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Heroin smugglers arrested

KOKRAJHAR: Kokrajhar police apprehended two heroin smugglers from Kokrajhar town late Tuesday evening in a search operation.

Kokrajhar police conducted a search operation at one house along the Ganga Hall Road and seized 58.9 grams of heroin.

Two persons were apprehended.

They were identified as Rinok Narzary (25) of Muthambil Soraibil of Gossaigaon and Mondip Narzary (24 year) of Habrubari under Kokrajhar police station.

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Silver Jubilee celebration concludes

28 Sep 2016 - 11:47pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

Silver Jubilee celebration of Kanthalguri Udangshri Club cum Library concluded on Wednesday with an open session with Karuna Kanta Basumatary in the chair. BTC executive member Rajib Kumar Brahma graced as inaugurator in the open session.

Brahma, in his speech appreciated the initiative taking from Udangshri club, which has observed silver jubilee glorious step on its foundation day. He has urged coming up generation to take strong step to bring healthy society as well development society among all sections of community in the region.

Krishna Gopal Basumatary, director UN Academy, Uma Rani Basumatary, chair person Kokrajhar ST development board were prominent attendees on the occasion. On the occasion, club also felicitated passed out students.

Bargeet Samaroh on Dec 25

13 Dec 2016 - 9:51am | Sanjib Kumar Borkakoti

The great contribution of Srimanta Sankaradeva, Bargeet is getting diluted over the years as the singers do not learn it properly. Most of them even sing these classical songs like modern songs, damaging its classical character. So the Society for Srimanta Sankaradeva is organising a musical event at Duliajan Club, Duliajan on December 25, 2016 in association with Duliajan Club. The event will be day-long,starting at 9 am.

Several maestros will present Bargeet in full classical style in this Bargeet Samaroh. It is for the first time that such an event has been organised in Assam. Every Bargeet will take about 20 to 30 minutes to render in this style. The maestros who have given consent thus far are Nilakanta Burabhakat, Bhogpur Sattra, Majuli, Gunindra Nath Oja, Barpeta, Gopiram Borgayan and Upen Borgayan, Uttar Kamalabari Sattra, Majuli, Shobhan Baruah, Narayanpur, Dr Pabitrapran Goswami, Jorhat and Ranjit Bora, Golaghat. The maestros will also speak about Bargeet, alongwith their performance and answer any question. The event will be started by a performance of Ranjan Bezbaruah of Nagaon, who has earned name by translating a few Bargeet to Sanskrit. Dr Mallika Kandali will perform a Sattriya Nritya based on Bargeet in the valedictory function.

The Sattriya Kendra of Sangeet Natak Akademy is expected to partially sponsor the event and also videograph the entire performances for permanent preservation in their archive. Doordarshan and All India Radio also will do similar recording for preservation purpose. The Society may also bring out an audio CD of these Bargeet performance. The videos will be uploaded in its website

Entry for this musical event will be free for all. There will also be an exhibition-cum-sale of Aharya and manuscript paintings made by the trainees in different workshops organised by Society for Srimanta Sankaradeva. Textile artist Hemaprabha Chutiya's marvellous depiction of Namghosha and Gunamala in cloth also will be exhibited.

Spotlight on Bordua

23 Sep 2015 - 12:17pm | AT News

Bardowa, the name of a place of historic wonder is throbbing with the activities of a full fledged Vashnavite nerve centre on Wednesday as the entire state soaks in the traditional fervour of the birth anniversary celebrations of the saint Shankardev. The entire place in the outskirt of Nagaon gets a fresh look with colourful cultural processions, nam kirtana, Bhaona from early in the morning to mark the 567th birth anniversary of the harbinger of nam dharma that pulled a sizeable chunk of population across the undivided Assam in the fifteenth centuries.

Talking to Assam Times organizer Harendranath Mahanta said that the entire area has turned into a heaven on this planet. Mahanta said, “Braving incessant rains that lashed the state, thousands of people of all walks of life spilled into the streets early in the morning chanting the name of the saint to join his birth anniversary celebration along with other parts of the state

“The focus of attraction on Tuesday was the Jotha Dharma Totha Joi, a Bhaona which pulled overwhelmed response. Today’s attraction is the staging of the Parijat Haran drama by the saint,” said Mahanta.

Apart from these, a number of Vaishnavite scholars are participating in an open session on the occasion. Same farvour grips Tezpur, Majuli, Lakhimpur and Barpeta where the birth anniversary celebration of the saint is being observed in a big way.