The campaign is over as soon as the clock struck at 5 in the afternoon. Jamunamukh, Silchar and Lakhipur assembly constituencies are all set to go to the by polls on Saturday. All poll posters and banners have vanished from the public places after the end of the rallies organized by the poll candidates and political parties in the afternoon. Altogether 25 candidates are in the fray. Silchar has highest 12 candidates while Lakhipur has 5 candidates. By-election for the Silchar seat was necessitated by Congress legislator Susmita Dev's election to the Lok Sabha while Lakhipur seat fell vacant after the death of sitting MLA and former minister Dinesh Prasad Goala. The Jamunamukh seat was vacated by AIUDF legislator Sirajuddin Ajmal, who was elected to the Lok Sabha from Barpeta constituency.
Despite non stopped rhino poaching Kaziranga has reasons to celebrate. There has been steep rise in swamp deer population in the national park.
Forest minister Etwa Munda told reporters in the world heritage site on Monday that the swamp deer population has gone up by 275. He revealed it a day after the census conducted jointly by forest department, Wildlife Trust of India and ONGC.
A live phone-in interactive programme - Raijor Padulit Raijor Sarkar – featuring chief minister Tarun Gogoi will be telecast by DDK, Guwahati on November 9 between 6.00 pm and 6.30 pm. The 30-minute programme will be initially a monthly one.
The first programme will be on panchayat and rural development related schemes. Minister for Panchayat and rural development, Rakibul Hussain and senior officials of his department will be present during the programme. The programme is yet another step of the government towards bringing the administration closer to the people. Viewers could participate in the live phone-in programme by dialling 0361-2207182/83/84/86.
Sujit Das is an Indian Painter whose chosen field of work took him to the Guinness Book of World Records. Born on December 25, 1980 to Sri Kamakhya Chandra Das and Khama Das, in Bengalipatty, Nagaon, Assam, he did his schooling from Bengali Boys Primary School, Nagaon under the guidance of noted artist Gugu Pranab Baruah. He received a Diploma in Fine Arts from Ruprang School of Drawing & Painting in Nagaon. His works were exhibited in several national and international platforms. In 2002, he received the Lalit Kala Parishad Award from Lalit Kala Parishad, Vishakhapatnam. In 2009, he was awarded with the National Award for the Best Young Artist at Amritsar (Punjab) under the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India. He was the first from North East to have received the award. He was also awarded with the Everest Award by the Government of Nepal for his outstanding Achievement in the field of fine arts.
He completed his HSLC from Nagaon Bengali Higher Secondary School and went to GNDG Commerce College, Nagaon. Then got a diploma as Visharad & Kalaratna in Visual Arts from All India Music and Cultural Society,Kolkata. He also has a diploma in Electronic Engineering from Assam Institute of Electronics and a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications.
In 2010, he created an one inch Durga idol on a piece of chalk aiming to enter into the Guinness Book. The idol has been recognized as the ‘World’s Smallest Durga Idol’ by as many as 10 national and international record book organizations. On 20th May 2012, he painted the smallest 3D Painting using water colour, measuring 4cm in length and 3.5 cm in width. On 19th June, 2012 with the World’s Largest Paint Brush that measured 28ft in length, 4.4ft in breadth and weighed 22kgs, Sujit successfully painted the portraits of Mahatma Gandhi, Sahid Bhagat Singh and Bishna Prasad Rabha on canvas.
London World Records University in a ceremony at Indira Gandhi Kala Kendra, New Delhi on 27th of February 2013 presented him an Honorary Doctoral Degree for his outstanding feats.