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Oil tankers set on fire in Jagun rebel attack

MARGHERITA: Petroleum products worth crores of rupees have gone up in flame when rebels set on fire nearly a dozen of oil tankers in Tinsukia district forcing the security forces to launch a massive menhunt on Tuesday.

The incident took place at around 5 in the afternoon when these these tankers were bound for Digboi from Kharsang. As the tankers ferrying petroleum products reached Namchik forest area in Jagun a group of around 20 armed rebels halted the tankers and set afire forcing the drivers and others to flee from the spot.

According to sources, the security forces are normally deployed in the area to guard the tankers. But on Tuesday, the policemen who were on duty escaped as they spotted the heavily armed rebels.

Now a massive menhunt is going on to nab the rebels who fled after they setting on fire the tankers. Top ranked police, army and OIL officials are assessing the situation.

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Spoken tutorial for teachers

29 May 2016 - 6:44pm | CM Paul

-  In a major venture to train 300 teachers from rural areas of Assam’s Kamrup district Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) Guwahati teamed up with Rashtriya Madhyamik Siksha Abhijan (RMSA), Assam in conducting one-day training for five batches of teachers.

“I am particularly grateful to ADBU for extending its support in organizing the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) based training for the teachers of secondary schools of Assam,” said Mr. R. C. Jain IAS, Mission Director, RMSA, Assam.

The one-day training programme started on 27th May for the teachers of Kamrup (Rural) District which has about 300 schools.

Each batch has some 60 teachers attend one day hands on computer based training from 27th May to 31st May. It is expected that these teachers will in turn become trainers for the rest of the faculty in their own schools.

During the one-day Master Trainer Program, the participants are taught how to use the freely available eResource called the Spoken Tutorials developed at IIT Bombay.

The Spoken Tutorial project is the initiative of the "Talk to a Teacher" project of the National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology, launched by MHRD, Govt of India, on the 26th of January, 2010.

The philosophy behind this project is that learning is more effective when animation and narration are presented simultaneously through a video.

The objective of Spoken Tutorial says ADBU Pro Vice-Chancellor and FOSS promoter Fr Joseph Nellanatt “is to assist a lonely boy or girl student in a remote village in the middle of the night to learn to a computer related topic by merely watching and listening to a video on the topic s/he chooses, without the need of any other person.”

The target group says Fr Nellanatt, “is the community at large, including school children, college students, working professionals, retired professionals, housewives, teachers, trainers, research scholars, software users and developers.”

The students can also test their knowledge by appearing for a free online test in a centre that is approved by the Spoken Tutorial Team. They will receive a certificate for their performance from the project team at IIT Bombay.

The Master Trainer Program will be continued for the rest of the districts after the training for the present batch is completed.

Anti-drug campaign launched by ABSU

3 Sep 2011 - 2:47pm | brahma2011

Defying the verdict of Supreme Court that banned on sale of tobacco products like gutkha and pan masala in plastic sachets, a section of vendor is still doing bricks business openly in most of places in the State.

Reciprocally, in Karbi Anglong hill district too, the selling of tobacco products like gutkha and pan masala are on massively in every big and small pan shops. Keeping an aim to stop the mushrooming consumers especially among the students and youths, the All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU), Karbi Anglong district unit launched an anti-drugs campaign on Thursday against drugs related products gutkha, Shikkar and pan masal at Langhin Tiniali in Karbi Anglong.

To curb the aggressively ongoing chewing Gutkha, an addictive with brand names of Tiranga, Shikar, Rajnigandha etc, an awareness campaign with sudden raid programmes have been adopted by the ABSU.

As a part of its first modus operandi, the Langhin Anchalik ABSU in active support of school-college students, a sudden raid was carried out against the addicted products sold at pan shop.

Subsequently, collecting numbers of the addictive with brand names of Tiranga, Shikar, Rajnigandha etc from pan shops, processions was taken out by the students and rock the Langhin bazaar shouting anti-drugs slogan. Later assembling all, the collected gutkhas, Tiranga, Shikhar, Rajnigandha etc were destroyed by fire at NH-37.

Meanwhile, speaking on their organizational strategy that going to take step against the addicted products, Badal Mushahary, adviser, ABSU, Langhin anchalik said that anti drugs campaign will be continued in several places in the district. In this regard, he urged district administration to help in the noble societal change activities.

Photo: ABSU activists destroying addicted Gutkha products by fire on Thursday at Langhin Tiniali in Karbi Anglong.

NDFB-S militant held in Chirang

2 Aug 2015 - 7:56am | AT News

Amid stepped up operation to flush out militants in the run up to the Independence Day, security forces caught a hardcore NDFB-S militant In Chirang district on Saturday.

Identified as Mohendra Chumpramary, the dreaded militant was arrested from Bengtol area in Chirang district during a search operation.

A joint team of security forces belonging to army and police arrested him and seized a 7.65 pistol, magazine and ammunitions from his possession.