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Five arrested in Chirang

Five persons, including a cadre of NDFB were arrested by Assam police from different places of Chirang district on Thursday during search operation against militant outfit.

Acting on specific information that some NDFBS cadre are carrying out massive extortion drive in Chirang and transferring money to their camps at Myanmar, on Thursday police arrested a NDFB-S cadre along four others from different places in Chirang district.

They were identified as Daukha narzary @ N Dopthai of Duligaon Ranchaidham(NDFB-S cadre), Khwmta Basumatary,Swrangsar Basumatary,Bhim Basumatary and Jwndao Basumatary .Cash 40,000 and five mobile handsets were recovered from them.

Dr LR Bishnoi, Additional DGP(BTAD) said that police administration has been taking stern action against militant outfits in the region.

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World Environment Day observed at Raha

12 Jun 2011 - 11:32am | Dibya J Borthakur

International Computers, a leading computer institute of Raha which have several computer centres in different places of Nagaon and Morigaon district observed ‘ World Environment Day’ on June 5 .

To mark the occasion a day long programme was arranged at Raha centre of the institution. The programme was started with a brief speech, conveying the reason behind observing the day ,by Rashmirekha Devi, Head and the secretary of the institution followed by other guests. She called upon the students and others presented there to be fully conscious of environment protection and its conservation. Stressing on the need of planting trees for the well being of the people on earth ,she requested all to safeguard the environment and reduce the loss of biodiversity.

A tree plantation programme was also organized at 9.30 a.m.on the occasion at Saragaon, Dighaldori , Phulaguri etc. villages which was participated by more than hundred students of the institution and locals of the aforementioned villages

Life-skill education for deprived children

24 Apr 2016 - 10:23pm | CM Paul

Adding to the colourful hues of the spring festival and new year celebrations of Bihu all over the state, a group of university students organized a children’s program on April 23. The Swastyayan programme of Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) provided the platform for children from all over Guwahati to celebrate and show case their talents at Keotpara, a village on the fringes of the Deepor Beel bird sanctuary, in Azara Gaon Panchayat.

In the community event entitled Life-skill Education and Awareness Programme, over three hundred children participated from schools of Azara locality, as well as two Snehalaya homes for street children at Dhirenpara and Beltola.

Children from Snehalaya participated on this joyful occasion, as Bro. Hopna Tudu, an ADBU MSW student and Programme Coordinator is based at Snehalaya.

 “You need to have strong belief in God, self-belief, hard work, sincerity, and perseverance, in order to succeed in life,” said Chef Guest at the event Director of Snehalaya Salesian Fr. Thaddeus Kujur encouraging the large gathering of deprived and under-privileged children.

Fr Kujur also enthralled the children with a dexterous presentation of his magical skills.

“Use of creative art is essential while educating children. It brings out the best in them!” said elated Mr. Hiren Das, a local teacher and village elder of Keotpara, present at the programme as a guest of honour expressing his satisfaction.

“The two-hour long colourful programme was filled with performances of dances and songs by children of Snehalaya and participants of Swastyayan,” said Hopna Tudu, a student coordinator of Swastyayan, organising the event.

“A lively circus show in the end, by Snehalaya students, was the icing on the cake, though,” added Ms. Famara Sangma, another student coordinator.

Swastyayan... a commitment, is an ADBU project with three components: i) Evening tutorial classes, ii) Community Counselling Center (CCC), and iii) Life-skill Education and Awareness Programme (LEAP).

The students, faculty and staff of the university have been voluntarily giving free tutorial classes to needy high school children from the villages of Azara, Garal and Dharapur Gaon Panchayats, since its inception in 2013. 

In order to augment the life-skills of the children and young people, sessions on personality development, career choices and creative arts are conducted regularly. A free-of-cost Community Counselling Centre has also been made available to the families in need.

“These activities are our humble attempts towards enabling neighbourhood communities to be strong and resilient,” said Mr. Victor Narzary, teaching in the Social Work Department and coordinating the project.


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Cyber workshop in Naharlagun

24 Sep 2015 - 7:40am | AT News Itanagar

The Assam Judicial Academy in Collaboration with the Kolkata based C-DAC are organizing a training on cyber crime related capacity development for the judicial officers of Arunachal Pradesh, police officers  and public prosecutors of the Guwahati High Court at ATI, Naharlagun on September 26 & 27.

The panel of experts will include National Cyber Security Coordinator , Dr Gulshan Rai, Senior Director Deity, A.S.A.Krishnan, Additional Director Deity, Omveer Singh, Advocate Bivesh Chatterjee, CID inspector of Assam Aswini Kumar Kalita.