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Focus on UPF role in Dispur

United Peoples Front (UPF) claimed on Monday that it would play a prominent role in the formation of the next government in Dispur. Talking to reporters after addressing a rally in Chirang, the working head of the newly floated party said UPF will contest in 35 seats.

“I believe that our party will be showing good performance in the autonomous council areas. UPF is a common platform of the councils in the state,” said Dr Rongpi. He said he was confident UPF will win in all contested seats and play a key role in the formation of govt. 


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State wide Bhanu Jayanti celebrated

15 Jul 2008 - 1:43pm | Nanda Kirati Dewan
The 194th birth anniversary of great Gorkha poet Bhanu Bhakta Acharya was celebrated in all major Gorkha inhabited places in Assam. News of celebration has poured in from Karbianlong in Talbalijan mini stadium, Sivsagarh at Sapekati, in Golaghat at Uriamghat, in Kokrajhar, in Goalpara at Fafal Dhudnoi all aegis of All Assam Gorkha Students' Union (AAGSU) the apex students' body of Nepali speaking Gorkha community of Assam. Many organizations in various places of Assam has celebrated this Bahnu Jayanti with gaiety and happiness as a symbol of unity. Notably AAGSU have been demanding Bhanu Jayanti to be declared as State holiday though the Government has struck to its decision to keep it as a restricted holiday. Born in Greater Nepal in 1884 Bhanu Bhakta Acharya made Nepali language a common tongue to almost 61 Gorkha tribe before the Nepal monarch Prithivi Narayan Shaha had declared then Gorkha language now Nepali as a national and palace language. All the 61 Gorkha tribes preach their own culture, tradition and religion but communicate in a common tongue today due to the contribution of poet Bhanu Bhakta Acharya who translated Ramayana in Nepali language. He has many literary works to his credit.

AJYCP goes global

10 Jul 2016 - 2:16pm | AT News

The Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuva Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) has gone global when the organization promoting the spirit of nationalism has launched its own website on Sunday.

Noted journalist Adip Kumar Phukan launched the website at a function in Bishnu Nirmala Bhawan in Guwahati attended by many AJYCP leaders and activists.

In his brief address Phukan said that the website would help the organization approach the people with a clear message at a time when a number of issues have been confronting Assam and its people.

He further said that the pressure groups need to mount pressure on Delhi and Dispur to stop exploiting the valuable resources which belong to Assam.

The website contains the organization’s manifesto, constitution along with the details of the organizational structure and activities and latest news.

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Guwahati AIIMS draws protest in Raha

13 Jul 2015 - 12:58pm | Dibya J Borthakur

Normal road service came to a grinding halt for several hours in Raha when thousands of people blocked the National Highway for not allowing to set up AIIMS in central Assam.

With banners and festoons in their hands demanding AIIMS, thousands of people started pouring on the highway forcing many buses and other vehicles to remain stranded for more than five hours.     

Talking to Assam Times the protestors said, “We have been demanding  AIIMS in Nagaon district. We were promised. But we have not understood how Dispur finally allowed it to be set up in North Guwahati.”

Another protestor said,” Nagaon district is a victim of political conspiracy where the proposed AIIMS was not allowed. The district has a huge plot of 650 bighas for the hospital.

“ The district authority has already allotted the plot. But ultimately the government on Saturday announced the AIIMS at Amingaon which we won’t allow.”  

The protestors made it clear that they will move New Delhi to shift the AIIMS to Nagaon at any cost.

The massive protest took place a day after MP Rajen Gohain alleged that chief minister Tarun Gogoi did not allow the AIIMS in central Assam only because of his son Gaurav Gogoi who has been dead opposed to the idea.