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An Assamese is the Darpan 3rd Mrs. India North East

Guwahati based model and event organizer mother a daughter Meenu Paul of Assam was crowned the 3rd Darpan Mrs India North East title, the highly coveted beauty pageant for the married women in the Noth East, during a glittering function at the Pragjyotika ITA Centre auditorium for performing Arts on Saturday.The 1st runner-up title went to Ananya Auttri of Assam, while Temjennkro Jamir of Nagaland bagged the second runner-up title.

Organised by the Epitome Educational Society under the banner of Darpan, a chain of beauty training institutes of the State, the pageant has been held with the motive of giving a platform to showcase the talents and potentials of the married women of this part of the region.

The pageant was participated by around 50 women from across the region. However, only five women made the cut from the final round consisting of 16 finalists after a week long training.
Apart from the three top crown positions, BIG FM's two popular RJ duo RJ Mandy and RJ Hansie rocked the staged declaring 13 other subtitles titles including Mrs Translucent Skin, Mrs Captivating Eyes, Mrs Beautiful Smile, Mrs Lustrous Hair, Mrs Photogenic, etc., were also given away. Dance group Shadow proved a good break in midst of change of the models. Young singer Mayank enthralled the auditorium with his pleasant voice.

The panel of judges include noted fashion designers like Nandini Baruah, Payal Chadda, and Garima Saikia Garg wife of star singer Zubeen Garg, Swapon Sinha, Station Director Guwahati BIG 92.7 FM, writer Anjali Dutta and Bhaskar Dutta. The program was hosted two actor of Assamese film industry Nishita Goswami and Kapil Bora. Epitome Director Rajib Dutta, and Darpan MD Supriya Dutta the pioneer of this title promised to come with more energy and light in the next edition. The event was supported by many giant corporate houses and fashion galleries.
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The GNRC Hospitals has recently opened the First Pain Clinic of Assam. Prof. U C Sarma, Vice Chancellor of Srimanta Sankardeva University of Health Sciences, Assam, inaugurated the clinic in the presence of medical experts and media personnel on December 17 in the city.


A two-day national seminar on Pain Management was also organized at GNRC Hospitals, Guwahati on the occasion. Titled as PAINCON 2011 the seminar was addressed by several resource persons of National repute.


The physicians say that the pain is a curse to the mankind. Conquering pain in any form has been a great challenge for the entire human race. Through indomitable spirit and constant endeavours, mankind has already accomplished considerably to alleviate the curse of pain. In essence, pain medicine has evolved as a distinct specialty in modern medicine.


Presently, pain medicine is a young and rapidly evolving multi-dimensional concept in modern medical science. Commendably, India, as a country has become a global forerunner in this mission. Unfortunately, we, in North-eastern region have been oddly lagging behind due to lack of organized effort, training facilities and trained manpower.


Renowned teacher Prof. R.M.A.M Bora and Prof. A.K. Deka were felicitated during the event. The other guests of honor included Prof. Debojit Hazarika, Prof. H H Dash, Prof. A Hussain, Prof. P Bhattacharyya, Dr. Gautam Das and Dr. P Mehta. Dr. NC Borah, CMD of GNRC Hospitals was also present in the seminar.


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Witch-hunting: BA student killed

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Member of a family accused of practicing black magic went missing since 22 April last at East Maligaon village in Kokrajhar district. The family member suspects foul play and filed a FIR at Kokrajhar police station on Thursday.

Ashinta Basumatary alias Ola, a BA 4 semester student at UN Brahma College, Kajalgaon in Chirang went missing from his house since April 22 last.

Meanwhile, police has started inquiry into incident and expected that the whole incident would be find after thorough investigation, said a senior police officer. A case has been registered in this connection with Kokrajhar PS,police official added.

Ashinta’s mother Gaijrai was accused of being a witch five years back after the death of her husband and forced to leave her house last December. She has since been living at her parents house at Sulmari in Gossaigaon subdivision.

In September 2013, the villagers of Sulmari and East Maligaon even held a meeting in this regard and a resolution was adopted that the family should be allowed to live in the village without any problem. But the family were harassed continuosuly forcing Gaijrai to leave her home and stayed with her parents leaving her two sons and a daughter.

The ordeal resurfaces again after Gaijrai came to visit her children for a family function few days back. Some villagers accused her of spelling black magic resulting the death of a cow in the village after her visit in the village.

Ashinta’s elder brother Mahanta said they received a threat few days back by some villagers, who even took away their goat as punishment. Mahanta said after receiving threat his brother(Ashinta) asked him and his wife to leave the place as precautionary measure.

Mahanta said he left for his in-law’s place Ultapani on April 20 last but could not contact his brother since April 22.

‘I heard that he was taken away and killed, he said.

The family member named five suspect-Thobra Narzary, Gobinda Basumatary, Elek Narzary, Borai Basumatary and Sontola Basumatary- in the FIR.

The family member demanded finding of Ashinta. They also demanded a thorough investigation into the matter and arrest of the culprits involved.

Anil Basumatary, a villager from Sulmari,was accompanied with Gaijrai said that they heard of Ashinta’s missing,so filed FIR with police. He expressed his suspect that the villagers of East Maligaon killed Ashinta for not getting his accused mother(Gaijrai) at her home.He also demanded that involved culprits be nabbed and punished.