News Post - Live, Latest and Breaking news from Assam & India. The new Assamese News Portal on Politics, Business, International news, Bollywood and much more Fri, 30 Jan 2015 04:35:46 +0530 News Post en-gb Saradha scam: CBI searches premises of Himanta Biswa Sarma and Anjan Dutta

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday carried out searches at 22 locations including the homes and offices of two former Assam ministers — Himanta Biswa Sarma and Anjan Dutta —in connection with its probe in alleged swindling of investors’ deposits by Saradha group.

CBI sources said searches were conducted at 12 locations in Guwahati, two in Dhubri, Assam, seven in Kolkata and one place in Mumbai in connection with the scam.

Those whose premises were searched in Thursday’s operation included former Assam Ministers and MLAs Himanta Biswa Sarma and Anjan Dutta, former DGP of Assam Shankar Baruah and singer Sadananda Gogoi.

Mr. Sarma was a powerful minister in Tarun Gogoi Cabinet since 2001 but was dropped by the Chief Minister after he spearheaded a campaign to dislodge Mr. Gogoi. Mr. Dutta is considered a Gogoi loyalist who handled important porfolios like transport.

In Kolkata, premises of one Bapi Karim, who was a personal assistant to a minister, industrialists Sajjan and Sandhir Agarwal, a former IPS officer Deben Biswas and one Asif Khan were searched.

There are four FIRs against Saradha Group in which it is alleged that thousands of investors were allegedly duped by the company officials and their associates who swindled their deposits. Besides, there are 44 FIRs in Odisha against ponzi companies.

The Supreme Court had handed over the Saradha chit fund scam probe to CBI and asked the State governments to provide all logistical help to the CBI team investigating the matter.

CBI has formed a Special Investigating Team (SIT) headed by Joint Director Rajeev Singh to also probe the role of Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI) and RBI.

“Investigation conducted so far puts a question mark on the role of regulatory authorities like SEBI, Registrar of Companies and officials of RBI within whose respective jurisdictions and areas of operation the scam not only took birth but flourished unhindered,” an apex court bench headed by Justice T.S. Thakur had said in its order.

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NE’s 1st quarterly journal on diabetes For the first time in the northeast, a quarterly journal on diabetes was launched here by the North Eastern Diabetes Society on Tuesday...
GUWAHATI: For the first time in the northeast, a quarterly journal on diabetes was launched here by the North Eastern Diabetes Society on Tuesday.

The prime objective of the quarterly titled 'North Eastern Diabetes Society Scientific Update on Diabetes' is to generate awareness about the disease that is affecting more and more people in both the urban and rural areas, cutting across age groups and gender.

With little awareness about the disease in the rural pockets of the state and the region, diabetes experts said many affected people don't even know they are diabetic.

"Our first issue will deal with the basics of diabetes. The next issue will focus on the current trends in disease and research. What we have found through interactions with patients shows it is just the tip of the iceberg," said Sanjib Medhi, diabetes expert and secretary, North Eastern Diabetes Society.

While the country has earned the dubious distinction of being the diabetes capital of the world, the state is not too far behind.

Diabetes is emerging as a worrying factor in Assam, with both children and adults, cutting across the rural-urban divide, falling prey to the dreaded disease.

According to some experts, Assam is the worst-hit among the northeastern states.

Factors like rapid urbanization, high consumption of carbohydrate-rich food, lack of exercise and sedentary lifestyle have contributed to a drastic rise in cases of diabetes in both urban and rural belts of the state.

It is estimated that close to 8-15% of the urban population in Assam and 7-10% of the rural population is in the grip of diabetes. It is said around 11 to 15% of the city's population is diabetic.

"More and more children are being diagnosed with the killer disease. Parents should monitor their children's food habits. Fast food and consumption of high-carbohydrate items should be avoided. Children should eat more leafy vegetables and fruits," added Medhi.

According to the International Diabetes Federation, 69 million people in the country are living with diabetes. If the present trend continues, the number can jump to 592 million by 2035


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