The Electronic Media Forum Assam (EMFA) has organized a press meet on January 25 to brief the reporters about the 3rd EMFA Media Awards 2012 scheduled for next month. The press meet, which will be addressed by EMFA office bearers, will begin on 2 pm. Considering the business of television personalities due to the constant coverage of Panchayat polls preparations in the State, the EMFA may decide to extend the deadline for entries of 3rd EMFA Media Awards for few more days.
2 Apr 2008 - 11:23pm | editor
A 12 hour statewide Assam bandh has disrupted normal life in some parts of the state on Wednesday. Sponsored by the Atul Ray faction of the All Assam Koch Rajbanshi Students Union in protest against the Government's failure to ensure ST status to six communities, the badh evoked mixed response on Wednesday throughout the state.
The bandh began in the 6 in morning to end in the 6 afternoon. according to information, the bandh was total and peaceful in North Lakhimpur, Dibrugarh, Goalpara, Kokrajhar districts where the educational institutions and other business establishments remained closed.
Transport services were affected in all districts as government and private buses could not run smoothly on the National Highways. However, the bandh had no impact in Tinsukia, Sivasagar and Guwahati.
AICC general secretary Digvijay Singh is on a three days visit to Guwahati amid speculation of an effort to mend differences within the ruling party.
The dissident ministers, parliamentary secretaries and MLAs are likely to reveal their resentment before Singh on Friday. Immediately after landing at the Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, the AICC general secretary in charge of Assam affairs drove to the Hotel Green wood Resort to hold talks with Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and party president Bhuibneswar Kalita. Dissidence is believed to have come up in the crucial meeting along with some other issues. The dissident camp is all set to raise the issue Friday.