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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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AIUDF takes early lead in Jamunamukh

16 Sep 2014 - 9:04am | AT News

AIUF candidate Abdur Rahim Ajmal is taking an early lead in Jamunamukh by polls where the election took place on Saturday.

Ajmal, the son of party chief Badaruddin Ajmal is taking a huge lead over his nearest rival Congress candidate Bashiruddin Laskar by over 7,000 votes till 9 in the morning.

Amid tight security the votes would be counted in the electronic voting machines from 9 in the morning. The authorities have already deployed sufficient security forces at counting booths to ensure free and fair counting. 

The constituency has 165,718 voters who have sealed the fate of five candidates in the electronic voting machines on Saturday.

AIUDF has fielded Abdur Rahim Ajmal, son of AIUDF chief Badaruddin Ajmal. Congress has put up Bashiruddin Laskar while the BJP has nominated Bilal Uddin for the by-polls.

 

Come to Jagiroad, beat cash crunch

20 Jan 2017 - 3:26pm | Sanjoy K Kakati

At a time when crores of people have been bearing the brunt of demonetization, an annual tribal festival in Morigaon district of Assam seems to have shown an example to beat the cash crunch.

Hosted in Jagiroad by the Tiwa Autonomous Council, the four day long festival takes pride of the age old bartering system of the tribal people of the plains' with their hills counterparts who are coming down in large numbers to join the occasion.

Suren Das, a local resident from Ghogwa area in Morigaon is happy to have participated in the festival.” I am excited indeed. I have seen this festival for the last many years. This time I gave bartered rice powder with dry fish,” said Das. “ Not only that. I have ginger to be exchanged with dry fish,” said the 50 year old Das with a smile.

Equally excited is Biki Bordoloi. Holding three chickens tied in a rope the local resident from Aahotguri is waiting to participate in the cock fights. “I participated in the last three events. This time I have three cocks and I am confident that I will win,” said Biki.

The visitors and tourists are equally delighted to have seen the festival showcasing the age old system. “ I am immensely delighted to have seen the system,” said Ajmir Singh who came from Chapormkh in Nagaon district.

Same sentiment echoes in Rohan Sing Teron. “It is really a wonderful event and  would attend it till my death,” said the local Tiwa youth. The bird fight pulls huge crowd in the sidelines of the event.

Illegal sale of subsidised rice at Mahur

8 Dec 2013 - 2:15pm | Monosh Hojai

Chief Ministers' Anna Surakshya Yojana provides rice at Rs.6 rate to 20 lakh below poverty line (BPL) families. However, transactions relating to subsidised foodgrains were just kept on paper, the foodgrains are being sold at higher price of Rs 8 instead. According to the scheme, each family are supposed to get 10 kgs of foodgrains but the people are getting only 9 kg, said the people of Mahur. This illegal business took place at Mahur Cooperative in Dima Hasao district. Under interrogation, the salesman reasoned the lack of coins to return to customers.