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3 injured in road mishap while returning from Bogamati picnic spot

Picnic trip turned fatal for a group of friends in Attarekhat as three of its members were severely injured in a road accident last evening.

According to reports, a group of friends had come for a picnic from Chandmari, Guwahati to Bogamati picnic spot. On their return journey the Tata Indigo collide from the road and turned upside down. The injured are identified as Rohit Kumar Roy, John Paul Tirkey and Ananda Mishra by the Khagrabari Outpost Incharge Anil Sonowal who said that the accident was due to over drunk. Three have been seriously injured and sent to hospital for treatment.

The Udalguri –Tamulpur road which is under construction has seen quite many accidents before its completeness. Moreover drink and drive have become so common that fatal accidents occur. A picnic spot should be free alcohol zone.

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Borengajuli Tea Estate Dimakuchi, Udalguri, Assam

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Change in Gandhi visit schedule

23 Feb 2014 - 2:27pm | AT News

Rahul Gandhi has made some changes in his visit to Assam slated for Tuesday.

The AICC vice president is scheduled to land at the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport at 10-30 in the morning on Tuesday.

After a brief halt, Gandhi will leave for Diphu where he is all set to attend a programme. The top Congress leader is expected to be back in Guwahati at 12.30 in the afternoon.

Then he is scheduled to address the rally on youth and women empowerment at Veterinary College Playground.

At 3 in the afternoon, Gandhi will interact with intellectuals and prominent citizens at Sarusajai Indoor Stadium. This would be followed by his interaction with media.

Gandhi is scheduled to attend the APCC executive meeting at 5-30 in the afternoon at the Rajiv Bhawan.

On Wednesday, he would attend a programme at the Donbosco University at Azara at the outskirt of the city before leaving for Nagaon at 11 in the morning. In Tezpur, he would participate at a road show at 2 in the afternoon.

Then he would leave for Jorhat at 3 in the afternoon to interact some women Congress members before leaving back to New Delhi at 4-30 in the evening.       

Climbers bring more pride

Mount Everest  team
18 May 2013 - 11:24am | AT News
Assam has reasons to smile. Two youths bring pride for the state after they scaled the Mount Everest on Saturday.
The first North East Indian Mount Everest expedition has scaled the final summit for Mt. Everest from the Everest Base camp. The team comprising 22 members from the region ensured the landmark victory at 5-30 in morning.
The North Eastern Council and the Manipur Government sponsored the team consisting entirely of climbers from the region have Tarun Saikia and Manish Kumar Deka from Assam.

 The team reached Camp-III on May 15 which is located 24,000 feet above the sea level. The 11 climbers who reached Camp-III are N Ching-khein-ganba from Manipur, Kazi Sherpa from Sikkim, Ansu Jam-senpa from Arunachal Pradesh, A Robert from Manipur, N Bidyapati from Manipur, Wansuk Myr-thong  from Meghalaya, Nima Lama from Arunachal Pradesh, Anand Gurung from Sikkim and David Zohmang from Mizoram.

Guwahati scribes in Indiana

23 May 2008 - 1:15am | editor
Bloomington: Two Guwahati based scribes have arrived at Bloomington for undertaking a sensitizing program at Indiana University on HIV/AIDS issues. More over they will be provided space for understanding the journalism education and practice in USA.

Nava Thakuria, a freelance journalist from Assam and Subhamoy Bhattacharjee, a photo journalist working for The Indian Express are among six Asians including media person, NGO worker and journalism educator form India and Sri Lanka, who were invited for the three week long program. Sponsored by Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, the program also includes two Sri Lankan journalists namely Chaminda Wariyagoda, Udaya Wanniarachchi one university teacher Dr Manisha Shelat (Vadodara) and an NGO worker Surya Kanta Ghosh (Kolkata).

During the third week of his stay, Mr Thakuria, who is a regular contributor to some American portal like NewsBlaze, American Chronicle and The Cheers, will take an internship at The Herald Times, a local newspaper in Bloomington. He is supposed to be attached with the managing editor the prominent daily during the internship. Mr Bhattacharjee will go for an internship in Indianapolis Star, another important daily of Indiana.