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Udalguri District Journalist Union (UDJU) submitted a memorandum to government India for immediate action regarding a few long pending public interest related issues.The memorandum was presented by senior journalist Jayanta Kumar Das,president and Dilip Baruah,secretary of Udalguri District Journalist Union to Shiv Pratap Sukla,MP,(RS) at Udalguri Circuit House on June 10 in presence of Sadhana Hojai,DC, Udalguri; Narayan Deka, MLA,Kartik Boro,president,Udalguri unit of BJP and other civil and police officials.The MP had been the chief guest at Udalguri during "Sabka Saath,Sabka Vikash Sammelan" representing government of India.The memorandum mentioned immediate need for completion of the dilapidated state of NH-15 (Extension from Rowta to Udalguri.The road was being constructed by Simplex India Ltd under NHA,which was part of the package containing six such road projects in NE.Only four such schemes under the package had completed and remaining two including NH-15 (extn) were not sanctioned thereby stopping construction activities.

The memorandum requests government to sanction the road under a new package from Rowa to Udalguri.The union also request government to declare Bhairabkunda, Udalguri and Samrang as Trade Centre for international promotion of commerce and tourism between India and Bhutan.Thirdly,the memorandum said that People of BTC had been deprived of constitutional fundamental rights by not able to exercise their voting right to select local Panchayat members,as Panchayatiraj system has not been implementing here in BTC but VCDC representatives are selected by ruling parties.

In the absence of Panchayat system,funds never reach village people, misappropriated by brokers or diverted to other departments.Journalist union urged government to introduce Panchayat system in BTC.Lastly,under Didayal Bidyutikaran Yojana and Rastriya Krishi Sichai yojana,people of Udalguri have been suffering as there is no office or officers in Udalguri and everything being controlled or supervised by neighboring Darrang district office from Mangaldai.Full time offices at Udalguri will serve the people better.UDJU requested government to establish separate offices at Udalguri.

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ULFA section declares ceasefire

27 Jun 2008 - 2:31pm | editor

ULFA leader Mrinal Hazarika addressing the media in a press conference organised under the 28th Battalion of ULFA at a ULFA camp on 26-06-08. The A and C companies of powerful 28th battalion of the ULFA declared an Unilateral Ceasefire few days back.

Pix by UB Photos.

Fight for insurgency, not for insurgents: GOC Jaswal

26 Sep 2007 - 7:08am | luitneildon

The Army today said that the terrorism in Assam is on a path of decline and split might take place within the ULFA. The Army also ruled out any future truce with the ULFA.

In a virtual threat to the rebel group, the GOC, 4 Corps Lt Gen BS Jaswal said today: "The ULFA cadres are very keen to join the main stream. I appeal to the parents of the ULFA men to give clarion call to their near and dear one to give up arms or they would have to receive their mortal remains."

In an interaction with the journalists in Guwahati today, Jaswal said: "Terrorism is a wanton endeavour by psychologically-perverted individuals who carry out heinous crimes for personal gratification."

Jaswal, who took over charge in August 10 from Lt Gen RK Chabbra, said: "My strategy is fight for insurgency, not for insurgents. And it is working in Assam now."

Referring to spate of incidents in which six terrorists were lynched by local public, he said: "It is a good sign. The militants have no agenda. I laud the efforts of some NGOs who have come up very openly against the terrorist activities."

Stating that extortion has become a 'business', Jaswal said: "Common cadre is being used as cannon fodder whereas all the laundered money is being utililised by the functionaries for their own benefits. Moreover some of the intelligence organizations in other countries are misguiding these terrorists as a part of their national agenda and sacrificing these terrorists for their gains."

When asked about the arrest of the 28 battalion's top commander Prabal Neog, he said: "The ULFA has become marginalized now. In this moment, they get desperate and try to target soft targets. But it will be tackled by the Army and security forces."

Admitting that Bangladesh and Myanmar have become safe haven for the rebel group now, he said: "The ULFA has shifted to Myanmar. But we cannot start any operation against them without any inter-Government protocol."

The security forces have had sensational successes in the recent past and the terrorists are under heavy pressure. Since January, 2007, 109 rebels were killed, 1295 rebels including linkmen were arrested while 81 had surrendered.

Photo: Lieutenant General Baljit Singh Jaswal,General Officer Commanding Gajraj Corps addressing a press Conference at Narengi, Guwahati on 26-09-07. Pix by UB Photos.

5th Jeevan Kite & River Festival kicks off

3 Jan 2016 - 11:29am | AT News

The 5th Jeevan Kite & River Festival kicks off with the theme‎ "Brahmaputra Campaign‬"  from January 1, 2016.  This campaign is an effort to connect the urban generation with the river. The event will continue till January 7 at Rajaduwar Ghat, near Sukreswar Park, Guwahati. Kite flying, adventure sports, cultural shows are some attractions of the event.