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Shilpi Divas celebrates in Kokrajhar

Along with rest of the state, the Shilpi Divas was celebrated at Sangkhardev Sishu Bidya Niketan in Kokrajhar on Thursday. Students and teachers offered their floral tribute to Rupkonwar Jyoti Prasad Agarwala on his death anniversary. The programme was organised by Sangkhardev Sishu Bidya Niketan to remember Rupkonwar Jyoti Prasad on his death anniversary who had contributed towards Assamese culture.

Prof Biswajit Nath of Science College graced the programme as chief guest. Princpal of the school, Mridul Nath told that the Shilpi Divas was celebrated at the school to recall the contributions of Rupkonwar.

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AAMSU stages dharna in Kokrajhar

22 May 2017 - 11:04pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

The All Assam Minority Students Union(AAMSU) stages two-hour sit-in-dharna in front DC office in Kokrajhar with banner, placards demanding fully compensation, rehabilitation of BTAD 2012 riot affected peoples on Monday.  Hundreds of activists from AAMSU and affected peoples from Bodo,Muslim,Koch-Rajbongsis communities are joined hands in the dharna with banner, placards and shouted slogans seeking fulfillment of compensations as promised by government post riots. The riot affected peoples are still fcaing several hardships in their living due to non getting of compensation and rehabilitations in the region.

 The AAMSU said that riot affected peoples are still deprived from getting proper compensations from government.The AAMSU demanded proper distribution of compensation,rehabilitation among affected peoples.

A memorandum was also submitted to Chief Minister of Assam through Kokrajhar DC seeking early solve of the demnads from AAMSU among affected riot victims.

Ajizur Rahman,president of AAMSU demanded proper fulfilment of compensations to the riot affected peoples in the line of Gujrat spirits as government provided compensations.

‘The AAMSU wants proper rehabilitation those who were affected in the BTAD riot so that affected peoples could be regained their life’,Rahman said.

Journalism workshop in BTAC area

15 Aug 2014 - 12:37pm | Hantigiri Narzary

2 workshops on "Citizens as Journalists & the power of New Media" at Udalguri and Kokrajhar on August 23-25 and August 28-30 respectively are being organised by Assam Times Foundation in association with All Bodo Students Union.

The journey of journalism began with pamphlets. But gone are the days. The advancement of science and technology has brought a sea change in the entire realm. The proliferation of media in the biggest ever democracy on this planet hardly finds any echo of public voice. Northeast India is sandwiched in between simmering armed conflict and conspicuous ignorance by those in the distant Delhities where media is a booming business these days. 

But it has some dark aspects. Politically motivated news seems to have been teeming with some corners of the entire sector, at times, raising doubts over the sanctity and sincerity of a section of media people. Prevalent technology empowers youth-citizens to practice journalism, represent it and bolster social-political change by setting regional and local agendas for the otherwise ailing perceived mainstream.

With the above as backgrounder the Assam Times Foundation (ATF) intends to conduct a workshop on Citizens as Journalists & the power of New Media.

Interested persons are requested to contact the organizers or local ABSU offices at Udalguri and Kokrajhar

Three Muslim rebels arrested

25 Jun 2015 - 12:08am | Hantigiri Narzary

Three hardcore cadres of Muslim Tiger Force of Assam (MTFA)  were apprehended by security forces from Hudumakata area under Gossaigaon police station in Kokrajhar this evening.

Two pistols with ammunitions and I-cards were recovered from them.

The arresed rebels were identifed as Saidul Hussain (32), Nazrul Islam(34) and Akash Ali(32), all fromHudumkata.

The arrested rebels said that they joined the organization around 6 months back after coming in contact with senior member of the rebel group Mobinul Ali Hussain from Hudumkata. They said Mobinul Ali Hussain is stil roaming free and drives auto in Gossaigaon area.