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Who is scared of Gaurav?

Why should he scared of Gaurav Gogoi? This was what Tarun Gogoi said in New Delhi on Tuesday when reporters linked his MP son to the exit of Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma.

Earlier on several occasions Dr Sarma said that the dissidence broke out in the Congress after the emergence of Gaurav Gogoi who was elected to parliament last year from Kaliabor.

Gogoi further said that his former cabinet colleague joined BJP only for money and power.
“Ideology is a big thing for a political leader. But Himanta joined BJP only for money and power,” said the chief minister.        

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FASS promotes Assam Tourism in London

28 Aug 2010 - 2:22pm | editor

Assam Tourism pandal shined under the banner of FASS (Friends of Assam and Seven Sisters) at Gymkhana Club Cricket ground Hounslow in London on August 15 on the occasion of India's 63rd Independence Day celebration with enthusiasm and fanfare. His Excellency : Mr. Nalin Surie, High Commissioner for India hoisted the Tricolour which was followed by the singing of the Indian national anthem. The address to the by President Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil was also broadcast before the flag hoisting. More than 40 Indian diaspora committee representing different regions including North-Eastern states of Assam were focussed on the celebration. Depicting the confidence and ambitions of the Indian diaspora and the rich heritage of the country, India is united once again regardless of its caste, creed and religion.


For the first time Assam set up a colourful marki (stall) along with Air-India, pictures of costumes of seven states, jewellery of hills and tribes of Assam, tea garden, tea packets, japi, sarai, gamoscha were displayed at the stall. Assam stall was introduced by Rini Kakati and were visited by Sir Gulam Noon, Gurinder Chadha (Director of Bend it like Beckham & Bride and Prejudice),Indian Overseas Congress President and Ila Arun,popular TV personality and a Rajasthani folk-pop singer who appreciated Asomiya ladies wearing Mekhela Chadar.


We are trying to build a new Assam in which every Assamese would have a stake, an Assam which would be prosperous and in which all citizens would be able to live a life of honour and dignity. Despite many problems the rate of our economic growth has been improving than most other states in India with our natural resources. Hundreds of tourist including many from the West gathered at this august gathering. The book was signed by visitors hoping to see a bit more of Assam in 2011.


"I have read about Assam and heard a lot about this marvel from my friends who have been to Kaziranga on numerous occasions. Next time, I will be surely visiting Assam to enjoy its scenic beauty." said Jim Cook a tour operator from a British tour company.


Escalating protest in Lakhimpur

27 Nov 2013 - 9:01pm | AT News

Five days have passed since a woman was brutally attacked and dumped on the roadside in Lakhimpur who succumbed injuries at the GMCH. But police have yet to arrest the perpetrators which runs into a hail of protest accross the state.        Thousands of people have been staging dharna in Lakhimpur demanding immediate arrest of the culprits.            The protestors made it clear that they would remain calm only after the examplary punishment of the perpetrators.    The incident took place in Boginadi when the mother of 8 year old child was brutally attacked after she got into a tempo on her way to take her child back from school.      Hours after, she was dumped on the roadside.         On Saturday she was rushed to the GMCH where succumbed to injury on Monday.

AGP fields BK Nath in Silchar

23 Mar 2014 - 9:03am | AT News

Its final. AGP has fielded Bijay Krishna Nath in Silchar. That too minutes after the AIUDF leader joined the regional on Saturday night.

Nath, the owner of a Bangla daily joined AGO at a brief function at the party headquarters in Ambari in presence of the top leaders including president Prafulla Kumar Mahanta.

Notably, Nath resigned from AIUDF immediately after the party fielded Dr Pervez Ali Ahmed from Silchar.