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BJP workers in poll bound places are eagerly waiting for Narendra Modi to boost electioneering.

The BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will again visit the state to campaign for the party candidates for the Lok Sabha polls.

The Gujarat Chief Minister is scheduled to visit the state on April 17 where he would hold three poll rallies in Barpeta, Mongoldoi and Nagaon.

Apart from Guwahati, Modi earlier held rallies in Sivasagar, Lakhimpur, Tezpur for the first phase of polls.

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Awareness meeting on artificial insemination held

19 Jan 2017 - 10:10am | Shajid Khan

An awareness meeting on artificial insemination and calf rally was organized by the Veterinary Officer and State Vety. Dispensary Tangla under the sponsorship of Intensive Cattle Development Project (ICDP) at Tangla of Udalguri on Wednesday. The awareness meeting on artificial insemination was inaugurated by BTC EM Bonjar Daimari while BTC EM for Veterinary and Animal Husbandry department Shyam Sundi graced the event as chief guest.

EM Sundi said the department is ready to extend every possible suppport for the people and Self-Help Groups (SHG) who were involved in the rearing and farming of cattle and other domestic animals. He exhorted the people to use modern scientific methods like artificial insemination for economical benefit.

Sundi further said that animal husbandry has tremendous potential for employment generation by dairy farming,sheep farming, goat farming, poultry farming and pig farming it provides excellent opportunity for self employment.

He called upon the farmers to concentrate on commercial point of view for rural economic development that could provide alternative livelihood for the rural people. He also ensured that the department would facilitate treatment and medicines, besides extending monetary assistants for the genuine farm owners and SHGs.

BTC secretary of Veterinary, Rahila Brahma said the department was very important for the rural people through which the villagers could manage their livelihood. She called on for white revolution in the region by setting up co-operative societies like North Indian states. Brahma also exhorted the authorities on the need for increasing annual allocation of fund for the veterinary as to implement farmer-friendly projects in the region.

The keynote address in the awareness meeting was given by the in-charge of ICDP, Kokrajhar Dr Jyoti Prasad Das. The meet was also attended by Dr.Naram Ch. Kachari , District Veterinary Officer,Udalguri ,Ramakanta Baruah former Principal of Tangla College, Dr. Kailash Chamuah Vetenary in charge . The three healthiest calf owners were also given prize money worth Rs.2000,Rs.1500 and Rs.1000 .

Modi announces compensation

27 Sep 2014 - 6:38am | AT News

Finally Narendra Modi has announced compensation for the flood victims. Apart from condoling the loss of lives in the flood fury, the prime minister sanctioned ex-gratia relief of Rs.2 lakh to the next of kin of the deceased.

Before leaving for US, the prime minister has sanctioned an ex-gratia of Rs.2 lakh each to the next of kin of the deceased and Rs.50,000 each to the seriously injured persons from the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund.

Science express Exhibition train in Kamakhya

27 Apr 2009 - 2:15pm | Daya Nath Singh

Science Express is a state-of-art science exhibition on a train traveling about 17,000 kilometers and covering 51 cities around the country in the current phase. It is a modified version of the earlier Science Express, an Indo-German collaborative project that was flagged off by Indian Prime Minister, Dr Man Mohan Singh and German Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel. It was visited by 22.53 lakh people in 57 cities across India.

The 16 coach, fully air conditioned train, hosts the exhibition developed by Max Planck Society, Germany, showcases India’s achievements in science and technology and has the joy of science hands-on lab for conducting science experiments. The exhibition with more than 300 large-format visual images, over 150 video clips and multimedia exhibits, deals extensively with cutting-edge research in science and technology. The exhibition attempts to develop scientific temper among the students and encourages them to pursue their interest in science...

The Science express schedule for Kamakhya railway station in Guwahati is from 29th April to 1st May 2009. It will remain open for the visitors from 10 am to 5 pm daily. So far around 10.26 lakh students, teachers and people who keep interest in noble cause have visited Science express.

Vikram A Sarabhai Community Science Centre (VASCSC) has partnered with the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India for management of the Science express, throughout the country. ‘Science express’ is an innovative science exhibition mounted on a specially designed train. This stat-of-art exhibition would cover about 17,000 kms over six months with halts at 51 railway stations across India in the current phase that started from 30th November 2008 from Delhi Safdarjung railway station and halting for 2-3 days at each scheduled stoppages during which masses, in general and students, in particular are invited to visit the exhibition. The major objective of this unique venture is to nurture curiosity amongst our youth and rekindle their waning interest in science.

This sparkling white, fully air-conditioned train has 16 coaches. The exhibition, with more than 300 large-format visual images, over 150 video clips and multimedia exhibits, deals extensively with cutting edge research in science and technology. Though the exhibition is open for all, it primarily targets high school and college students. It attempts to develop scientific temper among them and encourages them to pursue careers in science. Further, it strives to take modern research out of the lab and reveal just how relevant science is to everyday life. Visitors of this futuristic exhibition can learn how science is enabling society to face the global challenges of the 21st century.

In the 12 exhibition coaches, most of the exhibits have been developed by the Max Planck Society, Germany, a noble laureate powerhouse while some exhibits are indigenous. Through these, the visitors explore wide areas in science in a fascinating manner and delve into the mysteries of our world, ground breaking discoveries, emerging issues, cutting–edge science and future oriented technologies.

There is no entry fee for the science express exhibition. Students and youth are encouraged to visit this exhibition in large numbers and take advantage of this innovative endeavor.