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Serial attack toll goes up

The death toll in the NDFB-S attacks on the Adivasi people in Kokrajhar and Sonitpur districts has gone up to 68 with the recovery of 20 more people in both the districts on Wednesady. Kokrajahar alone has a toll of 25 people in Serfanguri and Ultapani.

Security forces and local residents have been recovered ten morebodies in a village at Pakriguri in Serfanguri in the morning on Wednesday a day after NDFB-S militants unleashed violence on the innocent people. Eight others have sustained injury who have been battling for life in the Kokrajhar Civil Hospital.

Security forces recovered 6 bodies on Tuesday night. They were deceased, including 2 minor boys were identified Sonmai Murmu (10), Sunita Hasda(10), Moni Beshra (18) and Marium Murmu(45). Identified as Thala Tudu(7), Anniniya Tudu (10) and Stefen Hasda(15).

On the other hand, 6 other bodies surfaced in Ultapani a day after the militants struck on the villagers along the Indo-Bhtan border in the evening. With this in Kokrajhar district alone the toll has gone up to 26. This apart from 43 others killed in the simultaneous attacks in Sonitpur district.        


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Batadrava Than Development Commitee meeting held

18 Apr 2017 - 2:38pm | Ranjanjyoti Mahanta

The Second meeting of the Committee for development of Batadrava than, the Committee constituted by Chief minister of Assam to make Batadrava than as a cultural and tourist destination was held on Monday at Batadrava than seminar hall. The meeting was presided over by Rabin Dev Choudhury, former director general of Museum,New Delhi and Chairman of Batadrava than development Committee and was assisted by Shamsher Singh, Deputy Commissioner of Nagaon and member secretary of the commitee. The three MLAs of Batadrava,Raha and Nagaon Sadar namely Angoorlata Deka, Dimbeswar das and Rupak Sarma, Director of Cultural affairs Deba prashad mishra, Superintedent of police Nagaon Devraj upadhaya, the Satradhikars of Norwa and Sologuri Satra of Batadrava and other dignitaries of the committee attended the meeting.

Initiating the discussion, the deputy Commissioner briefed the objectives of the meeting and appreciated honourable Chief minster's effort. Circle officer of Dhing revenue circle Mrinal borah briefed the details of land area of Batadrava than along with the history of the than through powerpoint presentation. The other dignitaries along with MLAs stressed their strategies/plans of uplifting the infrastructure of Batadrava than to attract the pilgrims of all round the world. Later,the committee members also visited the recently encroachment free areas of Batadrava than to plan out Construction and implementation of various Schemes and projects.

Annual academic day at Sainik School Goalpara

1 Sep 2016 - 5:12pm | Ranjan K Baruah

Sainik School Goalpara ( SSG)  held its “Annual Academic Day” for the session 2015-16 on 28 Aug 16. The day began with lighting of the ceremonial lamp by Brig Balendra Kumar Goswami  (Retd), Ex SSGian who graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. On the august occasion held amidst a good number of parents in the school auditorium, the Chief Guest released the third edition of the school half-yearly newsletter, ‘SSG News’ meant to apprise the parents of various activities conducted in the school and the progress of their children.

Capt (IN) Edwin Jothirajan, the Principal presented the School Annual Report, which was followed by prize distribution ceremony. The Chief Guest gave away prizes to the academic toppers and champion houses in various co-curricular activities for the session 2015-16. Cadet Durlabh Das who stood first with 94.4% marks in Class XII was awarded the ‘Principal’s Gold Medal’. Cadet Abhishek Kumar was awarded the ‘Headmaster’s Silver Medal’ for his excellent performance in Class X. Cadet Adarsh Sharma received the trophy for ‘Best in Mathematics’ in Class X. The ‘Ashirbad Trophy’, for the highest scorer in Assamese in Class X was bagged by Cadet Gunjan Rajbongshi. Apart from these, ‘Certificates of Merit’ were given to 21 academic toppers of the school from classes VI to XII.

The prestigious ‘Cock House’ trophies and trophies for the ‘Best Performance in House Academics’ were lifted by Chilarai House and Eklavya House in senior & junior categories respectively. Chilarai House also clinched the trophy in ‘Inter-House English Essay Writing Competition’, while Lachit House bagged the ‘Inter-House English Debating’ trophy. Another prestigious trophy, ‘The Best SSGian’ was awarded to Cadet Debasish Saikia, the ex-School Adjutant, who remained the ‘Best Athlete’ of the school for three consecutive years. He was also a member of the school volleyball team and represented the school in CBSE Cluster-II National Volleyball Championship in 2015.

The Chief Guest congratulated all the prize winners and also motivated the others to work harder for excellence in future. He exhorted the efforts and devotion put in by the staff in pursuit of nurturing the budding cadets. At the end, a group of enthusiastic cadets presented their best in a spectacular cultural extravaganza meant for their parents and audience. The grand event concluded with the School Prayer by Sqn Ldr D Mathew, the Officiating Vice Principal.

Manipur doc at Guwahati PC

28 May 2017 - 9:55am | AT News Guwahati

Senior consultant on surgical oncology at Manipal Hospitals Bangalore, Dr Ashwin Rajagopal on 27 May attended the ‘Evening with a Doctor’ program of Guwahati Press Club (GPC) and offered free consultations to over 40 media persons. The participants also got their blood pressure checked by the hospital’s northeast representative Rahul Sarma.

The 20 May camp at the press club premises was conducted by ENT specialists from Down Town Hospitals namely Dr Dhrubajyoti Datta and Dr Roshan Bonde, where they offered free consultations to over 30 participants. Nurses namely Ursila Horo & Mayashree Hazarika with marketing manager Sajal Sinha supported the doctors in conducting camp. The participants also got their blood pressure checked in the camp.

The next Saturday evening OPD clinic, which will be open for GPC member-journalists along with their dependants, will be conducted by physicians from the city based GNRC Hospitals. The camp will begin at 4 pm and continue till 7 pm.