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Separate state agitation to hit economy in North East

The agitation on separate state demand might soon hit the entire North East, with organisations like the All Bodo Students Union, the Koch Rajbonshi organisations and organisation from Karbi-anglong districts calling Bandhs, road blockades, Rail blockades since 31st July in protest of separate state demands.The Record breaking Bandh call times has gone up as high as to 1500 hours by UDPF, 300 hrs by KPLT, 48 HRS by ABSU, and 36 hrs by AKRASU. There seems no reason why the economy will not only hit Assam but the entire North East if things continue in the same pace.

The only entrance to North East is through Kokrajhar district, which falls under Bodoland Territorial Area District,and both Railways and Roadways cross through Kokrahjar, which have been affected by Bandh called by the All Bodo Students Union.

"We have asked the organisations not to call for Bandh because it hits the economy, it will hit the entire North East, prices will go high, The government have said that it has stock for one month but it is not clear if that stock is for Assam or for Entire North East" Says Rupam Goswami, Chairman of Assam Chamber of Commerce, who had personally requested leaders of Bodo and Koch Rajbonshi organisation not to call Bandhs, but failed to get any good response."If things continues in this manner it will be difficult to get even Dal and rice in the market".He added.

"There will be inconvenience for the public and we are helpless" says, Longti Timung,president, Guwahati Karbi Students Association,when asked is not the poor people in general affected by the Bandhs."Our agitation will continue unless our demands are fulfilled" he added,while staging a protest rally in Guwahati today.

"Because of agitation the rail service also have also been affected badly, in the last three days 40 trains had to be cancelled and we are also running security trains in Kokrajhar" Said Jayanta Bhattacharya, PRO, NF Railways.

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Prize money debating competition on Jan 10

12 Dec 2015 - 3:49pm | AT News

A prize money debating competition will be held on the topic of "Mutual divisiveness is the prime impediment in securing the future of indigenous people" on January 10, 2016 at Gauhati Commerce College Auditorium, Guwahati. The competition is open for all students from Class XI to those pursuing Post Graduate studies. Participants can speak in either Assamese or English. Best debater will be awarded with Rs.10,000 and Rs.5,000 for second best debater. The last date of submission of entries is December 15. Interested participants can contact for further details  9864570051 or  8749843983 (Whatsapp No : 9864626265) or through e-mail : The competition is being organised by Axom Jatiya Gana Xangram Parishad.

NDFB(S) neutralised: Bishnoi

7 Jan 2016 - 9:15pm | Hantigiri Narzary

IGP (BTAD) Dr LR Bishnoi has claimed that the strength of the NDFB(S) militant outfit has now being seeing neutralised following strong counter insurgency operation carried out by security forces in the area since after December 23(2014) carnage and operation would be continued.

Bishnoi, on Thursday speaking reporters in Kokrajhar told that police administration  have come to successful in its operation with killing of 21 militant outfit cadres, 256 cadres were arrested in the region and recovered huge amounts of arms and explosives. Apart from the NDFB-S, 86 rebels belonging to various groups like Kamatapur Liberation Organisation (KLO), Rabha Viper Army (RVA), National Santhal Liberation Army (NSLA), Muslim Protection Tiger Force of Assam (MPTFA) etc were arrested in 2015. He said that there little numbers of NDFB(S) cadres are active with the organisation and they are moving in the several districts like Sonitpur,Udalguri,Baksa,Chirang.G Bidai,leader of the outfit organisation is escaping in Myanmar and some of his associates are hidding in the jungle areas along the Indo-Bhutan border,said Bishnoi.He has told that the CI operations against the militant outfits was intensified in the region after Adivasi masscre in 2014 December and strong operation would be continued in the area,Bishnoi added. He also claimed that jehadi elements trying to gain foothold in Lower Assam districts were nuteralised. He said 30 jehadis elements wee arrested and 22 nos of country made arms recovered in 2015.

He said the wanted NDFB-S leader B. Bidai is in Bhutan hiding in dense jungle along with 20-25 of his associates. He said security are continuing operation against the group and expressed confidence that Bidai would be arrested soon. He however said 4 nos of battalion of the outfit are still active. ‘3rd, 13th, 14th  and 16th Bn of the outfit are still active, he said.

Kokrajhar Superintendent  of Police SP Saikia there is crisis of food in the rebel camp as ration supply is stopped with all route blocked.

It need to be mentioned that during the CI operation in the 2015 last itself police administration able to arrest 185 militant linkmen of which 201 were jailed,recovered 15 nos of AK-56,10 nos of AK-47,two of M-16,one of Insus Riffle,183 Pistols,4910 ammunition,217 grenades,87 Kgs explosives,three nos of IED,two four wheeler,12 bikes,245 mobile handsets,cash 14 lakhs were recovered.

Gold medalist Laimwn Narzary feted

5 Jul 2015 - 5:51pm | Hantigiri Narzary

BTC deputy chief Kampa Borogoyary and wel wishers accorded warm welcome and felicitated Laimwn Narzary, gold medalist in the World School Athletics Championship recently held in Wuhan, PR in China at a function held at SAI centre in Saturday in Kokrajhar. 

Narzary played in the event of High Jump under 18 years Boys and Girls category of the championship and scripted gold medal for India as well as BTC of Assam state. 

BTC sports and youth welfare department organised a felicitation function to Laimwn Narzary

Borogoyary, sports organiser association and villagers from native village of Langdangpara of Fakiragram felicitated with bunch of flower, traditional Aronai and gifts in the presence of sports fans and publics. 

BTC sports and youth welfare department announced gold medalist Laimwn Narzary as Bodoland Kungri(Bodoland Princess), who won gold in the event of High Jump in the ISF-World School Athletics Championship (under 18 years Boys & Girls) held at Wuhan PR in China from June 27 to July 2,2015. 

Borogoyary urged the sports  budding to be more dedicated in the sports field. 

BTC executive member Doneswar Goyary has announced cash 2 lakh as cash award from council administration winning gold medal and glorious step in the region performing best spirits in the sports. The council will confer the cash award on August 15 next, Goyary added. 

Laimwn Narzary, gold medalist said that she had dreamt to play international game in future. She said she would stress to gain more gold medals in life.