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Protest rally hits Kokrajhar

Thousands of students and social activists along with media people hit the streets in Kokrajhar on Monday demanding immediate release of Jaiklong Brahma who was arrested alleging nexus with militants. Organized by the Kokrajhar Press Club, All Bodo Students Union(ABSU), Bodo sahitya sabha, BSU, ABWWF, AASU, AASAA, AKRSU,ABMSU,ABYSF,BJP, joined the protest apart from several NGOs and former Lok Sabha MP Sansuma Khunggur Bwiswmuhiary. The rally started from Rashmela ground via RNB road, DC office, Santinagar through flyover and ended at the same point.

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Lipid profile tests for Guwahati scribes

9 Apr 2018 - 9:01am | Nava Thakuria

Guwahati: Assam’s well known Dispur Hospital organizes a free lipid profile tests for the journalist-members of Guwahati Press Club starting on Monday (9 April). The series of camp will continue for five days till Friday at the press club premises where 20 blood samples will be taken every day (from 12 noon to 1 pm).

It may be mentioned that the lipid profile (lipid panel) test includes various types of blood screenings to measure the level of cholesterol and triglycerides. The tests can identify certain genetic diseases and determine approximate risks for cardiovascular disease, certain forms of pancreatitis, and other related diseases.

In case the number of participants increases (even after screening on 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 April), the city based hospital will resume the screening of blood samples after Bohag Bihu holidays for few more days, informed Dr Jayanta Bardoloi, the managing director of Dispur Hospital adding that all the printed reports would be available at press club office after completion of the series.

Meanwhile, the newly launched Health City Hospital Guwahati conducted the last weekly media OPD clinic at Guwahati Press club on 7 April 2018, where Dr Brajen Lahkar (medicine) from the multi super-speciality hospital offered free consultations to over 30 participants.

The Saturday camp at press club has been organized under the series of ‘Evening with a Doctor’ programs, which was launched in August 2016, for the benefit of press club members along with their dependants. Nurses Sanjrambam Naobi Chanu and Joslyn Ramthermawi along with health workers Surajit Baruah, Aswique Iquball , Bhaskar Saikia, Kongkan Talukdar assisted the physician in the camp. Dr Atanu Barthakur, chief executive officer of the hospital and Manuj Kr Deka, project head also graced the camp.

Till date, the press club initiative has been supported by Apollo Hospitals (Chennai and Guwahati campus), SIMS Chennai Hospital, Manipal Hospital, Fortis Bangalore Hospital, Medanta-the Medicity Hospital, GNRC Hospitals, Down Town Hospitals, Barthakur Clinic, Ayursundra Hospital, Wintrobe Hospital, Nemcare Hospital, Sun Valley Hospital, Excelcare Hospital, Rahman Hospital, Narayana Super-Specialty Hospitals, Swagat Super-Surgical Institute, Sight First eye-clinic, MMC Panbazar etc.

Controversy over Agarwal's rescue

12 Nov 2013 - 2:53pm | AT News

The rescue of AK Agarwal mires in controversy a day after Sonitpur police claimed to have done it following an encounter inside a dense jungle. Sonitpur SP Arabinda Kalita claimed the credit. But NDFB's Songbijit faction claimed to have released only acting on the request of Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Nabam Tuki. Sources available with Assamtimes disclosed that the NHPC general manager was released due to simmering difference among the militants. Another source gives full credit to a private detective agency where police gave only logistic support.

Guv not to order probe on APSC

21 Jun 2015 - 11:26am | AT News

Governor PB Acharya will not order fresh probe into the allegations of corruption in APSC.
Sources told Assam Times that in view of the chief minister’s order for probe into the allegations, the governor is averse to do it.