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Baksa clinches BTC-Army goodwill football cup

Baksa Bisons defeated Chirang Royal FC in 4-2 to lift the BTC-Army goodwill football premier cup in the final match being played at at SAI SAG ground in Kokrajhar district today.The final match saw huge attendance from different parts of the region.

In the final match,both team Baksa and Chirang were played draw with goal-less in the full time. Later,Baksa beat Chirang 4-2 via tie-breaker shots and lifted the premire cup,which was jointly organised by BTC administration and army to promote unity and spread goodwill among the peoples in the region.Four teams from four districts of BTAD took part in the semi finals of the premiere cup and Kokrajhar and Udalguri stands at second and third runners up respectively.

BTC deputy chief Kampa Borgoyary graced as chief guest in the prize distribution and handed over winning trophy and cheque of 2 lakhs to Baksa Bisons.Maj.General Rabi Prasad,GOC,Gajraj Corps of the Indian Army given away runners-up trophy and cheque of one lakh.

Maj Gen Rajeev Sirohi, GOC, Red Horns Division said that the Indian army and BTC administration have joined hands to provide a common platform for unlesahing the passion of youth in the districts of Chirang,Kokrajhar,Baksa and Udalguri to demonstrate their talent at the most thrilling sport in Assam.He said it is an event to tapping the unexlpored potential of the youth in BTAD promoting unity and spreading good will among people.He also said that army has been stressing to bring forth the vision of alleviating the problems of the youth and weaning them away from the path of violence,and have made a comprehensive roadmap under the operation sadhbhavana project in the region.He has lauded initiative taking out from BTC-Army to uplift sporting arena in the state.

BTC deputy chief Kampa Borgoyary extending thanks to the army authority for organising such sporting event in the region which is giving sports enthusiam among publics.

Dogra regiment of army organized an exhibition of arms under operation sadhbhawana project at SAI SAG Centre during final match in Kokrajhar.Peoples from all walks of life thronged to see arms display. Army officials from Dogra regiment explained aims and views of the arms display in the ground. Visitors also expresses their happiness after visiting the exhibition programme.Sony TV Super Dancer grand finalist Masoom Narzary was also given warm felicitation on the occasion.BTC Cultural affairs department felicitated Masoom Narzary with bookey and given away cheque of 50,000.

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Actor dead in accident

23 Jun 2015 - 11:56am | AT News

Veteran actor Rabon Neog died ayt a tragic road mishap in Guwahati sending shockwave across the state on Tuesday.
The accident took place at Boragaon in the outskirt of the city in the wee hours where he died in the wee hours.
Several parties, organizations and individuals have condoled Neog’s death who also owned the Ashirbad mobile threatre. 
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Historic Mekenzi Road lies in dilapidated state

14 Oct 2016 - 9:27pm | Shajid Khan

The dilapidated condition of the historic Mekenzi road leading Kalaigaon town with several nearby places  has not only piqued residents  and locals, but also exposed negligence on part of the government's high pitched slogans of development.

Credited with being the oldest road of undivided Darrang district, which was once constructed by the British sometime in 1860, Mekenzi Road links Kalaigaon town with Paneri, Bengbari, Hatigarh and several northern tea gardens of Udalguri since the 19th century.

Originally, the road was the only link from Rangamati Ghat beside the Brahmaputra with the tea gardens situated in the northern area of present-day Udalguri district. A decade back, the road was divided in two parts. The portion from Rangamati Ghat to Kalaigaon was renamed as KR Road (Kalaigaon-Rangamati) and the remaining part remained as Mekenzi Road.(The road was surveyed and constructed by British engineer Mekenzi).

Though under the supervision of the State PWD, the condition of the surface communication link is presently so pathetic that people hardly walk on it, not to speak of vehicular traffic,the road has lost all its sheen.

The river Noa had breached the road at several places near Kalaigaon town and road connectivity to and from Kalaigaon town has become a difficult proposition for several thousand people living in 80 nearby villages, namely Bhehguri, Sagunbahi, Rupatol, Balipara etc.

Though the road distance is only 17 kms from Kalaigaon town to Bengbari, it is bizarre that people's voice to repair the same  has not reached the government's ear since the last 12 years.

In 2004, the PWD repaired the road with World Bank funding. Not surprisingly, the construction was of very poor standard. Moreover, flood waters damaged the road that same year. Since then, not a single piece of pebble has been laid over the road in the name of repair and maintainance.

It is not to be mentioned here that the road happens to be the lifeline of ruralites residing in 80 nearby villages. On their part, the villagers produce a huge amount of agricultural products like rice, cabbage, ginger, chilly etc. They also supply seasonal vegetables throughout the year. Obviously, the poor road condition has been posing a big hurdle to the farmers in sending their produce to the nearby markets.

The haggard people of greater Kalaigaon area have over the years been demanding the State Government for early repair of the road, though their collective pleas have not been taken seriously by the powers that be over the past 12 years. Several organisations have earlier resorted to submit memorandum to the Chief Minister and BTC chief for the road’s immediate improvement. People also staged dharna several times over the issue, but neither the state  Government nor the BTC authority has taken any measures to address the problem.

ASI shoots self at Raha police station

13 Jul 2016 - 4:23pm | Dibya J Borthakur

An assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of Raha police station committed suicide by shooting himself at his official residence on Wednesday. The deceased has been identified as Subhash Gogoi posted at Raha police station in May 21,2015.

The body of the 45-year-old assistant sub-inspector was found lying in a pool of blood on his bed at around 12.10 pm. The deceased shot at his head from point blank range with his service revolver and died immediately.

According to police, though the deceased had been on leave and had come back to resume his duties on Wednesday , he did not take charge back. The reason for his ultimate decision has not yet been ascertained. He hailed from Kahilipara area in Guwahati.