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Eid-Ul-Fitre festivity grips everywhere

 Amid much pomp and gaiety, Assam is celebrating Eid-Ul-Fitre on Tuesday along with other parts on this planet.

Dressed in traditional attire, the Muslim people thronged in thousands at the mosques and joined the community namaj in the morning.

Then they hugged each other to wish on the occasion. After the religious formalities, they visited each others serving sweets and cakes to mark the occasion.

Governor JB Patnaik, Chief minister Tarun Gogoi and his cabinet colleagues, AIUDF president Badaruddin Ajmal, AGP working president Atul Bora and BJP state president Sarbananda Sonowal wished the people on the occasion.

The Eid celebration on Tuesday was announced on Monday evening by the Imam of the Nakhoda Mosque, Mohammed Shafi Qasmi who sighted the moon.       

Thousands of Muslim people thronged at Magurmari Fakiragram Idgah ground to joined the community namaz. Festivity grips in the villages like Magurmari, Pakrital, Kashimari, Bechimari, Purani Bazar, Singimari, Sandla, Moinartal where the people prayed for peace and unity among society.

Namaz was also organized in Kokrajhar town bazaar Idgha, Kodaldowa, Kokrajhar Bagisha in the district on the occasion.

BPF vice-president Baktar Ali Ahmed extended his best greetings to the devotees of the Islam religion on the occasion of Idd-ul-Fitre and hoped for peace and unity among all sections of community.

Secretary of Janagostiya Aikhya Manch Motiar Rahman has also extended his best wishes to all sections of community on the occasion of Idd-ul-Fitre said the festive occasion will bring a healthy and united society among society.

 

 

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Bridge collapses in Dhemaji: 29 injured

7 Jan 2012 - 3:11am | editor


At least 30 workers sustained injury when the bridge they were building collapsed in Dhemaji district on Friday. The incident took place at around three in the afternoon where eleven of the seriously injured workers were shifted to the Assam Medical College Hospital in Dibrugarh.


The bridge linking Dhemaji with Dibrugarh collapsed when around 120 workers were engaged in construction work by Riterning Engineering. Altogether 11 workers have been rushed to the Assam medical College Hospital in Dibrugarh while others were shifted to Dhemaji and Chilapathar hospitals. Local residents blamed the construction company for sub standard work.




Tribute to William Nagar blast victims

20 Feb 2018 - 10:06pm | AT News

SHILLONG: Amid shock and anger hundreds of people in Shilling took to the streets on Tuesday evening to pay tribute to Jonathone N Sangma and five others who lost their lives in the rebel attack in William Nagar on Sunday night.

The participating people, mostly, lit up candle praying  for eternal peace of the departed NCP leader along with his two associates and two security guards who were killed in attack in Samad as they were on their way back to home after holding a poll rally.

“We are very shocked. We don't have any word to tell you the amount of shock in us. Let's pray for eternal peace of the departed souls,” said Hibbu D Shira, a school teacher in the capital city of Shillong.

Joan D Shira, a College goer said,” we have no option but to seek divine intervention to end this era of murder and mayhem. Enough is enough.”

“It's shocking indeed. I do hope that the prisoners of conscience would wake up. Why do we kill each other. Can we take a vow today itself to end this chapter? It would be better than condemnation” said Dipom Bhattacharya, a local businessman in the city.

Similar programme took place in William Nagar where over 2000 people spilled to the road to join it in the evening. Without any word in the lips everybody prayed for eternal peace of Jonathone and four others.

National awards for Debajit Changmai and others from Assam

21 May 2011 - 6:19pm | Abdul Gani

Debajit Changmai of Assam has won national award for the year 2010 for re-recording of the final mixed track of Hindi film ‘Ishqiya’ in the 58th National Film declared in New Delhi. Besides Changmai, ‘Jetuka Pator Dore’ won the Rajat Kamal award for best Assamese film. Altogether six people from the northeast got the award.


Debajit who hails from Sivasagar got the award for merging voices, location ambience, background music and other sound effects to create a near-tactile experience that is both real and artistic.


“I’m extremely happy at this. I always wanted to do something at the national level. I think my hard work paid off. It was a long and hard journey since I landed in Mumbai in the year 2002,” said an ecstatic Debajit from Mumbai.


Meanwhile, Jadumoni Dutta directed ‘Jetuka Pator Dore’ won the Best Assamese film. This time only two entries were there, the other being ‘Jaangfai Joonak’ by Sanjib Sabhapandit.


It was selected for a heart-warming portrayal of the rural landscape with an emphasis on the need for self-reliance in the process of development.


“It is a beautifully made film on the importance of work culture and how collective efforts can do wonders,” said Chandan Sharma, who worked on the subtitles of the film.


Debajit’s success came after another Assamese youth Amrit Pritam won the award last year with Resul Pookutty for Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja. Debajit happens to be the batch mate of Amrit Pritam at Jyoti Chitraban Film Institute in Guwahati.


“It’s great that one more Assamese technician has won the national award for the second consecutive year working in a film outside. Both are very talented, and it's a great feeling that these two Assamese youngsters have won national awards one after the other,” said noted film critic Utpal Borpujari.


“I’m sure more people from Assam in the coming years will win awards for films made outside the region, seeing the way the number of our boys and girls working in the film industry. But I would be happier if they get the opportunity to work in quality Assamese or other ethnic language films from NE and win such top awards for such films,” Borpujari said adding that however, artistic work does not require linguistic or regionalist boundaries, and quality work gets recognized everywhere, as Debajit and Amrit have proved.


But, he expressed concern that compared to the other parts of the country Assamese film industry is lagging far behind.


“There were just two entries from Assam this time – ‘Jetuka Pator Dore’ and ‘Jaangfai Joonak’ -- out of which one got the Rajat Kamal for best Assamese film. It actually reflects the sad scenario of Assamese cinema that the best has to be decided from the two films,” the veteran film critic rued.


“In case of Malayalam or Marathi or Tamil or Bengali films, the best regional language film will have to be decided from among probably at least 30-40 films,” he further said.