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Students hospitalized in Baksa

KOKRAJHAR: At least 16 students hospitalised post consuming  medicines to control worming at Digaldonga in Baksa district on Thursday.

According to information, students from BC Vidyapith ME School under Mushalpur education block in Baksa fell ill after consuming albendazol tablets. 

The health and family welfare department is celebrating national deworming day since August 27 across the country.

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Uriam Ghat: CM writes to Modi

16 Aug 2014 - 10:57pm | AT News

Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi asked for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s personal intervention to restore peace in Uriamghat along the boiling Assam-Nagaland border.

In a letter to the Prime Minister on Saturday, Gogoi requested Modi to send additional ten companies of CRPF personnel in the violence hit areas for rapid reinforcement of security along with setting up of security pickets in the affected villages.

He urged Modi to hold a meeting at the political and official levels urgently to discuss measures for restoring peace in the area.

Gogoi alleged that CRPF personnel deployed there have been failing to protect the lives and properties of the villagers.

He said that the volatile situation could have been averted had there been deployed prompt, proactive and unbiased neutral forces. //

AGP unification committee divided over Mahanta issue

23 Aug 2008 - 12:40pm | Nagendra Sarma
The 11 members Unification Committee formed to bring the break away groups of AGP under a single umbrella is said to be divided over the inclusion of Prafulla Kumar Mahanta in the united fold of regional force with an object of snatching power from the congress. Meanwhile the Committee had a several round of talk with the break away groups and prepared a report to be submitted with the proposed meeting of Executive Committee to be held on 26th August at Guwahati. This development is reported to have been took place after the AASU vehemently opposed the joining of Mahanta to the proposed united regional force. In view of the AASU’s opposition the members of the Unification Committee divided over the Mahanta’s issue. However a group of the Committee is said to be still in the favour of Mahanta. It may be mentioned that the Central Executive Committee comprising of 96 members of which 50 are from the district committees is the supreme body of the party and empowered to take final decision in this respect considering the majority of any aspect. In view of such a critical situation it is difficult to predict who would favour whom. But political observer are of the view that if the former Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahant is barred from joining the proposed united regional force the all the efforts behind the unification might be jeopardized. Meanwhile grass root workers of Nagaon district reportedly stood by Mahanta.

Jatinga Festival is underway: October 19-24

13 Oct 2011 - 5:36pm | Anup Biswas


With a view to promoting eco-tourism as well as showcasing the art and craft, music and dance, culture and cuisine of the various ethnic groups of the Dima Hasao District in Assam and after the successful conduct of the Jatinga Festival 2010 last year, the 2nd Edition of the same will be held this year from 19th to 24th October 2011.


It is learnt that Shri Chandan Brahma, Hon’ble Minister of Tourism, Government of Assam has already given his consent to grace the occasion on the inaugural day on 19th October 2011 as the Chief Guest. Bird watching, Trekking to the Hempeupet Peak, Trekking to the Behendao Baiglai Waterfalls, Prize Money Angling Competition at Dihangi etc. will be the highlights of this edition of the festival. As is evident, Prize Money Angling Competition is one of the new attractive additions to this edition of the festival. The angling competition will be held on 22nd and 23rd October 2011 along the Diyung River at Dihangi and is inclusive of both bank and boat fishing. Golden Masheer (Dimasa name – Nayung), Chocolate Masheer (Nasur) etc. are some of the fish species found abundantly in the stretch of the River. The Prize for the Biggest Catch is Rs. 30,000/- (Rupees Thirty Thousand) Only. For those who are interested in angling competition, please contact: Shri Tuhin Langthasa at 09678670474 and for those who are interested in other eco-tourism activities, contact: Shri Bankim Haflongbar at 09957251410; common e-mail id: jatingafestival@gmail.com. Hysteria Beat Contest for young generation and music lovers, Boat Race Competition along the Diyung River at Dihangi, Ethnic Cuisine for food enthusiasts, Flower show on the Boat House of the Haflong Lake, Exhibition on Art & Craft etc. apart from sight-seeing of the beautiful and exotic locations, are on the programme list of this edition of the Jatinga Festival. For adventurous tourists, tented arrangements are being made at a vantage point of Jatinga from where one can enjoy the scenic beauty of the surroundings and watch birds during the nights.