Guwahati : Uzanbazar the heart of Guwahati, the unofficial capital of Northeast and the year is 2007 in India, one of the fastest growing economies of the world and you still have reports of deaths due to water poisoning.
2 people died and 14 are serious due to water poisoning in the Padum Pukhuri area of Uzanbazar area. Approximately 50 families have been effected. The deceased are Sunil Bhaspor, 9 years and Runu Hazarika, 45 years.
The Raha unit of All Assam Students’ Union ( AASU ) today took out a rally at Raha on Thursday, in protest against the frequent power cut at Raha and its neighbouring areas. The rally started from PWD Inspection Bunglow and went through the Raha bazar road. More than hundreds of AASU members, supporters,,local residents and students of several schools of the town took part in the rally and shouted slogans against the Assam Power Distribution Company Limited (CAZ ). Later the AASU members burnt the effigy of the APDCL at the Raha Electricity office premise.
The Assam Assembly began its winter session on a stormy note on Monday. The House witnessed uproar when tHe united opposition members tried to corner the government alleging powerful minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma"s nexus with ULFA which the banned insurgent outfit itself disclosed> apart from it the opposition AGP, BJP, AIUDF, and Left parties demand immediate resigntion of Dr Sarma. Big dam issue is also set to stall the House proceedings in the five day long session.The government is also ready to counter the opposition camp. A slew of crucial bills are slated to be tabled in this winter session to be adjourned sine die on Friday.
17 Apr 2008 - 6:26pm | editor
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has ordered a high level pobe into the killing of civilian Dulen Baruah during a raid by CRPF recently in Moran’s Rangali Himpora gaon.
According to information, additional chief secretary will probe into it. Another magisterial probe by Sivasagar additional deputy commissioner has already begun.
On the other hand, thousands of people on Wednesday blocked the National Highway No 37 in Moranhat demanding action against those involved in the killing of a civilian Dulen Baruah on the eve of Rongali Bihu. This has stalled the movement of traffic services in the area forcing the district administration to rush the additional deputy commissioner and circle officer from Sonari.
The protesters demanded judicial probe into the killing saying they are not satisfied with the magisterial probe being ordered.
The people withdrew the blockade as soon as the officers assured them of action to bring the culprits to book within 15 days. They also sent a memorandum to the Chief minister through the circle officer demanding immediate action against the culprits.
It may be noted that Dulen Baruah,was killed during a joint operation against ULFA by police and CRPF in Moranhat under Sivasagar district day before the Rongali bihu at his own residence at Rangali Himpora gaon.