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Physical assault on magistrate in Kokrajhar

KOKRAJHAR: In a heart touching incident, Kokrajhar SP Rajen Singh physical assaulted  EAC Sailen Das at a gettogeter inside a hotel in Kokrajhar as video of CCTV footages state.

The incident has come into light after a video became viral on social media on Friday.

According to sources, there was a get together organised by district administration at Hotel Gaurang Valley on September 9 where the incident took place. 

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal ordered an official inquiry into the incident.

RTI activist Dural Bora also filed a compalint in this regard with CID Assam on Saturday.

 

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Assamese band wins award

19 Mar 2017 - 1:14pm | Upasana Medhi

Rain in Sahara, a band formed in Assam, wins the Gold Medal at 'Indian Music Video Awards-2017' for their music video Black Water. The award function was held in Guwahati on March 18, 2017. The music video is jointly directed by Lain Heringman and Ankan Sunuwar. The musicians behind the song are Sikdar (English rap), Rocky Glock (Hindi rap), Lain (keyboards, western transverse flute and programming), Dipak Sharma (Indian flutes), Amborish, Saikia (lead guitar), Mihir Phukan (rhythm guitar) and Dishankan Baruah (rhythm guitar).

Tucked away in the Indian corner near the Himalayas bordering Bhutan and China, Rain in Sahara was born in the late 2016 in Guwahati, Assam. Driven by a desire to spread positive conscious music with a message along the principles of social justice, equality, freedom and respect, Spanish-American producer and multi-instrumentalist Lain Heringman joined forces with multi-lingual rappers Rocky Glock and Sikdar to create the hip-hop outfit Rain in Sahara.

Fusing a wide range of elements and instrumentation into their hip-hop sound from numerous genres such as electronica, rock, Latin music and even Indian and western classical music, Rain in Sahara bring their individual struggles and experiences to their music writing about what they see in their daily lives.

Other winners of IMVA-17 include Krishna Beuraa / Suraj Purohit for Aahe Nila Saila, Gabriella Burnel for Take the Next Step, James And The Butcher for The Invisible Boy, Golden Bloom for Searching for Sunlight, Zoé Simpson for November Under Ashes, Anuragi for Aazadi and Conflict for Mechanism of life. Apart from the Gold, Silver and Bronze medalists, 23 other videos won the 'Special Mention Awards'.

Music videos from over 18 countries were received by the organisers for the first music video award competition organised by Bangalore based organisation Music Malt in Association with Eastern Fare and OK! North East.

Maroani: Economic blockade against Nagaland

10 Mar 2012 - 3:29am | editor

Normal surface communication along the Assam-Nagaland border comes to a grinding halt on Friday following road blockade against Nagaland.ATTSA has blockaded the main thoroughfare at Mariani, the only gate way to Mokokchung, Tuensang, Zonebhoto and Phek districts of Nagaland. The blockade was undertaken after armed Naga groups reportedly harassed the people of Naganijan Tea Estate and injured two persons from the estate. DIG for Eastern Range of Assam Police Anurag Tankha and Upper Assam Commissioner Ismail Hussian, inspected the site and took stock of the situation.

Stage set for Second phase of Assam Assembly polls on Monday

10 Apr 2011 - 5:15pm | AT News


Assam is all set to go to the second and next phase of assembly polls on Monday. Altogether 96,77,113 voters are set to exercise their franchise to decide the fate of596 candidates --449 men and 47 women who are in the fray for 62 seats. This phase will cover 14 districts namely Dhubri, Kokrajhar, Bongaigaon, Goalpara, Altogether 50,09,083 voters are male while 46,68,030 others are female.


These people will exercise their franchise in 12,589 polling stations. According to election commission, 2033 stations are hyper-sensitive, 4175 475 are vulnerable.


In a bid to ensure free and fair poll, the authorities have deployed 345 companies of central paramilitary forces apart from a number of micro observes.


Both the ruling Congress and the Opposition Asom Gana Parishad have a number of heavyweights in this phase. Besides, this phase will be very crucial for Bodoland People's Front (BPF).


Top candidates include healthy ministers Himanta Biswa Sarma, Rockybul Hussain, Akon Bora, Pramila Rani Brahma, Chandan Brahma, and Bhumidhar Barman.


AGP heavyweights include president Chandra Mohan Patowary, two-time chief minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta, Phani Bhusan Chowdhury and Keshab Mahanta.


An interesting contest awaits Samaguri constituency. There will be a bitter fight as it is Prafulla Kumar Mahanta versus Rockybul Hussain, a powerful minister in the Gogoi cabinet. Mahanta is also contesting from his home turf Barhampur. Other contests include a tough battle on April 11 is the prestigious Dispur constituency in Guwahati as senior AGP leader Atul Bora is pitted against social welfare minister Akon Bora.