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Violence mars Assam bandh

An orgy of untoward incidents marred the 12 hour statewide Assam bandh on Tuesday. Called by the All Assam Bengali Student Federation demanding inclusion of all religious Hindu Bengali people in NRC, the bandh started at 6 in the morning.

Bandh supporters in large numbers came out to the road in many places.

Some of them brunt tyres on the road to disrupt the movement of vehicles.

In some places, the supporters forced some shops and markets to remain close. The bandh meets partial response in BTAD areas.

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Ensure delivery of essential supplies to NE: PM

4 Jul 2007 - 3:43pm | editor
New Delhi: The Centre finetunes a slew of measures to ensure essential supply for the north eastern region following the damage of the Lumding-Badarpur railway network. Also immediate steps are there to restore the network.

The Prime Minister’s Office on Wednesday morning assessed the situation and issues instructions to the ministries of railways, food and public distribution, petroleum, road transport, home to ensure the supply of essential commodities in the region.

Convened by the PMO, Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, T K A Nair, Assam revenue minister Dr Bhumidhar Barman and key officials of the concerned ministries attended the meeting.

The Assam Government informs that there are sufficient stocks of essential commodities, including foodgrains, petroleum products and other items, and there is no cause for any alarm.

Officials with the Food Corporation of India (FCI) and the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) assured Dispur of steady flow of foodgrains and petroleum products in the region.

Mr Nair directed asked the officials in the meeting to identify the alternative route for movement of goods round the clock saying the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) and the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) should set up control centers on the identified highways.

He instructed Railways officials to put in place necessary transshipment, both for freight and passenger movement in consultation with the Assam government.

The meeting further instructs Assam Police and BRO to conduct adequate checks to rule out overloading by transporters so that potential damage to bridges is avoided.

Notably, on Tuesday, heavy industries and public enterprises minister Santosh Mohan Dev called on the Prime Minister and apprised him of the damage of the bridge and the need for taking immediate action to avoid any disruption in the flow of essential commodities to Assam and other neighbouring states.

Assam bandh total in Kokrajhar

12 Sep 2015 - 9:48am | Hantigiri Narzary

Normal life remained heavily paralyzed in Kokrajhar on Saturday following the 12 hour statewide Assam bandh called in protest the Centre's refugee decision. Kokrajhar wore a deserted look from 6 in the morning under impact of the total bandh. The All Bodo Students Union also supported the band call in protest against the government's decision to grant entry and right to stay for the Hindu migrants from Bangladesh and Pakistan. Road transport communication emained dirupted for the whole day apat from shops and markets. 

Flash flood affects thousands in Namsai

1 Sep 2015 - 6:51pm | Jackson Tayeng

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‘Two relief camp have been opened in Aagan wadi  Center Tengapani Mukh village and at Govt. Middle School Kaba village and we are trying our  all out effort to reached all the flood victims for their rescue & assistance’ informed  Chow Mahajani Choupoo, Zila Parishad Member,Lathao Village.

‘Control room in District Disaster Management Authority office  has been  made functional and strict watch is being maintained' added Government Official.