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SBI meets on economy revival

A  high level  consultative  meeting  was   held  today 24th of August  in Guwahati at NEDFI House   with stakeholders   by State Bank of  India presided  over  by SBI  Chairman  Shri Rajnish Kumar, accompanied  by SBI   Chief  General Manager, North East Circle Shri Sunil Kumar Tandon , his team  and  members  of  other  public sector  Banks.

The  objective  of the meeting  was  to consult industry representatives  for generation of  ideas  to  give  a boost to the  economy  which  has  slowed down in recent months .

Federation of  Industry and Commerce of North Eastern Region (FINER)  was  represented by  Shri  R.S. Joshi , immediate past Chairman , Shri  Bajrang Lohia , Vice President  and Shri  Ajay Agarwal, member .

During the deliberations FINER delegation  put forward specific   reasons  for   decline in business confidence  and submitted  concrete  suggestions  which  can be  implemented  by the Banking sector  to  revive  confidence , ensure ease of  doing business  and  augment  investments  . 

The  role  of the Banks  in reviving the investment  sentiments was  emphasized  by FINER  towards the ultimate goal of  making  India a  $ 5 Trillion economy .

The  suggestions  were  appreciated  and  would  be  integrated into  Pan India policy  initiatives   and the road map  which the Banking sector will  now  be carving  out . 

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Floods in Dhemaji District

13 Jul 2007 - 6:35am | editor
Dhemaji: Floods are in full flow in Dhemaji. Almost 40,000 people have been displaced after a breach in the embankment of the Jiadhol river. 25 villages are reported to be under water and the people have been stranded at various places. People have taken refugee in schools and colleges. Military helicopters are also dropping food and other essentials, officials said on Friday. A government spokesman said that nearly 120 villages in all in Dhemaji are affected since Thursday. This is the second spate of floods to hit Assam this year after the lull in floods last year

Career awareness programme

18 Oct 2014 - 8:03pm | AT News

Navodaya Jatiya Vidyalaya, a Guwahati based school had organised a career awareness programme on Saturday for its students along with parents and teachers. This was organised to provide more information on various career opportunities available for the students. Ranjan K Baruah of North East Youth Foundation was the resource person in the career programme. He focused on various career opportunities and skills needed for the private sector apart from government opportunities. “We must follow our passion and choose career accordingly so that we can earn and at the same time contribute for the social transformation in the society”, he mentioned.  He had appealed the participating parents that one must prepare for job but that does not mean that one should keep trying for only government job as private jobs and taking up entrepreneurship are other alternates to be successful in life. There was interaction, activities with students after the talk which made the programme more vibrant. Importance of attitude, life skills, communication skills, etc apart from qualification were stressed to become successful in life. The programme was moderated by Kamdev Deka , Secretary of Navodaya Jatiya Vidyalaya . 

Grand Rally at Haflong

26 Nov 2010 - 1:58am | Anup Biswas


Demanding expeditious peace settlement of the demands of the Dima Halam Daogah (Joel) as per the Proposals for Peace Agreement submitted to the Government and the release of all jailed leaders of the DHD(J) including Politicians and Civilians associated with their struggle immediately from the judicial custody in order to facilitate free and fair negotiation with the Government appointed Interlocutor and Representatives for smooth sailing of the peace process as well as to have consensus with the community leaders, NGOs and public representatives, the Dimasa Students’ Union organised a Grand Meeting Cum Rally at Town Committee Field (Lal field) Haflong today.


In this connection, a well attended meeting was also held with Sri Kebaron Naiding, President, DSU in the chair at Lal field wherein representatives from all most all the front liner NGOs of Dim Hasao attended.


Attending the meeting Sri Dethang Naiding, President, Jadikhe Naisho Hosom, Dimasa Apex Body, Samarjit Haflongbar, former CEM, DHAC, L. K. Nunisa,Genl. Secretary JNH, Rathindra Thaosen, President, ASDC, opine that for the all round development of Dima Hasao, the demand of DHD(J) should be solved immediately. Sri David Dimasa, Home Secretary, DHD(J) and Sri Daniel Dimasa, Deputy C-in-C, DHD(J) assured all the people of the district of Dima Hasao that if their demands were fulfilled then all the people living in the district would be benefited. There will be no discrimination and will enjoy the same as they were enjoying since 1952.


Thousands of people took out a procession from Lal fiels marched upto Council rotary then back to the Office of the Deputy Commissioner, Dima Hasao and submited a memorandum to the Chairperson, UPA, Smt Sonia Gandhi through the DC, Dima Hasao, requesting her for sympathetic action while enlisting their grievances and sufferings.


The memorandum stated that after years of armed struggle for safeguarding the socio-economic and political concerns and rights of the tribal people of the Dima Hasao District in Assam, the Dima Halam Daogah (Joel), an insurgent group operating mainly in the said district, came out for peace process after the Government gave them a positive signal for peaceful negotiated settlement of their demands and concerns.


It may be mentioned here that the DHD(J) was the first armed insurgent group in the North East India to have come out for peace process by surrendering its arms en-mass on 2nd October 2009 at the Dima Hasao Sports Association playground, Haflong in the august presence of Shri Tarun Gogoi, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Assam. The general public of the Dima Hasao District had wholeheartedly welcomed the return of peace and hoped that there would be positive outcome in the peace process which would ultimately usher in an era of permanent peace, stability, development and progress in the district.


They highly appreciated the initiative taken by the UPA Government, particularly Hon'ble Union Home Minister Shri P Chidambaram for smooth passage of peace process by appointing Shri P C Haldar as the Interlocutor. Since then, there have been a series of informal talks between the DHD(J) leadership and Shri P C Haldar, to discuss the various demands and concerns raised by the DHD(J). In the meantime, the DHD(J) has also submitted Proposals for Peace Agreement to the Government for consideration and approval. However, the peace process seems to be moving on slow pace which is baffling the rank and file of the DHD(J) in particular and the people of the Dima Hasao district in general. Moreover, since the top-rung of the DHD(J) leadership is in jail, how can the peace process be moved forward to its logical conclusion? It is argued. Before the final peace settlement, it is imperative that the DHD(J) leadership should have few formal talks with the Government to discuss and negotiate on the Proposals for Peace Accord and hence, before the start of the formal talks, all top-rung of the DHD(J) leadership along with politicians and civilians associated with their struggle should be released from jail in order to facilitate free and fair negotiation with the Government appointed Interlocutor and Representatives for smooth sailing of the peace process as well as to have consensus with the community leaders, NGOs and public representatives before signig the final peace accord, the memorandum concluded.