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Japanese Enchapalitis claims one in Kokrajhar

KOKRAJHAR: One person died in Kokrajhar due to Japanese Enchapalitis (JE) on Monday. The deceased has been identified as Rijendra Nath Brahma (72) of Patakata, Kokrajhar district.

Brahma was admitted to MRM hospital, Kokrajhar on Sunday. He breathed his last on Monday morning. Earlier, he was discharged from Apollo hospital Guwahati where he was treated for Japanese Enchapalitis. Brahma was a retired block education officer.

District surveillance officer,Kokrajhar, Dr Amol Mochary told the media that so far two persons have died due to Japanese Enchapalitis  related in the district. Nine patients with Japanese Enchapalitis positive are under treatment at hipsitals in the district and adjoining areas.He said that necessary measures are taking from the health department ato combat Japanese Enchapalitis cases.

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Assam2008 held in USA

15 Jul 2008 - 8:16pm | editor
The NRI Assamese get together, Assam2008 of North America was held again this year on the 4th of July weekend. This annual event is part of an on-going effort to bring together the scattered Assamese community in North America for a celebration of Assamese heritage and culture. As always there is good fellowship, fun filled activities, cultural programs, special workshops, special presentations and of course lot of good food - catered and home baked. It was a 3 day event. The 1st day, July 3rd started with reception, registration, and then a group dinner at very nice restaurant where people can chat & socialize. The evening would have ended with dance to DJ Music. However, due to some family tragedy in one of the families this event was cancelled for the night. July 4th & 5th were filled many activities including options for families to go site seeing tour of nearby Valley Forge National Historical Park and Long Wood Botanical Garden during morning and early after noon.

Our guest artist for the event was well known Ms. Tarali Sarma, the only Assamese National Film Award winner for Best Female Playback Singer for the film Akashi Torar Kothare in 2004. She is a regular performing artist of All India Radio & Dooradarshan. She is a singer, composer, director, & philanthropist. Tarali not only performed on both days, but she also participated with our local talented artist Sankumani Sarma in a duet and played the harmonium in another song. She simply got everyone involved in singing and dancing on both days. Everyone had a blast having a good time and enjoyed her down to earth personality. We wish the best to Ms. Tarali Sarma and her family. Folks also bought Tarali’s latest CD like a hot cake.

In addition to our guest artist there were plenty other very talented artists who performed many different cultural items from flute recital, karate, Satriya dance, Assamese modern dance, Bihu dances, Husori, Hindi songs, Gazals, of course lot of Assamese songs, Bihu songs, Boro dances, too many to mention here. Thanks to all the talented local artists, without their support and participation we could not hold these events . The cultural show on 4th was started with a chorus specially composed for the event. Thanks go to Mrs. Anuja Bala Devi of Guwahati for composing. Music was given by her son Mr. Sankumani Sarma. Thank you Sankumani!

Some of the other highlights of the event was a workshop on CPR & Heimlich Maneuver, something everyone should know. Thanks to Dr. Nirode Das for this work shop where many got hands on training. FASS, Friends of Assam and Seven Sisters, USA representative Mr. Rajen Barua gave a very informative presentation on FASS and on the myriads of much needed projects the group is working on. He also showed the 1st ever Assamese audio-video show of a folk tale for children by Ankur Bora. And last but not least released "Learn Assamese with Flash Card", which sold like hot cakes.

By Dhruba Das, Pennsylvania, USA

Assam lawyer held in Delhi

22 Sep 2017 - 9:46am | AT News

The Delhi police have arrested a Supreme Court lawyer from Assam a couple of days after his car rammed into a biker after an altercation who  died in the hospital.

Identified as Rohit Krishna Mahanta, was arrested on Friday hours after the youth who sustained injury died at a hospital. The incident took place near AIIMS last week where Mahanta misbehaved with Gurpreet Singh as he opposed smoking just beside him.

An angry, who was allegedly found drunk, attacked the photography student and later his car rammed into the two wheeler where Gurpreet was riding on. Gurpreet received serious injury and police booked Mahanta. But later, He was released on bail.

He was rearrested after Gurpreet succumbed to injuries. Police investigation is going on.

Assamese student Excels in CBSE XII Science examination

22 May 2010 - 3:06am | editor


Ms Priyanka Das, student of the Mother’s International School, Delhi has secured 95% in the CBSE XII Science Examination results declared today. A consistent performer, she has secured 91.3% in class X examination earlier. Priyanka secured 97 in Mathematics, 94 in Physics, 94 in Chemistry, 94 in Computer Science and 95 in English. She has interest in Painting & crafts and plays violin during leisure. She is daughter of Manoj Kumar Das, DGM, NEDFi and Vice President of Assam Association, Delhi. Her mother Dr Ajanta works for Delhi Health Services. Das family hails from Bordoloni in the Dhemaji district of Assam.


Priyanka wants to pursue a career in Technology and Advance Research. She has already bagged a seat in the prestigious National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. She is waiting for IITJEE, AIEEE, IISAT results.


Buljit Buragohain, IIT Guwahati