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Violence mars Rabha Hasong bandh

Normal life remains crippled following the 24 hour bandh call in the Rabha Hasong dominated areas on Saturday. The Rabha National Liberation Front called the bandh on Saturday morning demanding Rabha Hasong Council polls. Untoward incidents have been reported during the 24 hour bandhs in Goalpara district. Miscreants burnt down a few vehicles in Dudhnoi despite beefed up security measures in the area.
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Govt draws flak

24 Feb 2014 - 11:22am | AT News

Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and his government have come in for sharp criticism for the volatile law and order situation in Guwahati on Monday.

Various political parties, organizations and individuals have slammed the government for not listenining to the KMSS activists who have been crying for land pattas for the last couple of years.

AGP and BJP called the government a fascist and hold the government responsible for it.

Citizens demand special cell to nab Stoneman

1 Mar 2009 - 12:01pm | editor

A citizens’ meet at the Guwahati Press Club on Saturday asked the Government to immediately form a special cell to nab the pavement-killer, known as Stoneman, who has so far claimed several lives in the city.

The meeting, organized by the Journalists Forum, Assam (JFA) and chaired by Rupam Baruah, demanded that night shelters for the city homeless be built in certain areas. The homeless include not only beggars, but a great number of migrant workers too, engaged in rickshaw-pulling, thela-pulling and other livelihoods. These shelters should have all sanitary facilities. There should be specified spots around religious sites, only where beggars should be allowed to accept eatables and take them.

The citizens also demanded proper registration of the homeless population in the city. They suggested a study to go into the roots of these people so that proper schemes could be undertaken for their well-being. Various Central and State government funds, meant for the development of urban areas, should also be spent for the welfare of the homeless. Moreover, the names of NGOs, granted official funds to work for the urban poor, should be made public and the heads where they have spent the money.

In another demand, the meeting asked the Government to provide means of livelihood to the beggars, numbering more than a thousand.

Speakers at the meeting deplored the State Government for sitting pretty on various memoranda from various organizations on the security and livelihoods of the homeless.

The speakers included social workers Sanjeev Sabhapandint, Jayanta Gogoi, lecturer Dr Jagadindra Roychoudhury, and journalists Hiten Mahanta, Nava Thakuria, Ranen Kumar Goswami, Sunil Bora, Prabin Thakuria, Dipen Bayan, P.K. Deb Sharma, Jayanta Konwar and Safar Ahmed.

Released by Rupam Baruah, Hiten Mahanta, Nava Thakuria and Ranen Kumar Goswami

Hem Chandra Baruah remembered

2 May 2018 - 9:43am | Nikhil Mundra

Hemchandra Baruah with a day long programme on his death anniversary on Tuesday.

The celebration started with the flag hoisting by the President of Hojai District Asom Sahitya Sabha Dr. Sardananda Dev Goswami followed by the floral tribute and lamp lighting infront of the portrait of  Hemchandra Baruah.

To mark the day an Art Competition and Quiz Competition were specially organised, where students from various school's took part.

An open meeting  was also organised Chaired by Dr. Sardananda Dev Goswami, President,Hojai District Asom Sahitya Sabha, Dr. Niridaa Mohan, ,Well Known Educationalist and Retired Lecturer  of Hojai College,Dr. Indrajeet Bezbaruah, Associate Professor,Lumding College  graced the occasion  as Chief Speaker, Dr. Guneshwar Saika, Vice president Hojai District Asom Sahitya Sabha  and all the Branch President of  Asom Sahitya Sabha in Hojai district.

The objective of the programme was briefly explained by  Anup Kumar Barthakur,  Secretary, Hojai District Asom Sahitya Sabha.

He said," 121 Years back Hemchandra Baruah  devoted his life for the betterment of Assamese language, and today we can feel the picture of this."

He asserted that Our objective is to make  aware the young generation of today about our history, heritage, Hemkosh.

Speaking on the occasion, Chief Speaker Dr. Indrajeet Bezbaruah said," Hemchandra Baruah’s greatest work was the first Assamese-English Dictionary ‘Hemkosh’ which was published in 1900 after his death. This dictionary is not only a pride to Assamese people but also the base of Assamese language till date."

He also said but in today's time their is big danger for Assamese Language, as our children's are studying in English Medium schools and I can  say after  fifty years our language will Vanish, We need to upgrade our language, Our Vocabulary, as other languages are being upgraded  at a rapid speed.

He exhorted the denizens of Assam if you all really love Assam, kindly safeguard it's language and it's rich cultural tradition.