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Deficiency in health department

Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday admitted deficiency in the health department because of inadequate doctors and nurses.
Addressing a CII meeting on health care in Guwahati, Gogoi said that the state has been falling short of doctors, nurses and medicine to combat the increasing number of patients. His comment assumes significance at a time when dengue outbreak grips the state.

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NDFB-S deputy C-in-C arrested

29 Aug 2015 - 6:12pm | Hantigiri Narzary

In a major breakthrough, Kokrajhar police apprehended deputy commander in chief (C in C) of NDFB-S from Sesapani forest area this morning in Kokrajhar and managed to recovered arm and live ammunition from his possession.

BTAD IGP,Dr LR Bishnoi while addressing the reporters at SP office in Kokrajhar told that the deputy C in C of NDFB-S identified as Dhananjay Daimary@Doisrang(30), hardcore leader and cadre of 26th batch was arrested thus morning around 8.45 am from Sesapani area in Kokrajhar district.

Dhananjay was closed associate of G Bidai and I Songbijit was on planning to create trouble and organising for causing subversive activities in the district. He was also main conspirator of the Adivasi carnage of December 20th last ant involved with killing of Priya Basumatary, a school going student last year in Chirang.

He said that police recovered five number of 36 hand grenades, 100 rounds of AK 47 ammunition, one mobile handset along with two sim cards were recovered from him.

Bishnoi claimed that with his arrest the outfit organization has given a big jolt to the militant outfit.

'It was a biggest success of the Kokrajhar police under the command of Shyamal Prasad Saikia, SP Kokrajhar', he added.

Bishnoi also said that the police administration has bed conducting strong operations against militants in the districts of BTAD, and managed to killed 15 numbers of hardcore leader and cadres, besides arrest of 204 cadre and linkmen since January to this August month. He said that police recovered AK series riffle 21, M 16 riffle 2, one HE riffle, one inchase riffle, 126 pistol, two point 3 riffle, 3684 rounds of live bullets, 82 kgs of explosives, two IED, two car, 10 bikes and 130 numbers of mobile handsets were recovered the militant outfit organization.

The NDFB-S has now met strong setback as high rank leader and hardcore cadres are being arrested by security forces since January,Bishnoi added.

Jail Bhoro program of CPI (ML)

30 Nov 2009 - 9:11am | Juthika Das

Barpeta district CPI(ML) today observed jail-bhoro programme protesting against the skyrocketing price hike and the continuous corruption in implementing the various NREGA schemes of the entire district. The district unit took out a procession with slogan against the governments towards the deputy commissioner's office and in front of Deputy commissioner's office they staged demonstration. The urged the government for controlling the skyrocketing price hike which has made the lives of the general people measurable. On the other hand the corruption in NREGA schemes also harassed the people depriving the proper persons.

Assam-Arunachal in new land row

2 Jan 2009 - 9:11pm | Daya Nath Singh
A serious dispute on land is pending for years between the states of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. The issue for rehabilitation of displaced persons of Rupahi Rajgarh village under Dulung circle of Lakhimpur district has remained unresolved despite the efforts of an NGO and the orders of the Gauhati High Court.

It has been alleged that some people from Arunachal Pradesh, with the assistance of the district administration of Lower Subansiri district of Arunachal and the circle officer of Dulung, entered into Rupahi Rajgarh village on March 29,2006 and forcibly evicted thousands of villagers, who were given shelter there by the Assam government itself.. According to the Forest Act, elephant catching is an offence. These villagers were earlier engaged as elephant catchers and tamers at different places in the forest areas.

They informed the matter immediately to the deputy commissioner of Lakhimpur district, who advised them to stay somewhere else until the assembly elections were over. After the polls the villagers returned to their villages, but the forest department did not allow them to settle there and looted their belongings worth rupees four lakh approximately. Now they are facing death as starvation is looming large.

The NGO, namely, All Assam Hatiphandi Union (AAHU), representing the cause of the villagers has urged the Governor of Assam, Hon’ble Shiv Charan Mathur, by submitting a memorandum to him on December 22 last, to redress the problems of the unemployed and unsettled villagers for last three years as they have lost every thing they had. The intruders set ablaze their houses and looted their valuables amounting to more than rupees twenty lakh.

It may be mentioned in this connection that the elephant catchers and tamers lived in Rupahi Rajgarh areas under continuous threat of eviction. Being perplexed with the action of the forest department, they also met the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, who allowed them to stay there. The Government of India through an order No.1-1/91 WL-1(Vol-1) dated, October 8, 1992, permitted them to live there. Ignoring the permission given by the government the forest department continued eviction from time to time.

The villagers were forced to seek legal remedy through a writ petition No.8328/05 dated, December 9, 2005 in Gauhati High Court and the court directed the Government of Assam to stop eviction of the villagers until and unless their proper rehabilitation was arranged. But the forest officials did no comply with the directives of the Hon’ble High Court.

A Member of Parliament from West Bengal, Mr Hiten Barman, has also sent a letter to the Prime Minister on December 11 last, enlighting with the plight of the villagers and requested him to use his good offices to solve their problems. In his letter Barman has mentioned that the government of Assam had rehabilated the villagers to Dulung forest areas in 450 hectares of vacant land and the villagers started living there after making their own houses. The Arunachal state police forces evicted the people from the land which was allotted to the former elephant catchers and tamers families, on the pretext that the said land belonged to the Arunachal Pradesh.

The AAHU has demanded permanent settlement to the evicted people of Rupahi Rajgarh village and adequate compensation to the poor villagers with five bundles of tin sheets and supply of food materials for six months to them who were residing in Rupahi Rajgarh of Dulung circle on or before March 29, 2006.

The organization has also demanded to set up a border police outpost for protecting the villagers from the Arunachali ingression to the state of Assam and solve the border issue permanently.

Further the organization demanded compensation to the villagers for the Arunachal ingression where they looted the valuables worth Rs.21 lakh and rupees four lakh looted by the forest authorizes. It also demanded strict action against the authorities for violation of Gauhati High Court orders. The situation may take a different turn unless the settlement is done amicably.