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ULFA-I owns up attack on army

GUWAHATI: The United Liberation Front of Asom(I) has owned up the responsibilities of the attack on army in Namsai where a jawan was killed on Wednesday.

In a statement, the rebel outfit's military head Paresh Barua confirmed that they launched the attack on the army troop with grenade explosion in the morning.

Security forces are stepping up a combing operation in the entire area in search of the rebels who exploded the grenade.

The incident took place in the morning where the rebels exploded the powerful grenade on the road near Namsai in Arunachal Pradesh as the troops crossed the area in the run up to the Republic Day on Friday.

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Huge arms and ammunition seized

14 Jun 2013 - 11:21am | Abdul Gani

A huge amount of arms and ammunitions were seized and three persons were arrested on Thursday morning from Inter State Bus Terminal in Guwahati. In a joint operation by city police and SP operations the said arms seized on its way for the GNLA militants. The arms and ammunition include one AK 56 rifle, one magazine, 375 rounds of ammunition, one short barrel factory made gun, Rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) launcher, seven RPG cells, four mobile sets and Rs 50 thousand in cash.

The three arrested with the consignment which was send from Dimapur in courier to be delivered in Guwahati were identified as Jamir Marat, Arbit Sangma and Mohammad Zahid Hussain.

Addressing a press conference central western range of Assam Police L R Bishnoi said that all the three along with the consignment has been caught this morning at the ISBT while they were trying to receive the delivery.

“This was supposed to be sent for the GNLA militant. Jamir Marat and Arbit Sangma are suspected to be the linkman of GNLA from Garo Hills in Meghalaya while Zahid Hussain is a local who was helping them for which he would have got Rs 50 thousand,” Bishnoi said.

In the year 2013 so far this is the second incident of against GNLA. The first incident took place on February 6 when two GNLA militant were gunned down by security personnel. While, since March 1, 2012 police has seized arms and ammunition for six times which were being supplied from Dimapur.

“Earlier, they used to transport the arms in rented vehicles but when we caught their way, they have changed and adopted a new way of sending in courier,” he added.

So far since 2012, altogether five AK 56 rifles, one sub machine gun, two HK 33, 9mm pistols, grenades, 1687 rounds of ammunition, 32 RPG cells and others have been seized. Since the same period of time altogether 17 people, 6 vehicles and 16 mobiles have also been nabbed in this regard.

M'laya claims rights over coalmines

25 Sep 2015 - 11:32am | AT News Shillong

After Nagaland, now its turn for Meghalaya to claim rights over its natural resources. Initially, it confines to the coal mines. The Meghalaya assembly adopted a resolution on Thursday asking for Presidential notification to exempt the state from a certain set of laws on its coalmines. 

According to chief minister Dr Mukul Sangma, a proposal was pending before the Centre where it sought a presidential notification under paragraph 12 A (b) of the Sixth Schedule to the Constitution they passed in March this year.

The assembly unanimously agreed that a certain slew of Section in the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957, Coal Mines (Nationalisation) Act, 1973, and Coal Bearing Areas (Acquisition and Development) Act, 1957 in the Autonomous Region (Scheduled Areas) in Meghalaya should not be applicable in the hills state.

The resolution was passed two years after the Nagaland assembly in a resolution decided to claim the rights over its own natural resources.

AASU school inspection

2 Apr 2008 - 1:05am | editor

Members of All Assam Student Union (AASU) seized the alleged low quality furniture supplied during the year 2007 by the Education Department to one of its model schools at Bangsor Higher Secondary School under Jalukbari Constituency on 01-04-08. It is mentionable that, during the year 2007 Education Department supplied furniture worth around Rs.3,80,000 to each Model Schools of Assam aiming for the improvement of the educational infrastructure of the state.

AASU today raided various models schools of Assam.

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