Jim Ankan Deka, becomes the first Assamese to open a music institution and a production house in Bangalore, India. Eastern Fare Music Foundation had its origination in 2007. Presently the foundation has six institutions and two recording studios. While Jim is the proprietor, two of his friends Mr Anand PM from Kerala and Miss Parmita Borah from Assam help him in running the show. So far the institution has over 400 students with six full and part time teachers. They teach mainly Guitar, Keyboard and Piano in Western Classical Style. Their students sit for Trinity exams.
Jim Ankan Deka is the son of the celebrated Assamese litterateur and economist Late Bhabananda Deka and poet Nalini Prabha Deka. Jim has been composing and arranging Music since his childhood. So far he has arranged music for various Films, Music Albums, Jingles, Video Games, Documentaries and TV Series in an array of languages including Assamese, Hindi, English, Kannada, Nagamese and Mizo. He has had a stint with "Goalporia Folk Songs" as well. He has nine albums till date and is working on three albums in Kannada, English and Assamese language.
Eastern Fare Studio has been helping the upcoming bands with the recording and promotion. They have two four piece and five piece bands in Bangalore consist of students of Eastern Fare who play retro and classic rock music in different clubs and resorts. Jim Ankan himself has a band named 'Veenar' with the renowned Kannada musician Suchethan Rangaswami who are working on their debut album to be released in November this year.
A total of five candidates from different party and organizations are in fray to contest in 31-Sidli LAC in the second phase poll on Monday. The Sidli constituency has been witnessing straight contest in between sitting MLA and BPF candidate Chandan Brahma and sitting BTC MCLA and UPP candidate Rwngwra Narzary. The duo candidates are expressing their expectation of winning from the constituency.
Altogether 981 polling personnel along with police personnel for 31-Sidli (ST) LAC were despatched today to their respective polling stations, numbering to 245 polling stations, while the remaining polling personnel were kept for reserve. All the polling officials were today issued the polling materials including EVMs before being despatched to them to the polling stations. More than 402 vehicles were arranged to transport the polling officials and polling materials for successful conduct of election in the district. The district has 65 hyper sensitive, 56 sensitive and 24 critical polling stations. As Chirang goes to poll on April 11 from 7AM to 5PM, the Chirang District Election Officer and Deputy Commissioner Rupak Kr. Mazumder appealed to each and every eligible voters to exercise their franchise without fail. In his appealed he stated that voters should not allow money or other considerations to influence their votes and that they should vote without fear or favour.
Local residents thronged in thousands in front of Mancachar police station demanding a vigorous operation to rescue the two drivers who are suspected to have been kidnapped by GNLA militants.
A huge crowd of people halted in front of the police station on Sunday afternoon demanding that the drivers namely Akidul Islam and Bilu Miyan must be rescued apart from the arrest of the culprits involved in it.
The duo went missing on Saturday evening from the neighbouring Meghalaya. At least 20 people were kidnapped and a few others were killed in the entire area along the Assam-Meghalaya inter state border.
Security forces Tuesday shot dead four miscreants in Kokrajhar. With this the death toll in group clash in two districts has gone up to 25. Kokrajhar and Chirang district administrations are yet to lift the curfew clamped on Sunday. Additional security forces have arrived in both the troubled torn districts. Police opened blank fire on Tuesday to contain unrest. Curfew is in force in Gouripur, Golakganj, Bilasipara and Chapar areas. More than 40,000 people have abandoned their homes and taken shelter in relief camps set up by the district administration. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Nilamoni Sen Deka and Revenue Minister Prithibi Majhi have been camping in the districts. Director General of Police Jayanta Narayan Choudhury reviewed the security scenario with the police officials.