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Art Competition Organised To Mark World Earth Day

An Art Competition was organised by “Colours Art Academy” in collaboration with “Small  Steps”,an NGO on Sunday at Lanka under Hojai District, to Commemorate "World Earth Day" which is celebrated on 22nd April every year.

A Total of 431 students from 26 schools of the district from different classes participated in this  event held at Lanka L. P. School in Lanka.

 The subjects of the competition were as per the theme of the world earth day, 2018. In Gr. A students of class 3 to 5 drew according to their own choice, students of Gr B were from class 6 to 8 drew on the topic “ your cleanest village or town” and the students of Gr C were from class 9 to 12 drew on topic “ how to save earth”. 

The program was inaugurated by Mr. Ratneswar Saikia, Head master, Lanka L.P. School.  In closing cum valedictory program  Bharat Tamuli Phukan, lawyer, Mrs. Gitika Phukan  Asstt. Prof. Krishna Kanta Bora B Ed College, Lanka and Ratish Das Editor, “Bhuban Bangla” chaired. 

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Tamuli lauded the initiatives taken by both the organizations and opening of “Colours Art Academy”, lead by the Principal of the academy Sri Hemanta Kumar Sahu who is working as Asstt. Prof.  in Krishna Kanta Bora B Ed College, Lanka and is also well Known Artist.

He also focused on the efforts by the “Colours Art Academy” in locality like Lanka for our upcoming students as well as for interested persons who like to learn fine art.

Mrs Gitika Phukan explained in detail  mainly on the importance of fine art in education.

 Dr. Prodip Kumar Sahoo, the Director of “Small Steps”  explained in his speech on the theme of the World Earth  Day , 2018, specially focused on the strategies of eradication of plastics as pollutant to save  the mother earth and for healthy lives of each living being  of this universe.  

In connection to his speech the student participants took pledge to reduce uses of plastic to minimize pollution so that in coming days we need not have to carry oxygen bottle with us. 

At the end, Everyone present sang National anthem  which was followed by display of placards with theme message of "Save Earth Save Life" by trainee's of Krishna Kanta Bora B Ed College, Lanka and organisers of the program 

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FINER welcomes SC judgment

12 Mar 2016 - 4:07pm | AT News

FINER has welcomed the recent Supreme Court judgment providing major relief to the north eastern industries. In a statement issued in Guwahati on Saturday, the business chamber said that the judgment would end an ambiguity.

A division bench of the Supreme Court comprising  Justice Kurian Joseph and Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman dismissed the revenue’s appeal against the judgment of Gauhati High Court allowing tax exemption on operational subsidies.

The Gauhati High Court in the case of C.I.T. V/s. Meghalaya Steels Ltd. had held that various subsidies such as transport, power, interest & insurance given to the industries of the NER were operational subsidies and would qualify for deduction U/s.80IB/80IC of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

Upholding the judgment of the Gauhati High Court, the Supreme Court has held that all these subsidies are revenue receipts which are reimbursed to the assessees for elements of cost relating to manufacture and sale of their products. Therefore, there was a direct nexus between the profits and gains of the industrial undertaking and reimbursement of such subsidies.

The Supreme Court has thus put an end to the controversy which was pending since last 10-12 years and has threatened the very existence of industries of the region. P. Chidambram, Senior Advocate and Ex-Finance Minister, S. Ganesh, Senior Advocate, Ramesh Goenka,  Amit Goenka and Kavita Jha advocates appeared for the assessees and i Radhakrishnan Senior advocate represented the Revenue.

ULFA-I condoles loss of big gun

2 Dec 2017 - 3:47pm | AT News

GUWAHATI: The United Liberation Front of Asom (I) has deeply condoled the loss of Rajen Deka who was killed at an encounter with security forces in Udalguri on Friday wee hours.

In a statement issued here, the rebel outfit heaped huge praise on him for his sacrifice saying that he died fighting with the security forces thinking not even an iota of his life. The rebel outfit has declared him the martyr.

Hunger strike in support of Irom Sanu Sharmila

15 Mar 2011 - 8:21pm | Syed Miraz Ahmed


Assam’s various indigenous tribes and communities unified under Assam Sanmilita MahaSangha (ASM) sat for an 11 hour long sit in hunger strike demonstration outside the Dispur Secretariat today to commiserate with Manipur’s Birangana Irom Sanu Sharmila’s demand to scrap the Armed Forces Special Powers Act 1958. Iron Lady Sharmila is on indefinite hunger strike since the year 2000 completing 11 years almost to do away with the Black Act.


In a Press Release the MahaSangha stated that the AFSPA 1958 is a direct copy of the British Empire’s 1942 Special Military Power Act. The colonial Britons imposed this Act to suppress India’s Mass Movement of 1942. After the Britons, the Government of free India first imposed this Black Act in the year 1958 to suppress the Naga Retaliation. Currently, this Black Act is in use in the states of Assam, Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura and Jammu & Kashmir. According to this act an ordinary constable can shoot down anyone he concludes to be an enemy of the state. Inhuman unhindered murders perpetrated under AFPSA 1958 are still in continuation by a free country’s Police and Armed Forces.


The Government of India under pressure from different Human Rights bodies constituted the Justice Jeevan Reddy Commission and ordered a study report. The Justice Reddy Commission in 147 pages suggested the Government of India to scrap this act. However, the Government of India’s blind eye to the Reddy Commission’s suggestion appears very much ill-fated and condemnable.


Birangana Irom Sanu Sharmila was born on 14th March 1972 in Uripak, Manipur. Her Father Irom Nanda Singh is a fourth grade employee with the State Veterinary Department. Her mother is Irom Angbi Sakhi Devi. Sharmila passed her intermediate from Ibotonsama Higher Secondary School.


On 2nd November 2000 Assam Rifles Jawans in Malam village indiscriminately fired and killed 10 Manipuri youths. Seeing all this 39 year old Sharmila on 5th November 2000 resorted to an indefinite hunger strike at the same spot where the Assam Rifles Jawans killed the 10 youths; her demand, scrapping off of the AFPSA 1958. The very next day on 6th November 2000 the Manipur Government arrested her under 309 IPC but released her finally. Once free, Sharmila continued her hunger strike again. After a decade of repeated arrests and releases, fasting Sharmila at present is under arrest at the Manipur Jawaharlal Nehru Hospital and is being forcibly fed through nozzle drips by the authorities.


ASM Working President said that the Assam Sanmilita MahaSangha (ASM) has been demanding the scrapping off of this act since 2007. 14th March being Sharmila’s birthday the ASM wished her revolutionary greetings and at the same time showing solidarity the ASM along with its members and representatives of the Nikihl Rabha Jatiya Parishad, the All Assam Goriya Moriya Desi Jatiya Parishad, the Kamrup District Manipuri Sahitya Sabha, Meira Paiba to name a few sat in for an 11 hour long hunger strike at Last Gate grounds outside the Dispur Secretariat.


With its 11 hour long sit in hunger strike demo the Assam Sanmilita MahaSangha have communicated its demand-appellate for the repeal of AFPSA 1958 through Assam Chief Minister Shri Tarun Gogoi to the President of India Smt. Pratibha Devi Singh Patil, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and Minister for Home Shri. P Chidambaram.