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Margherita journalist Association gearing up to hold its 12th Bi-Annual convention in January 15. Talking to Assam Times the journalists body said that the event will take place on January 17. The day long event will be held at Ledo,Shankardev High School premises.

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SC: Publish NRC draft on Dec 31, 2017

30 Nov 2017 - 11:38am | AT News

NEW DELHI: In a major setback from the NDA the Supreme Court on Thursday straightly rejected the Centre's petition seeking extension of the deadline to publish the NRC draft.

A division bench of the apex court comprising Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice F A Nariman said for the last two years the deadline has been extended and therefore, there is no extension is admissible. Details awaited.

ULFA in defence of anti-big dam protest

15 Sep 2011 - 8:21pm | editor


ULFA’s Paresh Barua faction on Wednesday came out in strong defence of the anti-big dam stir. In an email statement to media, the outfit’s publicity wing manager Aronodoy Dohotia extended full support to the stir against big dams in Assam spearheaded by AASU and the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti According to Dohotia, a section of political parties and organizations is trying to exploit the situation.


He named Congress leaders who had contested from Dhemaji and Lakhimpur, the two districts affected by the construction of the Lower Subansiri Hydel Project, had raised their voice against big dams during the Assembly elections in April but after coming back to power, they are maintaining stoic silence on the issue.


Hagrama stresses on peace and integration

8 Dec 2016 - 11:36pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

BTC Chief Hagrama Mohilary has emphasized of peace and integration among all sections of communities which is the key way to gain development and unity in BTAD region through which prosperity would be restored. BPF party organised a guardians meet in district level to discuss on development work and implementations on Thursday at Bodofa Cultural Complex in Kokrajhar district.

Mohilary,who is also president BPF party made an interaction and shared views with peoples said that prosperity and unity is the main agenda of organizing guardians meet in the region where irrespective of citizens, organizations are invited to participate. He said that his party was working for the all round development in the region and has been stressing to build a integrated as well peaceful society among all sections of communities in the region.Besides implementation of development work and projects mentioned in the election manifesto,Mohilary said that BTC administration is working towards welfare and social uplift of society so that region could be gained in speedy manner.

He said BPF wants peaceful solutions of ceasefire groups of militant outfit in the region ,who are ceasefire with government. He said that his party is channelizing to meet fruitful results in the region through peace talks. He also expresses his hopeful that NDFB (S) militant outfit will come forward to the main stream to end gun culture. He said that gun culture should be given-up in the region so that peace and development could be restored. He said that NDFB-S and militant outfits would be given equal status if they come to the main stream.

Mohilary also lauded the demonetization initiative from government of India said that it is a good way to maintain healthy financial transaction in the country.

The guardians meet was chaired by Derhasat Basumatary,former BTC executive member and president of Kokrajhar district unit BPF. Over thousand gaonburah,senior citizens,villagers from different parts of Kokrajhar district attended and put questions about developmental schemes and its implementations taken from BTC administration in the district.

Rabiram Narzary,MLA Kokrajhar west,Rajib Brahma,Doneswar Goyary,BTC executive members were prominent attendees in the meeting.