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Respect the culture: Bhagwat’s clarion call

GUWAHATI: RSS is born and brought up purely for social cause and it wants to spread its culture and vision among millions of the people living in this country. This was more or less of what Mohan Bhagawat said as the RSS chief was addressing a mammoth rally in Guwahati on Sunday. In his speech, the Sangh chief flanked by many of his Assam leaders and BJP leaders and legislators said the time has come to respect the country’s diversified culture which will stand tall on this planet.        


Many BJP leaders and ministers,  nearly two dozen titular tribal kings and Vaishnavite monastery heads shared the dias as nearly 50,000 people poured in the first ever huge RSS rally in the premier north eastern city. BJP general secretary who holds the charge of the party’s North east affairs Ram Madhav was prominent among those who were spectators dressed in RSS uniform.


Dressed in the sangh unifom thousands of people from the far flung areas thronged the Khanapara venue in the morning and helped the organizers make the event a success. Talking to, the organizers said that thousands of the Guwahati based sympathizers have provided the participating people with food of their own.  Senior BJP leaders and Union minister Rajen Gohain, state ministers Himanta Biswa Sarma, Ranjit Dutta nearly 70 MLAs, MPs attended the meeting.   


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Demo for ST status for Ahoms

13 Oct 2015 - 1:20pm | AT News

Hundreds of Tai Ahom Yuba Parishad leaders and workers staged demonstration in Tinsukia demanding immediate ST status for the Tai Ahom community.

Talking to Assam Times, the protestors said that the government promised ST status before the election. But during the last one and a half year has passed. But the things refused to proceed forcing them to take resort to the dharna.

They further threatened a massive strike in near future if the Ahoms are denied ST status before the next assembly polls early next year.

2 tortured to death at Bhutiachang

16 Jun 2016 - 2:26pm | Jayanta Kumar Das

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The matter was about to create violation of law and order situation in the district. Taking no chances,Udalguri police swung into action and and finally arrested Suresh Tanti, BTC MCLA and Sanjoy Anthony for the deaths of the two.While talking to this correspondent,Rakesh Roshan, Superintendent of Police, Udalguri said that police would never allow anybody to take law in own hands.”Police will not hesitate to take action against any body in this incident and if found guilty all will be put behind bars,irrespective of their social and political status”, the SP said.In the meantime Sadhana Hojai,DC, Udalguri has directed all civil and police officials to be alert and to maintain law and order in the district.DC also requested people not to be emotionally carried away by rumours.It needs mention that in two earlier incidents one boy was brutally beaten at Harisinga suspecting to be a thief and villagers severely injured other,burning his new vehicle at Udalguri suspecting him to be a child lifter last fortnight.

Wild tusker electrocuted to death

8 Dec 2017 - 6:12pm | Nikhil Mundra

HOJAI:Once again forest and power departments have come in for sharp criticism over electrocution of wild tusker in Hojai.

The incident took  place Salmarajaan when a huge herd of wild elephants which came down to the paddy field in search of food caught in contact with high voltage electric cables on Friday wee hours.

Local villagers spotted the carcass in the morning. They alleged that the light posts are very short in height and even the cultivators could come in contact any moment.

They further strongly blamed it to the forest department for failing to control the wild tuskers which has been unleashing terror at regular intervals.