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SC: Publish NRC draft on Dec 31, 2017

NEW DELHI: In a major setback from the NDA the Supreme Court on Thursday straightly rejected the Centre's petition seeking extension of the deadline to publish the NRC draft.

A division bench of the apex court comprising Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice F A Nariman said for the last two years the deadline has been extended and therefore, there is no extension is admissible. Details awaited.

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Residential multi-skill and leadesrhip programme inaugurated by Chief Minister

15 Jul 2009 - 1:56pm | editor

A three week long residential multi skill and leadership development programme was launched by Chief Minister of Assam Sri Tarun Gogoi at a brief and solemn function held at the State Museum Auditorium on 10th July, 2009 at 11 am. The programme is being organized jointly by the newly established IGNOU Institute of Vocational Education and Training , Shillong , in collaboration with North East Girl Students Association (NEGSA) , North East Development Finance Corporation Limited(NEDFI) and sponsored by Oil India Limited. Altogether 90 participants from various parts of the NE region are participating in the event , who have been provided to and fro traveling expense and free accommodation and fooding by the organizing committee. About 20 participants are drawn from families from Kokrajhar, Bagsa, Nalbari, Barpeta etc that have become the victim of terrorist violence The main objective of the programme is to build up a dedicated and empowered group of trained young women who can play a proactive role in the nation building process. During the programme , the participants are being trained in Yoga and meditation, Art of Public Speaking, Communication Skill, Physical Fitness , Self Defence, Legal Awareness, RTI Act, Entrepreneurship Awareness, Self Confidence, Leadership Training, Time Management,. Interview skill, Disaster Management and First Aid training, Raising Emotional Intelligence etc.

Miss Munmi Dutta, President, NEGSA , delivered the welcome address . Sri Tarun Gogoi in his inaugural speech appreciated the effort taken up by IGNOU and NEGSA and assured all possible help from the State Government. He stated that the Govt shall come forward to help in setting up a full fledged Vocational Training Centre for providing round the year training programmes, Referreing to the National Skill development Mission, he said that there are many talented women in the region who can establish themselves to be successful entrepreneurs by receiving proper guidance and assistance.

The inaugural programme was also addressed by Padmashree Natwar Thakkar, Mr Rekibuddin Ahmed, Member Secretary, State Level Advisory Board for welfare of Youth and Students, Mr Akshoy Sharma, general Manager( Planning) , NEDFI, Mrs Bina Gupta, Vice Principal, Hansdique Girls’ College., Mr Khalilur Rahman, Project Co-ordinator of Aswas for Barpeta District. and Dr Gagan Chandra Baruah, Former Principal, Handique Girls’ College.

Dr Vardhini Bhattacharyya, Regional Director, IGNOU , Guwahati Regional centre , offered the Vote of thanks. She mentioned about the various initiatives that has been taken up by the Guwahati Regional Centre for the benefit of the youth of the region which includes Screen Printing training, Mobile Phone Repairing, etc All these programmes are conducted free of cost and a large number of youths and women have benefited from it.

Nabajit Dutta, Programm Co-ordinator, Multi Skill Programme & Lecturer, Department of Physics, Handique Girls' College, Guwahati

NFNE condemns assault on Journalists in Arunachal

18 Dec 2010 - 1:24pm | editor

National Federation of Newspaper Employees has expressed shock at the incident of assault on two women journalists of Arunachal Pradesh and condemned the incident. The national organization of media persons also extends moral support to the ongoing agitating programmes of local journalists against the authority for its failure to nab the culprits even after four days of the incident, stated in a release issued by Nava Thakuria, zonal secretary, NFNE.

It may be mentioned that the entire press fraternity of the State has come out strongly against the assault and demanded to book the culprits. They have dressed in black and demonstrated in front of Capital Complex DC’s office Thursday morning.

“On December 12, Appu Gapak and Nyapi Bomjen of ‘The Sentinel Arunachal’ were assaulted while they were on duty. Irked at the repeated assault and lack of action by the concerned authorities, the journalists had launched a series of democratic protests including boycott of all State government related news reports,” stated in a report of a local newspaper.

The journalists have meanwhile threatened to go for ‘pen down protest’ from tomorrow (December 18) until the culprits are arrested and punished under the law.

New GOC at army's 4 corp

26 Dec 2008 - 1:18am | editor
Lt General Parnaik, VSM will take over as the general office commanding at the army's Four Corps. According to information, Parnaik will replace Lt Gen Baljit Singh Jaiswal who is being promoted as the commander of the army training centre, ARTC, Shimla. Lt Gen will take charge as the new GOC on Friday.