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Punaram Mili is felicitated at Sivasagar

The newly electedPresident of All India SC/SC employees of ONGC, Mr Puna Ram Mili is felicitatedby different organisations at Rongpur Jyoti Club of Sivasagar Town. He wasfelicitated by Rongpur Jyoti Club, NGO Sampriti, Rotari Club, Kali Mondir, SivasagarWomen Society, Sivasagar Sports Accociation, Sivasagar Badminton CoachingCentre, Sonmilito Rongali Bihu Sonmilon etc of total twenty organisations. Themeeting was presided by Babul Khan in which sport organisers Pabitra Borthakur,Manuj Bhagowati, Chairman of Sivasagar Municipal Board, Rana Khan, Socialworker Monika Saikia , Manuj Borthakur, Organising Secretary of AASU, SaratSaikia make a brief of the dedication of Punaram Mili in social Life. Mr.Punaram Mili is the first person from Northeast to achieve this prestigiouspost.

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Kharge on visit to Guwahati

22 Jun 2014 - 8:49am | AT News

AICC leader Mallikarjun Kharge is on a visit to Guwahati  on Monday to lead a protest over the move to hike the train fares.

According to AICC sources, Kharge who was the railway minister in the UPA government would take on the Modi government for the proposed hike in the passenger and freight rates.

Notably, initially the Modi government proposed to hike the rail fares citing a pending proposal during the UPA government. But Kharge made it plain that the entire proposal was left to the next government. 


Outdated,incomplete information on Nagaon dist admn website

7 May 2011 - 4:38am | Dibya J Borthakur

The Nagaon district administration’s website maintained by National Informatics Centre , continues to carry outdated and incomplete information. For example, on the Nagaon district administration page, accessible by clicking the ‘Nagaon district administration’ option on the menu bar on the home page , the district administration says the O/C of Raha police station is Dipak Bora but Dipak Bora is no longer an O/C belong to Raha P S . He has been transferred from Raha several months ago. What is ridiculous is that the website still mentions Dipak Bora as the O/C of Raha P S where as Arun Kr Bora is serving the post at present.

In mentioning the district’s Tourism information, the page , accessible under ‘Nagaon Tourism’ menu on the home page, has drastically failed to provide a detailed and suitable information about Raha. The page mentions ‘Raha , situated at about 22 km west of Nagaon. It was an important Chowki during the Ahom days. Today , Raha is an important trade centre for agricultural products such as paddy , jute and mustard. An important institution here is the Fishery Training College-the first of its kind in Nagaon. ‘

What is most shoking is that the page is silent about the fact that Assam’s first Chief Minister,then known Prime Minister, Lokopriya Gopinath Bordoloi was born at Raha in the year 1890 and therefore Raha is also known as the birth place of this great son of Assam. What is more the page does not mention about the Lokopriya Gopinath Bordoloi Museum, located at the heart of the Raha town, which can also be regarded as historic tourist site of Nagaon district.Likewise nothing is mentioned about the historic ‘ Jongal Balohu Gar’ situated a few kilometers distance of Raha in the page.

Again there is no information about the Nagaon district Veternay department on ‘ Naagaon district administration’ page as a result of which an user faces problems seeking for such kind of information.

Cashew nut cartel!

14 Jul 2014 - 10:43am | AT News

After egg, betel leaf, fish and meat, now it’s the cartel of cashew nuts that makes the fruit more dearer for common people these days.

Some sensational revelations have come out during the investigation by the Assam Times.

A part of the cartel has been remaining active in Fancy Bazar area where Shanti Lal, Manoj Moore and Sunil Bothra have already stopped the rush of cashew nuts from outside. Cashew nuts procured from Mancachar are available in the Guwahati markets these days.

The trio have been running this cartel under the patronage of a powerful circle of people in Dispur which is why, these people have been maintaining a studied silence on the allegations of this dirty deal in cashew nuts.

Its strange to note. Raw cashew nut is available at Rs 65 per 2 KG while the price of a dressed cashew nut is available at Rs 480 per kg (If 2 kg raw cashew nut are required to get 1 KG of dressed cashew nut).

The raw cashew nuts procured from Garo hills are processed in Mancachar by the industries run by Dilip Bothra and Mahesh Agarwalla.

The workers are allegedly underpaid where they get Rs 50 for processing cashew nut per kilo in addition to Rs 20 for electricity charge.

With 20 percent benefit for the traders, the cashew nuts should have been available at a price not more than Rs 250.

But the cashew nut price stands at Rs 480 per KG only because of the cartel where Mancachar MLA Javed Islam mires in controversy.

According to allegation, the dissident MLA has been patronizing the entire cartel of cashew nuts with tacit support from a section of officials from the Dhubri administration.