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NGO pleas to companies to switch to paper

The Udalguri district chapter of Aranya Suraksha Samiti, Asom made a fervent appeal to all the plastic and polythene bags manufacturing companies to convert their manufacturing machines into paper and cloth bag producing machines for the betterment of our environment and this unique step would help the thousands of workers to remain glued in their professions without fears.

The press communique of the nature organisation issued on Saturday by its secretary, Rewati Raman Sapkota further informed that this suggestion of machine conversion was already sent to the Ministry of Industries and the Prime Minister ,Narendra Modi so that it could take steps instantly relieving the thousands of workers and industries from being jobless.

The Udalguri district chapter of  Aranya Suraksha Samiti, Asom has  also hailed Union government's decision to make India totally plastic free nation and appealed to the government to suggest the concerned plastic and polythene bags manufacturing industries to take up the conversion of their machines to manufacture eco friendly bio degradable paper and cloth bags.

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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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13 Jun 2007 - 5:30am | editor
Our Correspondent from Guwahati

In yet another string of violence, suspected ULFA militants made a powerful explosion in Hajo on Wednesday which left two persons killed leaving 42 injured. These include four children at a wholesale market in the temple town.

According to information, the bomb was hidden in a bicycle which was laying at a post of the market's shed and it exploded at around
1 pm before the commencement of the time for opening.

One person was killed on the spot while another injured succumbed to his injuries while being taken to hospital.

Thirteen people of the 42 injured are stated to be in a critical condition and of the four wounded children; a 10-year-old is struggling with death.

One of the dead was identified as wholesale vegetable dealer Sukur Ali, who hails from Kamrup.

Immediately after the incident, top ranked police and civil officials rushed to the spot and the 32 seriously injured people were taken to
Guwahati Medical College Hospital for better treatment and the rest were admitted to local hospitals.

Official sources here say the
Assam government has promised a sum of Rs 3 lakh to the kin of the dead and Rs 10,000 to the injured. Free medical treatment will be provided to the injured. Investigations are going on but no one has so far been arrested.

The explosion virtually pours cold water on the recent development of resuming ULFA's peace negotiations with the Centre as the later sets three pre conditions if what Dr Mamoni Roisom Goswami says is any indication.

According to the award winning writer on Tuesday, National Security Advisor M.K. Narayanan talked to Dr Goswami and those who accompanied him that the government is in the need of a written "communication from ULFA leaders expressing their willingness for unconditional talks.

Dr Goswami called on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday and urged him to resume the peace process to save the Assamese from the brink. Dr Singh assured her of his steps to resume the process

Mother and son died on spot in stone quarry mishap

30 Jan 2012 - 12:17am | Anup Arandhara

On yesterday evening, at Laxmijan stone quarry under Nazira police station of Sivasagar district, Urmila Khatun (29) and her three years son Mejajin Ali died on spot in a stone quarry mishap under 6no quarry of his Mahadev Kurmi is the contractor. The accident occurred due to the falling of heap of stone on the workers. The seriously injured husband Giasuddin Ali and elder son Giasuddin Ahmed admitted at hospital.

The ill-fated family was from Mayong-Balimukh gaon of Morigaon district, Assam.

AGP meet at Barpeta

2 Nov 2010 - 9:37pm | Juthika Das

"During the 9 years of Tarun Gogoi led Congress government, there is not any development. Rather, only the congress pawns were benefited by the various schemes that were implemented during these period”- said AGP president Chandra Mohan Patowary taking part in the ‘Gana sangjog jatra’ of AGP from Sadiya to Dhubri, on Monday at Barpeta district playground. "The first process of ‘raijar padulit Raijar Sarkar’ was also not fulfilled and the congress government have been beating the doll-drums that their govt will employed the unemployed youths and remove the unemployment problems from the state. But surprisingly at present 22 lakh unemployed youth hankering after their jobs." Criticizing about the implementation of govt schemes he added that from those schemes only the congress leaders were benefited. In his address Patowary said that this time if their government would be able to capture their seat, they would give importance to the burning problems of the state like - flood, erosion and unemployment etc.

The meet was presided over by Gunindra Nath Das, president AGP, Barpeta district committee whereas MP Kumar Dipak Das, called the people to strengthen AGP by their help. The founder president of AGP, Atul Bora mentioned that the congress had tried to allure the voters by giving the Rice to the BPL rice at the cost of Rs.6 and had made their bloody politics. The ex-chief minister of Assam Prafulla Kr. Mahanta also opposed the “Great dam project of Assam”. In the gathering at Barpeta ex-chief minister Prafulla Kr Mahanta called the people to unite against congress government. Liyakat Ali Khan, said that during the region of AGP government there is not any communal clash, which occurred at present and that was unfortunate. Without the regional party, the development of Assam is impossible. He again regretted the incident of July 21 where 4 innocent people had lost their lives. In this meet about ten thousand people gathred whereas Phani Bhushan Choudhury, working president AGP, Bhupen Roy, ex-minister AGP, Debdutta Barkataky, central VP, Dr. manoranjan Patowary, MLA, naba Kr das, organizer secy, Prabin Deka, Dipak Das etc. were also present. On the contrary Barpeta AASU hang Black flag in various places that Prafulla Kr Mahanta took part in this meet.