An All Breed Dog Show was organised at the College of Veterinary Science, Assam Agricultural University, Khanapara on February 11. The show was organized in the College Play Ground on the side lights of the North-East Agri-Fair, 2012 hosted by the Assam Agricultural University. The show was inaugurated by Major General G.S. Chima , GOC, 51 sub-area, Narangi as the Chief Guest. Dr. K. M. Bujarbaruah, Vice Chancellor of Assam Agricultural University also graced the function. Subrata Hazarika, Honorary Secretary of the Guwahati Kennel Club attended the function as the Guest of Honour. The dignitaries highlighted the importance of the dogs in the human society and congratulated the organizers for holding the show. Altogether, 84 numbers of dogs of various breeds participated in the competition. A Golden Retreiver dog named “Leonardo” belonging to Sanchayata Pradhan of Rajgarh, Guwahati was adjudged as the Best In Show. As many as 61 prizes were won by the participating dogs.
Highly trained dogs of various security forces namely National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) located at Patgaon, Sashatra Seema Bal (SSB) and Railway Police Force (RPF) enthralled the large gathering with various kinds of skills. They have demonstrated basic obedience, and lots of advanced skill in the detection of explosives and burglars etc.
On the three days left to the BTAD polls scheduled on April 8, violence mars late last night ahead council election with miscreants vandalised and torched election joint office of PCDR at Halangbazar under Patgaon Police Outpost for Debargaon and Banargaon constituency in Kokrajhar district.
Party candidates from BPF and PCDR in the constituency are saw busy in allegation and counter after the incident and demanded stern step against situation that created resented among party activists and supporters.
The Halangbazar,an election office of joint constituency from Banargaon and Debargaon for PCDR candidates Rabiram Narzary and Buddodev Mushahary was vandalised and later torched by unidentified miscreants late last night around 11.30 pm.
PCDR candidates from both Banargaon Rabiram Narzary and Buddodev Mushahary from Debargaon seat visited the spot.
Buddodev Mushahary,PCDR candidate alleged that BPF was handi hand behind incident. He told that BPF supporters toirched the election office and damaged official materials.He said atht rival BPF party activists fearing defeat torched the office.He has demanded stern action against incident and punished involvement.
Meanwhile,BPF party has denied the allegation levelled by rival PCDR against party said that it was a conspiracy made from PCDR and some parties to blame ruling BPF.
Rajiv Brahma,BPF candidate from BPF for Banargaon constituency said that his party was not involved with office torched.He has denied accusation of involved with with election office torched at Halangbazar alleged that PCDR,some other parties have conspiracy to blame his party ahead election.He said that PCDR has fearing of defeat in the seat created such incident as his candidature is winning in large difference of votes in the election.
Karnataka deputy chief minister R Ashokaon Saturday met Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and briefed him about the steps taken by his government. Ashoka, who is leading a good will team to north east Karnataka government had contacted firms whose employees fled and promised to take them back in their previous jobs. He said 22 arrests have been made by Karnataka police so far and 17 cases registered. Of these, five were arrested for their alleged involvement in circulation of provocative SMS and video.
GUWAHATI: Every person is entitled to human rights without discrimination. The rights to equality and non-discrimination are cornerstones of human rights law. This was more or less of what the speakers at an open meeting said as they joined the International Day to End Racial Discrimination in Guwahati on Wednesday. They said racism, xenophobia and intolerance are still prevalent in all societies, and discriminatory practices are widespread, particularly targeting migrants and refugees as well as people of African descent. The speakers, mostly, urged the states to take comprehensive measures to combat racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, and to promote tolerance, inclusion, unity and respect for diversity. Char and Rural Development Society (CARDS) in collaboration with Control Arms Foundation of India (CFAI), Manipur Woman Gun Survivors Network (MWGSN) and Multiple Action Research Group (MARG) Wednesday convened to commemorate March 21 as International Day to End Racial Discrimination in the city with a panel discussion themed: “Diversity in India: Race, Ethnicity and Culture.” “Many people, oragnisations came in and we all formed what is known as Northeast India Forum Against Racism (NEIFAR). Our efforts made the Government of India form Bezbaruah Committee, the first ever committee formed in independent India on addressing racial discrimination and work towards a series of recommendations to mitigate the same,” said Binalakshmi Nepram whose speech was read out in her absence. Journalist and social activist. Krishna Nath said, “Racism unlike what politicians believe is not always a matter of color, it is any kind of discrimination based on false association of superficial, physical difference- skin color, shape of one’s lips, hair, stature and others along with word and intellectual qualities.” Citing the position of Islam on racism, Syed Miraz Ahmed quoted Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) saying, “An Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over a black nor does a black have any superiority over a white except by piety and good action.” Speakers who participated in the panel discussion included Manashi Das Queah, Archana Sethiya, Alakananda Das, Dr Richa Panday, Dr Dipti Rekha Sharma and Tinat Atifa Masood. Closing in the event, Shaheen Hussain Nongbri, President Char and Rural Development Society pledged to do all to address discrimination owing from the constructs of race, ethnicity and culture and make a congenial environment for all to co-exist. A series of posters were also launched as a campaign on the issue. The event was supported by the European Union.