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Swachh City Award for Tangla

Tangla of Udalguri district Tangla was also adjudged with the the Swachh City Award for being the Fastest moving city in Northeast zone (under population category below 1 lakh)  in Swachh Survekshan 2019 under Swachh Bharat Mission(Urban) by Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs,Government of India. The award was handed over to BTC Executive Member cum Chairman of Tangla Municipal Board, Bonjar Daimari at Vigyan Bhawan,New Delhi on Wednesday. The award carried a cerfticate of recognization and a statue of Mahatma Gandhi.

The news has made the citizens of Tangla and Udalguri district go jubilant.Chairman of Tangla Municipal Board,Bonjar Daimari has expressed his gratitude and stated that the award has encouraged us and made us committed for working towards keeping the place in record of sanitation and cleanliness. He also exhorted the people for joining hands and extending support for taking Tangla a step forward in taking the message of Swachh Bharat into a Jan Andolan.

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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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Naga rebels strike terror in Ledo coal mining

29 Nov 2017 - 8:33am | AT News


GUWAHATI: An uneasy situation prevails in the Ledo a day after a gang of Naga rebels unless terror at a coal mining forcing the authority to step in with adequate force.

The epicentre is Kaliori in Tikok, a remote area along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border where a group of armed Naga rebels stormed into the area and struck terror by setting afire a dumper belonging to NE Coal.


Then they started blank firing terrorizing around 100 employees belonging to Coal India Limited and NE Coal who were trapped inside the area till early in the morning.

Later, Ledo police and para military forces reached the spot and help the trapped employees come out. But by then the rebels vanished from the spot.

The sudden movement of the Naga rebels assumes significance amid the controversial confabulation to integate the Naga inhibited areas of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur in the name of the greater Nagalim.

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GC Langthasa wins for the sixth term

13 May 2011 - 11:39pm | Anup Biswas

Sri Gobinda Chandra Langthasa wins the lone assembly constituency of Dima Hasao district, the 16 – Haflong, for the 6th term defeating his nearest BJP candidate Kulendra Daulagupu by the margin of above 25488 votes. Langthasa secured the total votes of 38076 when BJP candidate gets 12588, ASDC candidate Mohet Hojai gets 10,361 and Ijirangbe Jeme of AGP gets 5732 only.

Congratulating the people of Dima Hasao District and the District Administrative machineries for the maintenance of peaceful environment during the just completed Assembly Election in this district, G C Langthasa newly elected MLA expressed satisfaction as there was not a single incidence of disorder or unlawful and the people could cast their votes free and fairly.

Langthas conveyed his hearty thanks to all the people of Dima Hasao District who voted him again to represent in the Assam Assembly. He was very much thankful to all the District Congress Workers who worked hard in the interest of Congress Party and paved the way for him to win this election from this 16 - Haflong (ST) Assembly Constituency of Dima Hasao District. He also expressed his gratitude to the Members of Dima Hasao Autonomous Council who campaigned for him as a Congress Candidate and enabled him to win this election. Langthasa said ‘Now the responsibility is vested on me to take lead for all round , development of this backward Hill District and I hope that, with the sincere cooperation of the people of this district the expected development will usher into this district with the help of favourable actions of the Assam State and Central Governments.

‘Within the tenure of coming 5 (five) years my priority will be the road communication, drinking water facility, rural electrification, standardisation of education in rural areas, upliftment of living standard of rural people and to create the scope for the job oriented Higher Technical Education within this district.’