Kokrajhar: Amid much fanfare and extravaganza the Sikh people in BTAD areas joined the Baisakhi festival at Patharghat Amala Bhawan with on Saturday with day long programme marking the advent of spring. The utsov was organized by 12th Battalion of Sikh Light Infantry regiment of Indian army based at Patharghat in Kokrajhar.The Sikh Light Infantry battalion has been recent moved to Patharghat Kokrajhar and consists of courageous Sikh soldiers hailing from Punjab. "Baisakhi" is the harvest festival of the Sikhs and also marks the birth of the Khalsa panth as established by the Tenth Guru of the Sikhs - Guru Gobind Singh. Huge Sikh religion follower and devotees,apart from army officers offered their worship and prayer to the Guru Gobind Singh on the occasion.
Among others, Kokrajhar Deputy Commissioner Niranjan Barua,BTC executive members Doneswar Goyary,Rajib Brahma, additional SP Taburam Pegu, DSP Prakash Medhi were prominent attendees on the day.
The army pledged to strive to live upto the message of Baisakhi, that is, peace and harmony and prosperity of all. Commanding Officer of the Shik Li battalion GG Gudur told that it is an utsov to explore peace and affection among the citizens in the day in which people are thronging. 'We are organizing this utsov to offer worship and prayer to the Shik religion tradition,' said Gudur.
Itanagar: At least 10 people including an assembly poll candidates from NPP were believed to have died when suspected NSCN(K) rebels exploded a powerful bomb in Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh on Monday.
The incident took place around 11.30 when Khonsa West MLA and BJP candidate Tirang Aboh accompanied by his personnel assistant and security guards were on a trip. As Aboh and his convoy reach Birdoria area the Naga rebels who were waiting on the roadside ambushed the team where the entire team members were said to have died.
Security forces reached the spit and cordoned off the entire area to nab the culprits.
The NPP is extremely shocked and saddened by the news of the death of its MLA Shri Tirong Aboh (Arunachal Pradesh) and his family. We condemn the brutal attack and urge @rajnathsingh and @PMOIndia to take action against those responsible for such attack.
The yearlong silver jubilee celebration of North Lakhimpur Press Club concluded on Wednesday with a function held at Tyagkshetra field of North Lakhimpur town in eastern Assam. Addressing the last day function, Lakhimpur district magistrate Debeswar Malakar appreciated the role of local media persons in the mission to make the locality a developed destination in the State.
Miching Autonomous Council chief executive member Dr Ranoj Pegu, while addressing the gathering, commented that the society should accept the criticism from the media with a positive note. Chaired by academician Dr Manoranjan Pandit, the function was also addressed by Dr Jagadindra Raichoudhury, Dr Arabinda Rajkhowa, Rupam Barua and Nava Thakuria.
The press club president Surajit Bhuyan delivered the welcome address, where its secretary Kumud Baruah and vice-president Sailen Barua narrated various activities of the organization.
Muslims across the town observed, ‘Shab-e-Qadr’, the night of power, on Saturday. Also known as ‘Lailatul-Qadr’, the event is observed on the 27 day of Ramzan. The night is considered auspicious as ‘Quran’ was revealed to Prophet Mohammed. Devotees turned in large numbers at the special prayers and sermons organised at Tangla Bara Masjid and Banseria Masjid in the town. Among the nights of Ramadan it is one special night, which is better than a thousand months as believed in Islam. Laylatul Qadr is a celebration to commemorate the arrival of the final guidance for humans. It is a tribute to the commencement of the message revealed to mankind by their Creator, a message which shows them the way to achieve happiness in both the worlds.