DHEKIAJULI: More than 10,000 people spilled to the road in Dhekiajuli on Friday demanding capital punishment of the 5 miscreants who gangraped a Class X girl last month.
Jointly Organized by ATTSA, AASU, AJYCP along with many other local organizations, the protest blocked a huge portion of the vital road for nearly three hours. With banners and playcards, the protesters raised the demand for capital punishment of the five rapists whom the police have already arrested. The protesters further demanded ₹10 lakh compensation for the victim.
The incident took place on the Saraswati puja day when one of the five youths took her away for outing to be joined by the four others inside a car where she was gangraped and they dumped on the roadside the next morning.
Later police have arrested to be sent to the jail.
Okram Ibobi Singh finally put in his paper asManipurchief minister. The three time chief minister, who refused to resign claiming number till afternoon on Monday, called on Governor Najma Heptulla and tendered his resignation.
This has paved the way for T Biren Singh to take oath as new chief minister on Wednesday. Singh along with senior BJP leaders Himanta Biswa Sarma and Prakash Javadekar met Governor on Tuesday morning where she agreed to hold the oath taking ceremony.
Ibobi Singh agreed to quit after nine of the 28 new legislators remained absent from the CLP meeting in Imphal on Monday afternoon. Five of them are believed yo have been camping at Taj Vivanta Hotel in Guwahati.
The agriculture officers of Assam have decided to render more intensive extension service among the farmers to increase agriculture production in the State. In this context, altogether 195 agriculture officers coming from all the district of Assam participated in the first biennial general conference of Assam Agricultural Officers Association (AAOA) held on September 13 and 14 at the Krishi Niwas, Directorate of Agriculture and discussed thoroughly about the current agricultural scenario of Assam , specially with reference to the drought like situation. They have decided to take necessary action to increase area and production during forthcoming Rabi season. Regarding management of drought like situation in Assam with reference to agri-horticultural crops, the AAOA has organized a workshop along with the biennial general conference, where experts like Dr. Tapan Dutta, Agriculture Advisor to the Chief Minister of Assam, Deva Kanta Handique, Director, Regional Meteorological Centre, Borjhar; Dr. Manash Pratim Goswami, Asstt. Executive Engineer (Agri.), Assam; Dr. Ashok Bora, Professor, Gauhati University; Dr. Nalin Mohan, Retd. Chief Scientist, Assam Agricultural University, Dr. Hemendra Ch. Bhattacharya, Chief Scientist, RARS, Gossaigaon & Dr. Banshidhar Kalita, Sr. ADO , Assam has participated and help in formulation of recommendations on management of agriculture. Dr. Harshajyoti Barooah, Director, Horticulture and Food Processing, Assam has chaired the workshop. Referring to the excellent effort of agricultural officers in case of coverage of Sali paddy during this year in the State, in spite of drought like situation with the help of farmers, the Assam Agriculture Minister Pramila Rani Brahma congratulated all the concerned agricultural officers and urged upon them to render all efforts to increase more production during this Rabi season. She participated in the open session of first biennial general conference of AAOA as chief guest and released the souvenir to mark the event. Mrigendra Kalita, Agriculture Secretary, Niroj Verma, Agriculture Secretary, Dr. Prasanta Kalita, Director, Agriculture, Assam and Dr. Harshajyoti Barooah, Director, Horticulture and Food Processing, Assam have participated in the open session of first biennial general conference of AAOA. Noted farmers Soneswar Konwar, Popular Film Director Timothy Das Hanse and Retd. Agriculture Officer Gonottam Chetia was felicitated in the conference by AAOA. 25 nos. of agriculture officers working in the department of Panchayat & Rural Development, Assam has joined in AAOA during the conference. 21 members of executive committee of AAOA, headed by Dr. Debabrata Gohain as President and Kailas Barman as General Secretary also selected in the conference.
NH 37 was blocked by local people, AASU and other organizations against the proposed decision of the government to move the Fishery College at Roha to Kachmari, a sub-urban area of Nagaon district. The happened today around 10:30 to 12:00 morning.