The Nagaon district administration on Sunday ordered a judicial probe into the alleged custodial death of a fish trader from Salonabori village. Following the death, a mob had set fire to a police station on Saturday.
Police had registered a suo moto case against the professor, leading to his arrest, he added.
In the video, Sibu Misra can be seen on the back of a man, identified as a journalist from the area, as the latter took him to safety of a rescue boat through ankle-deep water.
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma that the Centre has sanctioned Rs 1,000 crore for flood relief measures.
The headmistress' arrest was made based on a complaint by the school management committee, confirmed a senior police officer of the Assam district.
Following the killings in Oting area of Mon district in a botched operation and its aftermath, the Army started a Court of Inquiry (CoI), while the state government set up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the incident.
Ever since it was published on August 31, 2019, Assam’s NRC — which left out 19 lakh people — has been in a limbo.
Come May 10, Assam tea gardens will finally have high schools. Down forests, past elephants, bench by bench, teacher by teacher, children of workers can finally hope to finish schooling, have a life outside
Four houses and three other establishments were damaged in some villages under Chenga revenue circle, an Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) bulletin said.
The banned group’s publicity wing said that Dhanjit Das and Sanjib Sarma had been planted by the police to extract information about the outfit.
After being granted bail in a "defamatory" tweet case, Mevani on Monday was rearrested in a fresh case filed in Barpeta district under various charges including assault of a public servant and outraging a woman’s modesty.
The prime minister says in Karbi Anglong that though previous governments kept extending AFSPA, the situation has improved so much in the past few years that it was lifted from 23 districts.
In the statement, Rumel Asom, of ULFA-I publicity wing, said that the names had been gathered from the mobile phone of Sanjeev Sharma, the alleged spy who featured in the confessional video
Even as a court in Kokrajhar granted bail to the Gujarat MLA in the case pertaining to a 'defamatory tweet', Mevani was rearrested in a fresh case filed in Barpeta. His lawyer is now set to move the bail plea "on a higher forum”.
An MLA supported by the Congress, Mevani was booked under the IPC Sections related to voluntarily causing hurt, assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty and others, the police said.
Mevani, an independent MLA who had in September last pledged support to the Congress party, was arrested in Gujarat by the Assam Police on Thursday and flown to Assam where a court remanded him in three-day police custody.
The state election commission said the BJP won 52 of the 60 seats, the AGP won six and the AJP and AAP one each. The civic polls in Guwahati were held on April 21.
The Gujarat MLA’s lawyer said he might move the Gauhati high court for bail. Congress spokesperson Apurba Kumar Bhattacharjee lamented "such a big punishment for a mere tweet" while Akil Gogoi said the MLA was "prepared to fight".
The announcement came after Sarma met his Arunachal Pradesh counterpart Pema Khandu in Guwahati to discuss the decades-old inter-state boundary dispute. The two chief ministers had earlier met in January for the first official talk.
Bora, as a joint candidate of the opposition parties in Assam, had unsuccessfully contested the recent Rajya Sabha election.
In all, at least 21,000 people have been affected, as the storms have left homes and properties destroyed in their wake, including 7,344 homes, as well as uprooted several trees and electric poles.