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Sericulture exhibition at Udalguri

TANGLA: The sericulture exhibition cum demonstration programme concluded in Udalguri with all success. Jointly rganised by Directorate of Sericulture BTC and Central Silk Board for the silk worm rearers of Baksa, Darrang and Udalguri, the event drew huge response at all levels.

 BTC EM of the sericulture Deven Boro, opened the event to be graced by former director of central silk board ,Dr. Kanika Trivedi lauded the efforts of BTAD districts specifically Udalguri which has been excelling as a model district in the entire region not only in eri and muga but also in mulberry silk production.


Minister of State for PHE and Food and Civil Supply,Rihon Daimari formally opened a multi end reeling unit for the production of high quality international grade raw silk . More than five hundred sericulture division from the three districts  mostly women partcipated in the event.


 The Bodo belt is the largest producer of eri raw silk in Assam after Karbi Along. A total land area of 2,895 hectares is covered under muga, eri and mulberry silkworm food plant in the BTAD with 51,195 families being directly involved in sericulture.

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Police officer suspended for Facebook status

28 Apr 2017 - 5:58pm | AT News

The Assam police on Friday suspended Anjan Bora three days after the  police officer dropped a bombshell against a BJP MLA alleging her involvement in flash trade in Dispur triggering statewide and acrimony.

Dispur police station, has further registered a case against Bora on Thursday hours after  

Inspector  General of Police Pradip Haloi who holds the charge of administration on Thursday moved CID registering a case against him alleging an uncharitable charge against the lady legislator.

Sources confirmed that Bora has been  placed under suspension during period of investigation by CID who would seek evidence from him to substantiate the allegations.

Bora, who is an assistant commandent with a force in Karbi Anglong district, in  Facebook  status revealed that the lady legislator (whom he did not name) has been making money with flash trade.


Take Bodo language to global scene

27 Mar 2018 - 6:22pm | AT News

 Kokrajhar: Experts at a seminar in Kokrajhar on Tuesday strongly advocated measures to uplift the Bodo language and literature in the global scene.

Participating at a two days international seminar organized at the Central Institute of Technology(CIT) in Kokrajhar on Tuesday  the scholars from Copenhagen University, Denmark Prof. Peter B Anderson, Professor of the University of Sydney Dr Gwendolyn Hyslop, noted historian from Kolkata Hiracharan Narzinary presented papers highlighting the developmental aspects of the Bodo language in coming days.



Over hundred participants from different colleges and varsities participated the seminar where the organizers hoped that the seminar and discussion on the Bodo language involving internationally figured scholars will be fruitful to the uplift of Bodo language, literature and culture in the world.


“We must organise such international programmes in the coming days to create awareness and social integration,” Borgoyary said.


General Secretary of the Bodo Sahitya Sabha Prasanto Boro told that the event has been emphasized to explore linguistic aspects of Bodos in coming days. He said that British administrator and Christian missionaries contributed lots towards uplift of Bodo language.

ABSU meet ends with historic decision

16 Feb 2017 - 9:12pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

 The Jangkritai Pwthar falls silent as the golden jubilee celebration of the All Bodo Students Union(ABSU) concluded with huge gathering.

The concluding day was marked by a colourful cultural rally  flagged off by former ABSU president and BTC MCLA Rwngwra Narzary showcasing the cultural heritage of the Bodos, Rabhas, Nepalis,Garos and the Adivashis.

The open session was opened by Gandhian and member of Initiative of Change, Nagaland Niketu Iralu in presence of activist founder of Mazdoor kisan Shakti Sangathan and Ramon Magsaysay awardee Aruna Roy attended the function as chief guest.

In her speech, Roy lauded the ABSU for carrying forward the struggle of the downtrodden Boro people. She assured all help in the ABSU’s struggle and movement for their rights.

Students union's activities towards bringing quality education and social uplift among down trodden communities is a noble venture among society in the state of Assam. It will be bringing a social change among human community', Roy said.

Columnist and former Press Adviser to Nepal Prime Minister Shreekrishna Aniruddha Gautam, former Rajya Sabha MP Chandan Mitra, working president of Vidarbha Rajya Aghadi Swapnajit Sanyal, general secretary of All Assam tribal Sangha Aditya Khakhlary were the appointed speaker.

Prof Shantha Sinha, former chairperson NCPCR said that the students union's working to the growth of human resources is a very remarkable moment for the society.

Representatives from various organsiations including chief executive member of Rabha Hasong Autonomous Council Thankeswar Rabha, president of IPFT, Tripura Mewar Kumar Jamatia, chairman of NDFB Ranjan Daimary, representatives from Telengana, Gorkhaland among other attended the function as guests.

The ABSU in its delegate session adopted several eight important resolutions including to intensify the Bodoland movement into a vigorous and continuous  movement until and unless the Bodoland   demand is conceded by the Government of India, to form a Peace Brigade (Gwjwn Paikhi) a volunteer organization for the effective social change, Complete eradication of Poverty, Ensure communal harmony & understanding among communities, Protection of land and natural resources and to Work to remove superstition & witch hunting.

The meeting unanimously resolved to work for the protection of Ancestral land and appeal the BTC government to withdraw the land allotted to any private group and also appeal not to allot any land to private groups or large scale land of tribal areas to paramilitary forces. It also appeal both the government not to ignored the issue of Arms Struggle and ceasefire by different Arms groups in Assam and NE region and also demand a policy decision to resolve the extremist issues within short period of time for the interest of sustainable peace and development.

Meanwhile Promod Boro and Lawrence Islary were retained as president and general secretary of All Bodo students union.

Promo Boro, president of the ABSU thanked to all concern those who were extended supports to meet a grand success of the celebration.

He said the students union has been working for the uplift of social integration among all sections of communities in the region. He said that students union will be celebrating the golden jubilee with year long programme scheduled which started from this season.

'The students union was working for all round development of the societies so that region could gain healthy in education and integrated', Boro said.

Former Rajya Sabha MP Chandan Mitra extended his best wishes to the celebration of golden jubilee on its 50 anniversary today.