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Talks soon on border peace: Govt

 The Assam government will soon hold a discussion with concerned officials and MLAs from the border areas to solve various issues.

Accepting a request from AGP MLA Prafulla Kumar Mahanta in the assembly on Thursday, minister Rockybul Hussain said that the government was taking steps to minimise conflicts, Hussain said Border Peace Committees are being formed to maintain cordial atmosphere through dialogues with the neighbouring states.

He further said that the government has set up 48 border outposts, he added.  Between 2011-12 and 2013-14.

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Left Fort collapses like pack of cards

3 Mar 2018 - 3:53pm | AT News

PRASENJIT SAHA

AGARTALA: Setting at rest an era of anxiety the 20 year Left Fort collapses like a pack of cards in Tripura as the vote counting in the evening. Now BJP’s lotus blooms brightly in yet another north eastern state. With a landslide victory, a resurging BJP- IPFT alliance is preparing to form the government in the state in a couple of days allowing the Left Front to e decimated. The alliance has wrested 41 seats, ten more than the magic mark 31.       

 


Initially, Left and BJP-IPFT alliance moved neck and neck putting both the camp in deep dilemma which did not last long as after a couple of rounds BJP took an unstoppable lead weakening the prospect of the ruling CPM which had to remain satisfied with 18 seats while a fragile Congress failed to open an account.

Polling was countermanded in one constituency in the 60-member assembly after the death of a CPI-M candidate a week before the February 18 election. Meanwhile, BJP in rank and file have started celebrating the landslide victory by singing and dancing splashing gulal a day after the holi.

 

If a group of party works is seen distributing sweets another group starts taking out procession the moment one after another party candidate emerging victory from 1 in the afternoon.     


Cultural Sensation at Balipara- Focus on Assamese Culture

21 Aug 2007 - 11:04am | dbaruah
There are a serious of cultural workshops and events being organised at Balipara. With the help of some diligent cultural workers of the district the memorable cultural day of Kalaguru Bishnu Prasad Rava was celebrated on 20th June 07, which is recognized as Bishnu Rava Day in Assam to give tributes to the venerable personality for his role in Assamese socio culture. On the eve of this occasion a seminar was organized artiste by “SETONA” (The sensation, a talent inquisitive organization of literature, culture and drama) which was attended by distinguished invitees to illuminate the works of the trustworthy. There were various programmes organized in phases depicting the rich cultural edition of Assam.

On 29th June 2007 some promising youths staged the drama “Rupalim” of Jyoti Prasad Agarwala which was directed by Swaraj Katoki (one of the popular drama workers present in Assam). The audience was highly appreciative of the efforts of the artists. The same evening, a journal of the organization “SETONA” was unveiled by prominent literalist and principal secretary of Asom Sahitya Sabha Dr. Pradip Bhuyan. In this colorful night the organization honored senior theater artiste Bhola Katoki, Mohini Bala Rava wife of the great Bishnu Rava, eminent social worker Mina Agarwala, distinguished film maker Upen Baruah and renowned actress Setona Das. Hereafter the stage was inaugurated by lightening of lamp by MLA of Rangapara constituency Abhijit Hazarika and a chorus was performed by associates from “SETONA”.

On 30th June 2007 an All Assam one act drama competition, district basis competition on Jyoti Sangeet and Bishnu Sangeet was organized.

The second phase of the programmes began again from 11th July 2007 which included district basis dramas, Jyoti Prasad and Bishnu Rava’s music and a Mising Folk culture workshop at the auditorium of Balipara Higher Secondary and was presided by the famous teacher of Assam, Nirmal Chandra Saikia . The auspicious occasion was inaugurated by Hiru Prasad Mahanta, officer in charge of Jyoti Bharati, Government of Assam. In this meeting some of distinguished personalities were also felicitated for their cultural contribution in this area earlier.

Swaraj Katoki, renowned drama instructor Gunakar Deva Goswami., dramatist Shukhdev Adhikari, Hiru Prasad Mahanta . The organizers informed AssamTimes that some distinguished and renowned front line personalities of drama and culture will participate in the workshop and it will continue upto 11th October 2007. In a press release the organizer informed that from coming 20th August 2007 the musical workshops on Jyoti-Bishnu Sangeet will also begun.

The efforts of the Organization “SETONA” are commendable in building this cultural atmosphere in the area which in turn is contributing and helping the young generation to be aware of Assamese culture.

Veteran Journalist H N Barua Memorial Lecture

1 Sep 2008 - 8:09pm | Nanda Kirati Dewan
Delivering the Harendra Nath Barua memorial lecture on the occasion of the 21st death anniversary of the stalwart, Dr D Borah the speaker of the event said that as Assamese nationalism was founded on language, people of all faith, language and race have become a part of this nationalism. Dr Dhrubajyoti Borah, Suprintendant, Jorhat Medical College and a renown academician also an acclaimed writer asserted that the root of Assamese nationalism was language on which the sentiments of the people has survived and flourished.

H N Baruah Memorial Trust organized the lecture at Kumar Bhaskar Natya Mandir, Uzan Bazar Nationalism cannot be seen in lines of religion and mother tongue alone if so migrators of pre-1970s from East Bengal now Bangladesh and Greater Nepal which has become a part of India would be dubbed as foreigners. After the Assamese,Tea Workers of Gardens, Bengalis of East Bengal, Nepali (now Gorkhas) of then Greater Nepal heads the list of Assamese speakers in Assam which has given strength to the Assamese Nationalism.

Elaborately speaking on Assamese-speaking people, Dr Borah said that amongst the 300 important languages of the world, Assamese language occupied the 57th position. He said that the number of people considered the main speakers of the Assamese language stood at 1.56 crore, the number of people that have accepted the language as their second language stood between 80 lakh to one crore and those that have accepted the language as their third language, their number was between 2.5 to three lakh.

Dr Borah said that the sum of all speakers, the total number of Assamese speakers was 2.67 crore. "All these people who can speak Assamese are the pillars of the nation and Assamese nationalis on this root," added the academician.

He cautioned the present media against all unfortunate odd incidents and applaud the role of media in growth of Nationalism ethics and upliftment of language.

The memorial function was presided over by veteran journalist Radhika Mohan Bhagawati. He was felicitated by the trust and several other organisaton and family members of H N Barua on the occasion for completing 50 years in the field of journalism.

The function was attended by many dignified citizens including noted critic Nalinidhar Bhattacharya. Poets, Senior Journalists and literates demanded Govt. of Assam to confer Barua for prestigious Bharat Ratna posthumously or endorse an award in the field of Journalism after his name.