Separate state agitation hits Eid market
The continuous agitation for separate state demand by Bodos Koach Rajbonshi community including Karbi-anglong, have somehow have affected the business of Eid, in Guwahati. The long hour bandh and uncertainty have stopped vehicles plying on the roads, and thus goods not reaching the market. This is dampening the business man in this festive occasion of Eid, feels businessmen, and urges organisations not to call bandh on this festive mood. However the Bodos, and other organisation in the Bodoland fighting for separate statehood have called off the bandh for Eid. But the prior action did affect the market.
The common people however hopeful that Eid celebration will go well besides this problems. Last year the Kokrajhar Clash had take Place, but Eid was celebrated well says, Md. Shamim, who had come for Eid Market in Guwahati.
The bandhs really affected; Khalek Ahmed, a vendor in Guwahati opined. "The bandh calls should be there in the Eid season as it affects the festive mood and also our business" adds the road side Vendor.
28 Jul 2009 - 7:03am | editor
Prime accused in the Parag Das murder case, Mridul Phukan, has been acquitted by the District and Sessions Court, Guwahati, citing lack of evidence. As the accused walked out of the court, human rights organisatons, the media faternity, family and friends of Parag Das termed it as a betrayal by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the court. Parag Das, a prominent journalist and human rights defender was gunned down in broad daylight on May 16, 1996. The verdict came after Das's family, friends and civil society organisations sought justice for 13 long years. CBI is the primary investigating agency in the case.
3 Jun 2011 - 3:35am | editor
Over the years, Guwahati has become a safe haven for a section of UNLF cadres. A hardcore leader of the Manipur-based banned insurgent outfit was arrested along with two others in Guwahati on Thursday. According to information, he was identified as Captain Joysing alias Suresh Singh was picked up by security forces from his rented house in Japorigog area.
A woman cadre was also apprehended along with Joysing. Another rebel was picked up from a private hospital where he was undergoing treatment. The trio were staying in the rented house for the last seven months for conducting subversive activities. Laptops, two mobile handsets and documents were recovered from the house.
16 Aug 2010 - 11:35pm | Jayanta Kumar Das
The 64th I-Day of India was celebrated in various places of Udalguri district in Assam with gaiety.At Udalguri SS Meenakshi Sundaram,IAS,Deputy Commissioner of the district hoisted the national flag at DCs parade groung and took the salute of Army,police NCC and schools' march paste contingents.On the occasion he offered tribute to Mahatma Gandhi.Distinguished guests like Col.Sunil Upadhaya, AP Tiwari, IPS, Superintendent of police Udalguri attended the flag hoisting ceremony.A science model competition cum exhibition was also arranged at DCs parade ground where students from various places of the district namely-Udalguri,Tangla,Kalaigaon and Khoirabari etc displayed spectacular science models.Science model of Anupam Saharia and Manoj Sarma of JNV Kalaigaon won the first prize,while Nirankush Kashyap and Sajidur Rahman of Sacred Heart school,Udalguri;Upamanyoo Das of Kalaigaon won second and third places respectively.In the science quiz Roshan Kumar Bhattarai and Upamanyoo Das's (both from Kalaigaon) team won first prize.
At Kalaigaon, Dina Moni Das,Circle Officer,Kalaigaon Revenue Circle hoisted the tricolor at Gandhi Bakori,before offering tribute to thousands of known and unknown people who had sacrificed their lives for the nation. Cultural events were also arranged on the occasion. At JNV (Jawahar Novodaya Vidyalaya), Kalaigaon,nonagenarian freedom fighter Pani Ram Das (95 years) hoisting the tricolor appealed people,particularly the students to study and follow Gandhi. Madhab Sarma,Principal JNV,Kalaigaon distributed prizes to the winners of various competitions. It needs mention that three distinguished persons of Kalaigaon namely-Mahendra Saikia,Karun Deka and child scientist Juriti Saharia had been awarded district excellence awards at the central I-Day programme at Udalguri.
At Tangla, DN Hazarika,Circle Officer,Harisinga Revenue Circle hoisted the national flag in presence of more than five thousand people. A record number of 21 teams,with more than 650 participants took part in march paste event. Santius Kunjur,EM,BTC; Bonjar Daimari,Deputy Speaker BTC also attended the independence day programme at Tangla where six distinguished persons headed by Ananta Bagh,were felicitated on the occasion for their service to the society.A tchuok ball match was played in the afternoon followed by cultural and drama activities in the evening.
At Sub-divisional HQ Bhergaon,SDO(civil) Debajyoti Dutta,ADC hoisted the tricolor in presence of thousands of people. Various sports and cultural events were organized on the occasion including a few dare devil activities like putting nails into own body by a local youth.