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Witch-hunting: exemplary punishment

In yet another exemplary action to trim witch hunting, a local court in Udalguri sentenced life term jail for 15 accused a years after they brutally killed a tea garden worker branding her as witch.
According to allegation, these 15 people killed Gigra Oraon of Butiachang after dragging him out of the house on March 19 last year.
The district session judge cleared the judgment on Saturday in their presence giving millions of people a ray of hope in the fight against witch hunting.

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Two women honoured with awards

9 Mar 2017 - 4:55pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

Two business women were honoured with Aijw Palangi Bantha 2017 (Women Enterpreneur Award) on the occasion of International Day of Women’s at a programme held at Gwjwn Dera,Chandrapara in Kokrajhar district on Wednesday.

 The International Day of Women’s was celebrated at Chandrapara,which was organised by NERSWN NGO in Kokrajhar.Womens and young girls from different parts of the district participated on the occasion which saw integration of womens that witnesses of various competitions like music chair,spoons carrying,sports,cultural etc among womens on the day.Womens presented cultural showcase on the day to mark the celebrataion. Young womens hailed the day where they presented their talents with enthusiastic moments on the celebration.

Ramala Narzary of Kokrajhar town and Jilong Basumstary,Gurufela bazar are jointly awarded Aijw Palangi Bantha(Women's Entrepreneur Award 2017),which was constituted by NERSWN NGO. Both Ramala and Jilong deals in fish business in their respective bazars in Kokrajhar district since three decades.The awrad comsprises of cash 10,000, a citation and endi-showl.

Awards were given away by chief guest and invited guests on the occasion.Bibari Brahma,noted national Badminton player graced as chief guest,Dr Sujuta Bhadra,professor of Janata College,Serfanguri,Prof.Chirati Sawrgiyary,Janata College attended as guest with Pratibha Brahma,notd social activist in the chair on the occasion.

Raju Narzary,organiser of NERSWN NGO told that award has been giving way among women entrepreneurs who are coming with business in their life through which they have been maintaining families.

Situation irks Manipur student body

7 Sep 2015 - 8:50pm | AT News

The All Tribal Students’ Union, Manipur will mount more pressure on all tribal MLAs to quite early. In a set of resolutions on Monday, ATSUM demands immediate restoration of internet connectivity and SMS facilities.

The student organization has charged the government with allowing to prevail a dictatorial regime denying them our rightful entitlements as citizens. They have endorsed the initiatives of the Joint Action Committee in Churachanpur to expresses solidarity for future actions.

They further demand safe passage of all people from Manipur outside the north eastern region. The resolutions were adopted at a meeting in Imphal on Monday.

Dispur for some change in NRC

26 Jul 2010 - 5:19am | editor

The Assam government is planning some change in the NRC papers. Disclosing this at a press conference in Guwahati om Sunday government spokesperson Himanta Biswa Sarma said NRC upgradation work has been suspended for a very brief period of time. "Let the Chief Minister return from Delhi. We will talk to the various parties and organisation before resuming the project" said the minister.


Sarma said the government has ordered a judicial probe into the recent Barpeta firing where 5 persons does and over 50 injured.