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BPF threatens to pull out of govt

Peeved at Pradeep Kumar Brahma’s arrest in connection with BTAD violence, BPF on Thursdy threatened to withdraw support from the Tarun Gogoi government. BPF leaders have alleged that Brahma is a victim of political conspiracy and that his arrest was unwanted. They said that AIUDF president Badaruddin Ajmal is the main culprit of the entire gory episode. According to them, police could not produce any letter of consent from the Assam Assembly Speaker when Pradeep Kumar Brahma was arrested.

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CM talks tough to Naga miscreants

4 Jun 2013 - 8:47pm | AT News
Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has asked the Nagaland government to immediately arrest the Naga miscreants who shot dead the cultivator at Naginijan area on Monday.
Talking to reporters before leaving for New Delhi on Tuesday he said that the Nagaland government must hand over the miscreants to the Assam government. He said that his government won’t sit idle if these are allowed to continue.  Gogoi, however, announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh to the next of kin of the labourer who died in the shot out.

Student unfurls flag in Kokrajhar

15 Aug 2016 - 4:48pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

A Government school in Kokrajhar set a record on Monday when a girl student hoisted the tricolor in presence of her teacher and class mates on the occasion of the 70th Independence Day.

She was none other than Nabajyoti Basumatary, who acting on the advice of the teachers unfurled the flag before singing the national anthem. The school along with many others across the country received the instruction from the Government.

Talking to Assam Times, the teachers said, "this time our school witnessed that national flag was hoisted by a student under advice from government. We celebrate the day with befitting manner where teacher and students participated and enjoyed national freedom moment."

Rare bird rescued at Orangajuli TE

7 Aug 2009 - 7:53am | Jayanta Kumar Das

One rare species of bird belonging to Cuckoo family has been rescued at Orangajuli tea estate on the morning of August 7.Nature loving Ananta Bagh CEO of Green Valley Forest and Wildlife Protection Society, Nonaipara (near Indo-Bhutan border) had found the injured bird while he was traveling through the garden roads. The bird measuring 10 inches of length with one broken leg, was taken to the Gariajhar veterinary dispensary for treatment.In the absence of the doctor, other staff members arranged first aid to the bird before it was taken to Nonai forest Range Office.Range Officer,Haladhar Kalita received the injured bird. He thanked Ananta Bagh and assured him that proper treatment would be arranged before letting it go free. According to him,the bird belonged to cuckoo family. Journalist and lecturer of Tangla college,Debanga Mahaliya latter identified the bird to be a lesser cuckoo found in the Himalayan and Tibet region.