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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Science has social responsibility,says Dr.Duorah,former VC of Guwahati University


 “ Science has social responsibility and the scientists involved in scientific activities should always bear in mind that their creations must be used for the welfare of mankind.” This was said by Dr. Hiralal Duarah, the former vice chancellor of Gauhati University while addressing a well organized congregation of child scientists coming from various schools of Udalguri district here at the science exhibition organized by the office of the Inspector of Schools of Udalguri district here today at the Harimu Bhawan at Udalguri town under the ‘ Inspire Awards scheme’ sponsored by the Ministry of Science and Technology of Government of India to inspire the school children to popularize the innovative science among them.
           
 Dr. Duarah, who had been  the head of the department of Physics at the Gauhati University also lauded the innovative efforts of the school children with their science models on various themes from everyday life and said that they should continue their efforts with hard labour to contribute the world community to make the globe a comfortable living place for the future generation. The former vice chancellor also interacted with the selected students from  the various schools who were awarded Rs. 5000/- each under the Inspire award scheme for 2009-10.
            Earlier to this, addressing the students, teachers and guardians, Thaneswar Malakar, deputy commissioner of Udalguri district said that the government has  a goof number of schemes to explore the talents of the students and the concerned schools, guardians must take interest and initiatives to avail all such schemes to make their wards involve in the scientific activities. Significantly, the deputy commissioner said that even though the constitution of India has provided facilities for the welfare of the students belonging to the minority communities in the country, but due to the ignorance or lack of knowledge, only the Muslim minority community has been availing the facilities meant for the welfare of the minority while such facilities are also meant for other minority communities like the Buddhists, Sikhs, Christians etc. living in this country who have also been categorized as the minority communities like the Muslims. Therefore, he appealed to such communities to avail all these facilities like the Muslims in the region.
           
 In the day long session, five child scientists were selected by the judges for the state level science exhibition likely to be held within this year. The selected shild scientists are Pradumna Baruah of Khagara high school, Dupardipta Das of JNV, Udalguri, Rishi Das of Rowta Station high school, Himashri Choudhury of Orang HS school and Atlanta Das of Arunodoy Akademy, Tangla. Among them, Pradyumna Baruah of Khagara high school, Himashri Choudhury of Ornag HS school and Atalanta Das were selected and awarded on state and national level science exhibitions during the 2009-10 sessions with the same models they presented today and got selected again for the state level. Close sources informed that as per the guidelines of the concerned authority, the models presented by the child scientists must be fresh one every year on such occasions of selections.
            Meanwhile, it has come to light that  out of 68 selected students from the district, the first five selected students as per the serial numbers have not been able to receive the Inspire award worth Rs. 5000/- each which is regarded as an irresponsible act of the education department of the state government. Out of remaining 63 selected students, 54 were present today in the science exhibition.
            The whole session of science exhibition was conducted by M Banu, inspector of schools of Udalguri district while Ganseh Mochahary, secretary of Udalguri district Academic Council inaugurated the exhibition.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Pageant show at Udalguri in Assam

Winners of pageant show at Udalguri
 On the occasion of first Udalguri Youth Festival,2011, pageant show was arranged on April 25 in Harimu Bhavan.Boys and girls of Udalguri district showed their talents by participating in large numbers.Uryed Narzari and Hemasri Boro showed their talents by winning the coveted Mr. Udalguri and Miss Udalguri title.
Participants with sponsors at the pageant show at Udalguri
 The prizes with crowns and medals on the occasion to Mr. Udalguri and Miss Udalguri and first and second runners ups for the titles were presented by Brig. VK Tiwari of Red Horns Division, Colonel Sunil Upadhyay, commanding officer of 315 Field Regiment (Kargil), Mrs. VK Tiwari, Mrs. S Updhayay, Thaneswar Malakar, deputy commissioner of Udalguri district and MK Gautam, commanding officer of 149 battalion of CRPF respectively.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Tangla students excel in quiz and debate at Udalguri Youth Festival


The Udalguri Youth Festival,which was inaugurated on April 23 by Maj.Gen NS Ghei,GOC,Red Horns Division,witnessed more spectacular events like inter school debate and quiz competitions on April 24. Thaneswar  Malakar,Deputy Commissioner, Udalguri inaugurated both the competitions at Harimu Bhavan in presence of Col.Sunil Upadhyaya, Commanding Officer of 315 Field Regiment (KARGIL).In debate section Donbosco School,Tangla and Tangla College won gold and silver medal respectively.In inter school quiz competition,six schools namely-JNV,Kalaigaon; JNV,Udalguri; Arunodoi Academy, Tangla; TEMHS, Tangla; Donbosco School,Tangla and RAMES, Udalguri took part in the final round. TEMHS,Tangla students won the gold medal while Arunodoi Academy, Tangla students won silver medal.Jayanta Chakravorty,lecturer of Tangla College and Director of TEMHS conducted the quiz competition. 

