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Flower Show from January 22

The 1st Annual Flower Show cum Exhibition-2013 will be commence from January 22, 2013 with a 28 days programme in the project area of Hi-tech Flower Cultivation in the Departmental Farm of the Directorate of Horticulture and Food Processing(DHFP), Assam at Juripar, Panjabari, Six-mile, Guwahati. The event will be jointly organized by DHFP, Assam and Assam Horticultural Society (AHS). Besides Flower Show, Flower Competition for different categories will be organized in the event. Flower Tubs of Marigold/ Dahlia/ Chrysanthemum/ Bougainvillea; All types of Foliage; Single/Mixed Cut Flower; Orchid; Cactus; Succulent and other flowers like Anthurium, Lilium, Gerbera are the categories of the Flower Competition. The DHFP, Assam will also provide stalls to floriculture nurseries at free of cost for display and selling of their floriculture items in the event. The interested participants may contact with MMD Bharali, Convener, Exhibition Committee , Directorate of Horticulture and Food Processing, Assam; Khanapara, Guwahati – 22.

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Protest demonstration in front of press club

15 May 2016 - 9:10pm | AT News

Condemning against the brutal killing of two scribes in Bihar and Jharkhand this week and demanding justice for the victim families, a protest demonstration has been organized in front of Guwahati Press Club tomorrow (Monday) at 2.30 pm.

The demonstrators will also raise voices for a special protection law for the working journalists across the country and call upon the Union government in New Delhi to formulate a national action plan to safeguard the media persons who pursue critical journalism.

It may be mentioned that the murder of Akhilesh Pratap Singh (35, worked for a Jharkhand television news channel) and Rajdeo Ranjan (45, worked with Hindustan from Siwan locality of Bihar) generated massive protests across India. Simultaneously, the demand for the special protection law for the media persons on duty is also mounting. Even the Press Council of India’s chairman Justice (retd) Chandramouli Kumar Prasad has also condemned the killings and urged the Centre to enact a special law for protection of journalists and speedy trial of cases of attacks & assaults on them.

Earlier various national and international media rights organizations and also members of prestigious press clubs based in New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata etc have demonstrated their angers against the vicious attacks on the media persons eliminating three journalists this year in the country, where as the robust media fraternity of India lost five journalists to assailants last year.

Various media forums based in northeast India may also decide to organize similar protest demonstrations tomorrow in respective locations to show their solidarity for the cause.

Firm stand on Bodoland

25 Aug 2014 - 6:23pm | Hantigiri Narzary

The Ona Bodo Surakhsha Samiti’s demand and ultimatum to the supporters of “Bodoland” to stop using the term on public transport systems, public and private  walls, slogans, government offices and other places to ended Monday 25.

Bodoland activist in an attempt to protest the Ona Bodo Surakhsha Samiti’s stand pasted posters carrying slogans that read like "Bodoland is our birthright, We love Bodoland”,  “We respect the demand for Bodoland, “We love the word Bodoland” and “No one has right to erase the word Bodoland”, in several prominent places of Kokrajhar and its adjoining areas.

Speaking to Assam Times a Bodoland transports serviceman said that activists pasted posters late last night in support of the use of the term “Bodoland” thereby aspiring the creation of a Bodoland. He on conditions of anonymity termed the Ona Boro Samiti’s demand as unconstitutional and inappropriate to the spirit of the Bodo people’s right to autonomy.

So far there has been no reaction on the issue by the Ona Bodo Surakhsha Samiti.

Manipur student attacked in B’lore

15 Oct 2014 - 5:54pm | AT News

In yet another case of racial discrimination against the north east people, goons in Bangalore severally attacked an engineering student from Manipur. That too for not speaking Kannada touching off a seismic wave of protest and anger across the country.

Speaking to Assam Times over telephone from Bangalore, victim Michael Lamjathang Haokip’s friend said that assault took place the victim and his friends were standing at a roadside food stall.

Three taxi drivers halted and threatened them of dire consequences if they refuse to speak in the local language. Then they picked up stones and attacked Michael Lamjathang Haokip who heads the north east students in the IT city.

According to the allegations, people watched the commotion and refused to help the student. He felt safe only after he reached a police station about a km away. Police swung into action and arrested the goons and taxi drivers.