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KPLT hostage drama ends

KPLT has freed all the workers 24 hours after they kidnapped at gunpoint from Kaziranga.         The five remaining workers reached Kohora on Sunday nights.              Seven have been released a few hours after they were forcibly taken away to the jungle.        The reason is yet to be confirmed.

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The Essence of Love launched

12 Jun 2014 - 9:37am | Azlina Khanam

Arshad Ali’s 'The Essence of Love' was launched on June 11 at Guwahati Press Club by the reknown writer Girish Bhattacharje. Talking about the book, the young writer said that Love is is not just a relationship, its a feelings of hearts. Many journalists including Rupam Chetia, Raktim Barua were present in the function.

Northeast India gets first Centre of Excellence in Electronics Sector Skill Development

4 Jan 2018 - 7:47pm | AT News

Guwahati, 4 January 2018 — In a historic development northeast India gets its first Skill Development Center of Excellence, an initiative through industry-academia participation under government facilitation when Electronics Sector Skill Council of India (ESSCI) signed an MoU with Assam Don Bosco University, Guwahati to jointly set up a state of the art Center of Excellence (CoE) at the University campus in Guwahati.  

ESSCI is one of the sector skill councils setup as an autonomous body by Nation Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) under MSDE (Ministry of Skill Development).  

The MoU was signed by Chief Executive Officer of ESSCI Mr. N.K.Mohapatra, and Vice Chancellor of Assam Don Bosco University Prof. Stephen Mavely SDB, on 4th January, 2018 at Assam Don Bosco University, Guwahati.  

During the event Fr. Stephen Mavely has expressed his interest to support the set up of an Electronics Manufacturing Cluster(EMC) in the campus and welcomed the Industry to take the advantage of setting up EMC to support the State of Assam and the region as a whole to leverage the unique socio-economic structure of Northeast India as a gateway to East Asia.

 “The youth of North East India would immensely benefit by the initiative in having captive manufacturing ecosystem and job creation possibilities,” said Prof. Mavely.  

Veteran educationist Fr.Mavely assured, “The unique socio-economic setup of the region is highly conducive to a robust electronics manufacturing ecosystem, like other South East Asian electronics manufacturing hubs like Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.”  

He added, “With the GoI's ‘Net Zero Import’ of electronics hardware by 2020 nearing, the region's contribution would be a small yet significant contribution to the nation's endeavour on self reliance.”  

The Center of Excellence (CoE) would be a flagship center for innovation, micro-entrepreneur development, rural technology innovation & implements, advisory, consulting and skill development in the areas of Electronics components & hardwares, Nano-Electronics, Sports and Bio-Mechanics.  

The Center would also develop the Qualification Packs, based on National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) with the collaboration of industry associations as a part of Skilling India initiative. One of the key objective of the center is to skill quality manpower and build a robust ecosystem for Electronics System Design & Manufacturing (ESDM) in North East India in line with the Govt. of India's look East Policy.

 

By Lanu Ignatius

 

ONGC to explore Shale Gas

24 Nov 2013 - 9:01am | SK Hasan

ONGC will explore for Shale gas which is found in few loations acroass India including the northeast. This was  disclosed by the Union Petrolium Minister M. Verappa Moilly, at a press meet held at the conferance hall of the ONGC Assam Asset, Nazira on last November 17. Addressing the press, the minister said that  under the New Exploration Policy 1999, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) had allowed the ONGC and the Oil India Ltd to tap Shale resources in Six Blocks-Cumbay, Assam-Arkan, Gondawara, K.G. Onshore, Cauvery Onshore and Indo-Gangatic basins. ONGC will drill at 10 wells shortly for exploration and commercial production. Shale Gas is used in U.S. and Canada as an alternative to the conventional Oil and Gas.