 Thaneswar Malakar, Deputy Commissioner, Udalguri gave away the medals to the winners at the end.On the occasion he requested the students of Udalguri district to study hard and to keep note of matters science & technology,nature & wildlife and to try to solve a few problems of their own for a better future.



Saturday, April 23, 2011

Colourful inauguration of Udalguri Youth Festival-2011


The first Udalguri Youth Festival,2011 has been inaugurated at Udalguri on April 23 at 10 AM.The five days festival has been organised by 315 Field Regiment (KARGIL) under the aegis of Red Horns Division and in association with Udalguri district administration at Deputy Commissioner's parade ground,Udalguri. Col.Sunil Upadhaya,Commanding Officer,315 Field regiment introduced the distinguished to the people while Brig.VK Tiwari,Commander,21 Artillery Brigade welcomed all including distinguished guests.On behalf of the Udalguri district administration,noted writer cum Deputy Commissioner,Udalguri, Thaneswar Malakar,felicitated Maj.Gen NS Ghei,GOC,Red Horns Division,Rangia and his wife with gamocha and xarai.On the occasion Brig.VK Tiwari expalined about the programme which will contibue till April 26.

Declaring Udalguri Youth Festival open,Maj.Gen NS Ghei,GOC,Red Horns Division thanked 315 Field Regiment and Udalguri district administration for organising the spectacular event at Udalguri for the first time.He said that such programmes would provide platform for students so as to expose their talents to the world. According to him tiugh competitions alone would bring perfection. Thaneswar Malakar,Deputy Commissioner of the district thanked Maj Gen NS Ghei and Brig.VK Tiwari for taking up all the welfare schemes for the students and people of Udalguri. Mrs.Manpreet Ghei,Convenor of Family Welfare Organisation,Red Horns Division inaugurated the science model exhibition at 11 AM.

The programme will continue till April 26,which will include cultural,sports and literary competitions.Students from schools namely – Arunodoi Academy,Tangla;Tangla English Medium HS;Donbosco School,Tangla;Maharishi Vidya Mandir,Tangla;Arunodoi Acadeny Junior College, Tangla;JNV Kalaigaon;JNV Udalguri;Diamond English HS,Udalguri;Sacred Heart School,Udalguri ;RAMES Udalguri displayed a few spectacular science models to much delight of the people as wel as the guests.Rihon Daimari,Minister,PHE,Assam;Santias Kunjur,EM,BTC;Mitha Ram Basumatari, EM,BTC;Debajit Deuri,SP,Udalguri;Loknath Mahanta,SDO (Civil),Bhergaon etc attended the programme as the distinguished guests.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

We call this beautiful flower "Night Queen".Its a climber cactus, flowers once in a year only in night.

Beautiful orchids of Tangla

Babroo with mom at Kalaigaon Sevashram

Beautiful harmless spider of Assam.

One person died and 21 injured due to lightning in Darrang



In a tragic incident one person died and 21 injured due to lightning at Outala near Mangaldai in Darrang district  on April 14 at 10 AM.It has been informed that one Sandhi Ram Deka (50), a cultivator of Ahaka village was busy in the funeral of his sister (65) along with other villagers.The sudden lightning struck all the people at the cremation ground resulting instant death of Sandhi Ram Deka. Other 21 people were seriously injured.Among them the condition of Ratna Deka and Deben Deka were critical.In another related incident,two other persons named Sanjay Borah and Thaneswar Deka,who had come to attend the funeral were injured seriously in a bike accident at the same place.

Re poll in Udalguri LAC on April 18


As per the direction from the Election Commission, the Udalguri district administration is going to conduct the re poll at polling station No.142 Uttar Udalguri LP School under 69 Udalguri LAC on April 18 next from 7 am to 3 pm. This was informed by Thaneswar Malakar, deputy commissioner of Udalguri district and district election officer  in a press meet convened by himat deputy commissioner’s conference hall.
            Addressing the media persons, the district election officer also expressed his gratitude to all media persons of the district, polling personnel and voters for extending their cooperation to make the elections a free and fair violence free one with an overall 74.47% voters turnout. He also said that the 64 Panery LAC recorded 73.93% per cent, 69 Udalguri LAC recorded 73.43 per cent and 70 Mazbat recorded 76.15 per cent voters turn out on April 11 assembly elections.
            Malakar also informed that out of 3,71975  voters, 2,77,183 voters exercised their franchise of which 1,44,175  were male and 1,33,,008 were female voters.
Giving a detail of highest and lowest turn out of voters, the district election officer said that within 64 Panery LAC, PS No.118 Potala LP school recorded highest voters turn out with 93.37 per cent while PS No. 145 Tangla Town Adarsha LP school(Left) recorded the lowest turnout of voters with 48.78 per cent. Similarly within 69 Udalguri LAC,PS No. 35 Panery Tea LP school recorded the highest turnout of voters with 90.16 per cent while the Khoirabari tea LP school PS recorded the lowest turnout of voters with 59.03 per cent. Even within 70 Mazbat LAC, Mazorchuba LP school witnessed the highest 90.02 turnout of polling while Purani Goroibari LP school recorded the lowest 56.56 per cent, the district election officer added.
            It is to be noted that the political fate of 24 candidates in the fray from these three assembly constituencies under the Udalguri district will be decided on May 13 next.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Post poll violence in Darrang:1 killed in police firing and IEDs recovered

