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Delhi hosts NE Film Fest from Friday

Come Friday and New Delhi is all prepared to host the north east film festival where the region's art and culture will be shining in the capital city. Union minister of state for information and broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore is scheduled to inaugurate the festival on Friday.

The inaugural screening will be preceded by three cultural shows from the Hojagiri dance troupe from Tripura, Dhol Pung Cholam dance troupe from Manipur and The Girish and Chronicles, a hard rock band from Sikkim.

The 3 -day festival will also have a retrospective of Manipuri movie maestro Aribam Syam Sharma.
Six of his films magi Ningthem (1981) and Ishanou (1990),  Orchids of Manipur, The Deer on the Lake, Indigenous Games of Manipur and Yelhou Jagoi will be screened in this segment.

Apart from it, Aribyam Syam Sharma will have a special interaction with on August Saturday. Assamese filmmaker Manju Borah's Mising film Ko:Yad is also expected to pull no less crowd along with Tribeny Rai's films from Sikkim,

Yathawat and Last Rites from Sikkim, Kokborok film Maithya, directed by Joseph Pulinthanath, and Sherdukpen film Crossing Bridges by Sanga Dorjee Thongdok will give glimpses of Tripura and Arunachal Pradesh, respectively.

A bouquet of shorts from Meghalaya Karyukai and Rong Kuchak directed by Domnic Sangma, and from Nagaland, The Honey Hunter And The Maker directed by Tiainla Jamir and Story of a House directed by Sesino Yhoshu and Sophy Lasuh will also be screened.

The festival will end on Sunday with the screening of Hindi film Aisa Yeh Jahaan (2015), written and directed by Biswajeet Bora from Assam and produced by Maya Kholie from Arunachal Pradesh.
To add northeastern flavour, the film screenings will be supplemented by cultural programmes, exhibitions.

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War against anti social activities

13 Sep 2017 - 5:49pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

Dozens of social organizations in Kokrajhar have pledged to take on the anti social activities that a pose serious threat to the society.
In a memorandum to the deputy commissioner, these organisations have urged the authority to strictly deal with these elements and to stop allowing anybody from holding gambling like games during the upcoming festive season.

Kokrajhar DC Bibekananda Choudhury, lauded the measures as he met a delegation of ten organisationson Wednesday.
These organizations include Boro Somaj, Kokrajhar district ABSU, NDFB-P, Kokrajhar district ex-BLT welfare society, Kokrajhar district Bodoland Students Union, Kokrajhar district Gaonburah Association, Kokrajhar district committee Bodo Sahitya Sabha, Kokrajhar district unit of Youth BPF, Kokrajhar district committee of Bodo Cultural Association.

They urged the district administration to take stern action against the anti social activities.
Talking to Assam Times, Bibekananda Narzary, president of Boro Somaj said the social organisations have stand united to ensure peace in the society.

Flood waters hit Kalaigaon

10 Jul 2009 - 1:11pm | Jayanta Kumar Das

The sudden waves of flood waters of Noa river badly hit Kalaigaon town on the morning of July 9,causing havoc in many areas namely No.2 Kalaigaon,Dengubasti Sagunbahi ,Gerua etc. The flood waters receded in the afternoon but fresh waves of flood waters of hit back again at 5 am in the morning of July 10,submerging several places. Knee deep flood waters disrupted normal vehicular traffic at several places on K.R. ( Kalaigaon–Rangamati ) PWD road and Ojagaon – Kalaigaon PWD road. The flood waters had also damaged the said two roads at several points. Institutions premises namely Kalaigaon Girls High School. Bridge Course Residential School, Vocational Training Centre of Kalaigaon Sevashram were submerged in knee deep flood waters.

A portion of embankment measuring more than 100 meters had been washed away at Gerua-Sagunbahi villages on the western bank of the river Noa causing flood in the nearby villages. According to the people of the said villages substandard works done by contractors and VCDCs had been the cause of the damages. The flood waters of Gerua river washed away both the approaches of the temporally build PWD bridge on Ojagaon-Kalaigaon PMGY road (2007-08) at Ranthali Bagicha village near Kalaigaon stadium on the morning of July 10,disrupting all kinds of traffic. According to a few leading people of the locality the estimated cost of the work was more than six crores of rupees. The work order was allotted to one Pradip Das of Guwahati, who in turn entrusted the work to a few local sub contractors. In the absence of necessary supervision the standard of the work had been far below. They also alleged that very low standard materials had been used in the construction work and a huge amount of public money would be misappropriated in the process. A delegation of the people met the Circle Officer, Kalaigaon demanding strong action against the culprits. They also decided to meet the DCs of both Darrang and Udalguri district seeking justice in the matter.

Bertil Lintner to attend GPC programme

13 Oct 2015 - 5:15pm | Nava Thakuria

Eminent author-journalist Bertil Lintner, who is recognized as an expert on Myanmar (Burma or Brahmadesh) affairs, is attending the next ‘Guest of the Month’ programme of Guwahati Press Club (GPC) on 24 October 2015. The interactive session is scheduled to start at 2 pm sharp.

As India’s eastern neighbour Myanmar has prepared for the general elections on November 8 next, the city based media persons would have a rare opportunity to listen to the soft-spoken Swedish journalist based in southeast Asia. The overall implication of Myanmar polls on the far eastern part of India would also be a matter of kin observations for the participating journalists.

Currently a writer with Asia Pacific Media Services, Lintner earlier worked with Far Eastern Economic Review. He has authored several books on Myanmar including ‘Burma in Revolt: Opium and Insurgency Since 1948’, ‘Land of Jade: A Journey from India through Northern Burma to China’, ‘The Kachin: Lords of Burma's Northern Frontier’, ‘Outrage: Burma's Struggle for Democracy’ etc.

Member-journalists of GPC are requested to join in the interactive programme.