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PIL logjam: Lawyers to meet CJI

 Senior lawyers from the Gauhati High Court will meet the chief justice of India on Sunday to end the ongoing stalemate over the public interest litigation.

The bar council members told reporters on Saturday that the nine member delegation from the high court will formally register protest over the acting chief justice’s move on the public interest litigation which was why, they have not been attending his bench for the last couple of days.

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Candlelight tribute to October 30 blast victims in Diphu

29 Oct 2009 - 4:37pm | Aiyushman Dutta

Around 5,000 musicians and music lovers from Guwahati, Karbi Anglong, NC Hills and Dimapur lighting candles in remembrance of the October 30, 2008 serial Assam blasts victims in the 1st Karbi Anglong Beats Contest, organized by Eastern Beats Music Society as part of the 7th Rongthe’ang Traditional Dance and Music Fest, in Diphu on Thursday. The 1st Karbi Anglong Beats Contest was organized by Eastern Beats Music Society – the first comprehensive music society of the region.


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Firing among NSCN fractions

16 Jan 2012 - 3:36pm | Anup Arandhara


NSCN (IM) and NSCN (K) resort to firing at the Mudoi-Morong area Gelekey, near the border of Assam-Nagaland n last January 14. This is happened due to to the collection of fund from the labours.


According to the sources, Bulen Gogoi, Komola Saikia with 6 other labours who worked in the coal fields in Nagaland came to face with the NSCN(IM) group on their way to home for Magh Bihu. The NSCN (IM) men demanded donation from them. At that time a group of NSCN (K) men came up and contention occurred between the two fractions regarding donation. As a result they fired each other. Though the labours fled safely it is unknown about the causalities of the NSCN groups.


Train service hit by blockade at Sarupathar

17 Feb 2012 - 2:37am | Ritupallab Saikia


In protest against the non-fulfillment of their long standing demand, the Sarupathar Chambers of Commerce along with several other organisations staged a rail blockade agitation at Sarupathar railway station on Thursday. About four hundred people staged a blockade from around 4 am in the morning and block Brahmaputra Mail (up) for more than over three hours. The traders’ body and people of Sarupathar have been long since demanding stoppage of long distance trains like Kamakhya Express, Jana Shatabdi Express, Chennai Express etc. Meanwhile D. Das, Manager (Commercial) of Lumding Division and Debeswar Bora SDO(Civil) arrived at the spot and negotiated with the agitators and assured granting immediate stoppage of Kamakhya Express within 10 days, whereas, as far as the other trains are concerned the railway authorities are likely to arrive at a positive decision within 15th March. On the other hand the agitators informed that if the railway authorities failed to fulfill their demands within March 15 then they will go for an indefinite rail blockade from April 1.


Among the trains affected due to the blockade were the Up and Down Brahmputra Mail, Janshatabdi Express and Kamakhya Express as they were detained at various places along the route and as a result of the blockade these trains are running nearly several hours behind schedule.