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Workshop for Orchid Growers fromv June 18

Directorate of Horticulture & Food Processing, Assam invites applications from the orchid growers of Assam for participation in a workshop cum seminar on scientific cultivation of orchid to be held on June 18-19, 2013 at the Auditorium of Krishak Niwas, Directorate of Agriculture Campus, Khanapara, Guwahati. Interested participators are requested to apply in plain paper with detail address, contact no., e-mail address etc. to the Director of Horticulture and Food Processing, Assam , Khanapara, Guwahati , so as to reach the office on or before June 15. There is a provision for 100 nos. of participants only and the selection will be made on first come first chance basis. The expenditure for to and fro journey will be re-imbursed  to the participants after producing the journey tickets of the shortage route by bus or train and one night accommodation will be arranged for participants by the Directorate. Interested persons may contact Bhaskar Kalita, ADO, DHFP, Assam, Mobile No. 9706425081.

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Drama fest in September

18 May 2014 - 5:51pm | Raktim Baruah

8th Annual Brajanath Sharma Memorial Drama Festival is going to be held in September with participation of theatre groups from across Assam and outside. The festival, which has been supported by Government of Ministry of Culture and State Cultural Affairs Department, will be held for seven days from September 9 to September 15, 2014, at Rabindra Bhawan in Guwahati. This was stated in a press release.

Different groups will be invited to perform at the festival depending upon the quality of the plays and standard of performance. For that, pls send the script of the play along with CD/DVD by June 20:

Dr Sitanath Lahkar
Secretary, Samahar Natya Gosthee
1/857 Brajanath Sharma Path
Dr Zakir Hussain Road
Guwahati - 781036

Phone: 9401886222, 9864131662 

Dry nut smuggling: KMSS seeks arrest of trader

19 Feb 2018 - 12:38pm | Suvansu Bora


GOLAGHAT: Krishak Mukti Sangram Samity in Assam claims to have discovered yet another nefarious dry nut smuggling incurring multi crore loss of GST in the cash strapped north eastern state. In a written complaint lodged before Golaghat police on Sunday, Akhil Gogoi, the adviser of the state’s most influential peasant body has named a local trader Abdul Hannan Ali in the name of MS Traders under by direct and indirect patronage of a section of powerful political leaders, civil and police heavyweights.

 In his complaint, Gogoi claimed that the trader in question who is a resident of Gosai Satra village on Saturday brought a huge consignment of dry nuts in 20 trucks to be smuggled. According to Gogoi, dry nut trade with the neighbouring countries is illegal since India has no deal to do it with none of the neighbours as of now.

 Procured from Myanmar and Indonesia, the entire consignment is being kept in a number of places in and around his house or business establishment. The KMSS firebrand, further, has alleged evasion of customs duty to the tune of crores of rupees allegedly producing challan copies to prove the consignment as local product with active help from Assam Agriculture Marketing Board who shows to have cleared it with 1 per cent cess. Gogoi and his organization demand a proper enquiry into it and arrest of Ali to bust the dry nut smuggling racket.

Black Widow still fans terror

24 Aug 2007 - 4:35am | pbaruah
Guwahati :Blood still oozes atop the North Cachar hills with the report of two more killings at the hands of the dreaded Black Widow on Thursday.

According to information received, the anti peace process Black Widow militants shot dead two persons in two separate incidents on Thursday in the hills district.

The militants killed a cadre of Dima Halam Daogah, a rival militant outfit which is now in ceasefire with the Centre. The rival militants shot dead the DHD cadre Laleh Khelma at his residence at around
12.30 pm at a village called Chouddha Kilo under Umrangshu police station on Thursday. Police say Mr Khelma was a close associate of DHD chairman Dilip Nunisa.

Notably, the Black Widow group broke away from the DHD group opposing the truce pact it signed with the Centre which is responsible for a series of bloody internecine clashes in the hill district.

In yet another incident, suspected Black Widow militants killed a teacher, Mannan Hussain, with
Dibarai High School in Haflong, at around 12 noon on Thursday. The militants killed him near the school in the town It is suspected to be case of cash deal while he was called over telephone.

Immediately after the incident, top ranked police officials rushed to the spot for investigation. No one has so far been rounded up