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In a bid to enlighten the journalists,media researchers,journalism studenrs on fact-checking to ultimately identify fake photos, videos and other contents spreading misinformation and fake news in social media and news specifically ahead of the Lok Sabha Election 2019 round the corner the Google News Initiative, in partnership with DataLeads and Internews, held a day long training titled 'PollCheck: Covering India’s Election' at Grand Bhabendra Alay Hotel hall in Guwahati on Saturday.In the workshop, Google-certified trainers imparted the participants through different tools and strategies to identify fake news and debunk it.The main topics covered were tools of online verification and fact-checking, journalist digital safety and security, YouTube for elections coverage and data visualization for elections.

The event participated by more than 40 participants included senior journalists,editors,photojournalists,media researchers and journalism students from Cotton University,Guwahati University,Assam Don Bosco University,Royal Global University among others." It is a part of Pan-India initiative of Google News Initiative Training Network to support quality journalism and to curb the spread of disinformation and fake news in the country,” a trainer said. It is pertinent here to mention that the Google News Initiative is hosting training sessions in 30 cities between February 26 - April 6, 2019, across the country in English, Hindi, Malayalam, Bangla, Kannada, Gujarati, Odia, Tamil, Telugu, and Marathi.

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Recipient of The Annual Colosseum Awards 2014 & 2015 (by The Assam Tribune group), Shajid Khan is a journalist based in Tangla.In his stint of journalistic experience he has contributed numerous political, socio-political stories for bountiful national,international as well as Assam based publications. He also pens down analytic commentary on print and web based publications.

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KAAC elections prevails clouds of doubt over UPDS’s accord

19 Oct 2011 - 10:17pm | brahma2011

The Indian National Congress has intensified KAAC poll campaign in every MAC constituency. Eve of the elections laying of foundation stones of various infrastructure developments are also continuing equally by the ruling congress party in the hill district Karbi Anglong.


On Tuesday, in a public meeting held at Bheloghat on account of water supply project foundation stone laying ceremony, the Congress party addressed the general voters to be loyal supporter of the Congress.


While addressing crowd public, Bidya Sing Rongpy local MAC and EM for PWD department, KAAC highlighted on the different developments that managed to give by them (Congress) for the public.


Rongpi reiterated that at a time, people of this area as well as different parts of the hill district did not see development and have to pass intolerable hurdles every walk of life during the ASDC-CPI (ML) 14-year regimes. Now people are getting adequate road communication, potable drinking water, electrification finicalities and its services home to home, he added. Meanwhile, Rongpi seeking support from public, he urged to join Congress.


While attending chief guest of the water supply foundation stone laying ceremony, the State cabinet HAD Minister, Kharsing Engti said that Congress is a part of every needy section of people and hence the Congress led Government never compromised with any social development.


Speaking on the going to be set up the salient water supply project at Bheloghat which will be covered the greater Dokmoka area, Minister Engti said that it would be great and successful development for the people of the fluoride affected Tekelanjung area.


Meanwhile, he exhorted people to keep confidence over the Congress and assured to provide round the clock development in the district. Later, end of the meeting, HAD Minister Kharsing Engti was asked several questions on the peace talks of UPDS that to be accorded shortly with the Central government, but instead of giving direct comment regarding the UPDS accord he told the reporters to disclose about the UPDS issue on October 24 and the forthcoming KAAC polls.


It needs to be mentioned here that that the demand of interim government which is being demanded by UPDS is prevailing clouds of doubt in front of the voters of Karbi Anglong in case of holding KAAC elections. Even, the UPDS’s peace accord is also confusing Congress workers and leaders.

Handloom exhibition begins at Nazira

5 May 2015 - 6:14pm | SK Hasan

The Industry and Commerce Department is organising a handloom exhibition cum sales week-long at Nazira M.C. Club from last 5th May. A large number of entrepruners are participate in this exhibition.

Firing on police by Naga miscreants

5 Mar 2008 - 3:37pm | editor
An uneasy situation is what prevails in Nazira sub division along the Assam Nagaland border following as firing incident by the Naga militants at some Assam police vehicles on Wednesday. According to information, the Naga militants started indiscriminate firing at the police vehicles on their way back after visiting No 2 Waxing area nearing the upper Namsai. A police team from Simaluguri and Bihubar stations was returning from the area. The police has input that the Naga people have illegally set up polling booth on the soil of Assam. But during their visit the police team failed to spot it as the polling was over. No one was injured in the firing.