Despite drizzling in January Coldwave, around seventy five per cent voters exercised their franchise in the fourth and final phase of panchayat polling in Darrang district on Thursday. The polling was by and large [eaceful.Hundreds of voters were seen making long queue in front of the polling booths till the end of the voting. This could not force the voters in Darrang to stay inside the houses. They lined up in front of the polling booths from seven in the morning to decide on the fate of altogether 3659 candidates. Voting was delayed in some booths forcing the voters to stay in line for more time. This time, the voters preferred the candidate to the party. Even a section of voters had to come to the polling booths by boat due to problems in transport and communication.
7 Oct 2008 - 3:17pm | editor
The All Assam Students Union and All Bodo Students Union has accused the Gogoi government for its failure to ensure the identity of the indigenous people of Assam.
Addressing a press conference at the Swahid Nyash Bhawan, the student leaders termed the Udalguri and Darrang violence as a case of administrative failure. They have alleged that the Bangladeshi immigrants are going all out against the indigenous people.
AASU adviser Dr. Samujjal Bhattacharya expressed grave concern over the feeling insecurity that grips in the minds of the the indigenous people and blamed the Gogoi government for not only remaining indifferent to the situation but also for taking sides with the Bangladeshi settlers and fundamentalist forces.
ABSU president Rwngwra Narzary said the communal flare-up in Udalguri and its neighbouring districts has now become a battle between Bangladeshis and the indigenous people.
AASU president Sankar Prasad Rai called it an unfortunate incident while general secretary Tapan Kumar Gogoi lambasted Assam Chief Minister and asked him to resign.
Both AASU and ABSU on Monday, in a joint memorandum, have urged governor S C Mathur to step in to bring the situation under control.
7 Sep 2014 - 4:05pm | AT News
Medical reports of the two school girls in Karimganj district who were found hanging from a tree recently refused any rape incident.
The post mortem conducted at the Silchar Medical College has confirmed that the duo had committed suicide.
Sources told Assam Times that the report received on Saturday night has clearly said that the girls had died of asphyxia as a result of suicidal hanging.
The report has clear mention that there was no evidence or sign of any sexual assault or intercourse.
The family members have not lodged any complaint on the incident after a section of the villagers found the bodies hanging on a tree with the two ends of a same rope at a dense forest bordering Bangladesh.
The girls had gone missing after school on Thursday. While one girl was in Class VIII, the other was in Class IX.
HOJAI: Yet another wild elephant died of electrocution in Hojai on Tuesday sending shock and anger among the nature and wild life activists across the state.
The incident took place at Hawaipur where a herd of wild elephants who came down to the human habitates in search of food was electrocuted in the wee hours.
The local residents spotted the carcass only in the morning. They further blamed it all on the power department officials alleging that these incidents could have been avoided had they hiked the heights of the posts.
They further slammed the forest department failing to control or drive away these wild elephants who have been unleashing terror among the villagers for the last couple of months.