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Army topgun on visit to Manipur

The Eastern Army Commander, Lieutenant General Abhay Krishna, UYSM, AVSM, SM, VSM arrived in the state on a two-day visit from December 7 to 8.

The very senior army commander is responsible for ensuring security of the Indian eastern borders as well as for countering insurgency in the North East India, PRO of IGAR (S) informed in a statement.   

The Army Commander was accompanied by Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan, AVSM, SM, VSM, General Officer Commanding 3 Corps.

The Army Commander was briefed on the prevailing security situation in the state by the Head of Assam Rifles in Manipur - Major General Virendra Singh.

He reviewed the operational preparedness of the formations and appreciated the endeavours of Security Forces. He lauded the efforts of the soldiers for ensuring peace and tranquillity in the state and also asked them to continue the good work in a professional manner and in the true spirit of the “Friends of the Manipur.”

 The Army Commander accompanied by General Officer Commanding 3 Corps also called on the Governor of Manipur, Dr Najama Heptulla.

General Krishna conveyed his warm greetings and good wishes to the people of Manipur and congratulated the state on the successful conduct of the Sangai Festival.

During the interaction, the security situation in the state was discussed and the close coordination and interaction between the state government and security forces was highlighted and well appreciated.

General Chauhan, while conveying the unstinted support of his forces for ensuring the well being of the state, emphasized on the fact that both Army and Assam Rifles are focused on empowering the children, women and youth of the state to attain financial sustainability and secure future.

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KKHOSU fulfilling educational desire

2 Nov 2010 - 9:53pm | Peter Alex Todd

In today’s much competitive world the value of academic education have become a great essence of life. Lucky are those who had a chance to get good education in contrast to those who were deprived of even basic education due to circumstances, and logistic problems. Whatever may be the KKHOSU has given some hope to those souls who wanted to fulfill their desire to educate themselves even after their time had crossed. We all hope that the KKHOSU will go a long way to light many desires.

The Krishna Kanta Handique Oepn State University, (KKHOSU) is the first Open university in Assam and also in the north East came to existence officially from 11 December in the year 2006. At time when the awareness of education is fast spreading among the parents, the KKHSOU is encouraging and giving immense option for those who had could not complete higher education due to various problems. Specially the KKHOSU is giving the advantage to the those Vernacular medium students who had find in difficult to cope with the English and Hindi language to join the IGNOU.Now since the KKHOSU gives the opportunity to appear their exam in both Assamese, Bengali or Bodo language etc. it has got great response for students. Since the starting there have been 34,000 enrolments till mid 2010.

The KKHOSU has around 127 centers across the state and also in Nagaland and in Tripura. In Guwahati, Cotton College is one of the most preferred centers for students. The classes are very regular here and the response of the students is also very good. Says, R C RAJKHOWA, KKHOSU, Co-ordinator.Cotton College Centre.

Besides Academic Education courses like, BBA, BMC,BA,B.Com etc, the KKHOSU also focuses on Vocational Courses, like, Electricity, Floricluture,pisi culture etc. for those who have less academic qualification. Recently the University has also launched a certificate course for Security guard which needs matriculation.

The University very soon will be launching the community Radio. It has its own studio where Audio-Visual materials are being prepared for the student’s distribution. This facility is supposed to be available by 2010.LCD Tv,s will also be provided for the study centers for Audio-Visual study. Says Sreenath Baruah,, Vice Chencellor,KKHOSU.This time we have a student who is 70 plus years of age which is really encouraging adds Baruah.

The Diastant Education Council under the HRD ministry grants a sum of Rs.3.5 crore to the KKHOSU per Annum.The University collects Fees to the tune of Rs.2.5 crore.

The K K Handique State University (KKHSOU) was established in 1995 by the Assam Legislative Assembly by an Act (XXXVII of 2005).

The University is recognized by the Distance Education Council (DEC), New Delhi. The Krishna Kanta Handique State Open University is the first open university in the entire North East and 14th amongst the Open universities in India. The Krishna Kanta Handique State Open University is named to honour the illustrious Pundit and Scholar Krishna Kanta Handique and his contribution to the state in the field of education. The University declared July 20th, the birth day of Krishna Kanta Handique after whom the University was named, as its Foundation Day.

KKHSOU offers both undergraduate and diploma/certificate programmes, as well as a Bachelor's Preparatory Programme (BPP) to groom aspiring learners for graduate study.

Shivashi Boro a student of KKHOSU,says, “ I have a lot of hope, and here I am enjoying my classes and like me other are also liking it and we are benefited. As because many might have wished to study but for reason they had to cut short their study…and with the coming up of studies many hopes are being fulfilled and besides other works can also be done.”

Himanta move: Flutter in Cong, BJP

12 Nov 2014 - 7:51pm | AT Political Bureau

Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma’s attempt to join BJP touches off a seismic wave of resentment in the rank and file of both BJP and Congress.

Senior Congress leaders told Assam Times that they would look into the veracity of Pradyut Bora’s revelation that the former senior cabinet minister was desperately trying to join BJP. If it is proved, Dr Sarma would have to face the music.

They said “We would mount pressure on the party leadership to take action against Dr Sarma who has already damaged the party,”

“This is what a nefarious politics where a senior Congress leader who till the other day claimed to have the support of 50 legislators has been damaging the party with BJP support,” they told Assam Times.

Similar resentment is simmering inside BJP a day after Bora exposed the dissident Congress leader who tried his level best to dislodge Tarun Gogoi as chief minister.

BJP insiders said that they would oppose Dr Sarma’s entry at any cost who, they alleged, has been trying to get rid of CBI action in the multi crore Saradha scam.

Party leaders who refused to be named told Assam Times Political Bureau that Dr Sarma was not trying to join BJP in principle. According to them, he wanted to join the party firstly to avoid CBI in the Saradha scam and secondly to monger power after the 2016 assembly polls.

Sources said that a circle of senior leaders are tightlipped on the revelation. They want him to join the party if he really agrees to abide the party principles.

Another section of party leaders said that they would launch a statewide campaign against Dr Sarma if the party leadership accepts the move.

BJP leader Pradyut Bora on Tuesday revealed that Dr Sarma has been desperately trying to join the ruling party at the Centre to get rid of the nefarious scam. He further urged the party leadership to disallow his move forcing Dr Sarma to refuse the allegation straightly.               



Das to probe farmer suicide cases

27 Oct 2015 - 8:31am | AT News

Amid stepped up cases of farmers suicide, the Assam government will probe into the allegatoins of farmer suicide cases during the last 14 years. A government statement announced that additional chief secreatry SC Das will probe the media reports that 3,908 farmers committed suicide during the last 14 years.