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GPC Media Cricket: Dainik Batori, Photo Journalist teams won today's matches

Dainik Batori eleven and Photo Journalist eleven have won the first day's match of 10th Guwahati Press Club Inter Media Cricket tournament. Played at Latashil play ground, Guwahati, the tournament was inaugurated Friday morning.

The winner Dainik Batroi scored 216 in full 20 over losing five wickets. The Assam Tribune chased the target but fell short and lost the game by 74 run.

Next match was played between Photo Journalist eleven and The Sentinel eleven, where the former one scored 211 in full 20 over. The Sentinel could score only 79 losing all the wickets.

The final match of the tournament is scheduled to be held on March 23.

Dainik Batori 216 (in 20 over)

Assam Tribune 142 / 9 (in 20 over)

Photo Journalist 211 (in 20 over)

The Sentinel 79 all out

Tomorrow's match:

1. GLP eleven Vs Gup Shup eleven

2. Pratidin eleven Vs NE Television eleven
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NDFB members made scapegoat

13 Jun 2014 - 6:39pm | Hantigiri Narzary

In an planned drama played by the police to cover up their image from inefficiency to deal with post Athiabari massacre on January 17 last by the NDFB(S) claimed 7 innocent peoples mostly labourers who were coming in a night super from Siliguri, West Bengal, two NDFB(S) members namely Khwmta Narzary @ N Khaolaigiri of Athiabari and Milon Basumatary @ B Milon of Mwinaguri, both of Serfanguri police station of Kokrajhar district have been made scapegoat although they already have surrendered before police three months ago.

Kokrajhar additional superintendent of police(ASP) Surjit Singh Panesar while giving reaction  told that the police could arrest both the NDFB(S) members from Bismuri area (exact location not given) of Kokrajhar district on Thursday evening at around 5 PM. He claimed that the duo NDFB members were involved in the massacre of bus travelers at Athiabari under Serfanguri police station on January 17 last.

Meanwhile, family members of the Milon and Khwmta revealed that  Khwmta who is newly married NDFB cadre surrendered him along with four others on March 11 before the ASP Panesar and deposited a single shot AK-47 rifle while Milon, father of two daughters also surrendered on March 31 this year before the Panesar and deposited a 7.65mm pistol and some ammunitions.

The family members also said that they have been in surrender camp at Sudempuri in Kokrajhar twon after surrendered. Though they were given shelter by police, they are yet to receive surrendered I-Card, the family sources said adding that ASP on Thursday called them up to Kokrajhar for giving them I-Card but later arrested them.

Khwmta and Milon told that they were in Udalguri while incident at Athiabari took place and they use to come to their houses now and for domestic work.

Kokrajhar police registered case against them vide no. 249/14 under section- 25(1A), Arms Act and under section R/W-3/4 ES, Arms Act. However, police fail to show the pistol and grenade claimed to have recovered from their procession on Thursday. The police officers was also refused to interact with media persons into incident.



12 arrested in Kokrajhar and Baksa

19 Apr 2014 - 11:58pm | Hantigiri Narzary

Police arrested 12 persons from Baksa and Kokrajhar district on Saturday for involving election related incidents.

Eight persons including 5 minor students and three ABSU members last late evening from Nikashi area in Baksa district of Assam.

According to sources police picked up Sonam Boro, 17(class 11), Raja Narzary, 15, (class X), Ajay Ramchiary, 15 (class X), Daoharu Boro, 18(class 12 and Rupul Ramchiary, 17 (class 11). The other three are members of Nilashi unit ABSU- Pranab Narzary, Sushil Ramchiary and Saniram Ramchiary for their alleged involvements in violent activities in pre-poll in the district. 

Meanwhil,  over a 1000 villagers of Daragaon, Dhansripur, Baganpur and Dihira gheraoed Nikashi police outpost demanding unconditional release of eight persons on Saturday.

Police assured released of the school students. 

Mention be made that Baksa witnessed a series of sporadic incident related to election since the last days.  

Meanwhile, police arrested Rafiqul Islam, president of Kokrajhar District committee of All Assam Minority Students Union (AAMSU) and three others members- AikhandarAli, Abu Baktar Ali and Madhu Sheik for indulging violent activities including setting on fire the election office of Bodoland Peoples’ Front(BPF) at Bombrabil in Kokrajhar district this morning. They have been sent to jail.




Bard of sunshine dazzles in death

4 Jul 2012 - 8:54pm | editor

Famed Assamese poet Hiren Bhatta is no more. He passed away on Wednesday at Dispur Hospital where he was admitted last month following lungs infection. The end came at 11-30 in the morning in presence of his wife and daughter. Hiru-da penned at least 11 collections of poetry. Many of these poems turned into songs by Assamese singers. His famed Sugandhi Pokhila has been translated into English. Other anthologies of poems include Roudro Kamona Tumar Bahi, Moor Dekh, Bibhinno Dinor Kobita and Hoichor Pothar Manuh, Mur priyo Barnamala, Bhalpuwar Buka, Bhalpuwar Dikchou Batere. Bhattacharyya was honoured with the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1992 and Assam Valley Literary Award in 2000. Recipient of a number of honours, Bhattacharya had also edited several newspapers and magazines in his lifetime. His mortal remains would be consigned to flames at Nabagrana cremation ground on Thursday.