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Manas National Park opens for visitors

The Manas National Park (MNP) has re-opened for visitors on Friday.

Deputy chief of Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) Kampa Borgoyary has cut the ribbon to inaugurate the the Manas National Park amidst presence of large number visitors and officials at Bansbari forest range office main gate in Baksa district.

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UN team visits Raha

UN team visits Raha
9 Apr 2013 - 5:42pm | Dibya J Borthakur

A team of 3 member delegate from United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan,New Delhi today visited 'Akonir Kabita Ghar',an NGO working for the development of Children, Raha to know the activities done by the NGO for the children of Raha and its neighbouring areas.

"The team from UN Information Centre for India and Bhutan comprised of two people, Mrs. Kiran Mehra-Kerpelman, Director and Sanjana Subramanian. Mr. Aswini Sarma  from the UNA Resource Centre for North East and the Executive Director of Institute of UN Studies in Assam accompanied

The team praised the novel approaches carried by the Children Organization towards the all round development for children community. The team was welcomed by Abani Saikia, Head, Rantu Mudoi, secretary  of Akonir Kabita Ghar.

Women Vendors award conferred to Morium Wary

27 Jul 2015 - 6:30pm | Hantigiri Narzary

The ‘Women Vendor Award, 2015’ was  conferred to Morium Wary of Saraibil,was being constituted by the NERSWN NGO,a NGO working for women upliftment at a function held at  Nerswn Gwjwn Dera campus, Chandrapara in Kokrajhar on Monday.

A mother of three children, Wary a poor housewife started his business with just Rs 20 in hand by opening a pan (bettle-nut) shop to sustain the family income at local market was honoured with the award on the fifth foundation of the Korajhar and Gossaiagon Aaijw Falangi Afat (Women Vendor's Association). Wary currently runs a tea stall at Soraibil bazaar successfully in Kokrajhar district. An illiterate manage to send her three sons to school. Her eldest son is now a doing in B.Sc, the second son class 12 and third in class 10.

The award consists of a citation, cash prize of Rs 10,000; Indi showl and a traditional Aronai. 

Professor of Kokrajhar Government college and writer Anjali Basumatary, ABSU general secretary Lawrence Islary attended the function as guests and gave away the awards.

Basumatary said that economic empowerment of the women is of utmost necessity and an encouraging step to the nation. She said that women should be empowered economically to become self dependent.

Lauding the women vendors for their immense support in the work force for their livelihood and support to the family, she said would be an example for the society.

Among others, Bishnu Narzary, chairman of Kokrajhar Municipality Board , chairperson of NERSWN NGO Birphung Narzary, executive director of NGO Raju Narzary, writers Rani Helen Wary and Bhabhani Bhaglary were present in the occasion with editor of Bibhungti-The Opinion Pratibha Brahma in the chair.



Bangla govt agrees to hand over Anup Chetia

19 Feb 2009 - 9:26pm | editor
The new Bangladesh government seems to have reached an understanding to handover ULFA top gun Anup Chetia, who has been languishing in Dhaka jail since 1996.

This was disclosed by Bangladesh's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hasan Mahmud told a private news channel on Wednesday. He said both the countries have mutually agreed on the handover.

According to him, the mutual agreement will also include handover of Bangladeshi criminals who have fled to India.

On the other had, he lashes out at the the previous Bangladeshi government of the Bangladesh National Party of "nurturing" terrorist groups like the Harkat-ul Jehad Islami (HuJI) adding that HuJI has cross-border linkages not only with Lashkar-e-Taiba but with other organisations also.

He admitted that HuJI still has activists in hideouts in Bangladesh and the government was trying to locate them.