HANTIGIRI NARZARY, KOKRAJHAR: Come October 6. Kokrajhar is gearing up to host the 17th Daoharu Mungkhlong Football Trophy-2014. Altogether 12 teams have confirmed their participation in the clash for the coveted trophy. These include SBI, Bhopal(Madhya Pradesh),Dumdum Samanyay Samiti, Kolkata (West Bengal), Coochbehar MRSC(West Bengal), Gossaigaon Salbagan SC, Assam Rhino, Tezpur; City Police, Guwahati; FCI, Guwahati; Udalguri Elevent, Dotma DASA Elevent, Barhungkha AC,Kokrajhar and Rongjali Club Simlabagan Chirang. The match will kick start with the inaugural match between Barhungkha AC, Kokrajhar and Rongjali Club Simlabagan in Chirang. The winner of the trophy will be awarded cash Rs.50,000 and a trophy while runners-up team will be awarded cash Rs.25,000 and a trophy.
Communication may cut off between Guwahati and Upper Assam at any time due to heavy landslide at one end of an RCC bridge on NH 37 at Raha in Nagaon district. According to the local people the landslide is because of the heavy machines installed under the bridge by a Hyderbad based company 'Madhucon' engaged to four-lane construction work at Raha. '' The company is going to construct another RCC bridge by the side of the old one, over the Kolong river , and has dug out the place taking no care to the old bridge and the National Highway 37 as well. As a result this strong landslide causing." A local said to the Assam Times when asked the fact behind this happening. The locals of the area have already brought the matter to the eyes of the local authority and the construction company concerned of this landslide but neither is taking any necessary action to stop the same till writing this report.
Assam Border Minister Siddeque Ahmed on Tuesday made it plain and simple that Dispur will never tolerate any encroachment on its land by any neighbouring states. During his visit to Lakhimpur on Tuesday, he directed the district authorities to evict all encroachments.
He said that the government has decided to set up nine border outposts in the district along the 158 km border with Arunachal Pradesh. The minister held a meeting with Lakhimpur deputy commissioner, superintendent of police and other senior officials of the district to discuss the recent alleged encroachments by people of Arunachal Pradesh on Assam's land and constructions there later dismantled.
Similar to 2009, this year also Jetuka, Greater Assamese Community, Seattle, USA had a grand Bihu celebration on 17th April in Redmond, Washington, USA. About 70 people gathered on the occasion with lots of Bihu snacks followed by a colorful entertainment of cultural evening. Cultural program started with chorus “Axom Aamar Rupohi….”. Kids perform fashin show and recitals etc. The community performs colorful Husori and lot of other program. The event also included spot quiz with spot prizes. Niribili perform flute recital of Lakhminath Bezbarua’s O’mor aponar dekh…”. During the program Satyajit Nath briefed the community about adopt a child program initiated by AFNA. End of the cultural program Vavani Sarmah given a slide show presentation about Indian Cancer Care Network (www.CancerCare.Net.in ) and the services provided in India in general and Assam in Particular.