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Shun Colonial Mindset to Explore own Potential

National Seminar in Imphal on ‘Revisiting Colonial Legacy in North East India’ Imphal. Intellectual Forum of North East, Dhanamanjuri University of Imphal, Department of Social work at Indira Gandhi National Tribal University and Centre for Manipur Studies of Manipur University, Canchipur, jointly organised a national seminar on ‘Revisiting Colonial Legacy in North East India, from February 2 to 3 at GP Wom ...

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Mizoram, Assam face the biggest climate threat out of 12 states in IHR

AIZAWL/GUWAHATI. The Himalayan region supports about 20 percent of the world’s population. But the ecologically fragile region, the storehouse of the third-highest amount of frozen water on earth, is highly vulnerable to climate change. Among the 12 states in the Indian Himalayan Region (IHR), Mizoram and Assam face the biggest climate threat, according to a Department of Science and Technology (DST) vulner ...

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Tripura – FCI begins paddy procurement from state farmers for the 1st time!

Agartala. The eagerly awaited paddy procurement process from state farmers through FCI started at Sonamura under Sepahijala district and is scheduled to continue till January 1st next. Farmers of Boxanagar, Mohanbhog, Nalchhar and Kathalia blocks registered with the Agriculture department will be selling a total of 367 metric tons of paddy to FCI. FCI is procuring paddy at Rs. 1750 per quintal whereas price ...

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Home Ministry – Gorkhas in Assam can’t be referred to Foreigners’ Tribunals

Guwahati. Ministry of Home Affairs has issued a clarification to the Government of Assam on the citizenship status of members of the Gorkha Community living in the State as per the Foreigners Act, 1946. This followed a representation from the All Assam Gorkha Students’ Union to the Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh recently as some cases of members of Gorkha community living in Assam were referred to the F ...

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Meet 82-year old rickshaw puller who set up 9 schools in Assam

GUWAHATI. Ahmed Ali, an 82-year-old rickshaw-puller from Karimganj district – who set up nine schools in Madhurband village of Patharkandi with his personal earnings – got featured in the 42nd ‘Mann Ki Baat’ on Sunday. Ali’s mention in the monthly address of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the nation set off a sense of festivity his remote village, close to the Bangladesh border. Ali’s efforts are symbolic ...

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Three try to torch Assam RSS office

Assam. Three miscreants tried to torch the office of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in Dima Hasao district late on Monday, police said on Tuesday. The three unidentified persons first damaged one of the CCTV cameras and then tried to torch the office at district headquarters Haflong by pouring petrol but failed, said an officer, adding they left soon after. The police said that they have recovered th ...

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NAMAMI BARAK FESTIVAL

Silchar (Assam). There was a Festival named “Namami Barak” held for a period of 3 days from 18th to 20th November in Barak Valley, South Assam. It was organized by the Government of Assam. As per government Namami Barak is not merely a festival but it is a symbol of integrity, prosperity and progress of the valley. The programme of the festival was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sono ...

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CACHAR BJP PRESIDENT’S SON ATTACKED

Silchar (Assam). Ravi Shankar Goswami, son of Uday Shankar Goswami, District President of BJP, Cachar was attacked on Friday (27-10-2017) evening by few unknown assailants. This news spread like a wild fire and within a few seconds many BJP leaders reached out to Goswami’s residence. Deputy Speaker of Assam Assembly Dilip Kumar Paul also visited the house. It is learnt that on the way Ravi Shankar engaged i ...

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Student of Shishu Niketan, Sarfaraz topped in Assam class X exam

Guwahati (VSK). Fighting against odds, a waiter’s son topped the Class X examination conducted by the state run Board of Secondary Education Assam (SEBA) in Assam this year. Sarfaraz Hussain, who had appeared in the Class X examination conducted by the state run Education Board along close to four lakh students, scored 590 out of total 600 to top the examinations. Sarfaraz’s father Ajmal Hussain works as a ...

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National Committee constituted for Birth Centenary Celebration of Rani Maa

A mega programme would be organised at Haflong  on January 26, 2015 to celebrate Rani Maa’s Birth Centenary by Zeliangrong Heraka Association. Guhawati. A national committee to celebrate birth centenary of Rani Maa Gaidinliu was formally constituted in Guhawati on May 4. Dr Nirmal Kumar Choudhury will be national president while Shri Dipok Barthakur will be the working president. Shri Ajit Kumar Jana is gen ...

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