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A hardcore cadre of NDFB(Songbijit faction) identified as Nijwm Basumatry was killed in an encounter with security forces at Pepsu Road along India-Bhutan border under Kachugaon police station  late last night in Kokrajhar district.

Police said that security forces belonging to Assam police and army conducted an operation in Pepu area under Kachugaon police station in Gossaigon sub-division in the district of Kokrajhar late last night where an exchange of fire was held and a NDFB cadre died on the spot.

Police recovered,  one 9 mm pistol and grenade from slain militant cadre.

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NE hub of organic soil: Patnaik

17 Feb 2012 - 3:17am | editor


Assam Governor Janaki Ballav Patnaik on Thursday urged the Centre to help the north eastern region become a hub of organic cultivation because of its organic soil.


Speaking at a workshop on ‘Policy initiatives for promoting partnership between stakeholders in agriculture with particular reference to rain-fed and dryland farming’ organised by the Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi he said that the sector is not cost-effective due to high value of certification works at the initial stage and needs the Centre’s help and assistance to set up an export market in the region.


Manipur won National Football School Games

1 Dec 2018 - 12:57am | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

Kokrajhar: Manipur football team defeated Assam team 5-4 via penalty kick in the final match of the 64th edition of National School Games for U-14 football(boys)  held here at JNV, Ranchaidham Basugaon in Kokrajhar on Friday amidst large gathering of sports lovers.

Altogether 550 participants from 31 states  across the country took part in the national event which was organized by School Games Federation of India(SGFI).

The school games has been organising every year to create sporting talents in the nation.The mega event had witnessed 62 matches during the four day scheduled and being conducted at six-grounds,apart from JNV groound,Goybari Jwhwlao Club ground,JSB Bangaldoba ground,Basugaon HS School ground,CDSA Kajalgaon ground stadium and Kashikotra HS School ground.

In the final match,both team was goalless with draw during the full time.Later,a penalty kick was organised in which Manipur beat Assam 5-4 and lifted the championship trophy.

Championship team was awarded trophy on the occasion.

BTC deputy chief Kampa Borgoyary,president of Assam football association Hemndra Nath Brahma,BTC Sports CHD Jajnawati Basumatary were graced as guest on the occasion and handed over the prizes to the championship.

Commissioner of Navadaya Vidyalaya Samiti, BK Singh extended his sincere thanked to the organiser and participants who had participated the championship. The national games got healthy response from all quarters on organising the events across the country.He has expressed his highly satisfied with the events arranged in BTAD region as all programmes had gone healthy successful.

 

Protest continues against Swamy

25 Nov 2014 - 7:14am | SK Hasan

Thousands of Muslim people burnt the effigy of Dr Subramaniam Swamy in Nazira on Tuesday three days after the BJP veteran asked the immigrants to covert to Hinduism to get Indian citizenship.

Organized by the Muslim Youva Parishad, the protesters thronged the Nazira town, burnt Dr Swamy’s effigy after shouting slogans condemning his controversial statements on historic Assam Accord.

Later in a press conference, they said that Assam is a land of peace and harmony and that its people should condemn these communal statements.