The flood situation in Nagaon and Morigaon turns critical on Tuesday. Over 150 villages have come under the surging waters of the Brahmaputra affecting around one lakh people.
The water submerged vast tracts of human habitation and farm land with standing crops at Bhuragaon and Mayong revenue circles of Morigaon.
Erosion has added to the woes. Erosion seems to have taken serious turn at the main dyke of Brahmaputra at Bhuragaon point. It threatens to submerge the revenue circle office, police station, Bhuragaon college and the main market there. /
SILCHAR: The on going process to update NRC has raised doubts over the citizenship of a senior Congressleader who needs to undergo reverification. He is non other than Siddeque Ahmed, the former minister in the erstwhile Tarun Gogoi government whose name is not available in the NRC, 1951.
Ahmed, who was elected thrice from Karmganj claimed to have been a native of Dhalopar gaon in Patherkandi police station who is facing reverification on Thursday a week after he was served a notice. According to sources, Abdul Rakib, whom he claimed to be his father is available in the 1951NRC. On the other hand, his brothers have not received any notification to be reverified.
The Assam Pradesh Congress Committee on Saturday demanded removal of Kokrajhar DC and SP alleging that the duo failed to ensure safety and security of the lives of innocent people killed in ethnic clash. In a memorandum submitted to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Kokrajhar, APCC vice-president VL Karna alleged that the district administration miserably failed to bring the situation under control.