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Birth anniversary of Netaji celebrated

Along with rest of the state, the 118th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was also celebrated today in various parts of Goalpara district, remembering his contributions towards the country as a whole and towards Assam in particular with patriotic fervour.

At Dhupdhara, the programme was organized by the Dhupdhara unit of Bengali Youth Students Federation. In the day long programme organized at Dhupdhara Kali puja celebration premises, various programmes including art, quiz competions etc. were orgainzed among the school children. Earlier in the morning, the flag was hoisted by Dinabandhu Kalita, ex serviceman. Noted social worker Kailash Goswami inaugurated the programme through garlanding the portrait of Netaji. Later the meeting held on the occasion was presided over by Sukanta Basak, social worker and adviser of the organization. It was addressed by Kailash Goswami, Rukunuddin Ahmed, Diganta Hazowary among others. All of them elaborately explained the life and ideal of Netaji and urged the youth community to follow the path shown by him. The programme concluded with lighting of lamps in the evening.

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Elephant tusk seized

5 May 2017 - 9:18pm | Shajid Khan

The 37th Bn Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) troops stationed at Bholatar B.O.P along the Indo-Bhutan border in Udalguri district recovered two pieces of Elephant tusk and a bi-cycle during routine patrolling near Shuklai river, Dimakuchi in the wee hours of Friday. The value of seized wild life product has been estimated to be about one lakh, stated a press statement. The seized items were handed over to the forest department.

Community fishing creates in Kokrajhar

1 Nov 2018 - 6:59pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

Kokrajhar: Citizens in large numbers are seen busy fishing in the Longa River near Ramfalbill, Kokrajhar district since eraly morning on Thursday. 

The Longa Irrigation Sluice gate has released the river water every year on November 1. Hence people from different places of the lower Assam are coming here for fishing. Today, the river water was relesaed at 5 am in the morning.

The river site was like festivity as all sections of people gathered to fish in the river with fishing materials.


New Sub Divisional HQ at Bhergaon

4 Oct 2015 - 11:43am | Jayanta Kumar Das

With the inauguration of newly constructed office building complex,the long felt need for the permanent office building complex of the Sub Divisional Officer (Civil) in Bhergaon Civil sub Division of the BTAD district of Udalguri at Bhergaon-16 km to the west from Tangla has come to the reality. The new building was officially inaugurated on October 3 in presence of a good number of gathering. After the creation of the Udalguri district carving it out from Darrang district as per the provisions of the historic Bodoland Accord in 2004, the office of the Sub Divisional Officer (Civil) was functioning under makeshift arrangement causing a lot of problems and difficulties to the officials of the Sub Division administration as well as of the people of the Sub Division. Realizing the need for the permanent office building, the state government in 2009 had started the construction work of the office complex along with the residential quarters, boundary walls etc at the estimated cost of an amount of Rs. 230 lakhs which took almost five years for its completion.

At an official function Minister for Fisheries, Water Resource Basanta Das dedicated the new office building to the people of the Civil Sub Division in a traditional way. In the function presided over by the Deputy Commissioner of Udalguri Sadhana Hojai, Minister Basanta Das appealed the officials of the Civil Sub Division to give more time to the problems and grievances of the people and to be prompt in dealing the matters related to the common people. Taking part in the inaugural function, Legislator of Panery LAC Kamali Rani Basumatari appreciated the initiative of the state government towards the major problems of the BTAD areas and cited the development of Mangaldai Bhutiachang PWD Road (Now State High Way No. 4)- the life line of the Udalguri and Darrang district and the establishment of the Civil Sub Divisional headquarters in a remote place like Bhergaon which are the glaring example of the mutual initiative of the state government and the BTC authority. Deputy Speaker of the Council Legislative Assembly of BTC Nerson Boro and Executive Member of BTC for Transport and Soil Conservation Jagadish Sarkar also addressed the inaugural function and also appealed the state government for establishment of the office of the Sub Divisional Judicial Magistrate, construction of the Circuit House, deployment of more officials and staff in the government offices in Bhergaon Sub Division immediately. Kamali Rani Basumatary, MLA,Paneri LAC; former legislator of Kalaigaon LAC Maheswar Boro, also attended the function. The function was anchored by Nazir of DCs office at Udalguri Munin Sarma, Sub Divisional Officer (Civil) Arup Kumar Sarma earlier offered a detailed picture on the Civil Sub Division area and the functioning of the Sub Division administration.