In a bid to strengthen the north eastIndia, Tangkhul Naga Football Centenary (TNFC) is holding huge rally at Teinem village in Ukhrul District.
With the “strong Northeast, strong India" theme, theme the rally started on Sunday and was attended by Teinem village populace along with the 12-member TNFC team from Ukhrul led by Rinshang Pheiray, District Swachh Consultant, Ukhrul.
The marathon for centenary will run across the globe including US, South Korea, Singapore, Bangkok and China.
Besides, Run For Centenary will take place at various metropolitan cities of India, including Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangaluru, Goa and some states of North EastIndia. In Imphal Running For Centenary will take place on 18th November from TBCI to Kangla.
Finally, the marathon will conclude in Ukhrul town after running in 18 to 20 villages of Ukhrul District.
The employees of Natun Dainik, an influential Assamese daily newspaper of yesteryears, will remember its founder editor Chandra Prasad Saikia (popularly known as CPS) on August 8 in GuwahatiPress Club starting at 3 pm. The journalists, who were involved with the daily during the tenure of Padma Bhusan CP Saikia as its editor, have taken the initiative to commemorate the illustrious journalist and award winning author on his 8th death anniversary.
Published from Chandarakanta Press private limited in Guwahati, Natun Dainik was pioneer in adopting latest printing technology and vivid content with illustrated supplement pages on various relevant issues. The newspaper used PTS printing method for the first time in northeast India and enjoyed extra ordinary influence on its millions of readers.
Assam, which has a history of over 160 years of journalism (first Assamese journal Arunodoi was published in 1846 by the American Missionaries), witnessed the publication of first Assamese daily newspaper (Dainik Batori, edited by Bagmibar Nilamani Phukan and published by Shiva Prasad Barooah) in 1935, where Natun Dainik heralded a new wave of journalism since its inception on 1st January 1988.
A freedom fighter, novelist, editor-journalist and commentator, CP Saikia (1927-2006) was honoured with the prestigious Sahitya Akademi award and also adorned the esteemed chair of Asom SahityaSabha. Stood firm against the terrorism in the turbulent days of Nineties with his strong editorials, CP Saikia was also enriched with a great sense of humour, and still casts influence on a generation of journalists in Assam.
“We would like to pay our heartiest tribute to our very own CPS. He was such an amazing editor, who taught us to pursue credible journalism with self-pride and independence,” said Biman Chandra Hazarika, the president of CP SaikiaMemorial Committee adding, “We expect every one, who was associated with Natun Dainik during his editorship, to join the program and express sincere gratitude to a unique personality like CP Saikia.”
16 Oct 2007 - 4:03am | luitneildon
Shillong has become the safest way of arms supply by the militants to the Northeastern region. The capital of Meghalaya has virtually become a transit point of arms and extortion deal. This has come to light after the arrest of eight Dima Halam Daoga (DHD) militants and three other "suspected" Manipur-based rebels on Sunday in Shillong. On December 19, 2006, commander of the ULFA's 27 battalion Pallav Saikia alias Ananta Kakati was arrested along with his wife Moromi at an unspecified place of Meghalaya with huge cache of arms and ammunition. NSCN general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah reportedly escaped to Bangladesh via Shillong a fortnight ago. From Bangladesh, he is supposed to take a flight to Bangkok.
Meghalaya Police said Eight DHD militants ( Jewel Gorlosa faction) , also known as Black Widow including the area commander of Umranshu, Assam's North Cachar Hills district, identified a David Kamthai were arrested on Sunday night. The DHD is an offshoot of the Dimasa National Security Force (DNSF), which surrendered en masse in 1995, except for its self-styled Commander-in-Chief Jewel Garlossa, who subsequently launched the DHD.
The arrested cadres were booked under the unlawful activities preventive act (UAPA). The cadres were involved in several criminal cases in Karbi Anglong district.The court remanded to seven days of police custody. Pistols, ammunition and other incriminating documents, besides Rs 35,000 in cash, were seized from the militants.
The DHD aims at creating a separate State of 'Dimaraji' for the Dimasa ('sons of the great river') tribe, comprising Dimasa dominated areas of the North Cachar Hills and Karbi Anglong districts of Assam and parts of Dimapur district in Nagaland.