North-East facing Rain deficit
Some districts of Assam may be reeling under flood but over all there is big deficit of rainfall in the state, the rainfall also is less than the previous year during the period of June and July, reports Regional Meteorological centre, Guwahati. Assam in 2013, is having a deficit of -37% in comparison to Plus 25% Last year from the Month of June 5th and July 12th. The total rainfall of the monsoon season is however is calculated till the month September.
As far as the entire north East concern most of the state is facing more rain deficit than last year. In 2012, Arunachal Pradesh, Plus 2%,- 2013, -37%, Assam Plus 25% and -38%, Manipur, -73% and -81%, Meghalaya,-26% and -60%, Nagaland,-37% and -53%, Tripura, Normal and -54%. If we compare to total statistic both Normal and in comparison to last year there has been less rainfall in this year. Said Sanjay Anil shaw, Director, Regional Meteorological centre, Guwahati.
25 Oct 2014 - 10:14pm | AT News
Yet another rape case hangs the state’s head in shame. The victim is a 16-year-old girl who was rape twice in Sonitpur district. That too by the son of a local Congress leader where she has been working as a maid.
The victim moved Bebejia police outpost on Saturday complaining that she was raped on Friday and Thursday by the 30 year Bhaskar Nath of Besseria.
In her FIR, she alleged that she was sexually harassed and raped by Nath. The accused is absconding and he has several criminal cases pending before Tezpur police station.
15 Dec 2009 - 1:43pm | trishnalineog
10 Tactics for turning information into action, a film on the usage of new technology for social development, was screened at the premises of Foundation for Social Transformation (FST), Guwahati on December 12. Produced by Tactical Technology Group, Germany, this info-activism film features stories from 25 rights advocates from around the world who have successfully used information and digital technologies (such as mobile phone, video camera, Google Earth and Google Map, blogs, etc.) to create positive change. The event was attended by social activists, students and NGO workers including the Chairperson of Northeast Network - Manisha Behal and Executive Director of FST - Ketaki Bardalai. Cheekay Chinko of Association for Progressive Communications in Philippines and Namita Singh of Video Volunteers, Goa have joined the event through Skype and responded to queries from the participants.
31 Jul 2008 - 2:02pm | editor
A new branch of the All-India Anglo-Indian Association, representing the States of the North-East with its headquarters at Guwahati, was inaugurated by Barry O’Brien, Anglo-Indian MLA, West Bengal and regional representative of the governing body of the All-India Anglo-Indian Association, New Delhi.
According to information, at a well organised meeting held in Guwahati on July 13, a new ad hoc executive committee was constituted by him with Milton Queah as president, Donald Jobe, Michael Brooks and Winston Gomez as vice-presidents and Valentine Brooks and Jennifer Brooks as secretary and treasurer respectively.The other committee members are Louis Pereira, Phillip Thipthrope, Dennis Pereira, Geraldine Smith and Linette Pereira. Later on two more members, viz William Stokman and Lawrence Anthony, were co-opted in the committee.