The Indo-Global Social Service Society (IGSSS), North Eastern Region in collaboration with Diocesan Board of Social Service (DBSS) Tezpur and Gana Chetna Samaj (GCS) Balipara, distributed Emergency Relief of food grains and medicines to victims of flood at Koilabari and Baithabanga on 18th August covering 489 worst affected families.
Relief materials consisting 35kg rice, 10kg dal, 1 kg Salt, 1 litre cooking oil, 1 mosquito net and water and sanitation kit were provided per household. The Emergency relief grant was made available by the German Agro Action (GAA) through the IGSSS. The district administration and the circle officer as well as the police outpost extended their co-operation in the relief distribution. Officials from the Circle Office visited the distribution sites. IGSSS with its professional experience in handling emergency situations made a smooth distribution which lasted less than 3 hours at Baithabanga to cover 434 households and less than one hour to cover 55 households in Koilabari.
Guwahati: Electronic Media Forum Assam (EMFA) expressed serious concern over the brutal attack on city based television journalist Chakrapani Parashar last evening by a group of vendors at Ganeshguri locality and demanded stringent actions against the culprits.
The forum also urged the State government in Dispur to ensure security to media persons with enacting a special protection law at the earliest. It may be mentioned that Chakrapani, who is working for satellite news channel News18/AssamNE, was stabbed by some workers of a restaurant, adjacent to his office, on Thursday (21 March 2019) evening while he was on duty.
Chakrapani got serious injuries in various parts of his body and was subsequently rushed to the hospital where he is recovering. The city police have already detained four accused individuals of the restaurant and they are presently under the Dispur police custody. EMFA maintains that more incidents of physical abuses on journalists are being reported from various localities of India and the Union government in New Delhi should take the matter seriously. Finally the forum appeals to all media persons across the country to get united over the issue of safety & security of media persons.
The Indigenous Peoples' Forum (IPF) hereby liked to clarify on the statement telecast in the NE TV, reported on 12th Sept. 2011 about the alleged nexus between the NSCN (IM) and the IPF stated in a press release 0n September 14 signed by Secretary Inf. & Publicity
In the statement, it has been alleged that the IPF had been formed under the guidance of the NSCN (IM).
The allegation was totally false and baseless. The aim and object of the NSCN (IM) was sovereignty of Nagas in habitant area. Where as the aim and object of the IPF is only creation of Separate Autonomous Districts for Non-Dimasa Indigenous Peoples of N.C. Hills within the state of Assam, under the constitutional frame-work of the sixth scheduled.
It was beyond their imagination and for the intellect thinker as to why those two organizations with different aims, objective and interest have been attempted to be link-up.
Interestingly the allegation has been made by Shri Diganta Das who was stationed at Guwahati, by passing all the reporters and correspondents of different media stationed in N.C. Hills. What they conclude was that, most probably it was because of his vested interest that Shri. Diganta Das tried to malign the image of the IPF, killing the ethic of the media to be impartial, neutral and to expose the truth the release added.
Guwahati: ULFA received a serious blow on Friday as the Army and Assam police arrested five of its top guns with a huge cache of arms and ammunition including RDX explosives from a hide-out in Baska district of Assam.
According to information, acting on a tip off, Army and Assam police conducted a joint raid at Murkusiapara village under Barama police station close to Bhutan border and apprehended the ultras in the morning.
Altogether 3.5 kgs of RDX explosives, two 7.63 mm pistols, three China-made grenades, four detonators weighting 4 kgs each, 32 rounds of ammunition of AK 47 assault rifles, three timer devices used in bombs, explosive materials used in making improvised explosive devices have also been recovered from the spot.
The arrested ULFA militants are named as Pradip Barman, Mono Das, Shankar Rajbongshi, Haramohan Saud, and Modo Rajbongshi, say police sources.
The search operations in Bagsa district bordering Bhutan was launched on the basis of tip-off that the DR P C Ram was being kept in the area by ULFA in different hide outs.