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Agitating SPOs allege excess

The special police officers and Dima Hasao district administration are trading charges and counter charges over the mahir shoot out on Saturday where three agitating SPOs sustained injury.

The SPOs have alleged indiscriminate firing by the security forces who were deployed to deal with the situation in the Mahur camp.

The deputy commissioner speaks otherwise. Accoridng to the deputy commissioner, the agitating SPOs started indiscriminate firing at the security forces. 

“Even a section of the agitators targetted me. The situation went such an extent,” said a deputy commissioner.

Notably, the SPOs have been agitating for the last three days alleging that the government has gone back to the words. 

Talking to Assam Times, an agitating SPO said,  “We have yet to be regularized. We have not received any salary. Even the government has withdrawn our arms. We lack safety security.”   

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Workshop on citizen journalism

25 Aug 2014 - 7:34pm | Hantigiri Narzary

A three-days workshop on citizen journalism begins at Bodofa House, Bagansali in Kokrajhar on Monday which is being organised by All Bodo Students Union (ABSU) in association with Assam Times Foundation. Over 30 participants from various parts of the district participating in the workshop. The workshop is being organised to train young people in the field of reporting and digital photography with so as to enable them to work as citizen journalist, said the organiser.

KAAC elections prevails clouds of doubt over UPDS’s accord

19 Oct 2011 - 10:17pm | brahma2011

The Indian National Congress has intensified KAAC poll campaign in every MAC constituency. Eve of the elections laying of foundation stones of various infrastructure developments are also continuing equally by the ruling congress party in the hill district Karbi Anglong.


On Tuesday, in a public meeting held at Bheloghat on account of water supply project foundation stone laying ceremony, the Congress party addressed the general voters to be loyal supporter of the Congress.


While addressing crowd public, Bidya Sing Rongpy local MAC and EM for PWD department, KAAC highlighted on the different developments that managed to give by them (Congress) for the public.


Rongpi reiterated that at a time, people of this area as well as different parts of the hill district did not see development and have to pass intolerable hurdles every walk of life during the ASDC-CPI (ML) 14-year regimes. Now people are getting adequate road communication, potable drinking water, electrification finicalities and its services home to home, he added. Meanwhile, Rongpi seeking support from public, he urged to join Congress.


While attending chief guest of the water supply foundation stone laying ceremony, the State cabinet HAD Minister, Kharsing Engti said that Congress is a part of every needy section of people and hence the Congress led Government never compromised with any social development.


Speaking on the going to be set up the salient water supply project at Bheloghat which will be covered the greater Dokmoka area, Minister Engti said that it would be great and successful development for the people of the fluoride affected Tekelanjung area.


Meanwhile, he exhorted people to keep confidence over the Congress and assured to provide round the clock development in the district. Later, end of the meeting, HAD Minister Kharsing Engti was asked several questions on the peace talks of UPDS that to be accorded shortly with the Central government, but instead of giving direct comment regarding the UPDS accord he told the reporters to disclose about the UPDS issue on October 24 and the forthcoming KAAC polls.


It needs to be mentioned here that that the demand of interim government which is being demanded by UPDS is prevailing clouds of doubt in front of the voters of Karbi Anglong in case of holding KAAC elections. Even, the UPDS’s peace accord is also confusing Congress workers and leaders.

Xanto Xista Maha Dusto enacted at Delhi

3 Nov 2013 - 9:58pm | Raktim Baruah

Xanto Xista Maha Dusto, the popular play by Dr Bhabendra Nath Saikia was enacted by some Assamese children in Delhi. The play was organised by INLI Foundation with an objective to connect these children to their roots. The programme was inaugurated by Preeti Saikia, wife of Dr Bhabendra Nath Saikia. The programme was attended by noted cine and theatre artist Adil Hussain, popular Assamese actor Chetana Das and writer Binaybrata Sarnia and Nuruddin Ahmed. The president of INLI Foundation, Indrajit Das, while addressing the audience said that the objechve of such an event is to link the children of Assam, who are now living in Delhi, to their roots.

A branch of Maina Parijat will be set up in the capital soon. 

 

Photo credit: SUBHAS BORA, AMLAN JYOTI BORA & Deva Prasana