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Violence mars Assam bandh

 Vandalism, arson, police-picketer clash have marred the 12 hours statewide Assam bandh on Saturday called in protest against the refugee status for on Muslim Hindu and Pakistani nationals in India.

 The paralyzing bandh began at 6 in the morning across the state where supporters in many places enforced the call by burning tyres on the vital roads to restrict the movement of vehicles.

 A student sustained serious injury when two groups of students clashed with each other in Hojai over the bandh call. Same situation prevailed in Baihata Chariali where bandh supporters clashed with policemen.

 Some other student workers blocked the National Highways in many places to stop the vehicles from plying on Saturday.

 Bandh evoked total response in Guwahati city also where supporters vandalized two ASTC buses in two different cases of attack. Another ASTC bus was damaged when AJYCP activists pelted stones at the bus for defying the bandh call.

 Police arrested many bandh supporters for enforcing the bandh call across the state.     


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Rare honour for Assam scholar

11 May 2018 - 5:39pm | AT News

NEW DELHI: Foreign policy expert Rejaul Karim Laskar has been conferred by the Embassy of Venezuela to India with the "Venezuela-India Blend" medal for his contributions as an author and scholar of India's foreign policy. Laskar was conferred with the medal by the Ambassador of Venezuela to India Augusto Montiel at the Venezuela Embassy, New Delhi yesterday (May 10, 2018). Laskar is also former Secretary of the Intellectual Department of All India Congress Committee.


Montiel and Laskar had a two hour long discussion on ways to strengthen India-Venezuela relations in economic, trade, cultural, political and people-to-people interaction. Ambassador Montiel explained to Laskar about the progress made by the people of Venezuela in various sphere in recent times. The Ambassador also emphasised the commitment of Venezuela to maintain its vibrant democracy.

Laskar talked about the existing complementarities in resource endowments of India and Venezuela and suggested that these complementarities be utilised to foster a more robust economic, trade, political, cultural, and people to people relations between the two countries.

Laskar suggested to the Ambassador that to give a boost to the relations between the two countries, an eminent persons group consisting of eminent citizens of the two countries who are experts in different fields can be constituted to make recommendations on ways to strengthen the economic, trade, political, cultural, and people to people relations between the two countries and ways to better utilise the resource complementarities between the two countries for mutual benefit. The Ambassador thanked Laskar for this suggestion and said that he will give the matter due consideration.


Kalaigaon Tangla students excel in HS

12 Jun 2012 - 6:46pm | Jayanta Kumar Das

People of Kalaigaon have expressed satisfaction at the good performance of students in the HS examination conducted by AHSEC and CBSE although both the places have been hit hard by frequent bandhs. In the CBSE class X examination,students of Jawahar Novodaya Vidyalaya,Kalaigaon did exceedingly well with 100 percent success. All of 73 appeared passed. More than 93 percent students scored above 60 percent marks. Ganesh Boro topped the school with 10 CGP and other 5scoring more than 90 percent.In class XII final 99 percent students of JNV,Kalaigaon passed (69 passed out of 70). 60 number of students (87%) scored first division. Utpola Sarma scored highest 93 percent marks. Madhab Sarma,Principal,JNV,Kalaigaon thanked students and teachers for the success.

Students of Maharishi Vidya Mandir,Tangla also did very well in the CBSE class X examination with hundred percent success. Jyoti Rekha Rabha scored CGP 10 besides other 3 who scored above CGP 9.
In the HS final (Arts) students of Kalaigaon College have shown good performance. 75 percent students of Kalaigaon College passed with 21 in first division. Bornalee Sarma scored 80 percent marks with letter in 3 subject. On the other hand 70 percent students of Kalaigaon HS School passed HS final examination with 7 passing in first division. “Frequent bandh calls have been posing a serious threat to academic activities in the district. Any bandh is observed at Kalaigaon and Tangla” said a unhappy guardian.

Mungkhlong Trophy: Rhino take on FCI

14 Oct 2014 - 9:49pm | Hantigiri Narzary

Guwahati FCI are taking on the Assam Rhino from Tezpur in the second semi final on Wednesday a day after ASEB from Guwahati defeated Bhopal SBI in the first semi final for the Daoharu Mungkhlong Trophy at Dotma DASA ground in Kokrajhar .  

ASEB Sports Club in Guwahati has entered into final of the coveted Trophy beating SBI from Bhopal by 2-1 goals. Dwimalu Brahma and Y Gopi Singh scored one each goal in 5th minutes and 27th minutes on behalf of ASEB in the first half against SBI. SBI’s Sansol Saha reduced lone goal scrored in 69th minutes in the second half which led n 2-1.