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Wild elephant electrocuted in Udalguri

In another tragic incident a 40 years old wild makhna elephant has been eletrocuted near SSB camp at Samrang in Udalguri district in the night of October 24. According to information the elephant died on spot after it had come in to contact of loosely erected un authorised electric wires. All such loose electric lines have been causing threat to wild elephants as well as people. So far four wild elephants lost lives in Udalguri district in 2014.

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Bajali students brings glory to Barpeta

28 May 2011 - 1:58am | Juthika Das

The people of Bajali subdivision in Barpeta district again brings glory to the entire district. Prakashjyoti Kalita, of Sankardev Shishu Vidya Niketan, of Pathsala in Bajali subdivion in Barpeta district secured first position in the HSLC examination that declared today. All the people of Bajali subdivision overjoyed at the success of the students in both HSS and HSLC results. Prakashjyoti Kalita scored a total of 570 marks having letter marks in (As, Eng, GS, GM,SS, and AM). While he was asked about his future plan he answered that he wants to become either doctor or an Engineer. At present he will take admission at Pathsala in science stream. He regularly read 8-10 hours daily. He never hoped that he will stood first. He is indebted to his parents and teachers of the school for his success. He said that if one read attentively it would not be hard to success one’s dream. Mentionable that a total of three students secured First, 18th and 20thPosition from sankardev Shishu Vidya Niketan. Simanta Patgiri of Sankardev Shishu Vidya Niketan ,pathsala secured 18th position with a total of 545 marks. On the other hand Nishartha sarma of Sankardev Shishu Vidya Niketan of Pathsala secured 20thposition with a total mark 543 in the HSLC examination that was declared today. Abinash Medhi of Bajali HS school, pathsala secured 16th position with a total mark 547. On the contrary Bibhab Goswami of G.N. Bordoloi Memorial High School secured 13th position with 550 total marks. Bibhab wants to become a doctor. Bhabendra Nath Saikia is his favorite writer. Son of Dr. Kankan Goswami and Prabha Devi, prof. BBK College, nagaon, Barpeta Bibhab credited to his parents and teachers for his success.

Abinash Medhi, 16th position:

Bibhab Goswami, 13th position:

Hritika Kalita, 12 Position:


Simanta Patgiri-18th position:


Chutia council distributes cheques

28 Sep 2015 - 6:11pm | Siddhartha Handique

Chutia Development Council distributed cheques at Moinapara Sadhani Bhawan in Golaghat on Monday. The Council under its dhanadesh scheme distributed cheques among the beneficeries of Chutia community. The cheques were distributed at a meeting presided over by Chutia Development Council President Jiten Saikia in presence of several other leaders.

Assam Day 2009

21 Sep 2009 - 12:35pm | editor

The South Yorkshire town of Barnsley in England came alive once again with the influx of Non Resident Assamese from all over the United Kingdom and Southern Ireland at the weekend of 29th and 30th August 2009. Once again, Mr Francis Hindley, General Manager of the Brooklands Hotel and his staff extended their unquestioning services to over a hundred delegates of all ages under the aegis of the United Assam Association of the UK.

The event took off with a leisurely but disciplined registration assisted by Mrs Julie Bora, newly elected Treasurer, Miss Julie Sarmah and Mrs Chinu Kishore, both newly selected members of the Executive Committee. Dr Ranjit K Baruah, the newly elected President of the Association welcomed the delegates and included items such as procedure to amend the constitution, keeping costs under control so that the event remains accessible to all and offered delegates from Scotland, Northern and Southern Ireland to consider hosting the Assam Day in those parts of the region and not make the hosting exclusively by England and Wales only in his welcome address. The delegates stood in silence for one minute in the beginning to pay homage and pray for the soul of the ones who have departed since the last Assam Day.

Miss Leena Sharma, the appointed Master of Ceremonies for the day took over and introduced individual artists in the cultural programme that followed. Rupali Baruah and Chinu Kishore entertained all through dances, Dr Kumud Sharma in his usual indomitable manner enthralled the audience with his songs, Mrs Sobida Haque sang Zikirs and Miss Rima Kakati entertained with her Bollywood dance number. Mrs Pranaame Bhagawati and Mr Jayanta Bhagawati, the husband and wife dance duo and the invited artists from Assam mesmerized the audience with their skills and talents and their own creation of contemporary themes based on traditional classical principles. The formal part of the evening concluded with the screening of the new, as yet unreleased Assamese film “ Jibonor Bator Logori”

There followed a delicious meal prepared and cooked by Dr Rama Bhartia, MBE and his wife Sashi. As usual, people let their hair down by either attending the “Majlish” or the Disco till late at night.

Events on Sunday took different form from the past. It started with a session on Yoga as therapy by Ms Lina Mookerji, a Yoga therapist from Nottingham and simultaneous hosting of an exhibition of traditional arts, crafts, books, clothes etc from the North East of India under the able stewardship of Mrs Manju Barkataki. Mrs Rupali Baruah, Drs Jayanta Biswa Sarmah and Larry Khongiwr added greatly to the occasion while a parallel session of “Assam Olympics” was compered by Mr Bhupen Dev Sarmah strting with children’s egg and spoon race, egg and spoon race for adults, 3 legged race for adults, tug of war to name but a few items.

Nina Goswami then took a lead in testing adult initiative by arranging a competition of dress making by using household refuse such as carrier bags, throwaway papers and ribbons etc with fascinating results. A cultural show followed after lunch introduced by Dwijen Baruah and compered by Nina Goswami in which both local artists participated like Dwijen Baruah, MsTutumoni Bhuyan and Mrs Bhabani Kakati with vocals, Dr Mitam Baruah with a medley on instruments and several fascinating performances by Pranaame and Jayants Bhagawati.

Ranjit K Baruah introduced Mrs Judy and Mr Iain Ross, the Chief Guests for Assam Day at the Gala Dinner. Mr Ross spent many years of his life as a Tea Executive in various parts of Assam. His recollection of the time in Assam struck a chord with several delegates as a lot of people whom Iain remembered happened also to be either relatives or good friends of the delegates. He presented the trophies and momentoes on behalf of the United Assam Association to the invited artists and three long serving members to acknowledge their immense contributions – Drs Rama Bhartia, Nagen Sarmah and Probir Brahma. Dr Nagen Sarmah offered the Vote of Thanks to conclude the proceedings.

Sanchayita Sharma, London