Will the Churachandpur ice melt?
The ice seems to have started melting in Manipur. The process to bridge the trust deficit between hills tribe and their counterparts in the valley begins from Churachandur, the epicenter of the recent orgy of violence. Amid heavy security arrangement, a delegation of the plains people visited their Chhurachandpur counterparts on Saturday and shared their grief for the recent happenings.
Led by former chief minister and chairman of the citizens' committee Radhabinod Koijam, the 12-member delegation of the Citizens Committee Manipur paid customary respect to those who died during the agitation before handing over their relatives sugar, milk, shawls and financial assistance. This is the first organisation from the valley to have reached out to Churachandpur town after trouble.
Then the trouble shooting delegation visited the office of the Joint Philanthropic Organisation and interacted with the leaders before a prayer session for the departed souls.
Talking to reporters, Koiijam called it a non political visit and that they want the normalcy to be restored at an earlier date.
14 Mar 2017 - 1:55am | AT Kokrajhar Bureau
Bodo Writer's Academy felicitated super dancer grand finalist Masoom Narzary at a programme held at Bijni College in Chirang district on Monday.
Masoom Narzary, a grand finalist in Super Dancer competition held in Sony TV where she presented good dancing performance that created attractions among dancing lover audience across the country. Recently, she has been selected to act as child role Bollywood movie in Mumbai and her shooting would be started from March 15. Masoom presented a Bodo patriotic dance on the occasion.
Rajen Basumatary, acting president of Bodo Writer's Academy felicitated Masoom with traditional Aronai and citation with Umesh Chandra Brahma, executive secretary of the academy in the chair.
Noted writer Mangalsingh Hazoary, Subungcha Mushahary, Dinonath Basumatary,noted singer Sulekha Basumatary,social activist Rajendra Nath Boro were prominent attendees on the occasion.
25 Jan 2014 - 3:55pm | AT News
KMSS president Akhil Gogoi threatens to occupy more plots of lands and other properties belonging to Suresh Prithani, Koilash Lohia and Ramavtar Agarwalla after January 26. “Before that they must hand over their plots to the farmers they procured for industrial purpose,” said Gogoi.
Addressing a press conference in Guwahati on Saturday, Gogoi dared Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi to take action against these businessmen in question.
The KMSS leader made it plain and simple that he and his organization are ready to face any eventuality for it. He further said that he won’t apply for anticipatory bail in connection with the FIR filed against him in Khetri polic station.
5 Nov 2008 - 11:16pm | Nanda Kirati Dewan
Assam singer Zubin Garg takes part in a peace rally organized by 'Bharatiya Gana Natya Sangha' at Guwahati on Wednesday, November 5, 2008 for the October 30 serial blasts in Assam that killed some 88 innocents and leaving several hundreds severely injured. Entire Assam is echoing same sentiments by showing similar spontaneous reactions towards the mournful incident.
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