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Fake nursing schools galore in Udalguri

UDALGURI : With the surge of number of students opting for  para-medical studies,there have been mushrooming growth of fake institutions across the Udalguri district. Two of such nursing institutes have grabbed everyone’s attention after the Assam Nursing Council in a report have listed one of them to be non-affilated institute.According to reports,Neevadita Sevapeeth a Rangia based nursing training institute with branches in Baihata Charali in Kamrup and Udalguri town which was in the list is nopt affiliated to either Assam Nursing Council or Indian Nursing Council. The director of the institute said,we are registered as a society and we offer a diploma course auxillary nursing which doesn’t require such affiliation however some students of the institute claimed that they were assured of government services during admission. 

“Our head office is in Rangia we offer short courses on Anatomy,Gynaecolgy and First Aid but regarding affiliation I am unaware “ , said Bandan Das staff of the Udalguri centre while adding that the institute is running from past three years and as many as 60-70 students are enrolled at present.

While another such institute which is yet to start its service  under the name of Nursing  Training Centre,Tangla has come up in Tangla town in the district, which is seeking admission for various paramedical courses including ANM,GNM,Pharmacy, Labatory courses. Surprisingly this institution is not registered anywhere neither Assam Nursing Council or Indian Nursing Council. On being contacted the director of the institute who is interestingly from Rangia of Kamrup(R) stated that it is unrecognized  and the training centre is not authorized but claimed that process for its affiliation is underway.“I have learnt existence of such institutes from media reports,but regarding their affiliation and authorization  I don’t have any information. But if we receive any written complaint I will definetly enquire and act as per procedural norms ” Joint Director of Health and Services, Udalguri Dr., Tayebur Rahman told The Sentinel.The Assam Nursing Council authorities couldn't be reached for comments. 

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Recipient of The Annual Colosseum Awards 2014 & 2015 (by The Assam Tribune group), Shajid Khan is a journalist based in Tangla.In his stint of journalistic experience he has contributed numerous political, socio-political stories for bountiful national,international as well as Assam based publications. He also pens down analytic commentary on print and web based publications.

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Kokrajhar gears up for I-Day

7 Aug 2015 - 7:13pm | Hantigiri Narzary

Amid tight security Kokrajhar is gearing up for the Independence Day along with other parts of the country.

SP Shyamal Saikia reviewed the overall security scenario with security forces and VDP members in Kokrajhar on Friday.

Saikia said steps are on to maintain the law and order in the BTAD areas during the red letter day celebrations.

He told that Police, Army, CRPF, SSB and other security agencies are on high alert in the district to prevent any disrupting forces in the run up to the Independence day.

He said public spots, railway tracks are kept on regular checking and situation is prevailing in smooth and healthy.

 

Festival of India In Kuwait

15 Nov 2009 - 2:48am | Parimita Barooah

The week long "Festival of India" , started on November 8,2009 , showcasing India's culture and art came to an end on November 14,2009. The festival was co-hosted by India's Ministry of Culture and the National Council of Culture,Arts and Letters(NCCAL),Kuwait. Such a "Festival of India" was held for the first time in Kuwait. The festival was held across multiple venues in Kuwait such as Keifan auditorium, the Grand Mosque auditorium, Al-Sadu House, Al Fanoon Hall, Al Edwani Hall, the Discovery Center and the Avenues Mall. About 130 artistes and artisans from different parts of India participated in the festival.

The performing arts events included a flute recital by Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia,santoor recital by Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma, flute recital by Dr Rajendra Prasanna, tabla recital by Rimpa Siva, odissi dances by Ranjana Gauhar and her troupe, besides performances by exponents of a wide variety of other Indian classical and folk dance styles. Seven dance troups, displayed their dance styles. They were the Manipuri Raas and Phung Chotam from Manipur, Oppana bridal dance from Kerala, festival warrior dances from Nagaland, Dandia and Garba from Gujarat, Chhau from West Bengal, Gidda and Bhangra from Punjab and Odissi from Orissa.
Visual arts on display included an exhibition of Arabic calligraphy and Indian Muslim religious posters and calendar art brought from the famous Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad at the Grand Mosque. An exhibition of Indian woven textiles including Vanarasi and Kanjeevaram silk saree's, traditional shawls from Kutch, Madhubani painting from Bihar at Al Sadhu house, traditional puppet show ,exhibition of traditional Indian dolls and live demonstration of Henna application was held at Discovery Centre, and an exhibition of photographs of Mumbai through the ages was held at Al Fanoon Hall and Al Edwani Hall.

The exhibitions had free entry but entrance to events at Keifan auditorium was by invitation only. What was pleasing was to see large number of Kuwaitis attending the exhibitions and enjoying it.The aim of the festival was to further enrich and boost the close partnership and the strong traditional bonds of friendship that so happily unite the two countries and its peoples. It also aimed at enhancing interest among Kuwaitis to visit different parts of India.

Juevinile accused of theft

4 May 2016 - 7:09am | Shajid Khan

A juvenile accused of theft was beaten black and blue by irate public at the premises of SBI Tangla Branch on Tuesday afternoon. An employee of RGVN (NE) MicroFinance Ltd. Gokul Kr. Das went to SBI Tangla to deposit an amount of 2.89 lacs at about 3.15 pm. The juvenille by trick tried to snatch away the bag from the employee. The juvenile was manhandled and beaten up by irate public and handed over to police custody. The juvenile is a resident of  Pagla station village of Bongaigaon. An FIR in this regard has also been filed at Tangla police station.