In a fresh development in the sensational Parag Das assassination case, the Gauhati High Court has served notices to the accused Mridul Phukan, CBI and the Assam government. The development came up as a division bench of the high court comprising Chief Justice Justi Chalameswar and Justice A N Ansari was taking up a petition moved by Pallav Das challenging the lower court order a few months back where the main accused Mridul Phukan was freed citing lack of sufficient evidence.
The National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the Indian Journalists’ Union (IJU), the largest organization of journalists in the country, will be held at Barpeta Road with a three day-long programme from November 15 to November 17, 013.
The NEC meet will be inaugurated on November 15 at 11 am by Minister for I & PR, Fisheries and Printing & Stationery Basanta Das, according to a Press release issued by Journalists’ Union of Assam President Geetartha Pathak and General Secretary Prabhat Pathak and Reception Committee President Sunil Kumar Das and Joint Secretaries Jayanta Kumar Das and Himanshu Das.
The IJU will centrally observe the National Press Day on November 16 at Barpeta Road where the Union DoNER Minister Paban Singh Ghatowar will be present as the chief guest. The programme will also be graced by Manipur Parliamentary Secretary for I & PR and Minor Irrigation Meghachandra Singh, veteran journalist from Bhutan Rinjin Wangchuk, Tara Vaishale from Nepal and Bangladesh Sambad Santha News Editor Shaukat Ali. Seven veteran journalists of the region will be felicitated on the occasion. A souvenir will be released at the function followed by opening of a photographic exhibition.
The three day programme will be participated by NEC members from all States in the country besides observer delegates. The visiting delegates will be taken to Manas National Park for a field study trip on November 17, the release said.
With the warm presence of Mr. Abihijit Baruah (Bare foot run Gunnies World Record holder from Jorhat), about more than 700 participants expressed their solidarity with the charity run i.e ‘Run for Inclusion’ of a distance of 5 km at Mohuramukh area (Bokakhat, Golaghat) early morning on December 22. It was organized with the joint collaboration of North-East Affected Area Development Society (NEADS) and Aide et Action India in a perspective of treating individuals with equal dignity and fairness as well as to support the marginalized section of the society including the women, elderly people, children, person with disability etc.
‘Run for Inclusion’ will not only allow us to show our solidarity and responsibility towards our country and humanity but also gives an opportunity to extend our support towards the eradication of disparities in the society, following the international Human Solidarity Day which reminds us that Solidarity is a key factor in overcoming any challenging situation.
In the same way, it was observed at Mohuramukh under Bokakhat legislative constituency of Golaghat district where the participants were the School Teacher, member of Panchayati Raj Institution, the volunteers of NEADS, government employees, School and college youths, women and some elderly people completed the charity run of 5 km successfully by expressing their solidarity in the event.
Guest of honour Mr. Abhijit Baruah announced prizes to the participants for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd and wished their bright future. Not only this, he promised the participants that he with the joint collaboration of NEADS and his institution, would be conducting a Marathan run competition in the month of February 2014.
Jothai SC from Gendrabil defeated Global SC from Gossaigaon2-1 and entered into final of the Tikendra Brahma and Aolang Brahma memorial footballtrophy in Thursday's match played at Kagrabari ground in Kokrajhar.
Mitinga Basumatary of Global netted first goal in 56 minutes in the second half. Geremcha Basumatary and Sahara Basumatary of Jothai scored one each goal in 65 minutes and 74 minutes against Global invthd second hakf and won the match. Barhoongka AC from Kokrajhar will take on Dowdini SC from Debargaon on Friday in the second semi final.