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Media OPD clinic concluded at press club

Guwahati: Leading orthopedic & sports medicine specialist Dr KL Praveen Kumar from Apollo Hospitals, Chennai today (24 August 2019) conducted the weekly media OPD clinic at Guwahati Press Club.

Member-journalists along with their families suffering from sports injuries or any other orthopedic problems availed the opportunity to consult with Dr Kumar at the press club premises.

Rupjyoti Barua, marketing manager of the hospital was also present on the occasion.

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Where locals fear to tread

9 Jul 2016 - 4:06pm | AT News

A nondescript hamlet in Morigaon district of Assam, of late, seems to have taken the centrestage of attraction. But only for wrong reasons. Known as Hatimuria under Mayong block in the district, the tiny spot beside the river Brahmaputra starts teeming with some citizens whose identity is believed to have been doubtful.
Till the other days, the area had around 10 huts where around 100 people have been living in. But a sudden change started taking place just a couple of months back. There has been steep rise in the number of such huts in the area.

“Six or seven months back we came to spot only 10 huts. But now the small area has around 300 huts of the people whose integrity is doubtful,” said a local resident.
“We have only seen these huts. But we are completely unaware of the persons or organizations who have allowed these people to settle here,” rued another local resident.
A section of local residents also levelled an accusing finger at the district administration for silently allowing these to happen. A villager said, “I don’t believe that the district administration is unaware of these happenings. Otherwise, what forced the district administration to keep mum?”

“These people have impeded our livelihood. The government owned area was our cultivable plot. But the sudden schemes to things have forced us to stay away,” said a cultivator who spoke ill of the alleged illegal settlers.    
A section of local residents has not been allowing these doubtful nationals to move beyond this place near the Pobitora wildlife sanctuary. All roads leading to this area in question have been blocked by the local villagers suggesting a soon-to-be erupted group clash. Even the media crews have nort dared to approach the spot.  

A view of the spot at Hatimuria, Mayong on October 11, 2015

Plastic shop gutted in fire

10 Jan 2018 - 10:34pm | AT News

HOJAI:Plastic materials worth several lakh reduced to ashes when a huge fire broke out at s shop in Hojai to town on Wednesday.
The incident took place at around 8.30 in the evening where fire originated from the electric short circuit engulfed the entire shop on the JK Kedia Road in the town.
Fire fighters reached the spot and brought the situation under control. But by then all materials inside the shop were gutted in fire.
The total extent of damage has yet to be ascertained.

Blast at rail station: 4 killed in Harangajao

26 Mar 2008 - 12:01am | editor

Four people were killed when th Black Widow militants exploded a powerful grenade at the Harangajao rail station on Monday night.

According to information, three of the deceased were railway employees. Several others have also been left injured in the incident that rocked the railway station, 50 kilometer away from Haflong township.

Police and Army joint operation is on to nab the culprits involved in it..