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Indo Bhutan friendship shooting championship

Preparations are going infull swing to hold Indo-Bhutan friendship shooting championship in the last week of February next in Kokrajhar district. 

A new committee of the Kokrakhar district Riffle shooting association was formed with Satyendra Basumatary as president and Nandalal Magar as secretary for next three years respectively. 

Speaking the reporters today at a Press Conference held at Kokrajhar District Indoor Shooting Range in Kokrajhar,Satyendra Basumatary said that the district association was working for the uplifting of the shooting players who are taking training at the range since its inception in the district. He said that district committee has organized several workshop and training session on riffle shoot in the district. 

He informed that a week long workshop on riffle shooting would be organized at the Kokrajhar district indoor shoot range on and from January 27 to February 2 next. 

Participating the programme of the Kokrajhar district riffle shooting association, Asian bronze medalist Joydeb Das told that Assam state has a potential of shooting players because many young players are taking shooting as professional in their career. He has urged players to be dedicated while acquiring professional career. 

Kokrajhar SP Rajen Singh informed that an Indo-Bhutan friendship shooting championship is going to be organized in Kokrajhar in the last week of February next. He said that necessary communication and preparations are made so far to organize the championship.A big team from the neighbouring Bhutan country is participating the championship and presenting their excitement shooting sports event. 





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KAAC elections 2011

13 Oct 2011 - 2:17am | brahma2011

The Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) election which likely to be held on second week of the December, 2011 has started to heat up in the ruling Congress party camp. Keeping aim to return in power the Congress has adopted many political war tactics.

To bring the common voters in favour of them the tactics to be brought into play in the political field. The ruling Congress party on Wednesday publicly asserted by holding press conference at Karbi Anglong District Congress committee conference Hall, Diphu regarding the political strategy to be played with in the upcoming KAAC polls.

While briefing the reporters, Sum Ronghang, President, Karbi Anglong District Congress committee (KADCC) officially disclosed that the party has decided to reach to every voter of 26 MAC constituencies by marching one-day-long ‘Janajagaran Jatra’ on 23rd October.

Ronghang reiterated that the developments that performed by the Congress-led KAAC body during their ten years tenure will be highlighted elaborately among the common voters. Besides, to assuage the problems of economic development of Karbi Anglong will also be discussed frankly among the general voters, Ronghang told the reports.

On the other hand, replying the questions of media persons, Ronghang firmly said, ‘We have no single objection on the peace talks that going to be accorded between the UPDS and Central government in future’.

Speaking on the interim government that demanding by the ceasefire UPDS, Ronghang said that in the existence of democratically elected party seeking of interim government by the ceasefire UPDS is not at all applicable in the democratic country. If they (UPDS) are interested to rule the KAAC then they should challenge first to win in the forthcoming KAAC election. If they emerged winner with absolute majority in the forthcoming elections then we have nothing say here, Ronghang added.

It may be mentioned here that though no alarm is getting to hoop in opposition’s camps as yet but the submission of aspirants candidates of Congress have already been completed. Altogether 144 contenders have already submitted their applications seeking for the party tickets to the KADCC.

It is worth mentioning that among the 26 MAC constituencies’ four candidates comprising Premala Beypi, Howraghat, Sum Ronghang, Langpher, Bidya Sing Rongpi, Mahamaya and Bhuban Chandra Terang , Socheng Dhenta declared confirmed for party ticket. No other aspirant candidates were sought party ticket against the four aforesaid seats. Though candidates are not declared officially against the four seats but it is final a party level source said.

Panchayat polls in Manipur on October 7

17 Aug 2017 - 11:17pm | AT News Imphal

The much-awaited Panchayat polls in BJP-ruled Manipur will be held on October 7 next with the model code of conduct coming into effect from Friday. 

The schedule for the upcoming crucial Panchayat polls was announced by Manipur State Election Commissioner Th Kaminikanta Singh during a press conference at the office of State Election Commission, Lamphelpat on Thursday. 

Last date of filing of nomination is August 25 while the scrutiny will be conducted on August 26, he further announced, adding that last date of withdrawal of nomination is August 29. 

Kaminikanta said counting of vote will take place on October 11. He said the polling will take place from 8 am to 4 pm. 

He said that in the scheduled polls 60 Zila Parishads, 161 Pradhans and 1,513 Members will be elected. 

A total of 7,16,830 voters—3,48,139 males and 3,68,691 females— are eligible to exercise their franchise in the coming Panchayat polls, Kaminikanta said. 

All activities related to the ensuing polls will be closed within October 19, he further informed.

Workshop on Refugees and Migrants, November 2019

8 Mar 2019 - 10:38am | AT News

Applications are invited for a Research and Orientation Workshop to be held in Kolkata from 25 November to 29 November 2019. The workshop will be organised by the Calcutta Research Group (CRG) in collaboration with the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung. It will address issues of protection for refugees and migrants, gender, race, religion and other faultlines in the protection regime, neo-liberalism and migrant labour, statelessness, borderlands and the Indian and South Asian experiences in a global context.

Research papers or creative pieces such as photo exhibits or documentaries relevant to the themes mentioned above will have to be presented by selected participants in the workshop which will deliberate on the findings. Reports prepared in the working group discussions will be presented in a plenary conference with which the programme will end.

Applicants must have (a) experience in research work in migration and forced migration studies or policy work in relevant areas, or, at least 5 years’ experience in the work for protection of migrants and victims of forced migration, and (b) proficiency in English. Besides giving all necessary particulars an application must be accompanied by two recommendation letters and a 1000 word write up on how the applicant’s work is relevant to the themes of the workshop. Selected participants from South Asia will have to pay a registration fee of INR 6000 (or USD 100) and from outside South Asia USD 500. CRG will provide boarding and lodging for six nights. Applications may be addressed to Aditi Mukherjee by email at with a copy to or by post to: IA-48, Ground Floor, Sector-III, Salt Lake City, Kolkata-700097, India (Tel: +91 33 2335 0409). The last date for submission of applications is 31 March 2019. Inquiries related to the application process are welcome. Application form can be downloaded from the CRG website –