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BJP unhappy over poll prospect

BJP's central leadership is not happy with the party’s poll prospects in Assam. This was the message virtually Amit Shah conveyed when the party president held a crucial meeting in Guwahati on Tuesday.

Convened at the Hotel Rhituraj immediately after his arrival, Shah talked to Siddharth Bhattacharya, Sarbananda, Bijoya Chakrabartty  Rajen Gohain and Ramen Deka who apprised him of the state’s pre poll scenario.

As many as ten central leaders attended the meeting which took place for at least one hour. The meeting is believed to have discussed Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma-led dissidence in Congress amid speculation that he would either float a regional party or join BJP.

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Paralyzing bandh in Tinsukia

16 Jul 2015 - 8:36am | AT News

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Vehicles are off from the roads. Shops and markets, schools and colleges, banks and offices are remaining closed under the impact of the bandh called by the Bhujpuri students union.      

Security forces are patrolling on the streets to avert any untoward incident in the district during the bandh hours.

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7 May 2015 - 8:50am | AT News

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The end came for historian and social scientist at his own residence at 3-45 in the wee hours where he was keeping unwell for the last couple of weeks.

Guha, who is known for his thought provoking writings, was born in 1924 in Imphal. As soon as the sad new spread life wild fire his relatives and fans thronged his residence to pay him their last respect. 

His is known for a number of books in Assamese, English and Bangla including From Planterraj to Swaraj. 

The lifeless Guha would be taken to GMCH  as he has already donated body for research.


Kokrajhar Marathon

23 Feb 2015 - 8:26pm | Hantigiri Narzary

Mabarak Hussain of Guwahati scripted first position in the first ever Kokrajhar Marathon 2015 organised on Monday to mark celebration of annual college week festival of Kokrajhar Science College.

The race was flag off by Ranbir Sarma, deputy commandant of 6th AP Bn and started from college campus via JD Road to Bodoland University and concluded at same point via Don Bosco,Bhatarmari Road. Mabarak Hussain of Guwahati was adjusted first,Achinta Basumatary of Kokrajhar and Dhananjay Nath of Barpeta were adjusted second and third respectively. Dr RN Sinha,principal of Science College handed over prizes.The first was awarded cash Rs.10,000 and a certificate,second and third were given away Rs.6,000 and Rs.4,000 along with certificate respectively. A total of 130 racers across the state participated and shared spirits of marathon competition in the event.