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BJP stages demo in Kokrajhar

The Bharatiya Janata Party, Titaguri Mandal Committee under the Kokrajhar District Committttee on Thursday staged a protest demonstration in front of the ‘Block Development Office at Titaguri on various issues especially against the corruption, demanded VCDC election in Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC).

Hundreds of BJP leaders,workers and activists carrying plycards, festoons and banners and shouting slogans carried out the protest demonstration for three hours. A memorandum was later submitted to the Assam Governor through the Kokrjhar Block Dvelopmnet officer(BDO) office demanding immediate remedial action in the region and good governance. 

The demands includes “Audit of Budget expenditure” by an independent Agency like Controller of Auditor General of India, for the last 15 (fifteen) years of Bodoland Territorial Council. The BJP demanded that all the Department/Branches should be covered for the Audit by the Controller of Auditor General of India.

Alleging large scale corruption in the Council, anomalies in providing the houses to the BPL (Below Poverty Line) card holder under the 0schemes of “Indira Awaj Yojana” (IAY), it said that public have complaints that many beneficiaries has not got the houses even those who have been benefited is not according to the standard marked by the Central Govt. It demanded a CBI enquiry against such a huge corruption where BTC administration and political parties are involved.


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Homage to martyrs

10 Dec 2016 - 2:27pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

Assam observed the Martyrs Day on Saturday across the state to pay homage to the 855 martyrs of the Assam agitation.

Students and many organizations thronged the swahid alters in the morning and laid floral wreaths to pay homage to those who made supreme sacrifice in the six year long agitation to detect and deport the illegal settlers.

Public meetings and other programmes are lined up to mark the occasion. The Assam government is distributing financial assistance to the martyrs family members.
Led by AASU advisor Dr Samujjal Bhattarcharya, the student organization leaders and workers paid homage to the martyrs at the Swahid Nyash Bhawan premises in the morning.

Various organizations in Raha observed the martyrs day with a day long programme. Local AASU leaders were present in the programme who deplored that even after two decades, the Assam Accord has yet to be implemented in letter and spirit.

Reports of martyrs day are coming from Lakhimpur, Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, Dhemaji, Sivasagar, Jorhat, Golaghat, Tezpur, Nagaon, Darrang, Barrera, Dhubri, Dima Hasao, Karbi Anglong and BTAD areas,

Academic writing workshop at ADBU

18 Mar 2016 - 9:23pm | CM Paul

The Journal of Development Practice (JDP) published by the Department of Social Work, Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) organized a two-day Workshop on Academic Writing at the School of Social Sciences, Azara, 17-18 March 2016.

“We planned this workshop for over a year now with an aim of developing and promoting among the participants the skill and ability for academic writing and publication,” says workshop coordinator Assistant Professor of Social Work Mr Jacob Islary.

The workshop resource person Prof. N. Jayaram from Bangalore is the Managing Editor of the Sociological Bulletin, Associate Editor of the Journal of Comparative Family Studies, was an the editor of ICSSR Journal of Reviews and Abstracts and is member on the editorial boards of several other esteemed journals in India and abroad. 

He has over 140 research articles, twenty written/edited/adapted books and 300 book reviews to his credit. He also developed a style of referencing called Manual of Style (TISS, Mumbai). 

The workshop focused on the structure, texture and lexicon of an academic article and targets reaching out to and strengthening the writing skills of development practitioners, academicians and scholars of Social Sciences.

“We learned the principles, ethics and the process of logical arrangement of thought involved in academic writing for publication,” said PhD scholar and Assistant Professor of Psychological Counseling Miss Neelam Bara. 

Assistant Professor of Social Work Mr Victor Nazary said the workshop, “helped to build and strengthen academic writing skills and the ability to write effectively various sections of academic articles for peer-reviewed journals.”

For Assistant Professor Tania Sur of Education department the workshop helped “to become familiar with the citation and referencing styles of journals of their interest.”

Among 16 participants were Academicians, Scholars of Social Sciences and Humanities, and Development Practitioners who are interested in producing scientific papers for publication in journals and edited books.

The resource person Prof. Jayaram is a member of the Association of Third World Studies, International Network on the Role of Universities in Developing Areas, Indian Sociological Society, and Comparative Education Society of India. He was a member of the UGC Subject Panel on Sociology and a Core Member of the UGC Curriculum Development Committee.

He was also member of the National Focus Group on Problems of SC and ST Children, National Council of Educational Research and Training, New Delhi; the Committee to Review the Indian Council of Social Science Research; and the Consultative Team to prepare a Tertiary Education Policy for the Royal Government of Bhutan. 

He was on the Panel to deliver the Keynote Address on ‘Sustainable Higher Education’ at The Third G8 University Summit 2010 (Canada), at Vancouver, in May 2010. He is the recipient of the Dr. Paduru Gururaja Bhat Annual Award (2012) and ET Now Education Leadership Award (2013).

He has about 35 years of academic career which include positions of Head, Centre for Research Methodology, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai; Director, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore; and Professor of Sociology with Bangalore University, Goa University, and University of West Indies, Trinidad. 

Currently based in Bengaluru Prof Jayaram is a Visiting Professor at the National Law School of India University, Bengaluru and Ambedkar University, Delhi. 


4 hurt in Chirang miscreant attack

29 Jul 2015 - 8:38am | Hantigiri Narzary

Sensation prevails in Chirang district hours after four people sustained injury in miscreant attack forcing police to step up investigation.
The incident took place at Dhaligaon where unidentified miscreants attacked a group of people in the evening.
Local residents told Assam Times that three miscreants suddenly attack a group of ten people on the road and vanished from the spot.
Injured have been undergoing treatment at the Bongaigaon Civil Hospital. Police investigation is going on to nab the culprits involved in the attack.