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Gogoi, Dutta meet Rahul Gandhi

Chief minister Tarun Gogoi and state party president Anjan Dutta met Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi on Tuesday amid speculations that Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma along with his close associates might quit the party.

Gogoi and Dutta along with Dr P Joshi arrived at the residence of the Congress vice president and discussed the escalating dissidence at the instance by Dr Sarma, Hirany Bora who recently quit the ruling party.

The duo are believed to have submitted a list of a few candidates who are applying for tickets to contest the assembly polls early next year.

Gogoi and Dutta arrived in New Delhi and attended Sonia Gandhi’s iftar party at 10th Janpath on Monday evening. 

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Seminar on Transparency and Campus Governance

20 Oct 2011 - 4:03am | editor

Liberal Youth Forum (LYF) had organized a one day seminar on Transparency, Campus Governance and Role of Youth on 19th October at Darwin School of Business. The seminar had focused on topics like Right to Information Act, Transparency and Campus governance. Speaking on transparency and campus governance, Ranjan K Baruah, National Core Team Member of LYF said that transparency in the campuses is must if we have to root out corruption. Talking about the importance of transparency he said that colleges or universities publishes annual magazine with various reports which are available for the students but financial statement or the audit statement are hardly seen by any students.


“For effective and democratic campus governance it is important that educational institutions must publish their annual financial statement and it must be made available for the students and others.” He also said that we have seen college’s student union publishes their annual reports in the college magazine but it must include the financial statement of the students union and amount they spend along with audit statement of the institute. Speaking on RTI act Neelotpal Deka said that “RTI is a tool adopted by the people of India to check corruption which is a good sign for functioning of world’s largest democracy, RTI in North East India is yet to get momentum yet few people and organizations are successful to use it as a weapon against malfunctioning of the government machinery”.


Speaking on the occasion Partha Pratim Borah, President of Assam Unit of National Students Union of India had mentioned that students must take active part in the electoral process. He also added that students must make sure that their fundamental rights are integral and at the same time they carry out their fundamental duties for the betterment of the nation. Welcome address, genesis of LYF and its activities were shared by Dimasa K Brahma, Campus Coordinator of LYF’s DSB unit. Students from different educational institutions had participated in the seminar. LYF is a movement of individuals, informal groups and formal associations collaborating to create access and choice in social, cultural, economic, political and environmental spheres for a freer India. The programme is supported by Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit (FNF). FNF is a non-profit organization that promotes liberal democracy, respect for human rights, rule of law and economic freedom.

NDFB-S killed in Kokrajhar

21 Apr 2015 - 8:01am | Hantigiri Narzary

Security forces claimed to have killed a NDFB-Songbijit cadre in an encounter at Pepsue along the Indo-Bhutan border under Kachugaon police station in Kokrajhar district on Monday evening. 

Police said that on getting information about presence of the militants at Pepsue area, they raided the area. During exchange of gun fire an NDFB cadre died on the spot. The slain cadre was identified as Praneswar Narzary. A pistol, three live bullets, grenade and magazines were recovered from him. 

Panchayat polls: Major victory for Cong

29 Jan 2008 - 6:51am | editor
The ruling party is set to scale a major victory in the panchayat polls towards the end of the vote counting on Tuesday. Congress is followed by the main opposition Asom Gana Parishad in most of the districts while BJP is brightening its prospect only in Dibrugarh district. The counting of votes in Jorhat district has ended at 11 in the morning. The ruling party has won 85 gaon panchayat presidents, 648 gaon panchayat memberships and 84 block level seats. The opposition AGP trailed behind Congress with 20 seats in gaon panchayat presidentship seats, 269 gaon panchayat memberships. The counting has ended also in Majuli and Kamrup metro, where Congress is enjoying a landslide victory. The ruling party is showing an excellent performance in the areas falling under the Jalukbari assembly seats. The AUDF, BJP have failed to show good performance in the polls. Speaking to assamtimes, election commission sources said the counting is set to end at 5 in the evening except Cachar and Barpeta.