Biren Baishya elected to Rajya Sabha
4 Jun 2013 - 8:49pm | AT News
A warlike situation is in sight along the Assam-Nagaland interstate border. Police and paramilitary forces are on high alert to avert any incident of fresh incidents of attack by the Nagaland miscreants.
Security forces are concentrating mainly on Mariani following the killing of a worker by assailants suspected to be from Nagaland at Naginijan tea garden in Jorhat district. Additional troops have been deployed after the incident that took place yesterday.
10 Mar 2013 - 8:11pm | Ritupallab Saikia
Even though the pages of news papers have increased now a days, we are still missing out on developmental and positive news and it is very unfortunate that now news finds us, we do not find news, said Patricia Mukhim, the Padmashri award winning journalist and editor of Shillong Times during her interaction with media of Golaghat. Mukhim who is also a member of the National Security Advisory Board and National Foundation for Communal Harmony, under Ministry of Home Affairs was this month’s guest for Golaghat Press Club’s Meet The Press Programme. She also expressed the need of a common platform for the journalists of the north east region to share and express their views. She was later felicitated by members of press club. Sanjib Gohain Baruah, Deputy Commissioner of Golaghat was also present on the occasion.
Mukhim was accompanied by Dr. Aloke Thakore of JM Foundation for Excellence in Journalism, Mumbai along with Sonia, Jyoti Shinoli and Parth M N of Mumbai and Shah Ifat Gazia of Kashmir, all are students of journalism visiting Assam and Nagaland for Conflict Reporting. While asked about their experiences in Assam, the students said that it was an enriching experience for them but at the same time expressed their anguish that North-east and its problems never find the importance they deserve in the national media and it is only after visiting the violence ridden Bodo belt they have come to know about the ethnic clashes that took place last year. Gazia, who hails from Srinagar valley in Kashmir shared similar view saying that the situation is quite alike in Assam and J&K where the common people are victimized on account of the ongoing clashes between the security forces and insurgents and as also the people of both the state are reeling under the draconian AFSPA and so can easily relate to the problems of the Assamese people. It is to be noted that Gazia and her three friends revisited the murder of an eight-year-old boy, Sameer Rah, who was killed on August 2, 2010 during Kashmir's when protesters clashed with police and CRPF on the streets, in her 20 minute documentary film “Long Ago I Died”
27 Jan 2012 - 6:49pm | Jayanta Kumar Das
The 63rd Republic Day has been celebrated at various places in Bhergaon Subdivision with gaiety. At Kalaigaon,Dina Moni Das,Circle Officer,Kalaigaon Revenue Circle hoisted the national flag at Gandhi Bakori field, Kalaigaon in presence of thousands of people. The Circle Officer felicitated five distinguished people for their remarkable service to society in various fields. Cultural events were also arranged on the occasion for boys and girls. A friendly volley ball match was played in the afternoon. At Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) Kalaigaon campus,Madhab Sarma, Principal, JNV, Kalaigaon hoisted the tricolour.
At Bhergaon :At sub-divisional HQ Bhergaon,Pranjal Das, SDO, Civil, Bhergaon hoisted the tricolour at Bhergaon High School playground in presence of nearly five thousand people before inspecting a guard of honour. Ten contingents of students,police,NCC,ABSU,ARSU etc took part in the march paste event. Speaking on the occasion Das paid tribute to thousands of known and unknown martyrs who had sacrificed their lives for the cause of Motherland. He specially mentioned a few social evils namely -witch hunting,blind belief and superstitions etc and requested all to join hands against such social evils. He also appealed people to enjoy own rights without disturbing others. Awards were given to a few people for their outstanding performance in various fields. Spectacular cultural and sports events were also arranged to much delight of people mostly woman and children. Bonjar Daimari, Deputy Speaker,BTC; Rati Ram Boro and Jagadish Sarkar both MCLA,BTC and a few other distinguished people attended the ceremony.
At Tangla : At commercial town Tangla,Pabitra Kumar Das,BDO,Kalaigaon Block hoisted the national flag at Tangla HS School Play ground in the presence of thousands of people including twi German tourists. Ten contingents of Tangla schools took part in march paste. Financial assistance was awarded to two poor deserving students on the occasion. BDO Pabitra Das specially requested the students to come forward to create a good academic atmosphere in the district. Santias Kunjur,EM,BTC also attended the ceremony.