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Assam gets ready for I-Day

Guwahati: A mammoth security is there across Assam to ensure peaceful celebration of the 60th Independenace Day fallling on Wednesday.

Security forces are being fanned in all the state’s vital areas including bridges, railway tracts, oil and natural gas installations fearing stepped up activities of the banned outfits.

Police and para military foces are guarding the flag hoisting places in all district headquerters.

Dispur has asked the district administrations to deal with the situation firmly to ensure peace and normalcy on Wednesday.

Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi is schedule to hoist the national tricolour at the historic Judges’ Field at 9 in the morning.

Kamrup district administration beefs up security measures to make the I-Day a peaceful. The city police announce some change in the the bus routes during the function at the Judges’ Field.

On the other hand, several intellectuals, litterateurs and journalists urge the people of all sections to ignore the ULFA’s boycott call and to hoist the national flag.

Notably, ULFA calls a 24 hour Assam bandh from Tuesday 6.00 pm to Wednesday 6.00 pm. The banned outfit further urges the people to boycott the I-Day.

In yet another development on Monday, the three tier Unified Command Stucture met here in Dispur and finetunes a set of strategies to deal with the situation firmly.

The meeting reviewed the state’s overall law and order situation and decided to tighten security measures on Wednesday to foil any militant bid to disrupt the I Day celebration.

Coming out of the brainstorming session Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi says, “the unified command meet decided to launch the operation in the hills district to bust their camps atop the hills district.”

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10 dead in 2 road mishaps in Assam

11 Sep 2009 - 5:53am | editor

Ten persons were killed in two separate tragic road mishap in Assam during the last 24 hours .The first one incident took place in Sonitpur district where 6 persons died and two others seriously injured. The incident took place a tailer fell into a deep george after the break of a bridge. The it took place at Belisiri Bridge on the National Highway 52 at around on later Thursday midnight. The vehicle was on its way to Guwahati from Biswanath Chariali. All the six persons died on the spot and the remaining two injured persons were rushed to the hospital. But the bodies of the six persons were recovered on Friday.

In yet another incident four other persons were killed and 20 others have been left injured a tragic road mishap that took place at Duramari bridge at near Basugaon in Chirang district on Thursday. The incident took place as a vehicle in which the ill fated persons were traveling fell into the river after the breach of a wooden bridge in the evening . Three passengers died on the spot.

Dr. Bhupen Hazarika conferred first Asam Ratna

9 Sep 2008 - 10:02pm | Nanda Kirati Dewan
Dr Bhupen Hazarika will be given the first-ever Asam Ratna Award in recognition of his contribution to Assamese culture and music. This was revealed by the Govt. of Assam on the celebrated singer's birthday yesterday.

The newly instituted award would comprise a citation and Rs 3 lakh. The honour will be presented to Dr Hazarika by either the President of India or the Prime Minister at a venue to be finalised later said the press release.

The Chief Minister announcing the award described Dr Hazarika as a pride of Assam, hoped that he would continue his artistic journey and enrich Assam with his invaluable work.

Dada Saheb Phalke Awardee Dr Hazarika was born in 1926 at Sadiya in Upper Assam in now Tibnsukia district, has been conffered many national and international honours.

People from all section have welcomed the decision of honouring "Matir Shilpi" with the prestigious award equivalent to Bharat Ratna. BIG 92.7 fm RJ Sujita in her program Hello 92.7 late night took the opinion of the people across the city. Radio Gup Shup 94.3 fm broadcast a day long program to celebrate the birthday of the cultural icon. All dailies also wished Bhupen Hazarika's sound health and more classics to his credit. Assam Times wishes the Asam Ratna Happy Living and Melodious Singing lifetime.

Indefinite Hunger Strike for Manja Bridge

10 May 2011 - 5:26pm | Ranjan K Baruah

The Manja Hidim Teron Village Bridge is a life line for 35 villages; more than 2000 children alone go to schools and colleges besides a number of people. The bridge is under construction for the last 20 years. Organisations like Manja Youth Forum, Manja Students Forum and Manja welfare society took up the cause with the support of thousands of people. On 28th September, 2010 two hours national Highway blockade was organized to press for the demand and it was participated by more than 500 persons including children, women, community leaders, village head men of several villages, teachers of different schools. For the first time the protestors were arrested by the Police and were taken to Manja Police Station. At 9.30 am Mr.H.Rajkumar, the Additional District Collector of Karbi Anglong District came to the police station and met the general public and assured that the temporary bridge will be completed within 20 days and that the permanent bridge will be completed during the financial year before March 2011, with this assurance from the government authority the police released all those who were arrested and no case was filed either. After the September 28 incident the temporarily bridge was built but without proper foundations meaning that it will collapse when the raining season start. Besides making another mockery of the genuine demand of our people, the constructions of the permanent bridge have not started yet. Taking the context seriously, a joint meeting was held on 7th May 2011 at 11 am at Hidim Teron village and people who had participated in the meeting took some of the decisions. People in the locality are demanding the administration to take up urgent steps to complete the construction of the temporary bridge with proper foundations.

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