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Protest in Margherita

Activists of Margherita Regional Student Union staged dharna and burnt the effigy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday in front of the residence of Margherita MLA Bhaskar Sharma. The protesters shouted various slogans against Modi, Sonowal and Sharma for the controversial Citizenship Amendment (2016) Bill.

During the bandh on Tuesday called by AASU along with several other organisation, Margherita remained closed.


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RS polling in progress

7 Feb 2014 - 9:06am | AT News

The polling for three Rajya Sabha seats is going on amid speculations of Congress victory. Legislators are making a queue at the voting room to cast their votes.

The polling began at the Assam Assembly at 9 in the morning in presence of the leaders of all political parties. Congress candidate Bhubneswar Kalita, BPF candidate Biswajeet Daimry and Opposition consensus candidate Haidor Hussain are present in the polling office premises.

The polling is set to continue till 4 in the afternoon. The results would be available at 5 in the evening after the seal of approval from the Election Commission.

The polling is required to fill up the three vacancies following the end of the terms for Bhubneswar Kalita, Biswajeet Daimary and Birendra Prasad Baishya.

Haflong ITI in bad shape

4 Aug 2010 - 7:36pm | Anup Biswas

When the Government has been pumping a huge amount to the Industrial Technical Institute of Assam to provide training to the unprivileged youths for their self reliant, the 25 years old Haflong ITI has failed to provide basic needs to the trainees, people alleged.

This institution is having as many as six trades like Electrician, Wiring, MMV, Electronics, Pump operator, welding and also dress making added as new trade. The conscious people alleged that trainees were not provided with proper machines during their practical class; thereby they had to face lot of problems.

Though the institute is declared as the ‘centre of excellence’ but nothing has been changed in practical. The trainees were to suffer a lot for absence of toilet and even power supply. They have to work with old machines and tools. Some times they have to cut firewood even, to help the cook. Though there had been a vehicle they cannot use the vehicle for marketing as it remained idle for several years.

People argued why authorities are engaged in useless activities like putting floor tiles in workshops instead of providing sufficient training materials for the trainees of ITI, Haflong and instead of providing adequate hostel facilities like proper bathroom, fans, and gas for cooking, etc.

Surprisingly, Sri N. H. Mazumder who has been the Superintendent of Haflong ITI for fifteen years instead of co-operating with media reportedly misbehaved with the press man while gathering news relating to the ITI for the reasons best known to him.

What Modi assured Mahanta

3 Jan 2018 - 7:11am | AT News

NEW DELHI:Prime Minister Narendra Modi said his government won't do anything that can harm Assam and its people. He assured it to Prafulla Kumar Mahanta during his brief date in New Delhi on Tuesday.

Talking to reporters after  meeting the prime minister, Mahanta said that he tried to convince Modi of the impending adverse impact of the step to amend the Citizenship Act.

Mahanta told Modi that an amendment of the Act would help the illegal settlers in Assam only. "I told him that Assam no longer can shoulder the burden of more immigrants. Need of the hour is the total implementation of the Assam Accord. No option is left," said Mahanta.

He further said," the prime minister gave a patient hearing and told me that his government would never do anything that would harm Assam."