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Nirupama Borgohain to return award

The diabolic tentacles in Dadri have forced yet another litterateur to return the coveted award. She is none other than Niropama Borgohain who is all set to return the Sahitya Akademy award she received in 1996 for her novel Abhijatri.

She took the decision hours after Homen Borgohain confirmed the return of the award joining the award winning authors’ chorus against the incident in Dadri where prime minister Narendra Modi maintains stoic silence.


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Financial aids for poor and sick students at Kalaigaon

30 Jun 2013 - 8:14pm | Jayanta Kumar Das

In a noble and unique attempt to share feelings and emotion of poor and sick students and to encourage them to move forward in their daily struggle, members of a Kalaigaon based organisation distributed cash aids to a few sick and poor students at Kalaigaon on June 29. The function was organised by the members of DKN (Durgat Kalyan Nyas) and was presided over by its founder president DN Hazarika,Circle Officer,Harisinga Revenue Circle. Lohit Chandra Nath,secretary of the Nyas introduced all the distinguished guests before felicitating them with a japi and gamocha each. On the occasion he recounted the story of the formation of the Nyas in 2007.He said that it was a spontaneous move of a few kind hearted people of Kalaigaon who had come forward to help the sick who never qualify for government norms.

Attending the function as a distinguished guest Jagadish Sarkar,MCLA,BTC thanked members of the Nyas for their contribution which would show rays of hope to those who had lost hopes in life. Prabhat Narayan Choudhury,Mouzadar,Mangaldai also known as poet, actor,writer and composer as another guest thanked members of the Nyas.He said,” Rapid social changes have taken away morality from people causing others to suffer”. Newly elected Rajya Sabha MP from Assam,Santias Kunjur attending the function as the chief guest shared his happiness with people present saying that it had been a rare moment in his life to meet people forming a Nyas with pocket money to help poor and sick. He further said that people of today hardly wait to help somebody in distress may be some one seriously injured in road accidents crying for help.He volunteered to be a member of the Nyas. Former chairperson of Assam Woman Commission Mridula Saharia, thanking people of Kalaigaon she proudly mentioned names of great social workers of Kalaigaon freedom fighter late Pani Ram Das and late Dr.Hara Nath Hazarika.She also said that she had great respect for  people of Kalaigaon and Tangla as she was brought up at Kalaigaon when her father had been serving  as SDC at Kalaigaon during British rule. Social worker Dr.Dipankar Saharia and Hony.Wildlife Warden Jayanta Das also attended and addressed the function as special guests.They too thanked people of Kalaigaon for joining hands to help poor and sick students. They also offered to join the Nyas as members.

The financially weak meritorious students numbering ten were given cash aids of rupees four thousands each while three critically ill children were given financial aids of rupees three thousand each. Kamal Prasad Sarma,Mouzadar,Kalaigaon offered vote of thanks at the end before distribution of two hundred saplings to all present.He also thanked R.Konwar, Range Officer of Khalingduar Reserve Forest and his staff for sponsoring the saplings.


IT implementations in Dima Hasao

11 Nov 2012 - 3:50pm | Anup Biswas

Information Technology is the yardstick by which the development of any region can be measured today. Achievements made in this sector signify how much the region has attained efficiency and effectiveness in its operations.

During the current year, three milestones have been achieved in the field of information technology in the Dima Hasao district. The operations of the Dima Hasao Autonomous Council (DHAC) have been computerized in terms of management of finances and human resources. Website of teh council that showcases the district to its optimum has been made online on Saturday i.e. 10.11.2012 at the Council Secretariat by Shri Debojeet Thaosen, Chief Executive Member, Dima Hasao Autonomous Council in the presence of the Chairman, Deputy Chairman, Executive Members, Members, Officials and Staff of the Normal and Entrusted Departments of the DHAC, Deputy Commissioner, Superintendent of Police, NIC Officials, Officials of the District Election Office, Representatives from 25-Assam Rifles, 119-Territorial Army, NGOs, and Senior Citizens. It may be mentioned here that the Dima Hasao Autonomous Council is the first one to have implemented and activated these management systems of Information Technology in the state of Assam, all due to the active initiative and dynamic leadership with modern outlook of Shri Debojeet Thaosen, CEM, DHAC.

The Finance Management System is an application by which the Council can manage the inflow and outflow of funds of the Council. The software can also generate balance sheets, income and expenditure statements, receipts and bank reconciliation statements. A huge databank of multiple financial periods can be maintained. Basically, this software ensures smooth running of the financial activities of the Council.

The Human Resource Management System is another application which ensures that every employee of the Council is monitored in terms of salary, promotions, leave, attendance, etc. It is envisaged that the council will be able to manage the employees and address grievances regarding delays in salary bill preparation, service record maintenance, etc.

To successfully implement these applications, a state-of-the-art computing facility has been installed at the Council Secretariat, which includes 4 (four) Server Computers with fail-safe measures, Internet connectivity through VSAT, Unified Threat Management (UTM) System with Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) system of 6 KVA and local area network covering the entire secretariat. In addition, a town-wide network has been implemented using Optical Fiber Council with the servers, allowing each department to access the applications as well as the Internet.

Another important achievement has been the Council's Website ( dedicated to the area in terms of its flora-fauna, its people, festivals, natural beauty and tourism hotspots. The website, world-class by standard, has been able to showcase the Dima Hasao Autonomous Council area to its full potential. It is expected to be able to change seople's general perception of the region and divert their attention to the true potentials of the Council area. It has been made possible by this website to portray the Dima Hasao Autonomous Council area as a sought-after tourism spot which would in turn help in generating Dpportunities and revenue for the people of the district. Through this website Dima Hasao has 3een projected as an investment opportunity, and it is hoped that investors will come forward, shedding their inhibitions and showing interest in the region stated a hand out issued by Kulendra Daulagupu, Publicity & Media i/c,Dima Hasao Autonomous Council, Haflong.

Career Counselling held at Tangla College

15 Mar 2016 - 3:33pm | Shajid Khan

A seminar on Interview Skills and Career Counselling aimed at equipping students with wider perspective of selecting one's career  was held at Tangla College today. The seminar was held under the aegis of IQAC cell of Tangla College. The four member counselling team from Kaziranga University was  headed by Pranjal Borborah. Almost 200 students attended the seminar. Others present on the ocassion were Satindra Nath Sarma head of  IQAC cell and Prabha Borah HOD Dept. of Education,Tangla College.