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Jajabar music fest on Nov 5

  • All Assam Students' Union (AASU) celebrated 91th Birth Anniversary of Dr Bhupen Hazarika at Dighalipukhuri Guwahati onFriday. Photo by UB Photos
    All Assam Students' Union (AASU) celebrated 91th Birth Anniversary of Dr Bhupen Hazarika at Dighalipukhuri Guwahati onFriday. Photo by UB Photos

Dr. Bhupen Hazarika Foundation [DBHF]will launch its firstannualBhupen Hazarika Jajabor* Music Festival on November 5 in Guwahati. 

Organizers say it aims at stimulating interest in the various aspects of Bhupenda’s legacyranging from music and the arts, to education,to the pursuit of social change and justice.

The overall  plan is to celebrate his life with his fansin India evenas we find ways to introduce his work internationally.As the music maestro preferred music and communication of ideasto bring people together, yhere is need to seek ways to employ music and mass communication to convey his message to ‘remember to be human by respecting each other as humans!’Toward that end, his song Manuhe Manuhor Baabe, which has been translated into over twenty different languages, will be the foundation’santhem.

This year, Dr. Bhupen Hazarika Foundation will host a two-day program of live performances on stagein parallel witha social networking&marketing fair with boothsavailable for cultural, educational and commercial groups and individuals.The Foundation will also host educational forums and presentations by speakers on critical subjects.

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Peace March by Citizens in Delhi

2 Nov 2008 - 5:40am | Manoj Kumar Das

Assamese citizens of Delhi participated in a peace rally from Assam Bhawan to 'eleven statues'- (the famous statue of Gandhiji with 10 select followers) located at Sardar Patel Marg, Chanakyapuri. About 400 students, youths and people from different walks of life took part in the rally shouting slogans that condemned the the terrorists and demanded safety for the common people. The air was ranted with slogans of 'Terrorism- down, down", "We want peace", "Terrorists-Hang them", "This country is ours" etc.

The Assamese citizens of Delhi are concerned at the lawlessness and helplessness of the state machinery in tackling terrorist attacks. This was the worst attack in the history of Assam, and one of the major ones in Indian terrorism history. The scale at which the strike was made and the impunity with which they ran the operation, has shaken the confidence of the ordinary citizens. The objective of the terrorists was fulfilled- they succeeded in shaking the people from inside.

There was another rally organized by Assamese students at Delhi University campus today. Few more such rallies are being organized at Jantar Mantar, India Gate by common people.

It is heartening to see that common people have woken up to protest against such dastardly acts, where the victim is the common man, the innocent who was going to a shop, walking to a bank or was just going about his usual business.

Video by Manoj Das
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Photo by Shudipta Kumar Baruah, New Delhi
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Photo by Shudipta Kumar Baruah, New Delhi

Serial blast: NDFB denies home ministry accusation

11 Nov 2008 - 2:48pm | editor
A few hours the union home ministry pinned the blame on NDFB and ULFA’s for the recent serial blast engineered by the external forces, NDFB has refuted the charges firmly.

Talking to a private satellite TV channel on Monday NDFB general secretary Govinda Basumatary has cleared that those arrested in this connection belong not to his outfit. He has alleged that his outfit is being implicated unnecessarily.

Notably, ten days after the serial blast, the Union home ministry disclosed that ULFA and NDFB were behind the tragic incident micro managed by the external forces.

ULFA was quick to deny its involvement hours after the serial blast. But NDFB has come to follow the suit 24 hours after the home ministry’s allegations.
Meanwhile, police have arrested several NDFB activists in this connection. But the NDFB general secretary said these youths do not belong to their outfit. He further has said the main accused Thungri Narzary was never an NDFB activist.

Unavoidable situation at Barpeta regarding the training of presiding officer

13 Apr 2009 - 10:16am | Juthika Das

An unavoidable situation arose at Barpeta regarding the training of the presiding officers and polling officers to maintain no.6 Barpeta Lok sabha constituency According to report said that the polling and presiding officers training was held in 7 centres at Barpeta today. In the other centres the training was held timely, but no trainers had reached at Barpeta JRP girls’ high school until 11am, whereas all the election appointed presiding reached there in proper time. At this the appointed presiding officers were enraged and staged dharna in front of DC office with slogans. Though the DC Phanidhar Kalita and ADC P.K.Bhagawati came to console them, they did not care for it and when they were out of control the superintendent of police, Barpeta Debajyoti Mukharjee had to come to control the enraged officers. The demonstrators also complained that they were not even given foods or training fees. Mentionable that when some of the protestor came, at that time some others taking their training.