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6th North East Youth Festival begins in Agartala

The 6th North East Youth Festival 2018 has started at Children's Park Agartala from Thursday. Around 700 youth participants in this 5-days-long event from all the northeastern all states. Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, Youths Affairs & Sports Minister Manoj Kanti Deb, Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath and other dignitaries were present in the inaugural function on Thursday.

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Leadership crisis deepens AGP

20 Mar 2015 - 7:15am | editor

More trouble awaits the Asom Gana Parishad hardly a year before the Assembly polls. The tussle between Prafulla Kumar Mahanta and Atul Bora seems to have posed a serious threat to the regional party’s poll prospect.

The widening difference between the former chief minister and one time loyalist and working president Atul Bora takes the centrestage of a simmering conflict within the regional party.

Senior party leaders told Assam Times that    Mahanta’s loyalists what the founder president should be restored six months after he went on leave. They further claimed that the party’s general council allowed the former chief minister to go on leave only for six months. Then the council asked working president Atul Bora to officiate as president.    

But a circle of party leaders belonging to the anti-Mahanta camp are averse to allow Mahanta to take the rein of the party again. They claimed that Mahanta sought him to be relieved from the top post of the party after the party drew blank in the recent Lok Sabha polls.

According to them, the general council meeting allowed Bora to replace Mahanta as party president. They further want the case to be taken up at the general council meeting which is not scheduled soon.

“If this conflict of power is allowed to go on the regional party will fail to open even an account in the assembly poll early next year,” said a senior party leader who does not want to be named.

He said, “ a section of party leaders have failed to stand either on behalf of Mahanta or for Atul Bora. They need some other else to take the rein of the of the party. This is what further aggravating the party and its course of action.”

Serial Blasts Rock Assam Again: 2 dead, 10 injured

25 Nov 2007 - 10:04am | pbaruah
Suspected ULFA militants are striking again in Assam on Sunday evening with serial bombings leaving 2 people dead and more than 10 injured in three places. That too at a time when the government has sounded red alert throughout the state from Saturday following the Saturday’s mob violence in the city’s Beltola area.

One person died four others injured while two blast took place in the city’s Fatasil Ambari area at 6-15 in the evening. That too within a minute. Both the grenades were planted in two sides footpaths in the same area. The injured peoples have been rushed to the hospital.

The third one has rocked in Tinsukia claiming one person and leaving five others injured. It was exploded at a public place but on Sunday the rush to the area was thin. Top ranked police officials have rushed to the spot and investigation is going on.

In yet another incident, a powerful bomb exploded in Bilasipara where four people have been injured. Investigations are going on.

In all these incidents, police suspect it to be a handiwork of ULFA.

Photo: A police personnel inspecting the blast area at Glass factory, Fatasil Ambari area at Guwahati. UB Photos

Eastern Beats Music Society executive meet held

18 Jun 2011 - 1:24am | editor

Executive body meeting of Eastern Beats Music Society held at India Club on Wdnesday. The meeting was chaired by Assam Chief Information Commissioner, former DGP and Eastern Beats Music Society chairman DN Dutt. Ace violinist Minoti and Sunita Khaund, veteran guitarist Utpal Barsaikia, Amlandeep Das, tablist Pawan Bordoloi, writer-activist and EBMS secretary Aiyushman Dutta, Peter Alex Todd and Mizi Kro, Indraneel Choudhury, Rupam Bora, amongst others were present in the meeting.


Eastern Beats Music Society is the first registered music society of the State dedicated towards harnessing the healing powers of music. It has successfully tested the healing powers of music in strife-torn parts of the Northeast, like Karbi Anglong, NC Hills, Dimapur and being part of Freedom Jam on the streets of Guwahati every August 15.