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Villagers decry makeshift bamboo bridge

The high-pitched slogans of model BTC is a distant dream when the plight of people of Singrimari village near Bhergaon in Udalguri district of Bhergaon BTC constituency is taken into consideration. Life is a balancing act for the people of the village as the makeshift bamboo bridge over Kalanadi river is the only means of communication for the villagers travelling to neighbouring places like Tangla town.

The villagers have expressed great resentment over the affairs of the public representatives in resolving the issues plaguing the village. According to reports,the Singrimari-Tangla connecting bamboo bridge have been only mode for commuters who include school and college students, traders as people need to cross the rickety makeshift bamboo bridge everyday. 

The villagers repeated appeal for a concrete bridge have fallen into deaf ears. They have also been compelled to reconstruct new makeshift bamboo bridges every year through their own savings.

The villagers resented the inaction of Lok Sabha MP ,Ramen Deka; BTC supremo Hagrama Mohilary in sanctioning a concrete bridge. Secretary of Udalguri chapter,All Adivasi Students Association of Assam (AASAA)Prakash Bara have strongly raised his voice on the issue and have exhorted the state government and BTC authoritied to consider the matter at the earliest in greater interest of the people.

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Recipient of The Annual Colosseum Awards 2014 & 2015 (by The Assam Tribune group), Shajid Khan is a journalist based in Tangla.In his stint of journalistic experience he has contributed numerous political, socio-political stories for bountiful national,international as well as Assam based publications. He also pens down analytic commentary on print and web based publications.

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Ripun dead oppose to dissidents

17 Jul 2014 - 9:42pm | Jintul Talukdar

Amid simmering dissidence within the Congress Legislative party, a senior party leader has slammed a section of ministers and MLAs for demanding removal of Tarun Gogoi as chief minister saying that the party won’t allow them to do it.

In an exclusive interview with Assam Times, senior Congress leader Ripun Bora said that the party high command should not favour the dissident ministers ad MLAs.

The former education minister said that the demand for Gogoi’s removal as chief minister is not justified and that he should be allowed to continue as chief minister till the next assembly polls.

“A real Congressman can never think of floating a new party only for becoming the chief minister,” Bora told Assam Times in the sidelines of a function in Bajali on Thursday.

He said the dissident camp would not be able to dethrone Gogoi as chief minister who enjoys a separate degree of veneration in AICC.

“He commands respect as the three time chief minister and his fate cannot be decided by a handful of ministers and MLAs,” said the former education minister.

Bora’s comment assumes significance hours after the dissident ministers and MLAs threaten to take a drastic step if party high command fails to dislodge Tarun Gogoi as chief minister by Saturday.

Addressing a press conference in Dispur on Thursday, they said that they have been waiting for the party high command’s response to their demands. They claimed that they have support of 40 legislators against Tarun Gogoi as chief minister.


Sonowal visits lower Assam districts

29 Jul 2016 - 5:47pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

 Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal termed thar flood problem is a great problem for the state. Sonowal made his visit in a chartered Helicopter to the flood affected districts in lower Assam region including Dhubri, Chirang district.Sonowal landed at Gauripur Pratap Chandra HS relief camp in a Helicopter to take stock about flood affected inmates on Friday. Later, he also arrived at BGR Helipad in Chirang by noon where rushed at Nilibari flood affected villages by Aie River. 

Sonowal was accompanied with BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary, Speaker Ranjit Kumar Das, ministers Pramila Rani Brahma, Rihan Daimary, MLA Chandan Brahma, Kamalsingh Narzary

Sonowal said his government has been initiating stern measures to  rescue flood affected situation in the state. Several districts in the state were affected severely due to flood waters in the state including BTAD region.He said the flood situation is a serious problem for the state which have been creating resented in the state. Government has seek sufficient fund for the state from centre to meet flood situation, he said. 

'Government and state disaster management are working to  the causes of floods with setting up several relief camps in the affected districts. Food as well medical facilities are being giving in proper manner fit the affected citizens with suitable measures', said Sonowal. 

Sonowal also hold a meeting with BTAD authority and district administrations of lower Assam districts at BGR Dhaligaon in Chirang. 

BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary demanded sufficient fund from centre to meet flood related problems in the districts. He said he will submit a memorandum to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who is taking aerial visit for floods in the state tomorrow. Mohilary said that BTAD administration was working for the flood affected areas which has been affected severely on large areas since few days due to incessant raining. 

'BTAD administration will place a memorandum to centre for seeking sufficient thousand crores of fund to take measures for the flood affected areas', Mohilary said. 


Sudden inspection in Rangia-Rangapara North section

28 Jan 2017 - 11:10pm | Shajid Khan

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During his brief stopover at Tangla railway station local people, members of student bodies feted him. ABSU and AABYSF activists jointly submiitted a 16-point demand memorandum citing various necessities and demands including stoppage of superfast and Naharlagun-New Delhi AC express trains at Tangla railway station. They also submitted memorandum citing various necessities including potable drinking water facilities, ATM facility, waiting room among others.

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