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6th North East Youth Festival begins in Agartala

The 6th North East Youth Festival 2018 has started at Children's Park Agartala from Thursday. Around 700 youth participants in this 5-days-long event from all the northeastern all states. Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, Youths Affairs & Sports Minister Manoj Kanti Deb, Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath and other dignitaries were present in the inaugural function on Thursday.

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Sri Lankan expert to interact with Guwahati scribes

28 Apr 2019 - 7:10pm | AT News

Guwahati: Chennai based exert on Sri Lankan affairs, N Sathiya Moorthy will interact with Guwahati scribes tomorrow (Monday, 29 April) at 3 pm where he is expected to highlight the socio-political background of the island nation and also the implication of Colombo terror attacks for India as a whole.

A former journalist and presently a senior fellow & Chennai chapter director of Observer Research Foundation (www.orfonline.org), Sathiya Moorthy will be available to members of Guwahati Press Club through video-conferencing.

Sathiya Moorthy has developed expertise on Indian politics, elections, public affairs along with political affairs of Maldives and Sri Lanka. After writing weekly columns on Sri Lankan politics and society for Colombo-based Daily Mirror and The Sunday Leader, now he contributes analytical pieces to the Ceylon Today and the Colombo Gazette. He also worked as the editorial consultant/chief news editor of the trilingual Sri Lankan television group MTV, Shakti TV and Sirasa. Moreover he authored/edited books on Sri Lanka and contributed chapters on India’s two immediate southern neighbours.

Namrup NGO promises to protect nature

3 May 2018 - 8:08am | Akshaya Pranab Kalita

Namrup: Assam has no dearth of organization to uplift three environment. But all if them have nit been achieving the desired results. Some of these non governmental organizations have been doing their best to restore a natural environment at a time when the entire world is worried over pollution and denigration of the green skin that keeps this planet safe.

This was more or less of what the speakers at a function said as they lauded Heuji Sangh in its foundation day celebration in Namrup on Wednesday.

The leading non governmental organization which aims at the promotion of the natural beauty and bounty celebrated the day at the Namrup  BVFCL (Brahmaputra Fertilizer Corporation Limited) staff Club Auditorium to be graced by many prominent people who heaped huge praise on the officials and workers.

Sishuram Gogoi presided over the programme where secretary of the organization Soumin Mahant said, "  The word Seuji stands for environment. It is our first step in Namrup to make it green and clean.”

Mahanta further dwelt at length the achievement of the organization and the course of action in the store. In his presidential address, Sishuram Gogoi said,”  we will never deviate from our aims and objectives. We have some solemn promises.  During Diwali we will try to reduce the use of fireworks in Namrup and instead we will use only country made earthen lamps". 

A few local leading people have been felicitated in the solemn celebration acknowledging their dedicated social services from their own fields. They include Smrity Rekha Kalita, the Pratidin correspondent, who received the Pandit Surendra Narayan Memorial State award.

The guests who graced on the occasion include  Mayurakhi Mahanta , Madhurjya Mukul Dutta , Rima Kakoti Mahanta , Rajib Boruah , Noted photographer Paragmoni boruah , Prajalita Dutta Bora , Krishna Bokoliyal.

Blast at Doomdooma daily bazaar: 1 dead, several injured

11 Mar 2008 - 12:14pm | editor
A powerful blast that rocked Doomdooma town just before a while has left one person dead and several injured. According to information, the blast took place at around 4:20 pm in the afternoon at the Daily Bazaar. The injured people have been rushed to the nearby Doomdooma Civil Hospital. High level police and civil officials have reached the spot and cordoned off the area.