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Cyber workshop in Naharlagun

The Assam Judicial Academy in Collaboration with the Kolkata based C-DAC are organizing a training on cyber crime related capacity development for the judicial officers of Arunachal Pradesh, police officers  and public prosecutors of the Guwahati High Court at ATI, Naharlagun on September 26 & 27.

The panel of experts will include National Cyber Security Coordinator , Dr Gulshan Rai, Senior Director Deity, A.S.A.Krishnan, Additional Director Deity, Omveer Singh, Advocate Bivesh Chatterjee, CID inspector of Assam Aswini Kumar Kalita.

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Tea bodies loud CM's budget speech

14 Mar 2012 - 3:11pm | Ritupallab Saikia

The joint forum of Assam Tea Planters Association (ATPA), North Eastern Tea Association (NETA) and Bharatiya Cha Parishad (BCP) welcomes the budget speech of Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and appreciated the CM’s resolve during the ongoing budget session where he announced that the central government has been requested to declare 'tea' as the national drink and this would be vigorously followed up. This was stated in a joint statement issued by A.R. Kasera Chairman ATPA, Bidyananda Barkakoty Chairman NETA and Manoj Jalan Chairman BCP. Tea, which has been giving Assam a special identity, will give the state more prestige if it becomes the National Drink of the country and with the National Drink status to the beverage, its domestic consumption will increase and this will in turn give more confidence to the small tea growers, who are first generation entrepreneurs they added. The declaration of tea as the state Drink of Assam by Tarun Gogoi at the World Tea science congress at the Tocklai centenary celebration will remain as a red letter day for the Assam tea industry in particular and for the people of Assam in general and we hope a formal notification to this effect will follow very soon, they further added.


The forum also welcomed CM’s announcement in the budget to decrease the tax from 1% to 0.5% for sale of teas through Guwahati Tea Auction centre (GTAC) which will help in increasing the quantum of sale through GTAC. It is worth mentioning that Assam is the largest tea producing state of the country and it is also the place from where the march of the Indian tea industry started. Assam tea was one of lndia's first offerings to the world. Way back on May 8, 1838, 350 pounds of Assam tea was dispatched to London and sold at India House, London, on January 10, 1839. Since then, over the last 172 years, it is perhaps the only industry where India has retained its leadership. Tea industry is also one of the largest employers in the organized sector in India and significantly 50% of workers are women. India is the largest producer and largest consumer of black tea in the world. Symbolism apart the declaration of tea as the National Drink will be a good idea for bolstering the marketing of Indian tea.

Sankardeva event in Delhi

16 Sep 2012 - 4:25pm | editor

A special event on the saint Sankaradeva was organised at Delhi on September 13 as part of the 'Srimanta Sankardeva Movement, Delhi Initiative, 2012' by the Assam Association of Delhi in association with Trend MMS in Delhi. The event was attended by Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, HRD minister Kapil Sibal, and union DoNER minister Paban Singh Ghatowar. Noted actress Shabana Azmi, Former Assam Governot Lt. Gen. S K Sinha were among the participants.



Noted actor Victor Banerjee was speaking as the brand ambassador of the initiative. Sanjib Sabhapandit's short documentary on the saint Sankaradeva was appreciated by the audience at Kamani Auditorium. The dance-dram Chor Dhara Jhumura was a grand hit of the event.


HRD Minister Kapil Sibal was given a representation at this event to include Sankaradeva's philosophy, contribution and life in the NCERT curriculum. While accepting the Representation on behalf of the people of Assam Mr Sibal affirmed that he had noted the representation and had already directed the NCERT regarding this.

Strayed rhino escapes poaching bid in river banks

26 Dec 2017 - 1:06pm | AT News

SIMANTA HAZARIKA

LAKHIMPUR: A strayed rhino from the Kaziranga National Park has been striking no less panic in the Jamuguri area in Lakhimpur district for the last couple of days forcing the forest officials to follow the animal to ensure its safety. But the one horn animal sustained mild injury because of an abortive bid on its life by poachers.

Rajen Malla, a local resident told www.assamtimes.org that the animal was seen roaming on the bare bank of the river Subansiri for the last three days. The forest guards must ensure its safety, said Malla.

A forest official who does not wished to be named said it came from the national park in search of food. "It sustained mild injury because of a poaching attempt. We have been trying to disperse the full grown animal towards Kaziranga with round-the-clock vigil," said the forest official.

Local residents here have slammed the department alleging the failure even to keep the famed animal confined to its abode even after being a heavilly manned department.