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Reshuffle on Jan 23

Chief minister Tarun Gogoi is beleived to have finalised the portfolios for the soon to be sworn in ministers.

According to Assam Times Political Research Bureau, governor PB Achary will administer oath of office and secretary on January 23.

Dr Bhumidhar Barman is likely to get health and Assam Accord implementation while Bismita Gogoi is expecting forest and  cultural affaris.

Sarat Borkotoky is Gogoi’s choice for education portfolio while Chandan Sarkar is likely to get public health engineering department.

Sumitra Patir is likely to get social welfare and tribal affairs while the transport department is likely to go to Ajit Singh.

Gogoi is keeping home and finance portfolios with him. He, however, finds it difficult to allocate power, supply and PWD following the exit of Pradyut Bordoloi, Ajanta Neog and Dr Nazrul Islam. 

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Appeal for sapling plantation

17 Aug 2016 - 5:55pm | Shajid Khan

In an effort to inculcate the habit of plantation of saplings among student community ,a tree plantation drive within the college campus was formally launched at Tangla College one of the premier educational institution of undivided Darrang and present Udalguri district on Wednesday.

Attending the programme as chief guest Pabitra Rabha, a National School of Drama (NSD) graduate and a theatre personality of the state,who is also a alumnus of Tangla College planted tree saplings in presence of students,faculties,Tangla College Union body members and Principal of the institute Dr. Prasen Daimari.

Speaking on the ocassion artist Rabha said" I along with Zubeen Garg have been visiting in various corners of state from March this year to appeal people to carry plantation drives.
It is a bizarre truth  that a section of unscruplous people in past years made great damage to the ecosystem by dealing in timber buisiness in the region.",said Rabha.

Rabha further said"I feel proud to launch a tree plantation drive here in Tangla College of which I am an alumnus. We will survive only when trees survive."

Along with the scores of benefits trees have including maintaining green environment ,economic values of timber producing trees also has a good prospect. He exhorted  every students to plant at least 10 plants individually at their homes. Earlier the welcome address was delivered by Swdmsa Boro General Secretary of College Union. Principal Dr. Prasenjit Daimari also appealed students to actively participate in plantation drive within the college campus.

Steps to end border tension

12 Jul 2013 - 10:12pm | AT News
The Assam-Meghalaya joint district level border meeting in Dhubri resolved to end tension. Both sides urged the student bodies to end the economic blockade. The joint meeting took place at the Circuit House in Hatsingimari in Dhubri district. Deputy Commissioners and Superintendents of Police of the five districts of the Garo Hills region attended the meeting with their counterpart of Dhubri district. The economic blockade has entered its sixth day on Friday on the NEC road which is the lifeline for the five districts of Garo Hills in Meghalaya. Meghalaya promised to pay an ex-gratia to the next of kin of those killed, apart from placing other demands before the Meghalaya Government.

Santhali students demand ST status

6 Oct 2016 - 5:42pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

The All Santhali Students Union(ASSU) demanded early inclusion into Scheduled Tribe (ST) status of Santhali community in the state of Assam to gain community development and welfare.

Speaking the reporters at a Press Conference held at Kokrajhar Press Club today in Kokrajhar, Simon Kisku, president of the students union demanded early granting of ST status to Santhali community in the state of Assam. He said that Santhali community in the state are deprived from all frontal aspects of development and welfare due to backwardness among society. He said that Santhali community has language and culture, but yet community still has to get ray of ushering in the state.

He has urged government to take bold step while granting ST status to the community to gain development and integration. He demanded creations of posts of Santhali subject teachers in the Santhali schools along with supply textbooks of Santhali language in the state. He said that though BTAD administration allowed schools to teach with Santhali language, but still there 322 teacher's posts are lying vacant in the region.

Kisku strongly slammed the recent eviction along Deosri, Ashrabari area in Chirang district said that it was anti human eviction carried out by forest department without prior giving notice about eviction. He said that 16 families were affected due to evicted drive in the area, which was anti human living, he alleged.

‘Government should rehabilitate the evicted families along with allotment of land in the area so that citizens could be live in healthy environment’,Kisku said.