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Cotton teacher killed in Guwahati

The mysterious death of a teacher of Cotton College sent shockwaves across the state on Sunday. Talking to Assamtimes, neighbours said they came to see the body of zoology professor Dr Bibhba Devi inside her residence where the door was remaining opened. Injury marks on the face suggests it a case of murder of the 45 year unmarried lady at the professors' colony. Police investigation in progress.

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Flood scene deteriorates

24 Jul 2016 - 6:35pm | AT News

The overall scene deteriorates further with the rise of water level if the Brahmaputra and its tributaries following incessant rains across the state on Sunday. The surging waters have submerged more and more areas rendering over 4 lakh people in 15 districts where two people lost their lives.

The worst-hit district include Dibrugharh, Lakhimpur, Jorhat, Dhemaji, Sivasagar, Golaghat, Sonitpur, Goalpara anfd Kokrajhar where NDRF and army personnel have been deployed in relief and rescue operations. Government sources told Assam Times that of the 5 lakh affected people, 20,000 are taking shelter in the 70 relief camps in 13 district.

One person died in Lakhimpur district where floodwaters washed away 2,300 domestic animals. The authorities have set up relief camps for the marooned people. Many vital road and embankments have also been damaged by the flood waters apart from dozens of hundreds of school buildings, offices and public houses.

UCO bank celebrates 74th foundation day

6 Jan 2017 - 8:29pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

The United Commercial (UCo) bank, Kokrajhar branch observed the 74th foundation day of the glorious UCo bank's existence with presence of customers and UCoites today at UCo bank office premises in Kokrajhar district along with rest of the state.

The day observation was followed by get together among bank customer and official staffs of the bank on the day. Meghnath Narzary, senior manager of UCo bank addressed the occasion said that the bank was working to the welfare of customers in its service area. The UCo bank was started it's banking jobs on 6th January, 1943 and since then financial transactions have been functioning among customers.

Nazary told that Kokrajhar branch presently had 24537 customers in the serving area. He claimed that bank has been dealing various scope and programmes that are giving for the customers. He said Kokrajhar branch got deposits of SBN notes due demonization Rs.17.50 crores and functioning with healthy financial transactions.

Customers also expresses their happiness over functioning and working to the financial transactions in the bank.

Stress on child protection

4 Mar 2017 - 9:12pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

The state child protection day was celebrated at Anthaigwlao Chandrapara in Kokrajhar district on Saturday along with rest of the state.

It was organized by Nedan foundation; an organization based in Kokrajhar celebrated the day aiming to promote the wellbeing of children and to uplift their social rights among society with a range of fun filled activities like games, dance and made it special for children.

Prafulla Chandra Barman, additional deputy commissioner, Kokrajhar chaired the programme and Ratnadeep Bhatacharjee, Secretary, district legal service authority, Kokrajhar graced as guest on the occasion.

Digambar Narzary, chairperson of Nedan foundation shared the objective of the programme keeping protection of children as prime focus. He said education is the biggest/ strongest weapon that can tackle all the issues of society.

‘All our children need to go to school and for those parents have greater responsibility to send their children to school’. He also spoke about ‘child line 1098’, the 24 hours service available for children to help them in situations of emergency. And also about the launching of “One Stop Centre” at Kokrajhar by Social welfare department and Nedan  as implementing partner for women and children who need immediate care and support in case emergencies.

Barman spoke about various problems faced by children like child labour, child marriage, drop-outs and child trafficking. He mentioned the presence of various civil society organizations working towards preventing these atrocities and also the existence of district administrations and duty bearers who are collectively rendering services towards child protection.

Bhatacharjee said the problems children are facing and the mechanisms that need to be addressed for their protection. There are existing Acts and Laws for child protection but people are not aware about it and therefore awareness should be build among the mass about the same. He requested everyone’s concern to work collectively towards child protection as they are the future of our society.

It provided a platform for children to perform cultural dance, speech and participate in various games conducted on this event. The programme was concluded with prize distribution and lunch.