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AASU in talk with Dispur on NRC

The Assam government talks to the All Assam Students’ Union leaders on Friday in Dispur before clearing the modalities to update the National Registrar of Citizens (NRC).

Speaking to Assam Times, senior officials here say chaired by principal secretary with home and political department, the meeting is attended by AASU adviser Dr Samuzzal Bhattacharjee, president Sankar Prasad Ray and General secretary Tapan Kumar Gogoi and other top ranked leaders.

The students’ body has already submitted its proposals before Dispur anmd Delhi citing the acceptable modalities for updating the NRC.

An all party meeting gave the government go-ahead to draft the modalities to update the NRC with 1971 as the cut off year and the Assam Accord implementation department has completed the draft.

After being cleared, the department will hand over the draft to Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on October 31 for his needful action.

Notably, the government is working out the decision to update NRC taken at the tripartite meeting in New Delhi on May 5, 2005 in presence of Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh.
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Air turbulence damages film equipment in Jet airways

5 Aug 2012 - 12:41am | Raktim Baruah

Beware of Jet Airways. In yet another case of gross negligence, the ground staff of the Jet Airways has reportedly damaged the filming equipment of a journalist who landed on 30th of July at the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati from Mumbai. The journalist was on a visit to cover the Assam flood situation from an international news agency of repute.

He said that the ground staff admitted the fault in black and white immediately. However, the Jet head-office rejected the compliant without enquiring with the local staff. They simply refused to accept the responsibility for the damage to the equipment and claimed that it happened because of air turbulence which is why, the airlines are not liable for it.

‘How can you justify a moderate air turbulence damaging heavy duty professional filming equipment’’, wonders Anshul Ojha. He further said that in that case they should think of the safety norms while flying with this airlines that flies in heavy-gear damaging conditions.

The passenger has also not taken the delivery of the equipment and it still is kept with Jet airways in Guwahati. He is contemplating to file a FIR against the airlines.

According to the DGCA guidelines, it is the airline’s duty to handle the baggage marked fragile with utmost care. However, it has been reported by many passengers that Jet ground staff at Guwahati airport handles the baggage without any proper care. Often, it causes damage. Many passengers, at times, lodge complaint of throwing the baggage while unloading from the aircraft by the ground staff. Will the authorities take up the serious allegations?

Ashes of Bhupen Hazarika immersed in Noa and Nanoi at Kalaigaon Tangla

13 Nov 2011 - 8:51pm | Jayanta Kumar Das

People of Kalaigaon and Tangla paid homage to the ashes of legendary singer Dr.Bhupen Hazarika before immersing in Noa and Nanoi rivers at Kalaigaon and Tangla respectively. Pranjal Das,SDO (Civil), Bhergaon Sub-division accompanied by Pabitra Kumar Das,BDO,Kalaigaon and Ratul Pathak, BDO, Bhergaon formally received the earthen pot containing ashes of the legendary singer from the Udalguri district administration at Udalguri on November 10 at 2 PM. Several hundreds of people of Kalaigaon including AASU, ABSU,AJYCP, Nagarik Manch, Chambers of Commerce, Press Club Kalaigaon etc. received the ashes at Chintagaon village at 5 PM.The ashes were then brought to Yatri Jirani Chora,in front of Kalaigaon Police Station for public view.

Various organizations including ISKON (Namhatta) Kalaigaon performed Kirtan during the processeion. A homage paying ceremony was arranged on the next day at 9 AM.Distingushed peoples namely – Lwmsrao Daimari, EM, BTC;Mukunda Ram Choudhuri,MLA, Kalaigaon; Jagadish Sarkar and Dandi Ram Rabha, MCLA, BTC; Pranjal Das,SDO (Civil), Bhergaon; Pabitra Kumar Das and Ratul Pathak,BDO of Kalaigaon and Bhergaon spoke a few word after offering floral tribute to late Dr. Hazarika. Habibar Rahman,OC,Kalaigaon Police Station;social workers Kami Ram Saharia, Mahendra Saikia,Bimal Prasad Sarma,Kamal Prasad Sarma,Dandi Kumar Boro,Kandeswar Deka, Principal, Kalaigaon HSS, Arabinda Das, Principal Kalaigaon HSS etc also attended the homage paying ceremony.The ashes were later taken in a huge procession through Kalaigaon town before immersing in the Noa river at 2 PM in presence of thousands people, civil and police officials.

Tangla: People of Tangla also offered homage to the ashes of Dr Bhupen Hazarika. DN Hazarika,Circle Officer,Harisinga Revenue Circle,Tangla formally received the ashes from Udalguri district administration at Udalguri on November 10 at 1 PM. and placed at Tangla town for public homage at 4 PM.It needs mention that AASU,Nagarik Manch Tangla and BPF leader Jayanta Barua of Tangla had also brought another three ashes container from Guwahati and were placed togather for public homage for three days ie on 9,10 and 11 November.

Various programmes including community prayer,Naam etc were arranged on all the three days. All the ashes containers were ceremoniously immersed in the Nonai river near Tangla town at 2 PM on November 12. More than three thousand people attended the procession leading to the immersion site. It is also known that people of Tangla will organise public “Shradh” of the departed singer on November 15 with daylong programme.

HSLC/ AHM results on Friday

16 May 2013 - 9:54am | AT News

Decks are clear for Board of Secondary Education, Assam to announce the results of the High School Leaving Certificate and the Assam High Madrassa Examinations on Friday.

The results will be available to the respective schools around 12 noon. The centres would be able to collect the results from Inspectors of Schools. Results are being dispatched in sealed covers to all the district headquarters. The centre in-charge will collect their respective results in the morning on Friday at 12 o’clock they will open the sealed envelopes. The results would also be available on the websites –,,,,, Candidates may send their SMS to any of the virtual numbers – 8082035353, 9773339599 and for the HSLC results they will have to type –SEBAB13 and for the AHM results, they will have to type SEBABM13.