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Hojai's Noted Dancer to be honoured with Kalaguru Bishnu Prasad Award 2019

Hojai's Manipuri dance exponent Kumari Laitjonam Ebampisok Devi to be confered with Kalaguru Bishnu Rabha Award 2019.The award ceremony will be held at Tahsil Maidan in Rongjuli area of Goalpara district on the occasion of Bishnu Rabha Divas on June 20.Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal will present this award to her. This award comprises of a certificate, cash award and an angavastra. Notably, Manipuri danseuse Kumari Laitjonam Ebampisok Devi has enthralled the audiences over the years with her various folk dance forms like Eswai Nritya , Krishna Nritya , Moirangsai Nritya , Nimai Sanyasi, Yogi Bhesh, Rasleela Nritya, Naitam Nritya and so on.She has received the gold medal of Manipur government in 1990, Tombi Devi gold medal in 1990, the gold medal of Manipur Sahitya Parishad in 1998 and has been  honoured with many other awards and certificates for her enormous in the field of dance.The dancer has also been enlisted under the Silpi Pension of the Assam government.

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DDK phone-in on floriculture

4 Jun 2017 - 9:28am | Mowsam Hazarika

Guwahati Doordarshan Kendra will telecast a live Phone-in-Programme, namely 'Hello Krishi Darshan' on Commercial Floriculture in Assamese , on 7th June (Wednesday) next from 5.30pm to 6pm in the 'Krishi Darshan' programme. Dr Sunil Kumar Borah , Principal Scientist, Horticultural Research Station, Assam Agricultural University and Mowsam Hazarika, Assistant Director ( Horticulture) , Directorate of Horticulture and Food Processing, Assam will take part in the programme .

It may be mentioned that, the said programme will be helpful for the farmers of Assam, who are interested in floriculture . It is hope that, floriculture may initiate new era in Assam Horticulture . Interested farmers may ask relevant questions during the programme by phone at 0361-2207182/2207183/2207184.

Akhil undergoing treatment at GMCH

28 Mar 2014 - 1:15pm | AT News

Amid tight security police have admitted Akhil Gogoi to the Guwahati Medical College Hospital following his complaint of back ache.

The complaint was not new. But police rushed the KMSS president to the GMCH on Friday morning a day after they received sessions court instruction to ensure better treatment.

His supported thronged the GMCH premises to get a glimpse of their leader at around 11 in the morning.

Gogoi was arrested on March 2 wee hours in connection with the sensational self immolation case in Dispur. After five days in police custody, he was remanded to judicial custody in a number of cases.

NHRC takes up rights violation allegations

29 May 2012 - 3:39am | editor

The national human rights Commission on Monday asked the State Government to identify the child victims without any further delay and give financial assistance to them and sent compliance report along with proof of payment within eight weeks. The Commission observed that the negligence of officer led to orphaned children not getting timely assistance despite the fact so many years have past since the riots.


In the cases relating to force prostitution of three women in Kachar district, the Commission has asked the State Govt. to pay rupees one lakh each to the three victims. The State Government has also been asked to inquire whether there is any organized activity going on in the State of Assam to bring girls from Meghalaya to Kachar and Silchar and forced them into prostitution. The authorities have been asked to take action against the guilty.


On the allegations of eviction of 6000 encroachers, the Commission was informed by the State Authorities that the hutments were dismantled but not set on fire as alleged. The Commission has asked the authorities to expedite their rehabilitation.


On the issue of witch hunting, the State Authorities admitted that this practice is prevalent in backward and distantly located places. During last five years, about 88 women and over 40 men have become victims of such incidents. The Commission has asked the State Authorities to create awareness among people and strive for fast investigation and speedy trial in incidents of witch hunting to at the deterrent.