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Border visual springs surprise for SC

Indo-Bangladesh border is perhaps the most porous of all the borders on this planet. This was what the Supreme Court has  observed after a glimpse of the visuals it received from the Upamanyu Hazarika panel.

Procured from the one man panel set up to study the border situation, the CD has many stunning visuals which neither the Assam government and nor BSF have refused. It exposes how anybody from the neighhbouring country can infiltrate from across the porous portion of the international border without any hiindrence.

The visuals of cattle along the river route stunned even the supreme court bench when it was examined by the Hazarika panel which visited the border in May. 

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Jahnu Barua at Jeu de Paume in Paris

15 Jun 2011 - 2:29pm | Abdul Gani


Celebrated Assamese filmmaker Jahnu Barua who has earned name globally for his cinematic works has another thing to rejoice as some of his movies are invited to be screened at the Jeu de Paume, the world famous art museum of France during the Festival d’Automne, the autumn festival. The festival which is scheduled to be held in October this year will see nine of his Assamese films.



“I’m rejoiced at this. It’s a proud moment to be invited to such a prestigious event. It’s a matter of pride not just for me but for the whole state and Assamese film fraternity,” Barua said. “It has become possible for the dedication and hard work of all the people involved with the films. It’s for all those,” he further said. With the invitation to the prestigious event Barua is now belongs to the club in which several bright names of Indian cinema features. “I’m really honoured to be in a club with people like Satyajit Ray and Adoor Gopalkrishnana and several others,” he added.


The films selected to be screened at Jeu de Paume and the famous Pompidou centre are ‘Maine Gandhi ko Nahi Mara’ featuring Anupam Kher and Urmila Matondkar, ‘Aparoopa’, ‘Papori’, ‘Halodhia Choraye Baodhan Khai’, ‘Firingoti’, ‘Banani’, ‘Hkhagoroloi Bohu Door’, ‘Kushul Konwar’, ‘Konikar Ramdhenu’ and ‘Pokhi’. At the moment the veteran filmmaker remembered his close aid late Shailadhar Barua who was involved with most of his films. “I miss him most at his moment he was passionately involved with me in several of my projects. He would have been a happy man had he been with us,” said the filmmaker.


The Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume is a museum of contemporary art in the north-west corner of the Tuileries Gardens in Paris. The retrospective would be inaugurated on October 25 at Jeu de Paume with the screening of Konikar Ramdhenu where Barua himself is expected to be present.


Mosquito net distributed in Kokrajhar

27 Aug 2016 - 9:42pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

Kokrajhar Madhav Deputy Commissioner Prasad Sarma inaugurated ceremonial distribution of mosquito net among flood affected villagers under Community Development Project (CDP) at a programme held at New Amguri in Kokrajhar district on Saturday. Belivers Church Diocese of Bongaigaon has been initiating to distribute 15,000 mosquito net among 300 villages of Kokrajhar,Chirang and Baksa district,who were severely flood affected in the region. Over 5000 beneficiaries of Kokrajar district would be getting mosquito nets under the projects of which 3500 mosquito nets distributed. Sarma said, ‘Mosquito Net is a very important amenity in our living healthily. We must use it before go to bed and can protect our self and our family dear once from many possible sicknesses. Having mosquito net is not only sufficient but to have awareness in using it is the much needed massage for today especially in rural areas inhabitant.

‘It is an appreciated venture initiated from church to extend needy peoples.This kind of facility providing among society would be benefitted to gain social integration and social development’, Sarma added.

County has witnessed phenomenal rainfall this year and it has also brought with it diseases like viral fever, Malaria, Dengue and Typhoid etc. with a motive to safeguard families from these dreadful diseases during this season Believers Church has started a nationwide Mosquito Net distribution campaign as a part of its community development program.The initiative has been taken by Believers Church led by Dr. K.P. Yohannan , the Metropolitan of the church to distribute mass mosquito net is indeed laudable and worthy of praise.

Rev.Fr. Ajay Tulsiary, Vicar General of Believers Church Bongaigaon Diocese told that that they will distribute 15,000 mosquito nets as their campaign as part of the Community Development Project in following months nearly covering 300 villages in Kokrajhar, Chirang and Baksa districts.

“Our aim is not only supplying a mosquito net but also bringing awareness of its importance in using. It is sad people dying just because lack this basic amentias and awareness’, Tulsiary said. Beneficiaries extended their gratitude to the organizers for extending mosquito net in the remote citizens said that it is a good noble venture initiated for the social welfare in the region.

Tragic death of a lady at Kalaigaon

26 Mar 2012 - 3:30am | Jayanta Kumar Das

Sharmila Sangma (37) wife of Jonny Sangma of Boragaon (Lokhora) Guwahati met her tragic end in a bike accident at Bholabari near Kalaigaon (Udalguri district)on 24 March at 11 AM. She had been pillion riding a Pulser bike No.AS-01/AX 6646 from Guwahati to Tangla. The accident occurred when a school student suddenly tried to cross the MB road at Bholabari in front of the speedy bike. She died on the spot while the rider Bijoy Sangma escaped with minor injury.