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Kamatapur demand force to strand trains

Train services along the North Frontier Railway(NFR) via New Bongaigaon junction of Lower Assam region were disrupted today for nearly eight hours including Rajdhani Express train following rail blockade at Coochbehar of West Bengal state demanding Kamatapur state by Greater Coochbehar Peoples’ Association(GCPA).

The agitators blockaded the rail track with banner,placard,festoone demanding early creation of Kamatapur separate state within Indian constitution.Several long distance super fast express trains including two down(DN) Rajdhani Express train  bound for New Delhi were stranded at New Bongaigaon station of Lower Assam’s Bongaigaon district  for nearly 6-7 hours,besides several trains were halted at various stations.Later,train services were resumed after 3.30 pm.Passengers of the boarded in the trains expressed their resented and have to face hardships on their journey.

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Stolen computers recovered

21 May 2014 - 5:33pm | Hantigiri Narzary

The activities of theft has been run over in Kokrajhar town where the police recovered six sets of computers including various material sets from North Shukanjhora village on Wednesday under Kokrajhar Police station.

A police team from Kokrajhar police station led by Sub Inspector (SI) Banita Das carried a massive investigation having theft information at Kokrajhar ITI Dhawliguri where six sets of computers along with four monitors, nine CPU, five  UPS, six mouse, eight speakers, five card, seven keyboard and five monitor stands were recovered from North Shukanjhora village.

Das said that Ranjit Barthakur, Principal cum CHD, BTC of the ITI Dhawliguri in Kokrajhar was lodged an FIR last on 7 May regarding the incidents and police carried out investigation and come out successful.

She said that the stolen sets of computers were recovered from a green house which was situated at North Shukanjhora in bags in Kokrajhar and it would be costs of two and half lakhs. She has also mentioned that main four thefts has been absconding and investigation is on 

Meanwhile, the theft has also stolen including two gold Belize and a cash of 2,500 rupees from Rup Nath Brahma Hospital quarter on Wednesday midnight.



Comparative Vocabularies: 200-yr-old linguistic treasure at British Library

6 Jan 2013 - 11:09pm | Rini Kakati

Dr. Raktim Ranjan Saikia - is a convener of proposed "Asamiya Jatiya Itihas". This is to compile a compete chronicle of Assam from Ancient to modern times using all possible scientific means and ways. He has done his M.Sc and Ph.D from Gauhati University and have published several research paper in different international science journals. He has started his professional career as an Engineering Geologist, joined in petroleum sector for different oil companies. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Department Geology of JB College, Jorhat.
Asomiya Jatiya Prakash, the publishers of the encyclopedic dictionary, Asomiya Jatiya Abhidhan (Assamese National Dictionary)  - he is an Information Technology adviser of "Asom Jatiya Abhidhan". He has also edited two Books "Bhaona Darpan" and "Sipa". Writes regular articles at  "Prantik" & "Amar Asom".
During his study on languages of the North-East he came to know about the book 'Comparative Vocabularies' which is kept at The British Library. The lexicon was written by Francis Buchanan Hamilton (1762 to 1829), a British polymath of the 18th century. Hamilton came to India when it was under the East India Company. The book contains words in 10 languages, including English, Assamese, Bengali, Manipuri, Garo, Rabha, Koch, Kachari, Panikoch and Mech.
Dr. Devabrata Sharma, chief editor of Asomiya Jatiya Abhidhan (Assamese National Dictionary) said that “The book will throw light on the languages of undivided Assam and the northeastern region as a whole and is expected to fill in many missing links in the study of the languages.”

AJYCP adopts hapless rhino calf

4 Aug 2016 - 6:13pm | AT News

In a rare move that draws huge applause for AJYCP, the organization is evincing keen interest to adopt one of the hapless rhino calf in Kaziranga National Park.

Talking to Assam Times in Guwahati on Thursday, AJYCP president Biraj Kumar Talukdar said that they would fund the Kaziranga authority to feed the calf a week after its mother was washed away from the flood waters that swept the famed national park.

“We want to do something exemplary. We will help the rhino calf survive. We would provide financial assistance of Rs 2,000 daily to feed the calf. We hope it would encourage others to follow the path,” said Talukdar.

Notably, dozens of rhino calves have been rescued by the authorities in Kaziranga who are being kept at the wildlife rehabilitation camp.

AJYCP members sit-in protest at Kaziranga