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JFA expresses sorrow over scribes’ demise

Guwahati: Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) expresses sorrow over the demises of two journalists in the last few days and urged the government to sanction financial assistances to the bereaved families. The city based journalist Dharani Kalita, who used to work for The Assam Tribune expired on Friday night at his Jotia residence. Retired in 2005, Kalita died at the age of 74 after a brief illness. A former office bearer of Guwahati Press Club, Kalita left behind his wife, two sons & a daughter with a host of relatives.

On the other hand, a young photo journalist of UB Photos died of a heart-attack on 5 February 2018. Based in the city Pranab Kalita was reportedly suffering from hypertension for some months. Recently married Pranab, 35, left behind his wife, a minor baby with other relatives.

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Kampur-Nagaon ASTC service flagged off

7 Sep 2007 - 4:10am | Dibya J Borthakur
Raha, Nagaon: Assam State Transport Corporation(ASTC) bus service from Kampur to Nagaon via Kampur-Raha route was flagged off on August 30 by the divisional superintendent, Apurba Barkakati of ASTC amidst cheers of the local citizens. A meeting was held on the occasion under the presidentship of Bibhuti Bhusan Borthakur, State NSUI president, attended by a number of prominent personalities of Kampur, besides ASTC officials and local people.

It should be mentioned here that this service has been demanded by the people of Kampur for a long time.

1000-hr hills bandh called off

1 Nov 2014 - 10:41am | AT News

Normalcy is back to Karbi Anlong and Dima Hasao. The JACAS-sponsored 1000-hour long bandh has been called off. JACAS officials told Assam Times that they have only called off the bandh after they got assurance from the Centre to hold talks in November

. But, in the same breath, they made it plain that if the Centre continues to play the delaying tactic, then they would have no option but to resume the bandh that paralyzed normal life in Dima Hasao and Karbi Anglong.

Neighbouring Nagaland and Manipur also bore the brunt which forcing Nagaland chief minister TR Zeliang to seek Centre’s intervention.

Assam gearing up for Int’l Agri-Horti Show 2017

21 Dec 2016 - 10:31pm | Mowsam Hazarika

After immense success in the previous Agri-Horticultural Shows, the Departments of Agriculture and Horticulture & Food Processing, Government of Assam along with the Assam Agricultural University and Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) got together once again to organize the 4th Assam International Agri-Horticultural Show 2017 from January 6-9, 2017 at the Khanapara Field.

The Assam International Agri-Horticultural Show is an exposition for innovation and inspiration in agriculture, horticulture, food processing, floriculture and allied sectors. The event proposes to have exhibitions, seminars, workshops, network gatherings, flower parade, training programmes, competitions, farmer meets, and other profile events.

It is a major annual B2B-cum-B2C event in Assam that brings together the best and the latest in the field of agriculture, food processing and horticulture. As a show it has not just proven to be a great marketing activity for the participating companies; it has also helped them achieve astronomical sales figures during all days of the show. Over the years, the show has witnessed participation from most of the leading brands available in the country. Initiated in the year 1995, it went “International” for the first time in 2014 and has seen participation of 15 countries and more than 80 international delegates in the year 2014 and 13 countries in the year 2015 and 12 countries with 200 international delegates in the year 2016.

The show will showcase innovations in the fields of plant breeding, greenhouse technique and cultivation technique, all of which will best benefit the producers. It is in fact the biggest show in the region on horticulture, floriculture, agriculture and food processing and technology.

Representatives from 13 countries are expected to participate in the show this time with over 100 experts, farmers and businessmen from Bangladesh, Uganda, Canada, Nigeria, Nepal, China, Myanmar, Sweden, Taiwan, Bhutan, Thailand, Italy and Laos.