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Veterinary school inaugurated

KOKRAJHAR: BTC executive member Shyam Sundi inaugurated the extended campus of School of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry at Titaguri in Kokrajhar district, on Thursday.

66 trainees, who are selected as veterinary field assistant (VFA) under veterinary and animal husbandry department are taking training in the school.

Sundi said that the school is giving an opportunity to train students from  veterinary and animal husbandry in the region as well as whole of the state.He said that peoples from the region would be benefited from the school.

Director of the department, Dr PC Das said that state government was working dedicately for the veterinary sectors and trying to fill up the vacancies lying at various centres across the state.

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Child-marriage lands groom in jail

21 Oct 2016 - 6:14pm | Shajid Khan

An eye raising incident of mysterious child marriage came to light at Dimakuchi of Udalguri district. The incident has revealed the prevailing social menace of child marriage in the area. Biswanath Rajbhor a resident of 1 No. Suklai area under Dimakuchi PS married of his 13 year old daughter to a 13 year old son of Guchuba Rajbhor of a neighbouring village on October 18. On October 19 as the news of the child marriage spread to conscious circles irate people thrashed and manhandled both the father of the boy and the girl. As the situation turned worst student leaders of Hindi-Vhasi Xuva Chatra Federation rushed the spot and informed Dimakuchi PS. The police took to custody both the male and female child's along with their fathers. The police after prima facie evidence to the case contrary to registering a case of child marriage had registered a case of kidnapping of the girl child by the boy and his father under IPC section 366 (A) vide case no.96/16. The girl child was later handed over to her parents.

The 13 year old child groom was forwarded to juevinile home . It is to be mentioned that both the male and female childrens are a school drop-out. The incident has raised the need of social awareness in remote areas regarding child-marriage.

Cong to get more than 10: Gogoi

17 Mar 2014 - 12:18pm | AT News

Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Monday said that Congress in Assam will get more than 10 seats in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.

Addressing a press conference in Guwahati, Gogoi said that the ruling party has a huge target of 12 seats while they are confident of more than 10 seats.

According to him, BJP will hardly get any seat in the polls in Assam.

Assam Accord is out of date

21 Oct 2008 - 8:26pm | Daya Nath Singh
It is more than twenty-three years now, the Assam Accord was signed between the Government of Assam and the movement leaders, who propelled an agitation for long six years demanding detection and deportation of illegal migrants from the state. The signing of Accord could not have been possible without involvement of the Union government as the movement leaders had lost confidence on the intention of the state government, which was continuing on the strength of such 'vote banks' of the migrants. The erstwhile, Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi took initiative to bring peace in the state as the people were fade up with such a long agitation. It was an Independence Day gift for the people of Assam on the 15th August 1985, when the Accord was signed. Joy and happiness returned to the state and the groups involved in the agitation decided to form a political platform to achieve goals in order to fulfill the aspirations of the people in a democratic way. A new political party, namely, Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), was formed at Golaghat on the 14th October 1985.

The state government 'imposed' on the state during the Assembly elections of 1983 was dismissed and a fresh election was declared by the Election Commission.

With great enthusiasm and hope the electorate gave their verdict in favour of the new political party i.e. AGP, which ruled for a full term of five years with absolute majority in the House. The lack of administrative experience and dependence on the bureaucrats by the new ministers did not allow them to proceed on the 'right path' for which they had vowed to the people of state. Besides, the differences among the party leadership also surfaced. The ultimate result was that the party lost next elections and had to sit in the opposition benches. The Congress Party came back to power again and started the 'old practices'. The game plan of vote banks politics began again and it did not end with only one party, but other political parties also needed it to win the elections. Interestingly, the AGP which had come to power for the first time was also elected on the basis of the old electoral rolls, which was alleged to be full of the names of foreign nationals. The state suffered very much due to political rivalry among various parties.

Unfortunately, except the AGP and the Congress no other party could emerge on the political scene of the state which could play better role to develop the state. Certain youth wings of the political parties and student organizations involved themselves too much in the 'political activities'. The 'Bandh culture' and demand of money from the business houses and industries, very badly affected the economy of state. Most of the industries collapsed and some had to shift to other places. The new entrants in the field were shy of investing in the state because of the continuing insurgency and extortions by the militants.

After giving a chance of one term to the Congress Party, the electorate again tried to give another chance to AGP, but failed to give it absolute majority, though it emerged as the single largest party in the polls. The AGP had to form a coalition government with the Left parties to whom the movement leaders had termed as 'anti-movement' party during the agitation. The most 'irritating position' was that the ministers involved themselves in rampant corruption. Law and order situation deteriorated day by day and discipline in administration was eroded.

The old issue for which the Assam Accord was signed has gone on the backbench. Problems of maintaining law and order before the present Congress-led government is still hampering developmental activities. The issue of foreign nationals is haunting the state till now and no solution is in sight before the state or the Central government. In fact the present government lacks the 'will power' to solve these issues, which have turned to be 'chronic diseases.' It is not that issue of foreign nationals alone is the problem before the state. All these troubles have started because of the soaring unemployment and non-implementation of developmental schemes. Once the people are made to work and be busy, there would not be any necessity to go for an accord. Since the Assam Accord could not be implemented so long, there is no meaning in keeping it alive. A fresh outlook is necessary to solve the situation before the state.