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Barthakur Clinic to conduct media OPD clinic

Guwahati: One of the oldest nursing homes of Assam, Barthakur Clinic will conduct the next media OPD clinic at Guwahati Press Club on 1 June 2019 for the benefit of its member-journalists.

The participants will get the opportunity to consult with experienced doctors from the city based hospital and also blood pressures checked in the camp (between 3.30 pm and 5 pm).

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Journos to remember Hiten Mahanta on 29 August

23 Aug 2017 - 8:41am | AT News Guwahati

Journalist’s Forum Assam (JFA) will remember eminent journalist Hiten Mahanta on 29 August on his second death anniversary. The memorial meeting has been organized at Guwahati Press Club on Tuesday at 3 pm, where his colleagues and well-wishers will pay homage to the honest, brave and outspoken media persons.

Mahanta, who remained vocal for the basic minimum rights of media employees, also raised relentless voices against the separatist militants of the trouble-torn northeastern region. Born in Guwahati (1957), Mahanta completed his PU (10+2 standard) from the prestigious Cotton College and joined Pragjyotish College for graduation. Then he got admitted in Gauhati University and completed his post-graduation course in Political Science.

For some years, Mahata was engaged with the Left movement in Assam. But later he abandoned their company to join with professional journalism through various Assamese newspapers. His professional career started through Janakranti in 1984 and later worked for Ajir Asom and Natun Dainik. For more than a decade he used to write media columns as an independent journalist on various socio- political developments of the State.

An honourable member of Guwahati Press Club, Mahanta was also associated with the JFA and Journalist Action Committee. He was also the founder president of All Assam Media Employees Federation. While demanding securities to media persons always, Mahanta did not hesitate to write media columns against biased journalism as well.

Crackdown against NDFB-S

24 Aug 2014 - 11:12pm | AT News

 Chief minister Tarun Gogoi has directed the police to launch a massive manhunt to arrest the killers of the class IX student.

The teenager was shot dead by NDFB or National Democratic Front of Bodoland ultras in the presence of her parents at Dwimugri village under Runikhata police station in Chirang district as the militants suspected her of being a police informer.

The police admitted that the body was retrieved at least 24 hours after she was killed and blamed remoteness of the village and non-cooperation by villagers for the delay.

Notably, she was killed on August 20 while her body was retrieved in the evening the next day.

BJP begins strategy-making meet

31 May 2014 - 9:22am | AT News

BJP leaders are pouring in at Kohora in Kaziranga to attend the huge convention on Saturday to discuss the party’s strategy to wrest power from Congress in a phase manner.

Senior party leaders told Assam Times that the party’s first and foremost work is to formulate strategies to win three seats in the bye elections in Silchar, Jamunamukh and Lakhipur.

The convetion is expected to discuss these strategies in detail apart from the mov to elect a new leader to replace Sarbannda Sonowal who recently took over as Union minister.

On the other hand, a section of party leaders are set to take up the issue of the various civic body elections who have been put on hold for months.  

Party leaders said that these are the steps they have at hand right now. These strategies, if proved correct, would be finlised in the 2016 assembly polls which would help them get 84 seats.