7 Oct 2008 - 3:19pm | editor
Forty six rebels belonging to different outfits like ULFA, NDFB, KLNLF, NSCN have surrendered before the army at the Dinjan Camp in Dibrugarh on Monday.
All they surrendered at a function organized by Second Mountain Division where these rebels have also deposited a huge cache of arms and ammunitions which include 22 pistols, 14 grenades, four revolvers, a gun with several rounds of bullets and some RDX. Of these rebels, 5 from ULFA’s 27th Battalion, 17 from the B company of ULFA’s 28th battalion, 3 from A company while one from the B company.
On the other hand, the NDFB has 2 rebels, KLNLF 6, NSCN-(IM) 4, NSCN-(K) 5 and 3 from ANLA. In his address, General Officer Commanding Major General Jatinder Singh welcomed these rebels for coming back to the national mainstream.
Assam State Science & Technology Councils two days annual conclave has been inaugurated in Guwahati city on September 6 which has been organised by Assam Science Technology & Environment Council (ASTEC),Guwahati and supported by Department of Science & Technology,Government of India.The inaugural session was held at Hotel Gateway Grandeur where S&T officials from 23 Indian states have participated.In the inaugural ceremony at 11 am todayRavinder Gaur,Scientist D (TDT) and Member Secretary (SSTP),DST,India spoke on State S&T Council's Conclave while Dr.Neeraj Sharma,Advisor & Head (TDT),DST,India explained about significance of state S&T council programmes and activities.Dr.Arup Kumar Misra,Director,ASTEC,Assam in his welcome address thanked all the distinguished scientists from 23 states of India attending the Science Conclave in Guwahati.Speaking on ASTEC and its activities on science popularisation,he said that officials and activists of ASTED had been working closely with the help of 219 Aryabhatta Science Centers established in each development blocks in Assam.BR Samal,Commissioner and Secretary ,Department of Science & Technology, Assam highlighted the challenges posed by Assam with special attention to With Hunting as a major social menace.Keshab Mahanta,Minister,Science & Technology,Assam formally inaugurated the Science Conclave and released the “Compendium on State Specific S&T Interventions by States and S&T Councils”.On the occasion he also said that a Science City would be constructed in Assam shortly with an initial amount of rupees 110 core.He specially mentioned the role to be played by scientists in remote areas of Assam giving importance to increase in pioneering activities on research on river beds,Muga silk and to prepare a state wide data base of Bio-diversity.He declared that ASTEC would arrange state or NE level science exhibition or Science mela every year.Dr.RK Barman,HOD,S&T,ASTEC offered vote of thanks at the end of inaugural ceremony.Along with the two days Science Conclave ASTEC is also organising an exhibition -”Ideas to Action:Let us Grow with Innovation” at Regional Science Centre,Khanapara during September 7 and 8.The exhibition will display the various technologies propagate the programmes carried out by the council for the benefit of the participants coming from different states of India.
Over 2,83,000 candidates are appearing for the High School Leaving Certificate Examination and High Madrassa examination on Thursday.
The examination has begun at 9 in the morning at altogether 833 centres across the state. The state board of secondary examination which conducts the examination has deployed over 2500 officials to ensure free and fair examination this time.
Apart from the inspectors of schools, the supervisory panels set up by the SEBA this year has names of DC and SPs to deal with any irregularity and anomaly.