Media workshop in Kokrajhar
A media workshop stressed strengthening of immunization for a better future. Organized by the Assam UNICEF section at BTC Secretariat in Kokrajhar jointly with department of health and family welfare and National Health Mission (NHM), on Saturday, the workshop tried to provide media with technical knowledge about all aspects of immunization; Over 50 media persons and health workers from Kokrajhar and neighboring districts like Chirang, Baksa, Dhubri and Bongaigaon participated in the day long workshop. BTC Joint Secretary Dinesh Boro in his keynote address, said the media can play a critical role in creating an informed discourse on the beneficial health aspects of routine immunization and the new pentavalent vaccine. He said responsible reporting can help in engaging the community to inform and educate about immunization. Dainik Janambhumi editor spoke Hemanta Barman spoke on health coverage in media State Routine Immunization Consultant of UNICEF Dr. Sumeet Juneja, Dr. J. Samaddar, Dr. J. C Boro, Dr. S. Gogoi from Bongaigaon also attended in the workshop.
26 Jun 2014 - 7:48am | AT News
A rising water level of the Brahmaputra has forced the authority in Guwahati to suspend ferry services on the mighty river. Talking to Assamtimes, official sources said that the ferry service from Kachari ghat to North Guwahati would be opened only after receding of the waterlevel. The Kamrup(metro) district has deployed a few ASTC buses to North Guwahati to clear the rush.
11 Aug 2012 - 10:49pm | editor
ULFA’s anti talk faction has called Assam bandh on August 15. In a statement on Saturday, the outfit has asked the people to refrain from participating in the Independence Day celebrations. In yet another joint statement, seven militant outfits of the north east called for the boycott of the celebrations and general strike in the region on the day.
The outfits include National Democratic Front of Bodoland, Kamtapur Liberation Organisation, Coordination Committee Manipur, Tripura Peoples Democratic Front, National Liberation Front of Tripura and Hynnewtrep.
16 Oct 2014 - 9:49pm | AT News
Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal blamed large scale influx for the entry of al-Qaeda and Jihadi militants in Assam for the last ten years.
Talking to reporters in the sidelines of a function in Guwahati on Thursday, Saonowal said that an united stand is required to crush the spine of the al-Qaeda and fundamentalist forces.
He called it a national threat and said that Centre has taken this issue seriously alleging large scale influx over the years, particularly during last 10 years from Bangladesh.