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Kokrajhar observes Gandhi Jayanti

Kokrajhar also observed the birth anniversary of Mahandas Karamchand Gandhi along with the rest of the country on Friday. The main function took place at the Basic Training Centre Auditorium in the morning.

Deputy Commissioner Madhav Prasad Sarma paid floral tribute to Gandhi and lighted the lamp to open the programme in presence of many people. Sarma said that Gandhi had dedicated his whole life to the freedom of the country and welfare of the common further flagged of themass cleaning programme in presence of Kokrajhar Municipality Board chairman Bishnu Narzary.

He said that the mass cleaning was organised under the mission of Solid and Liquid Resource Management (SLRM) step was made to meet cleanliness situation in town and its adjoining areas of the district. Among others, Satyaban Brahma, district social welfare officer, Kokrajhar, officers from PWD, Agriculture were also present on the occasion. 


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Authoring crucial issues

28 Dec 2014 - 12:07pm | AT News

Women narratives in the north eastern region, particularly in Assam have been successful in depicting the contemporary socio-economic problems confronting the region for the last few decades. Prolific women writers at a discussion on women narratives at the second day of the Guwahati Lit Fest on Sunday focused some other universal problems of the region which they claimed to have given due importance in their writings and novels. But they agreed that they have yet to explore many issues. Mention they made of is the Nellie massacre of during the Assam Movement which did not confined to a few news papers and magazines. The gory incident finds place in a great deal of the women narratives. Award winning author Arupa Patangia Kalita said that the pains and agonies of the women have yet to reach the Hindi heartland. But they stressed need of good translators to break the barriers. Prolific writer Urvashi Butalia moderated the discussion’Women’s Narratives: The Personal Is Politics’ participated by Nandana Dutta.

2 childrens rescued at Tangla railway station

27 Aug 2016 - 9:42pm | Raktim Baruah

At a time when there have been reports of human trafficking specially women and children from the state to various North Indian states.Two childrens were found abandoned at Tangla railway station on Friday evening. Railway policemen and members of Tangla Police Station Nagrik Committee headed by Ashim Roy rescued the childrens.

"We found them in isolated condition. They got down from the Dekargaon-Rangia 55722 Dn Passenger train at about 7.30 pm on Friday.

The childrens said us that a tribal faced man accompanied them", said a railway police official. The childrens have been identified as Etwa Barla(10) and Sukhram Nayak (12). The childrens talking to this correspondent said" We were lured by a man  to board the train from Ghograjuli station of Sonitpur district.

While Etwa Barla said his mother is a house hold maid at New Delhi. He also said that his mother left him at a tender age. The child is a school drop-out and is a cowboy. Shukram Nayak (10) is a student of Class 6 at Rakshmari L.P school. His father is a farmer.

Both the childrens  are residents of 15 No. Jangalmati village under Rakasmari Out-post of Sonitpur district. The railway police have contacted their parents who are currently in safe custody at Tangla GRP investigation centre.

NGO plans series of legal camps

14 Sep 2011 - 10:20pm | Amarjyoti Borah

The Centre for Environment, Social and Policy Research (CESPR), a Guwahati based organization is planning a series of legal camps in several places across Assam. According to researchers of CESPR, these camps will basically focus on issues of Domestic Violence, Woman Rights and Human Rights. The first among this series of camp was held at the Ruhiteswar Saikia Stadium at Nazira on September 11 in collaboration with Probaah, a leading Sibsagar based organization.

The camp at Nazira was graced by Debabrata Saikia, local MLA who in his speech stated that awareness is the key to stop crime on woman and people need to be aware about the Domestic Violence Act, which was enacted to check domestic violence. “It is necessary to make people aware about women rights and domestic violence, and I would like to thank CESPR for their initiative”, said Saikia.

The Camp was attended by over 200 women who interacted with the legal expert team of CESPR.

“We are tried to make the women aware about the Domestic Violence Act, and various other women rights issues. Over 50 women interacted with us personally after the end of the camp and sought legal advice from us.”, said Sabita Devi, advocate and social activist, who is also the event Coordinator of CESPR. Devi also said that CESPR will be providing free legal guidance and assistance to needy people.

“At present we have plans of organising such camps at Sibsagar town, Guwahati, Sonitpur, Barpeta and Nalbari, and we will be organising these camps within the next few months”, said Bijoy Nath, Assistant General Secretary (AGS) of CESPR.

CESPR is presently having office at Guwahati but the members of the organisation are planning to set up branches in other parts of the state soon. “To reach out to people we need branches all across the state and immediately we are planning to set up one at Sibsagar district soon”, said Bijoy Nath.

For any information related to these camps, or for any assistance and appointment with the legal expert team from the organization please call on 9707185329.