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More blows for AGP; another MLA to resign

Blows after blows seem to have awaited the Asom Gana Parishad 6 months before the assembly polls. AGP MLA from Dhakuakhana Naba Doley is believed to have been preparing to leave the regional party very shortly. His close associates told Assam Times that Doley has already got geen signal from the BJP leadership to join the party.

 He is expected to quit the regional party as soon as BJP leadership fixes his joining date. He is sure of ticket to contest the assembly polls early next year. The development assumes significance a day after his counterpart in Sootea constituency Padma Hazarika joined BJP who would be contesting from BJP this time. Hazarika would join BJP on October 30.

 But AGP leadership are unhappy with these leaders who have joined BJP. “We don’t under stand what forced leaders like Chandra Mohan Patowary, Pulakesh Baruah, Hiten Goswami, Padma Hazarika have to join an anti-nationalist party like BJP,” a senior AGP leader told Assam Times. 

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Horse trading not required

5 Feb 2014 - 4:11pm | AT News

Education minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday claimed that Congress and BPF candidates would win the Rajya Sabha poll. He said that no horse trading is required for it.

Addressing a press conference in Dispur, Dr Sarma said that the results would be available on Thursday afternoon day before the poll.

He said that the Opposition only pins hopes on 32 votes. But he said that practically it would hardly be proved. According to him, TMC legislator Dipen Pathak has written commitment to support the Gogoi government in 2011 which will stay.        

Career Talk on Allied Health held at Dibrugarh

23 Apr 2013 - 5:58pm | Maihursa Boro

A seminar  on “Career Talk on Allied Health” was organised at Gurukul Junior College, Dibrugarh on April 21 under the aegis of Assam Down Town University and YPM Media Pvt. Ltd. The main purpose of the event was to provide the relevant information and to promote Allied Health as an alternate career option and its scope to the parents, guardians, educators and most importantly students.

The seminar was inaugurated by Dr. K. Bhattacharyya, Head of Department, Biochemistry, Assam Medical College   by lighting the Ceremonial Lamp accompanied by Dr. Bhatri Pratim Dowarah, Head of Department, Faculty of Physiotherapy, Assam Down Town University,  Dr. Mihir Goswami, Head of Department, Pulmonary Medicine, Assam Medical College, Basabi Bhattacharyya Hazarika, Principal, Gurukul Junior College and Maihursa Boro, Founder & Managing Director, YPM Media Pvt. Ltd.  Dr. Bhattacharyya addressed the highly attended seminar on “The Scope of Nutritional Medicine in Management of Health and Disease”.

The seminar was followed by a panel discussion by invited panellists on the theme Allied Health Workforce and Services and question & answer session. The event was graced by various eminent scholars, doctors, physiotherapists, parents, guardians, educators and aspiring students.


National Press Day celebrated

16 Nov 2015 - 11:46pm | AT News

Empowerment of Press Council of India, financial supports to media persons from both print & television, corporatization of the media, challenges over enhancing media credibility etc were few issues those were highlighted in the National Press Day function organized on Monday. Organized by Assam Press Correspondents Union (APCU) at Guwahati Press Club, the function also witnessed the felicitation of seven prominent journalists of the State including Prasanta Rajguru (editor, Amar Asom), Sanjib Phukan (associate editor, Asomiya Pratidin), Subodhmalla Barua (general secretary, All India Sports Journalists Association), Amitav Barua (senior journalist), Nava Thakuria (secretary, Journalists’ Forum Assam), Sankar Laskar (editor, Asomiya Khabar)and Kiran Mukherjee (photo-journalist, Dainik Agradoot).

Dr Akasitora Saikia, well-known television media personality of Assam, also graced the function which was presided over by APCU president Manoj Singh. Earlier APCU executive president Mousamjyoti Baishya and APCU general secretary Abdul Khalek conducted a brief programmme to pay tribute to over 20 journalists of Assam, who lost their lives to assailants in the last two decades.