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AJYCP, others set to greet Sonia visit with protest

Preparations are completing for Congress president Sonia Gandhi's visit to Guwahati on Friday even as students organisations are set greet the visit with a statewide protest.

Talking to Assam Times, AJYCP leaders here said th UPA chairperson has never addressed the problems of the people they voted amd that misrule is what has been the style and culture of Congress.

The protest has reached crescendo as soon as CBI arrested Ripun Bora while he was trying to bribe a CBI official to hush up a murder case where is is one of the suspect.

"It's a damage repairing visit by the Congress president", said the students adding that it is particularly aimed at gaining back the confidence of the people of Assam.

Will Mrs Gnadhi address the multi-faceted problems of the farmers of Assam", they said.

The AJYCP has demanded an impartial probe in to the allegations against all tainted ministers in the Tarun Gogoi cabinet.
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Long hours of power cut in Dhubri make the life of people miserable

21 May 2011 - 10:55pm | A Chakraborty

The entire Dhubri district is reeling under acute power cuts problem for the last few months and sometime the district headquarter, Dhubri have to remain without electricity for 16 to 18 hours in a day. These long power cuts make the life of the people miserable. It has seriously affected the academic environments of the district. The main sufferer is the small businessman like computer centers, internet café, DTP houses and small offset press owners who solely depend on the power supply of ASEB.

From a reliable source, it came to know that the reason for such long power cut is due to the non maintenance of the various transformers and for which some of these transformers are not able to bear the load. People even alleged that the some employees of the electricity department sell the coolant of those transformers to the open market. When some correspondents contracted the SDO (Electricity), Dhubri over his mobile phone to know the actual causes behind such long hours of load shedding, the SDO was found to be in long leave. Then Mr. Das, the in-charge officer was contacted but he could not able to give the the exact reasons for long hours of power cut. He, however, said that Dhubri town requires about 7 to 7.5 megawatts of electricity daily on an average and they are getting only 6 megawatts.

It is mentionable here that almost all the high officials of the town such as DC and SP are using generator sets in their residences for 24-hours service. People of the town feel that those officials are not trying to feel their problems and spending lots of the tax payers’ money for their own comfort.

Nagaon Book Festival-2009 from 11 December'09

23 Nov 2009 - 9:18am | bishwajeetsinha

The much awaited Nagaon Book Fair-2009 is slated to be held in Nehru Bali field of Nagaon from 11-31 december’09. The fair will be held by local district administration, Nagaon in association with socio-cultural organization ‘Kallol’. The three weeks long fair is an annual festival, where not only book-lovers but other citizens too eagerly wait for this extravaganza filled moments in winter evening.

Durga Puja spirit soars on Maha Saptami

16 Oct 2018 - 7:06pm | Nikhil Mundra

Devotees worshiping Maa Durga at Laxminaryan Temple in Hojai

.Hojai:-Pomp and gaiety marked Maha Saptami - day two of the Durga Puja - as thousands of devotees thronged up in their best hit the streets of the Hojai on Tuesday.

Since early morning, people have been thronging colossal puja pandals (marquees) where idols of the goddess and her four children are being worshipped amid much community fanfare.   In around, Hojai district, theme puja's creativity are grabbing the headlines and wooing pandal hoppers. Around 350 puja pandals have been set up in the entire Hojai district. Different puja committees have made variety of replicas on different themes like, showcasing Titantic at Gandhi Maidan in Hojai , Ram Mandir themed Puja Pandal in Lumding is grabbing much attention , Eighteen hands Maa Durga by Adarsha Durga Puja  Samity is an point of attraction for decade's,Similarly various awareness based decoration on importance on cleanliness, no use of plastic;etc, different pandals in Hojai have used variety of lighting and umbrellas which is attracting onlookers.

Talking to this Correspondent, Marwari Durgautsav Samitty's  President Rajesh Kejriwal along with Secretary Ram Chandra Sharma Said," Our main motive is service to humanity,  since the year 2013 we are organising this festival here in Laxminaryan temple campus smoothly, We are offering  Drinking Water to everyone during five days of celebration and here devotees can sit,  relax and rejuvenate themselves after much fatigue during Puja hours." "Also Maha-Prasadam is distributed on the day of Maha-Astami and Maha-Navmi."They added.

Notably, each puja pandal in Hojai is famous for its own uniqueness. On the other hand,Police authorities have made proper security arrangements in the district to ensure a smooth and peaceful Durga Puja.

 Unique Puja Pandal at Vegetable Market in Hojai prepared by Gandhi Maiden Sabjhi  Mandi Commiittee this Year in Titantic Model, draws attention.