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Born Free to screen at Guwahati Press Club

Guwahati: An amazing 1966 British film, Born Free will be screened at Guwahati Press Club tomorrow (6 June 2018) from 4.30 pm. Directed by James Hill and produced by Sam Jaffe & Paul Radin, the movie is based upon Joy Adamson's 1960 non-fiction book Born Free. Starring Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers as Joy and George Adamson, a real-life couple who raised an orphaned lion cub to adulthood and later released into the wilderness of Kenya, the movie has music by John Barry and cinematography by Kenneth Talbot.

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Bajali AJYCP blocks highway

5 Jul 2016 - 5:18pm | Parshwa Patgiri

Hundreds of AJYCP leaders and activists on Tuesday blocked the National Highway in Bajali area in Barpeta district opposing the Centre’s move to auction 12 oilfields to the foreign companies. Led by AJYCP’s Bajali District Committee Secretary Pranjal Das many activists thronged the National Highway in the morning where they staged one hour long blockade paralyzing the movement of normal traffic till 12.30 noon.

Joint secretary Bijan Bayan and Publicity secretary Mantu Kumar Sarma were also present when AJYCP activists blocked the vital road. Talking to Assam Times, Bayan said that they will continue the uncompromising protest if the Centre refuses to listen to them.

Police excess: Morigaon CPI leader Manoj Deka died at GNRC

4 Jul 2008 - 10:39pm | editor
Morigaon CPI leader Manoj Deka who was struggling with death at the Guwahati Neurological Research Centre died on Friday morning. Doctors at the GNRC called it a case o brain haemorrhage and tried their level best but ultimately failed. The end came at 8-43 in the morning. The Morigaon district CPI general secretary was rushed to the city based nursing hospital on Tuesday night after he was severely beaten up by police duty in the evening. The incident is set to touch off a seismic wave of reactions across the state’s political parties, organisations and individuals. Former MLA and CPI leader Munin Mahanta have called it a cold blooded murder and that they will not tolerate it. The party is drawing up a massive protest plan across the state in protest against the government.

The CPI leader of Morigaon was rushed to it following his serious injury when he was mercilessly beaten up by a police constable on duty at Morigaon township on Tuesday evening on his way back to his home. His wife Dipali Devi Deka, who broke down is still at the GNRC.

Former MLA and party leader Munin Mahanta, who was present there called it a cold blooded murder committed to make the party a frail and weak. Mahanta rued that the policeman on duty left others but stopped Deka only for checking while he was on his way from market on bicycle. When the policemen threw his bag, he asked them to check it carefully. But the police constable on duty Rafikul Islam was running out of patience. He started up beating up Deka mercilessly and even at Deka’s head and that too in full view of some of his senior colleagues including OC Kamal Bora.

Uncertainty persists over Indo-B’desh deal

18 Dec 2013 - 6:50pm | AT News

Once again the Indo-Bangladesh Land Demarcation Bill runs into an uncertain future.

An uproarious scenes in the Rajys Sabha put on hold the controversial deal where Assam would have to lose its plot to the neighbouring country.

AGP and Trinamool Congress Mps tore the bill as soon External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid introduced the Bill in the Rajya Sabha Bill on Wednesday.

TMC alleged that the Bill was introduced through the back door by the Congress.

The Bill provides for exchange of certain territories between India and Bangladesh and demarcation of the border as per the 1974 agreement between the then Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi and her Bangaldeshi counterpart.