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Benefit for landslide hit

The landslide-hit school and college goers in Nagaland will get monetary compensation. The Angami Students' Union (SASU) has asked the affected students on the NH-29 Phesama landslide to avail of their accommodation allowance from Monday onwards. 

Home Minister, Y Patton has provided Rs 5,50,000 to the 1075 affected students of St. Joseph College, Jakhama, Japfü Christian College, Kigwema, St. Paul School, Phesama, Loyola School, Jakhama and Government High School Kigwema. 

SASU President Teisovi said the allowances will be provided to the students in their respective schools and colleges.


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Drive against B’deshis: Guwahati BJP go door to door

20 Sep 2007 - 2:28am | pbaruah
The BJP activists in the city are the continuing the drive to check illegal Bangladeshi migrants.

Speaking to Assam Times, the leaders here say the drive began on September 16 from GMC ward number 16, 25 to end on October only.

The drive targets mainly eight gaon panchayats in Rani block where the activists say have a maximum number of Bangladeshis, they say.

They inform “we are also all set to launch a door to door campaign in nearly one lakh houses in 60 GMC wards and 39 gaon panchayats.”

“During the campaign, our groups will go from door to door and hand over a leaflet which speaks of the socio-cultural, economic and political threat posed to the Indian citizens by such influx,” they say.

They further urg the people not to engage Bangladeshi labourers alleging that these immigrants are taking up Hindu names to take up jobs.

Children in need of care and protection

19 Jan 2008 - 8:46am | Daya Nath Singh

Seven years ago from now eight street children were picked up from Guwahati Railway Station by a noble person dedicated to the service of humanity. These children were rehabilitated in a hut in Dhirenpara locality of the city. This rehabilitation centre named 'Snehalaya' (House of affection) became operational on January1, 2001. 'Snehalaya' is an out-reach programme of the Don Bosco Educational Society for rehabilitation of children in need of care and protection.

With the motto 'to take them off the street and put them on their feet', Fr Lukose Cheruvalel, SDB, the Founder Director of Snehalaya started living with those children. He was loved by the children by the core of their heart. At present the number of Snehalaya in Guwahati city are five, extending fully free residential care to about 200 destitute children. Besides, it has also non-residential programme assisting another 150 children with education, day-care and psycho-social support.

Recently, Snehalaya observed its Annual Day, which was graced by the presence of the Vice Chancellor of Gauhati University, Dr Amarjyoti Choudhury as chief guest. Many eminent friends of Snehalaya attended the function. The children of Snehalaya presented songs, dances and one act play, which were lauded by the audiences. One act play Ghar written by Naren Patgiri and directed by Abinash Sarma presented by the children moved the gathering, as it was based on the tragic and bitter experiences of the children. 'Broken Homes break the lives of children' was the message of the play.

A book of short stories in Assamese 'Mon Moor Kande Re' based on the case histories of the children of Snehalaya written by Baby Bhuyan, noted short story writer was also released during the function.

New housing development policy for Assam soon

22 May 2012 - 3:34pm | editor

A new housing development policy for Assam is in the offing. The Assam government is set to announce it very soon which is intended to eradicate the problems related to unplanned development in urban areas in the state. Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said it when he attended a meeting of the senior civic officials in Guwahati on Monday.
The Chief Minister said that new buildings and structures in Guwahati and major urban centres would be sanctioned only on the basis of the new policy, which would include features like compulsory parking facilities in housing societies. He said the state is facing problems in sectors like housing and construction, traffic and roads due to unplanned nature of growth.