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RIST talent in dire need of help

His name is Bikash Bagwar. The son of a daily wager earner from Duliajan is a first year student of the Regional Institute of science and technology in Meghalaya Mile in Meghalaya.

In view of his poor family background, the RIST authority has waived the college fees based on his mark which stood at 71% in higher Secondary from Digboi College.

But the problems are not over for Bikash. Even after he was exempted from the college expense, he has facing grim crisis for food and lodging which is no less than Rs 3500 per month.

His family members and well wishers are waiting for help. Interested people are free to contract Jadumoni Saikia, Reporter Amar Asom. Contact Jadumoni Saikia, Ph- 09854032320 or email:

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Tribute to the martyrs of the Sepoy Mutiny

19 Dec 2011 - 1:52am | editor

Patkai Trekkers, an NGO, with the help of the organizing committee, paid tribute to the martyrs of Sepoy Mutiny who fought bravely before fell to the bullets of the British troops at the historic Latu, at Malegarh in Karimganj district at the premises of Guwahati Press Club on Sunday.

It is for the first time that such tribute is being paid to the martyrs publicly in the history. On the occasion in which several noted personalities including historians took part, several resolutions were taken.

Following are the resolutions

  • The place Latu bears historical mark and it should be included in the curriculum of the schools and colleges of the state. Detailed research work should be conducted on the topic.

  • The place Latu which is situated at the Indi-Bangladesh border should be declared a national heritage site. Besides, a war memorial should be instituted at the site.

Noted historian Dayananda Borgohain, H N Dutta, director of state archaeological department, Kailash Sharma, noted social worker and sports organizer, Naba Thakuria, the secretary of Guwahati Press Club, Bhaben Sharma, social worker etc were present on the occasion besides others.

Malegarh hillock in Latu, a small village in Karimganj, carries the mark of history, made during the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857. Rebel sepoys fought here valiantly against a contingent of the Sylhet Light Infantry of the British under the command of Major Byng. They killed the major. The graves of 26 of these fallen rebel sepoys lie at Malegarh fort on a hillock at Latu.

Patnaik’s clarion call

26 Jan 2014 - 10:01am | AT News

Governor JB Patnaik urged the militant groups to join the national mainstream to help the state develop.

Unfurling the tricolor at the Veterinary Playground in Khanapara on Sunday morning, the governor said that the peace initiatives by a section of militants and the government have started paying dividends. He urged the remaining militants to come forward for talks.

Citizens' meet on Burma issues

2 Oct 2007 - 5:27pm | editor

A citizens meeting has been convened on October 4 to discuss various Burma issues in the city. Organized by the Journalists' Forum, Assam, the meeting will commence from 2 pm at Guwahati Press Club. Mentionable that the recent uprising in the military ruled country that is adjacent to northeast, a number of people (including a Japani photojournalist) were killed. To suppress the pro-democracy campaigners and also the media, the Burmese junta (the present group of Generals is known as State Peace and Development Council) has already taken numerous unethical means, where the military continued massive crackdown on the unarmed monks and the common Burmese with strict restriction on the media. The junta government has already cut the telephone lines of working journalists based in Burma and also slows down the Internet connectivity, such that no legitimate information from the county could reach the outer world.

Nava Thakuria