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Baruah takes oath

Newly elected Lakhimpur MP Pradan Baruah took the oath in Lak Sabha on Tuesday. Baruah won the recent Lok Sabha bye polls and took the oath from Lok Sabha Speaker.

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National Expo begins in Kokrajhar

24 Nov 2017 - 8:09pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

A national handloom expo -2017-18,Kokrajhar is going on at the Rashmela ground in Kokrajhar. The expo was organised by BRAWFED in association with development commissioner for handlooms, ministry of textiles. Rajib Brahma, BTC executive member graced as chief guest and lighted the lamp to inaugurate expo.

A total 52 stalls from different states, including a Bhutanese stall are participating the expo. The expo will continue till December 7 next.

Rajib Brahma said that weaving sector of Bodos has been carrying identities of the Bodo community.The community only be identified through its culture and traditional dresses. He has opined ushering of Bodo handloom to make proper uplift in the region,so weavers must come forward to weave more quality production of Dokhona, jwmgra etc. The weaving sector will be uplifted and weavers will be given more facilities in the state, he said.

NN Rana Patgiri, managing director of BRAWFED said that the national event has been exploring the weaving products that are produced by local weavers. Weavers from the region are getting opportunity to explore their products in the expo,he said.

Among others, BTC executive members Doneswar Goyary, Deben Boro, Rajen Singh, SP Kokrajhar,Bishnu Narzary, chairman KMB were prominent attendess in the inaugural session.

Rhino poaching after encounter

23 Mar 2014 - 12:43pm | AT News

Poachers have killed yet another rhino in Kaziranga to take away its horn.

The hornless carcass was found in Kohora range of the national park on Sunday morning.

Forest guard spotted the carcass hours after two poachers were killed in a heavy gunbattle in the same range on Saturday evening.

With this, the number of rhinos killed in poaching has gone up to 15. This week alone, the poachers have killed two rhinos in the world heritage site.    

Amazing online electoral roll for Dhubri

21 May 2011 - 10:58pm | A Chakraborty

After going through the online electoral rolls of Assam in the websight of CEO, Assam, an amazing facts came into light. Just follow the following steps to get yourselves stuned.

Go to the sight and then click the electoral rolls to get the online rolls of various distrcits of Assam. Select the district and LAC as Dhubri and then press continue. A list of online electoral rolls will apear. Then open the voter list of polling station no. 137, which is Dhubri Girls' Academy (R). This polling station lies in word no.6 of Dhubri Municipality area. After opening the first page of that voter list, it will apear that the thana of that p.s. is written as Mankachar. But that should be Dhubri and Mankachar is an another LAC of Dhubri distrct.

From the counting report of that polling station it is found : AGP-10, AIUDF-17, BJP-268, INC-137, NCP-2, SUCI-1 and AITC got 6 votes i.e. total 437 voters cast their votes. And starngley enough, not a single voter of that polling station or any poltical party raised voice for the reason of such a great mistake, as that polling station according to the voter list is under Mankachar thana.

Now the conscious people of the town are rasing their eyebrows and have taken a decision to complain to the CEC, India. People are also demanding to correct that great mistake immediately.