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Polling officials injured in Diphu firing

Three polling officials sustained injury when KPLT militants targeted three buses carrying them to Diphu on Tuesday.

The incident took place at Howraghat in the evening when the three buses carrying Electronic voting machines and officials from Nagaon and Tezpur.

KPLT militants who were hiding on the roadside started indiscriminate firing at the buses as soon as they arrived in the in Rongpi Tiniali.

Minutes after the attack, the militants managed to vanish from the spot. Security forces arrived in the spot and launched combing operation to nab the militants.

Normal life remains heavily disrupted in the entire hills district under the impact of the 100 hour long bandh by the Karbi militant outfit who have asked the voters the boycott the Lok Sabha polls salted for April 12.

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Homecoming season for MLAs

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Children drama workshop held in Golaghat

30 Jul 2008 - 5:14am | Ritupallab Saikia
A children drama workshop was organized by Sisur Umola Chora at Golaghat town from July 6 to 26, 2008. The workshop was attended by noted drama personality of Assam, Sri Gunakar Deva Goswami. About 46 children participated in the workshop. As told by Jafrul Imtiaz of Sisur Umola Chora, this workshop was fourth of its kind. He further told that they also organized a Satriya dance workshop earlier. Sisur Umola Chora is trying to infuse the children with the rich culture and heritage of our folk culture, he added.

On July 26 the children participated in the workshop staged two plays named “BHOI” and “NO”. Bhoi was based on tales of Panchatantra. It was scripted and directed by Gunakar Deva Goswami. It is to be mention here that the play “BHOI” was staged with help of body language expressed by the artists without using any props. The other play “NO” was scripted by Naren Patgiri and it was directed by Gunakar Deva Goswami. Both these plays were highly acclaimed by the audience.