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Beltola clash: 5 more deposed before Manisana panel

Five more people on Friday deposed before the Manisana Commission probing the Beltola clash that rocked the state on November 24. The panel is understood to have recorded some startling revelations and is scheduled to submit the report by February 28.

Those deposed before the panel on Friday include Guwahati Press Club General Secretary Nava Thakuria, Guwahati Students Union president Deepak Barman with general secretary Dipankar Das, adviser Nurul Haque, journalist from Sivasagar Sanjeev Baruah and advocate of Gauhati High Court Hrishikesh Das deposed before the Justice Manisana Commission.

During the last three rounds of hearings, the panel grilled several top ranked government officials and eyewitnesses. Several others have also sent their written statements to the Commission to probe the incident. The panel has been making progress in the probe. It is set to wrap up the hearings in a day or two. Some more people are set to depose before the commission on January 21.

Justice Singh was assisted by state home department deputy secretary H K Saloi and few other top ranked officials at the Guwahati Circuit House. Significantly, a few leaders from the All Adivasi Students Association of Assam called on the Commissioner and informed that they will be deposing before him along with a few victims of the incidents in a day or two.

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Assam Ranji Trophy team announced

27 Oct 2011 - 2:36pm | Koushik Hazarika


Assam Cricket Association (ACA) selected Assam Ranji Trophy team against Jammu & Kashmir to be held in Srinagar from November 3 to 6. The assam team will reach Srinagar by November 1. ACA wishing best of luck for the game to the team - in a press release by Assam Cricket Association (ACA)


Team : Gokul Sarma (Captain), Abu Nechim Ahmed (Vice-Captain), Amit Sinha, Chandan Rawat, Tarjinder Singh, R Sathish, Abhijit Singha Roy, Dhiraj Jadhav, Sib Sankar Roy, Krishna Das , Dhiraj Goswami, Kunal Sakia (WK), Sekharjyoti Barman and Prakash Bhagat.


Extra player:- Chanakya Sarma, Parviz Aziz, Utpal Medhi and Prasanta Sonowal.


Manager: Proffessor Bhakti Medhi;


Coach: Rajesh Kamath;


Physio :Dr. Prasenjit Bhattacherjee;


Trainer : Nishant Thakur


Boost for tribal bonhomie

10 Sep 2015 - 5:32pm | Chow Bilaseng Namchoom

Two premier tribes in  Arunachal Pradesh are gearing up for a historical showdown. Come September 20. The Nyishis from Lower Subansiri will strike a historic deal with the Apatanis to bridge the troublesome trust deficits within the two communities at Ziro.

The glittering function that would witness the historic event is expected to  address issues of common interest to realize the necessity of maintaining peaceful co-existence, mutual trust and confidence for the posterity of both the communities.

The summit that would see participants from all Nyishis spread across seven districts viz Upper Subansiri, Lower Subansiri, Kurung Kumey, Kra Daddi, Papum Pare, East Kameng and in some parts of West Kameng of Arunachal Pradesh including Sonitpur and North Lakhimpur districts of Assam with their elected representatives, and intellectuals of both the communities would revive the age old social bonding between both the communities popularly known as Maniang/Manii (or) Ajing/Ajin (or) Gotu/Gyotu Ajing/Ajin.

New bamboo species to Dima Hasao

New bamboo species to Dima Hasao
19 Mar 2013 - 8:46am | Anup Biswas

The Founder and Executive Director of SABF and Former President of World Bamboo Organization (WBO)  Shri Kamesh Salam Gifted two species of bamboo to the Forest Department of Dima Hasao Autonomous Council on March 12 at Halflong.

The Chief Conservator of Forest, Dima Hasao, Shri Bikash Barhma, IFS, CCF received the two species “Dendrocalamus asper black” also known as Bambu Petaung hitam in Indonesia and an important species of Indonesia and “Guadua angustifolia” a bamboo popular and known for its strength and utility in Latin America in presence of Borsing Bey, DFO and Nilomani Morol, DFO. Both the species are tissue cultured at Bambu Nusa Verde (BNV), which is Asia’s leading supplier of bamboo planting stock, and provides services and solutions for sustainable forestry and bamboo industries. P.T. Bambu Nusa Verde (BNV) is a biotechnology company specialized in the micro propagation of bamboo species. Head office and production facilities are located in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. BNV is technically supported by Oprins in Belgium, and production system applies the tissue culture protocols developed by Oprins for numerous tropical bamboo species.  The Dima Hasao district of Assam being one of the largest growers of bamboo in India will benefit by growing and propagating this highly valued commercial species. Mr. Bikash Brahma appreciated the gesture of SABF in promoting bamboo in South Asia particularly introducing bamboo linkage in ASEAN region and taking the ideas of Look East Policy with Bamboo Bridge.

South Asia Bamboo Foundation (SABF) is a non-profit conservative action organization established to ensure livelihood support to the rural masses by using native bamboo species throughout South Asia. The foundation aims at providing networking, awareness, technical know-how, training and capacity building, design development, technology intervention, marketing, advisory services, related to bamboo and its products including bamboo housing and structures in the South Asian countries.

It is to be mentioned here during last few years the Dima Hasao Forest suffered total disappearance of bamboo due to bamboo flowering but of late, the regeneration is started. The people of Dima Hasao extremely dependent on bamboo and the district is known to be popular for vast bamboo forest. With the introduction of “Dendrocalamus asper black

“Guadua angustifolia which has been gifted to Forest Department by SABF would certainly help the people of the district as a whole.