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SC unhappy with fake killing probe

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court is not at all satisfied with the CBI probe into the secret killing cases in Manipur. A division bench of the country's apex court comprising Justice MB Lokur and Justice UU Lalit on Monday said that the premier investigation agency has not been probing the nefarious cases where Army, police and para military forces were involved in the extra judicial cases. 

The bench further asked NHRC to dispatch a team of officials to help the SIT to complete the probe.
The bench observed that the status report has not seal of approval from CBI director which needs to be done in the next report. 

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Poacing strikes KNP: Rhino shot dead

5 Dec 2012 - 1:53am | editor

Poaching refuses to die down in Kaziranga. Another one-horned rhino was shot dead in the famed Kaziranga National Park on. The carcass was spotted on Tuesday morning at Burhapahar. But the poachers failed to take away the horn.


Talking to assamtimes, officials said that there were reports of firing from the Burhapahar range where forces launched an operation against the poachers. Cartridges of the AK series of rifles and 303 ammunition was recovered from the site. Meanwhile, joint operations are going on to nab the poachers.

Food poisoning strikes UN attention

10 Mar 2017 - 3:00pm | Bg Gogoi

Geneva March 10: Food poisoning is now a global phenomenon. But India has reasons to be worried where the country has been witnessing a series of incidents at regular intervals.

Foods in the country is far from being fresh and healthy where pesticides and chemical fertilizers are used to boost the production.

These are more or less of what a representative from India said at the ongoing UN Human Rights Conference in Geneva on Thursday. In his speech, Pankaj Jyoti Hazarika, who represented Prahar, a non governmental organization said Assam is one of the state where these incidents have been hitting media headlines.

“In the promotion of health and prevention of disease the role of nutrition food cannot be neglected but in India food becomes a major concern. Although the country men depend mainly on agriculture, Indian farmers vastly use pesticides and chemical fertilizers for more productivity on their agricultural farms,” said.

According to Hazarika, 351,000 people die of food poisoning every year worldwide. Largely use of pesticides is causing these kinds of tragic incidents. In Assam every year in August-September, many people have been suffering from food poisoning and many have lost their lives.

He said,"These months are very holistic months for the Assamese people and they take grams and cheek peas as Prasad. But unfortunately, every time this religious holy Prasad turns into poison resulting into death and illness for the Assamese.”

In recent past  in Assam, some 125 people fell ill after consuming prasad in Majuli. Victims included 57 females and 22 children over the age of seven. In an earlier incident in 2015, 3 people died while 530 people affected by food poisoning in two different incidents in Assam, said Hazarika.

What are you saying Mrs CM of West Bengal

4 Jan 2018 - 10:35am | AT News

GUWAHATI: West Bengal Chief Minister strikes a huge controversy in Assam when she called the ongoing process to update NRC a campaign to drive away the Bangla speaking people in the north eastern state.

All political parties, organizations and individuals in the state have slammed Banerjee for her irresponsible comment alleging it a conspiracy to create communal riot in Assam.

The All Assam Students Union has strongly criticized her alleging that her comment might strike communal tension and threatened to move the Supreme Court against her.

Banerjee in her speech on Wednesday at a public meeting in Birbhum said that NRC process is a step against the Bangla speaking people which would inflict torture on them. She said if the Bangla speaking people are tortured in the name of NRC she won't remain quiet.

She further appealed to her party MPs in Delhi to raise her concern in Parliament.