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Polling in Nagaland; booths in Assam!

In an exercise that is bound to embitter the Assam-Nagaland relationship, a section of local organizations have allege that the neighbouring state has allegedly set up two polling stations along the interstate border in Golaghat and Sivasagar districts. The district administration of Golaghat on Tuesday sent an objection to Nagaland to withdraw the same. Golaghat district administration has conducted a magistrate level inquiry into the allegations and finally sent an objection to the deputy commissioner of Wokha to withdraw their polling booths.

On the other hand, Wokha district administration tried to set up a polling booth at Merapani Town Lower Primary School in Golaghat district. But failed to do it because of heavy security.  

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Amir Khan in Tezpur

7 Nov 2013 - 10:30am | AT News
Bollywood actor-director Amir Khan in on a 5 days personal visit to Assam. Accompanied by his family members, the Loogan director landed at the Salonibari airport at 1 pm on Wednesday and straightly left for the Circuit House where is lodging. On Thursday he celebrated his wife's birthday. Sources told assamtimes that Amir Khan would visit the Kaziranga National park along with some place of interest.

Pre-Christmas celebration in Kokrajhar

18 Dec 2018 - 6:40pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

Kokrajhar: A Car rally was carried out in Kokrajhar with the coincide celebration of Pre-Christmas at Kokrajhar Town Baptist Church complex in Kokrajhar,heart of BTAD administration on Tuesday.

Christian devotees and followers in large numbers from different communities have joined hands with traditional music instruments in the carol dance pn the pre-Christmas celebration ahead few days Christmas Day celebration.

The pre-christmas celebration was being organized by Kokrajhar Town Baptist Church at Kadamtala in Kokrajhar district. Devotees and followers of Christian religion thronged to the celebration and offered their prayers to Lord Jesus Christ ahead Christmas Day to be celebrated on December 25 next.

A grand car rally was organised in Kokrajhar,which was started from Town Baptist Church comolex,traversed to JD Road,Vivekananda Path,RNB Road,new fly over and concluded at the starting point.The rally extended good will messages for bringing peace and integration among all sections of the community ahead the Merry Christmas celebration.

Especially, it is to be mentioned that the pre-Christmas celebration is seeing participation from different communities,apart from Bodo,Rabha,Garo,Adivashi,Santhali who have participated with their traditional attires and traditional music instruments,like Kham,Serja,Sifung,Mandhal,Dhol,Harmonium that are performed with sweet prayer songs in Bodo and several languages for offering prayer song to Lord Jesus Christ. Young devotees and participants presented Carol dance,prayer songs in English, Bodo and several languages on the celebration.

Orgnaiser of the pre-christmas,Reoreoa Narzihary told that this is an initiative to offer prayer and remember of Jesus Christ ahead celebration Merry Christmas day celebration. Devotees and followers participated the celebration with festive fervor to mark the celebration.

‘We celebrate the pre-Chirstmas with traditional attire and music instruments through which Bodo as well language as well as cultural values could be survived among human society’, he said.

Participants have expressed their happiness after getting opportunity to be part on the occasion said that it is an occasion to give opportunity among devotees ahead Merry-Christmas Day celebration in Kokrajhar.

‘We are lucky one to get enjoy in the celebration where Christ believers gathered at the church complex’, participants said.

Influx: Mahanta blames Centre

9 Dec 2012 - 12:41am | editor

The Asom Gana Parishad demands early steps to seal the Indo- Bangladesh border to help the state check unabated illegal immigration from across the border.

Participating at a seminar in Delhi on Saturday, AGP president Prafulla Kumar Mahanta said that the Centre was responsible for failing to stop influx. He said that unless the Centre steps in to seal the border, the exodus of Bangladeshi immigrants would continue. The seminar was organised by the Delhi Chapter of All Assam Lawyers' Association.