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Tripura municipalities to go for by-election on Dec 22

Agartala: The State Election Commission of Tripura is going to hold by-election to Municipalities across the state to fill up vacancies of the Urbal Local Bodies on December 22. The vacancies have arisen in 14 municipalities with 158 seats due to resignation, dissolutions and other reasons.

The nomination process will start from November 26 till December 4.

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Lovers commit suicide in Ganeshguri, Guwahati

23 Jul 2007 - 4:22pm | editor
Guwahati: A young couple Raj Kumar Choudhury and Priti Choudhury commited suicide in Ganeshguri Chariali at Sinha Lodge on Sunday night as they were unable to stay together as Priti was married to another person. The couple committed suicide together and left behind a note donating their dead body to the Guwahati Municipality Corporation Hospital Raj Kumar Choudhurys father is a Mouzadar in Ghagrapar in Nalbari and he himself was an active Congress worker. Priti Choudhurt and he had known each other for a long time but she was married to another person and hence due to peer and family pressures they could not come together.

Priti had come to Guwahati on 14th April 2007 for Athmangala and ever since they have been staying together in Sinha Lodge after Priti ran away with Raj.They have been staying together till the tragic incident occurred on Sunday.

Dispur,Kohima order probe into Golaghat lathicharge

17 Sep 2010 - 7:27pm | editor


Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and his Nagaland counterpart Neiphu Rio have ordered probe into the recent lathicharge in Golaghat by Nagaland armed forces. An apex Naga students body has also expressed grave concern over the action of Nagaland police personnel on demonstrators of All Assam Students Union in Golaghat district of the neighbouring state.


Condemning the police lathicharge Naga Students Federation has asserted that such attitude towards the peaceful demonstrators was totally an act of disrespect.


A statement issued by NSF said, the federation, therefore, invokes the conscious of the authority concerned and the police personnel to restrain from such unwanted situation especially towards our neighbouring state in order to avoid creating any misunderstanding as we are living in peaceful co-existence"


Extending its solidarity to the injured protesters and support towards the demand of the AASU, the NSF also urged upon the Nagaland government to seriously examine the incident and take up necessary action. Twenty five people, mostly, students were injured, some of them seriously, when IRB personnel of Nagaland police passing through Golaghat district unleashed baton charge on demonstrators who blocked the NH-39 on near Rangajan Tinali.


Defy militant diktat on R-day: JFA

25 Jan 2012 - 2:48am | editor


Journalists Forum of Assam(JFA) has appealed to the people of North East India to defy militants diktat to boycott Republic Day celebrations. They urged the people to observe it in a befitting manner.


JFA President Rupam Barua and Secretary Nava Thakuria said in a statement in Guwahati said,” we should celebrate Republic Day and also Independence Day to honour hundreds and thousand patriots and martyrs who faced immense trouble to make the country independent.''


Notably, around 12 outfits including the anti-talk faction of United Liberation Front of Asom, Coordination Committee (umbrella organisation of seven militant outfits of Manipur), Kamatapur Liberation Organisation, National Liberation Front of Tripura, Tripura Peoples' Democratic Front and Hynnewtrep National Liberation Front have called for a boycott on Republic Day.


The association has invited all journalists and citizens to participate in the Republic Day celebration at Guwahati Press Club on Republic Day.