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The pilot project of NRC has started from at Barpeta revenue circle

The update of the pilot project for the National Register of Citizens, 1951 has started from June 7 at Barpeta revenue circle in Barpeta district, according to official sources. Mentionable that, in the year 2009, April 22, the tri-partite discussion of Central government, State government and AASU was held regarding the NRC updates and in that discussion it was assured that the government had surely started the NRC updates in two revenue circles namely , The Chaygaon revenue circle in Kamrup district and BArpeta revenue circle in Barpeta district of Assam. According to the provisions of sub-rule (3) of rule 4A of the Citizenship (Registration of Citizens and Issue of National National Identity Cards) Rules, 2003, the Register General of Citizens Registration hereby notifies [File no-9/5/2009-CRD(MNIC)] that the enumeration in respect of the said two revenue circles of Barpeta and Chaygaon shall take place from the first day June, 2010 to 31st day of December, 2010. The official sources of Barpeta deputy commissioner's office informed that though the execution of the NRC updates notification had started from June 1/10, it is a matter of great regrett that Barpeta district administration has received the notification on June 3/10. And after getting the notification Barpeta district administration has conferred the charge of this act to Pradip Kr. Bhagawati, ADC, Barpeta as an observer. The NRC forms will be available at local gaon panchayats, municipality offices within a very short period.

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This is a right step towards the years long enthusiasim for the original inhabitants of Assam under the sphere of the country's constitution. Everybody should extend helping hands above any political affiliations. There is some doubt in some section in the society. But it should be transparent. May god bless this endevour. Thank you

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7 hurt in Kokrajhar road mishap

15 Jan 2018 - 5:12pm | AT News

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According to police, the driver lost control over his vehicle amid fog before the mishap took place. 

The Quaint Essence Foot Fest gets underway in Guwahati

13 Oct 2009 - 9:13am | Nanda Kirati Dewan

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Dr. A C Bhagawati former vice chancellor of Arunachal Pradesh an ardent food lover of the region while delivering his speech as Guest of Honour spoke in length and breadth of foods of north east and its valueless cheap marketing in Guwahati and other parts in the of ethnic foods and other brand name. He also lambasted the cook playing with the ethnic flavour and name of food. He hailed the efforts of the organizer to create mass awareness on ethnic North East Indian cuisine. ‘The Quaint Essence Foot Fest’ has been conceptualized and planned by Aiyushmaan Dutta young journalist and music critic based in Guwahati. Mr. Dutta is also a voluntary contributor to Assam Times who is the President of Quaint Essence – the organizers. The workshop is to be followed by food festival at 2pm and October Jam-musical rock show event from 4pm onwards. The fusion of food and music will be attended by Guwahatian food and music lovers and also from other North Eastern states. The event is supported by NEZCC Dimapur and Assam Times is its online media partner. Assam Times invites all its readers and surfers to the event that ends on October 14.



NDFB militant killed in encounter

17 Jun 2014 - 6:29pm | Hantigiri Narzary

In a fierce gun battle, a hardcore NDFB (S) cadre was killed at Auzar Guri under Serfanguri Police Station in Kokrajhar district today. He has been identified as Lakiprasad Basumatary @ B Laijam of Aflagaon (Singibili) in Kokrajhar district and 39th batch cadre of NDFB (S).

Police sources said that three suspected NDFB (S) cadres came at Auzar Guri in a motor cycle where an encounter took place with the security forces. Police recovered one AK 56 rifle, one grenade, 160 live ammunitions, one magazine, 3 mobile phones, Rs 3000 cash, etc from the slain militants. Two militants managed to escape.

Sources said that the incident occurred at around 12.15 pm. Several rounds of ammunition were fired from both sides where an NDFB (S) cadre was killed. The villagers flee helter-skelter after hearing the gunfire and took shelter in nearby schools.

The villagers also heard the sound of grenade blast allegedly lobbed by the security forces where the slain militant was hiding in a bush.

Meanwhile, platoon of NDFB (S) cadres show their strength displaying automatic weapons in the nearby forest area where an encounter took place.

Area Commander B Jwblang retort the encounter and shot three rounds in the air declaring to take revenge within a very short time.