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Booth capturing mars polling in Nagaon

Large scale violence in the form of booth capturing marred the third phase of panchayat polling in Nagaon district on Wednesday. The incident took place in the early hours at the two booths at the 48th and 49th Rajabari Muktab School. In the morning a group of five youth Congress activists suddenly forcibly stormed to the booths. The polling officials and the waiting voters prevented them from voting. The polling was suspended till 10-30. Later two ballot boxes were examined in full view of the Nagaon superintendent of police and some voters. No anomalies were found and the polling resumed.
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AKRSU resolves to intensified mass agitation

1 Aug 2016 - 1:01pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

The All Koch Rajbongsi Students Union (AKRSU) has resolved to intensified vigorous mass movement with slogan of ‘Do or Die’ to seeking Scheduled Tribe (ST) status and reconstruction of Kamatapur separate state within Indian constitution.

The students union observed its 26th foundation day with two-day long programme scheduled at Kalipukhuri ground in Kokrajhar district on Friday and Saturday.In the observation,students union resolved to intensified vigorous mass movement alleging that state and centre government have been tactically delayed the issues of ST status granting and reconstruction of Kamatapur state in the region.

The students union termed BJP led state government is misolia government because BJP party has failed to fulfill promises and commitment, which had promised during election times.

Hiteswar Barman,president of AKRSU announce his betrayal on government said that the students union will now decides to go strong mass movement for the issues ST status to the Koch Rajbongsi community,Kamatapur issues which have been politically delayed by govt.

‘We have lost patience of govt,so we have decided to go mass agitation on the issues within short period of days with slogan of ‘Do or Die’ for demands of the community issues’,said Barman.

“BJP led state govt has tactically delayed issue ST granting,Kamatapur state in the region.Students union resolves to go mass movement with slogans of Do or Die for community issues within short period of days,no compromise with ST status,Kamatapur state”,Barman added.

An open session was also organized on the day with Hiteswar Barman,president of AKRSU in the chair.BJP MLA for Galakganj LAC Ashini Sarkar Roy graced as chief guest,former BTC executive member Derhasat Basumatary,leaders from AASAA,Motok Chatra Parishad were present on the occasion.

Focus on changing spirit of fiction

28 Dec 2014 - 3:51pm | AT News

The world of short fiction has markedly changed over the years, said short fiction writers at the Guwahati Lit Fest on Sunday.

Participating in a discussion, authors agreed that globalization has more or less finds a clear manifestations in today’s short fiction.

Moderated by prolific short fiction writer Anuradha Sarma Pujari, the panelist said many short fictions are still teeming with local language or dialects.

Panelists Ratna Bharali Talukdar, Banti Senchoa, Anamika Bora, Sanjiv Paul Deka, Apu Bharadwaj, Pranjal Sarma Basistha dwelt at length many eye opening aspects on the changing world of short fiction. 

The panel of short fiction writers furhter responded a number of questions posed to them by the audience on the changing trends in the world of short fiction.


Violence: ULFA blames political conflict

18 Aug 2012 - 3:52am | editor

ULFA commander-in-chief Paresh Barua on Friday said the internal conflict between a senior minister and the Chief Minister has resulted in the BTAD clash. In a statement, ULFA urged the people of Assam to support the ‘call of sovereignty’, failing which the cycle of violence in the region would continue.