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Protest misdirected: VK Singh

Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh strongly criticized the stiff protest against the move to regularize the non-Muslim Pakistani and Bangladeshi immigrants.

Addressing a press conference in Guwahati on Wednesday, he called the protest a total misconception. He said that the concept is not meant one particular state.

The Union minister faced these questions a week after over a dozen organisations, including AASU and AJYCP, have hit the roads with a series of protests against the Centre's decision.

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Assam stall in the 2nd NE Agri Expo, Dimapur

17 Dec 2010 - 12:39pm | Mowsam Hazarika

View of Assam stall in the on going five day 2nd N E Agri Expo held Dimapur from December 15. The Minister for Development of the Northeastern Region (DoNER) BK Handique inaugurated the Assam stall at NE Agri Expo held at Dimapur on December 15.

Mahur still in tense

1 Jun 2013 - 11:02pm | Anup Biswas

A sense of tense is still running high at Mahur for 3rd day following the killing of  businessman Sudha Roy on May 29 by some unidentified miscreants at around 8:30 PM and the business community in particular and the people of Mahur in general have been protesting the killing and demanded immediate arrest of the culprits and adequate security to the people of Mahur.

Right from May 30, the business community of Mahur kept their business establishment closed and on Saturday the people of Mahur staged Dharna in protest against the of Late Sudha Roy a businessman on 29th of May 2013 by some unidentified miscreants in front the Mahur Police Station.

Later they submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner, Dima Hasao District detailing their demands through the Additional Deputy Commissioner, who was there to take the stock of the situation.

The memorandum signed by the people of Mahur stated that the people of Mahur area frequently faced unwanted incidents due to the ineffective and inactive duty rendered by the local security personnel which resulted in the brutal killing of Late Sudha Roy a businessman on 29th of May 2013 by some unidentified miscreants at around 8:30 PM . All this unpleasant happenings were going on unabatedly at Mahur Bazar, taking the advantages of security lapses in the market place particularly. They therefore demanded immediate booking of the culprit and legal punishment.

The diseased Sudha Roy was the only bread earner of the family through his Tea Stall. As so now the family of the same was left to the mercy of God for their livelihood. They demanded to the authority concern for taking necessary action to grant an adequate compensation and to appoint any member from this victim family to any government job through which this family could run their livelihood normally .

Further, the security system has shown  complete failure in providing effective security to the locality which had compelled us not to rely on same anymore.

They  therefore demanded all the staff of Mahur Police Station be replaced with immediate effect and a reliable administrative staff be entrusted at Mahur Police Station and they also  demand immediate set up of an outpost within the market. They also reminded that until and unless aforesaid points of demands were not fulfilled,  the Mahurians decided to keep the entire business establishment remain closed.


Dr Prafulla Mahanta named for Man of the Year award

27 Dec 2016 - 12:53pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

Noted writer and educationist Dr Prafulla Mahanta of Guwahati has been named for the ‘Man of the Year-2016’ award, instituted by Engkhong Welfare Society, Bijni of Chirang district.

Speaking the Press Conference held at Kokrajhar Press Club today in Kokrajhar, Damadhar Basumatary, president of Engkhong Welfare Society told that the Juri Board for the award has been named Dr Mahanta’s name for ‘Man of the Year’ award, who has been contributed lots towards Assamese literature, besides working for integrity and prosperity among all sections of communities in the state.

Basumatary said Dr Mahanta is popularly known across the state for his pioneer arguer of the indigenous people’s rights, minute observer and truthful journalist in his life. He said that the Engkhong Welfare Society is an associate socio-economic organization of the Engkhong publication, has been working to the welfare of social integration and uplift in the region. He said that the society has been conferring the award since 2004, those who are contributing a lot towards social, education, economic and political field in the state as well nation. The award would be conferred on December at a programme to be held at Commerce College in Kokrajhar.

BTC Deputy Chief Kampa Borgoyary will grace as chief guest on the occasion.