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Career counseling programme held

Tezpur: A free career counselling programme was organized by the initiative of 'SAHYOG' -the social welfare club of Girijananda Chowdhury Institute of Management and Technology (GIMT) located at Dekargaon, Tezpur. The programme was held at Assam Valley Academy, Tezpur.

The programme was conducted by career counselor and Principal of GIMT-Tezpur, Dr Buljit Buragohain. Apart from clearing the doubts of the students while choosing the right career path, Dr Buragohain also successfully responded to all the questions.

Dr Buragohain gave detailed explanation on how with hard work and dedication, the arts and commerce stream students can mould a successful career for themselves and also informed them that he was available for career counseling over the phone every Saturday from 6p.m. to 9p.m.

Along with the students, the teachers, Principal and Director also took part in the event. The initiatives taken by the organization in spreading career related awareness among the students of the state is highly praiseworthy.

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4 Bangla immigrants held for deportation in Sonitpur

7 Aug 2008 - 2:19pm | editor

Sonitpur Police have arrested four Bangladeshi people including three women to push them back to Bangladesh very soon. But an arrested Bangladeshi national has alleged that he paid Rs 15,000 to a government employee Dhiren Saikia who assured him of documents to prove his citizenship.

According to information, in its stepped up operation against Bangladeshis, Zakir Hussain, wife Tavassum begum, sister in law Chorabari Begum have been picked to be deported soon.

These people have been sheltering in Goroimari area under Tezpur police station in Sonitpur district. Police sources said they would be deported after completing the legal formalities. The family has two children. Talking to reporters, Zakir alleged that after being detected by the foreigners’ tribunal, he paid Rs 15,000 to a government employee, Dhiren Saikia, who in turn assured him of documents to prove his Indian citizenship.

Acting on the High Court judgment for detecting and deporting the illegal Bangladeshi nationals from Assam, Sonitpur police also arrested a Bangladeshi woman Isha Biuwa from Digholi Chapori under Jamuguri police station in Sonitpur district.

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A day for Women!

7 Mar 2013 - 6:27pm | Rituparna Goswami Pande

The fact that we need to celebrate Women’s Day portends that all is not well in a women’s world. Or else why would we need to single out a day for millions of women who have equal rights and status in the world they inhabit. We don’t have a men’s day which is evidence enough that all is hunky dory with their race.

The UN theme for International Women's Day 2013 is "A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women," while International Women's Day 2013 has declared the year's theme as The Gender Agenda: Gaining Momentum. But then is it really gaining momentum?

As we celebrate Women’s Day today a woman is probably being raped in our rape capital i.e. Delhi or any other place for that matter. As we uphold the greatness of womanhood today, hundreds of women are being persecuted by family or acquaintances in some part of the world. We are called the fairer but weaker sex, from times immemorial we have been termed as “frail” we have been generalized in literature with the phrase ”Frailty thy name is women.” Of the hundreds of days in a calendar year why should only a single day be reserved for the ‘other half’ of the male counterparts?

Officially, International Working Women's Day, is marked on March 8 every year all over the world with the main idea being the general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women's economic, political and social achievements. And how do we celebrate the day allotted to us -- the so called emancipated women would probably hit a disco or a pub and celebrate her new found financial freedom and dance the night away, women organizations would mark the day with meetings replete with idealistic speeches and as the day would draw to an end so would all the tall claims about the proposed measures of women emancipation.

They say times have changed and we live in an era of women emancipation albeit urban women. Education, exposure to the work culture, a new age perspective has brought in a new age of enlightenment. A freedom of thought, expression, financial independence all has contributed towards moulding a stronger and positive women. Or has it?

Despite the “emancipation” women are still criticized for the dresses they were or the way they conduct themselves in general. If a woman is eve teased or molested the society is quick to blame her instead of the man. When it comes to single women our society is quick to point fingers at her and are blind and deaf towards the problem they face. If one is single we bully her to tie the knot, if married we are unusually eager to push her into motherhood. Why is society so intrusive into a women’s life?

But then every year we do not forget to carry out the farce of celebrating the spirit of womanhood. We just talk the talk and as the day ends we turn our back to their problems and go back to being their persecutors.

Train slips into river:2 hurt

23 May 2015 - 9:19am | AT News

Two train drivers sustained serious injury when their passenger train engine fell on a river in BTAD area on Saturday.

The accident took place at Basugaon where the engine of the Up Shiphung train slipped into the Champa river after it rammed into an uprooted huge tree.

The bridge on the river also left in the accident in the wee hours.

The injured driver duo are battling for life in the hospital while all passengers managed to eject safely.

Senior Northeast Frontire Railway officials arrived in the spot and took five hours to restore the movement of the waiting trains.