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Train derailed

The engine alongwith six boggies of the Mariani Intercity Special Passenger Train (UP) got derailed at around 7.30 PM on friday night at Hunatol area in between Sarupatahr and Naojan Railway Station. However no causalities have reported in the incident.

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After getting the state drink status, Assam Tea moves one step closer to be accorded national drink status. This moves comes when the department related to parliamentary standing committee on commerce which was constituted w.e.f. 31st August, 2011 under the chairmanship of Shanta Kumar, with 31 members, out of which 10 are from the Rajya Sabha and 21 are from the Lok Sabha submitted its report on “Performance of plantation sector – Tea and Coffee Industry” to the Rajya Sabha on 9th August, 2012 and laid on the table of the Lok Sabha on 9th August, 2012. The Committee has given a total of 105 recommendations, out of which 48 recommendations are for the Tea Sector and...
The court of district and sessions judge today awarded life imprisonment to 13 accused in the sensational murder of Rupak Gogoi, the then proprietor of Govindapur Tea Estate in Golaghat and husband of MLA Bismita Gogoi. The day February 11, 2005 when Rupak Gogoi accompanied by his PSO went to his tea garden Govindapur. Three weeks were payment was due to the labourers but when Rupak Gogoi arrived at the garden with payment of just one week, the labourers turned furious. There was an altercation between Late Gogoi and the labourers and in the meantime a woman labourer has snatched the Carbine from Gogoi’s PSO. It was followed by chaos and disorder and the furious mob later burnt...
NRL Football Academy opened yet another new chapter in Assam football when its state-of-the-art infrastructural facility was inaugurated in Numaligarh by Deepak Chakravarty, Managing Director of Numaligarh Refinery Ltd. (NRL). The academy will run under the professional expertise of SPT Sports Management Pvt. Ltd and Assam Football Association. Ankur Dutta, Secretary Assam Football Association and Vice President of All India Football Federation, Jatin Bora Vice President of All Assam Students Union, Deputy Commissioner of Golaghat Sanjiv Gohain Baruah, President of SPT Sports Management Pvt. Ltd Saran, Chief Manager HR, NRL Kajol Saikia, Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility Pranab...
In an attempt to promote football and attract the youth to the sport, Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) under its Corporate Social Responsibility Scheme today announced the launching of 'NRL Football Academy' with professional expertise of SPT Sports Management Pvt. Ltd and Assam Football Association. The academy will be set up at Numaligarh to build a strong and sustainable football development plans within 10 KM radius of the Refinery for future players to emerge. This was declared in a press meet held at Numaligarh. Speaking on the press meet Kajol Saikia, Chief Manager HR, NRL said that the academy will utilize the opportunity to tap talent at a young age creating the right environment...
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