the Veterinary College playground in Khanapara where chief minister Tarun Gogoi will hoist the national tricolor on Friday.
A 7-days regional workshop on assembled scrap metals by regional centre of Lalit Kala Academy, Kolkata in association with Rongpur Kala Bithika, is going on at Satyabrata Chaliha premises of Melachakar, Sivasagar town from February 14. The workshop was inaugurated by eminent artist Benu Mishra. The welcome addressed was delivered by Jatindra Prasad Lahkar, Deputy Commissioner of Sivasagar cum President of Rongpur Kala Bithika. Noted educationist and litterateur Imran Shah of Sivasagar was present as chief guest in the inaugural function.
Benu Mishra in his inaugural speech said that the though tribal culture of North Eastern region is richer than the other states but we are left behind than than the other region in fine arts and culture. So, the Lalit Kala Academy should initiate positive step in this direction. He also praised the Ahom kings for their initiation in promoting sculptures in various forms throughout their entire kingdom, either in different places of worship or in royal houses.
After months of will they- won't they, police finally have arrested Dr Rakesh Paul acting on alliagtion of corruption against the APSC Chairman. According to information police arrested Paul on Friday. Paul, who is being interrogated at an undisclosed location in the city, would be produced in a lower court in Guwahati on Saturday seeking police remand.