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Broad day light robbery in Udalguri, 20 lakh looted

A group of nearly 10 armed  biker  miscreants looted ₹20 lakh from a Wagon-R car(AS06-E 7721) which was carrying bank cash from Udalguri SBI to Rowta SBI  near Kahibari in broad day light triggering sensation in the entire area on Friday. 

The incident took place at 1.30 in the afternoon when an SBI employee,a bank guard and a driver were on the way to Rowta Chariali branch.  The SBI vehicle was forced to stop at gunpoint

by the group of miscreants after it crossed Kahibari and snatched away the bag of money and their mobile phones . The miscreants also snatched the DBBL shot gun and 7 live cartridges from the bank guard.



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Recipient of The Annual Colosseum Awards 2014 & 2015 (by The Assam Tribune group), Shajid Khan is a journalist based in Tangla.In his stint of journalistic experience he has contributed numerous political, socio-political stories for bountiful national,international as well as Assam based publications. He also pens down analytic commentary on print and web based publications.

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Idd-ul-Fitre observed in BTAD

29 Jul 2014 - 7:35pm | Hantigiri Narzary

Thousands of Islam devotees from greater Fakiragram thronged at Magurmari Idgah ground to attend prayer session on the occasion of Idd-ul-Fitre and prayed for peace and harmony among all sections of community in Kokrajhar district today,besides donating money,fruit and rice to the poor peoples which saw a lovely livelihood attractions on the day.

The wealth and rich peoples offered their donations of giving money,fruit and rice to the needy and poor peoples who are living hand to mouth among society and belived that the day is secred and blessing of healthy unity during living.The day is marked as the stand of kindness and affection and there is no any difference feelings among human living,all are equal with aspectations of united life.The devotees are saw busy in buying sweets as the day open to eat foods after monthlong Ramadan.  

The prayer session was performed by an Immam from Bilasipara of Dhubri district where devotees from rural villages of greater Fakiragram area in Kokrajhar district participated and shared their blessings embracing each other on the day which is a symbol of kindness and affections among peoples.

In Kokrajhar town,the observance was performed at town Idgah ground and Joypur Idgah ground where devotees from various places took part and prayed for peace and integration among society.

Motiar Rahman and M F Ahmed,Idd-ul-Fitre organisers said that the day is holy for persons as devotees open their mouth to take foods after having fastings and prayed for pecae and harmony among various commuities.

‘It is a day of sharing blessing and kindness through which people can live in a united society.The Allah(God) gives a good messages among society so that human society can meet healthy environment’,the organisers expressed their believe.


Girls duo win Daring Debates

12 Dec 2015 - 12:39am | AT News

After receiving an overwhelming response and thought-provoking views from the students of Kolkata and Goa, the third leg of Daring Debates took place in Guwahati on December 11, 2015 in Guwahati Press Club organised by Assam Times Foundation.

The motion of the debate ‘Can Civil Society Advance Social Change” was rigorously debated between the participants from renowned colleges like Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Cotton College, Tezpur University, Handique Girls College, College of Veterinary Sciences and others.

Pragya Bhattacharjee from Gauhati Medical College and Monami Bhuyan from Assam Engineering College emerged as the city winners.

The stimulating debate competition was judged by three eminent professors and debaters, namely Dr Akhil Ranjan Dutta & Dr Rajib Handique from Gauhati University, and Dr Archana Sarma from Handique Girls College. Prof. Dilip Kumar Barua chaired the event.

Being curated by the Television for the Environment (tve), Daring Debates aims to bring students from different strata in the discourse of civil society, and create space for meaningful conversations. The next leg of Daring Debates will take place in Mumbai followed by Delhi.

This initiative is positioned as the lead up to the first edition of Difficult Dialogues, an independent, non-partisan forum for discussing critical issues concerning the lives of billions in South Asia. The winning participants from Daring Debates Guwahati edition will travel to Goa to battle once again for the finale with winners from other cities at Difficult Dialogues to be held at the International Centre of Goa on January 30, 2016. Difficult Dialogues is curated by the South Asia Centre, London School of Economics (LSE) and tve, featuring senior administrators, experts and scholars from various sectors including banking, finance, infrastructure and civil society.



Magh Bihu in Delhi

17 Jan 2008 - 10:22am | editor

Assam Association, Delhi is going to celebrate the Bhogali Bihu Festival as per the following day-long programme on Sunday, 20th January, 2008. We solicit your benign presence alongwith your family & friends.

Central Secretariat Sports Grounds
(opposite NEHRU PARK),
Vinay Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021

Flag Hoisting: 10:30 AM
Children's Painting Competition: 10:45 AM
"Meji Prajjalan": 11:00 AM
Games & Sports: 11:30 AM
Cultural programme: 12:30 PM to 2 PM
Lottery & Prize Distribution: 3:30 PM onwards

Light Refreshment : 10:00 AM
Lunch: 1:30 PM
Evening Tea: 4:00 PM

Single: Rs.100/-
Family (4 mmbers): Rs.300/