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Modern Times to screen at press club

Guwahati: Charlie Chaplin’s visual feast Modern Times will be screened at Guwahati Press Club on Saturday (21 July 2018). The American comedy film, produced in 1936 and written-directed by Chaplin, is scheduled for screening at press club auditorium by 4.30 pm.

The movie stars Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Henry Bergman, Tiny Sandford and Chester Conklin. It has music by Chaplin himself and cinematography by Ira Morgan.

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Peace returns to Assam: Gurung

4 Jan 2012 - 3:02am | editor

Assam has reasons to heave a sigh of relief. Peace and development are back to the state. Militants, mostly, have shunned the path of violence paving the way for peace and tranquility. This was more or less of what GoC-in-C of Corps-4 Lt Gen Shakti Gurung said on Tuesday.

Talking to reports in Tezpur, he said security forces under Unified Command Structure will continue to fight anti-social activities which disturb the peace and harmony of the people of Assam and North East.

He said in view of the changed situation, Operation Rhino launched on January 25, 1990 has now been replaced by army's Operation Sadbhavana for winning the hearts and minds of people.

Roadmap for agriculture driven growth

9 Dec 2017 - 12:45pm | AT News

GUWAHATI: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that agriculture is the mainstay for the economic growth of the State and mooted that Assam Agricultural University (AAU) should take the lead in preparing a broad roadmap for agriculture driven growth in the State. 


Speaking at a one-day brain-storming session on 'agrarian stress mitigation for higher productivity, profitability and permanency in Assam' at Assam Administrative Staff College on Friday, he said that a broad roadmap guided by the latest technology for agriculture and allied sectors would stimulate sustainable development in the state. He, therefore, asked the Vice Chancellor of Assam Agricultural University Dr. KM Buzarbaruah to take a proactive role in charting out a road map to help agriculture and its allied sectors to catalyst development of Assam. 

 Sonowal said, "As much as 60 per cent of the people of Assam are dependent on agriculture and if Assam has to shine, the agriculture has to be made sustainable to bolster development of Assam." Referring to the success stories that Rajasthan and Gujarat have scripted in agriculture in spite of their adversaries, Sonowal said that he does not see any reason why Assam cannot make steady progress in the field of agriculture. 


 Stating that the 'Chief Minister Samagra Gram Unnayan Yojana'  (CMSGUY) which has been launched as a corollary of the Vision 2022 set by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to double the farm income, Sonowal said that as a part of CMSGUY, 10119 tractors would be given to the self-help groups on December 10, to double the farm income. He also said that Government of Assam has geared up in bringing about transformation in agriculture sector, hence the system of innovation laboratory has been introduced to lend innovation, empowerment and skill development in the sector. 


 Reiterating his government's commitment to sensitise grwoth in Agriculture, Sonowal said that to strengthen the marketing chain of agricultural produce, new markets are being explored in South East Asian countries taking the advantage of the Act East Policy. 


 Agriculture Minister Atul Bora while speaking on the occasion elaborated on different activities that his ministry has rolled out for agricultural development of the state. The one day brain storming session which was organised by State Innovation and Transformation Aayog (SITA) witnessed the assembly of agricultural scientists, experts, Krishi Vigyan Kendra Officials, progressive farmers who shared different problems and prospects of the sector.  

AAGSU meet begins in Kokrajhar

21 Jan 2017 - 9:47pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

The 9th binniel conference of BTC Region All Assam Gorkha Students Union (AAGSU) begins today with two day programme scheduled at Bodofa Cultural complex in Kokrajhar.

Madhav Karki, former BTC MCLA and chairman of Reception Committee inaugurated the main gate of the conference on the first day of the conference.
A seminar on the topic of Contemporary socio-economic problems and it's remedial measures of Gorkhas in BTC was also organized.

BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary will grace as chief guest tomorrow on the open session of the conference.

Dimbeswar Upadhya, president of AAGSU BTC region said that the conference will discuss on various issues and problems of the Gorkha community . He has demanded proper implementation of NRC by granting original Inhabitant status of Gorkha community in the state.