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Hojai launches mission sambhav

In order to accelerate the effort of Swachh Bharat mission (Gramin) District Water and Sanitation Comittee,  Hojai held an event to initiate state wide drive named '' Mission Sambhav, 2018" on Monday at Jamuna Moudanga Krishipam Nigam.

Hojai DC Manavendra Pratap Singh,  SP Ankur Jain,  and many other dignitaries commemorated with pit digging followed by chorus, dance and street drama to spread the word  focusing on health,  sanitation and motivating individuals in constructing their own latrines.

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Santhali students demand ST status

6 Oct 2016 - 5:42pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

The All Santhali Students Union(ASSU) demanded early inclusion into Scheduled Tribe (ST) status of Santhali community in the state of Assam to gain community development and welfare.

Speaking the reporters at a Press Conference held at Kokrajhar Press Club today in Kokrajhar, Simon Kisku, president of the students union demanded early granting of ST status to Santhali community in the state of Assam. He said that Santhali community in the state are deprived from all frontal aspects of development and welfare due to backwardness among society. He said that Santhali community has language and culture, but yet community still has to get ray of ushering in the state.

He has urged government to take bold step while granting ST status to the community to gain development and integration. He demanded creations of posts of Santhali subject teachers in the Santhali schools along with supply textbooks of Santhali language in the state. He said that though BTAD administration allowed schools to teach with Santhali language, but still there 322 teacher's posts are lying vacant in the region.

Kisku strongly slammed the recent eviction along Deosri, Ashrabari area in Chirang district said that it was anti human eviction carried out by forest department without prior giving notice about eviction. He said that 16 families were affected due to evicted drive in the area, which was anti human living, he alleged.

‘Government should rehabilitate the evicted families along with allotment of land in the area so that citizens could be live in healthy environment’,Kisku said.

Guwahati gears up to greet Prez

20 Oct 2013 - 9:24pm | AT News

Guwahati seems to have wore a fresh look. But why? Roads are being repaired, street lights in the city start dazzling in broad day light. The answer is simple. President Pranab Mukherjee is on a two days visit to the north east beginning from Monday.

Official sources told Assam Times that Mukherjee is scheduled to land at the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi international airport at 2-30 in the afternoon to be received by Governor JB Patnaik along with senior ministers.

After a brief halt, Mukherjee will leave for Shillong where he is scheduled to visit the Don Bosco musum. After spending the night at the Raj Bhawan, he is scheduled to attend the convocation ceremony of North East Hills University in the morning. Then he would be back to Guwahati to attend the North East Bar Association function at the Rabindra Bhawan in the afternoon. On Monday and Tuesday, Guwahati administration has made some change in the city bus routes to ensure peace and normalcy during the presidential visit.      

Triangular contest likely in 64 Paneri LAC

22 Mar 2016 - 2:36pm | Jayanta Kumar Das

With Assembly election is due on April 4 in 64 Paneri LAC,hectic political activites could be seen everywhere in the constituency.So far nine candidates namely- Durga Das Boro (Congress), Kamali Basumatari (BPF),Nanda Ram Boro (UPP),Swarna Lata Chaliha (SUCI) Prabhat Das Panika (Ind) and Dina Nath Das (Ind), Mahesh Chandra Sarma (Ind),Sudhendu Mohan Talukdar (Ind) and Bikon Chandra Deka (Ind) have filed their nominations in the constituency.From latest election activities a triangular contest is likely with BPF,Congress and UPP fighting neck to neck. BPF now seems to enjoy support of non Bodo communities while Congress is expecting support from tea garden communities while UPP has been supported by ABSU.UPP also seems to have convinced religious minority people making it impossible to give any early prediction.This will be a tough time for sitting BPF MLA Kamali Basumatari but she has been enjoying BTC ruling party's advantage. It needs mention that in the previous Assembly election in 2011, BPF Candidate Kamali Basumatari defeated Congress candidate by a narrow margin of 500 votes are total 132,482 voters (male 68244 and female 64238) in the LAC.There are 164 polling stations in Paneri Assembly constituency out of which 28 polling stations have been identified as hyper sensitive,63 as sensitive and 73 as comparatively safer.