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Himanta divides BJP

The move to formally welcome Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma is believed to have divided the BJP leaders. A section of the party leaders in Assam is upbeat with Dr Sarma’s entry saying it would help the party showing good poll performance. Some others have said that it would do more harm than good.   

 At least 7 senior leaders including MPs have been dead opposed to Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma saying that it would hamper the party’s poll prospect.  “Several top BJP leaders are disappointed with the central leadership which allowed his to join the party. It is quite embarrassing,” said a senior leader who did not wished to be named.

Another leader said, “till the other day we have been demanding action against him for his alleged involvement in a number of scams. Now how can we approach the people? What we will be telling the people.”

A BJP ideologue said, “the move will in no way help BJP come to power. It only helps Congress retain power in Dsipur. Congress will blame it all on Dr Sarma for all scams when they would be approaching the people for vote.” “The decision was taken in a haste. The central leadership could have wait,” said the leader.    

BJP workers in Jalukbari are waiting to welcome Dr Sarma on August 28. The celebration started as soon as the former Congress minister confirmed his decision to join the party. They said that they want Dr Sarma to lead the poll campaign to ensure good performance.   

Despite differences BJP is preparing to hold a huge rally in Guwahati to formally welcome Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma on August 28.
Along with the former Congress minister, at least five others are expected to follow the suit.

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Northeast food festival at Guwahati

23 Nov 2012 - 2:21am | editor

Here is good news for the food lovers of the region. The Morung, a restaurant which has been serving ethnic food of northeast, is organizing a series of food festivals in order to promote the local food items in a bigger way from November 23. The first phase of the festival will serve only the Naga dishes till November 25. Proprietor Rudra Deka said that the visitors will be able to enjoy unlimited supply of various food items at a minimum cost of Rs.299 per person.

Popular singer Priyanka Bharali and celebrity cook Enu Baruah of Paakghar fame have formally will inaugurate of the festival on Friday.

The Buffet menu is:

1. Chutney
2. Salad
3. Plain Rice
4. Naga Curry
5. Boil Veg
6. Fresh Pork with Bamboo Shoot
7. Chicken With Bamboo Shoot
8. Smoked Pork with Anishi
9. Boil fish
10. Fruits

Customer will be able to enjoy the festival from 1.30 pm onward on Friday i,e November 23, 2012. There will be lucky draw where in 50 customers will get special gift and discount coupons.

HS final examination starts

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13 Feb 2019 - 12:02am | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

Nearly 7000 students are appearing in the HS final examination which beings from Tuesday in 25 centres across the Kokrajhar district.

The examination is conducted under strict observation of CCTV and security deployment across the district. Students appeared in the final examination in a healthy discipline and peaceful as today is English subject on the first day of the final examination. Nearly 6103 students appeared in Arts stream, 759 in Science and 162 in Commerce stream respectively.

Principal of Kokrajhar Govt HS & MP school, Jayanta Kumar Roy told that the final examination is started from today in a strict observation of CCTV and security deployment. He said that the examination is going on healthy,smooth and peaceful manner. The centre is kept on strict discipline besides making strong observation. 

Appeal for sapling plantation

17 Aug 2016 - 5:55pm | Shajid Khan

In an effort to inculcate the habit of plantation of saplings among student community ,a tree plantation drive within the college campus was formally launched at Tangla College one of the premier educational institution of undivided Darrang and present Udalguri district on Wednesday.

Attending the programme as chief guest Pabitra Rabha, a National School of Drama (NSD) graduate and a theatre personality of the state,who is also a alumnus of Tangla College planted tree saplings in presence of students,faculties,Tangla College Union body members and Principal of the institute Dr. Prasen Daimari.

Speaking on the ocassion artist Rabha said" I along with Zubeen Garg have been visiting in various corners of state from March this year to appeal people to carry plantation drives.
It is a bizarre truth  that a section of unscruplous people in past years made great damage to the ecosystem by dealing in timber buisiness in the region.",said Rabha.

Rabha further said"I feel proud to launch a tree plantation drive here in Tangla College of which I am an alumnus. We will survive only when trees survive."

Along with the scores of benefits trees have including maintaining green environment ,economic values of timber producing trees also has a good prospect. He exhorted  every students to plant at least 10 plants individually at their homes. Earlier the welcome address was delivered by Swdmsa Boro General Secretary of College Union. Principal Dr. Prasenjit Daimari also appealed students to actively participate in plantation drive within the college campus.