List of Karbi Doctors who have qualified for the post of GMDO and M& HO -I of APSC

March 25, 2012

1.  APSC Rank : 29  (Roll No : 892) Dr. Bireshwar Bey ……………..GMDO

2. APSC Rank : 304 (Roll No: 902) Dr. Tenzing Engti …………….. M&HO-I

3. APSC Rank : 326 (Roll No: 903) Dr. Ananda Kathar……………M&HO-I

4. APSC Rank : 359 (Roll No: 894) Dr. Irine Beypi ………………..M&HO-I

5. APSC Rank: 407 (Roll No: 866) Dr. Mili Ronghangpi …………M&HO-I

6. APSC Rank: 416 (ROll No:888) Dr. Tilenda Teronpi…………..M&HO-I

7. APSC Rank: 421(Roll No: 887) Dr. Dhan Kr. Engti ……………M&HO-I

8. APSC Rank : 424(Roll No. 867) Dr. Ram Ch. Rongphar…….M&HO-I

9. APSC Rank: 426(Roll No. 886) Dr. Sarsing Enghi……………M&HO-I

10. APSC Rank : 429 (Roll No: 857) Dr. Longsodar Kathar…..M&HO-I

11. APSC Rank :430 (Roll No: 884) Dr. Cliffterjones Phangcho..M&HO-I

 

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Political turmoil in DHAC. Newly elected Chairman Kur Rongpi threatened to be ousted.

February 19, 2012

Haflong , 20 Feb: The Political Equation in Dima Hasao Autonomous Council has once again become very fluid. A sharp difference between congress leaders within the party has virtually created a split in the party. In a recently held Chairman election of the Council, where Kur Rongpi from Garampani Constituency (Umrongso)  won the chairmanship of the council by 5 votes has brought the conflict within the party into the open.

During the election of chairman of DHAC, the faction supporting G C Langthasa , President of DHDCC ( Dima Hasao District Congress Committee ) has supported Depolal Hojai , who got 10 votes where as the faction supporting CEM Debojit Thaosen proposed the name of Kur Rongpi, who got 15 votes.

Meanwhile in a related development, the district unit of congress has resolved to demand the ouster of the chairman and all the executive members who had thwarted the election of Hojai, the party official candidates for the post of chairman. The decision was taken in a meeting held on Friday. This was stated by district congress spokesperson Kalijoy Sengyung and Samuel Changsan, executive member and member of DHAC respectively, who are still loyal to Langthasa and their APCC bosses in Guwahati.

It is interesting to note that those loyal to CEM Debojit Thaosen are those who had joined the party after deserting ASDC and BJP.


Karbi students’ body criticizes government’s apathy

February 17, 2012

GUWAHATI, Feb 16: The Amri Karbi Students’ Union (AKSU) has slammed the State Government for not fulfilling the demands of the people of the 18 tribal villages in the Gorbhanga area near West Guwahati along the Assam-Meghalaya border.

Addressing a press meet here on Thursday, president and general secretary of the AKSU Hareswar Ronghang and Bishnu Nandan Teron respectively said that the people of those 18 villages had recently expressed their desire to merge their villages with Meghalaya. “It’s really shameful on the part of the Assam Government. The Assam Government has utterly failed to address the grievances of the people of these 18 villages,” said Teron, “Most of these villages don’t have basic infrastructure facilities despite submission of several demands by the villagers. In the last many years, no government schemes were implemented in those villages. There are no medical facilities, good roads and electricity.”

The villagers also submitted their grievances to the West Guwahati MLA, Hemanta Talukdar, but nothing has been done so far. “The MLA misbehaved with them instead of solving their problems,” alleged Teron.

The AKSU has also urged the State Government to do development works in those backward 18 villages along the Assam-Meghalaya border.


Poll results put Karbi pact in jeopardy: UPDS

January 14, 2012

Spl correspondent
NEW DELHI, Jan 13 – After failing to wrest the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) at the hustings, the disbanded militant outfit UPDS has warned that the tripartite memorandum of settlement (MoS) is in serious jeopardy, warning that they may not be able to hold on to a “failed experiment”.

