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PPFA welcomes renaming of Andaman island after Netaji

Patriotic People’s Front Assam (PPFA) welcomes renaming of three Andaman & Nicobar islands after legendary freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose along with his magnificent legacy and it expresses happiness that the Patriot of Patriots has been duly honoured on 75th anniversary of Netaji’s declaration of the formation of Azad Hind government.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his recent visit to Port Blair renamed the Ross island as Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Dweep, Neil island as Shaheed Dweep and Havelock island as Swaraj Dweep. He also hoisted the 150-feet national flag at South Point of Port Blair, where Netaji Bose unfurled the Tricolour in 1943 as the head of provisional government of Azad Hind declaring the islands free from the colonial British forces.

“We take the privilege to salute the supreme commander of Azad Hind Fouj (Indian National Army) and convincingly believe that every patriotic Indian would pay splendid tributes to Netaji as the first Prime Minister of undivided India,” said a PPFA statement adding that no conspiracy could erase the legacy of Netaji and his magnificent valiant brigade.

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ADGP Rout visits Kokrajhar

2 May 2014 - 8:43pm | Hantigiri Narzary

Assam additional director general of police AP Rout said that there are 10 additional paramilitary companies arrived in BTAD to take security measures, of which three for Kokrajhar district. Taking stock of the Balapara incident and Rout visited the killing spot at Balapara under Tulsibil police outpost in Gossaigaon sub-division, Kokrajhar on Friday. He said that NDFB (Songbijit faction) was behind Balapara killing based on information with the police. The government sent additional 10 paramilitary companies to the BTAD region. Police pickets would be be set up in sensitive areas. Strong operation would be conducted immediately to nab the culprits, he said.

He appealed to all sections of community to maintain peace and harmony in the region.

Minister Siddique Ahmed and Parliamentary Secretary Atuwa Munda also visited Kokrajhar and took stock of the incident. They also appealed for peace and unity in the region.  

 

 

CJ Workshop at Nazira

20 Feb 2010 - 9:27pm | HemantaGogoi

A workshop on citizen journalism was held at ONGC auditorium Nazira on Saturday. Inaugurating the workshop, Dilip Das, DGM (Corporate Communication) ONGC said that sincerity is the keyword for success in every sphere of life. He stressed up on establishing the truthfulness of a news item before its publication. Another speaker Dr. Hemanta Kumar Gogoi recounted his experience on e-journalism and said that it has become a popular media specially among the newer generation. Earlier Anup Arandhara, President, North East Journalist Association and Babul Gogoi of Assam Times welcomed the guests and participants, and briefly reviewed the purpose of the workshop. About 50 participants took part in the workshop at Nazira.

Beef puts M’laya BJP in the red

6 Jun 2017 - 11:51pm | editor

Amid an escalating controversy over beef consumption, yet another leader has quit BJP in Meghalaya suggesting a setback for the saffron party in the pre poll political landscape. 

North Garo Hills BJP president Bachu Marak pulled out of the party after the national party spokesman Nolin Kohli warned him against a beef party in Tura to celebrate the three years of the NDA government at the Centre.


Marak, who pulled many people to BJP in the Congress ruled state rued in his resignation letter to state party president Sjibun Lyngdoh made it plain and simple that he would never go against the sentiment of the  Garo people for whom beef is an inevitable item at any feast.

He said,”I cannot compromise on the sentiments of the Garos. As a Garo it is my responsibility to protect the interest of my community. Beef eating is part of our culture and tradition. The BJP’s non-secular ideology to impose on us is not

Bachu, who had pulled out of the party is organising a beef party in Tura on June 10. He is the second BJP leader to have resigned over the boiling beef controversy.

Last week Baernard Marak left the party on the sane ground saying that he won't hurt the sentiment of the Garos.