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Youth dies in shocking mishap

A 30 year old man was found dead under mysterious circumstances in Chapormukh railway station on Thursday morning forcing police to institute an enquiry to ascertain the causes.

Identified as Zaikul Hussain, the body of the local resident of the neighbouring Nelipar village was found just near the railway tracks immediately after the Jansatabdi Express had crossed the station in the morning.

He was believed to have slipped from the train as he was trying to board. But policemen who took the body into their custody are probing into whether he was pushed by somebody inside the train.

Talking to Assam Times, Chapormukh Railway police station office in charge Lakhi Kalita said,  "We rushed to the spot after receiving information and took custody of the body. The body was identified by some locals of Nelipar area.We are trying to ascertain whether he missed a footing while trying to get off the moving train or slipped from the door by accident or was pushed from the train by someone.”

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Citizen forum for ULFA-Govt talk

24 Apr 2010 - 4:26pm | editor

A statelevel convention in Guwahati on Saturday asked both ULFA and the government to come forward for unconditional talk to help the state restore permanent peace. Initiatied by a circle of eminent people of the state led by Dr Hiren Gohain, a panel of experts at the Machkhowa ITA, listens to altogether 112 pressure groups before preparing a list of demands to help the state restore peace in the state. The finalised demands would be taken to both ULFA and the government.


Inaugurating the convention, Dr Hiren Gohain said much have taken place during the last 30 years and its time for the people in general to bail the state and its people out of the crisis. He further urged the people to be aware of the vicious circle trying to stymie the new process.


Former Gauhati University vice chancellor Dr Debo Prasad Baooah said political probelm musat be solevd with political steps. Veteran journalist Radhika Mohan Bhagawati said the subject of sovereignty should not halt the peace process.


CPI leader Pramod Gogoi, award winning author Dr Indira Goswami, RTI activist Akhil Gogoi, AJYCP general secretary Manoj Barua were among those who spoke in the convention.


It may be noted that the PLP on Saturday oppsed the convention saying it will divide the pressure groups who are working hear and soul to end the decade old problem. Significanlty, the ULFA leaders who announced unilateral ceasefire with the government two years back, have not been invited to clear their position.


The convention passed a set of resolutions to expedite the peace process between Government and the ULFA. These resolution include sending an 11-member team to Delhi to put pressure on the Centre to hold talk with ULFA at an earlier date. The convention resolved to urge both government and ULFA to come forward for talk without any condition. Moreover, the convention in a resolution demanded immediate release of ULFA leaders for from jail.


AAMSU stages dharna in Kokrajhar

7 Feb 2017 - 4:31pm | AT News

The All Assam Minorities Students Union(AAMSU) termed that BJP led alliance government totally failed while fulfilling peoples’ aspectation and aspiration in the state.The students union stages two-hour sit-in-dharna in front of DC office in Kokrajhar,demanded early distribution of textbooks to the schools, implement RTE act and appoint teachers in the schools against vacancies across the state.

Hundreds of students union activists and common publics join hnads with banner and placards in the two-hour sit-in-dharna beginning from 11 am on Tuesday in Kokrajhar district,shouted slogans demanding solution and fulfillment of various demand and grievances,which included immediate distribution of textbooks,appointment of teachers under RTE act acoss the state,provincialisation of venture school/Madrasas in the state.The students union submitted a memorandum to Chief Minister of Assam through Deputy Commissioner,Kokrajhar.

Anowar Hussain,president of Kokrajhar district unit AAMSU said that the state government tatally failure while distributing textboks as well required materials in the state.He has demanded early distribution of textbooks among school children in the state.

KVK Nagaon observe field-day

30 Nov 2011 - 9:22pm | tpsaikia


Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Nagaon has organised a Field Day programme under Technology Showcasing of winter(Sali) rice seed production on November 29 at Dakarghat village, Nagaon. Altogether 130 farmers from Dakaghat area has attended the day long programme where Dr G. N. Hazarika, Director of Research (Agri) and Dr H. C. Battacharyya, Director of Extension Education from AAU, Jorhat, Dr D. P. Baruah, Chief Scientist (I/C), RARS, Shilongani, Mr R. Das, JDA, Central Zone and Mr A.B. Khan, DAO, Nagaon from Department of Agriculture, Dr B. Barman, OSD, Dhubri College of Agriculture, AAU and Dr T. P. Saikia, Principal Scientist, RARS, Shillongani attended the meeting. At the beginning, the participants of the meeting has condole the demise of Dr Mamoni Roisom Goswami with prayer and observing one minute silence. Sri N. Bora, a retired teacher from the Dakarghat village has presided over the meeting followed by lighting of lamp by the dignitaries. Dr Mrinal Saikia, Programme Coordinator, KVK, Nagaon has delivered the welcome address with details of Technology Showcasing programme of kharif and rabi season at the Nagaon district and explained about the objective of the Field day. Dr G. N. Hazarika, in his speech urged up on the participating farmers of the Technology Showcasing programme to take utmost care in maintenance of seed quality while going for seed production programme and hope that all the farmers will be benefited with such programme. Dr H. C. Bhattacharyya, in his speech highlighted some success stories due to adoption of multiple cropping systems in different districts of Assam. He has assured all the farmers of the locality for any technological guidance required for adoption of high intensity cropping through the KVK of the district.


Joint Director of Agriculture, Central Zone, has assured to explore the installation of STW’s in the area so that the copping intensity could be increased from present mono-cropping. DAO, Nagaon also expressed his willingness to provide all necessary help from the department to the needy farmers to uplift their farm income through adoption of improved practices. Mr A. Kotoky, Area Manager, IFFCO also delivered speech on various schemes available for the farmers.


A crop cutting was done by the District Statistical Officer, Nagaon in the Technology Showcasing plot and a seed yield of 18 mounds/bigha (i. e. 5.40 t/ha) was recorded in case of paddy variety Ranjit. Everybody present in the meeting has agreed that the yield was found to be quite satisfactory under rainfed situation.


Sri Dibyajyoti Saikia, Sri Ghanakanta Hazarika and Sri Tilok Sarmah, participant farmers of the technology showcasing programme of this area expressed about their experiences in the sali rice cultivation.


In his presidential address Sri N. Bora has requested all the farmers to come forward with full strength to increase the production of crop in their fields and urge up on them to take the help of Department of Agriculture hereafter.


Mr J. Dutta, Farm Manager, KVK, Nagaon delivered the vote of thanks and the programme ended with full success.