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Silpi Divas is being organized at Simoluguri


The non-government organization, “Udiyomaan” in association with the Simoluguri branch of “Assam SahityaSabha” is organizing the “Silpi Divas” on 17 th January, 2012, likethe other places of Assam. The day long programme will be held at “Monipuri Kola-Kristi Kendra” of Borkola, Simoluguri.


On this occasion the fine-arts and Jyoti-sangeet competition will be held among children. The open session will be inaugurated by JugaGogoi, the secretary of Sivasagar district SahityaSabha. Md. Mohsin, retired lecturer of NandanathSaikia memorial College,DebobrataSaikia. MLA, Nazira and Mr. DurlovBuragohain, Principal, Siu-Ka-Pha Academy, will be present as asserted speaker, distinguished guests respectively in the discussion, “ The ideal of Jyotiprasad in new generation” which will be presided by UmanandaSarma, retired lecturer of Gorgaon College.


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Udalguri Election Officer resigns over cash-for-job scam

29 Aug 2018 - 8:49pm | Shajid Khan

UDALGURIUdalguri Election Officer Karpun Patir has resigned from the post over cash-for-job scam. The scam came to light after the Dibrugarh police arrested one Naba Kanta Patir, an engineer, from Dibrugarh after they caught him red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 10 lakh from a lady doctor promising a government job on October 27, 2016.  Karpun Patir is the son of former Congress Minister Sumitra Patir.

Karpun submitted his resignation letter to the Udalguri Deputy Commissioner on August 19 citing mother's ill health.

It may be mentioned that Karpun’s name has figured in the infamous Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) cash-for-job scam. He has allegedly bribed suspended chairman of APSC, Rakesh Paul to secure a plum government job.

On the other hand, Sumitra Patir’s elder son, Jawahar Patir is a Sales Tax Inspector, younger son Minakshi Permey Patir is an ACS officer.

Their daughter-in-law Geetali Doley, who also served as an ACS officer at Gogamukh in Dhemaji district, was arrested by Dibrugarh Police for being involved in the cash-for-job scam. Jailed Geetali Doley has already been discharged by the State Government from her duty.

Firmly deal with caterpillars: Sonowal

14 Sep 2016 - 6:36pm | AT News

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has asked the deputy commissioners and agriculture department authorities to firmly deal with the army worms who have destroyed crops in thousands of hectares in 12 districts in the post flood scenario.

Sonowal has also asked the authorities to visit the damaged areas to oversee the operation to bring the situation under control.

The situation suddenly took a grim turn when the army worms have damaged crop lands measuring thousands of hectares in the state

The worst-hit district is Golaghat where the caterpillar 6,671 hectares of crop field leaving the farming community in utter dilemma.

The picture is not different in Majuli where crops on more than 1700 hectares of land have been ravaged by the army worms in the flood hit river island leaving over 4000 families in dire-straits.

Majuli is followed by Dibrugarh and Sivasagar districts where the menace has damage 5000 hectares and 2,800 hectares of crop lands respectively.

NDFB-R fears riot rerun

29 Mar 2014 - 4:47pm | Hantigiri Narzary

Ranjan Daimary faction strongly condemned the Chirang incident where a tribal girl was raped before being murdered.

According to the outfit, a particular group has been trying to repeat the 2012 communal clash.

NDFB has appealed to the government to punish the culprits and adequate compensation to the deceased family.
According to NDRB(R), seven youths of a particular group attacked the two girls. They caught one of the girls while another managed to escape the goons.