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Akhil moves HC for bail

Akhil Gogoi on Friday moved the Gauhati High Court seeking bail five days after he was arrested in connection with the recent self immolation case in Dispur.

The court is expected to take up the bail petition on Monday. Amid tight security, Gogoi and two of his associates were taken to the Guwahati Central Jail after the court passed the order. He would be produced in the court on March 19.

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Jaiklong Brahma released on bail

5 Dec 2014 - 12:44pm | Hantigiri Narzary

Kokrajhar based Journalist Jaiklong Brahma was released on bail from Kokrajhar Jail on Thursday. He was arrested by Kokrajhar Police on September 2, 2014. The family members, relatives, well wishers and media fraternity received him in Kokrajhar jail premises and took to rented residence at Maldangpara (Mijink Nwgwr). He was bailed out with certain condition that includes prohibition of going out beyond district and appearing before PS on December 15.

Brahma was arrested for maintaining alleged link with the NDFB led by IK Songbijit and theDistrict Magistrate, Kokrajhar Nithin Khade on September 9 issued order to detain journalist Jaiklong Brahma working in the News Live based at Kokrajhar under section (2) of Section (3) of the National Security Act, 1980 vide government notification NO PLA 326/97/111. But, the NSA imposed upon him was revoked on November 16 last.

The Kokrajhar Press Club and different student and social organizations protested over the arrest of scribe and demanded immediate release of Brahma without any condition. Different media organizations across the state have protested over the harassment of journalist who has been focusing on the negligence on the part of the state government to control the law and order situation especially in BTC region that has been witnessing the increase of crime rate and other unlawful activities. The Kokrajhar Press Club took the issue to Press Council of India (PCI), Journalists Federation of India and Amnesty International for his release. They also called on Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and urged him to release Brahma without any condition.

Brahma first took notice of his two children who are appearing annual examination and hugged them emotionally. He also played with his two children for some time. The friends, relatives, well wishers and journalist fraternity met him at the residence in the evening where he shared his experience in jail and how he was behaved. He thanked the media friends for their role, different organizations and individual who took pain for while participating in protest programme and in legal fighting as well as to protect the freedom the press. He expressed sad over arrest him under NSA and subsequent put in jail without any serious crime for three months.  


Violence mars 12-hr Karbi Anglong bandh

3 Jun 2012 - 12:14am | editor

Normal life remained totally paralysed amid sporadic incidents of violence during the 12-hour bandh called by Karbi Students' Youth Council in Karbi Anglong district on Saturday. Bandh supporters set on fire a truck carrying oil in drums in the Diphu-Lumding road this afternoon after forcing the driver and handyman to get down. Shops and business establishments remained closed and vehicular traffic was minimal. KSYC gave the bandh call in protest against alleged encroachment by Meghalaya. They alleged that Meghalaya government has set up police posts and schools in land belonging to Assam.

Ankia Bhaona workshop ends

28 Jan 2015 - 11:49am | Dr Buljit Buragohain

A 45 day long workshop on Aharya of Ankiya Bhaona was held in Assam under the auspices of the Society for SrimantaSankaradeva, an international organization engaged in promoting the legacy of Sankaradeva across the world. 

The workshop sponsored by Sattriya Kendra of SangeetNatakAkademi took place from December 14 to January 27 at the Pragati Library inDhing. 

Experts JadabMahanta, UtpalBania, Haren Goswami, Nityananda Goswami, TibrajyotiBairagi, Rani Dutta Barua, MriduMoucham Bora, Chittaranjan Bora, Kalyan Saikia and others trained the participants inmaking costumes, ornaments, masks, properties, headgears and even make-up among others. The workshop was led by both theory and practical classes. Weaving looms were set up to weave the requisite cloth in front of the participants, who also joined the weaving process. 

Manoj Kumar Das, Director of Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship as well as several bank officials also trained the participants in entrepreneurship. It may be noted that the goal of this workshop was to equip the participants in a manner that they could start their own production units of Aharya in different parts of Assam. Among those who interacted with the participants during the workshop were Dr.Sanjib Kumar Borkakoti, Dipak Saikia Pradip Hazarika, Deva Goswami,Sattradhikar of the NikamulSattraPunyabrata, Pabitrapran Bora, Cultural Secretary of the SrimantaSankaradevaSanghaand the Registrar of the SrimantaSankaradevaViswavidyalaya, Dr.Ratul Chandra Bora. Several scholars from Tezpur University also visited the workshop.

Products made during the workshop were exhibited on the concluding day. The exhibition was inaugurated by RajatGanguli, Director, SangeetNatakAkademi, Northeast Centre. Speaking on the occasion he said that the Society for SrimantaSankaradeva had achieved great success in reviving an age-old tradition and imparting it to the new generation. He assured that SangeetNatakAkademi would henceforth extend all possible assistance sought.

The valedictory session was presided over by Dr.Sanjib Kumar Borkakoti, President, Society for SrimantaSankaradeva during which he expressed his gratitude to SangeetNatakAkademi for all the support received. 

Toward evening, the participants in collaboration with the members of the PragatiAharyaenacted the AnkiyaBhaona 'Sri Ram Vijay'. The Bhaona was inaugurated by Dr.Kandarpa Kr. Deka, Vice Chancellor of MahapurushaSrimantaSankaradevaViswavidyalaya, Nagaon. 

According to him the Society for SrimantaSankaradeva had enabled the spread of SrimantaSankaradeva's legacy across the world. General Secretary of the AsomSattraMahasabhaJibeswar Deva Goswami speaking on the occasion said that the workshop has been able to impartthe essential know-how about the production of Aharya in correct form. The concluding ceremony saw the presence ofBhaona artist DebaMahanta, researcher Dr.Biman Hazarika, social activist KushaMahantaand several others.