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No fee structure in schools

Assam has not a set of rules to fix fees and salaries structure, said Sarat Borkotoky.

The education minister told the House on Tuesday that a set of Supreme Court directions is there to control of the private institutes to be implemented by the Deputy Commissioners..

He said that the government will consider steps to ensure reservation of seats for poor meritorious students in private schools.

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Landslide damaged several houses Dima Hasao

3 Apr 2012 - 9:24pm | Anup Biswas


At least 150 houses (20 out of which are totally damaged ) at tilla basti area of Mahur in Dima Hasao are badly affected due to wanton earth cutting by the Construction companies in the name B G construction, people of Mahur alleged.


The people of most affected area like tilla basti of Mahur whose age-old houses developed big cracks on their buildings are finding very difficult to shift to safer places. Not only the buildings even the footpaths are also damaged due to the impact of BG construction at the downstream. They alleged that they have been approaching the authorities concerned but their voices remain unheard. Now they are passing sleepless nights fearing total collapse of their houses at any time. The company people are also not sympathetic towards their sufferings rather they threatened the villagers. The people of Dima Hasao have sacrificed a lot in terms of land for the construction of the BG project, since they are in favour of BG through the district, but the construction companies and even Railway authority



Rongali Bihu celebrations at Mira Road

16 Apr 2013 - 9:11pm | Jutika Mahanta

Gogona, an assamese community organisation of Mira Road celebrated 'Rangali Bihu' at Mira Road on April 13 with great enthusiasm and spirit. Nayan Jyoti Bhuyan, a member of Assam Association has taken keen interest and initiative to organise the Assamese people residing around Mira-Bhayender area. This is for the first time at Mira road,  Assamese people got together and celebrated 'Rongali Bihu' with various cultural activities. The cultural evening started at around 7 pm and lasted till 11:30pm. Renowned Geo-Magnetism Scientist and the first Assamese scientist to go to the Antartica for survey, Dr. Raghav Chandra Deka, young and most dynamic celebrities like sound engineer Debojit Changmai and Amrit Preetam Datta were also present at the event. Dr. Raghav Chandra Deka has presented an Assamese book, "Penguinor Dex Kumeru" written by him to the Bihu Committee.

The cultural programmed started soon after the 'Lighting Ceremony' done by Dr. Raghav Chandra Deka. The programmes included:

  • Felicitation ceremony: The committee felicitated distinguished guests Dr. Raghav Chandra Deka, Educationist Mrs. Utpala Kunwar, Re-recording Engineer Debojit Changmai and Sound Designer Amrit Preetam Datta with colourful 'Gamosa'
  • Addressing the members on the aims and purposes of 'Gagana' by Nayan Jyoti Bhuyan.
  • Birthday Cake cutting of Riya Laskar:
  • Chorus song by Ladies:
  • Assamese songs sung by Singer Nayanika Hazarika
  • 'Fashion Show' by kids presented by Dashin Designer Jahnavi Chaliha
  • Bihu Dance by Riya Laskar
  • Songs by Mrs. Sneha Choudhury
  • Solo Bihu Dance by Dancer Juri Chaliha Laskar
  • Songs by Chnimay Raichoudhury
  • Group Bihu Dance by Pushpanjali Pathak, Jonali Kunwar, Archana Baruah and Juri Chaliha Laskar
  • 'Chinaki Parvo'
  • 'Bihu Bhoj'

Road safety initiative unveiled

19 Oct 2012 - 10:07pm | editor

Amway India and Guwahati Traffic Police have joined hands together to announce a ‘Road safety awareness campaign’ for the festive season in Guwahati city on October 18, 2012. The objective of the initiative is to sensitize the denizens of the city about the importance of adherence to a slew of road safety rules and traffic signals in order to avoid accidents and secure long life. The awareness drive specially focuses on the students across schools and colleges of Guwahati with an objective of educating the youth on traffic rules for a better future.


At a formal function at Guwahati Press Club, the Superintendent of Police, Traffic Guwahati, Bibekananda Das and Amway India’s Area Manager (Northeast) Bickramjit Paul, unveiled a host of colorful posters, signage and hoardings with pictorial illustrations communicating a set of information and instructions on road safety.


The campaign would witness 500 signage across the city of Guwahati during the festive season depicting a host of do’s and don’ts for vehicle owners and pedestrians. The colorful signages are developed with different themes like ‘Drive with Care’, ‘Don’t Drink & Drive’, ‘Use Helmet, Stay Alive’, ‘Don’t Use Phone while riding’ and ‘Use seat belt and stay alive’. The objective of designing the signage is to draw the attention of citizens towards road safety.


The campaign also aims at driving awareness about the importance of a safe driving and mobile safety etiquettes among youngsters in Guwahati. The Guwahati Traffic Police Department in collaboration with Amway India has already brought few schools under the purview of the initiative. These schools are Srimanta Sankardev Academy, Panbazar, Kendriya Vidyalaya, Khanapara, Donbosco School, Panbazar, Kamrup Academy, Guwahati Club, St. Mary’s School, Guwahati Club, Panbazar Girls’ High School, Panbazar, T C Girls’ School, Guwahati Club, Cotton Collegiate High School, Marharshi Vidya Mandir, Silpukhuri, Delhi Public School, Lokhra, Sanskriti Gurukul, Gorchuk, South Point School, Battalion Gate. Big signage with mandatory traffic signs would be displayed at these schools under the campaign. It intends to educate the students on traffic signs and signals.


While unveiling the initiative, SP, Traffic, Bibekananda Das reiterated on the need to intensify such awareness drive so that the pedestrians and vehicle drivers become responsible while negotiating the road and driving. He said that during last few years the numbers of accidents have increased tremendously due to ignoring traffic rules. This can be controlled by obeying traffic rules only.


Amway India Area manager, Bickramjit Paul commented “we feel privileged to be a part of the festive road safety awareness drive in collaboration with Traffic Police of Guwahati city. The road accidents in the city are on the rise due to reckless driving and it is imperative for us to come forward as a responsible corporate and to partner in the initiative by Guwahati Traffic Police. We would be glad to be associated in more such initiatives for a safer Guwahati.”


This project is executed as a part of the safety initiative of Amway under which the company is partnering with the police department of different cities all across India. This project is expected to draw the attention of public specially youth during the festive season.