Government offices, educational institutions, banks, markets and commercial establishments were closed across the state, while most public and private transport stayed off the roads
Khandu, who wrote to Singh a day ahead of a statewide bandh called by the All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU), also described the matter as one “of deep emotional concern”
Saikia said the decision to expel Benazir came after a four-member meeting of the Assam BJP’s Disciplinary Action Committee, which discussed her activities and social media posts
Khandu, who shot off his letter to the Union home minister one day ahead of a statewide bandh called by the All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU), also described the matter as one “of deep emotional concern”.
“Benazir Arfan has been expelled after she failed to give any satisfactory reply to the show cause notice she was served last Thursday on why disciplinary action should not be taken against her for organizing a rally over the Rohingya Muslim issue in Guwahati without bringing the matter to the party forum,” said Dilip Saikia.
Informing this, Kohima-based Defence PRO Col Chiranjit Konwer said the gang was involved in threatening local people including traders and vendors and extorting money from them in the Nagaland capital for the past few months.
An emergency meeting of the AAPSU central committee held in Itanagar described that the Centre’s decision was an example of its indifferent attitude towards the genuine problems of the indigenous tribes and communities of the frontier state.
A notification issued by the Nagaland state school education department said the decision was taken to mark the birth centenary of legendary footballer Talimeren Ao who hailed from Nagaland. He had led India's first football team to the London Olympics in 1948
Any attempt to undermine or trample the indigenous peoples’ rights by way of granting citizenship rights to the Chakma and Hajong refugees of East Pakistan origin in Arunachal Pradesh would trigger social unrest in the state, the All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) has said.
A Dibrugarh court remanded Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) leader Akhil Gogoi to four days police custody for trying to instigate people to take up arms during a rally in Moran.
Earlier this month, the BJP-led government had dismissed from service three ACS officers after inquiry reports confirmed that they were selected for the Assam Civil Service through fraudulent means.
An all-party meeting convened by Khandu on the Chakma-Hajong issue in Itanagar on June 19 had unanimously resolved to exhaust all legal means to defend and protect the interests of the indigenous tribes in the state.
Deka, till recently a popular Assamese actor and theatre artiste, says she has been shunting between the Assembly and her Quarter No 48 within the House complex since the Monsoon session began on September 4.
ULFA’s anti-talks faction leader Paresh Barua on Friday reiterated his group’s stand of not responding to any peace initiatives unless the Central government considers “independence of Assam” as part of the agenda.
Addressing the company’s 24th annual general meeting, Rajkumar also declared NRL’s total dividend of Rs 18.60 per share for 2016-17, which again is the highest since inception of the company.
Paresh Barua in his statement also said that his group had taken up arms “not to threaten” any individual or sovereign nation, but to protect themselves.
Apart from torchlight processions and highway blockades across the Brahmaputra Valley, two 12-hour bandhs called by the ULFA pro-talks faction shut down Morigaon and Moran Monday.
The fourth unit of HUL’s personal products factory at Doomdooma in Tinsukia district, about 500 km from here, along with its ancillary units have come up at an investment of about Rs 1000 crore, and is set to generate employment opportunities for about 1000 people.
The Journalists’ Forum of Assam (JFA) in a meeting also reiterated its old demand for a special protection law for the scribes across the country. “Gauri Lankesh’s murder is a yet another attempt to silence the media. It is dangerous for democracy and free voice,” said JFA president Rupam Barua.
Quoting family sources, official reports said the fire broke out on Tuesday in the house where the elderly couple lived and that the blaze engulfed the entire house while they were fast asleep. Neighbours who went to their rescue on being alarmed, found the couple already dead.
Defence PRO Colonel Chiranjeet Konwer said this was the second success of the security forces under the aegis of the Dinjan-based Dao Division, which has been engaged in carrying out aggressive operations in south-east Arunachal in the past four days.
In a statement e-mailed to media offices in Guwahati on Monday, the Paresh Baruah faction held North-Eastern Electric Power Corporation (NEEPCO) responsible for recent floods in Lakhimpur and asked it to leave Assam.
The tank trucks, or tankers, containing 40 kilolitres of high-speed diesel, were flagged off at Moreh for the journey to Tamu, in Myanmar, in the presence of officials of NRL and land customs department of both countries.
The operation was carried out near Votnu village in Longding district that shares international boundary with Myanmar, and the Army column which came under heavy fire retaliated with accurate fire, eliminating one hardcore militant and injuring another.
“We walked out after our adjournment motion on such an urgent and burning issue of price rise was rejected by the Speaker. Prices of essential commodities have sky-rocketed in the past few months and the common people are having a harrowing time," Debabrata Saikia said.
The ULFA faction, in a statement e-mailed to media offices here on Monday, held North-Eastern Electric Power Corporation (NEEPCO) responsible for the recent floods in Lakhimpur district, and asked it to leave Assam, and said NHPC’s Lower Subansiri hydel project would cause a much bigger disaster.
Naharkatiya police station officer in-charge Prasanta Borah said the principal beat up Namrata because she had supposedly scribbled some adverse remarks somewhere about a teacher.
The case of alleged bribery came to light when one Bhaben Handique lodged an FIR at Dispur police station in 2015, alleging that Louis Berger had paid substantial bribes to some officials to get a Rs 1,452-crore contract for setting up water supply plants in Guwahati.
In August 2015, the state government lodged a similar complaint with Assam Police CID, following which the probe began.
A suicide note she left behind said she decided to take her life after being assaulted by the principal and physically and mentally humiliated in front of other students in the school on Tuesday, on allegations that she had scribbled some allegedly adverse remarks about a teacher.
Several years of armed insurgency had led to massive destruction of the Manas National Park between 1988 and 2001, which had also wiped out its 100-plus rhino population. The Assam forest department however began translocating rhinos there under the Indian Rhino Vision 2020 programme since 2008.
“The militant outfits operating in the area continue to affirm their faith in armed struggle and indulge in acts of violence to create panic among common people, disturb the administrative system and extort money from the people,” the notification said.
While at least two high school students have been admitted to the Guwahati Medical College Hospital after they were found injuring themselves because of the on-line game, reports have also come from several districts including Nagaon and Jorhat about adolescent children getting involved with the dangerous game.
Speaking at a function organised to celebrate the Solung festival of the Adi and Gaalo communities in Roing, chief minister Khandu also said that his BJP government would never take such steps which would undermine the secular character of the state.
Involving an expenditure of Rs160 crore, the exercise would cover 3.18 crore people of the state, many of whom have been facing problems for non-issuance of Aadhar cards.
Assam has remained a “disturbed area” under provisions of the AFSPA for nearly 27 years with the Centre invoking the AFSPA on November 27, 1990 in the backdrop of the ULFA causing a series of violence.