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Durga Puja in Kamakhya

Durga puja celebration at Kamakhaya temple in Guwahati on Monday.
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Explore the North East

16 Mar 2015 - 9:39pm | AT News

Are you a research scholar to study the various aspects of the North East? A rare dose of good news awaits you. Courtesy Delhi University. The country’s premier seat of learning is prepared to launch a North East India Studies Programme.

From the next academic session, the varsity is set to fund the research programme to help the world know the various issues confronting the region. The sociology department has already approved the NEISP and the DU Academic Council would formally introduce it after a brainstorming session.

Sources told Assam Times that a panel of scholars has been preparing a paper to be placed before the University Grant Commission.  Apart from it, the varsity is likely to include the region in its syllabi in the MA and MPhil programmes.

School Sanitation and Hygiene Education in Nagaon

14 Apr 2012 - 4:48pm | editor

Sarba Siksha Abhijan (SSA) Nagaon in collaboration with UNICEF Assam organized One Day Non Residential Training Programme for Training of Trainers (ToT) on School Sanitation and Hygiene Education (SSHE) at Tourist Loodge on 12th April 2012. The training was inaugurated by Additional Deputy Commissioner, Nagaon Sri Abitab Rajkhowa, ACS and said District Resource Group (DRG) members consists of DIET -10 nos(Faculties including the Block In-charges), BTC – 5 nos (Faculties), Normal School –5 nos(Faculties),SSA – 10 nos. (District & Block Offices), Expert Teachers – 5 nos will be trained today by our Resource Persons. Sri. K.K Baruah, AES, District Elementary Education Officer welcomed all the participants and stated the objectives of ToT.

District Media Expert, National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) Nagaon Maruf Alom participated as resource person in the training. In the technical session he pointed out impertinence of School Sanitation and Hygiene. Quoting 2011 census data Mr Alom said 60 per cent of village households still do not have access to proper toilet facilities in the country and in India more people have a mobile phone than a household toilet.

Speaking to the participants Mrs. D Choudhury UNICEF Assam consultant informed SSHE programme has been started only in 8 districts of Assam. i.e Nagaon , Dibrugarh, Jorhat, Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, , Morigaon, Nalbari and Barpeta in the 1st quarter. For the smooth implementation of the SSHE programme it is important to train the district level functionaries on SSHE matters for better implementation of the programme so a DRG is constituted in the district added Mr H Goswami, programme officer, SSA, Nagaon.

2 top ranked officers kidnapped in 1 hour

31 Oct 2009 - 8:21am | editor

Security forces are fanning the areas across Assam-Arunachal pradesh border in Dhemaji district a few hours after NDFB kidnapped a top ranked railway officer on Saturday. According to information, railway construction form BAPL's project manager Anchal Modi was whisked away at gun point by a group of miscreants from Simenchapori in Dhemaji district who are suspected to be the cadres of NDFB's Ranjan Daimary faction at around 12 noon on Saturday.

In yet another incident the Bodo rebel group kidnapped an irrigation SDO Nur Ahmed from Tangla in Darrang district on Saturday. Ahmed was kidnapped from Kawadanga area. Details are awaited.