Although election passed off peacefully in Darrang ,situation turned to be tense next day on April 12 following the recovery of two powerful IED and death of one person in police firing at Dalanghat.In the first incident two powerful IEDs were recovered from the house of a lady named Bimala Baro,secretary VDP, near Kalaigaon College in the morning at 9 am.Police and Army told media persons that the lady had found two bombs wrapped in a gift packet in front of house in the morning.Police and Army personals from 2 Field Regiment rushed to the spot and prevented any loss or damage.Army bomb squad personals defused the boms later.
In another incident,Darrang police resorted to indiscriminate firing at Dalanghat killing one person in the morning of April 12.According to information,a group of unruly youths attacked and ransacked the shops belonging to the supporters of a particular political party in the evening on April 11 at Dalanghat Chouck.A huge protest rally was arranged on April 12 at 9 AM at Dalanghat Chouk,protesting the incident the previous day.They condemned police for their failure to protect people during assembly election.The mob turned violent and attacked police present there.Darrang police personals stationed at Dalanghat immediately started firing resulting death of one 26 years old student named Pankaj Deka,son of Raben Deka and a relative of TMC candidate Ramesh Chandra Deka of 65 Kalaigaon LAC.He was a TDC student of Burhinagar College.Another  boy Chakradhar Deka was also injured  in the firing but is out of danger.The incident has been strongly condemned by all sections of people irrespective of political parties.According to eye witnesses police could have controlled the situation by other means and firing was not necessary at all.Kumud Kalita,Deputy Commissioner,Darrang; GP Singh,IGP,Northern Range,(Assam Police);Bishnu Prasad Rabha, SP, Darrang,Dina Mani Das,Circle Officer,Kalaigaon Revenue Circle etc visited the place in the evening.The DC Darrang has ordered ADC level inquiry in to the incident.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Beautiful wild flowers of Assam

Beautiful orchid flowers of Assam

Beautiful wild orchid flowers of Assam

Beautiful wild flowers of Assam

Wild flowers of Assam

Bhergaon Sub-division is ready for Assam assembly poll

Bhergaon Sub-division,in the district of Udalguri with two assembly constituencies namely 64 Paneri and 65 Kalaigaon is ready for assembly poll to be held on April 11.A total of 2,67,214 voters (1,24,947 voters in 64 Paneri LAC and 1,42,267 voters in 65 Kalaigaon LAC)will decide the fate of 19 candidates contesting from this Sub-division.There are 10 candidates in Paneri and 9 candidates in Kalaigaon constituencies respectively.The election campaign came to an end in the afternoon of April 9 without any major violance or clashes apart from a few minor incidents where supportes of A,B,C parties (AGP,BPF,Congress) indulged in minor group clashes at some places.
In the mean time sufficient numbers of police and para military forces have arrived at various police stations and vulnerable places to prevent anti social activities.Para military forces have started patrolling on the roads near the polling stations.TR Pegu,SDPO,Bhergaon told media persons that pillion riding had been banned in the Sub-division and movements of two wheelers had also been banned from 6 PM till morning next day.319 numbers of polling stations have already been prepared for the poll.(152 numbers in 64 Paneri LAC and 167 in 65 Kalaigaon LAC)Hectic preparations are on under the supervision of LK Mahanta,SDO (Civil),Bhergaon cum ARO 64 Paneri constituency and Dina Mani Das,Circle Officer cum ARO 65 Kalaigaon constituency. In the mean time Thaneswar Malakar,Deputy Commissioner cum District Election Officer, Udalguri have appealed voters of the district to excercise their franchse with out any fear or favour.On the occasion,the district administration have published printed letters,leaflets,booklets etc for common people mentioning dos and donots. The district Election Officer appealed all the candidates and political parties to refrain from negative campaigning during the poll day inside or outside of the polling stations.The district and Sub-divisional administation have also appealed all to cooperate with the administration to prevent poll violance and rigging etc.

