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Assam’s first 24x7 news channel launched

News Time Assam, the first 24x7 news channel of Assam was launched in presence of Rose Valley Group Chairman-cum-Managing Director, Gautam Kundu, channel’s Chief Editor, Pratap Bordoloi ,Rosé Valley Group Director, Shivomoy Dutta and Soumendo Das, Business head of Brand Value Communication Ltd, who briefed the media persons on this occasion.

With its signal tested two weeks back, the project has been completed in six months with all the permissions from the Central and State governments. The channel has begun with a motto to uplift the aspirations of the rural people, With its launch the News Time Assam has become a major player as a media organization in the North East as recently there has been an increasing demand for factual, impartial and analytically presented news with all round social, economic, political content. Being a 2-hours channel the News Time Assam, has already become unique in its league, he said.

The USP for the channel is its fair and balanced sensitively treated news with creative and original programming. It will be a mirror to the rich traditions and cultural heritage of the people in this region, particularly that of its various ethnic groups. The channel will also organize educational competitions with awards, reality shows, promote scholarships and customer care oriented programmes to attract viewers.

News Time Assam, released its first publication on the history and trends of regional politics in Assam at the event and would be bringing out more publications covering various topics. Its entertainment will be news based i.e. Infotainment. It is not a mascot for any party. It has a vision of harmony and will go to any length to be neutral in reporting news which would be in the interest of an undivided Assam, he said.

Brand Value Communications Ltd, is the latest feather added to the Rose Valley Group. It has been dedicated towards media business by launching television starting with a 24-hour audio-visual entertainment channel in August 2009 followed by News Channel, Music Channel. About the Rose Valley Group he said that it has expanded its’ footprints to cover multiple verticals and is poised to service the needs of the modern customer. It’s a fast growing business conglomerate with more than ten thousand employees. The group has proved its unmatched capabilities in leveraging diversity in business, ranging from insurance to housing finance, from real estates and construction to chain of hotels, resorts and shopping malls, from amusement parks to manufacturing of fast moving consumer goods and from film production to operating TV channels. With proven excellence in performance in all the sectors within the business group Rose Valley presently exists in 27 states that are monitored by 15 regional offices and having more than 500 branches across the country, he said.

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Daya Nath Singh's picture

Journalist; Guwahati Press Club office Secretary


Utpal Deka's picture

Is it available only cable or any dish(Airtel,Dish TV,etc)
purna bikash bora's picture

imran shah's picture

very gud... we want to see news time will touch the sky... with the full hopes...& we want hindi news channel( news time hindi soon...)
Soiadur Rahman, Nagaon,gamariati's picture

We are proud of this chennel. I hope that "NEWS TIME" Solved the mejor problem of Assam...
deiji medhi's picture

very good
A.F.tanveer,siliguri's picture

very good hope people also like this channel.
tanveer siliguri's picture

Good news for assam hope so people also like this.
Kuldeep Buragohain's picture

Very nice. Good news for Assam and Assamese People also.
Pankaj Baishya's picture

Its gud but hv 2 develop their programme composition of shots.etc
panakj das's picture

very good step towards progress
Haridhan Bezbaruah's picture

Very good steps for Asom,
Munna's picture

Aap Log badhiya kam kar rahe ho kripya ye Chanel. DISHTV, par uplabdh karwaiye
Anjan Das's picture

Chanelto vaal lagise.... Big TV t ketiya aahiba..
sailesh kumar choubey's picture

it is expected this new channel will render its service as media not as Radia
Apurba Talukdar's picture

Ramakrishna Talukdar r interview sai bhal lagil, agaloi aru tekhetok ei channel r jogedi dekha powar akhare....
Suman Paul's picture

Perfectly fine news channel
Farhan's picture

very good hope people also like this channel..... Plz give this channel on dishtv...
Prashanta Saha.'s picture

Its A Awesome News Channel. And It Will Be The Best News Channel Of Assam. We Welcome News Time Assam With Our Pure Heart. JOI AAI AXOM JOI NEWS TIME ASSAM. Warm Regards Prashanta Saha Tinsukia {M}- 9706467985
Rajib Hussain's picture

Hope it will help in creating a peacefull assam.
Surajit's picture

fantastic, new steps for assam in media. News time channel tu sundirect dth ot upalabdha hobo ne.
sibotosh's picture

Yes it is a good news channel...and independent channel as off now we have seen. Gud Luck.
Pranjit Mahanta's picture

Asom'r news chanel homuhor vitorot NEWS TIME ASSAM u hoise eta ullekh juiggo news chanel. Moi akha korisu j ai2 chanel a hofolotare siri't ag barhi jawk.. ALL THE BEST.
mrityunjoy bhagawati's picture

it is a nice news chanel. we can proude for this chanel as a assamese.
RAJU BARMAN's picture

Dipjyoti Borthakur's picture

Yesterday I saw New Times Assam. I am very happy that finally it has come in Dish Tv.
Pritom's picture

When will it be available for Airtel DTH subscriber?
hemen's picture

i love news time assam and i proudly see news time assam the truth news of assam

Amitabh Chakraborty's picture

So far I like the channel for its balancing act along with my paa, maa, wife and bro. And hope, tomworo there wont be any compulsion to change the face and colour!!!
Banajit's picture

Tata Sky't ketiya ahibo?
partha's picture

Chanel tu val kintu airtel dth t ketiya ahiba.
biswajit haloi.'s picture

NEWS TIME ASSAM is my favorite channel i like there news and mus more.
Dwimasa Basumatary's picture

I like it very much for local news but when it w'll be shown by dish t.v.!
aminul islam. M. L. A. Dhing's picture

no channel in assam works with impartial view paying equel treatment to all the communities living in assam. Will the new channel work for all the communities equally for the upliftment of all the section of the society disclosing the truth nakedly to drive away all the misconception of the people?
Dharma Das's picture

Aponak Tata Sky t ketiyakoi log pam, jonabo dei
Anup Tamaria's picture

I request to plz make it available in all DTH service like Tata sky, airtel, Reliance, videocon,
preety dugar's picture

its pleasant watching news time assam being living in kolkata i m aware of my state what's going on there
Aminul Islam's picture

I suggest the authority of News Time Assam to work with a view to promote communal harmony, not to create communal (anti-muslim) environment like other channels.
Mrs. Fateha Begum.'s picture

I like it very much.And I want to job in news time Assam. is it possible, can i do part time job here ? I am B.A., N.T.T. please reply me.

