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Shocking: Mother, child killed

In yet another bizarre incident that sends shockwaves across the state, miscreants hacked to death a woman with her infant for defying rape attempt in Sonitpur district on Wednesday.

The incident took place at Maibong village under Chriduar police station in Sonitpur district along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border. The bodies were found last night near Bhalukpung in the morning.

Police, however, arrested one person was arrested in this connection.

The mother of three children stayed alone as her husband works as a labourer at Seppa in Arunachal Pradesh. ...

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One injured in Bamunimoidam blast: suspect held

22 Jan 2008 - 2:20pm | editor

The Railway Protection Force jawans have apprehended a boy suspecting him to be involved in the blast that rocked the city’s Bamunimoidam area which left a 15 year old boy injured. According to information, the RPF jawans had to open fire before apprehending him. The boy Liton Das was moving from a coaching classes at the Railway Colony area at around 7:37 pm in the evening while the bomb which was planted near a shop went off.

Police and para military troops have cordoned off the area.

Residential multi-skill and leadesrhip programme inaugurated by Chief Minister

15 Jul 2009 - 1:56pm | editor

A three week long residential multi skill and leadership development programme was launched by Chief Minister of Assam Sri Tarun Gogoi at a brief and solemn function held at the State Museum Auditorium on 10th July, 2009 at 11 am. The programme is being organized jointly by the newly established IGNOU Institute of Vocational Education and Training , Shillong , in collaboration with North East Girl Students Association (NEGSA) , North East Development Finance Corporation Limited(NEDFI) and sponsored by Oil India Limited. Altogether 90 participants from various parts of the NE region are participating in the event , who have been provided to and fro traveling expense and free accommodation and fooding by the organizing committee. About 20 participants are drawn from families from Kokrajhar, Bagsa, Nalbari, Barpeta etc that have become the victim of terrorist violence The main objective of the programme is to build up a dedicated and empowered group of trained young women who can play a proactive role in the nation building process. During the programme , the participants are being trained in Yoga and meditation, Art of Public Speaking, Communication Skill, Physical Fitness , Self Defence, Legal Awareness, RTI Act, Entrepreneurship Awareness, Self Confidence, Leadership Training, Time Management,. Interview skill, Disaster Management and First Aid training, Raising Emotional Intelligence etc.

Miss Munmi Dutta, President, NEGSA , delivered the welcome address . Sri Tarun Gogoi in his inaugural speech appreciated the effort taken up by IGNOU and NEGSA and assured all possible help from the State Government. He stated that the Govt shall come forward to help in setting up a full fledged Vocational Training Centre for providing round the year training programmes, Referreing to the National Skill development Mission, he said that there are many talented women in the region who can establish themselves to be successful entrepreneurs by receiving proper guidance and assistance.

The inaugural programme was also addressed by Padmashree Natwar Thakkar, Mr Rekibuddin Ahmed, Member Secretary, State Level Advisory Board for welfare of Youth and Students, Mr Akshoy Sharma, general Manager( Planning) , NEDFI, Mrs Bina Gupta, Vice Principal, Hansdique Girls’ College., Mr Khalilur Rahman, Project Co-ordinator of Aswas for Barpeta District. and Dr Gagan Chandra Baruah, Former Principal, Handique Girls’ College.

Dr Vardhini Bhattacharyya, Regional Director, IGNOU , Guwahati Regional centre , offered the Vote of thanks. She mentioned about the various initiatives that has been taken up by the Guwahati Regional Centre for the benefit of the youth of the region which includes Screen Printing training, Mobile Phone Repairing, etc All these programmes are conducted free of cost and a large number of youths and women have benefited from it.

Nabajit Dutta, Programm Co-ordinator, Multi Skill Programme & Lecturer, Department of Physics, Handique Girls' College, Guwahati

World Heart Day at Guwahati Press Club

26 Sep 2008 - 4:49pm | editor
The Northeast Chapter of Cardiological Society of India and Guwahati Press Club have jointly organized a health check up programme for the journalists on September 28 on the occasion of World Heart Day. The programme will begin at 10 am on the press club premises, where a team of senior cardiologists will examine the media persons' health and also counsel them about the risk factors of various heart diseases. The ECG and blood sugar examination will also be carried out during the camp.

It may be mentioned that the World Heart Day is observed all over the world on the last Sunday of September every year. On this day physicians and cardiologists try their best to create awareness, among people of different walks of life, about various risk factors that lead to Coronary heart disease. This year the theme for the World Heart Day is 'Know Your Risk'.