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JFA endorsement for The Assam Tribune

Guwahati: Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA), while expressing surprise over a media report narrating the ‘directive’ of Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity (DAVP) for not issuing advertisement to The Assam Tribune since February last because of ‘its anti-citizenship amendment bill stand’, urges the Union government in New Delhi to clarify its position.

“It is unfortunate that a pioneer newspaper of northeast India has been subjected to such unwanted situation even though The Assam Tribune has played practically a neutral role while reporting the CAB issues since last year,” said a statement issued by JFA president Rupam Barua and secretary Nava Thakuria.

The forum also appeals to Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal (also in charge of IPR portfolio) to pursue with the Centre for an early resolution to the matter so that the acclaimed English daily does not face any unnecessary annoyance because of misinformed inputs which would finally affect its esteemed readership.

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Cyber racket busted by Meghalaya Police

13 Sep 2017 - 9:00am | AT News

Amid a stepped up operation, a team of Meghalaya police on Tuesday and cracked  a cyber in the morning.

According to police, a team of two Officers assisted by Delhi Police raided several places in and around Delhi and arrested 7 (seven) persons including 2 (two) women in connection with a cyber fraud case.

The gist of the case is that recently, a person was cheated of rupees twenty-one lakhs by a facebook friend supposedly to have come to India to meet the complainant and that he had been detained at Delhi Airport by Custom Officials for carrying huge cash (dollars) and also lots of expensive gifts. The complainant was asked to pay money to the Custom Officials for the release of the facebook friend and also the cash and gifts which he was carrying for the complainant. Feeling pity for the facebook friend, the complainant paid money in several instalments and by the time the complainant realised, the culprit had already duped Rupees twenty-one lakhs.

The case was registered at Cyber Crime Police Station (CCPS), CID Headquarters; Shillong under Section 420 IPC Read with Section 66D of Information Technology Act and investigated into.

During investigation, evidence showed links of some people based in New Delhi. Accordingly, a team was deputed to New Delhi on 8/9/2017 to follow up the case. With the assistance of Delhi Police, the team got the break through today dated 12/09/2017 AM and was able to apprehend 7 (seven) people including 6 (six) foreigners (Nigerian nationals) in connection with the case. 

At present investigation in different parts of Delhi is going on. The accused persons will be brought to Shillong on completion of investigation and other legal formalities for further action as per law.

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Source: http://www.shillong.com/node/5255

Union Bank to open Rural Development Self Employment Institute in Barpeta

8 Aug 2007 - 7:59am | editor
Barpeta : Union Bank of India is planning to open Rural Development & Self Employment Institute (RUDSETI) in Barpeta District of Assam, where young entrepreneurs will be imparted training on various activities for stating their own venture with the help of financial assistance from Banks. This was communicated by S.L. Dikhole, Deputy General Manager of Union Bank to reporters.He also announced the opening of 50,000 "No frill" accounts in the Northeastern Region by the end of
March 2008 and out of this about 5000 "No Frill" accounts have already been opened.

Dikhole also added that they will set up RUDSETI in collaboration with National Bank for Agriculture & Rural Development (NABARD) and it will be the first of its kind institute in North East which will offer wide variety of trainings including carpentry, weaving and fishery etc. In North Eastern Region, the Bank has a presence in Assam, Meghalaya and Tripura with almost 50% (25 nos) branches located in the rural areas

Rare exhibition of different art forms organized in the city

24 Jun 2016 - 11:43pm | AT News

Senior painter Benu Misra and artisan-photographer Labu Senapati have joined in a mission to showcase their works once again in the city. A three-day exhibition of drawing-painting, bonsai and wood-works has been organized at Surjya Club (CK Agarwalla Road, Guwahati-781001) which will kick-off on 2 July 2016. The show is scheduled to be inaugurated by eminent folklorist Dr Birendranath Dutta.

Around 30 drawing & graphics created by Misra, who is recognized as one of the finest, most adored and formidable expressionist Assamese painters of our time, will be on display. On the other hand, over 40 bonsai items comprising Ficus Ramphii, Ficus Benjamina, Scheflerra Arbocolla, Juniper etc, nurtured by Senapati for decades will be displayed in the exhibition.

A man of varied interests, a professional photographer and landscaping & exhibition designer, Senapati can take it pride of preserving the largest collection of bonsais, some of those are over 50 years old, in northeast India.

Nearly two decades back, both the creative genius of Assam mounted a joint exhibition in the city, where Misra’s splendid paintings and Senapati’s bonsais were showcased. This time Senapati plans to add few interesting wood-works to the show.

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