A general security alert is in place across the state in view ULFA’s move to monger trouble with subversive activities in the run-up to Independence Day celebrations. According to police, a general security alert has been sounded and security tightened throughout the state. It is apprehended that ULFA faction led by Paresh Baruah is in a mood to desperately to carry out subversive activities to show its presence felt.
The recent ULFA attack in Goalpara district was planned by senior ULFA leader Drishti Rajkhowa who has recently shifted to Garo Hills of neighbouring Meghalaya and has been staying in a camp of Garo National Liberation Army.
There seems to be no let up in the flood scene on Tuesday that ravaged four districts forcing the authorities to deploy 11 NDRF teams comprising 550 personnel in relief and rescue operations. Two each are being airlifted from Patna and Odisha on Tuesday.
NDRF teams are carrying boats and other equipment at Boko, Goalpara, Guwahati, Sonitpur, North Lakhimpur, Tinsukia and Dhemaji. The situation in Dhemaji and Lakhimpur districts further worsened on Tuesday as the river Subansiri in in spate.
The death toll in the current wave of flood has risen to three with one person washed away at Chauldhua village in Lakhimpur on Monday evening.
Heavy rainfall has led to the overflowing of the Subansiri forced over 500 families in Lakhimpur district to take shelter in relief camps. In Dhemaji, the breach in an embankment of River Jiadhol at Tekjuri has resulted in no less misery for ten thousand people.
The science based competitions organized at Bholabari High School near Kalaigaon on April 29 and 30 by Aryabhatta Science Centre,Kalaigaon in association with Assam Science Technology & Environment Council Guwahati attracted a large number of crowd. Hoisting of Aryabhatta flag by Padmadhar Bhattacharya, headmaster of Bholabari HS marked the beginning of the two days programme on April 29 at 10 am. where science based extempore speech and science based poster drawing competitions were conducted by Keshab Saharia,asstt. Coordinator of ASC Kalaigaon. Students from 12 schools produced spectacular display of their innovative ideas through colourful posters on various themes like global warming,climate change,pollution, conservation of wild life and nature etc. Science based model competition and exhibition was arranged on April 30, which was inaugurated by Jagadish Sarkar, newly elected MCLA of BTC.On the occasion he thanked Aryabhatta science movement in the state under the supervision of ASTEC Guwahati for the promotion of science and technology in the rural areas.Jayanta Das, coordinator of ASC Kalaigaon welcomed all the guests,teachers,students and people in the early hours of the technical session where several distinguished scientists and science organizers of the state namely Dr. R K.Barman,HOD,Science & Technology and Nayanjyoti Deka,Project Scientists of ASTEC; Dr.Khalilur Rahman former HOD,of Physics department of Mangaldai College and Madhab Sarma ,Principal JNV Kalaigaon were falicitated with gamochas for their contribution in popularising science among people. Dr.R K Barman and Dr.Khalilur Rahman had interesting iteractive session with hundreds of child scientists present answering questions on various topics like -black hole,space station, time zone, GPS,creation of the universe etc.Children as wel as the people were shown spectacular videos including one on Michael Finke's space journey (prepared by Dr.S K Choudhury, Director of ASTEC) where Michael had performed Bihu dance in the space station.The technical session was also addresed by Biren Sarma,president of the receiption committee. Madhab Sarma,Principal,JNV Kalaigaon and president of ASC Kalaigaon presided over the proceeding of the second day where prizes had been awarded to the winners.
In the science based extempore speech competition Priyanka Talukdar (Maharishi Vidya Mandir,Tangla),Jayanta Debnath (Bholabari HS) Dipananda Basumatari (Arunodoi Academy,Tangla) won first three places.In the science based poster drawing competition Khanjan Das (Maharishi Vidya Mandir,Tangla), Upamanyoo Das (Arunodoi Academy, Tangla) and Meenakshi Nath (Kalaigaon Girls MV School) won first three places while Jurity Saharia (Bholabari HS)won the consolation prize.In the science based model competition -Eunush Daimari (Arunodoi Academy,Tangla),Juriti Saharia and Himashree Saharia (Bholabari HS),Doli Saharia and Krishna Kalita (Kalaigaon Girls MV School) won first three places in group A;while Jubin Sarma and Chinmoyjyoti Kashyap (GK Ganakpara GMP School) and Anupam Bhardwaj and Trinayan Deka (Bholabari JB LP School)won first two prizes in group B. All the first three winners of Group A will take part in the Udalguri district level science competition to be held at Udalguri in the next month.
The Centre and Delhi government are expected to file reports on the sensational killing of Nido Tania before the Delhi High Court on Wednesday.
Acting on a suo moto case, the high court on Monday asked the Centre, Delhi Government to file affidavit on the recent dreaded attack on Nido Tania where the victim died. Police have so far arrested six perpetrators during the last 24 hours. Three were remanded to judicial custody while two others would be produced before a local court on Wednesday.