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SBI officials met BTC authority

Gautam Battacharjya, General Manager of SBI North Eastern circle on Wedneday met BTC deputy chief Kampa Borgoyary and senior officials at BTC Secretariat to discuss about financial services as well enhancement in the region.

Battacharjya along with senior bank officials from Kokrajhar banks met BTC authority and discussed in detailed about the banking services and its aspects in the region.He said that SBI interacted with council leaders on the banking facility as SBI still have 40 branches across the region with dedicated of services for people’ welfare.

“We interacted with BTC leaders about banking facility and its needy matters on detailed.SBi has been operating 40 branches in the region with good dedication”,gautam said.

Kampa Borgoyary,BTC deputy chief told that the council urged the bak authority to make speedy up of services with providing good dedication so that customers should not be face any hardships in their respective areas.

“We urged the bank officials to make proper uses of bank branches in their respective loacations.We demnaded eraly and suitable serives among society to give proper services”,Borgoayry added.

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Wild elephant dies

29 Mar 2015 - 10:41pm | AT News

The death of a female elephant left the animal lovers no less shock in Guwahati on Sunday.

The incident took place in the army cantonment area in Narengi where the animal was believed to have died in electrocution. 

The carcass was spotted at Narangi Cantonment 222 Advance Base Ordnance Depot Area.

Forest officials arrived in the spot and buried the animal after on-the-spot post mortem.   

32 lamps to mark Assam Accord failure

Jayanta Kr. Bhattacharya speaking on the occasion on 32 years of signing in of Assam Accord at Tangla on Monday.
14 Aug 2017 - 11:14pm | Shajid Khan

A huge meeting by All Assam Students Union in Udalguri on Monday expressed grave concern over the failure to detect and deport the immigrants from the state even 32 years after the Assam Accord was signed. 

In his address, AASU assistant general secretary in Udslguri Jayanta Kumar Bhattacharya said the immigrants ate still s huge threat to the entire nation which needs to be seriously dealt with seriously. 

He said,” Though political parties kept on changing both in state and central but no government showed any keen interest in implementation of the historic Assam Accord.”

The student leader expressed grave concern over enchroachment of lands in Tribal belt and blocks of state,government lands,Satra lands,reserve forests and protected areas by illegal immigrants.

Bhattacharya exhorted both the state and central government for sealing of porous Indo-Bangla border, the implementation of the Assam Accord in truest term for the greater interest of the indigenous people of the state.

Many prominent people and students attrnded thr meeting held  under the aegis of Tangla regional AASU unit was attended by Saiful Haque General Secretary Udalguri district unit, Pranjal Deka President ,Rinku Deka Secretary Tangla unit among family member of the martyrs .The 855 martyrs who sacrificed their lives were also paid tribute on the ocassion.

Shift of the Capital of Assam to a seismologically safer zone

16 Sep 2009 - 9:28am | pallavibarua

August 12 sees an earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale.


August 19 is witness to 4.9 on the Richter scale.


August 31 brings in 5.3 on the Richter scale.


September 4 ropes in 5.9 on the Richter scale.


Being situated at the junction of two great geographical plates, the most affected is Guwahati and Shillong.


Guwahati is one of the best examples of how human ecological mismanagement and haphazard constructions can usher in man-made natural disaster and climate change of the worst kind.


Since Guwahati is a valley surrounded by hills on three sides, it becomes a flood plain in the wake of dense human habitation and encroachment of the bogs and fresh water lakes (‘beel’s). The best solution at this hour is to shift the capital of Assam to an area which is not a flood plain and not surrounded by hills. This sort of geographic location would help an urban centre to spread out better than a place like Guwahati whose widening is obstructed by hills.


In 1962, during the Chinese Aggression, the Chinese authorities rightly identified Tezpur to be the best stronghold in the plains of the North Bank of the Brahmaputra. I wonder how long would it take for the urban planners (if they really exist) in Assam to realize that, or will they ever realize?


The coming up of the Koliabhumura bridge is one of the best positive development in the area. This can convert Tezpur in the North Bank and the sleepy Koliabor in the South Bank as twin cities as well as the twin capital of Assam. Morever, both Tezpur and Koliabor being located right in the middle of the State of Assam, it would be convenient for people across the length and breadth of the State to commute for work and study. What more, the area is also the centre-point of the entire North-East. It can be well connected to the districts and towns of South Assam too.


If the project falls into the hands of polished town planners and world class city designers, both Koliabor and Tezpur would turn into a well-planned city like Chandigarh.