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BTAD bandh withdrawn

The All BTC Minority Students Union(ABMSU) has withdrawn the 12-hour BTAD bandh slated for Wednesday. It was called demanding steps to address the demands and issues apart from nabbing the culprits involved in the killing of Lafikul Islam Ahmed.

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Farmers training on Crop Processing and Value addition at KVK, Nagaon

15 Dec 2011 - 10:03pm | tpsaikia

Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Assam Agricultural University, Nagaon and Indian Institute of Crop Processing Technology, Regional Centre Guwahati under the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, GOI have organised a day long training programme at Nagaon on 12.12.2011. About 60 farmers (both man and women) from 7 villages of the district have attended the programme where topics related to food processing in horticultural crops were thoroughly discussed. At the beginning of the training programme, Dr Mrinal Saikia, Programme Coordinator, KVK, Nagaon has welcomed the trainees and delivered a lecture on post harvest handling and value addition of potato and other tuber crops. Dr S. Gogoi, Principal Scientist, HRS, Kahikuchi, Guwahati has spoke about post harvest technology of fruits and vegetables.


Dr T. P. Saikia, Principal Scientist, RARS, Shillongani, Nagaon has delivered a lecture on food processing as a small scale enterprise. Mrs P. Nath, SMS (Home Science) and Mrs S. Das, SMS (Horticulture) has given hands on training to the women trainees on squash and pickle making. Mr G. Barman, DDM, NABARD, Nagaon has presented a lecture on role of banks for going for entrepreneurship in food processing. Dr K. Suresh Kumar, Sr. Scientist and In-charge, IICPT, RC- Guwahati, Ministry of Food Processing Industries, GOI, has informed the house about the role of the institute in development of food processing sector in the NE region and appealed the farmers of this district to come forward with sound projects for establishment of small scale food processing industries in their localities to improve their livelihood. At the end of the programme, feed back was received from the representative trainees and the certificate of completion was distributed among all the participating farmers. Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Nagaon has thanked the In-charge, IICPT, RC- Guwahati for choosing this KVK for such programme and thereby helping the farmers to develop their knowledge on food processing sector.

Inter IIT sports meet from Dec 13

12 Dec 2018 - 1:52pm | AT News

The Inter IIT sports meet is organized each year to encourage sportsmanship, to promote and create a better harmony, understanding and friendly interaction among the students of the IITs, as well as to foster a close association among them. The meet is organized in three legs, the Aquatic Meet, the Main Meet and the Staff Meet. We are glad to inform you that the 53rd edition of the Inter IIT Sports Meet is being organized by IIT Guwahati.

Inauguration Ceremony – 2:30 PM 13th December 2018 at IIT Guwahati

Main Meet- 13th December 2018 to 21st December 2018

Staff Meet- 24th December 2018 to 28th December 2018

The event will be inaugurated by Shiny Wilson, an Arjuna award winner who has been a National Champion in 800 meters for 14 years and represented India in Asian Games and Olympics. In the opening ceremony, she will be joined by Mariyappan Thangavelu, who won a Gold Medal in 2016 Rio Paralympic Games and is a Padma Shri and Arjuna Award winner.

With over 3500 participants, more than 50 events and 500+ matches, this edition is going to be one of the biggest throughout the history of the Inter IIT Sports Meet. This will also be the first time when the talent of the differently abled individuals will be acknowledged with the inclusion of para-powerlifting among other competitive sports

In deep grip of Christmas festivity

24 Dec 2017 - 11:09am | AT News

GUWAHATI: Christmas festivity grips the Assam with brisk preparation a couple of hours before the evening in the nook and corner of the north eastern stateChurches across the state are getting a fresh look with many people preparing for the midnight carols. Christmas trees are ready to be installed in every households of the Christians. Markets are teeming with the people for last minute shopping. Some others inside the churches are busy with rehearsal for the carols where people of all ages are participating defying a pinching cold wave at night. In Guwahati, last minute preparations are going on in Christianbast church, Baptist Church in Panbazar and Don Bosco where people are participating in the midnight carols. Same it is in Jorhat, where churches have been dressed afresh for the festival. Apart from the churches, the Christian educational institutes and hospitals are also gearing up to celebrate the festival with huge pomp and zeal. Reports of Christmas preparations are pouring in from Kokrajhar, Baska, Chirang, Udalguri, Tinsukia, Golaghat, Dibrugarh, Sivasagar, Nagaon, Morigaon, Silchar, Karimganj, Hailakandi, Dima Hasao, Sonitpur, Karbi Anglong, Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Barpeta, Nalbari. www.assamtimes.org also wishes its contributors, correspondents, writers, visitors and well wishers a happy Christmas.