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Wild jumbo pulled huge crowd in Guwahati road

Guwahati: A wild confused wild jumbo wreaked no less havoc among the Guwahati denizens on Tuesday evening forcing the authorities to resort to tranquilizer.

The strayed animal which managed to enter into the city from the nearby hill areas was spotted in the busy GS Road forcing the people to flee.

Police and para military forces and forest guards took resort to tranquilizer to drive out the animal at 7 in the afternoon much to the respite of the people who were left unharmed.

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Bearing Witness: The Impact of Conflict on Women in Nagaland and Assam

31 Aug 2011 - 1:05am | editor


The Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research and the Heinrich Böll Foundation have pleasure in inviting you to a series of events to be held in a number of cities in India through September to October 2011. The events showcase the Research Report, Film and a Photo Exhibition conducted by C-nes and supported by HBF, under the project titled “Reviewing the Impact of Conflict on Women in Assam and Nagaland”, to a wide ranging audience and thereby, aim to generate awareness, understanding and discussion on the issues of concern.


The research, filming and photography for the project, ‘Impact of Conflict on Women in Assam and Nagaland’ were conducted by the C-NES team between 2009 and 2010. Its major aim was the rigorous documentation of how women in the two states have suffered since the first conflicts between Naga insurgents and Indian security forces – and between the idea of India and those who sought political and cultural spaces outside of it – and extensive dissemination through publications, the production of a documentary film, seminars/conferences and the media. The project sought to place these issues in the larger context of the challenges of nation-building, the enduring issues of human rights and their violations, enshrined in ‘national security’ laws which have been opposed for over 50 years. Regional growth and the failure of stakeholders and non-State groups to address these concerns are also reviewed.


The project has looked at not just who was affected or how they were affected but also the broader issues of just laws, the use of State power and the rights of individuals, especially women, in conflict zones. Violence against women during times of armed conflict has been a persistent and widespread practice over centuries. Until recently, violence against women in such situations has been couched in terms of protection and honour. This has been particularly devastating for women for it perpetuates their subordination in an insidiously deep-rooted manner.


The course of field research generated a diverse and challenging set of new perspectives, concerns, conclusions and experiences. As the C-nes team puts it: ‘To bear witness has been a challenging and disturbing experience; listening to and reading the testimonies of the victims has been particularly painful and saddening – especially as we are deeply aware that virtually none of the victims have had access either to compensation or justice by getting the legal system or even the administrative system to take care of the harm they have suffered. For some, the nightmare persists because they remained unhealed and unreached; for others the nightmare is renewed when they see the alleged killers of relatives or friends walking around free. We have been privileged to have been included in some of the most personal and difficult situations which these women and other individuals have faced. Although the title of the project is “The Impact of Conflict on Women in Nagaland and Assam”, it is not as if the suffering was confined to women. Indeed, while they have suffered acutely, other members of society also has been harmed, across the gender divide’.


We believe that the hard work, dedication and sincerity in bringing out this volume of work would contribute to a larger discourse about the situation in the North-east. The Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research and the Heinrich Böll Foundation have pleasure in inviting you to a series of events to be held across Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Kohima and Guwahati through September to October 2011. The objective is to showcase the Research Report, Film (A Measure of Impunity) and the Photo Exhibition, conducted by C-nes and supported by HBF, under the project titled ‘Reviewing the impact of conflict on women in Assam and Nagaland’, and bring it to the attention of a wider audience. In the process, we believe it will generate awareness, understanding and discussion about the plight, as well as, the courage of the women in these two states of North-east India.


We are immensely grateful at this stage of dissemination to a number of organisations in Delhi (IIC), Mumbai (NCPA), Chennai (Madras University), Kolkota (Seagull) as well as to C-nes team members and partners in Kohima and Guwahati for supporting and coordinating programmes in these locations.


Series of Events at all locations include the following:




  • Photo Exhibition




  • Film Premiere




  • Report Release




  • Panel Discussion




  • Press Conference




Delhi


Date: 7-9 September 2011
Time: 6:30 pm on all days
Venue: IIC, New Delhi


Downloads: Invitation/Programme Schedule, Poster


Chennai


Date: 23-25 September 2011
Venue: Madras University, Chennai


Kolkata


Date: 29-30 September & 1 October 2011
Venue: Seagull Foundation for the Arts
26, Circus Avenue, Calcutta 700019
Tel: +91-33-2287 3737 / 2287 7942


Mumbai


Date: 15-16 October 2011
Venue: National Centre for the Performing Arts
NCPA Marg, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400 021
Tel: +91-22-6622 3737


Guwahati, Assam


Date: 22-23 October 2011
Venue: Machkowa ITA Complex, Machkhowa, Guwahati


Kohima, Nagaland


Date: 28-29 October 2011
Venue: tbc



Swachata Hi Sewa Mission launched in Udalguri

21 Sep 2017 - 11:41am | AT Staff Reporter

On the occasion of "Swatchata Hi Sewa" celebration,the Udalguri district administration organized various programmes in the district including ceremonial distribution of grants of aids to affected people of the district.The central programme was held at Bhupen Hazarika Mukali Mancha,Harisinga on September 20.The days programme was started with the cleanliness drive at Harisinga hospital launched by Rihon Daimari, Minister, PHE,Food & Civil Supply,Assam at 11 am followed by the grants and aids distribution ceremony at 12 am.

BJ Manta, ADC, Udalguri cum Project Director,i/c,DRDA,Udalguri conducted the oath taking ceremony where all people including the minister and officials took the pledge of keeping of houses and villages clean.They also took the pledge of discarding polythene items for a pollution free society.Speaking about the implementation of new mission "Swatchata Hi Sewa" in the district ,Sadhana Hojai, Deputy Commissioner,Udalguri welcomed all the distinguished guests and people present.Minister Rihon Daimari attended the ceremony as the chief guest.

On the occasion he spoke on the need for involving common people in the mission.The meeting was also attended by Nitin Khade, Secretary to the government of Assam,Information and Technology Department;Maheswar Boro,MLA, Kalaigaon; Suresh Tanti,MCLA,BTC etc besides several hundred people mostly woman.The Minister ceremonially distributed rehabilitation grants to 940 storm affected families of the district.Ex-gratia grants of rupees five lakhs each were distributed to four families whose kith and kins were missing due to social disturbances in the past years.The minister also ceremoniously distributed Revolving Funds to selected SHO village organizations and Community Investment Fund of rupees 2.5 lakhs each to selected beneficiaries.A discussion was also held later at Udalguri Circuit House where Rihon Daimary said that he would take steps to promote eco-tourism in picturesque villages bordering Bhutan and Arunachal Pradeshm with introduction of "Home Stay" amenities to tourists.Deputy Commissioner and PD,Udalguri also present in the discussion with environment and wildlife activist.

KMSS burns effigy of PM

3 Jul 2019 - 10:48pm | Dibya J Borthakur

Nagaon: Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) chief Akhil Gogoi on Tuesday announced a state-wide effigy burning protest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi following the announcement of not declaring Assam flood as a ‘national issue’.

As part of this state-wide protest , the district unit of Nagaon KMSS today burnt the effigy of PM Narendra Modi at Krishnaikhat on four-lane highway raising slogans against the BJP led government in centre and state.

The KMSS protestors also demanded the government to declare Assam flood as a national issue.