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Assam boxer waiting to strike gold

GUWAHATI: A young boxing talent from Assam is waiting to steal the thunder at the Youth World Boxing Championship in Guwahati on Sunday.
She is none other than Angshunita Boro who is taking on Dynnik Ekateria from Russia in the 64 kg category in the International Boxing Association event at Sarusajai stadium in Guwahati.

He victory would fetch her gold in the event. She is one of the five Indian pugalists who are seen in action at the pact Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in the evening.

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Storm lashes Chaygaon, Rangia

8 Apr 2014 - 10:03pm | AT News

Three persons have been injured and properties worth several lakhs have been destroyed when a huge storm lashes the Rangia and Chaygaon in the outskirt of Guwahati on Tuesday.

The storm lashed Chayagaon at around 4 in the evening where over 100 houses were damaged, hundreds of trees were uprooted along with telephone and electric posts disrupting surface transport communication.

The worst affected area is Bamungaon where a women sustained injury as her houses collapsed under the impact of the storm.

Nearly 100 houses collapsed when yet another storm hit hardly Rangia where normal life remained disrupted for several hours.

Vita roads and bridges remained blocked after the storm uprooted trees, telephone and electric posts.  

Kokrajhar Radio station in bad shape

10 Oct 2017 - 2:26pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

At a time when governments have been drumming for digital India across the country, the All India Radio(AIR) station situated at Bhotgaon Kashipara in Kokrajhar district is in seeing dilapidated condition due to the negligence and poor maintenance by the authority concern.

Representatives of various organizations in Kokrajhar along with media persons on Saturday made a visit to the station to access the ground reality and found the Radio station in very bad shape.The machineries of the play back studio room, recording room, dubbing room, control rooms etc are in damaged condition and need immediate repairing.

A memorandum was also sent to the Prime Minister, Information & Broadcasting minister seeking their intervention in this regard through the Director Engineering of the Kokrajhar AIR station.

 The radio jockeys(announcers) are merely doing their programmes with out-dated equipment and due to power cuts the shows are often abruptly stopped during the programmes.

“The recordings are being done in temporary recording rooms’ said an employee of the radio station.

The broadcast range of the transmission used is lower than 1 km which limits its reach to the audience.

The radio station is running without transmission executive, permanent announcers and many post lying vacant s.

‘It is very bad to see the condition of the radio station, Kokrajhar. The rooms, including the recording studio, control rooms, playback rooms are al damaged’, said Bhubaneswar Brahma, president of All Bodo Radio and Television Artists Association.

J Narzary, secretary of Kokrajhar district Bodo Sahitya Sabha said that the Radio station which was established in 15 August 1999 which is run by low power transmission since its inception was to be upgraded later but ‘unfortunately it is now on the verge of destruction due to sheer negligence of the concern authority. The Kokrajhar Radio station is meant to promote the local language and cultures, he said adding out of the 9 radio stations in Assam only the Kokrajhar radio station is lying in dilapidated condition.

The AIR station is yet to fill up many posts including fixed announcer,translator,transmitor staff since its establishedment. Even though,the station was established 18 years back,but yet to get proper gain while performing programmes. There are reports of many regular posts are lying vacant till today.

‘The shortage of staffs in the station has been creating problems while discharging programmes and events’,said a casual announcer in the station.

The representatives of the eight organizations including the All Bodo Students Union, Bodo Sahitya Sabha, Boro samaj, Harimu Afat demanded the authority concern to repair of the damaged studios and rooms and also immediate filling up of those vacant posts. They also demanded the station to upgrade it upto 10 kilowatt, FM transmitter and also to upgrade the attached Television Rally centre as full pledged Production centre.

 Akilash Prasad Singh, Director Engineering of the AIR station said the renovation work of the studio is going on and will be done at the earliest so that the programme can function as earlier. He also said steps are on to upgrade the radio station for the benefits of the local people and the listeners.

T G Baruah Memorial Media T 20 Cricket Tournament from Jan 2

24 Dec 2015 - 5:27pm | AT News

The 3rd edition of T G Baruah Memorial Media T 20 Cricket Tournament is all set to commence from the 2nd of January, 2016. The tie draw of which was publicly finalized in front of representatives of all participating teams on 24th December, 2015. A copy of which is attached herewith. Hope this will provide all the participating teams with all the details regarding the tournament and match schedules.

All media houses and publications are requested to be present on the 2nd of January and grace the inaugural match of the tourney.


GROUP A                                                          GROUP B

News Live                                                                     Asomiya Pratidin
Pratidin Time                                                                Amar Asom
News Time                                                                     Dainadin Barta
DY 365                                                                          The Assam Tribune
The Telegraph                                                                 Janasadharan/Assam Talks
Gana Adhikar                                                                 Assam Sports Journalist Association
G Plus                                                                             Asomiya Khabar
Photo Journalists                                                              Prag


2 Jan – 8.45 am – Photo Journalist VS G Plus (Match 1 – Group A)
2 Jan – 12 noon – Pratidin Time VS The Telegraph (Match 2- Group A)
3 Jan – 8.45 am – DY 365 VS News Time (Match 3 – Group A)
3 Jan –12 noon – Gana Adhikar VS News Live (Match 4 – Group A)

4 Jan – 8.45 am – Prag VS Assam Sports Journalist Association (Match 1 – Group B)
4 Jan – 12 noon – Amar Asom VS Janasadharan/Assam Talks (Match 2 – Group B)
5 Jan – 8.45 am – Dainadin Barta VS Asomiya Pratidin (Match 3 – Group B)
5 Jan – 12 noon – The Assam Tribune VS Asomiya Khabar (Match 4 – Group B)

Quarter Finals


6 Jan – 8.45 am - Winner of Match 1 VS Winner of Match 4 (Quarter Final 1)
6 Jan – 12 noon – Winner of Match 2 VS Winner of Match 3 (Quarter Final 2)


7 Jan – 8.45 am – Winner of Match 1 VS Winner of Match 4 (Quarter Final 3)
7 Jan – 12 noon – Winner of Match 2 VS Winner of Match 3 (Quarter Final 4)

Semi Finals

9 Jan – 9.30 am – Winner of Quarter Final 1 VS Winner of Quarter Final 4
10 Jan – 9.30 am – Winner of Quarter Final 2 VS Winner of Quarter Final 3


Final on 12 Jan, 2016