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Bakr Id celebrated in BTAD

KOKRAJHAR: Bakr Id was celebrated on Monday in Kokrajhar. This is one of the important festivals of the Muslim followers.

At Kokrajhar Bhotgaon Idgah maidan, hundreds of Islam followers gathered since morning and offered their Namaj on the day celebration.

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Encounter atop Umrangsu: 3 killed

9 May 2012 - 2:17pm | editor

Three miscreants were killed and another was arrested at the end of a fierce encounter with security forces atop Umrangsu in Jayantia Hills district of Meghalaya on Tuesday. The encounter took place during an operation launched to rescue a minor boy a day after he was kidnapped in the hills district.

The gun battle took place a few hours after the minor boy’s father paid the miscreants a huge amount of Rs 50 lakh for safe release of his son. Police rescued the minor boy and arrested the main culprit.

Bigungasr Basumatary ranks in top 10 HSLC

31 May 2017 - 6:16pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

The private institutions in Kokrajhar have once again stolen the march in the HSLC examination, 2017 leaving the government schools in a tight spot.

This time Bibungsar Basumatary of Barpeta Road Bodo High School spotted in 10th position top 10 rank in HSLC examination for the first time ever from Bodo medium background since 41 years of Bodo medium introduced in High Schools in Assam.

Bibungsar  scripted 96.66% percentage with 580 marks in all subject letter marks. The All Bodo Students Union(ABSU),Bodo sahitya sabha and several organization extended best wishes to him over his successful with plying colours.

 The ABSU will be confered Kamal Kumar Brahma Derhasat Bantha to Bibungsar Basumatary and cash 50,000 who has spotted in top 10 rank.The student union also announced to bear all educational expensive of Bibungsar in his higher studies. BTC administration announced to extend 2 lakh each those who stood in top spot in both HS and HSLC final examinations in BTAD region.

 The UN Academy,Kokrajhar, a private managed Bodo medium school has scripted 88%  pass percentage in the HSLC result that announced on Wednesday.  A total 141 student passed out of 159 appeared in the final examination with 95 students in first, 45 in second and 01in third division respectively along with 7 distinction and 20 star marks. Abir Basumatary of UN Academy,Kokrajhar got 558 highest marks with letter marks in all six subjects from the school.

 The Sister Margaret Nobel School,Kokrajhar recorded 76% pass percentage with 15 in first,04 in second division one distinction,three star and 34 letter marks. The Govt HS & MP School,Kokrajhar recorded only 13% pass percentage in the HSLC examination.

A total 41 student passed out of 299 appeared from the school with 5 in furst, 25 in second and 11 in third division respectively. The Govt HS & MP school had 40% pass percentage last year,but this year recorded only 13% pass percentage lowest ever in its successful rate.

Phwilaw Basumatary of Satish Basumatary Bodo High School,Simen Chapori of Dhemaji district scored 98 highest marks in Bodo(MIL) while Rakesh Hembrom of Bapuji High School,Tebitola Nagrijuli of Baksa district got 82 highest marks in Santhali language.

Krishna Gopal Basumatary, Director of UN Academy extending greetings to all successful students in HSLC final examination said that the academy was expected better results in this session which could not attain much satisfactory results. The school management was trying to script top spot rank in the state in coming days. ‘Even though students’ performances are high, yet much results are to be achieved’, Basumatary said. He has also extended greeting to Bibungsar Basumatary, who spotted in top 10 rank positions.

 Jayanta Kumar Roy, principal of Kokrajhar Govt HS & MP School expresses his resented over poor show in HSLC result said that due to teachers’ scarcity and insincerity from government his school face lowest pass percentage. He has admitted over his school’s poor show in HSLC result said that the students who are taking admission are hailing from remote area,specially BPL background families hand to mouth.

 Most of the students are very margionalised who are not in a position to come class in regular manner,Roy said. He said that 27 teachers’ post including principal,vice-principal are still lying vacancy in the school since 2004.Even though the school authority has been intimate to the government over the matter, yet no solution step was initiated against vacancies.

 ‘There are 13 science teachers’s posts in the school in which seven only are existed and six are laying vacancy. Three of exited seven science teachers are involved with NRC duty. Three Hindi teachers’ posts and several assistant teacher’s posts are still lying vacancies so far in the school’,Roy said. He has urged government to take bold step while making teachers’ appointment in the school to make healthy educational environment in coming days.

Promod Boro,ABSU president,former Rajya Sabha MP Urkhao Gwra Brahma extended their best wishes to all successful candidates in HSLC examination and specially Bibungsar Basumatary,who has spotted in top 10 rank in the state.They said that this time Bodo medium student seen in the top rank,which is first time ever in Bodo medium history.



BJP draws flak over land deal somersault

5 May 2015 - 8:17am | AT News

After months of intense debate and controversy, BJP has cleared the decks for the Indo-Bangla land swap deal in its original format triggering a massive protest across the state. State BJP leaders have blamed it all on the erstwhile Congress-led government after the central leadership apprised them of the position at a crucial meeting in New Delhi on Monday. 

“We don’t want Assam to give even an inch of land to Bangladesh. Since it was signed by the erstwhile NDA government we can’t change the format. Even if want we don’t have number in Parliament. Had Congress supported us we won’t have done it,” said state president Siddharth Bhattachaya.

“It sounds strange. The BJP which has been trying to woo the people opposing the deal so long is set to support in Parliament? That too two days after the cabinet decided to exempt Assam. We doubt BJP’s intension,” said an AGP leader. He said that Congress and BJP are two sides of a coin.

AASU leaders are equally angry with the Narendra Modi government. Talking to Assam Times over telephone, AASU leaders called the Modi government a big betrayer. 

“How the party decided to support the bill hardly 48 hours after the cabinet removed Assam from the purview of the land swap deal? We won’t allow it to happen,” said AASU leaders saying that a massive movement is the only option before the people.

Same anger is seen in Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuva Chatra Parishad. AJYCP leaders told Assam Times that they won’t sit idle. “We will prevent the Centre from implementing the deal. We will fight,” they rued. 

Notably, New Delhi and Dhaka struck the deal when the UPA was in power. Then BJP maintained a studied silence. In his poll rally, Narendra Modi flayed the UPA government for striking the deal without honouring the sentiments of the people. 

During his maiden visit as prime minister Modi started advocating the deal saying that it would help the state check infiltration from across the border. 

On May 2, the Union cabinet exempted Assam from the purview of the deal much to a major relief for lakhs of people. Union minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that the Modi government was honouring the sentiments of the people. 

Two days after on May 4, party president Amit Shah invited BJP MPs and state president Siddharth Bhattacharya and apprised them of no option but to support the deal citing lack of numbers in the Rajya Sabha.