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2nd Guwahati Film Festival begins

Guwahati: The second edition of Guwahati Film Festival began at Jyoti Chitraban premises in the city on 2 March 2018, where over 77 film works are scheduled for screening for the film appreciators. Organized by Chalachitram, the three-day festival will also incorporate movie related discussions and award ceremonies.

The inaugural ceremony was addressed by Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s senior prachar pramukh Dr Manmohan Vaidya, award winning Assamese filmmaker Dr Santwana Bardoloi, senior radio artiste Nayan Prasad, journalist Nava Thakuria where distinguished personalities including Pramod Kalita, Pabitra Margherita, Monita Borgohain, Utpal Datta, Bhagabat Pritam Datta, Basistha Bujarbarua, Amarjyoti Deka, Babita Sarma etc were present.

Soon after the brief inaugural program, Om Rout’s acclaimed movie Lokmanya-Ek Yugpurush was screened. Some other films listed for screening include Rearing Eri with Traditional Values (directed by Hemprokash Mout), Happy Birthday Joy (Arunjit Borah), Ahmedabad’s Bene Israel (Pooshan Agnihotri), Tropical Malady (Suraj Kumar Duwarah), Liakat – It rains in the end (Manjul Boruah), Megh – The Cloud (Kripal Kalita), Takkuti – a Relentless Journey ( Dr Kripanath Pegu), Bathou Open the Door (Anubhav Mahanta), Nasty Woman (Ileka Ruwanpathirana), The Tea (HA Gayan Madhushanka), Vaishali (Prachi Sharma), Ruchi Bhedham (Teertha Mythry), Kodesian (Pradeep Nair), Gaur Hari Dastan (Ananta Mahadevan) etc.

There will be a special screening of Ananda Ram Baruah (produced by ABILAC and directed by Amalesh Dasgupta & Dr Swapan Saha) and homage to be paid to five decades of Dr Bezbaruah (directed by Brajen Baruah). The curtain will be down on Sunday where State cultural minister Naba Doley and actor turned legislator Angoorlata Deka are expected to attend the closing ceremony.

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Commission visits BTAD riot points

2 Mar 2015 - 6:58pm | Hantigiri Narzary

The one man enquiry commission headed by Mutum BK Singh, retired judge of Gauhati High Court to enquire 2012 BTAD riot today visited riot starter hot spots in Kokrajhar district and interacted with local publics both from Bodo and Muslim communities in their visits.

The commission made their maiden visit to Tulsibil under Gossaigaon sub-division and later stepped to the Parowguri where two elderly women killed,Magurmari and Joypur village where four Bodo youths lynched and later it spreaded in large scale in the region. During the visit commission officials including govt advocates met eye witness and held shared about information how the incident did started which had created resented among both of community. Singh said that the commission has been investigating into incident that claimed over 100 lives in the region and after getting proper investigation the final report of the commission will be published by April next.

The commission noted all relevant inputs about situation that rosé in the BTAD area.The commission official yesterday visited at Chirang district and collected information from incident related areas. The commission was formed In December of 2012 by state govt to enquire the BTAD riot and steps about findings of the commission will be published public by April next,said Anjan Sarma, secretary of the commission.

Two suspected cattle thieves beaten to death

30 Apr 2017 - 9:32pm | Ranjanjyoti Mahanta

Two suspected cattle thieves were beaten to death by a group of villagers at Kachamari in Nagaon district on Sunday noon.The one of the two deceased was identified as Rashidul haque,a resident of Juria, Nagaon while the other is still to be identified.

According to sources, the locals saw two cattle thieves trying to flee after picking up a cattle from a field of Kachamari area.After a hot chase, they caught the two beat up them mercilessly, leaving them in unconscious state. However, the police of Jajori, Bebejia and hoiborgaon rushed to the spot and sent them to Nagaon BP civil hospital for treatment but unfortunately both were died without regaining consciousness at the hospital.

Meanwhile,  a case of murder has been registered in Nagaon Police station and the police have started their investigation but no arrests has been made till the filing of this report.

Poet and lyricist Tafajjul Ali passes away at Bokul Tol

6 Jul 2008 - 3:19am | editor
Noted writer and poet Tafajjul Ali is no more to seek the fragrance of Bokul ful and thereby to command appreciation from all section of the people. He breathed his last on Saturday at his beloved Bakultol in Bakultol in Guwahati.

The multi-faceted personality was born in 15th October 1929 in a tea garden in Darrang district. After completing his schooling from Tongla and Mangaldoi, Ali graduated with Assamese Honours from Cotton College and attained his post graduate degree from Gauhati University. Although his father was a physician, Ali had been exposed to a musical environment at home since his childhood days. He composed his first song at the tender age of eight.

He has given music to and even sung for a host of Assamese films and some of these have been all-time hits. Noted among his films are Putola Ghar, Aai Mur Jonome Jonome, Hunor Horin etc. Tafajjul Ali had also written several renowned dramas like Napati kenekoi thaku, Bakhantir Biya and Sobir Manuh. He was also the founding secretary of Asom Natya Sanmilan. Ali had also become actively involved with the mobile theatres of Assam. In recognition of his contribution to literature and culture, the Assam government had crowned him with the Bishnu Rabha Award in 1995. Ali was a member of the governing body of Srimanta Sankardev Kalashetra and a lifetime member of Jyoti Chitraban Films Society. Last year in the month of September, a compilation of Tafajjul Ali’s songs was published. The book was aptly named Bakulor Gundh. Tafajjul Ali had a fetish for the flower called Bakul. So great was his fascination for this flower that he had named his residence Bakultol, which means Underneath the Bakul.