India got its first woman President. Pratibha Patil won the Presidential elctions by 3,06,810 votes. Pratibha Patil, the UPA candidate defeated her rival Bhairon Singh Shekhawat who was backed by the NDA.There was some cross voting by BJP dissidents in Gujrat and Madhya Pradesh.
Bhairon Shingh Shekhawat has resigned from the position of Vive President as well
In Assam, Pratibha Patil has secured 92 votes while Shekhawat has secured 20 votes.
(For detailed information on how the President of India is elected please refer to the Knowledge and Development Section/ How the President of India is elected? by Rebati Neog)
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A Social work institution in northeast India has come up with a novel workshop program to equip their outgoing students fit for job placement. The final year Master of Social Work students after the...
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Chief Minister Nabam Tuki called on the President of India Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday. Tuki gave a detailed outline of the programmes and policies being implemented by the state government...
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The National Federation for New States (NFNS) has expressed deep anguish and concern regarding the ongoing violence in Manipur. The organization has called for an immediate end to the mindless...
Guwahati hosted the first ever International Tourism Mart of the North-East on Friday.The three-day event at the Sarusajai sports complex witnesses large number of nations and a matching assemblage of delegates showcasing the tourism products and their potentiality.The event brings together diverse stakeholders of the tourism industry including tour operators, travel writers, entrepreneurs, adventurers, filmmakers, hoteliers, etc., from different parts of the globe and their engagement with their counterparts in the North-East could open up new vistas in the region’s tourism sector. The overseas delegates are coming from the ASEAN countries besides Japan, Korea, Australia, France, Germany,...
Annual Spords Day and Bhogali Bihu celebration by Assam Association Delhi will be held on January 20 at Central Secretariat Sports Ground, Binay marg, near Ashoka Hotel, New Delhi. The event will start at 10 am with flag hoisting. All are welcome.
The Department of Women's Studies, Gauhati University is planning to organise a Training Programme on Research Methodology in Social Sciences (Qualitative Research Methodology) from 4- 9 March, 2013. Eligibility Criteria: All those, pursuing their doctoral work, and college or university teachers, or members of recognized research institutions who are engaged in doctoral work or engaged in or planning to engage themselves in research work (not necessary for Ph.D.) will be eligible to apply for the programme.Intake capacity: 30Programme participation certificate:The participants will be provided with the course certificate on successful completion of the programme....
Properties worth several lakh have been reduced to ashes when a
massive fire broke out in Guwahati on Monday.
Initially, the fire broke out at a shop in Junali area which later
spread to the adjacent shops. Five fire tenders have been rushed to
the spot to douse the flames. The reason is yet to be ascertained but
according to preliminary report the fire originated from the electric
Security forces in Tinsukia district recovered a huge cache of
explosives on Sunday.
Acting on a tip off army and police raided a house in Laila Dhulijan
where a huge cache of explosives were recovered. These include 3
bottle grenades and 12 detonetor sticks along 2 KG RDX, 2 Chinese
grenades. The explosives were recovered after security forces arrested
an ULFA militant in the area.
In a bizarre incident that runs into a statewide shockwave, a woman allegedly hacked to death her husband during a quarrel over his persistent drinking habit in Sibsagar district on Sunday. The incident took place early on Sunday, when Lalita Chettri attacked her husband, who was in his early 40s, with an axe after the couple had an argument over the husband's drinking habit. Lalita's husband Prasad Chettri died on the spot. The woman was arrested.
Regional unit of the AATSA, Nazira organised Tea Tribes Festivel at Nazira Natiya Mandir on January 6. In this connection an open meeting was held under the presidentsip of Amulya Rajkonwar, where different senior aArtist and activist and youth leaders of the community were present. A large numbers of artists were feliciated in the Festivel. In evening a colourful cultural programmes were performed by the Tea Tribe artists.
Renowned film personality Biju Phukan has been hospitalized again on Sunday. Phukan was rushed to the Namecare Hospital after he complained uneasiness in the afternoon. He left the hospital after month long treatment of stork last week. Sources said his condition is stable.
Armed with ULFA support, GNLA spreads its diabolic tentacles in the run up to the Republic Day. A hardcore GNLA militant was killed at an encounter with security forces in Goalpara district of Assam bordering Meghalaya on Saturday. The encounter took place in Dudhnoi where dreaded militant of the Garo outfit Aasela Sangma was killed in the morning. Goalpara superintendent of police Shymal Saikia claimed to have recovered an US made carbine, 2 magzines a radio set from the spot. The encounter took place hours after police arrested a GNLA militant from the area.
Its yet another record the state set on Sunday. Altogether 15000 artists played khol in Titabor to help Sankardev get global recognition.The event took place at Mezenga Pathar in Titabor where dressed in traditional Sankari attires, 15000 artistes played khols for 15 minutes. Sponsored by Srimanta Sankardev Sanhga, the 15 minute long event is the first-ever attempt of its kind where traditional and humble khol made a global debut through the reverberation of over 15,000 khol players beating its leathery pads. According to the organizers, the attempt aims at setting a new record was dedicated to the propagation of Sankardeva's teachings and philosophies. Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi formally...