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Bineswar Brahma remembered

Bodo sahitya sabha and Bodo peoples remembered former president of the Bodo Sahitya Sabha late Bineswar Brahma on his 19th death anniversary on Monday at his burial place Chandamari in Kokrajhar.

Brahma was shot by armed militant cadres at his Bhetapara residence in Guwahati in 2000.

On his anniversary,BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary,Assam Social welfare minister Pramila Rani Brahma,Bodo sahitya sabha president Toren Boro,ABSU leader Lawrence Islary and several members paid floral tribute to Brahma and recalled his contributions.

Minister Brahma said that Bineswar Brahma was a great leader of the Bodos.

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Rabha-Hasong bandh cripples life in Goalpara and Kamrup

21 Aug 2013 - 9:15pm | Hamidul Gani

The 36 hour Rabha Hasong area bandh, which ends today paralysed the normal life in Rabha Hasong areas of Goalpara and Kamrup districts. The bandh was called by Rabha National Liberation Front or Rabha Jatiya Mukti Bahini (RJMB), a newly formed insurgent group earlier this year. The RJMB has called the bandh in protest against the government's failure to invite Rabha organizations to discuss their demand to incorporate RHAC areas in Sixth Schedule of the Constitution.

Commercial establishments, government and private offices in most areas of Goalpara district remained closed during the bandh. Hundreds of vehicles, especially long-distance trucks, remained stranded on NH-37, 62 and 51 due to the bandh. However, no untoward incidents were reported from any part of the area during the bandh. 

On the other hand, in Goalpara, non-tribals under the aegis of Ana-Rabha Samannayrakhi Mancha burnt effigies of chief minister Tarun Gogoi, welfare of plain tribes minister Rajib Lochan Pegu and revenue minister Prithibi Majhi on Tuesday in protest against the state government's move to include many non-Rabha dominated areas in the RHAC.

Sujit Narzary Inter-District football championship begins

20 Aug 2016 - 8:53pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

The 9th edition Sujit Narzary All Assam Inter District U-13(boys) football championship 2016-17 has been begins from Saturday at KDSA ground in Kokrajhar.

In the inaugural match Chirang DSA beat Nalbari DSA 3-0, was organized by Kokrajhar District Sports Association(KDSA) for Kokrajhar zonal.The league matches of the championship being organized in four zonal across the state, which included Kokrajhar,Lakhipur(Silchar),Dhemaji and Karbi Anglong. A total of 13 teams are participating in the Kokrajhar zonal.

BTC executive member Doneswar Goyary graced as chief guest on the inaugural.Goyary,in his speech said that championship has been organized every year in memory of Sujit Narzary,who is first martyr of the Bodoland movement.The championship has been creating sporting encouragement among budding sports persons in the state.

Hemendra Nath Brahma,president of Assam Football Association while attending the occasion said it is an noble venture from AFA and KDSA to organize Under-13 football championship for the state in memory of Sujit Narzary,first martyr and footballer in his school days during eighties. He has expressed his hopeful that this championship will create good encouragement to haunt sports talents in the state.

Earlier, Rajib Brahma, BTC executive member and president KDSA and Pradip Dey, AFA executive member hoisted KDSA flag and AFA flags respectively.Mangalsing Narzary,father of Sujit Narzary paid floral tribute to the portrait of Sujit.

CBI team gathers BTAD inputs

11 Aug 2012 - 4:20am | editor

A CBI team on Friday gathered vital inputs in Kokrajhar to begin its probe into the ethnic clashes in BTAD areas. Headed by A Ali, the two member team will ascertain the possible angle of their investigation. With the police in four affected districts - Kokrajhar, Chirang, Dhubri and Baska - registering 309 cases in connection with the violence, CBI is yet to decide on the cases it would investigate.