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State observes Madhabdeb anniv

The state observed the saint Madhavdeb death anniversary with traditional religious fervor on Saturday. Namghars and satras across the state celebrated the day with day long programme with nam kirtan, borgeet, seminar and bhaona along with other cultural programmes. Satras across the states are teeming with devotees to get a glimpse of the function. /

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AGP observes Foundation Day

14 Oct 2015 - 7:48pm | Siddhartha Handique

The Asom Gana Parishad observed its 30th Foundation Day across the state on Wednesday. The central function took in Golaghat in presence of all top leaders. Amid a pall of gloom following the recent demise of Prabin Gogoi, the party flag remained half mast. 

On this day in 1985, the regional party was born at a huge conclave in Golaghat to take on Congress after the tripartite Assam Accord was signed. In his address, party president Atul Bora said,”our party will be able to put up a good performance in the upcoming Assembly election. We are trying our best to regain our strength. We are preparing for a brave fight against Congress and BJP.”

The party leaders condoled the death of Prabin Gogoi before proceeding to begin the foundation day session.


Gogoi leaves it on high command

5 Jun 2014 - 9:42pm | AT News

Caught in a grim situation of paralyzing dissidence against him, Chief minister Tarun Gogoi is leaving it all on the party high command.

This was what forest minister Rockyul Hussain told reporters after Gogoi held a close door meet with his trusted ministers at Koinadhara on Thursday evening.

Ministers Pradyut Bordoloi, Rockybul Hussain, Ajanta Neog, Tanka Bahadur Rai, Nilomoni Sen Deka were prominent among those who attended the meeting convened hours after he returned from New Delhi.    

Last Gate: Less a capital more a site for strike

25 Mar 2008 - 11:29pm | editor

Protesters thronged in thousands with anti-government slogans in Dispur Last gate on Tuesday demanding government steps to address the problems they have ben facing for years. As many as one thousand state anganwadi workers from across ther state were staging dharna raising the 8 point charter of demands. talking to reporters they rued that rigth from 2004 they have been doing lots of protest demanding some basic facilities to run the anganwadi centres. But they said nothing has come out. "What is more painful is that as per discussion on November 5, last year the social welfare minister agreed to pay them Rs 300 as salary per month for the anganwadi workers with Rs 200 for their assistants. Even it received Chief Minister's consent On 23rd November. But of no avail," said the protesters.

Moreover, some more people were led by the Joint Council of Trade Union staged dharna with some demands. These organiations were from sector, telecom, postal, electricity, state PSUs. Their demand include fresh recruitment in the various department, revival of the state PSUs, industrialisation, withdrawal of new pension scheme, strengthening of the public distribution system in the state. They further sent a memorandum to Chief Minister urging him to look into it.