Skip to content Skip to navigation

Fishing on the highway!

MARGHERITA: In a bid to highlight the pathetic plights of the National Highway No 38 in Margherita many local residents living on the roadside resorted to mock fishing and cultivation Saturday.   

Led by Chatra Mukti Sangram Samity’s Tinsukia district committee, the local residents joined the mock session alleging that Pradyut Bordoloi from Congress has been doing nothing on this front. Same allegations they raised against the incumbent legislator Bhaskar Sarma who has done precious little so far.

CMSS leader Lakhya Jyoti Gogoi said,” we have already moved the MLA many times. But of no avail. We have no option but to resort to this course of action to draw the attention of the authority.”

 Gogoi said, “the people of Margherita have voted for change. The leaders were changed only. But the plights of the people remained unchanged.”

Another protester said, “the vital road from Powai to Jagun falls under No 124 Margherita constituency. Even after two years of assuming power Sharma has done nothing. We the people have been bearing the brunt.”

Later they sent a memorandum to the Chief Minister through the Margherita SDO(Civil).

Author info

Mithun Baruah's picture

Add new comment

Republish

Republish this content

Flood ends but price hike hits hard

26 Jul 2017 - 11:52pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

There  has been steep rise in the prices of essential commodities in the post flood scene much to the utter disappointment of the common people who blame it on the middlemen.

The soaring of food prices is triggering no less anger among the commoners in Kokrajhar where many people have yet to get out of the blues.

The businessmen attribute the rise of vegetable prices to the crisis in the source. But the real picture is different where the farmers have been bearing thr brunt.

A glimpse of the market suggests very grim picture if it is seen  in Kokesjhar where the price of potato goes up to Rs 20 per kg. Cauliflower is sold at Rs 90 while Rs 35 is required to pay for cabbage per kg. On the other hand, Chilly prices have crossed Rs 70 per while brinjal is sold at Rs 35 per kg,

The common people in the district further blamed the administration alleging it's failure to deal with the situation.

‘We expected change (paribortan) in the state as BJP had formed the government beating the from of paribortan. But we the commoners have not seen any change,” said a local resident in the town.

 

 

Manvik: City youth facing interrogation

5 Feb 2018 - 6:15pm | AT News

GUWAHATI: The policemen probing the sensation abduction of a Guwahati school boy are believed to have been interrogating a youth in this connection. Sources say in Guwahati that a team of senior CID officials have been questionings the person at an undisclosed location.Identified as Manvik Surana, the son of a top ranked city based contractor was kidnapped by the miscreants from the Kid Veda School premises in the afternoon.   

 

ONGC stops seismic survey near historical monuments

29 Aug 2008 - 2:15pm | editor
An aroused protest has forced the oil and natural gas corporation to stop its seismic survey near the historic Rang Ghar in Sivasagar district of upper Assam. The oil and gas titan, however, has dared AATASU to disclose why they were remaining silent when the drilling operation was carried out near the first ever Asian amphitheater in 1984.

Addressing a press conference on Thursday in the city, ONGC Assam asset executive director J C Chatirvedi said in view of the widespread protest by All Assam Tai Ahom Students Union along with some other organizations, seismic survey near the historic Rong ghar.

The oil and gas major’s onshore director A K Hazarika said ONGC is ready to extend full cooperation required to preserve and protect any ancient relics in Assam in future.