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Bijitt Gwra Narzary new BTC EM

KOKRAJHAR: Darangamela MCLA in the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) Bijit Gwra Narzary is going to take oath and secrecy of the office as executive member of BTC on Wednesday at a programme at BTC Legislative Assembly auditorium hall in Kokrajhar.

Narzary has been inducted as executive member in place of Deben Boro, who was in charge of the Handloom & Textile and Sericulture department in the BTC.

Boro was dropped from BTC executive council recently who was consecutively two-time elected MCLA from Goybari constituency in Baksa district from 2010 till date and hold executive member in the Hagrama Mohilary led BTC administration.

Narzary was elected as an MCLA from Darangamela constituency in 2011 in a bye poll.

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NSLA behind Gossaigaon shoot out!

2 Apr 2014 - 3:32pm | AT News

National Santhal Liberation Army’s role suspected in the Gossaigaon shoot out where three construction workers were killed on Wednesday.

The militant outfit is believed to have attacked the bridge construction project for failing to meet the extortion demands.

According to sources, the contractor did not meet the extortion demand by the outfit and the shoot out is believed to be its fall out.  

The incident took place at Kochugaoon Borbzar area at around 11-30 in the morning  when three motorcycle born youths halted and started firing indiscriminately at the workers engaged in the bridge construction site.

Identified as Rajjib Mushahary, Ashatun Bibi and Khairbur Sheikh were killed on the spot.

Chakka bandh affects normal life

2 Sep 2015 - 12:11pm | Hantigiri Narzary

Normal life was paralised today in Kokrajhar, heart town of BTAD administration following chakka bandh as well as general strike called by All India Federation Truck Workers Union (AIFTWU) and Centre Indian for Trade Unions (CITU) in protest against anti people policy taken from BJP led NDA govt. 

All kinds of road transport communication, private transports were remained off on the day, besides govt transport department officials aloof from doing duties. 

Student and common publics expressed their resented as they have face hardships in the travelling dud to strike called by the unions. 

The unions demanded the govt should avoid anti people policy and make people's welfare across the country.

Hill College initiates study on Darjeeling, Eastern Himalayas

14 Mar 2017 - 2:39pm | CM Paul

Salesian College Sonada (estd 1938) is holding an international inter-disciplinary conference on Darjeeling and the Eastern Himalayas: A Multidisciplinary Approach from 14th to 15th March 2017. Of 60 abstracts received 48 papers are being presented in three parallel and technical sessions.

Sikkim Central University Vice Chancellor Prof Tanka Bahadur Subba, inaugurated the conference, and Director of Himalayan Study Centre at North Bengal University Prof Karubaki Datta delivered the key note address.

Resource persons, scholars and participants from India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan are participating in the two day seminar. “This is also a forum for scholars of the region to meet and exchange information on their academic pursuits to reflect and contribute towards what the region is undergoing,” says Rotarian Udaya Mani Pradhan from Darjeeling, a prime mover behind the conference.

Eastern Himalayan borderland encompasses a geographical and cultural mosaic that stretches from eastern Nepal, Sikkim, Darjeeling Hills, Bhutan to Arunachal Pradesh. Cradled between the dominant cultures of northern India and southern Tibet, the eastern Himalayan borderland has geographical proximity with mountainous areas like Sikkim, Bhutan, and Tawang in north western Arunachal Pradesh. “The conference christened ‘Explorations into Eastern Himalayas’ is aimed at bringing forth issues and perspectives on the eastern Himalayas, which for the purposes of this conference extends from eastern Nepal to Bhutan,” says Conference Coordinator Assistant Professor Terence Mukhia.

Speaking on the objectives of the conference Principal Dr George Thadathil says, “The conference aims to challenge perspectives, contribute to existing body of knowledge and provide a common platform for researchers working on the region.”

Dr Thadathil adds, “The conference will facilitate the convergence of researchers from different countries, studying different aspects of the eastern Himalayas. It will also enable exchange of ideas and dissemination of knowledge and promotion of further research on the region which experienced migration from Tibet to Darjeeling and Sikkim; and engage scholars study the contemporary contestants to hegemony in the hills with the hope of presenting newer ways of understanding the region and exploring the commonalities and differences between the peoples.”

Divided into three parallel panel sessions key themes for the conference include titles like Histories and Memories; Culture and Identity; Trade, Economy, Exchange and Migration; Folk and Popular Culture; Industries, Development and Sustainability; Gender, Society and Modernity; and Education, Language & Literature. Characteristic of the region is the migration of people from Nepal to Sikkim, Darjeeling, Bhutan and the north-eastern frontier regions making Kalimpong town as an important trading centre between southern Tibet and British government in Bengal.

The contemporary political history of the region is marked by strengthening of political borders, Sino-India conflict in 1962, the merger of Sikkim with the India in 1975, the ongoing political agitation for Gorkhaland, spread of the Maoist movement in eastern Nepal and the expulsion of the Lhotsampas from Bhutan. These events lend dynamism to the eastern Himalaya borderland and have made it a site of intense contestation for space, legitimacy, resources and identity amongst other things.

Inaugural session also marked the release of Nepali translation of the book ‘Brahma Sri Narayana Guru’ by T. Bhaskaran translated by Prof George Thadathil for Sahitya Akademi.