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Dr. Bhabendra Nath Saikia Memorial essay competition is organizing an essay competition ‘Reflexion 2010, to commemorate the death anniversary of the renowned Assamese littérateur and film director Dr. Bhabendra Nath Saikia. The competition has been organized at the International level under two age groups, the junior group is from 13 to 18 and the senior age group is from 19 to 28 years.

The theme for the junior section “Assam of my Dream”. For the senior section the theme is “In my view, three fundamental problems of Assam and their practical solutions”. The participants can address any three fundamental problems faced by Assam along with their solutions which are constructive and effective. The participants can participate from all over the world and the prize for the first, second and third ranks in the Junior section has been fixed as Rs. 5000/-, 3500/- and 2000/- along with a certificate. For the senior section the prize for the first three ranks are &7500/-. 5000/- and 3000/- along with a certificate. The competition will take place in both Assamese and English language and the last date of submission of the essays is July 25. The essays can be sent either by post or email. The participants from the junior section have to send a proof from the Head of their Institution as their age proof. For the senior section, the participants will have to submit a photocopy of any government to legal document as age proof. For the entries sent by email, a scanned copy of the age proof has to be sent.

The essays have to be sent in the following address:, c/o Srishti, First Floor, G R Kalita Commercial Complex,Skylab Building, Opposite to SBI, South Guwahati Branch, Ulubari, Guwahati-7. Email entries:

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I want Dr. Bhabendra nath Saikias Essay nw bcoz i wishing to know about him.

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Hamlet cries for help in flood

16 Jul 2017 - 9:54am | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

‘There was a village called Choto Nilibari consisted of 46 families, now it has totally washed out and eroded by Aie River in the fury flood waters this year and last year. Even though many ministers, MLAs including Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal visited the erosion last year and three days back Power minister Pallav Lachan Das visited at the flood affected site along with local administrations, yet no stern measure was seeing to protect the fury flood waters along the Aie River so far’, flood affected villagers said.

 The villagers of Choto Nilibari under 31no. Sidli constituency in Chirang district, which has been represented by Chandan Brahma since 2006, have become homeless as well washed away all their properties in the flood waters and taking shelter scattered at different places, including relief camp at Sobhaijhar community hall since last year. The recent flood waters eroded new site of the village that caused more paddy land and houses of the citizens.

 CM Sonowal last year and minister Das promised protection of erosion from Aie River,which has been becoming a dangerous situation for villagers as they face washed out properties and living sites, said villagers.

 A villager told that 1.82 crore amount was sanctioned from water resources department last year to make protection at the eroded site Choto Nilibari village on Aie-River, but some peoples diverting the amount constructed a sand bundh on the middle portion of the river, which has no any measurable step towards flood affected areas. He said that many leaders, ministers, CM; officials rushed the spot to take stock about fury erosion and assured for stern measures, but solutions yet to be initiated to the protection or construction of bundh along the River.

  He has alleged that the sanctioned amount was misused by some peoples instead of constructing proper protection bundh to the flood affected citizens. He said that presently, water resource department has been made few bamboo porcupine arrangements to make protection the erosion, which are not sufficient measures to check the fury flood waters.

‘We all lost our homes, properties, own land besides leave the place due to fury flood erosion last year and recent floods from Aie River. We have become helpless as flood waters washed out all needy occupations and become river flow on our land’, villagers said on tearful mood.

 Most of the flood affected villagers of the Choto Nilibari have been taking shelter at Sobaijhar relief camp due to lost their house and properties since last year and face severe hardships in the camps due to scarcity of food and other needy materials.

 Villagers alleged that government has never think to check flood erosion and protection at the village level of which why innocent villagers today lost their own homes, lands, crops in the flash fury floods. They expressed their concern over the insincerity attitude from government while making stern checking of flood protection in the area that has become serious threat for the citizens.

Bijoya’s daughter in race for ticket

2 Jul 2015 - 8:57am | AT News

Two prominent BJP leaders want their son and daughters to contest the assembly polls early next year.

They have already applied for tickets before the state unit leadership to be confirmed by the central leadership within the next three months. Sources told Assam Times that Nagaon MP Rajen Gohain is mounting pressure on the party leadership to help his son Ritul Borgohain contest from Nagaon constituency.

Suman Haripriya, the film maker daughter of Guwahati MP Bijoya Chakrabartty is also in the race for ticket to contest the assembly polls. She is believed to have preferred the Palashbari constituency.

Party president Siddharth Bhattachaya on Wednesday has submitted the applications before the central leadership for consideration which will need at least four months to confirm. At least 3600 leaders have applied for 126 constituencies.


Flood Situation in Nagaon Dhemaji grim

11 Sep 2007 - 3:11am | Dibya J Borthakur
Raha : The overall flood situation in Nagaon district remained grave for the second day today as incessent rain has been keeping all the rivers of Nagaon district constantly in spate. The major rivers of Nagaon district Kolong , Kapilee and Barpanee are flowing above danger level. It is learnt from official sources that eighty five villages under Raha Constituency and 10723 hectares area of Paddy fields have been badly damaged by flood water. Many houses have been washed away along with 7 persons which includes 2 children by flood water. Road communication between Baithalongsho and Kampur and Baithalongsho and Hojai have been cut off as surging flood waters inundated several portions of the High-ways of these places. Many people of Kampur, Kachua , Chaparmukh, and Raha areas are taking shelter in colleges, high-schools and railway lines. The worst affected people of Jarabaree Mouza are taking shelter on Bashundharee and Tilaa hills.

It may be mentioned here that the district administration has not yet come forward to help the people of flood affected areas. The state forest minister Rokibull Hussain has visited the places and ordered the administration to provide all kind of help to the affected people. Ina few places relief camps have been opened in some schools but the relief provided so far is inadequate.

Meanwhile the flood situation in Dhemaji District continues to be bleak as floods have entered Dhakhuakhana town and the Bailey Bridge is also under threat. Supply of essentials are being maintained from North Lakhimpur town.