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Six teams in N E Challenge Cup Hockey

Manipur will take on Nagaland in the inaugural match of the First N E Challenge Cup Hockey Tournament which will begin at the Md Tayabulla Hockey Stadium at Vetapara, in the city, on Sunday. Altogether six North eastern states will take part in the Championship.

The secretary of the Assam Hockey Association Tapan Das said that, six participating teams had been divided into two separate groups. Top two sides of the each group would qualify for the semi finals. It may be mentioned here that both the semi finals will be held on October nine while the final is slated on October 10.

As per the schedule host Assam had been placed in group ‘A’ along with Tripura and Arunachal Pradesh. Assam will play their first match on the inaugural day against Tripura. On the other hand title contender Manipur is in group ‘B’ along with Mizoram and Nagaland. Das added that matches would be held in both morning and afternoon sessions

The fixture of the meet: October 7: Manipur vs Nagaland and Assam vs Tripura, October 8: Assam vs Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram vs Manipur, October 9: Tripura vs Arunachal Pradesh , Mizoram vs Nagaland and two semi finals. October 10: final.
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7 MULTA cadres apprehended in lower-Assam

17 Jan 2009 - 1:49am | editor
Police have arrested altogether 7 hardcore militants of Muslim United Liberation Tigers of Assam (MULTA) and seized hand grenades, AK-47 ammunition recovered from them in Dhubri and Kokrajhar districts on Friday.

According to police, they were picked up from different places in Dhubri and Kokrajhar districts during overnight operations by police on tip off about the presence of the MULTA activists.

In Dhubri district, MULTA activists Abdul Rahman (32) was picked up from Chapori, Abdul Mazid Sheikh (32) from Bishenbari, Nazrul islam (28) from North Thukrijhara Part-I, Akhrul Zaman Talukdar (22) from Khetabagra, Halim Ali (23) and Kamizuddin (26) from Pholimari.A countrymade pistol, two hand grenades, seven rounds of AK-47 rifle ammunition, four rounds of empty cartridge, some pencil batteries and wires were recovered from them.

Two days science model exhibition at Tangla

24 Oct 2011 - 6:27pm | Jayanta Kumar Das


Arunodoi Academy, Tangla organized a grand science exhibition cum competition at Tangla on October 22 and 23 on the occasion of Foundation Day of the school. Dipankar Saharia,Regional Coordinator,TERI formally inaugurated the two days programme on October 22 at 10 AM. DN Hazarika, Circle Officer,Harisinga Revenue Circle lighted the sacred lamp before its inauguration. On the occasion Dipankar Saharia recalled his childhood days at Tangla and thanked organizers for arranging the exhibition. Total 154 numbers of students presented 61 numbers of attractive science models to much delight of the people present. Moreover more than 14 numbers of old science related items like old Swiss clock,Gramophone player, coins, costumes of Koch kingdom etc were also displayed by the students. A few working science models like-Use of wasted kinetic energy of electric fans to produce energy; Launching of space craft with the help of earth's magnetic field prepared by Upamanyoo Das and Arnab Paul; Solar air cooker by Chayanika Rabha and Hemangsing Basumatari; Electricity from Sea Waves by Atlanta Das and Puja Rabha;Solar cum Wind Vehicle by Enush Daimari and Bitopan Deka could very much impress organizers and people present. More than thousand people including students,teachers and a few distinguished people namely-Mridula Saharia,Chairperson,State Woman Commission,Assam;Diganta Kumar Sarma, Secretary, Tangla Press Club visited the science models.


On the concluding day on October 23, prizes were distributed to the winners in the open session which was presided over by social worker Keshab Chandra Boro. Pranabjyoti Das, one of the key organizers welcomed all the guests before felicitation to the guests. Jayanta Kumar Das,District Coordinator,NCSC,Udalguri released the souvenir “Arunodian” edited by Napolean Daimari,Principal,Arunodoi Academy, Tangla. He requested parents and guardians to create scientific temperament in the society so as to remove blind belief and superstition from the minds of the people. Dr.Buddhin Hazarika ,science activist and senior lecturer of Mangaldai College thanked organizers for the science exhibition. He explained on how to make science study interesting and joyful. Dr.Kamala Bora,NCSC activist and senior lecturer of Mangaldai College also attended the programme as invited guest.Speaking on the occasion he remarked that applicability is the best quality of learning. He thanked students for presenting 61 Nos of excellent science model at Tangla. On the necessity of more and more plantation,he remarked that an 50 years old tree could produce oxygen worth 25 lakhs of rupees. Chief guest of the day,Dr.Kailash Chandra Chamua,in his speech remarked that such ivents would very much help in removing blind belief and superstition from the mind of the common people.According to him following of responsibilities very much starts at home only.


In the senior group- Upamanyoo Das and Arnab Paul won first prize for their model “Launching of Spacecraft with Earth's Magnetic Field”; Kishore Deka and Rajsekhar Das won second prize for their model “Equilibrium” while Chinmoy Kachari and Sagar Baro won third prize for “No bill House” model. In junior group- Atlanta Das and Puja Rabha (Electricity from Sea Waves) won first ;Bercillona Das and Smriti Barua (Electric Magnet) won second;Hridoy Sarma and Debojit Das (Erruption of Volcano) won third prize. Napolean Daimari, Principal, Arunodoi Academy offered vote of thanks at the end.


Procession in Dibrugarh against price rise

9 Apr 2008 - 2:05am | editor
Thousands of people in Dibrugarh joined an AASU sponsored procession on Tuesday in protest against the government’s failure to check price hike of essential commodities. The protesters shouted slogans demanding the Tarun Gogoi Government’s resignation saying the government has been failing to check price rise of essential commodities. They further questioned the government’s moral right to continue the office. The participants in the procession organized by the Dibrugarh AASU leaders have alleged that the government has secret deal with a circle of dishonest businessmen. Thereafter, the protesters have submitted a memorandum before the Dibrugarh deputy commissioner demanding immediate steps to check the price rise.