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Manipur won National Football School Games

Kokrajhar: Manipur football team defeated Assam team 5-4 via penalty kick in the final match of the 64th edition of National School Games for U-14 football(boys)  held here at JNV, Ranchaidham Basugaon in Kokrajhar on Friday amidst large gathering of sports lovers.

Altogether 550 participants from 31 states  across the country took part in the national event which was organized by School Games Federation of India(SGFI).

The school games has been organising every year to create sporting talents in the nation.The mega event had witnessed 62 matches during the four day scheduled and being conducted at six-grounds,apart from JNV groound,Goybari Jwhwlao Club ground,JSB Bangaldoba ground,Basugaon HS School ground,CDSA Kajalgaon ground stadium and Kashikotra HS School ground.

In the final match,both team was goalless with draw during the full time.Later,a penalty kick was organised in which Manipur beat Assam 5-4 and lifted the championship trophy.

Championship team was awarded trophy on the occasion.

BTC deputy chief Kampa Borgoyary,president of Assam football association Hemndra Nath Brahma,BTC Sports CHD Jajnawati Basumatary were graced as guest on the occasion and handed over the prizes to the championship.

Commissioner of Navadaya Vidyalaya Samiti, BK Singh extended his sincere thanked to the organiser and participants who had participated the championship. The national games got healthy response from all quarters on organising the events across the country.He has expressed his highly satisfied with the events arranged in BTAD region as all programmes had gone healthy successful.

 

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SC ruling draws appreciation

8 Jul 2016 - 6:54pm | AT News

Many organizations in Manipur have welcomed the Supreme Court ruling against the excessive use of army and para military forces in the counter insurgency operations.

Taking to Assam Times over telephone from Imphal human rights activist Babloo Loitongbum said they are happy with the ruling. “Yes, we welcome the judgment. I am waiting for the copy of the judgment to go through in detail.”

Manu Charutvedi, a Delhi High Court lawyer told Assam Times over telephone that the apex court ruling will help be a huge boost for the human rights organizations who have been crying against the Arms Forces Special Powers Act.

“The Court talks of an independent probe into the allegations of fake encounters. But it is not clear whether it be set up under the commission of enquiry Act or a government controlled panel.” 

These organizations have reached hours after the country’s apex court got tougher with the excessive use of forces in the counter insurgency operation in Manipur.

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Lobbying in Delhi for cabinet berths

26 Aug 2016 - 12:24pm | AT News

Amid hectic lobbying in New Delhi for ministerial berth, Chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal is preparing to expand his cabinet in a day or two.

Sonowal is believed to have prepared a list. But it has yet to be approved by the party high command.

Sources told Assam Times that Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma has been trying to ensure berth for his own men. But many senior BJP and RSS leaders in Guwahati are dead opposed to Dr Sarma’s move.

Sonowal, who is in Delhi to attend the BJP Chief Ministers’ Conference is expected to get this list approved by Saturday.

On the other hand, many senior party legislators have been camping in the capital city to do lobby for ministerial berth.

AGP and BPF legislators are believed to have been picked up Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma who can ensure ministerial berth for them.

Nationwide stir to release Akhil Gogoi

18 Nov 2017 - 12:43pm | AT News

GUWAHATI: More than 200 peasants are leaving for New Delhi to unite their counterparts in eastern, northern and southern states in the capital to demand immediate release of Akhil Gogoi who has been languishing in jail under the National Security Act.

Over 150 peasants organizations from across the country are meeting on Monday and Tuesday to launch a statewide massive agitation to free the KMSS leader whom the Assam government arrested under NSA for urging the people to remain prepared for an armed struggle if need be.

"Definitely, we have found a huge platform to raise our demand. This conclave will force government to read the pulse of the peasant fraternity,"said Khagen Tamuly from Nagaon who is one of the Delhi bound Prasant team.

Nagen Talukdar from Barpeta said," we want to send a strong message to th government that we are not alone to fight for the release of Akhil Gogoi. The entire nation bats for the peasant leader."

Many prominent leaders. scholars and social activists are attending the huge meeting demanding immediate and unconditional release of Akhil Gogoi.