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Tribute paid to senior journalist Bolen Bora

Assam Press Correspondent Union (APCU) Naharkatia subdivision branch and Namrup Press Club held a condolence meeting on Wednesday in Namrup Press Club to pay tribute to senior journalist Bolen Bora. Members of Namrup Press Club, APCU Naharkatia subdivision branch members and other guest were present in the programme.  

Bora (58) died on  Monday at Nagaon due to sudden critical illness. Started his career as a photo journalist in 1985, Bora worked as press correspondent for Ajir Batori, Natun Dainik, Amar Asom and Dainik Asom. He was also a founder and editor of Kolongpar, a weekly Assamese. Bora was also president of APCU Nagaon District committee. 

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Career Counselling at Diyungbra

23 Mar 2011 - 12:28am | editor

In a bid to sensitise students on various career opportunities .North East Youth Foundation (NEYF) had organised a Career Counselling Programme at St Xavier’s School in Diyungbra in the Dima Hasao District on 19th March. The career counselling programme was first of its kind as for the first time this kind of programme was organised in the school campuses which was founded in 2001. Programme was inaugurated by Fr Arul Soosai, Principal of the school and facilitated and moderated by Ranjan K Baruah of NEYF. Various career opportunities were discussed by the resource person apart from providing information to students about their dream profession. Al together 60 students participated in the programme and they interacted with the resources person and got information on various requirements for becoming successful in life. NEYF and St Xavier’s shall organise more of such programme for the students in the locality in coming days as this kind of programme helps the students in their career planning.


NIA team on BTAD visit

6 May 2014 - 8:39am | AT News

A high level NIA team is on a stock-taking visit to the BTAD areas on Tuesday.

Led by an additional director general, the team of top ranked officials is visiting the trouble torn area in BTAD to assess the ground situation.

After collecting the initial inputs from the civil and army officials deployed in the BTAD areas, the NIA officials would leave back for New Delhi to formally register the cases.

The team gathered some initial inputs after holding separate meeting with chief secretary JS Khosla and DGP Khagen Sarma.
The ADG review the inputs after his tour in BTAD areas on Tuesday.

NIA on Friday agreed to probe the cases of BTAD violence after the chief minister recommended the probe.
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Ignorance leads to TB

25 Mar 2017 - 9:25pm | Robertson Tanti

The world TB Day was observed along with the rest of the world at Orengajuli tea garden hospital on 24th March which was organised by District Health Society, RNTCP Udalguri in collaboration with Orengajuli tea garden.

Tuberculosis has become a major problem in Assam’s tea gardens, often leading to the death of workers. Experts say ignorance among workers and poor management response are to blame.

An awareness rally was taken out in Orengajuli tea garden to mark the day. The strong rally by the medical staff, ANM nurses, ASHA workers and students union ATTSA & AASA Udalguri was flagged off by Satyajit Bhuyan, Acting Manager Orengajuli tea estate in presence of District TB officer Dr. Robin Deka and officials of Revises National TB Control Programme (RNTCP).

In his short deliberation, Deka said the tuberculosis was one of the deadly and killer disease in the world that takes life of over 2,20,000 people every year in India. Since it is highly contagious it is difficult for family members of a patient to escape it unless they are very careful. In tea garden workers’ colonies, overcrowding and unhygienic living condition aid the spread of the infection, and ignorance further fuels it.

Beter housing facilities, proper drainage and better living conditions can go a long way in improving the situation in the tea gardens.
Hardly anything has changed ever since as far as the lifestyle of those living in the plantations is concerned- the estate executives continue to lead luxurious lives in British-style bungalows, while the workers continue to live in poor conditions in their well demarcated “labour lines” (colonies), where diseases thrive.

The situation can be improved, the disease can be controlled, but concrete steps at the community level and by the management need to be taken for that,” he added. The District Health Society, RNTCP, Udalguri also felicitated Nipun Karmakar, Medical Co-ordinator Mangaldai Circle, ABITA, C.P. Payeng, SMO Kalaigaon SD, Kalyani Tanti, ANM Orengajuli T.E., Sunita Baro, ASHA, No.2 Amguri under Khoirabari PHC, Mantu Deka, L.T. Udalguri PHC & Pranab Koch, Grade –IV Tangla PHC for relentless efforts to control the disease.