Akhil Gogoi

20,000 Assamese people vows as Medha Patkar joins Anti-Dam movement

By- Staff Reporter | Date- February 24, 2012 Advertisements The anti-dam movement in Assam took a booster yesterday with National Activist Medha Patkar, of Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) fame joining in and addressing a huge mass gathering against the construction of big dams in the region. Patkar, addressing a mammoth public rally at Sauldhuaghat in […]

People of Assam betrayed by State Govt – Akhil Gogoi

By- Staff Reporter | Date- February 18, 2012 Advertisements The Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) has come down heavily on the Group of Ministers (Gom) appointed by the Assam State Government and accused it of betraying the wishes of the people of Assam by agreeing to continue the construction of the 2,000-MW Lower Subansiri Hydro-electric […]

Police Firing on Anti-dam protestors – 10 injured in Assam

The same day when NHPC declared the expert committee’s report on Lower Subansiri Mega Dam invalid, 10 anti-dam protestors were injured in Police firing in Assam. By- Staff Reporter | Date- January 14, 2012 The dual policy of the Assam state Government was evident yesterday evening at around 7:30 PM when police opened fire on […]

Media leading Mafia – Contemporary analysis on Media of Assam

Media leading Mafia – Contemporary analysis on Media of Assam

Today is an age when people, especially civil societies are talking about having closer insight and questioning the functioning of the Government. Unfortunately no one is even bothering to think about keeping a check or question the media, which is fast evolving as even stronger than the strongest governments. By- Akashdeep Mahanta Assam has over […]

Road blockade to NHPC dam from Dec 16

Road blockade to NHPC dam from Dec 16

By- Staff Reporter | Date- December 14, 2011 The ongoing agitations at North Lakhimpur against the movement of turbines to the lower Subansiri Hydroelectric Project (LSHEP) mega dam site at Gerukamukh have taken a stronger turn. The Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) along with Asom Jatiyotabadi Yuva Chatra Parishad (AJYCP), Takam Mising Porin Kebang (TMPK), […]

Minister Himanta Biswa Sharma a former militant, claims ULFA

Minister Himanta Biswa Sharma a former militant, claims ULFA

By- Barta Xompadok The hardliner faction of United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) claimed that Assam Health and Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma was once an over ground member of the outfit. In a press release sent to Times of Assam, the publicity commander of the hardliner faction, Arunodoy Dohotiya stated that Himanta Biswa Sarma was a […]

Anti-dam movement resumes force in Assam

By- Correspondent | Date- December 1, 2011 After a period of silence, anti-dam protests once again erupted in Northern Assam yesterday with clashes taking place at various places between the Police forces and anti-dam protestors. The government, despite stiff protest by various democratic groups and organisations deployed police and paramilitary forces along the National Highway […]

Rift in Team Anna increasing

Rift in Team Anna increasing

By- Correspondent | Date- October 20, 2011 The core group of India against Corruption (IAC), better known as Team Anna, now appears to be a group against itself. Two members namely Magsaysay Award winner Rajendra Singh and Gandhian P.V. Rajagopal have already quit the core team, stating discontent over the team’s turning political. The Hisar […]

Assam farmer killing and role of Akhil Gogoi

Assam farmer killing and role of Akhil Gogoi

By- Priyankan Goswami Akhil Gogoi, for the people of Assam is now more than a RTI activist or farmers leader. He is now a symbol of rebellion for whom both the young and the old takes to the streets at a single call of him. As termed by ULFA Supremo Paresh Baruah Akhil Gogoi is […]

Massive gathering to slam oppositions on land swap deal

Massive gathering to slam oppositions on land swap deal

Tarun Gogoi By- Correspondent | Date- September 25, 2011 In a massive gathering organized yesterday at Sarusajai sports complex, Guwahati the Congress party left no stone unturned to defend the Indo-Bangla land deal and to criticize the opposition parties of the state including the AASU and KMSS. With all top leaders of the party present […]