Author: Hemanta Kumar Nath

Major Terror Strike Averted In Guwahati: Two NDFB(S) Militants Arrested

Guwahati, November 30 : A major terror strike was averted in Assam’s Guwahati city when police arrested two hardcore NDFB(S) militants on Tuesday night. The police recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition, they said on Wednesday. A top police official said the two hardcore militants were arrested in the Lankeswar area, on the outskirts of Guwahati. Police identified one militant as Nayan Bodo. Police have not yet identified Nayan Bodo’s wife. The militants were hiding in the area and planned to make a major terror strike in Guwahati city, using their cache of arms and ammunition. The plot was revealed by Suden Mushahary and Geeta Mushahary, both militants of the same militant group after they were arrested by Jakhalabandha police in middle Assam’s Nagaon district recently. Other members of the NDFB(S) have recently been active in the area. Police apprehended one militant, identified as Thanda Basumutary, in the Dhanpur area of Kokrajhar district on Wednesday. Basumutary had a hand-made rifle and ammunition, which police confiscated from...

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Hardcore GNLA Militant Killed by Commandos in East Garo Hills

Guwahati, November 26 : A Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) militant died in an encounter with security personnel in the East Garo Hills Friday night. Local police reported the killing of the militant, a member of Meghalaya’s Garo outfit, on Saturday. Meghalaya police received information about a group of militants in Songmarge village, and the police commando unit launched an operation there, around 8-45 pm on Friday. Songmarge village is in the hill district. The commandos killed one militant in the firefight, but the others escaped. “When the security personnel reached the remote area, the militants took shelter and...

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Engineer Caught Taking Rs 10 Lakh Bribe

Guwahati, October 27 : Assam police arrested a man from the Dibrugarh district of Upper Assam on Thursday, after he accepted a Rs 10 lakh bribe. The man was identified as Naba Kumar Patir, an assistant engineer in Dibrugarh’s Town and Country Planning government department. A police official said the engineer requested the bribe from a dentist wanting an appointment in the Assam Medical College Hospital (AMCH). “He contacted me after I applied for a post in AMCH under Assam Public Service Commission and claimed that he would help me and demanded a bribe for it. He also said...

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Proposal to Split Social Welfare Department into Directorates

Guwahati, June 10 : Assam’s new Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has proposed splitting the Social Welfare Department into three Directorates. Sonowal says this will give the state a new lease on life. It will also ensure proper development through timely intervention. The Chief Minister chaired a Social Welfare Department review meeting in the conference room of the Assam Secretariat, in Dispur on Friday. Sonowal asked the Additional Chief Secretary to investigate and write a proposal to create Directorates for the welfare of Women, Children and for specially challenged persons under the Social Welfare Department. Sonowal also wants the Department...

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Sarbananda Sonowal Says Assam Is Gateway to NE States

Shillong, May 27 : Assam’s new Chief Minister, Sarbananda Sonowal, spoke at the closing of the two-day 65th Plenary of the North Eastern Council, in Shillong. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in attendance as the Chief Guest. The Chief Minister said Assam being the largest state in the North East is the gateway to all North Eastern states, and remains at the forefront of all regional initiatives. “Though remoteness of the North East Region is considered a big hindrance for development, an extensive use of Digital India, the Prime Minister’s pet programme can go a long way in addressing...

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