Stopping short of threatening to walk out of the MoS, signed with much fanfare, former chairman of the militant outfit Longsodar Senar in a strongly worded letter to Union Home Minister P Chidambaram has said the ex-UPDS leaders and cadres could no longer be expected to hold on to a failed experiment. The government alone should be responsible for any untoward development after this, Senar warned.

According to sources, the militant outfit has complained about not getting a level-playing field and lack of adequate time to reorganise themselves, besides paucity of funds for the poor showing in the polls. It squarely blamed the Assam Government for their poor performance. The ruling Congress retained control of the KAAC, leaving the Karbi militant groups furious.

The chairman has said that it now appears that the rushed election was a conspiracy to finish off the UPDS and the MoS. The election ensured that the avowed anti-accord forces wrested the seat of power. “The fate of the MoS is, therefore, in serious jeopardy,” he warned.

Stating that they consider the handling of the UPDS case a failure, the former chairman alleged that Government of Assam has wilfully refused to honour the solemn commitment made by the Home Minister regarding ‘neutral administration’ till the polls and a level-playing field during the election.

Senar claimed that on August 23, they were assured of the level-playing field, which encouraged them to sign the accord.

Saying that because he was fully conscious of the fact that the UPDS leaders and cadres needed time to adapt and reorient themselves, they had insisted on an interim government. It was rejected by the government. But once the accord had been signed, the election was rushed through, “obviously with a view to deny us the opportunity to pilot the implementation of the accord,” he alleged.

The Government of Assam was petitioned to grant time to lay down arms and disband the outfit, so that they could participate in the election with a sense of urgency. However, as soon as the arms were laid down and the outfit disbanded, a day later election was announced. It left UPDS with no time to re-organise themselves as a political group. “We were also left penniless to face the elections,” the ex-chief lamented.

“Despite our protest the election was brutally forced on us. Predictably, the results had been disastrous, as electoral politics is altogether a different ball-game,” stated Senar.


Abducted Managers Killed, Karbi Villagers Blamed.

December 24, 2011

Umrongso, Dec 24 2011: The bodies of Col J Sidhu (55), Assistant Manager of JayPee Cement Ltd and Romen Sharma (52) Deputy Manager of Assam Mining Development Corporation Ltd, were recovered today from Longdang Village, a Karbi Village towards Haflong near Langlai Village approximately 20 Km from Umrongso town in Dima Hasao District ( Erstwhile N.C.Hills) on Thursday. The two were abducted by unidentified miscreats on september 25 last.

Surprisingly some media has earlier blamed it on suspected Karbi Militants, who does not have any presence in the said location. Some villagers in and around has claimed to have seen suspected NSCN(IM) militants just before the abduction.

The backlash of the unconfirmed media report blaming the Karbi Militants has initiated the armed force to pick innocent Karbi Villagers in the pretext of inquiries against the militants bringing harassment to the innocents making the full use of AFSPA, which was extended in Assam recently.

It will be interesting to see the action of the authorities as more innocents being pick up by the armed force as they are going to have a combing operation starting Dec 26 .


The Boorish Game of Congress in Karbi Anglong

March 22, 2011

Nong-e Terang

The overall picture of Karbi Anglong in the coming assembly election will not be unexpected. Among the boorish strategy of the Congress, the most interesting to watch will be Bokajan and Diphu LA. In Bokajan the sitting MLA Jagat Sing Ingti of the ASDC is standing as an independent this time around. This ASDC MLA who voted for Congress in the last Rajya Sabha election saying “it’s for Autonomous State- Implementation of Art 244(A),” is expected to win this time too, as the Congress, along expected lines, fielded a weak candidate in the form of Klengdoon Ingti, a kid and a greenhorn and also the son of siting MP Mr. Biren Sing Ingti. This candidate without any organisational involvement will hardly get the votes of grassroot level .

