Lumding-Badarpur railway communication restoration
The restoration of rail communication between Lumding- Badarpur hill section of NF Railway would be completed within July 20 to 25th provided whether does not disturb, claims Divisional Railway Manager Sri Rakesh Goel on Monday morning while talking to the media at Haflong Railway rest house.
Sri Goel who is camping here at Haflong to mobilise the ground works at as many as ninety locations out of which 16 locations were of serious nature. Meanwhile, ten locations are cleared only six locations are left. There has been pressure from various end for the immediate restoration of this section.
The railway communication between Lumding- Badarpur hill section of NF Railway is the life of entire southern Assam and its neighbouring state like Tripura, Manipur and Mizoram. This was snapped away by heavy landslides due to incessant rain at 90 locations damaging 70 km of track besides tunnel and bridge. This was the biggest damage in the recent past.
Meanwhile the railway is running trains from Badarpur to Harangajao and Lumding to Maibang. The disruption of rail communication has escalated the market price of essential commodities in Dima Hasao causing immense inconvenience to the people. Few dishonest traders, taking the advantage of situation, have increased the rate of goods as per their whims, people alleged.
2 Sep 2008 - 7:02pm | Nanda Kirati Dewan
Sitting MLA from Dispur Akon Bora secures berth in the cabinet as a cabinet minister today. Mr. Bora was sworn in as a Cabinet Minister in the Assam Government by the Governor Assam of the sate S C Mathur at Raj Bhawan, Guwahati. Cabinet collegues and Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi were present at the swearing in ceremony.
21 Dec 2016 - 6:51pm | Ranjan K Baruah
The Annual Athletics Meet of Sainik School Goalpara for the session 2016-17 held at the school athletics ground on December 20. The Meet was inaugurated by Goalpara SP Abhinava Sinha. Declaring the Meet open, the Sinha upheld the spirit of sportsmanship and motivated the young and vibrant cadets to showcase their marvels on track. Capt (IN) Edwin Jothi Rajan, the Principal felicitated the Chief Guest.
The glory of the Meet was truly felt when the crowd burst into thunderous eruption as the elated torch-bearing cadets lighted the Olympic cauldron after a smart March Past and Oath Taking by the cadet participants. The sporting arena was turned into a sight of exuberance as the school athletic ground buzzed with cadet athletes brimming with enthusiasm, vigour and determination to earn laurels for their respective houses. The cadets and spectators cheered the athletes and spurred them to go beyond their best to break the previous school records. The cadet athletes belonging to Senior, Junior and Sub-Junior Division will represent their respective houses in various events viz. 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 100m hurdles, 4x100m relay and 4x400m relay. The Closing Ceremony will be held on 23 Dec 16. A large number of parents are expected to witness the Closing Ceremony.
16 Jan 2014 - 11:16am | AT News
The National Human Rights Commission has sought reports from Assam and Nagaland DGPs on the recent recovery of nine bodies in Dimapur. The rights panel has asked for the reports within four weeks.
On the other hand, Assam Chief minister Tarun Gogoi is set to recommend a high level probe either by CBI or NIA into the entire incident.