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Woman killed in Guwahati landslide

Landslide is back in Guwahati to wreak havoc in the premier north eastern city on Wednesday. The incident took place in Kharghuli area where a women lost her life in the morning. According to information, a huge rock along with mud buried the women alive when she was washing dishes in her yard in Mandakini Path. SDRF personnel later recovered her body.

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Goria Maria demands satellite Council

10 Jan 2016 - 9:55pm | Hantigiri Narzary

The Sadou Asom Goria Maria Deshi Jatiya Parishad demanded a satellite Autonomous Council to make tge community development and unity in the state

The parishad on Sunday organized an awareness meeting at Baruapara LP school ground in Kokrajhar with Sheik Selim Patgiri, president of the Kokrajhar district committee in the chair. The meeting thoroughly discussed on the various issues and aspects of the community which included keep alive of community identity and safe of rights

Patgiri, in his speech said that the Goria Maria community in the state is the indigenous community with their own identity and tradition that has been giving status among society. He has urged the the community should be included into NRC update without any hesitation with Goria Maria identify, include the community into population census, giving of 5% reservation seating Bodoland University, CIT, Bineswar Brahma Engineering College to the student and peoples of the community, besides appointing a member fro  the community

Patgiri has also demanded satellite Autonomous Council in the state to make community well developed and integrated.

' The community should be given good facilities in all fronts of the society that is why creation of satellite autonomous council is required immediately in the state', Patgiri added. 

Matinur Rahman, secretary of the parishad, members were present. 

CBI to probe BT AD riot: Gogoi

8 Aug 2012 - 3:36am | editor

Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi said on Tuesday that CBI will probe into the group clash in Kokrajhar, Chirang and Dhubri districts where death toll has gone upto 73.


Addressing a press conference in Guwahati, Gogoi said that he has asked his ministers in tour to come back to the state immediately. He said that the group clash may be spread to other places. In yet another development, forest minister Rockybul Hussain is his way back to Assam from London where he was attending the Olympic. The instruction assumes significance a day after Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma left for Delhi.

Poverty does not matter in merit

2 Jun 2017 - 12:12am | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

Merit, precisely, has nothing to do with the economic background of the students. Many students from economically backward families in the remote areas have passed the HSLC and HS examinations with flying colours in Kokrajhar district. Those in the urban areas have not been able to do well compared to their rural counterparts.

Mention may be made of the Salarpara, a tiny and remote hamlet bordering Bhutan where mist of the families have been languishing in abject penury. The hamlet is shining with 14 students who cleared HS and HSLC examination in first division with letter marks whom the All Assam Gorkha Students Union (AAGSU) and local citizens felicitated on Thursday.

 Now they are preparing for higher  studies in Cotton College in Guwahati, BH College in Howly, Bijni College etc. The students, mostly, hail from poor economic background. But poverty was never any hurdle on their way to success.

The AAGSU Kokrajhar district unit and Saralpara anchalik committee felicitated them with traditional Assamese Gamocha at a function in Saralpara ME School.

The speakers at the meeting heaped huge praise on them for putting up a good show despite they had no access to electricity, potable water, healthcare facility and communication network.

Four of them cleared the HS examination securing good marks. They are Jayraj Limbu who secured 87% marks from Bijni College with letter marks in all subjects. Then Manoj Chetry who secured 68% marks from Cotton College, Guwahati. Next to hom is Devia Sunar (Kachugaon Junior College) and Balaram Chetry(BH College, Barpeta) each secured 63 % marks in the final examination.

 Ten students from Gitanjali English Medium School and Sangkhardev Sishu Vidyaniketan in Saralpara secured first division this year. They include Laxman Subedy(86%), Omkar Magar(75%), Bhupal Sapkota(70%), Rajesh Biswa(60%), Sreya Limbu(71%), Bir Bahadur Sunar(63%),Sahara Rai(75%),Hemanta gautam(65%), Sashib Bhujel(74%) and Shristi Chetry(64%) .

Devia Sunar, who stood first division in HS examination from a poor family at Saralpara, secured 63 % percent from Kachugaon Junior college said she wished to be a teacher by profession in her life.

They deplored lack of basic facilities in the area but in the same breath they vowed to do much better in the next examinations.

Raju Chetry, AAGSU leader said that good results from remote areas were a good gesture and that border area students need to be developed through quality education.