Governor on visit to BTAD
Governor PB Acharjya arrived is on a visit to Kokrajhar on Friday where he reviewed the implementation of the development schemes in the BTAD areas.
Then he reviewed the law and order situation in BTAD holding a meeting with top ranked police officials including IGP. He further visited Bathow Thansali in Kokrajhar during his day long visit.
In his maiden visit to BTAD, Acharjya landed at Patharghat at 10.30 in the morning and left for BTC Assembly House in Bodofa Nwgwr where he met BTAD deputy chief Kampa Borgoyari along with other executive members and elected members of the council.
13 Aug 2007 - 5:24am | Rituparna Goswami Pande
At stroke of midnight, on 15 August 1947, India became an independent nation. This landmark event was preceded by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru's famous speech titled Tryst with destiny.
“At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom. A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new, when an age ends, and when the soul of a nation, long suppressed, finds utterance..... We end today a period of ill fortune, and India discovers herself again.” Our country is celebrating the 60th year of its Independence this 15 August 2007 . Independence from its imperialistic rulers—a sweet fruit of the bitter toil by our ancestors and freedom fighters. “They gave up their today to give us our tomorrow,” a sacrifice that can never be repaid by this generation. The young generation, the future of India has taken their freedom for granted and seem to have become complacent of their present status which had been passed on to them by their patriotic ancestors. The freedom struggle has only become a lesson in the school curriculum that has to be mugged up correctly in order to spill out in an examination paper. Apart from the beauracrats and a few others 15th August has become just another holiday for us to sit back and recoup from our busy lives. These days how many of us actually pay respect to the national anthem? It is the duty of every Indian to stand up as soon as one hears the national anthem whenever wherever he or she may be. But sadly very few of us practice this in our daily lives. However, it would be wrong to say that the youth are totally devoid of nationalistic feelings, their way of expression may differ but deep down the sentiments are the same—love for their motherland. Many of us participate in the flag hoisting ceremonies that take place in their respective alma maters or localities while many hoist the tri colour in their own homes and vehicles. Patriotic SMSs are exchanged and the ubiquitous accessory of today’s youth—the cell phone tinkles with patriotic songs in the form of ring tones or hello tunes. Some express their solidarity by wearing tri coloured caps and the less adventurous prefer to catch the Independence Day celebrations that are telecast in the television. Sadly our hard earned freedom seems to have lost its glory in the quagmire of the new age “imperialism” that the country is facing in the form of religious riots, ethnic clashes, regionalism and terrorism. Many parts of India are burning in the pyre of hatred emanating from the above causes. Probably, its time, for us to once again take steps, for the people to unite and stand up for their rights and fight against these internal demons to protect the nation’s honour and unity. Our country is a gift to us by our ancestors let us not let their sacrifice go in vain. And the young generation needs to lead the way. Jai Hind!
20 Apr 2009 - 9:35am | editor
Congress star campaigner Rahul Gandhi says India will be shining only when it will be able to eradicate poverty and unemployment.
Addresing an election meeting at Lakhimpur on Monday, he said poverty in India shows that India is not shining.
Gandhi underlined the need to uplift the poor and the adivasi community along the development process, he exhorted voters here to support Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi in ensuring the country's progress. He was campaigning for Lakhimpur Congress candidate Ranee Narah. Later he left for Nagaon to address another poll rally in Nagaon.
18 Aug 2016 - 11:58am | Shajid Khan
The cause of men-elephant on the Indo Bhutan area is enchroachment of forest land. This was observed by Rihan Daimary State Minister PHE, Food and Civil Supply at Panery Durga Mandir premises on Wednesday. More than 50 persons died in the attack of wild elephants on the Indo Bhutan area in Udalguri district during the period of 2014 2016 till date. Six persons were killed this year itself.
To pay the ex-gratia to the victims families the Dhansri Forest Division of Udalguri held a cheque distribution meeting at the Panery Durga Mandir today.Madhurjya Sarma the DFO presided in the meeting. Attending in the minister Rihan Daimary said that the main cause of man-elephant conflict is enchrochment of forest land.Such enchrochment destroyed the forest land and deforestation occurred .He said that the department must take necessary action to evade the the forest land.He requested the department to arrange awareness programme in context of forestation as to provide fodder to wild jumbos and thereby minimize the casualities.More than 30 victim families were given cheques of one lakh each as ex-gratia compensation and 15 to 20 thousands cheques were distributed among the injured persons. The persons whose Crops were damaged and houses vandalized will be paid compesation soon. DFO Sarma said that more 400 hector bighas land is enchroched in Bornodi Wildlife Sanctuary and 1660 bighas land is enchroched in Khalingduwar reserve forest.Many nature loving persons were ptesent in the meeting.