More than thousands of people came out spontaneously to protest against government apathy to the devastating flood problem of Balipara which is a yearly phenomenon of this area since 1970. This year it broke the limits of endurance when continuously seven times it was flooded by river Jarasar. The entire area was submerged for one and half months. The protest rally demanded a permanent solution to the floods and similarly development of transportation and communication system of the area, erosion, and wild elephant depredation with various slogans. It may be mentioned that people of Balipara have for several times filed pleas to the administration for permanent solution of this problem with suggestions but there has been no reaction. No one has made an effort to get to the root cause of the problem. The rally was led by “Balipara Unnayan Samiti” and villagers, political, non political organizations, local NGOs, students of schools came forward to protest together under the one plat form and blocked the National High way 52, Rangapara road and Bhalukpong road for one hour. The people not only protested for Balipara problem but also demanded to declare the flood problem of Assam as national problem of the country to get an immediate initiative to save the state from flood. The additional deputy commissioner Mr. Rajib Handique, Circle officer Mr. Satyajit Chetia (Chariduar Circle), Additional S.P. Mr. S.K. Dey of the district came to the protest rally to maintain law and order. Finally “Balipara Unnayan Samiti” represented by Mr. Ghanashyam Nath (President) and Mr. Bhadra Dutta (General Secretary) signed memorandum to the chief minister of Assam through ADC. General Secretary Mr. Bhadra Dutta read out the memorandum before the rally. Through the Unnayan Samiti about thirty eight political and non political organizations, various village development societies of this area including Balipara Higher Secondary, Balipara M.V. School and local NGOs pledged memorandum to the Chief Minister. After receiving the memorandum, ADC Mr. Handique requested that the rally be withdrawn The protest rally was peacefull.
Assam Association Gurgaon is going to organise this year'r Rongali Bihu celebration on April 13. The event will be held at DLF Phase 1 Community Centre, Gurgaon, Haryana. Prize money Bihuwoti Competition, performance by guest singer duo Mayukh and Laili Hazarika will be part of the event. Authentic Assamese dinner will be served on the occasion.
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26 Aug 2007 - 10:19am | BandanBharadwaj Nalbari : Suspected ULFA militants kidnapped Bhagawan Das, a DRDA junior engineer from Chamata chowk near Belsor in Nalbari district around 7.20 pm on Saturday. The abductors numbering around 7-8 came in civil fatigue came in a white Maruti van and picked up Mr. Das forcefully and flew away. Several pedestrians tried to intercept the van but the miscreants fired at least four rounds on them to stop the venture. No one was hurt in this firing. Das was attached with West Nalbari development Block