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KENDRIYA RONGALI BIHU SANMILAN CELEBRATING 50 YEARS



Golaghat Kendriya Rongali Bihu Sanmilan, one of the oldest Bihu committee of Golaghat town is celebrating its golden jubilee this year.Like every year, this year too, the Sanmilan is going to hold colourful cultural extravaganza on the occasion of its 50th Rongali Bihu celebrations from May 5 to May 9 at the General Field. A cultural procession to herald the inaugural day of the 50th year celebration of Kendriya Rongali Bihu was held on 5th may. It was a huge colourful cultural procession which showcased the vibrant ethnic culture of different tribes Assam.Thousands of people from all walks of life took part in the rally. on 9th of May nationally acclaimed singer and heart throb of young generation Zubeen Garg will perfom in the cultural night of the Bihu Sanmilan.

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Who benefits from Indo-Pak strife, ponders Pakistani scribe

10 Nov 2018 - 11:20pm | AT News

Guwahati: Come election season in India or Pakistan and politicians make hay with hate speech. Bashing the neighbor has always been the easier way out to seek some electoral lift, but political leaders need to be more responsible, considering the historically fraught relations between the two neighboring countries, commented Munir Ahmed, a senior journalist, news commentator and communication specialist of Pakistan. Addressing the member-journalists of Guwahati Press Club on 9 November 2018 through video conferencing from Islamabad, Ahmed maintained hard words against rabble-rousing elements in both Pakistani and Indian media as well. Bemoaning the rigid exclusion of each other’s media by governments of the two South Asian nations, he advocated for media exchange programmes as part of a broader people-to-people contact.

Pointing out that elements of Indian entertainment and culture, including standard Bollywood fare, are quite popular in Pakistan, Ahmed posed a question, why we cannot allow each other’s official newscasters Doordarshan and PTV to be aired in the respective territories, nonetheless subject to necessary restrictions? “The initiative would help bring about better understanding of mutual concerns and perspectives at the grassroots,” said the outspoken journalist, who uses to be a regular contributor to Daily Times and participant to various programs telecast by PTV and other national news channels.

Dwelling on the state of Pakistani media, Ahmed claimed that around ten English language dailies and several Urdu dailies and periodicals are thriving and they enjoy significant degree of independence. However, alternative media is also booming with nearly half the 21 crore Pakistani population hooked to various social media platforms, stated Ahmed admitting that some social media users do get carried away, often making extreme and anti-national comments. He admitted that there is need to regulate the social media.

It may noted that Ahmed inspired the authority to adopt Pakistan’s first ever National Conservation Strategy, National Housing Policy, National Environment Protection Act, National Sustainable Development Strategy etc. He is the founder of Development Communications Network and also Pakistan Mountain Festival. Fluent in Urdu and English, Ahmed penned many short stories as well.

Stressing the importance of resolving the long-standing Kashmir dispute for overall improvement in bilateral relations, Ahmed however pinned the blame for terror activities on fringe elements. Think of the improvements the two countries can make in the lives of common people, if only huge expenditure is not necessitated in mutual conflict, he asserted.

“We should all ask ourselves as to which third party has been benefiting with the two neighbors remaining always on loggerheads?” questioned Ahmed adding that a beginning can be made by regional associations like SAARC playing a pro-active role to bind member-countries together at one level, as well as international groups like Lions Club and Rotary Club working to improve popular contact at the ground.

Paralyzing bandh in Barak

1 May 2015 - 1:14pm | AT News

Normal life comes to a grinding halt in Barak valley districts on Friday following the 12 hour bandh in protest against the arrest of Siddique Ali Ahmed.

Vehicles are not plying on the roads from 6 in the morning while the businessmen down their shutters till 6 in the evening. 

The former minister’s supporters, in large numbers, came out to the roads to enforce the bandh. There is no report of any untoward incident during the bandh hours.

The former minister from Karimganj was sent to jail in an assault case on Thursday triggering clash of police and his supporters.

 

AFSPA tangle eludes Rajnath trip

12 Jul 2015 - 1:58pm | Abdul Gani

Amnesty International India came down heavily on Union home minister for failing to take up AFSPA issue during his two days visit to Guwahati.

In a statement on Sunday, the human rights body said that despite scope Singh never took up the issue that rattles the entire region at regular intervals.

Worryingly, there was no discussion on the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958, which is in force in several north-eastern states, and continues to enable violations of constitutional rights and freedoms, the statement reads.

The organization further urged the government to urgently address concerns of impunity for alleged human rights violations by removing the requirement under the AFSPA for executive permission for prosecuting soldiers, pending its repeal.