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Three injured in police-mob clash

Three persons sustained injury when a section of people clashed with policemen in Kokrajhar district on Tuesday.
The incident took place at Joypur during a 24-hour bandh called by the All Bodoland Minority Students Union (ABMSU) in Kokrajhar district. A section of protesters started pelting stones at a police team led by Additional Superintendent of Police H K Nath forcing them to use lathis, gas shells and finally fired several rounds in the air to disperse them. Three persons sustained injuries in the clash between police and the bandh supporters and they were admitted to hospital. Police also picked up around 10-12 picketeers.

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BU organizes Sports meet in Kokrajhar

25 Jun 2018 - 9:17pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

KOKRAJHAR: The first ever inter-college sports meet of Bodoland University has been kicked start from Monday at Bodoland University ground with three-day colourful programme scheduled in Kokrajhar. BTC council head of department (CHD) for sports, Jajnabati Basumatary inaugurated the sports meet in the presence of mamooth participants. Altogether 18 colleges from different districts of Lower Assam region participated in the sports meet, which was organized by Bodoland University in association with Bodoland University Students Union (BUSU).  In the sports meet, competitions of football, Kabbadi for both boys and girls have been organized and participants showcased good sporting talents. In the Kabbadi(girls),Mushalpur College beat Auxilum College,Udalguri in 2-1 sets in the inaugural match. Basumatary extended her best greetings to the organizers for organizing such a gala sports meet among students . "Sports is an integral part of human life, so students can also opt for sports as a career prospect’, She said. The organizer of the sports meet, Dr Prahalad Basumatary informed that there 18 colleges which participated in the meet and took part in the football, Kabbadi events. He appreciated the efforts of the Bodoland University and hoped that sports meet will encourage budding sports persons from the region.

ADBU students mark Earth Day planting trees

25 Apr 2017 - 2:25pm | Uthomporn Saelow

A group of university students in Assam celebrated World Earth Day, 22 April, by mobilising people to plant trees in the university’s neighbourhood villages.

The final year students of Mass Communication from Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) as part of their “Shout Out To Green World”, E-Event, celebrated World Earth Day on 22 April, 2017 with both online as well as offline activities.

They visited ten homes in villages around Sonapur, where the university campus is located, and planted tree saplings in each one of these homes keeping true to their theme, “Giving Back To Nature”. 

The planting was live-streamed on their Facebook page .

The students also posted a video which they made for World Earth Day, that focussed on deforestation, air pollution, water scarcity and water pollution which are also themes addressed during World Earth Day.

As part of encouraging people to support the celebration of world earth day, The Shout Out To Green World team also started a Whatsapp message chain asking people to use the “Shout To Green World” logo as their profile pictures to show their support for such an initiative taken towards celebrating world earth day! 

Team member Labynta M Rynjah says, “Make the world green, give life and keep yourself healthy.”

“I am proud of my team and that we are a part of such an initiative in supporting World Earth Day”, says another team member Uthomporn Saelow.

The event “Shout Out To Green World” (2017) is an E-Event (Online Event) which includes six competitions: Radio Jingles competition, T-Shirt designing, Miniature Effects Competition, Public Service Advertisement and Short-film competition. As per the theme the event focuses on issues like pollution, deforestation, water scarcity, soil erosion and degradation through these competitions. 

Also as a part of the ongoing (online) E-event, Shout Out To Green World, the students conducted a fund raising and workshop activity of miniature effects creations in  ADBU Tapesia campus.

The ongoing online competitions closed on 22 April and the winners will be announced at the media exhibition scheduled to be held at Tapesia campus in Sonapur, from 1st to 3rd May. The exhibition which is open to the public will showcase all the entries received for the competitions. 


KMSS threatens protest

31 Jan 2014 - 12:32pm | AT News

KMSS threatens to go for an intensified protest against the legislators if they fall in horse trading trap in the upcoming Rajya Sabha poll.

KMSS leaders told Assam Times that they are keeping close watch on the legislators in the time of a tight contest between a Congress-backed candidate and the Opposition consensus candidate on February 7.