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Manas National Park opens for visitors

The Manas National Park (MNP) has re-opened for visitors on Friday.

Deputy chief of Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) Kampa Borgoyary has cut the ribbon to inaugurate the the Manas National Park amidst presence of large number visitors and officials at Bansbari forest range office main gate in Baksa district.

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HS results: Chayanika tops arts, Manoj science and Bidisha commerce

26 May 2009 - 5:29am | editor

The Assam Higher Secondary Education Council has declared the results of the Higher Secondary examinations of 2009 in science, arts and commerce streams on Tuesday. Chayanika Baruah from Kakojan College of Jorhat tops the arts stream while Bidisha Agrawal of the Guwahati Commerce College Agrawal has topped the commerce. The first position in science stream this year goes to Manoj Swargiary, a private candidate in Barpeta district. The results are will be available at 11 in the morning in all district headquarters. The Council conducted the examination across the state in February.

The percentage of successful candidate in arts is 69.99 while the it is 72.11 in commerce and 80.23 in science stream. Darrang district takes the lead in arts stream while Nalbari district tops in science stream while and Dhemaji district steals the march in commerce stream.

Of 1,50,419 candidates in arts, 5,323 candidates have secured in first division, 17,179 second division and 72,917 candidates have been placed in third division. The total number of candidates this time in commerce stream is 11,682 and these 1,338 get first division, 2541 second and 4545 candidates have been placed in third division.

In science stream, out of 12,531 candidates 3,030 candidates have secired first division, 5,396 second division while the remaining 1,627 candidates have been planed in second division.

AASU burns draft of land swap deal

5 May 2015 - 4:36pm | Hantigiri Narzary

Students activists from Kokrajhar district committee of the All Assam Students Union protested and burnt draft of land swap deal supported from state government at Kokrajhar town near Rajmela ground today.

The activists shouted slogans against state govt and demanded withdrawal of supporting letter on the matter of land swap deal with Bangladesh, which has been gaining against interest of Assam. 

The students union slammed the CM Tarun Gogoi for stepping to support the land swap deal and expressed their resented that people and land if the state would be affected through deal in the region.

Farmers' Information Centre inaugurated at Nagaon

20 Sep 2017 - 1:12pm | Dibya J Borthakur
The final year B.Sc (Agri.) students of Assam Agricultural University who have been undergoing the Rural Agricultural Work Experience programme at Puranigudam, Nagaon inaugurated a full fledged Farmers' Information Centre at Gayon Boiragi Chuk, Puranigudam recently . 


The day was celebrated with the ribbon cutting ceremony by the Dr. D. K. Borah, Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat and a interactive session cum official meeting was organized by the students. The meeting was presided over by Dr. P. K. Das, Chief scientist, RARS, Shillongani, Nagaon. 


At the beginning the lighting of the lamp was formally done by Dr. D. K. Borah, Dr. P. K Das, Dr. Tulshi Prasad Saikia,  Programme Supervisor, and Dr. K. K. Sarma  Principal Scientist, RARS  assisted by a fellow student, Shilpi Gupta. Other dignitaries present in the meeting were Dr. Ranjana Chakraborty, Scientist, RARS and Mrs. Hira Borah. 


Dr. Tulshi Prasad Saikia described the objectives of the meeting and Dr. P. K. Das explained the motive behind opening up of the centre. Dr. D.K Borah gave the guest lecture and inspired the students and farmers on how to improve their agricultural systems. The programme was hosted by Miss Manisha Barman and Gouranga Chetia(students).  Students performed a chorus and addressing speech was given by agri student Jyotiprasanta sharma. 


The meeting witnessed huge mass gathering and warm appreciation from the local people. The Information Centre was designed with a view to serve people various needs of the farming community of the area so that they can be made aware of the new improved technologies which they can use to improve their present farming practices. 


The Information centre  comprised of various agricultural models, crop disease charts, equipments and all sorts of information for the farmers. Thus, the effort of the students received mass appreciation from the farmers and the students promised to promote more information among all farmers at grassroots level in future too so that the farmers of the locality can earn huge profits with improved technologies learnt.