Congress workers in Bokajan constituency whose sole qualification is – he is the son an MP. The big idea in Bokajan LA is – Congress can win, but will not let themselves win. They are offering the seat to Mr. Jagat Sing Ingti on a platter. This is being done so to counter anti-incumbency factor in Karbi Anglong and thus poor Mr. Klengdoon Ingti is made a sacrificial goat. However this ‘sacrificial goat’ may become something in the coming days in Karbi Anglong DCC if the Congress workers don’t protest much.

Now, the picture in Diphu LA. The HAD Minister Khorsing Ingti of the “Bangladesh routed fund” reciever fame in the NC Hills Council Development Fund Scam; who is contesting from Howraghat LA seat himself is sponsoring former IAS bureaucrat Mr. J.I. Kathar; who very recently retired as the principal secretary of BTC to counter sitting Congress MLA and parliamentary secretary Mr. Bidya Sing Ingleng. The patronage given by Minister Ingti to the retired IAS officer is an open secret now. In all this ‘secret’ politics among the Congress own, the Bodo votes are reportedly swinging towards Mr. Kathar. But, even in all this melee Mr. Ingleng is expected to win, albeit with a decrease margin from the previous election.  PAPA consensus candidate George Millick does not stand much of a chance and most of the voters expressed surprise at the choice of candidate.

If anyone is going to benefit from the infighting among the KADCC it is the BJP. The BJP candidate in Diphu LA seat is Mr. Padma Maibangsa, who have his native home in Tumpreng of Hamren Sub-division. This man having a family history of firm friendship with Karbis, may be the ‘surprise’ winner in Diphu LA.
Among the picture emerging in the last few days is a major threat to the congress in Hamren Sub-division of Karbi Anglong district. The pretigious seat of Baithalangso LA was formerly represented by former minister and former ASDC strongman Mr. Holiram Terang, who lost to sitting MLA Dr. Mansing Rongpi in 2006 assembly election due to infighting. The challenge is coming from the BJP candidate Mr. Arun Terang; who incidentally is a close relative of former Minister Holiram.

Arun Terang, who got upwards of 15,000 votes in last assembly election, 2006, is expected to get a bonanza of votes from the supporters of Holiram Terang. As for ASDC strongman Mr. Jotson Bey, who is standing as an independent this time will not be much of an actor worth watching, at the most he may come in at No. 3.

In Howraghat LA, sitting MLA and HAD Minister Khorsing Ingti will make a comfortable comeback. The most interesting drama that will unfold, once again, after election is the tussle that will ensue between Khorsing Ingti and Bidya Sing Ingleng for a cabinet berth at Dispur.

Amid all drama and high rhetoric of PAPA leaders just a few months before assembly elections they are now showing themselves to be weak the knees and acting as a B Team of the Congress. This is, to say the least- a very degrading act of the ASDC on whom once the Karbi people repose their faith on.


PAPA criticizes Congress

February 6, 2011

From a Correspondent

DIPHU, Feb 6: “The People’s Alliance for Peace Agreement (PAPA) is meant for peace in the hills districts of Assam and for this we must have to root out corruption and bring down prices. To achieve this we have to throw out the corrupt Congress regime,” said Sai Ding-eh, chairman, PAPA today. He was addressing as the chief guest in a public meeting at Bokajan town. He also charged the Congress with trying to tarnish the image of PAPA.

He further said that PAPA will strive to build a Karbi Anglong where people will leave in peace and harmony irrespective of their caste, creed or religion and work for the all round development of the district.

Addressing the meeting, Jagat Sing Engti, MLA said: “It is the Congress way of misleading the masses by saying those who came after 1951 will have to leave the district after signing of the peace accord.” He clarified that not 1951 but after 2011 too an Indian citizen will have the right to reside in the district even after the implementation of Article 244 (A) of the Constitution. The public meeting was presided over by Rajendra Rongpi, senior ASDC leader. The meeting was also graced by a host of ASDC and PAPA dignitaries including Elwin Teron, Ramsingh Tokbi, Roland Killing, Ram Teron and others.