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SC to hear NRC issue today


NEW DELHI : The much hyped fate of the final draft publication of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) would be decided on July 2 with the Supreme Court expected to deliver its judgement as to the date when the complete draft NRC would be published. A Supreme Court bench of Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice RF Nariman will take up the hearing on this crucial issue today.According to an earlier order of the apex Court, the draft NRC was to be brought out on June 30. However due to the onslaught of the first wave of the floods, it became an uphill task for the NRC authorities to carry out its work in a number of districts. NRC work came to a virtual standstill in the five flood-ravaged districts of Cachar, Karimganj, Hailakandi, Hojai, and West Karbi Anglong. Three districts of Barak Valley were the worst affected in the floods and the accompanying landslides during June. Work in a large number of NRC Sewa Kendras had to be temporarily halted due to the natural calamities. The State Coordinator of NRC, Prateek Hajela, will submit the status report on the update work of NRC to the Supreme Court bench tomorrow. He has reportedly already informed the apex Court about the situation arising due to the rains and floods. Besides Hajela, already leaders of the All Assam Students Union (AASU) and Assam Public Works (APW) are camping in Delhi. In the first part draft of the NRC, names of 1.90 crore people of the total 3.29 crore were included. Meanwhile, the Centre has been holding a series of meetings to review the situation in Assam. It has held meetings with Assam government officials and has committed to deploy adequate security forces to deal with the situation.

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Green film competition launched

19 Nov 2014 - 5:48pm | Bg Gogoi

Television trust for the Environment in partnership with Microsoft has launched a national level film competition, Films for Change. The festival is accepting the entries till 15th  December 2014. The on line competition that attempts to reach out to the youngsters has three categories i.e. The Polluting Cities, E-waste and The Change Makers. Best film in each category would be awarded with mobile phone camera.

Notably, the competition is part of the bigger films for change programme, that reached thousands of youngsters across country. In this programme, hundreds of film screenings and over 50 film making workshops were held in different parts of the country including remote parts of North east states. Interested people can visit for details by December 15.

67th I-Day celebrated in Udalguri district

16 Aug 2013 - 2:06pm | Jayanta Kumar Das

The 67 th Independence Day was celebrated in Udalguri district with gaiety. At Udalguri town Thaneswar Malakar, Deputy Commissioner,Udalguri hoisted the tricolour at DC's parade ground in presence of more than six thousand people. Speaking on the occasion DC Malakar thanked people of Udalguri for maitaining peace in most difficult times. According to him progress and development of the society would be possible if people offer help and cooperation to police and administration in time. He inspected guard of honour after hoisting the national flag.A record number of 25 contingents took part in the march past (794 participants) to much delight to people. A ten member good will delegation from Bhutan also attended India's Independence Day celebration at Udalguri at the invitation of Thaneswar Malakar, Deputy Commissioner of Udalguri district.The Bhutanese delegation was headed by Sherub Dorji,SDO (Civil) ,Jomotsangkha. On the occasion Deputy Commissioner of Udalguri district felicitated Mr. Dorji and his colleagues with Xarai, gamocha and mementoes.Members of the Bhutanese team performed traditional Bhuanese folk dances which was appreciated by all. Excellent cultural items were also presented by local child artists of various schools of Udalguri town.

The Udalguri district administration felicitated a few distinguished people of the district for their contribution to the people of the society. Binoy Kumar Medhi Retd principal of Tangla College was awarded CM's Best Community Action Award for Development.Other receipant of awards were- Ananta Bagh and Paramesh Rabha (best action award in the field of conservation), Kharga Prasad sarma (excellence in public administration),JK Singh SI,police (excellence in public security),Satyen Das (excellence in public service), Udalguri district administration also felicitated other 12 distinguished social workers on the occasion of Independence Day celebration. They were- journalist Bhargab Kumar Das, Dr.Rohit Brahma,Chandra Mohan Chetry, Tazar Ali Ahmed, Mahesh Rabha, Purandar Basumatari, Khitap Boro, Gunen Sarma, Gobardhan Chouhan, Jatindra Kumar Sharma, Rabi Ram Ramchiary, Chani Ram Deka, Sashi Kanta Raha, Jatindra Nath Bayan and Sewali Das,mother of Martyr Prabin Das of Bhergaon. Munin Sarma senior official of the DC's office anchored proceedings till the end.

At Kalaigaon : At Kalaigaon,Dina Moni Das,Circle Officer, Kalaigaon Revenue Circle hoisted the national flag at Gandhi Bakori field, in presence of nearly a thousand people. The Circle Officer felicitated six people namely- Mukta Ram Deka (social work),Lakhi Saharia (retd sports teacher), Dadhi Basumatari (best gaonburah),Kushal Saharia Assam Police) Samsuddin Ahmed (VDP),Bhadra Kanta Nath and Thaneswar Boro (best farmer) for their remarkable contribution to the society in respective fields. Cultural events were also arranged on the occasion for boys and girls. Kamal Prasad Sarma anchored the proceedings of the day.

At Tangla : At commercial town Tangla,DN Hazarika,Circle Officer,Harisinga Revenue Circle hoisted the national flag at Tangla HS School Play ground in the presence of nearly five thousand people.Speaking on the occasion DN Hazarika requested people to remember the supreme sacrifice of those who had sacrificed their lives for the freedom of our country. Hazarika also appealed all to exempt students from bandhs which have been causing untold harm to students community living in BTAD in particular. 26 march past contingents ( more than 1200 participants in numbers) took part in march paste event. Four persons namely- Suchibrata Saharia (best student) , Gajendra Kachari (best VDP worker) Ramji Prasad and Oman Ali (best gaonburah) Fruits were distributed among patients in Tangla Hospital. An open quiz was held on Indian history.Cultural events and drawing competition were also arranged for the children. A friendly football match was played in the afternoon to mark the end of the days programme.

NDFB targets trains

8 Jul 2010 - 3:36pm | editor

A minor boy died and several others have been injured as tripple blast rocked a train near Gosaigaon in kokrajhar. The first one blast took placed at 2.20 midnight at the Garib rath whe a six yr child died. The driver is missing. Some critically injured passengers have been rushed to hospital. Now local trains are being arranged to recue the standred ones. The second one blast took place at 3 in the wee hours while the third blast within 6 hours. More blasts are feard.

Apart from it, suspected NDFB cadres made low intensity blast on a railway bridge near Dhekiajuli in Sonitpur district on Wednesday.

Help line numbers: Alipurduar: 03564-270870, 03564-270871, 03564-253498. Guwahati: 1072, 2731621, 2731622, 2731623. Rangiya: 03621-240238.

One more major explosion was averted when police recovered a bomb planted inside a pressure cooker in Raksymari.

Meanwhile, NDFB has claimed the responsibility of the strike.