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Army, police recover huge cache of explosives

GUWAHATI, April 20: Troops of Red Horns Division of Gajraj corps and Assam Police on Wednesday recovered a huge cache of explosives on Bongaigaon – Guwahati national highway. Based on specific information from Military Intelligence they launched an operation in general area of Boko in Kamrup District in the late hours of Wednesday.

The team stopped a suspected vehicle near Boko a...

Fund for renovation of Sarbananda Singha stadium 'misappropriated'

From our Correspondent

TINSUKIA, April 20: Irregularities have been alleged in utilization of the Government of India fund allotted for renovation of the Sarbananda Singha stadium in Tinsukia. According to reports, Sarbananda Sonowal during his stint as Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, had sanctioned an amount of Rs 34 crore from the Central Government fund during the Congres...

AASU demands repair of dilapidated portion of NH-37


GAURISAGAR, April 20:  The activists of AASU Teok Regional Unit and Simaluguri  Mouza Regional Unit  under Jorhat district on Wednesday locked  the temporary camp of the four-laning construction company  at Teok Kaliapani for an indefinite time demanding the repair of  the deplorable portion of the NH-37  from Jhanji bridge to Kako...

Demand to christen Bogibeel Bridge or Sadiya Dhola Bridge after Sati Sadhani

From our Staff Correspondent

Dibrugarh, April 20: The State Government should christen either the Bogibeel Bridge or the Sadiya Dhola Bridge over the Brahmaputra as Sati Sadhani Bridge. Sati Sadhani was the last queen of the Chutiya dynasty, first legendary woman warrior of Asia who played a prominent role in the war against the enemy. April 21 of every year is observed as Sati Sadhani ...

Anjali Daimary to attend UNPFII session in New York

From our Correspondent

KOKRAJHAR, April 20: The president of the Boro Women’s Justice Forum (BWJF), Dr Anjali Daimari has been invited to the 16th session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) to be held at UN Head Quarter in New York, USA from April 24 to May 5. This was informed by the general secretary of the forum, Leela Basumatary.


Notorious human trafficker nabbed

From a Correspondent

MARGHERITA, April 20: Ledo Police on Thursday nabbed a notorious human trafficker from a bus.

 According to sources, Manoj Dorjee, a resident of Nepali Basti Lekhapani under Margherita region, who is a notorious human trafficker who supplies young girls to other States, was on Thursday nabbed by Ledo Police from a bus. They also rescued four girls belon...

e-rickshaws add to traffic congestion in Dhubri town

From a Correspondent

DHUBRI, April 20: Traffic congestion often paralyzes normal traffic flow in Dhubri town due to increase in number of vehicles, two-wheelers, auto-rickshaws, rickshaws, bicycles, pull-carts (thela), encroachment of pavements, wrong parking, and narrow roads and by-lanes.

 In addition to this, plying of nearly 1,000 e-rickshaws (TOTO) in the town further ...

Preparations afoot for first biennial conference of Senior Citizen Forum


GAURISAGAR, April 20:  Preparations are afoot to celebrate  the first  biennial conference of Senior Citizen Forum, Gaurisagar scheduled to be held at Gaurisagar Higher Secondary Industrial Institute (HSII) with a  two-day long programme from April 29 to  April 30.

The first day’s programme will started with lighting of earthen...

HSDC flays move to make Assamese compulsory in schools

From a Correspondent

HAMREN, April 20: The press conference of minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma declaring to introduce in the Assam Assembly a bill to make Assamese language compulsory in all schools, including educational institutions under CBSC and ICSC, has reminded the people of Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao about the imposition of Assamese language on the entire hill tribes of the N...

Destruction of forests continues unabated in Dima Hasao

From a Correspondent

Haflong, April 20: Though the district of Dima Hasao is considered to be the greenest district of Assam, destruction of forests, particularly in the bordering area of Dima Hasao, remains unchecked. The recent arrest of one Akum Rongmai from Khepre area involved in such illegal tree felling has exposed the real picture of Dima Hasao’s forests.


15 bags of FCI rice seized

From a Correspondent
JORHAT, April 20: Jorhat police seized 15 bags of Food Corporation of India (FCI) rice from Atiqur Rahman, resident of Cinamora  under Cinamora police outpost on Thursday. Police also detained Atiqur Rahman and registered a case. Investigation is on....

ATM thief apprehended

From a Correspondent
JORHAT, April 20: Jorhat Police apprehended an ATM thief at Lichubari on Wednesday night when he tried to steal a SBI ATM machine at Dhekiajuli under Jalukknoi police outpost. The accused has been identified as Bikash Doley, resident of Janjimukh -Hatishal....

Jorhat municipality board chairperson lodges FIR

From a Correspondent
JORHAT, April 20: Jorhat municipality board chairperson Aruna Dutta lodged a written complaint against one Ranjit Sahu for  allegedly assaulting  Jorhat municipality board employee Manik Barua on Wednesday. Police registered a case under section 341, 325 against case number 835/17 in Jorhat Sadar police station....

Agricultural Marketing Board chairman visits Golaghat

Golaghat, April 20: The newly-appointed Assam State Agriculture Marketing Board chairman Palit Bora  visited Golaghat on Thursday. Palit Bora went to see the cold storage located at Furkating in Golaghat and also visited the Marketing Board Centre there. The cold storage which is lying almost in an abandoned state is unable to provide any facility to farmers. After r...

Man goes missing

From a Correspondent
DEMOW, April 20: Bijit Barua, son of Luhit Barua and a resident of Duwarisiga village, went with Chitra Bor Barua, son of Biren Bor Barua and a resident of Garu Khuti village, to Kerala in search of job on April 15 and since then Bijit Barua has been missing. On April 15, they went from Dibrugarh in the Kanyakumari Express and at 11:15 pm they reached Andhra Pradesh&rsquo...

Local holiday on April 21

From a Correspondent
GOLAGHAT (Dhekial), April 20: The Golaghat district administration has declared a local holiday on April 21 on account of Birangana Sati Sadhani Divas. In a statement issued on Thursday, it was stated that all State Government officers, Revenue and Magisterial (executive) court and educational institutions of the district of Golaghat would remain closed on that day. This ...

Girl goes missing in Golaghat

From a Correspondent
GOLAGHAT (Dhekial), April 20: A 14-year old girl from Golaghat went missing on Wednesday. Class IX student Sanghamita Duarah, daughter of Duleswar Duarah, resident of Kuruka Gaon under Morangi mouza, has been missing since Wednesday morning.  In this regard, the family members of the missing girl lodged a complaint at Golaghat Police Station. Family members suspected...

Maintenance work of Besamora -Halodhibari embankment starts

JORHAT, April 20:  Maintenance work of Besamora -Halodhibari embankment of Majuli island district started on Thursday following the direction of the Deputy Commissioner of Majuli, Pallab Gopal Jha. Deputy Commissioner Jha directed top officials of the water resource department to complete the damaged part of the said embankment by May 30. He also warned the officials...

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