MARGHERITA: A traditional Singhpho tea has provided no less flavor in the recently concluded Jaipur LiteraryFestival fetching huge fame to Margherita. Popularly known as Singpho Tea Phalap, the fragrance of these packed tea reached the event through Manje La Proprietor of Singpho Heritage Tea whom the Assam tourism department facilitate with a view to promoting its flavor.
Manje La started making Singpho Tea Phalap in 2000 at his home based in No 2 Dibong Village. Singpho Tea Phalap is a traditional tea of the Singphos in Dibong,Ketetong,Inthem, Jagun and many areas. The tourism department has also promoted Muga Silk,Eri Muga,Til Pitha,Narikal Laroos. But for the first time Singpho Tea Phalap has reached the Jaipur Literature festival.
After months of intense controversy and internal bickering, Assam Pradesh Congress Committee on Saturday got Anjan Dutta to replace Bhubneswar Kalita as its president.
"Congress President Sonia Gandhi has appointed Anjan Dutta as President of the Assam Pradesh Congress Committee in place Bhubaneswar Kalita with immediate effect," said AICC general secretary in-charge (Organisation) Janardan Dwivedi said in a press release in New Delhi.
For the last couple of months Dutta has been lobbying in New Delhi and Dispur for the top APCC post along with Ripun Bora, Pradyut Bora and Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma. But its final victory for Dutta.
Political observers in New Delhi calls Dutta’s appointment a clear victory for Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi who has been supporting the former Assam youth Congress committee president.
The appointment, however, mires in controversy hardly a month after CBI quizzed Dutta in Kolkata in connection with the multi crore Saradha chit fund scam. But Dutta said that he struck deal with Sudipto Sen only in the business interest and nothing else.
Dutta has been suggesting Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi to reshuffle the cabinet by axing the non performing colleagues to gear up for the 2016 polls.
On the other hand, Bhubneswar Kalita has been facing no less criticism for lack of action against a section of party leaders who have been doing dissidence and even to dislodge him. Now the party will take on BJP and AGP in the 2016 polls under the leadership of Tarun Gogoi and Anjan Dutta.
At a mesmerizing cricket tournament held by cricket club, Harisingha under Udalguri district on Saturday, Hattigor Sahara club became the champions by winning the trophy of the tournament. The final match was played between Hattigor Sahara club vs Rajkhumbri school cricket club. The latter won the toss and decided to bat first but were knocked down with just 58 of 15 overs by the attacking bowlers of Hattigor Sahara club. In the second inning of the match Sahara club washed them with sixes and fours and made the team proud by lifting the winner’s trophy.
The match was organized by Cricket Club, Harisingha. The team won a cash prize of Rs. 7000 along with winner’s trophy. Many dignitaries of Harisingha attended and enjoyed the tournament. The presentation ceremony was awesome and Sanjay Shilla was given away man of the tournament, Bikash Nayak, man of the series and Gobindo B. Setty, all round player. It was a really great victory for Hattigor Sahara club as the team have reformed recently.
27 Mar 2009 - 4:19pm | editor
Eminent Assamese author Dr Lakshmi Nandan Bora will attend the Guest of the Month programme of Guwahati Press Club on Friday (March 27). The progamme will begin at 2.30 pm.
The former President of Asom Sahitya Sabha and recently awarded with the prestigious Saraswati Samman for his novel Kayakalpa, Bora will interact with the member-journalists during the programme.