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Football: Halangbazaar beat Sikla, sail to final

HANTIGIRI NARZARY, KOKRAJHAR: Halangbazaar Indian Star Youth Sports Club in Kokrajhar beat Bardwi Sikla Sports Club from Kachugaon by 4-3 goals in tie breaker shots to storm into the final of the Kanakeswar Narzary Memorial Football Trophy at Rup Nath Brahma ground at Ramfalbill in Kokrajhar. Fwilao Basumatary scored his lone goal in 50th minutes on behalf of For Halangbazaar while Lwitw Basumatary of Bardwi Sikla reduced the goal scored in 75th minutes in the second half and led the match draw 1-1. Later,organisers conducted the match tie-breaker where Halangbazaar beat Bardwi Sikla by 4-3 goals. Barhungka Athletic Club,Kokrajhar will take on Laimwn Sports Club,Aflagaon in the second semi final on Saturday. …………………………..

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Glory for filmmaker Dip Bhuyan

17 Dec 2010 - 5:37pm | Abdul Gani

It was a proud moment for Assam filmmaker Dip Bhuyan when his non-feature film ‘Seshasha’ (The Last Hope) was screened at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa recently.

‘Seshasha’, the 22.30-minute documentary on the plight of the wild animals especially the rhinos of Kaziranga National Park and the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary during the floods in summer season, was nominated for screening in the Indian Panorama 2010 section in the festival. The film was directed and shot by Bhyuan himself.

Dip Bhuyan
“When my documentary was screened at the IFFI on November 25 and 30 in front of global audiences, it was like a sweet reward to the hard work and the passion that has gone into the making of the film,” said the elated filmmaker.

The filmmaker, who is involved with numerous remarkable Assamese feature films over the years like ‘Hiya Diya Niya’, ‘Nayak’ ‘Konyadan’, has a special interest in wildlife and his ‘Seshasha’ highlights the poor plight of the animals and the supreme sacrifice made by the forest officials.

“The plight of the animals becomes very pathetic during the summer when Brahmaputra and its tributaries wreak havoc in Kaziranga and Pobitora sanctuary. Besides the forest guards also give their best to safeguard the wildlife. So it’s a tribute to them as well,” he said.

To get the desired result the filmmaker had to spent time in the park during four consecutive flood seasons since 2004. “I had to be very patient and bank on the limited resources for four years to get the right shots during the flood seasons in Kaziranga. Now, I feel all my hard works have been paid off,” Dip Bhuyan told Assam Times.

Meanwhile, ‘Seshasha’ also got a certificate merit award under the Best Film: Environment category and the Best TV Film: Non-Fiction category in Indian Documentary Producers’ Association’s (IDPA) Awards for Excellence, 2009.

Besides, the film was screened at the 2009 CMS VATAVARAN International Festival for Environment and Wildlife Films under the competition category in the natural heritage conservation section and at the Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF), 2010.

Hint of improved admin in rural areas

17 Jun 2012 - 2:00pm | editor

Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Rockybul Hussain said on Saturday that the state will improve the administrative system in rural areas during the current 12th Five Year Plan period. Talking to reporters in Tezpur on Saturday Hussain said that social audits in all offices involved with projects in rural areas would be undertaken twice a year, instead of once as is the practice now, for bringing in greater transparency in utilisation of funds and further the development agenda.

The minister said 42 self-help groups in Assam have been selected by the central government to be covered under the National Rural Livelihood Mission. The minister added that the government has issued bio-metric cards to job card holders under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act in the state so that beneficiaries are able to deposit their earning and draw amount themselves from cooperative and registered banks.

Tension still runs high in Krishnai area

26 May 2008 - 3:23pm | editor
Tension runs high in Krishnai and Jyoti Nagar area of Goalpara distict a day after the police firing which left a person killed and 10 others injured forcing the authorities to clamp curfew till Monday. Identified as Roshan Ali, the person was killed when police open fired on an irate mob in Krishnai on Sunday evening after being attacked by a group of people.

According to information, the incident took place as police picked up some 25 people in connection with a case where two houses belonging to Rabha people were set on fire at Jyoti Nagar of Krishnai yesterday in the morning.

As these detained people were rushed to the police station, an irate mob attacked the policemen injuring a few CRPF men. The police retaliated lathicharge and later open fire at these people to disperse them leaving the woman dead on the spot and injuring 10 others.

Meanwhile, an uneasy situation was prevailing in the area following the missing of three youths of Mendi Pothar area since Saturday. The situation turned volatile after the body of a youth, identified as Suren rabha was recovered from the Krishnai river in the morning.