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Manipur HC summons Pappu Yadav

The Manipur High Court has summoned Bihar political leader Papu Yadav for forcibly halting a New Delhi bound train in Bihar recently in search of Manipur passengers. The court issued the notice when it took up a public interest litigation filed by Manipur JD(U) president M Tombi. The court further sent notice to the Bihar government in connection with the incident where Yadav and his supporters stopped the train to seek Manipuris which disrupted normal flow of railway traffic.

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Rail Abarodh by AASU to pressurise Govt to solve border problems

24 Jul 2007 - 9:14am | editor
Guwahati : AASU had called for a Rail Abarodh on Tuesday between 11 am to 3 pm. Trains services were disrupted in Guwahati, Lumding, Lakua, Sarupathar, Kokrajhar and various other places in Assam.CPRO, NF railway has communicated that a goods train was blocked in Guwahati and this delayed many outgoing trains. The Brahmaputra Mail, NE express and Amritsar Express were amongst those mails which were effected.In Sarupathar, AASU activists were lathicharged as they tried to stop the Lumding- Tinsukia inter-city.

Prof Devy conferred UNB Soldier of Humanity award

28 Jul 2017 - 4:04pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

Renowned literary critic  Prof. Ganesh N. Devy of Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda was presented fourteenth edition of Upendra Nath Brahma Soldier of Humanity Award-2017 at a programme held at ITA Machkowa in Guwahati on Thursday.

The award has been instituted by the Upendra Nath Brahma Trust, is named after Bodofa (Father of Bodo nationalist assertion) Upendra Nath Brahma, who led the Bodo statehood movement spearheaded by the All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU), which is a highest award presented from Bodos.

The trust conferred the prestigious award to Prof. Devy for his immense contribution towards languages of the tribes in India. Besides, his relentless activism for protection, preservation and development of tribal languages, especially languages of de-notified tribes has really earned him laurels across the globe. His untiring efforts to standby for the cause of tribes and marginalized communities in India are unparallel one. Prof Devy was awarded Padmashri and Sahitya Akademi.

Prof. Amarjyoti Choudhury, former VC of Guwahati University, who graced as chief on the occasion,former Rajya Sabha MP Urkhao Gwra Brahma,Lawrence Islary, general secretary of ABSU presented the award to Prof. Devy in the presence of Bodo leaders, intellectuals, students and youth in large numbers. The award comprises of a memento, citation, cash 1, 00,000; Indi shawl and an Aaronai.

Among others,senior journalists Samudra Gupta Kashyap, Maini Mahanta,Taren Boro,president of Bodo sahitya sabha,Dr Subung Basumatary,chairman of the trust were prominent attendees on the occasion with Adip Kumar Phukan,senior journalist in the chair.


More than horse trading

1 Feb 2014 - 12:25pm | AT News

Opposition consensus candidate for the upcoming Rajya Sabha polls Haidor Hussain accused Congress of trying to kidnap a section of opposition legislators to ensure win in the polls slated for February 7.

Addressing a joint press conference with AIUDF president Badaruddin Ajmal on Saturday in Guwahati, the veteran journalist said that horse trading is unlikely to help the party. This has forced the party to prepare a blueprint where a few legislators would be kidnapped.  

He said that he was getting overwhelming response from all quarters after he fielded his nomination papers.

He said that some political parties want him to be fielded in Lok Sabha polls from Koliabor constituency.