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Assamese band wins award

Rain in Sahara, a band formed in Assam, wins the Gold Medal at 'Indian Music Video Awards-2017' for their music video Black Water. The award function was held in Guwahati on March 18, 2017. The music video is jointly directed by Lain Heringman and Ankan Sunuwar. The musicians behind the song are Sikdar (English rap), Rocky Glock (Hindi rap), Lain (keyboards, western transverse flute and programming), Dipak Sharma (Indian flutes), Amborish, Saikia (lead guitar), Mihir Phukan (rhythm guitar) and Dishankan Baruah (rhythm guitar).

Tucked away in the Indian corner near the Himalayas bordering Bhutan and China, Rain in Sahara was born in the late 2016 in Guwahati, Assam. Driven by a desire to spread positive conscious music with a message along the principles of social justice, equality, freedom and respect, Spanish-American producer and multi-instrumentalist Lain Heringman joined forces with multi-lingual rappers Rocky Glock and Sikdar to create the hip-hop outfit Rain in Sahara.

Fusing a wide range of elements and instrumentation into their hip-hop sound from numerous genres such as electronica, rock, Latin music and even Indian and western classical music, Rain in Sahara bring their individual struggles and experiences to their music writing about what they see in their daily lives.

Other winners of IMVA-17 include Krishna Beuraa / Suraj Purohit for Aahe Nila Saila, Gabriella Burnel for Take the Next Step, James And The Butcher for The Invisible Boy, Golden Bloom for Searching for Sunlight, Zoé Simpson for November Under Ashes, Anuragi for Aazadi and Conflict for Mechanism of life. Apart from the Gold, Silver and Bronze medalists, 23 other videos won the 'Special Mention Awards'.

Music videos from over 18 countries were received by the organisers for the first music video award competition organised by Bangalore based organisation Music Malt in Association with Eastern Fare and OK! North East.

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NE Tibetans’ take out rally in Guwahati

10 Mar 2012 - 11:06pm | editor

Hundreds of Tibetans in the North East on Saturday observed the 53rd anniversary of their 'Uprising day and held participated in a rally from the Dighalipukhuri area of Guwahati.


Speakers alleged that many Tibetans have died while demanding the return of Dalai Lama from exile.


The members from the Tibetan Solidarity Community who organised the protest, said there was widespread resentment among the people of Tibet.


Photo: Syed Miraz Ahmed

Plastic shop gutted in fire

10 Jan 2018 - 10:34pm | AT News

HOJAI:Plastic materials worth several lakh reduced to ashes when a huge fire broke out at s shop in Hojai to town on Wednesday.
The incident took place at around 8.30 in the evening where fire originated from the electric short circuit engulfed the entire shop on the JK Kedia Road in the town.
Fire fighters reached the spot and brought the situation under control. But by then all materials inside the shop were gutted in fire.
The total extent of damage has yet to be ascertained.

Himanta Biswa Sarma acts against striking employees in AMC

5 Jul 2007 - 8:31am | editor
Dibrugarh: In a significant step, Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has ordered that wages should be deducted for the month of June for Grade IV employees who went on a strike on June 8, 9 and 10 as they were dissatisfied with the fact that some of the staff was put on duty in different sections of the medical college. The announcement by Sarma for deduction of wages comes at a time when the employees have again gone on a strike since Tuesday after police arrested two Grade IV employees of the medical college in connection with the mysterious theft of a baby from the hospital on June 27. Sarma has indicated that similar or even more stringent action action may be taken for the current strike as well.

Hospital authorities have welcomed the decision as they feel that the Grade IV employees have resorted to agitations for very whimsical reasons in the recent past.
It may be mentioned that the stolen baby who disappeared from the Maternity ward is yet to be traced