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8 feared dead in Dhubri flood

Altogether 8 persons are feared dead when the vehicle carrying them in Dhubri washed away by flood waters on Thursday.

The incident took place in Elengmari where strong water currents washed away the vehicle in the afternoon. Three persons managed to save their lives while eight others are still missing.

The NDRF team deployed in the rescue operation has been finding it difficult in the face of strong currents. Rescue operations are going on.

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Race Starts for ONGC Top Job

13 Jun 2007 - 5:30am | editor
Some 28 candidates will apply for the top job at ONGC. A search panel headed by the Public Enterprise Selection Board (PESB) Chairman, Mr N.K. Sinha, held interviews on June 5-6 to select the Chairman and Managing Director of the exploration giant. The interviews assume significance as the names of earlier candidates short-listed after interviews conducted by the PESB in August 2006 were returned by the PMO. Those in the race for the job include Mr R.S. Sharma, acting Chairman of ONGC; Mr A.K. Balyan, Director (HR); Mr A.K. Hazarika, Director (Onshore); Mr D.K. Pande, Director (Exploration); Mr U.N. Bose, Director (Technical Services); and Mr R.S. Butola, Managing Director, ONGC Videsh. Besides, Mr M.R. Hingnikar, Director (HR) of GAIL (India) Ltd; Mr M.N. Prasad, CEO, Prize Petroleum; and Mr Najeeb Jung, associated with Oxford Institute of Energy Studies, are in the reckoning. Mr Jung was formerly Joint Secretary (Exploration) in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas and! is also associated with the Observer Foundation. The search committee comprises the Petroleum Secretary, Mr M.S. Srinivasan, the former Finance Secretary, Mr Vijay Kelkar, the IIM-Ahmedabad Director, Mr Bakul Dholakia, and PESB memb

Open letter to Prime Minister Modi

21 Mar 2016 - 7:04pm | AT News

Dear Prime Minister Narendra Modi,

Regarding the Indo-Naga Peace Talks, the effort to end the war for between India and Nagaland, the Naga International Support Center, NISC, just sent an open letter to the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. This letter deals with the legitimacy of that Kingdom, then Great Britain, of transferring all of Nagaland to India and then Burma.

 In that letter we requested the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to show the Naga Peoples with conclusive evidence that indeed the British Government transferred all of Nagaland to the Union of India and to what was then Burma.

We asked that because we know that around 65% to 75% of all Naga lands were never colonized by Great Britain and so even if Nagaland was officially transferred; papers to that effect should show this beyond doubt, still the rest of Nagaland, termed by Britain as ‘un-administered areas of the FREE Nagas’ or Excluded areas, could not have been transferred and so were free when the British decolonized.

We are certain you know also that Naga leaders of the National Naga Council declared independence a day before India. And, although this was ignored by India and all other nations, the United Nations received the declaration. However, possibly because Great Britain did not react by providing papers, Nagaland was not recognized as a sovereign nation.

Still, with the spot on of what you don’t have you cannot give, the Naga Peoples have every right to determine their own future.  

It also means your predecessor Jawaharlal Nehru in 1953, with U Nu, leader of Burma, had no right to draw the border through Nagaland thus separating them internationally.

Being a wise man of stature we therefore request you to honor the rights of the Naga Peoples and also ask you to look into how their rights can be restored in practice.

Following that the question of repairing damages inflicted upon many Nagas by the Indian Armed Forces should also be discussed and determined.

Dear Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a formidable leader we think you will agree that justice should be done to those who have been treated unjustly since 1947, almost seven long decades. NISC feels many lives could be spared on both sides if you let your wisdom prevail.

Yours sincerely


Drs. F.A.M. Welman
Secretary Naga International Support Center


1947. Mahatma Gandhi’s promise to the Nagas 

7. In 1947 a Naga delegation went to India and met Mahatma Gandhi on July 19, 1947 at his Phangi colony in Delhi. We submitted the Agenda in writing why he wanted to meet him as it was requested by his secretary Mr. Pyrellal. We stated that

1953- A Naga delegation led by A.Z. Phizo, President of the NNC met Mr. Jawaharlal Nehru, Prime minister of India at New Delhi. Mr.Nehru said; “whether heaven falls or India goes into pieces and blood runs red in the country, I don’t care, or for that matter anybody comes in, I don’t care. Nagaland will not be allowed to become independent".

Green Energy conference at GU

21 Jan 2014 - 11:12pm | Raktim Baruah

Gauhati University in association with the University of South Africa (UNISA) and Synergy for Energy Challenges and Opportunities for North East (Secone) is organizing an international conference on Green Energy and Smart Materials through Science, Technology, and Management on January 21-23. The summit will bring together the Industry, the Financiers, the Policy-makers, the Scientists, the Decision-makers, the Buyers and Sellers in a bid to develop and drive new initiatives, provide insights, showcase sustainable product development and green business opportunities, and facilitate interaction between entities from all over the world and India, in order to elicit practical applications that are most relevant for India and any developing society for that matter at this juncture.

The event will highlght on:

Green Power: featuring solar thermal, solar photovoltaics, wind, thermal energy, hydro, renewable heating, and clean coal among others

Green IT: featuring enterprise hardware and software technology vendors, data center vendors, semiconductor companies, virtualisation, consolidation, and storage vendors, green IT compliance vendors and consultants, equipment take back and disposal programs

Green Buildings: featuring integrated green communities, water and waste treatment, sustainable construction transport, energy-efficient insulation, rain water harvesting, fluid-applied membrane systems (for rooftop restoration), eco paints, materials recycling, energy audits and surveys, sound protection panels, low voltage electric radiant floors, open and closed loop geothermal heating/cooling systems, green illumination, smart buildings and controls among others

Green Fuels & Transport: featuring alternative fuels, biodiesel, ethanol, hybrids, green batteries, flex fuel vehicles and conversions, synfuels, solar assisted fuel synthesis, lightweight materials, mass transit among others.

For details, please contact: Kumaresh Sarmah, Phone: +91-9854660418/9435109486; e-mail: