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Physical assault on magistrate in Kokrajhar

KOKRAJHAR: In a heart touching incident, Kokrajhar SP Rajen Singh physical assaulted  EAC Sailen Das at a gettogeter inside a hotel in Kokrajhar as video of CCTV footages state.

The incident has come into light after a video became viral on social media on Friday.

According to sources, there was a get together organised by district administration at Hotel Gaurang Valley on September 9 where the incident took place. 

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal ordered an official inquiry into the incident.

RTI activist Dural Bora also filed a compalint in this regard with CID Assam on Saturday.


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AAP to contest in M'laya, Nagaland assembly polls

14 Jan 2018 - 5:21am | AT News

NEW DELHI: The Aam Admi Party is gearing up to contest in the upcoming assembly polls in three north eastern states in March this year.

Talking to Assam Times, senior AAP leaders in New Delhi say the central leaders have been receiving good feedback from the state leaders and workers alike from the poll bound states of Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura.

"We are given to understand that our party has good prospect in Meghalaya where BJP is trying to wrest power from Congress. We are in constant touch with the state leadership these days," said a senior AAP leader who refused to be named.

He said," we are contemplating to contest in all seats in Meghalaya and Nagaland apart from in at least ten to twenty seats in Tripura."

The central leadership are expected to hunker down in the capital city very soon to clear the poll strategies in the three north eastern states where assembly polls are due in March.

The ruling party in Delhi will take on both Congress and BJP to keep both the parties at bay even in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Karnataka and Chattisgarh.

GU Youth Festival Begins

16 May 2009 - 3:32pm | Ranjan K Baruah

The most interesting Youth Festival under Gauhati University (GU) began on 16th May with various programmes. Colleges affiliated to Gauhati University from different part of the Asom have participated in the youth festival. So fare more than 40 colleges have registered for the festival and the organising committee is still waiting for more participation from the colleges based at different parts of Guwahati.

Inaugurating the youth festival Okhil Kr Medhi, the Vice Chancellor of the University said that youth festival is one of the important events of the university. Speaking on the occasion Dr Samujjal Bhattacharya, the Advisor of All Assam Students Union (AASU) appealed the students to love the place and work for it and take part in the progress of the society Adding in the same spirit Sankar Prasad Rai , president of AASU also appealed the students to take active part in the society and work to solve the social problems faced by the state. Pramod Boro, the president of all Bodo Students Union said that there is less scope and options for students in the state so the future generation must take leadership to change the society for bringing development. Many eminent teachers and students leaders were felicitated on the occasion by the Post Graduation Students Union of GU.

Lakshan Upadhaya , General Secretary of PGSU also spoke on the occasion and welcomed all the participants to the youth festival. The festival would conclude on 20th May.

Guwahati switches off for the third year for Earth Hour 2015

30 Mar 2015 - 2:22pm | Syed Miraz Ahmed

WWF-India celebrated the seventh year of Earth Hour and third in Guwahati through a Cyclothon in the morning, Green Fair, Candle March and a series of programme in the evening here at DighaliPukhuri Park today in the presence of WWF-India’s Ambassador for Assam, popular singer, MrDikshuSarmah. Switching off between 8:30pm and 9:30pm on the last Saturday of March the Earth Hour is a global people’s movement inspiring individuals from more than 7000 cities across the globe and 150 in India to take a stand against climate change, making it the largest voluntary movement ever witnessed in history. The Green Fair at DighaliPukhuri Park showcased renewable energy products along with various ‘eco-friendly’ items. The fair was followed by a candle march and a cultural programme.

Like every year, this year’s Earth Hour campaign saw celebrities from various corners of the country, endorsing the campaign. Apart from National brand ambassador, actor Arjun Kapoor, Assamese singer DikshuSarmah, tennis star SaniaMirza, southern actress Priya Mani, Bengali actress June Maliah and Tamil actor Bharath, all voiced their association with the cause and invited citizens of their city to come forward and participate in the initiative.

Emphasizing his support for Earth Hour, Dikshu said, “I am really very proud to be a part of Earth Hour 2015. This prestigious campaign by WWF has spread awareness about climate change through the masses and has encouraged us to fight against its adverse effects. I am very happy to be associated with a noble cause like this.” 