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Concretization of Digholipukhuri – an environmental jeopardy

19 Jan 2016 - 6:57pm | AT News

The historic Digholipukhuri, located in central Guwahati, has been facing perils of different nature since many years, rubbish dumping, water pollution  as well as lack of maintenance. The administration’s most recent decision to build a concrete embankment around the shore of Digholipukhuri, in the guise of its beautification, has become a cause of great alarm among environmental activists of the region. Aaranyak, an NGO pioneering biodiversity conservation in Assam since 1989, has raised questions on the ecological consequences that would lead from such concretization of the Digholipukhuri. 

Dr.BibhabTalukdar, Secretary General of Aaranyak, has pointed out that a concrete embankment at the shore would cause grave damages to the ecological equilibrium of the pond and its ecosystem. The obstructive concrete between the pond water and shoreline could even lead to death of fish and turtles, caused due to misbalance in aquatic physio-chemical composition. Furthermore, if the vegetated area at the edge of the pond, which would normally provide shelter, places to feed, breeding and nesting areas of aquatic life including fish and turtle and tortoise, is cleared and built over, it would completely destroy the needed PH balance and oxygen content in the Digholipukhuri.

Dr. Talukdar, while commending the intent of beautifying the Digholipukhuri, has seriously urged the concerned authorities to reevaluate the decision keeping in mind the ecological services and encourage the district authorities to consult with experts to ensure that the wetland quality of Dighalipukhuri, which is a historic wetland is not compromised. There are many eco-friendly ways of enhancing the pristine beauty of Digholipukhuri, and the ideal way forward would be to undertake such procedures in consultation with environmental experts. Dr.Talukdar added that Aaranyak is equipped as well as prepared to lend assistance to the district administration, in this regard.


Timber smuggling unabated in Karbi Anglong forest

26 Aug 2011 - 9:10pm | brahma2011

Timber smugglers have been holding sway in Karbi Anglong reserve forests. Illegal trade of timbers has been unabated in the Karbi Anglong hill district. Many valuable logs are being supplied to Nagaland nighbouring State of Assam.

Besides, illegal timber Sawmills are appeared mushrooming along the Karbi Anglong-Nagaon border areas, basically such illegal Sawmills have been running openly at Samurali, Chowdhury bazaar and Zinda bazaar areas of Nagaon district which places are adjacent to Howraghat. The timber smugglers operating in the Karbi Anglong forest reserves since long causing large-scale deforestation.

The illegal trade of timber has flourished in the State as well as in Karbi Anglong hill district for several years now despite a Supreme Court ban, primarily because of the absence of an effective and cohesive joint mechanism between the forest officials of the Karbi Anglong and Nagaon district. As a result, timber smuggling and transportation are continuing unabated openly in Karbi Anglong hill district since past couple of year and posing a threat to the ecological balance of entire the district.

It is worth mentioning that taking advantage of the slack administration of the Forest department; many valuable trees are being felled regularly in Karbi Anglong reserve forests and supplied daily by the timber smugglers in support some local people to the different parts of the State and as well as its nighbouring Nagaland State too. Besides, as the rain starts in summer season, the felled logs are tied up in rafts and sent down through the Jamuna river to the respective illegal bench-saw mills set up along the Karbi Anglong-Nagaon district areas. Though sometimes logs carried by the smugglers were being seized by Karbi Anglong forest, yet the cutting of trees and supplying of timbers have not been stopped.

It may be mentioned here that on Wednesday night too, the Bakaliaghat police under the leadership of Khargeswar Bordoloi, SI, managed to nab two persons from Shilveta Langmili area while they were loading timbers in a truck.

According to police report, though two were detained the other timber smugglers managed to flee from the spot. From the possession, a truck registration bearing No AS-09C/3348 was seized and the two detainees were identified as Nanda Yadav and Ajit Mahatu.

On the other hand, while replying the questions of reporters, SI, Bordoloi revealed on the ongoing timber smuggling in Karbi Anglong. But it is amazing that despite having the specific reports regarding the illegally running sawmills in the Nagaon-Karbi Anglong border areas, both the districts are failing to stop the illegal activities due to the absence of an effective and cohesive joint mechanism.

CM gets tougher with BTAD miscreants

7 May 2014 - 11:51am | AT News

Chief minister Tarun Gogoi said that his government will not spare anybody if found guilty in the BTAD carnage.

Talking to reporters in Narayanguri after interacting with the refugees, Gogoi sad that he need not 5 minutes to severe alliance with BPF if the Bodo political party is found to be involved in this inhuman incident.

He said that the children who have been left orphaned in the BTAD carnage would be sent to the SOS village apart from money to the tune of Rs 8 lakh.

Gogoi has asked the officials to step up rehabilitation of the refugees in the affected areas announcing Rs 1 lakh assistance for the purpose.

Then he left for Balapara in Gossaigaon where at least 10 minority people were killed in miscreant attack. 

Earlier, Gogoi arrived in Narayanbari area at 11 in the morning by a helicopter and interacted with the victims’ family members one by one.