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Reformation anniv in Dimakuchi church

Churches in Dimakuchi on Tuesday observed 500th reformation anniversary holding exhibitions, conferences, panel discussions along with other parts of the globe.

Martin Luther posted his famous 95 theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg. The door functioned as a bulletin board for various announcements related to academic and church affairs. Luther's posting on the door of the Wittenberg castle church were the prelude to Reformation, one of the central events in European history. Protestants observe this day as Reformation Day. The Reformation encouraged the development of an image of humanity that was based on new Christian Concept of freedom. Assam Evangelical Lutheran churches celebrate with faith. The Reformation crucially influenced enlightenment and basic human rights, just like modern democracy.

Borengajuli Lutheran's celebrated the day with the hoisting of Reformation flag by Rev. P. Hial, Pastor Borengajuli Parish along with church members and a day long programme.

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Borengajuli Tea Estate Dimakuchi, Udalguri, Assam

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India’s First Woman President

22 Jul 2007 - 8:38am | editor

After months of speculation, mud slinging, leg pulling by the political parties finally we have got ourselves a new president- a woman president at that which by the way is a first. History has been made with this new president as Pratibha Patil is the first woman president of India who has made inroads into the Raisena Hill.

From her days as a lawyer in Jalgaon to becoming the first woman President of India, Pratibha Patil has seen the rough and tumble of politics including an unusually bitter campaign on her way to Rashtrapati Bhavan.

United Progressive Alliance-Left nominee Pratibha Patil has been elected as the 13th President of India. She won the Presidential election by a huge 3 lakh margin defeating National Democratic Alliance-backed independent candidate Bhairon Singh Shekhawat on Saturday and became the first woman head of state in a bitterly-contested poll that saw some cross-voting from the Bharatiya Janata Party. In the final count, Pratibha got a vote value of 6, 38,116 while Shekhawat secured 3,31, 306 in an electoral college of 10.98 lakh
The 72-year-old Congress loyalist held several posts in Maharashtra besides being deputy chairperson of the Rajya Sabha and governor of Rajasthan, but her role in the cooperative movement in her state was at the centre of a controversy in the run-up to the presidential election.

Set to break the male bastion in Rashtrapati Bhavan, Pratibha, fielded by the United Progressive Alliance-Left combine, brings with her a wealth of experience both as a politician and an administrator.

The media was agog with the developments however minor they may be sending the public to a frenzy of curiosity regarding there future president. Many candidates were considered and rejected with even the outgoing President Kalam joining the fray for a while. The former president with his non controversial persona, modesty and unkempt hair had won the hearts of the public at large and they were keen on seeing him for a second term but the quagmire of Indian politics is too complicated to accept the simple logic of the common man.

India should have more Presidents like Kalam. Instead of political people the President’s office should be occupied by non political high achievers especially in the field of science and education whose contribution enriches the image of the nation both nationally as well as internationally. Instead of an Amitabh Bachchan of the entertainment industry we should go in for personalities like an Amartya Sen, Abdul Kalam etc people with a vision of development and progress and above the swamp and sickness of politics.

Leopard cub found dead in Namrup

27 Nov 2017 - 5:19pm | AT News

 

NAMRUP: A leopard cub was found dead in Namrup which was believed to have been killed during a fight between two tiger on Monday.

Tea garden workers spotted the lifeless cub under the tea bushes in Hapjan Estate in the morning. The body which was rushed for post mortem bore injury marks in neck and head.

Later in a statement Namrup deputy ranger Pranab Kalita also doubted a fierce fighting of leopards where the cub died in attack.

Leopards often keep coming down from the Joyepore reserve forest to the human habitats and tea gardens in search of food.

Citizens' convention to free Akhil

25 Dec 2017 - 11:50am | AT News

GUWAHATI: A huge public convention in Guwahati is set to intensify an agitation demanding immediate release of Akhil Gogoi whom the police in Golapara arrested after the High Court set aside his arrest under the National Security Act.

 

Talking to www.assamtimes.org, organizers say eminent citizens like Dr Hiren Gohain, Dr Apurba Baruah are addressing the convention slated for December 28. They say without mobilizing people's opinion the government would keep him behind the bars citing one after another cases.

Even after the Gauhati High Court slammed Akhil's arrest citing marked flaws in the process, the government has not felt embarrassed and want to keep him behind the bars.

In a statement issued by a few intellectuals led by Dr Hiren Gohain strongly criticised the BJP led government and called his rearrest an unconstitutional one and harmful for democracy.

 

The Dibrugarh police arrested Gogoi on September 13 under NSA after he openly appealed to the people to remain prepared for an armed struggle. The high court recently quashed it to be followed by the arrest by Dudhnoi police,