They might not be as popular as football and cricket. But in remote areas of Assam, a thriving culture of indigenous games has existed for years— marked by ingenuity and played by children and adults alike. Now one man is on mission to document them all.
The meeting also took note of the Central and state government schemes and their assiduous implementation to ensure the transfer of benefits of the governance to the people at the lowest level, the release said.
Police claimed Rajguru joined the ULFA in 1986 and was a “senior cadre” looking after the outfit’s activities in Guwahati and neighbouring areas. Saikia, they alleged, assisted him and helped transport cadre to areas targeted for attacks.
On April 25, around 9.50 pm, miscreants set the school on fire, which destroyed a classroom block, including the office of the principal. While over Rs. 35 lakhs worth of property was damaged in the fire, no one was injured in the incident.
Based on inputs about the ULFA-I men crossing the India-Myanmar border to carry out specific activities in upper Assam, a joint counter-insurgency operation was launched by a team of Assam Police, the Indian Army and the CRPF at Tarani Reserve Forest on Tuesday.
An official from the local Meteorological Department informed that gusty winds at 56 Km per hour speed blew over Tripura on Wednesday night, accompanied by thunderstorm, which is typical to this part of the year. These seasonal storms or Norwesters are locally called as ‘Kaalboishakhi’.
Police sources said that it is suspected that ULFA -I could be behind the incident because there are reports that the outfit’s chief, Paresh Barua, called a few local television channels and claimed responsibility.
While five of the injured have been referred to Guwahati Medical College Hospital, a few of them have been sent to Nemcare. Also among the injured are a father-daughter duo and a 23-year-old man who is critical. The blast took place at 7.52 pm.
The two natural disasters have also affected around 22,801 families in 18 districts of the state in the current year, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said in a statement on Tuesday.