Amid a massive security arrangement and rebel boycott call, Assam is all set to join the Republic Day on Thursday to mark beginning of the largest democracy on the planet.
The flag hosting grounds across the state are being heavilly guarded by army, police and para military forces in view of the rebel diktat against the red letter day.
The vehicles on the roads are being minutely checked to prevent the rush of explosive materials apart from an intensified combing operation againstULFA-I and NSCN-I who recently killed three Assam Rifles jawans at an ambush near Jagun in Tinsukia district.
The premier north eastern city of Guwahati has turned into a war zone with security forces patrolling on the streets with sniffer dogs scanning the suspicious objects.
The entry and exit points in the city are being closely monitored to prevent the movement of rebel elements.
The security forces are concentrating on the Veterinary Playground in Khanapara where governor B Purohit is unfurling the tricolour before taking salute of the army, police, para military forces and NCC.
Ministers and MLAs have already left for their district and sub divisional head quarters to hoist the flag.
Heavy security forces are being deployed in the vital roads, bridges, railway tracks, oil and gas installations fearing rebel attempts during the celebrations.
The north eastern rebels have given a boycott call of the day alleging decade long suppression, oppression and colonial rule by the power that be in New Delhi.
17 May 2008 - 1:27pm | editor
As many as 20 people have been injured in a bus accident in Monglodoi township early in the morning on Saturday. According to information, the bus from Koch Behar was bound for China and met the mishap in front of the Rajiv Bhawan. All the injured people have been rushed to the hospital. The people with minor injury has been released after primary treatment.
18 Jun 2007 - 1:57pm | Rituparna Goswami Pande The arctic ices are melting and so are the glaciers, the result global warming. Globalwarming is the increase in the average temperatures of the Earth's near-surface air and oceans in recent decades and its projected continuation. Global average air temperature near the Earth's surface rose alarmingly during the past century. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concludes, "most of the observed increase in globally averaged temperatures since the mid-20th century is very likely due to the observed increase in anthropogenic greenhouse gas concentrations," which leads to warming of the surface and lower atmosphere by increasing the greenhouse effect. Natural phenomena such as solar variation combined with volcanoes have probably had a small warming effect from pre-industrial times to 1950, with only a a small cooling effect since 1950. This warming phenomena and sea level rise are expected to continue for more than a millennium even if greenhouse gas levels are stabilized. This reflects the large heat capacity of the oceans. An increase in global temperatures can in turn cause other changes, including sea level rise,can result in floods and drought. There may also be changes in the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events, where such changes will vary from region to region around the globe.
Relief camp inmates at Patgaon High School in Kokrajhar gheraoed VP Payarilal, additional chief secretary of govt of Assam and Thaneswar Malakar, Kokrajhar DC on Friday demanding security measures and suffiecient relief materials.
The officials visited the camp to stock of the relief works at the school involving sector officer and relief incharge, but inmates saw uproar over government officials and gheraoed the officials for half an hour. The inmates demanded sufficient relief materials and security at the camp and vaillges to prevent from anti-social activities in near future and gheraoed the officials while concern officials have been trying to shift the inmates from another camp.
An all party delegation team visited relief camps in Kokrajhar to stock of the inmates and shared grief of affected peoples.
The delegation team led by Pabindra Deka,ex minister and Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) leader which included Ripunjoy Bora(NCP),Suprakash Talukdar and Manaranajn Talukdar (CPI-M),Hafish Rashid Ahmed (SP),Bhageswar Datta (CPI),PK Das and Manteswar Rahan (CPI-ML) and Suresh Saikia (United Peoples Front).
The all party team visited at Raikungbari (Bodo camp) and Kachugaon (Adivasi camp) under Gossaigaon sub- division and took stock of the conditions of inmates.The team also visited Karigaon and Joypur relief camps in Kokrajhar.
The delegation team alleged that government has not initiated sufficient step to provide materials to the inmates as inmates at various camps have been suffering lots of problems.The team demanded sufficient relief materials and urged the government to step more facilities to the inmates.
Pabindra Deka,ex minister and AGP said that relief inmates who are taking sheltering at camps are facing crisis of foods and some other problems as government and district have not step sufficient supports to the camps.He has slammed the government for inefficient supports to the camps in respect of security and some other related relief materials,he added.
Among others the team was also included AGP MLAs Mukandaram Choudhury,Bhupen Roy,Jakir Hussion,district secretray of AGP.