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Mohmedan lifts Bodoland Martyrs gold cup

Kokrajhar: Mohmedan Sporting Club, Kolkata defeated Oil Sports Club, Duliajan 4-3 via penalty kick to lift the trophy in the final match of the19th edition of the Bodoland Martyrs Gold Cup football championship-2018 held at KDSA stadium on Sunday evening. Both team were goalless in the full time of the championship. 

The winning team was awarded cash Rs. One lakh and a trophy. The runners team was awarded cash Rs. 50 thousand and a trophy

The annual football championship was organized by Ex BLT welfare society and Kokrajhar district sports association (KDSA). 

 

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Veteran Journalist H N Barua Memorial Lecture

1 Sep 2008 - 8:09pm | Nanda Kirati Dewan
Delivering the Harendra Nath Barua memorial lecture on the occasion of the 21st death anniversary of the stalwart, Dr D Borah the speaker of the event said that as Assamese nationalism was founded on language, people of all faith, language and race have become a part of this nationalism. Dr Dhrubajyoti Borah, Suprintendant, Jorhat Medical College and a renown academician also an acclaimed writer asserted that the root of Assamese nationalism was language on which the sentiments of the people has survived and flourished.

H N Baruah Memorial Trust organized the lecture at Kumar Bhaskar Natya Mandir, Uzan Bazar Nationalism cannot be seen in lines of religion and mother tongue alone if so migrators of pre-1970s from East Bengal now Bangladesh and Greater Nepal which has become a part of India would be dubbed as foreigners. After the Assamese,Tea Workers of Gardens, Bengalis of East Bengal, Nepali (now Gorkhas) of then Greater Nepal heads the list of Assamese speakers in Assam which has given strength to the Assamese Nationalism.

Elaborately speaking on Assamese-speaking people, Dr Borah said that amongst the 300 important languages of the world, Assamese language occupied the 57th position. He said that the number of people considered the main speakers of the Assamese language stood at 1.56 crore, the number of people that have accepted the language as their second language stood between 80 lakh to one crore and those that have accepted the language as their third language, their number was between 2.5 to three lakh.

Dr Borah said that the sum of all speakers, the total number of Assamese speakers was 2.67 crore. "All these people who can speak Assamese are the pillars of the nation and Assamese nationalis on this root," added the academician.

He cautioned the present media against all unfortunate odd incidents and applaud the role of media in growth of Nationalism ethics and upliftment of language.

The memorial function was presided over by veteran journalist Radhika Mohan Bhagawati. He was felicitated by the trust and several other organisaton and family members of H N Barua on the occasion for completing 50 years in the field of journalism.

The function was attended by many dignified citizens including noted critic Nalinidhar Bhattacharya. Poets, Senior Journalists and literates demanded Govt. of Assam to confer Barua for prestigious Bharat Ratna posthumously or endorse an award in the field of Journalism after his name.

AAMEF endorses Prez idea on journo crew

1 Oct 2014 - 5:38pm | AT News

Finally President Pranab Mukherjee is believed to have endorsed the idea of avoiding a huge group of media men in his foreign trip. Mukherjee is has reportedly asked his officials not to include a larger media team on his next visit to Norway and Finland later this month. Only a few journalists representing Doordarshan, All India Radio, Photo Division, Films Division with PTI, UNI and ANI is likely to accompany Mukherjee. Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier decided to avoid a huge group of journalists while on foreign trips arguing that it serves little purposes. All Assam Media Employees Federation (AAMEF) welcomes the President’s decision. “The views of Modi were reflected in Assam and northeast India time and again, where the accompanying journalists (with the President or Prime Minister) to foreign countries hardly did their jobs. Most of them hired the scripts of the news agencies to fulfill their commitments,” said an AAMEF statement. AAMEF argued that the Union government should adopt some comprehensive schemes for the benefit of the working journalists and media employees of the country. The AAMEF further thinks that Centre should reconstitute the Press Council of India as the media council incorporating the electronic media under its purview. The new council should also be empowered to raise voices adequately for the due benefit of media employees under the country’s existing laws.

AANLA rebel arrested in Golaghat

27 Aug 2010 - 4:02am | editor


An All Adivasi National Liberation Army of Assam was apprehended by the BSF personnel belonging to the Assam and Meghalaya Frontier in Golaghat district on Thursday.


According to information, acting on a tip-off BSF personnel apprehended Joytimayi Tamang a militant of All Adivasi National Liberation Army from Borpathar area in Golaghat District in Assam yesterda. The BSF personnel seized a mobile phone, three SIM cards and Rs 600 cash from her possession.