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Int'l Human Rights Day observed at Nazira

Human Welfare Society and Santak Army Camp  organised the Human Rights Day at  Female Mental Rehabilitation Cente, Nazira Bartal on Monday. 


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AGP steering panel meets

22 Mar 2014 - 12:42pm | AT News

The Asom Gana Parishad is holding a brainstorming session on Saturday in Guwahati to fine tune the strategy for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.

But the meeting to be chaired by president Prafulla Kumar Mahanta is expected to discuss the immediate withdrawal the suspension against Padma Hazarika.

Hazarika’s help is required to help Tezpur candidate Joseph Toppo win the polls.   

Jr Science Congress in Golaghat

18 Oct 2015 - 9:04pm | Siddhartha Handique

The Junior Science Congress concluded in Golaghat on Sunday suggesting lots of scope for uplift of the scientific skills among the school students. Organized in Negheriting, many students district participated in the event and demonstrated their projects. 

Out of 32, only 10 projects were selected for the state level event in Titabor. These include two from the Golaghat Jatiya Vidyalaya. The projects belonged to Gitashri Barua, Debangona Goswami, Bhaswat Bhushan, Biswadip Saikia and Aditya Shankar Nath. 


Retail shop for carbide free banana in City

25 May 2017 - 4:49pm | AT News

A retail shop for carbide free banana at Krishakor Dukan, Six Mile, Khanapara, Guwahati was inaugurated by Prabin Hazarika, Director of Horticulture and Food Processing on Thursday. 

Mowsam Hazarika, Agriculture Officer informed that fruits are loved by everybody; extremely good for your health as they are loaded with vitamins and other nutrients that are essential for our growth and development. However the health benefits of fruits are being threatened by human greed. A potentially harmful compound believed to have carcinogenic properties is being used to ripen fruits by corrupt business men and shady market traders who are looking to make a quick buck.

Calcium carbide is a chemical compound that is industrially used in the production of calcium cyanamide for fertilizer and also in welding. When calcium carbide comes into contact with water it produces acetylene gas that hastens the ripening of several fruits such as mangoes, bananas and apples. This chemical is extremely hazardous because it contains traces of arsenic and phosphorus which both have dangerous effects on the human body. 

However, Hazarika expressed that, use of ethylene gas exogenously is considered safe when used in concentration of 10-100 PPM ( 0.001-0.01%) depending upon the crop, variety and maturity, in ripening chambers at 18-24 Degree Centigrade with 90-95% relative humidity for ripening of fruits.