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TLA ultras nabbed in Raha

Police nabbed two Tiwa Liberation Army insurgents from Raha when they were on an extortion drive on Saturday. Identified as Tiken Pator and Rupjyoti Bordoloi, they were caught by the local residents of Manipur Tup in Raha in the evening when they came to extort Rs 5 lakh from businessman Nur Islam. During interrogation they confessed to have come to extort money at the instance of their leader Bidyut Amseng.

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Meiphung Production celebrates one year milestone

24 Sep 2016 - 1:04pm | Lester Makang

Fast emerging to the forefront of Tangkhul filmdom, Meiphung Production (MP) Friday celebrated its first anniversary as a reliable wellspring of innovation and creativity for making quality contemporary Tangkhul feature films. The milestone came after MP team scored a box office success of its debut film “Kha Yurna Mataimei”, which was premiered in five metro cities across India recently and amidst the shooting for its second production “Thotkha Mirin Khani”.

Celebrated on the theme “One year of God's faithfulness” at its office located at Hamleik-hong, the event drew a host of personalities including Ukhrul ADC members Isaac, Themre-ishang and Kapangpam Zimik and film artistes, church elders, social leaders and others.

CEO of Meiphung Production Aning Ruivah said : “We have endured a year in the faithfulness of our Lord and we are happy to celebrate our first year anniversary today."

He said that the firm is committed to nurturing the young Tangkhul talents through produc-tion of quality films and stressed the need for realizing rich culture, potential and resources of the community.

Elaborating on the motto "Semkasa Ithot" (Let's build our generation), he said that in the present fast paced era, youngsters have to grab every opportunity that comes their way to build a better generation.

Highlighting its achievements, Ruivah said that the first ac-complishment of MP team has been establishment of its own office in Ukhrul town which serves as centre for gener-ation of jobs, creativity and innovation and interaction among youngsters.

"In the course of one year, we have been able to employ 5 youth as regular staff including costume designer, web designer and legal advisor," he said.

Attributing sustenance of the firm to cooperation of the the public, Ruivah appealed all to continue with the same support to MP team in its future endeavours.

Speaking to media persons on the sideline of the function, Riyo Varam, Film Project Di-rector of Meiphung Production informed that the second film is projected to have higher quality in terms of plot, tech-nology and with bigger bud-get.

Moderated by Phungmila Ruivah of MP, the event also witnessed a short visual re-view of the first project.

Govt help denied, strike on

13 Mar 2017 - 6:24pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

The ABSU and it's allied movement group NDFB-P, PJACBM refused the invitation letter from state government to withdraw the ongoing indefinite hunger strike seeking Bodoland state, which has crossed 100 hours today evening since March 10 in Kokrajhar.

The letter was issued from political and home department of Assam state government, which was reached to agitator group via Kokrajhar Deputy Commissioner Bibekananda Choudhury in the presence Rajen Singh, SP Kokrajhar. The health condition of the agitators are deteriorate due to strike. A torch rally was organized this evening in support of indefinite hunger strike demanding separate Bodoland state through political dialogue.

The ABSU and movement groups refused to accept the letter which has no any specific mention about scheduling of tripartite talk to the Bodoland issue for which ABSU and it's allied movement groups are taking stern agitation steps. The letter was only requested to withdraw agitation without any clear mention of solution as well measures for Bodoland demands. The ABSU, NDFB-P, PJACBM totally refused the letter and decided to continue its hunger strike till getting responds from Centre over the Bodoland issue.

Hundreds of activists from ABSU, NDFB-P, PJACBM joined hands in the torch rally carried out today in Kokrajhar demanding early creation of Bodoland separate state. The rally was started from near FCI godown along JD Road via fly over and concluded at Kokrajhar Govt HS & MP school ground.

Promod Boro, president of ABSU told that they have refused the letter reached from state government where there is no any clear mention for holding tripartite talk to the Bodoland issue. He said that letter was saw only requested to withdraw hunger strike .

'We totally refused the letter and want direct intervention from Centre over the Bodoland issue . We are continuing our hunger strike for the caused of Bodoland', Boro said.

Choudhury, DC told that the government sent a letter to agitator groups for holding talks, but they refused the letter. He said that chief minister is assessing the hunger strike in Kokrajhar. He said that he has intimated to the state government about ongoing hunger strike seeking solution of Bodoland issue.

Dr J Narzary, health and medical officer, Kokrajhar RNB civil hospital told that health conditions of agitators are going deteriorate due to strike. Most of the agitated members are facing weak health as 100 hours passed so far.

Bargeet Samaroh on Dec 25

13 Dec 2016 - 9:51am | Sanjib Kumar Borkakoti

The great contribution of Srimanta Sankaradeva, Bargeet is getting diluted over the years as the singers do not learn it properly. Most of them even sing these classical songs like modern songs, damaging its classical character. So the Society for Srimanta Sankaradeva is organising a musical event at Duliajan Club, Duliajan on December 25, 2016 in association with Duliajan Club. The event will be day-long,starting at 9 am.

Several maestros will present Bargeet in full classical style in this Bargeet Samaroh. It is for the first time that such an event has been organised in Assam. Every Bargeet will take about 20 to 30 minutes to render in this style. The maestros who have given consent thus far are Nilakanta Burabhakat, Bhogpur Sattra, Majuli, Gunindra Nath Oja, Barpeta, Gopiram Borgayan and Upen Borgayan, Uttar Kamalabari Sattra, Majuli, Shobhan Baruah, Narayanpur, Dr Pabitrapran Goswami, Jorhat and Ranjit Bora, Golaghat. The maestros will also speak about Bargeet, alongwith their performance and answer any question. The event will be started by a performance of Ranjan Bezbaruah of Nagaon, who has earned name by translating a few Bargeet to Sanskrit. Dr Mallika Kandali will perform a Sattriya Nritya based on Bargeet in the valedictory function.

The Sattriya Kendra of Sangeet Natak Akademy is expected to partially sponsor the event and also videograph the entire performances for permanent preservation in their archive. Doordarshan and All India Radio also will do similar recording for preservation purpose. The Society may also bring out an audio CD of these Bargeet performance. The videos will be uploaded in its website

Entry for this musical event will be free for all. There will also be an exhibition-cum-sale of Aharya and manuscript paintings made by the trainees in different workshops organised by Society for Srimanta Sankaradeva. Textile artist Hemaprabha Chutiya's marvellous depiction of Namghosha and Gunamala in cloth also will be exhibited.