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Bomb blast in Sivasagar

A powerful grenade explosion has left one person injured in Sivasagar town on Tuesday.

The explosion took place at a house in Station Chariali at around 11 in the morning. Identified as Raju Ali, the injured has lost one of his hands under the impact of the explosion.

The bomb was believed to have been brought to explode on the Republic day and was kept inside the house.

Security forces rushed to the spot and sent the injured Ali to the Assam Medical College Hospital.         

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Adivashis protest for ST status

12 Feb 2019 - 9:43am | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

Adivashi Sengal Abhijan and Jharkhand Desam Party, Assam state committee  carried out a rally and staged protest dharna in Kokrajhar on Monday, demanding  ST status to the Adivashi community and start of Ol-Chiki script in Santhali medium school in the state. The protest was held in front of the DC office, Kokrajhar. 


Hundreds of activists and members from Sengal Abhijan with banner, placards participated the protest dharna that saw slogan shouting seeking ST status and use of Ol-Chiki script in Santhali medium school.


Meanwhile,the 12 hour Assam bandh called by AASAA-Pradip Nag faction, on demand of ST status to the Adivashis  has evoke partial response in Kokrajhar district and its adjoining areas. 


The bandh was concluded by 5 pm which was started from 5am.


The bandh affected 31 national highway,most of the bazaar, markets are seeing open. Private vehicles are running as usual on the day. The bandh partially impact in the area.


Citizens and parents in the area have expressed resented over bandh cultures which are called by different organisation and parties to show their protest and agitation. 


Bandhs have been creating problems and hardships in the area as bandh culture is seeing gaining up.


Parents and citizens have appealed to all organisation and parties not to call bandhs during the examination days as HS final examination is beginning from Tuesday. 

Journalists Union of Assam condemns arrest of Tezpur scribe

16 Oct 2013 - 2:13pm | Geetartha Pathak

Journalists Union of Assam(JUA), an affiliate state body of Indian Journalists Union (IJU) expresses deep concern at the police atrocities on Bhupen Nath , Tezpur correspondent of Niyamiya Barta, a daily published from Guwahati. He was arrested in the night of October 12 , 2013  in front of his wife and minor son on the plea of a minor accident. Nath was mercilessly beaten up  by the police. Later on the police handcuffed him and sent him to the hospital. He is booked under some tough sections of law and sent to the jail.  

Journalists Union of Assam supports local journalists who staged out a protest rally in the Tezpur Town on October 15. JUA demand that the cases against Mr. Nath be withdrawn and he should be immediately released.  JUA urged that the police should stop its atrocious role on common people. Condemning the highhandedness of the police JUA asked the government and the administration to streamline the police force so that they respect the right of the civilians and freedom of media. 

Seminar at Women Cell, Raha college

14 Mar 2013 - 6:38pm | Dibya J Borthakur

The Women Cell, Raha college in collaboration with Sadau Asom Lekhika Samaruh Samiti, Raha branch is going to organize a two-day UGC sponsored national  seminar on “Education as a tool for Empowerment and Employability of Rural Women in North-East India” on April 24 and 25, 2013. 

The sub-themes of the seminar are ‘Roles of Education in woman empowerment and employability’, ‘Historical and Sociological dimension of women empowerment’, ‘ Present status of empowerment and employability of North-East Rural Woman ‘, ‘ Role of Ngo’s in upliftment of Rural Woman ‘, ‘ Impact of poverty (Economic status), religion tradition and gender bias on empowerment and employability of Rural Woman ‘,‘ Constitutional provision for women empowerment and its impact on of Rural Woman in the age of globalization ‘ ,’Present scenario of women education in North East India ‘.

Other than these sub-themes, any other topic related to the main theme are also invited for presentation in the seminar. The organisers have requested willing participants to submit  abstract of research papers on or before March 25. Participants can e-mail their abstracts to rcwomencell@gmail.com. For sub-themes and any details the organizers have requested to visit the Raha college website www.rahacollege.co.in or contact no. 9435651832.