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Feline terror grips Namrup; lady killed in attack

NAMRUP: After a brief silence feline terror spreads diabolic tentacles in Namrup where a lady was killed and another sustained serious injury in two different incidents of attack on Friday.

The first incident took place at 9.30 in the morning at Majkopohuwa village where a leopard which came down from the Joyepur Reserved Forest in search of food sprang upon Maikon Gogoi as she was sitting in sunshine. She was rushed to the hospital with neck and head injury where she died.

Hours after it another incident took place where a leopard attack a boy from behind in Asomiya Gaon. A seriously injured Udhan Gogoi is battling with death in the hospital. His condition is said to be critical.

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Broad day light robbery in Udalguri, 20 lakh looted

24 Nov 2017 - 8:23pm | Shajid Khan

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.



Historical drama Bagh Hazarika staged at Nazira

14 Feb 2012 - 6:08pm | Anup Arandhara

Ramdhenu Drama Troup of Hahsora staged the historical drama, “Bagh Hazarika” at Nazira Natya Mandir on February 11. The drama which is written by Jitu Jyoti Gayan, a young dramatist of 30 years of age, directed by Anup Borpatra Gohain, Jeto Bon Boruah and Jhahnobi Saikia.

Before staging the drama, a felicitation program, in which noted dramatist, director Rofikul Hussain and Pradip Kumar Das, Civil SDO, Nazira, present as special guest and inaugurator. The special show was organised by Nazira Natya Samiti, Nazira Traders Association, All Tai Ahom Students Union, All Tea Tribe Students Association, Assam Jatiyota Badi Yuba Chatra Parishad.

SIRD claims 4,206 youths benefited through its schemes

9 Jul 2007 - 4:31am | editor
Guwahati : The State Institute of Rural Development (SIRD) at Khanapara here has arranged institutional credit of Rs 40.48 crore for assisting 4,206 educated unemployed youth of 1,341 self-help groups (SHGs) to gainfully employ themselves in income-generating activities since November 2005 till June last under the Chief Minister’s Jeevan Jyoti Swaniyojan Yojana.

According to SIRD, it has also imparted training to 15,041 youth in management development, skill upgradation and application of technology for capacity building to undertake income-generating activities, the institution’s director K Kalita informed.

Further, the institute arranged improved training and exposure visits for 679 beneficiaries outside the State at national-level organisations like the Ahmedabad-based National Institute of Design; Central Institute of Post-Harvest Engineering Technology at Ludhiana, National Institute of Technical Teachers’ Training and Research at Chandigarh, University of Agricultural Science at Bangalore, Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur, National Institute of Dairy Research at Karnal and National Institute of Fashion Technology at Kolkata respectively.

Under the Yojana, a target has been fixed for assisting 15,000 youth of 5,000 SHGs of the State within four years with a total institutional credit of Rs 140 crore.

In all, training too will be imparted to around 25,000 youths. Rural or urban youth who have studied upto Class X and are within the age group of 18 to 37 years may avail benefits under the project, the release added.

Loan is usually sanctioned by the participating financial institutions only after considering, the aptitude, interest, eligibility, viability of activities, credit worthiness, service area, cluster approach, etc of the applicants.

The project is treated as demand-driven to ensure sustainability and continuity. Assistance from the State Government is in the form of margin money on 15 per cent basis of the schematic cost.

However, sanctions of loans are subject to fulfillment of terms set by the financial institutions.