Earth Hour 2015 is built around the theme of “India Unplugged”, asking people across the country not only to switch off, but also to explore and adopt a cleaner and more sustainable lifestyle by embracing renewable energy solutions. The campaign encourages

• Individuals to adopt household products powered by renewable energy;

• Corporates to adopt renewable energy solutions to run their business operations and production processes;

• Governments to promote policies favorable to the production and uptake of renewable energy  

Taking forward the theme of renewable energy, WWF-India also launched the “SahasraJyoti” or “Beacon for the Sundarbans” initiative during Earth Hour 2015 which aims at bringing sustainable development to the Sundarbans landscape in India, by enabling energy access to 1000 households in the region - all through solar energy. The project, looking to raise funds through a crowd funding model and corporate support, will aim at setting up individual micro solar power stations for 15-20 hamlets covering 1000 households in the Satjelia Island in the Sundarbans region of West Bengal.

Speaking about the campaign, Mr. Ravi Singh, Secretary General & CEO, WWF-India said, “Earth Hour brings together people across the globe to express their concern over the global crisis of climate change. In India, the campaign spans more than 150 cities, providing a platform to create awareness on renewable energy amongst individuals, corporate entities and decision-makers, while influencing behavior, opinions and policy to help mitigate the effects of climate change. The campaign’s messaging and open-source model encourages participation in a symbolic switch off and leads people to adopt sustainable practices in order to conserve the finite resources of our planet. This year, Earth Hour hopes to reach out to a much larger number of people than before to promote the benefits of renewable energy".

Archita Baruah Bhattacharyya, Senior Programme Officer, WWF-India has informed that In Guwahati Earth Hour programme schools like Maharishi VidyaMandir School (Rajgarh Road), Sudarshan Public School, El Rhino, Euon Technology & Logistics Pvt. Ltd, etc, participated in the green fair. At the Earth Hour programme in Guwahati which was performed during switch off by using only renewable energy sources like solar lantern to lighten up the stage. Performances by Assam Bamboo Band, Maharishi School (Rajgarh), Sudarshan School, TISS students and the Brand Ambassador Dikshu sang some of his favourites spellbound the crowd. Apart from these two schools large number of students from DPS Guwahati, a band from South Pont School, TISS students, IIT Reflux students from National Law University along with a host of supporters along with Brand Ambassador Dikshu actively participated in the Candle March around Dighalipukhuri. At 8.30 p.m. Switch-off the ground of the venue was specially decorated with candles writing 60+ Earth Hour 2015 Assam. Various Government, public and private organization and offices like the DC Court, the Gauhati High Court, SrimantaSandardevKalakshetra and others to name a few supported the cause by switching off their non-essential lights during Earth Hour in Assam. While Assam Tourism Development Corporation Limited, Assam Energy Development Agency, APDCL has supported the campaign in Guwahati. WWF-India has received support from State Bank of India, LIC of India, Network Travels, AADI Advertising & Publicity, J K Educational & Charitable Trust, and many other individuals and organizations.  

Apart from the event in Guwahati, Earth Hour 2015 also saw a large number of events across the country. While cyclothons are being held in Guwahati, Hyderabad and Trivandrum, other events like green fairs and exhibitions of solar energy applications are being organized in Guwahati, Simla and Kolkata. Signature campaigns, candle marches and music concerts are also being held across the country in Mumbai, Delhi, Bhopal, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Shimla, Trivandrum, Kochi, Amritsar, Jaipur and other places.  Earth Hour 2015 has got support from the government, corporates and organizations that have come forward to pledge their support for the cause. Apart from the above, various corporate and organizations across the country have pledged their support online for the cause.

About WWF-India and Earth Hour

WWF-India is one of India’s leading conservation organizations with programmes and projects spread across the country. The organization works towards the conservation of biodiversity, natural habitats and the reduction of humanity’s ecological footprint. The mission of WWF-India is to stop the degradation of the earth's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature.

Earth Hour is WWF’s global initiative and the largest environmental campaign in history where citizens around the world show their support for action on climate change by turning off non-essential lights for one hour, between 8:30pm-9:30pm. This year Earth Hour is scheduled for 28 March 2015 between 8:30pm and 9:30pm.  Being implemented in India since 2009, the Earth Hour campaign has inspired individuals, governments and corporations to move towards responsible consumption and conservation of energy. It has received unprecedented support, demonstrated by participation in over 150 towns and cities by several city governments, the armed forces, public and private sector companies, celebrities and individuals. The RashtrapatiBhavan, the Prime Minister’s residence, residences of Chief Ministers and government buildings in every participating city have turned off lights every year, as a symbolic show of support.