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Cycle4life to fight cancer

A study conducted by B Boruah Cancer Institute, Guwahati, has revealed that during a decade from 2001-02 to 2011-12, cancer cases in the north-eastern part of the country have gone up from 5,404 to 8,708. A campaign, namely, Cycle 4 ride can help control this dreaded disease. In order to raise awareness to fight cancer a lady, namely, Marcellna Sangma, is going to lead a Biker Mission to 600 kms long stretch from Guwahati to Bum La Pass, near Indo-China border in Arunachal Pradesh. The ride is scheduled to be flagged off by Dr Amar Chandra Kataki, Director, B Boruah Cancer Institute, on April 21, 2016.

Expressing her traumatic experience with cancer, Sangma, who was a cancer patient a decade ago, revealed before the media persons in Guwahati, that she gathered strength and spirit to begin campaign to save humanity from this disease. The operation she went through back in the year 2000 left her with a huge dent on her body resulting in facial palsy. ‘The normal tendency of a girl is to look beautiful and this is sure to leave one depressed’, she wrote on her website, ‘but it could not break my spirit and I am quite happy to get a second chance to live my life for others. I feel quite normal and I am in no way inferior to others’.

Sangma is a fighter, survivor and a promising entrepreneur in the field of information and technology. Joined by Marathoner Jitin Pavithran and campaigner Vaibhav Prasad Desai from Mumbai, during the maiden ride the team of three bikers will interact with local people and government officials on the burning issues and unheard queries from some of the remotest pockets of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.

 

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Joy of Magh Bihu

14 Jan 2018 - 5:52am | AT News

GUWAHATI: Joy of Magh bihu grips millions if people in the nook and corner of the state as the annual harvest festival takes place on Sunday with offering puja to the firegod.

Defying a biting cold wave, the folks in the rural, urban and semi urban areas throng the festival venues in the open fields where they lit up the wooden or bamboo structure which they call Meji.

"We have this wooden Meji which we lit up at 3.30 in the morning. Our tradition allows us to lit up it only before the sunrise," said Amalesh Kalita, a local resident of Merapani in Golaghat district.

The folks in rural area of Barpeta district have the tradition of the maji made of bamboo and straw they lit up chanting a hymn to thr firegod early in the morning.

"We made the meji with straw and bamboo near the Bhelaghar, make shift house yesterday. We lit up the make shift house after the community feast in the evening and the meji was lit up at 4 in the morning," said Ajit Pathak in Pattacharkuchi area in Barpeta district.

Reports of the bihu celebration are pouring in from Kokrajhar, Namrup, Margherita, Tangla, Nazira, Golaghat, Teok, Hojai, Dhalpur with traditional fervour.

Traditional games, buffalo fight, cock fight, bulbul fight are lined up in many places where the folks are prepared to defy the Supreme Court's standing directives against these.

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Mukherjee coming on Wednesday

11 May 2013 - 8:46pm | Abdul Gani

President Pranab Mukherjee will be arriving on a two-day visit May 13. Mukherjee will give away the Asom Ratna, Srimanta Sankaradeva Awards and to address the 13th Annual Convocation of Assam University.

On May 13, he will confer the Asom Ratna Award for 2012 posthumously to Jnanpith winner Indira Mamoni Raisom Goswami.

He will also give away the Srimanta Sankaradeva Award for 2008 to renowned film actress Sharmila Tagore at the same ceremony to be held at Pragjyoti ITA Centre for Performing Arts at Machkhowa, Guwahati from 4 pm.

Governor J B Patnaik, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and Cultural Affairs Minister Pranatee Phukan will also be present at the award ceremony.

The President will then attend the closing ceremony of the Golden Jubilee celebrations of Pandu College in Guwahati on the same day at 5.30 pm.

The next day on May 14, Mukherjee will leave for Silchar in south Assam to address the 13th Annual Convocation of Assam University, they added.

Top 6 Tips On How To Eat Healthy This Romantic Summer

10 Aug 2018 - 9:05am | AT News

Here is a long-awaited summer, which implies long walks in parks, trips to the nearest suburbs, beach relaxation and summer diets. If you want to be safe and sound during the feel hot season, you need to adjust the diet and consume as many vitamins as possible.

International dating websites are full of beautiful and fit ladies, so why don’t we keep up to ones. Besides, being fit makes you not only attractive to women but also healthy. Therefore, our experts have come up with a list of tips that will help you adjust to the summer regime and make a healthy diet that will help you stay healthy, fit, active and beautiful.

Drink more water

In summer literate drinking is especially important. When the weather is hot the human body loses more moisture with sweat. In order to normalize the water balance, it is necessary to drink at least 1.5-2 liters of liquid every day. It can be ordinary water, green or herbal tea or water with lemon. Ask your partner to cooperate: this way both of you will be healthy and neither will forget about your special diet.

Adjusting to drink more water is not always easy, but necessary. Start the day with a glass of water - this method awakens our metabolism and helps us wake up. Drink some water half an hour before each meal. Download a special application that reminds you that you need to drink another glass of water.

Eat vegetables, fruits and berries

Everyone knows that seasonal fruits are the most useful for our health. Do not miss the unique opportunity to saturate the body with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, which are found in huge quantities in summer vegetables, fruits and berries. Eat them every day: add to useful salads, use as a snack, replace the usual desserts, cook smoothies. Such a diet will increase the body's defenses, cheer up, and drive fatigue away.

Give up fatty foods

The time when you needed to lean on fatty and nutritious food to keep warm and to charge the body with energy has passed. According to statistics, in summer a person spends less energy: at least one does not need to warm up constantly, as we do during cold winters. In this regard, the need for high-calorie food disappears. During the hot season, on the contrary, it becomes difficult our body to process fatty foods, which becomes the cause of stomach severity and constant fatigue. However, keep consuming useful fats, which do not make your stomach feel heavy. Fish and seafood, olive oil, nuts, avocado, seeds contain such useful fats.

Do not forget about soups

Summer is not a reason to refuse soups and forget about them until the next cold season. Soups are different: just replace chilly soup and cheese soup with gazpacho and okroshka. These cold summer soups will help you add more vitamins and minerals to your diet, normalize the water balance and simply cheer you up. Experiment with recipes and try new gastronomic combinations. Add more useful vegetables, greens and spices to summer soups. Such a diet will make your body feel completely delighted.

Have small amounts

In summer, it is worth refusing lavish breakfasts, lunches and dinners and concentrating not on quantity, but on the quality of food. Eat in small amounts and choose the most nutritious foods, yet light and low-calorie ones that satiate quickly and cope with hunger. Such products are easy digested, so that our body does not spend all its energy on digesting process, which consequently saves energy for more exciting activities: cycling, volleyball, and swimming.

Give up alcohol

It is better to abstain from alcoholic beverages in summer, even if your health is at an altitude. During the hot season, it is difficult for our body to process alcohol without harm: we experience intoxication of the gastrointestinal tract, liver, kidneys and the organism as a whole. Not to mention another danger: the heart and blood vessels cannot withstand such a load in summer.

In addition, alcohol provokes dehydration, which is so harmful in summer, when the body is already losing a lot of moisture. Have some aromatized water, smoothies and other tasty nonalcoholic rinks.