Dibrugarh : One programmed Time device fitted with IED was recovered from a ULFA militant in Dibrugarh when he was on his way to plant it at the Parade ground in which the District Administration would be holding the Independence Day Celebrations on 15th of August 07. The device was timed to go off on the 15th of August 07The suspect has been identified as Bitupon Moran of Hebetagaon in Makum. Moran was captured near the fire station when he was on his way to plant the bomb. Moran confessed that he was a ULFA member and had joined ULFA two years ago.It may be mentioned that four years ago on 15th of August 07, a powerful bomb blast had exploded in the parade ground in Dhemaji killing 13 people including 7 students.
Four women were reportedly injured and at least four houses torched after two groups clashed over a land dispute in Machi Block under Tengnoupal Police Station of Tengnoupal district.
The district administration imposed curfew in Machi village and Khudei Khullen following the incident that occurred around 10:30 am. Violent clashes broke out in the area over a piece of land as two groups of the neighbouring villages fought pitched battles, police said.
Unofficial report said tension prevailed in Machi Block following violence over a land dispute in which four villagers were injured and at least 11 houses were burnt down.
The warring groups opened fire at each other. As a result, four persons were injured, sources informed. There was verbal clash and scuffle between the two sides that led to violence.
Manipur police and 18 Assam Rifles personnel have rushed to the area to control the situation. Sources said the situation can easily escalate and get out of control very quickly in the area where security personnel are still deployed.
Those injured were identified as Ch Toda, wife of Matthew of Machi Part-I, P Muishangdar, wife of P Angam of Machi Part-III, K Temuisim, wife of Anga of Machi Part-I but identity of the fourth injured person is yet to be ascertained.
In an order issued by Tengnoupal District Magistrate I Raghumani Singh said a report has been received that a volatile situation is prevailing along the stretch of land area—Khudei Khuman Lamkhai, Kangoi Khullen, Punchong, Chingjarol, Khudei Khuman and land connecting Khudei Khuman or Khudei Khullen of Tengnoupal.
It said such a volatile situation is likely to cause serious breach of peace and disturbances of public tranquillity and therefore the district administration has considered that restriction on movement of men and material in the area would be effective in preventing such disturbances.
It has therefore become expedient to issue a prohibitory order under CrPC for prevenetion of bearch of disturbances of public tranquillity and danger to human lives and properties, the order said.
The order shall not apply to government agencies involved in the enforcement of law and order and other essential services, it said.
A coaching for IAS (main) will be held from June 15 at Pre- Examination Centre of Gauhati University. The deputy director of the centre Dr.Sanjay Kumar Dutta said in a release that the coaching programme is organized especially for students of the Assamese optional besides the General Studies.Aspiring students may contact with the centre.
With recent reports on developmental activities in Assam, it seems that nobody desires the betterment and development of the state. The state administration, student organization, political leaders, bureaucrats, officials and various growing mushroom-like organizations, all are running after money and ‘easy money’. Assam’s industry minister, Pradyut Bardoloi recently came out openly on certain student leaders, who demand money from the industrialists, who come here to invest their money for the development of the state. He cited an example of such demand from a cement factory at Dimoria, to be started by the Star Cement. an organization of repute. The government has already given ‘green signal’ to the company. The factory when completed would give direct employment to about 10.000 local youths in addition to providing indirect employment to thousands other. The minister alleged that some student organizations from time to time start agitation against all those who come to the state for investing their money and ultimately have to change their mind. In case these investing industries fail to oblige them, these organizations start agitation against them resulting in failures of entire scheme and the government’s effort to develop the state goes in vain.. The minister alleged that a handful of leaders mislead the innocent people of the respective areas, where the factory is to be setup and start demonstration on some ‘baseless’ issues. Their protests and demonstrations are generally based on the ground of environmental disasters for which they fail to give any specific answer.
It is not that these student organizations demand money from the industries alone, they also ‘shake hand’ with political leaders through whom they get their demands fulfilled. The politicians, on their part are not ‘so clean’. Sometimes they patronize such elements too. It is alleged that without getting some favor, they do not spare a single penny. They utilize the services of such elements and keep themselves busy in acquiring more wealth and property. Fortune smiles on them. The funds meant for the developmental activities are misused and do not reach to the beneficiaries for whom those are meant. The recent case of North Cachar Hills Autonomous District Council scam of crores of rupees is an example. The minister’s accusation of others does not carry much weight, as even CBI probe ordered in the case nothing has been done so far.
During recent years it has been observed that a number of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) have taken birth in Assam. Some of them are really doing good job in the service of human society, but a few seem to have a piece of ‘monetary cake’ as beneficiaries without rendering any service. Since the corruption in various departments of the state is the priority, everybody seems to be interested in making money anyway. Who cares for the development of the state? Since the corrupt practices are now coming from the top-level, nobody has a face to find out the evils done by of the others. One of the richest state of the country Assam has become backward due to lack of interest by its people alone.