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Marathon race organised in Durga Puja celebration

A marathon competition was orgaised to create awareness on anti-social activities like crimes against women along with Durga Puja celebration at Salakati in Kokrajhar district on Saturday.

Hundreds of participants from different places from greater Salakati area participated the marathon race which started from Station Road, Salakati and concluded at the same point completing of 8 kms distance.

Former BTC executive member Derhasat Basumatary and social activist Durga Hasda flagged off the the marathon race. The spot holders in the race were awarded with cash award and prizes from the organising committee.

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Book on philosophy released in Delhi

28 Sep 2012 - 2:06am | editor

The Max Mueller Bhavan, New Delhi formally released a book, on September 18, titled “West meets East: Schopenhauer and India”, edited by Arati Barua under their specific program “Germany and India 2011-12 : Infinite opportunities”. Robin Mallick , Program director South Asia region formally released the book. Astrid Radunski, cultural counselor of the Embassy of Federal Republic of Germany in New Delhi, spoke about IDSS and its work. Professor Nirmalya Narayan Chakravorty , Member Secretary of Indian Council of Philosophical Research (ICPR) who Chaired the session, delivered a lecture on about the book . Professor Matthias Kossler, honorable President of the International Schopenhauer society in Germany sent a greeting Note to the distinguished participants. Dr. Ajay K. Arora , the Principal welcome the distinguished guests. The significance of the book is that this is the 2nd book on ‘Schopenhauer and India’ compiled by Arati Barua in a collaborative research with the Schopenhauer research center at the u of Mainz, Germany. The third book “ Understanding Schopenhauer through the prism of Indian Culture: Philosophy, Religion and Sanskrit literature” is forthcoming from Germany – the publisher is De Gruyter. There are three editors of this volume- Prof Matthias Kossler and Mr Michael Gerhard from Germany and Arati Barua from India. This will be the first of its kind where both German and Indian editors are working together on the relationship between India and Schopenhauer but otherwise it is 3rd book in the series.



Department of Philosophy, Deshabndhu College, New Delhi also organized a talk for Professor Yasuo Kamata from Japan on ‘Tat Tvam Asi and Compassion: Schopenhauerian Ethics in the perspective of comparative Religion’ in her college.


1000-hr hills bandh called off

1 Nov 2014 - 10:41am | AT News

Normalcy is back to Karbi Anlong and Dima Hasao. The JACAS-sponsored 1000-hour long bandh has been called off. JACAS officials told Assam Times that they have only called off the bandh after they got assurance from the Centre to hold talks in November

. But, in the same breath, they made it plain that if the Centre continues to play the delaying tactic, then they would have no option but to resume the bandh that paralyzed normal life in Dima Hasao and Karbi Anglong.

Neighbouring Nagaland and Manipur also bore the brunt which forcing Nagaland chief minister TR Zeliang to seek Centre’s intervention.

Huge arms recovered in Baksa

1 Jul 2015 - 1:53pm | Hantigiri Narzary

Security forces have claimed that three hardcore cadres of NDFB-S along three linkmen were arrested and huge cache of arms were also recovered from Salbari area of Baksa district today. 

Security forces belonging to Assam Police and Army carried out a search operation at Salbari area this morning and manage to recovered huge arms of the NDFB-S members which are kept inside a room of Baksa district, said a senior police officer.