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Happy Birthday: Gogoi turns 79

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi turned 79. Gogoi, the third time chief minister celebrated his 78th birthday on Thursday at his official residence atop the Koinadhara hills in Guwahati.

His party leaders, cabinet colleagues, various parties and organizations wished him since morning on his birthday.

Gogoi, flanked by his wife Dolly, cut a huge cake in the presence of several well-wishers. He thanked God and the people of Assam for their blessings and good wishes.

Gogoi was born in Rangajan Tea Estate of Jorhat district.

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5-day CBI remand for Amjad Khan

16 Jun 2010 - 11:32pm | editor

A CBI special court on Wednesday remanded Amjad Khan to CBI custody for 5 days a day after a whopping Rs 13.45 crore was recovered during a raid in Guwahati.

The entire amount is understood to have been kept by his brother in law of R H Khan, the accused in the multi crore scam in the North Cachar Hills district. Khan, the deputy director of the social welfare district attached to this hills district has been absconding after procuring bail.

He was chargesheeted by CBI as it was probing the case few months back. The deputy director along with a circle of his colleagues and contractors has siphoned off a huge amount meant for development of the hills district.

Later, part of the amount reached the terrorist outfit DHD(J) who procured arms. The This was what the first one terror funding case the National Investigation Agency took up since it was set up by the Centre.

Notably, Amjad is understood to have admitted that R H Khan kept the money at his residence. With this, the entire case will take a new turn.

PK Borthakur appointed ONGC Director (offshore)

5 Nov 2012 - 5:25pm | SK Hasan

An illustrious son of Assam, Pronip Kumar Borthakur has assumed the charge of Director (Offshore) of the Oil and Natural Gas Commission (ONGC) on October 31, 2012. Borthakur has formally taken over the operational responsibility of the prestigious role from Sudhir Vasudeva, CMD, ONGC. Having a formidable professional experience of 35 years with ONGC, Borthakur has spent 24 years at the helm of various sections and groups in the organization.

Creative writing workshop held

9 Jul 2017 - 7:59pm | Shajid Khan

A 4-day long creative writing workshop aimed at honing the writing skills of the students concluded here at Arunodoi Academy school of Tangla on Saturday. The workshop was graced as resource person by author Jebilion Boro, journalist Shajid  Khan,Jadumoni Basumatari and poet Violeena Deka. The students were given various tips on improving their vocabulary,use of metaphors,idioms,sentence construction,report writing,poem writing,making chatacters in stories among others. On the concluding day event journalist Khan encouraged the children to cultivate the art of putting their thoughts in black and white and imbibe the habit of writing diaries, chronicling their thoughts and feelings on a regular basis. He also asked students to read newspapers amd magazines to improve one's writing skill and stay updated with current affairs. The workshop ended with a vote of thanks by Napolean Daimari principal of the academy.