Balen Hazarika passes away
Noted cultural activist, educationist and brother of music maestro Dr. Bhupen Hazarika breathed his last at a private hospital in Guwahati on Saturday. Late Hazarika, ex-music secretary of Cotton College, was a retired professor of Saint Anthony College, Shillong. He was also aasociated with Indian People’ Theatre Association (IPTA) along with elder brother late Dr. Hazarika. He was also instrumental in estabilishing ‘ Madhuchayanika, a cultural organization of 1960s. Condoling his demise on behalf of Dr. Bhupen Hazarika Foundation, Secretary Dipanka Hazarika said that his demise is a great loss to the cultural field in the state. ‘He was a uniting force among people of Assam and Meghalaya and lived permanently in Shillong.’ Said he. Born in 1938 Prof. Hazarika completed his matriculation from Sonaram High School (now Higher Secondary) . After completing graduation in Botany from Cotton College he did M.sc From Gauhati University. Later he joined in Cotton College as a demonstrator of Botany Department. After a few days he joined in Saint Anthony College as a professor. His last rites will be performed tomorrow at Navagrah. Tez Hazarika, son of Dr. Bhupen Hazarika also condoled at his demise.
30 Sep 2015 - 9:03am | Jackson Tayeng
A team of veterinary doctors led by Dr Jikom Panor visited flood ravaged Gadum and Mer villages under Mebo to ascertain the cause of reported outbreak of diseases in cattle.
The team conducted animal health camp at both the villages where many affected animals were treated and medicine were distributed. The team surveying the grazing area, found plenty of toxic plants, known as Lantena camera.
According to official sources, in acute cases, rate of mortality is very high. Preliminary spot examination on death of animals are found to be Lantana poisoning. Samples were collected and are being sent to laboratory for confirmatory diagnosis, informed the DVO.
29 Dec 2009 - 11:58pm | editor
A strong earthquake has struck Assam and its neighbiuring areas pushing panic button among the people on Tuesday. The massive jolt was felt at 2-32 in the afteroon forcing a section of the people in Guwahati to come out of their homes immediately after the tremor. According to the US Geologocal Survey Centre, the intensity of the tremor stands at 5.4 in the Richter scale and its epicentre was Myanmar-India border. There is, however, no report of any loss of life and property til now.
9 Jun 2016 - 8:53pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau
It is a sensational and rare incident took place that a resident of Ward No. 2 in Kokrajhar town, Bikash Kar, 22-years-old was found jumped to death in nearby Gaurang River pond due to family quarrel, whose body was recovered this morning around 9 am in Kokrajhar.
According to Anil Kar, father of Bikash, a family quarrel was occurred in their family on Tuesday night and then he ran away to the Gaurang River pond side where he jumped and went missing till yesterday,but today his body was recovered. The incident took place around 10.30 pm on Tuesday and immediately searching was conducted to fish out, traced was not reached till last night. He had followed his son Bikash after quarrel, but could not protect him and since then his son remained under water. Local peoples along the pond told that villager and police have been conducted search to fish out since after incident,but today recovered body after his body come out of the water on the pond.Police said that police administration also searched to fish out repetaedly after getting information about incident and today recovered his body from the pond.