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BNC summits gets underway

Bodo National Conference is holding its 4th annual convention at Bodofa Cultural complex in Kokrajhar from Monday. BNC chief Hagrama Mohilary opened the event with its executive body meeting in presence of all of its members in the afternoon. MP Biswajit Daimary opened the delegate session while ex MP Charan Narzary is paying homage to martyrs in the morning on Tuesday.

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One crushed to death in city

4 Aug 2012 - 2:10am | editor

One person was crushed to death by a train in Guwahati on Friday. The accident took place in Bharalumukh in the morning where Pramod Chandra Daimary, a retired employees with an insurance company was crushed to death by the speeding Rajdhani Express. Police suspect it to be a case of suicide.

Training on soil held at Nagaon

12 Jul 2017 - 7:37pm | Dibya J Borthakur

A two days officers training programme on ‘Soil Health Card’ was organized recently at the Regional Agricultural Research Centre ( RARS ) Shillongoni, Nagaon. The training programme was sponsored by State Department of Agriculture Govt. of Assam. PHYTO SOLUTION, a Guwahati based NGO, organzied the programme in collaboration with Assam Agricultural University through RARS and KVK, Nagaon. 

    The inaugural session held on the 7th July was chaired by Dr. P.K. Das, Chief scientist of RARS, Shillongani, Nagaon. Dr.B. Barman, former chief Scientist and OSD of AAU and consultant, Phyto Solution welcomed the dignitaries and participants. In his speech, he elloborated the importance of soil testing and soil health card for sustainable crop production in the state. K. Talukdar, Joint Director of Agriculture, Central Zone, formally inaugurated the two days programme. D. Pangging, District Agricultural officer of Nagaon and Dr.N.Deka, Head of KVK of Nagaon also spoke on the occasion    

   The programme was implemented as hands on orientation tranning as part of the central sector scheme on ‘Soil Health card’ under National Mission on Sustainable Agriculture’. Altogather thirty two participants from Nagaon, Morigaon, Hojai, Sonitpur, Biswanath, Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao districts of Assam comprising SDAOs, senior ADOs, ADOs, Soil Chemists, BTM, AAIs and AEAs attended the training. The classes were taken by scientist  from the Regional Agricultural Research Station (RARS) Shillongoni and KVK Nagaon namely Drs.T.P.Saikia, ASN Zaman and S. Bhagawati. The course content included theory sessions on basic analytical principles, instrumentation tools, and cutting edge techniques in physic-chemical analysis of soil as well as hands on practical sessions on various soil health parameters.    

   In the feedback session, trainees were overwhelmed by the knowledge gained in various analytical procedures in nutrient estimation in soil, exposure on handling equipment especially Atomic absorption Spectrophotometer and Mrida Parikshak, a portable digital soil test kit-cum-mini lab as well as the underlying priciples in all soil analysis. Dr. T.P.Saikia , principal scientist of RARS served as the coordinator of the programme.    

   It might be mentioned that 'Soil Health Card Scheme' is a scheme launched by the Government of India in February 2015. Under this scheme , the government plans to issue soil cards to farmers which will carry crop-wise recommendations of nutrients and fertilizers required for the individual farms to help farmers to improve productivity through judicious use of inputs. The government plans to issue the cards to 14 crore farmers and till now 8 crores farmers of the country received such cards.

Army dedicates library to students in Udalguri

2 Apr 2010 - 6:01pm | Jayanta Kumar Das

Continuing its efforts for peace and development of Udalguri area along with other parts of Assam, the 315 Field Regiment (KARGIL) of Red Horns Division inaugurated and dedicated a public Library at Kajiamati High School in Udalguri district.In a colourful function held at the premises of Kajiamati High School, Colonel SD Upadhyay, Commanding Officer of the Kargil Gunners, inaugurated the library under Operation Sadbhavana and urged the local people to utilise the facilities being made available by the Army and generate empowerment of the youth through the medium of quality education. Stressing the need for peace in the region, he exhorted the local people irrespective of caste, creed and religion to contribute for the development of Assam in all possible ways and assured that the Army would always stand by the people of Assam in the hours of need. He also outlined various other development activities being undertaken by the Army in the district.


The meeting was also addressed by Ganesh Musahari, Principal, Kajiamati High School who thanked Army for the construction of library in the school premise and urged all students to make full use of this facility. Student artistes of the school on the occasion enthralled the public with a colourful Bihu dance.A "Know Your Army" Display was organized on the occasion with the focus on making the children aware of Join The Army campaign with great success.