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Tremor strikes Dhubri, BTAD areas

A mild tremor created no less panic among the flood affected people in lower Assam districts on Thursday midnight.
Originated along the Assam-Meghalaya interstate border the tremor struck at 12.51 midnight created panic among the flood affected people in Dhubri, Kokrajhar, Chirang and its adjacent areas.   

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India: The Way Forward held

15 Dec 2013 - 9:31am | Rangman Das

A semnar titled India: The Way Forward  was held at Guwahati recently. The event emphasised the need to look at the way forward for India on all aspects that will take the nation ahead with the involvement of youth. It also motivated the participants to aspire big and work towards efficiently achieving the set goals. The event was organised by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Young Indians (Yi). 

Swapnanil Barua, IAS,         Commissioner North Assam Division, Commissioner and Secretary Cultural Affairs, Government of Assam was the chief guest and he addressed the youth during the inaugural session. He highlighted on youth role in development of Indian economy in all sectors. He also said globalization will effect the growth of Indian economy. Mr Barua advised the youth to believe in self empowerment. 

Jahnu Barua, Film Director was the guest of honour, highlighted on the various aspects of challenges and opportunities available for youth and he mentioned that India is a country with largest youth power and we need to channelize their energy in a positive direction for the growth and development of the nation.

Sanjukta Parashar, Jorhat SP gave a special address where she emphasized on self reliance also stated that “Youth have some responsibility towards their country. We need to learn from yesterday and live with hope for a better tomorrow. Certainly youth are the future for a better tomorrow and for this to happen there has to be a better today for the Youth”. 

Srikant Suryanarayan, National Chairman, Young Indians & Managing Director, addressed the gathering and stated that “Being in a state like Assam is in itself is a motivation for all young people – a state that has set high standards in growth and to be in a summit that the Guwahati chapter has put together is only natural that it is as good”. 

Assamese Community in UAE celebrates Rongali Bihu

22 Apr 2009 - 1:11am | dilipborah

The Assamese Community in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) celebrated Rongali Bihu on April 10, with traditional fervor and gaiety. Over 200 people gathered at the Metropolitan Palace Hotel Dubai for a cultural evening featuring popular guest artistes from Assam as well as local pool of talents from Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah and Ajman. The guest artistes were Gayatri Mahanta, Pabitra Margherita and Krishnamani Chutia.

The event was comprised of Bihu dance competition, hussori, chorus, modern Assamese songs, Jhumoor Dance, Drawing competition, etc. The souvenir of the Assam Society (UAE) - Probaxi Bihuwan - was unveiled by Dr. (Mrs .) Sumati Changkakati the same evening.

The dinner organized at the hotel premises had Assamese flavor too – with helpings of Rou Fish Fry and Muri Ghanta, courtesy Anupal Phookan – a Dubai based Assamese entrepreneur.

This is the 11th year that the Assam Society, Dubai, has organized this event, having started off way back in 1999 with a two-day outdoor programme at the Bin Majid Beach Resort in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah. The photographs of the function can be viewed at the website of the Society at

Churachandpur: Present tense; future indefinite

30 Sep 2015 - 10:13pm | AT News Imphal

The family members of those killed in the orgy of Churachandpur violence have been waiting for an unanimous consent of the people to possess the bodies.

In a joint letter to the Churanchandpur Joint Action Committee on Wednesday, they appealed to its members not to bury their lifeless family members till the final settlement of the issues confronting them. 

During their consultation on Tuesday they resolved to decide their future course of action on Thursday after the expiry of the ultimatum to the tribal MLAs to quit by Wednesday. 



The Chief Convenor
Joint Action Committee

Subject: Complain against the resolution (sl.No. 3) passed by the four Innpi's (The Mizo People Convention (MPC), Hmar Inpui (HI), Kuki Innpi, Churachandpur (KIC) and Zomi Council (ZC) on the 28th September 2015 in connection with the deadline/Last rites of the nine martyrs.


We, the members/parents of the nine victim's families had an emergency meeting on the 29th September 2015, regarding the resolution adopted by the four innpi's on the 28th September 2015. In connection with the deadline given by the innpi's for burial of the nine MARTYRS, we wholeheartedly and solemnly adopted the following resolutions for your immediate actions.

1. We the families of the nine Martyrs had never change and will never change our stands in connection with our nine sons who are declared MARTYRS by the JAC on the 2nd September 2015. In order to prove the fact that we enclosed our past stands submitted to you on the 8th September 2015 and 16th September 2015 and also before the Centre Observer, Ashok Prasad (Internal Security, Ministry of Home Affairs, GOI) on the 22nd September 2015.

2. We resolved that the dead bodies of the NINE MARTYRS be buried according to the consent and approval of the general public. Since we handed our dead bodies to the public through the JAC on the 8th September 2015 and not to the four innpi's.

3. It is our sincere request to the JAC that if the dead bodies of the Nine Martyrs have to be buried without any results or all our demands are not fulfilled; please hand over the dead bodies of the nine martyrs to their respective families.

4. To confirm and re-affirm the wills of the victim's families, we the victim families hereby put our signature as below:

i) Mrs Vungching, M/O Thangzalian, Tipaimukh Road, Hiangtam Lamka

ii) Mrs Haulianching, M/O Pausuanlian, Vengnuam, New Lamka

iii) M. Khaikhothang, F/O Henlalson, Headquarter Veng

iv) (L). Thianlal, F/O Paulianmang, Dorcas Veng, New Lamka (signed by Ngaikhaching)

v) (L) V. Vungkhozam, F/O Robert V. Jamminthang, College Veng, New Lamka (signed by V. Lamzagin)

vi) (L) Haukhothang, F/O of Khaizamang Touthang, Bijang (signed by Nemneilhing)

vii) Kamkhenthang, F/O Khamthianmuan, Pearsonmun

viii) K. Ginzalian, F/O Lamkhenthang, New Lamka

ix) S. Nangzachin, F/O Enkhankhup, LV Lane, New Lamka