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Hepatitis B & C screening camp concludes at press club

Guwahati: City-based scribes, who participated in a daylong Hepatitis B and C screening camp at Guwahati Press Club on 9 September 2019, showed an excellent health status as none was reported positive in the blood tests.

Organized by Dr Rela Institute & Medical Centre of Chennai, the camp witnessed the participation of over 60 media persons where all the blood samples were tested negative for both the viruses. Marketing officer from Dr Rela Institute in northeast India, Chiranjib Sarma along with health workers Siva Kalita and Mrnmoy Dutta conducted the camp.

Currently, chronic Hepatitis B and C are the major burden of liver diseases in India, which eventually leads to cirrhosis of the liver and hepatocellular carcinoma. However, a simple screening test can provide an opportunity to treat the disease and to identify patients, who are at risk of hepatocellular carcinoma. For the person, diagnosed negative for Hepatitis B can be protected by giving proper vaccines.

The initiative of Dr Rela Institute ( can be termed as an important example of social healthcare initiatives, which is expected to empower member-journalists of the press club to fight against Hepatitis B and C virus.

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Vehicle lifting cases on the rise

27 Oct 2015 - 5:39pm | Hantigiri Narzary

Even as police administration has been stepping to check anti social activities, bike-vehicle stealing situation in the district, a Mini truck 407 model was stoled from a parking place at Mokrapara village under Kokrajhar PS late last night in Kokrajhar. 

Villagers alleged that stealing and anti social activities are increasing day by day due to security lapse in the area, though villager and several organisations intimated about incidents to the police administration. 

A Mini truck 407 model bearing registration AS 16C-4452 was again stoled from Chintu Sheik of Mokrapara village which was parked at his own parking site. 

A FIR against the incident was lodged with police in Kokrajhar registered with 834/15, u/s 379 IPC. 

Chintu told that the truck was stolen from the parking site by some anti social activists in the area. He has expressed his suspect that some identified persons are involved with stealing.

Jaidul Islam saidcthst vehicles and bike stealing has been creating resented among citizens in the area as large numbers of vehicle and bikes were stolen since last few years due to failure police administration. 

He has slammed police administration said that citizens and several organisations are pressing to provide security in the area, yet district administration has not stepped up strong to check anti social activities and stealing of vehicle and bikes. 

He has demanded early check of anti social elements and held peace and harmony situation.

Bodoland Gold Cup kicks off

17 Oct 2016 - 9:57am | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

Dhupdhara Football Academy,Goalpara beat Namchi SAI,Sikkim 2-1 in the inaugural match of 17th Bodoland Martyrs Gold Cup football championship,2016 being kicked off from Sunday at KDSA ground in Kokrajhar district.

In the very beginning of the match,A Biswakarma of Namchi SAI netted first goal in 2 minutes against Dhupdhara. Dwisrai Boro of Dhupdhara reduced the goal scoring goal in 8 minutes and led the match 1-1 draw till first half. T Sangma of Dhupdhara again netted another goal in 83 minutes against Namchi SAI which led the team to win 2-1 in the inaugural match.

BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary inaugurated the championship in the presence of huge spectators,which was organised by Ex-BLT welfare society and Kokrajhar District Sports Association.

A total of 12 teams from across the country are participating. It is an initiative for the first time ever that the championship has been organised by organisers in the evening by flash lights in Kokrajhar,heart of BTAD administration.

Huge spectators from different parts of the Kokrajhar district and its adjoining areas throng the ground to see the football game. Spectators and viewers expressed happiness over the flash light game spirits in the district.

Doneswar Goyary,BTC executive member for sports and youth welfare department told that the championship is being organised by evening to give a leisure of sports for the viewers.It is an initiative from organisers to holding match by evening in its spirits through flash lights.

“Organisers conducted the matches by evening through flash lights to give sporting entertainment among sports lovers in Kokrajhar.Citizen and sport lovers are getting opportunity to see the football match by evening after working whole day in their life”,said Goyary.

Governor asked PWD to expedite road repair

20 Dec 2013 - 10:51am | Monosh Hojai

Expressing dismay over slow progress of a four-lane highway and bad condition of roads in Barak Valley and Dima Hasao districts, Assam governor Janaki Ballav Patnaik has asked PWD officials to expedite the pending work.

Patnaik took stock of the construction work and improvement of road connectivity in Dima Hasao and Barak Valley districts during a meeting with the chief executive member, officials of the Dima Hasao Autonomous Council and PWD at Raj Bhavan on Wednesday. A statement said the governor has directed the PWD secretary to inspect the bad roads in and around Silchar and immediately undertake repair work.

The PWD officials were also asked to prepare a separate estimate for widening and straightening of road from Lanka to Haflong and beyond and improve road connectivity between Haflong and Harangajao. The governor also asked the officials to expedite the process of acquisition of land for the four-lane highway by taking up the matter with the district administration.