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GNLA militants killed

Three dreaded GNLA militants were killed at an encounter with security forces in Goalpara district on Friday.

The encounter took place at Krishnai along the Assam-Meghalaya border where the trio were killed on the spot. Security forces are fanning in and around the area in search of the Garo militants who have been spreading terror tentacles in the entire area in the form of extortion and abduction. 

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Protests against powergrid construction

11 Jun 2015 - 10:38pm | Hantigiri Narzary

Former Assam Minister and Kokrajhar east MLA Pramila Rani Brahma and villagers of Balagaon Bazar strongly comedown heavily on Powergrid Corportaion and protested the construction of high voltage electricity pillars through the villages under Kokrajhar Police station.

Villagers of Balagaon Bazar and teacher staffs of No.772 Balagaon LP school protested the construction of High Voltage of Power construction under POWERGRID through the villages of Kokrajhar area which will affects humidity and social integration in the area.

MLA Brahma protested the forcefully construction power pillars at the village and visited the construction site today and took stock of the situation.

She has strongly condemned the steps taken from Powergrid company to construct power pillars in the villages and termed that it was anti-people activity from govt itself.

She has demanded early stop of construction power pillars through humidity region.

Brahma has also warned to step strong measures against powergrid company if they do not stop their construction through villages in future.

 

Eye specialists to attend Guwahati Press Club clinic

21 Jun 2017 - 2:55pm | AT News Guwahati

The next Saturday OPD (outpatient department) clinic at Guwahati Press Club (GPC) will be conducted by Sight First Eye-Clinic, where eye specialists Dr Shubhra Kinkor Goswami and Dr Bijuli Goswami would check the participants’ eyes and offer free consultations. The weekly camp, organized under the series of ‘Evening with a Doctor’ programs for the benefit of GPC members along with their dependents, will start at 4 pm on 24 June and continue till 6 pm. The organizers encourage more participation of children belonged to the press club member-journalists in the forthcoming camp.

The last clinic on 17 June was conducted by the city based Emerge Diagnostic, where a team of health workers under the leadership of Dr Dhrubajyoti Gogoi took blood samples of the participants for screening of glucose, creatinine, cholesterol, bilirubin and haemoglobin. They also got their blood pressure checked in the camp.

The pathology reports of nearly 50 participants in the camp showed that the media persons were maintaining healthy kidneys, though few were suffering from high blood pressure & sugar. Very few were diagnosed with high cholesterol and hemoglobin level. The unique healthcare initiative was launched by eastern India’s pioneer pressmen’s organization GPC last year, where well-known institution Dispur Hospitals extended initial support to raise a doctor’s chamber at the club premises in August 2016. The premier hospital successfully managed by Dr Jayanta Bardoloi also conducted the first episode of the media clinics.

Till date, practicing doctors from Apollo Chennai Hospital, Medanta-the Medicity Hospital, Manipal Bangalore Hospital, Down Town Hospitals, GNRC Hospitals, Dispur Hospitals, Wintrobe Hospital, Narayana Super-Specialty Hospitals, Swagat Super-Surgical Institute, Shankardev Nethralaya Guwahati, Barthakur Clinic, Rahman Hospitals, Sun Valley Hospital, Government Ayurvedic College, MMC Panbazar, Institute of Dental Science & Research Center etc have attended the camps.

Students contribute towards backward village

28 Jul 2016 - 11:47am | Jacob Islary

A team of Indian and Irish students from Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU), India and University College Dublin Volunteers Overseas (UCDVO), Ireland are doing a yeoman service in the backward and less privileged villages of Sonapur located in the outskirt of the city of Guwahati. The team comprises of thirteen Indian and ten Irish students and is a part of the International Student Volunteer Exchange Programme between the two institutions of repute.

‘The programme aims at promoting understanding of multicultural issues and appreciation of cultures, practices and traditions at the global level by creating and providing an environment where volunteers from other nationalities interact, stay and work together in community  with its beauty and challenges’ says Jacob Islary, Asst. Professor of ADBU and coordinator of the programme. ‘We adhere to the principles and values of participatory development process and take into consideration the involvement of the community members as essential stake holders in the process of social and community development’ adds Dr. Riju Sharma, Head and Director School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

The students repaired and renovated five anganwadi centers by fitting new GI sheets, painting colourful murals on the walls, provided fans and fitted the floors with vinyl and ser flooring, besides painting murals in two schools and reinstalling a hand pump which is the only source of drinking water to about 200 families of Kachari basti near Sonapur.

The team also organised workshops on health & hygiene, adolescent health, cooperative movement, livelihoods, and mother & child health care for the villagers, and conducted science experiments in the high schools of Kamarkuchi, Sonapur.

While for Ms. Rajkumari Mahato an anganwadi worker of Kailashpur in Sonapu ‘the anganwadi center has received another life from its brokenness’ and expresses happiness ‘of moving back to the center from the temple varendha’ where she used to organise the anganwadi programmes,  for Ms. Sita Rongpi another anganwadi worker of Jargaon village in Kamarkuchi her ‘after the colouful renovation of the anganwadi center level of happiness in teaching increases as she sees the anganwadi children running and pointing at the colourful walls and read the alphabets and count the numbers.’

According to Ms. Krishna Boro a youth leader in Kachari basti ‘the reinstalling of water pump is going to reduce the incidents of various waterborne diseases esp. diarrhea in the locality.’

Mr. Colm Flynn an Irish student commenting on experience of the programme proudly declares that ‘the programme has given experiences that have left imprints to last forever in my life’ and according to Mr. Mrinal Basumatary and Indian student ‘the experience of the programme has given and understanding to look development from a multidimensional perspective which will help in future programme and project planning.’

The exchange programme is in its third year and has renovated thirteen anganwadi centers, painted murals in three schools, installed a hand pump besides setting up of village groups and movements for sustainable livelihoods and a number of awareness programmes and campaigns through various medium like street plays, puppetry and grassroots comics. The fund of the programme is raised entirely by the students themselves and is audited by a Chartered Accountant. Currently a field survey study is being carried out for planning further projects.

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