Union home minister P Chidambaram is in Kokrajhar on a two days visit to the violence-hit BTAD areas a week after ethnic clash claimed 60 lives in three district districts. The union minister landed at the Lokpriya Goipinath Bordploi International Airport at around 8-30 in the morning and then he left for Kokrajhar by an army helicopter. Accompanied by BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary, Chidambaram is holding talks with the civil and police officials on duty. Later on Monday, he is slated to visited a few relief camps in Kokrajhar.
The court of R K Jain in Delhi court on Saturday rejected the bail petitions of sacked education minister Ripun Bora and two of his associates and extended their judicial remand by July 5. Before that Bora, his aides Ramesh Maheswari and Mukul Pathak were produced before the court and after hearing the arguments, the court rejected their bail petitions. On the other hand, the Delhi High Court is also remaining closed to hear the petition challenging the lower court order.
The Central Bureau of Investigation arrested Bora and Maheswari from Delhi and Pathak from Guwahati on June 3 charging with trying to bribe one of its official who is probing the sensation Denial Topno murder case. After the end of the CBI custody the trio have been remanded to judicial custody and sent to the Tihar Jail.
Talking to the waiting reporters, Bora said he would spill the beans the real story once he gets bail.
Tinsukia police on Sunday claimed to have arrested the culprit behind the Bijuliban trader killing who is an UFLA militant. Identified as Surajit Moran, the hardcore militant was captured from Dirak area during a combing operation on Saturday night.
The Birth Centenary of the pioneer of intellectual revolution of Golaghat, author of children books, social worker, freedom fighter, book publisher and Satradhikar of Dhalarsatra, Sri Purna Chandra Goswami was celebrated today at Golaghat. An open meeting was organised at Amateur Hall on the occasion where eminent author and former president of Asom Sahitya Sabha, Dr. Nagen Saikia presided over the meeting. Apart from Dr. Saikia, a number of other luminaries including Sahitya Academy Awardee Sri Gagan Ch. Adhikari was also present on the occasion. Eminent writer and former lecturer of Biswanath College Sri Pkatik Hazarika has been conferred the Purna Chandra Goswami Centenary Honour. Mr. Hazarika started his career as a writer of children books in the year 1961. His name is also included in the book ‘Who’s who of Indian Writers’ published by Sahitya Academy in 1991. Three books were also released on the occasion.