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Cattle smugglers arrested

Police launched a crackdown on illegal cattle smugglers and arrested ten persons on Thursday evening at Srirampur area in Kokrajhar district.

Police apprehended a truck bearing registration number AS-01GC-3837 carrying 16 cattle illegally from West Bengal bound for Bangladesh via Meghalaya.

Police  also arrested Arun Lyngdoh and Munna Saikia alias Ikram Hussain, president and secretary of the All India Livestocks Trader and Transporters Association, as they were escorting the illegal cattle truck.

Police so far apprehended ten persons involved in this incident. An FIR has been registered with Gossaigaon police station in this regard with case no.388/2019, U/S 120(B)/353/420/506 IPC,R/W Sec.11(1)(a)(d)(e)(h) of PCA Act,1960 and R/W Sec.192(A)/194/199 MV Act.

Speaking the reporters Kokrajhar SP Rajen Singh 54 cases have been registered against the cattle smuggLERS in Kokrajhar district in last four years.

According to records, 19 each cases were registered in 2016 and 2017,seven case registered in 2018 and nine in 2019 respectively.

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NIFT Shillong hosts Lapongnai 2013

NIFT Shillong hosts Lapongnai 2013
2 Apr 2013 - 11:32pm | Rooplin Sharma

The National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Shillong, hosted its annual cultural fest “Lapongnai 2013” on Saturday, March 30, 2013. The events included street plays, karaoke, dance competition, and the Grand Finale of the fashion showcase event- Mo Naga's body art show. There were several contests held at the institute like photography, treasure hunt, obstacle race, street dance, flash mob, design competition and Mr. and Ms. Lapongnai 2013 to name a few.

NIFTian Pravesh Bharti was of the opinion that, “The main attraction was undeniably the Grand Fashion Show by Mo Naga in association with the students of NIFT. The students were very excited to have around a tattoo artist of national repute presenting his collections in their very own institute. Students lined up since 11 a.m. for this very activity.” I am privileged to be a part of his team, he said.

FASS promotes Assam Tourism at House of Lords

30 Jun 2011 - 9:31pm | Rini Kakati

Lord Adam Patel of Blackburn, patron of FASS ( Friends of Assam and Seven Sisters) along with Rini Kakati. NRI Co-ordinator for UK organised "Focus on Assam" seminar at House of Lords, Palace of Westmister on 13 June, 2011. It was a month long preparation by Rajen Barua, Chairman, FASS at Houston and Ankur Bora, Fass co-ordinator from Texas. FASS newsletter MITRO and a video presentation were also made for the occasion.

For the first time since independence, the House of Lords today focused on the Assam Tourism, promising all help to put this beautiful state firmly in the world tourism meet. The Lords and MPs came out out of the way to help Assam event. Shri Tarun Gogoi. Hou'rble Chief Minister of Assam send a good will message both to House of Lords and Nehru Centre to hold these prestigious event.

The high powered seminar was chaired by well- known journalist - Ashish Roy, Times of India, attended by Lord Adam Patel of Blackburn, Lord King of West Bromwich, Lord Shahid Malik, Lord Sheikh, Lord Paul Yaw Boateng, the first black cabinet minister in the United Kingdom, Keith Vaz MP for Labour, chairman of the home affairs select committee and Mr J K Sarma, First Secretary, Indian High Commission, while senior Journalist Mrinal Talukdar represented Assam. In his welcome speech, Lord Adom Patel of Blackburn - expressed his wonderful experience when he visited Guwahati by the invitation of Shri Tarun Gogoi. Hou'rble Chief Minister of Assam for CII conference in 11 January, 2008.

Nesting in the lap of nature, the eight North - Eastern states - Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Sikkim and Tripura - have a wealth of cultural diversity, wildlife, flora and fauna.

Lord Paul Boateng spoke highly about Assam Tea and its resources and promised to organise "Visit Assam" in future.

Keith Vaz, MP praised Lord Adam Patel to organise ASSAM at House of Lords recognising him as adopted son of Assam. Any assistance from his side to promote Assam at House of Lords will be on cards.

The coffee table book ASSAM dominated the day event.Lord Sheikh has announced that the book will surely be kept at House of Lords Library.

Ashish Roy express his views to organise Govt. of Assam to hold an event specially for Assam Tourism at World Travel Mart in London.

The seminar discussed how Assam can be promoted in the west. As Mr J K Saharma and Mr Mrinal Talukdar tried to ally the apprehension and misconception about Assam in the western world.

The highlight of the evening was jhumur dance from Assam Tea garden by Seetarani Hazarika, Jahnabi Goswami and Bonnya Duarah.

CEC, ECs review Assam poll preparations

7 Mar 2011 - 11:23pm | AT News


A full bench if the Election Commission is in Guwahati on a 2 day visit to Assam. led by Chief Election Commissioner, S.Y. Quraishi, the delegation met the political leaders and poll officialos to review the poll preparations. Moreover, they discussed poll praparations with returning officers and Superintendents of Police.


AGP and BJP leaders formally alleged model code violation by the ruling Congress as they met the poll panel.


Notably, Assam is set to go to the polls on April 4 and 11 in two phases. The first phase will involve 62 constituencies while the the remaining 64 constituencies will go to the polls on April 11. The number of polling booths is 23,813.