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Lifeless DU prof arrives Jorhat

Amid a pall gloom, the mortal remains of Amarjyoti Kashyap has reached Jorhat two days after the Dibrugarh university professor met watery grave on the Arabian sea in Gujarat.

Hundreds of people thronged his residence as soon as the varsity’s director of the Centre for Social Work Studies Dr Jayanta Borbora, law officer Debraj Sharma and Kaustav Kashyap, the younger brother of the deceased have arrived in Jorhat from Diu with the lifeless professor along with the members of the study team in the evening. Cremation would take place on Sunday morning.

The assistant Professor was believed to have drowned in the sea while bathing in a beach near Diu on Thursday afternoon during an outing after the completion of a study tour in a model village in Gujarat. Sources told Assam Times that Kashyap was along 17 other teachers and students who left for Gujarat for an educational tour last week.

The incident took place during a sight-seeing tour. Kashyap was bathing when he was drowned in the sea. His body was recovered by local divers and rushed to a nearby hospital in an ambulance. But only to be declared ‘brought dead’.

Various organizations and individuals have condoled his death and conveyed deep sympathy to the bereaved family members. 

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Community marriage passed off peacefully

1 Dec 2017 - 4:29pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

Nearly 250 couples have been tie-knot at a mass marriage ceremony at Kachugaon Public High School ground in Kokrajhar district on Thursday.

Community marriage ceremony brings happy married life among Saotali community, which witnesses of irrespective of communities at Kachugaon in Kokrajhar district on Thursday,which was organised jointly by Hindu Saotali Lek Ashar Rukhia Baishi(Hindu Saotali Sangskriti Suraksha Society) and Seva Bharati Purbanchal, Guwahati.

  Huge couples,who are coming from economically backward from remote villages of Kokrajhar and Dhubri districts were tie-knot on the day with creating festivity like environment in the area. The ground saw huge spectators to witness the mass wedding function in the region.

 The mass marriage has been witnessing huge gathering of citizens through Saotali rituals. The priests performed the wedding ceremony as groom and bridegrooms were dressed new clothes to get married on their life.

Peoples from all sections of communities extended their best wishes to the newly married couples that were tie knot in a public.

Assam minister Naba Kumar Doley and Brindaban Maharaj Amritananda atteneded the function and blessed all newly wedded couples.

Newly wedded couples expressed thor gratitude as they got opportunity to be part of the mass marriage by social organisations.

'I am very much lucky one to be tie knot today publicly in my life', said Himadri Hasda, a newly married person from Srirampur.

'Today I got my life partner through the mass wedding. I am feeling happy because my new life has been started from today ", said Snehi Murmu,a newly married woman from Kachugaon village.

 Doley while extending his best wishes to all newly married couples said that peoples of this area are getting a healthy environment as social organisations have been arranged a mass marriage function to pave way new life among common citizens.

' It was an initiative for bringing social integration among grassroot citizens who are living hand to mouth. The mass marriage function has been giving a ray of new life in their family leading ', he said.

Cong-BPF MLAs to meet again

5 Feb 2014 - 9:43pm | AT News

Congress and BPF legislators met on Wednesday to discuss the Rajya Sabha poll proceedings. But the meet remained inconclusive.

Chaired by chief minister Tarun Gogoi in presence of APCC president and party candidate Bhubneswar Kalita, the discussion remained incomplete. They are scheduled to meet again on Thursday morning.

The meeting was scheduled to discuss the preference of candidate. But it was left for Thursday’s meeting at the Assam Assembly secretariat.

UK delegation to visit state

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