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Fate of Ch’pr still uncertain

The fate of the nine bodies of the Churachandpur protestors is still uncertain. Protesters told Assam Times that JPO is taking care of the bodies in the morgue where traditional herbs are being used. The injured people have also been undergoing treatment in the hospitals. JPO have received a donation more than 47 lakhs to help the victims’ family members.


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Ananda Ram Baruah Award presented to meritorious students in Karbi Anglong

3 Nov 2011 - 1:57pm | brahma2011

The Ananda Ram Baruah Award for the year 2011 has been presented to 299 meritorious students in Karbi Anglong district on Wednesday in a function held at Diphu Club Hall by Education department, Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC).

On the occasion, a gorgeous function was organized where Joy Ram Engleng, CEM, KAAC, Rakesh Kumar, Deputy Commissioner, Karbi Anglong district attended the function as chief and invited guests. The award presentation function was presided over by Mongal Sing Engti, Chairman, KAAC and object of the meeting was explained by L Jarbansa, Inspector of Schools, KAAC.

Before distribution of Laptops to the meritorious students, KAAC CEM, Joy Ram Engleng delivered students inspiring speech. Addressing the Students, Engleng urged students to play proactive role in every walk examination for better future of society and areas. Besides, Engleng also exhorted guardians took part in the function to create a congenial atmosphere for higher studies for their children.

Taking part the award presentation function, Rakesh Kumar, DC, Karbi Anglong district also delivered students inspiring speech. It may be mentioned here that to each 299 student, secured first division in the High School Leaving Certificate Examination final examination for the year 2011 was presented with one laptop as Ananda Ram Baruah Award.

During the function, meritorious students comprising Luni Devi of Sankardeb Vidya Niketan, Diphu and Harlonbi Hanse of Holy Family English School, Japorajan distributed Laptops each symbolically by CEM, Joy Ram Engleng.

Subsequently, other students were also distributed laptops by the officials of the education department.

Shekhar Sen to attend GPC program

2 Aug 2016 - 10:08am | AT News

Eminent cultural personality and the chairman of Sangeet Natak Akademi, Padma Shri Shekhar Sen will attend the next ‘Guest of the Month’ program of Guwahati Press Club (GPC). The interactive session with the distinguished singer, music composer, actor & theatre director is scheduled to start at 1 pm on 7 August next.

Born in 1961, Sen learned music from his parents and emerged as a renowned classical singer of Gwalior Gharana. With the fame of Tulsi, Kabeer, Vivekanand, Saahab, Soordas etc, Sen received critical appreciation from the audience in India as well as in UK, Belgium, Singapore, Mauritius, Indonesia, USA etc.

Member-journalists of GPC are requested to participate in the program.

Flood brings Rs 200 cr annual loss

20 Aug 2014 - 12:16pm | AT News

The problem is grave. Present is tense while the future is indefinite. Yes, we are talking of the flood problem that ravages the state every year.

The loss is an astronomical Rs 200 crore in average per year. This is what the figure state Economic Survey.

According to its recent report, the perennial problem submerges 40 per cent of the state’s total land. The extent of loss rose to the tune of Rs 500 crore in 1998.

During 2004, the figure went up to Rs 771 crore.  The survey puts 31,500 sq km area as flood-prone quoting the assessment of the Rastriya Barh Ayog which is about 39.58 per cent of the total land area of Assam.

According to the official records, the average annual area affected by flood is 9.31 lakh hectares. The flood protected area of the state is 16,500 sq km (16.5 lakh hectares) till date.

The scale of the problem has grown with massive erosion, which stands at an average rate of 8,000 hectares every year in the state with a total of 4.27 lakh hectares of land having been washed away since 1950.

The State Water Resources Department has been implementing numerous flood management schemes from the beginning of 2nd Five Year Plan and are continuing till now, running into several thousands of crores. But the mighty river has yet to be tamed.