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MEPA demands probe into journo assault

SHILLONG: Meghalaya Editors & Publishers Association(MEPA) has strongly condemned on the high handedness of the Assam Police who mercilessly assaulted a Mizo journalist as she was covering the simmering conflict along the Assam-Mizoram border last week.  

 In a statement MEPA president RM Shabong said the journalists have their own liberty to be present on such un easy situation and that the Assam Police should have allowed them to perform their duty without favour or fear.


 MEPA asked the Assam government to institute an enquiry into it and to punish the elements responsible for it since the incident has made a huge dent in the image of the police force.


 MEPA extends its support to our journalist friends in Mizoram and wishes for their fast recovery of the injured persons.



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Award for Gauhati University

10 Jun 2014 - 5:49pm | Raktim Baruah

Gauhati University, the oldest higher educational institution in the NE region, has been awarded the European Awards for Best Practices 2014 by the European Society for Quality Research (ESQR) on 1st June 2014 in a gala event at hotel Le Plaza in Brussels, Belgium. Vice Chancellor of the University Dr. Mridul Hazarika was present at the Convention and award giving ceremony along with 73 participants of 59 countries. It is notable that Gauhati University is the only University from India to get this honour. The European Award for Best Practices recognizes the outstanding commitment, support and results in quality management strategies both in large companies/ organizations, public administrations and medium/ small sized enterprises/ organization. Vice Chancellor Dr. Hazarika also delivered a speech about the activities and new initiatives taken in the Gauhati University both in administration and academic in the Award ceremony.

European Society for Quality Research (ESQR) is an organization, with Head Office in Lausanne (Switzerland), dedicated to quality improvement techniques recognition and research. It makes contribution to quality culture through its annual conventions and award giving ceremonies in the major European cities. It recognizes excellence, disseminates innovation and visionary thinking, spreads knowledge, shares conformity assessment practices and facilities networking. The award is an honour and recognition to the University for the Consistence Approach towards the development and diffusion of higher education in a remote region like North East India.

The Vice Chancellor of Gauhati University Dr. Mridul Hazarika, who also a scientist of repute in the field of quality production of Tea and its related areas has earned another recognition as “The Name in Science’ by the European Business Assembly, Oxford, UK in the last part of April this year. The recognition is given on the basis of actual existence of scientific developments, their economic efficiency, loyalty to the integration transfer and participation in the International symposia and conferences etc.

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The joint movement group demands for adopting a clear-cut and pragmatic policy decision from the Government of India and expects a positive outcome from the ensuing talk to be held on the 25th April 2017because it is also an election commitment of the present government. This was informed in a press statement issued jointly by ABSU, PJACMB and NDFB (P).

Himanta threatens media

22 Jul 2015 - 3:59pm | AT News

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Talking to reporters at the Rajiv Bhawan premises on Wednesday, the former minister said that a section of media has been naming him in the multi crore scam bereft of any reason.
“I will take file criminal and defamation cases against a section of media in a day or two,” said Dr Sarma.
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