Bhubaneswar and Ajanta give final election touch in Darrang and Udalguri


Bhubaneswar Kalita,president APCC has given the final touch of the Congress election campaign in 65 Kalaigaon LAC by attending a massive election rally at religious minority dominated Rajapukhuri and Bhehguri of Kalaigaon constituency on April 9 at 10 AM. More than 10000 people attended the rally which was organised by Congress in support of its candidate Rupa Rani Bhuan.It needs mention that this had been the last massive election rally in the constituency.The rally was held at Bherbheri HS play ground where AGP had organised an election rally few days back.Addressing people Bhubaneswar Kalita appealed voters to vote for Congress candidate Rupa Rani Bhuan.He further said that Congress would form the government in Dispur for the third term.But he did not make any negative comment against any political party, leader or candidate.Kandarpa Kalita.secretary of Darrang district Congress anchored the proceeding of the election meeting held at the same place.
Ajanta Neog,Minister,PWD,Assam also attended another election rally held at Kalaigaon town cattle market on April 8 at 11 AM in support of congress candidate Rupa Rani Bhuan in Kalaigaon LAC.More than 1000 people mostly woman attended the rally.She narrated the scenery when Congress had taken over government in 2001 administration was demoralised and broken in every field.She told people that an amount of Rs.18 corer had already been released for the reconstruction of MB road (lifeline of Darrang and Udalguri district) from Kalaigaon to Tangla (phase II).She criticised AGP for their emotional blackmail of the people of Assam.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

BPF and Congress fighting hard in 64 Paneri LAC


Election scenario in Bhergaon Sub-division is hotting up day by day.There are two constituencies in Bhergaon Sub-division namely-64 Panery and 65 Kalaigaon LAC.64 Panery LAC is likely to witness a straight contest between BPF and Congress in the comming assembly poll to be held on April 11.Altogather ten candidates are contesting from this constituency namely -Kamali Basumatari present MLA,(BPF); Santias Kunjur, present EM of BTC(Cong);Kumud Das (UDPF);Swarnalata Chaliha (Ind);Upen Das (BJP);Bolen Sarania (AUDF);Ratneswar Rabha (ATC);Tulsi Kunjur (Ind);Fwnswrang Bodosa (Ind);Hitesh Sarma (Ind).As per the latest election activity the LAC is supposed to witness a straight contest between Kamali Basumatari of BPF and Santias kunjur of Congress.

There are 124947 voters in this constituency.In the last assembly election in 2006,Kamali Basumatari of BPF (with 26,398 votes) defeated Tulsi Kunjur of Congress (21,294 votes) by a margin of 5104 votes.State AGP vice president Durga Das Bodo secured third position with 17,663 votes.But neither Das Bodo nor any other AGP candidate are contesting this time from Paneri LAC, leaving AGP supporters to vote for their own choice.The absence of AGP candidate will of course benifited Santias Kunjur of Congress.He has posed hardles on the way of BPF from Paneri constituency.On the otherhand Tulsi Kunjur (Ind) had been the official Congress candidate in 2006 from Paneri LAC and secured second position.He has been denied Congress ticket this time and is contesting as an independent candidate posing threat to Santias Kunjur for the division of tea tribe votes. Majority of non Bodo general voters including Assamese and Bengali community,if support Congress candidate then victory will be easy for Congress.A faction of tea garden people have opposed congress candidate supporting Tulsi Kunjur.But from all the indication seen till now, BPF and Congress will fight tooth and nail for winning 64 Paneri LAC.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Straight contest between BPF and AGP in 65 Kalaigaon constituency in Assam



Voters of 65 Kalaigaon constituency,numbering 1,42,267 likely to witness a toughest ever contest between ruling BPF and AGP in the comming assembly poll on April 11.Although nine candidates are contesting in the constituency,actual fight will be limited among BPF,AGP and Congress.The contesting candidates are- Maheswar Boro (BPF);Mukunda Ram Choudhury (AGP);Rupa Rani Bhuan (Congress);Mridul Deka (BJP);Ramesh Chandra Deka (Trinamool Congress);Powal Chandra Borah (AUDF);Jitendra Chaliha (SUCI);Jyotipran Pathak (IND);Pabitra Deka (IND).But except BPF,AGP and Congress other candidates or parties have failed to draw voter's attention so far.
AGP candidate Mukunda Ram Choudhury has posed tough obstacle before Maheswar Boro of BPF this time. In the last assembly poll in 2006,BPF with 27,703 votes defeated AGP candidate (23,559 votes) by a margin of 4,111 votes.Rupa Rani Bhuan of Congress did not contest in 2006,but in 2001 she managed to score 16,777 votes as a candidate of Samajwadi Party securing third position.AUDF has placed Powal Chandra Borah as a weak candidate this time leaving 25,000 strong religious minority voters to choose either AGP or Congress.In 2006 assembly election AUDF candidate Matleb Ali secured 21,111 votes securing third position.Religious minority voters have realised their limitation to elect their own candidate from this constituency,but will decide the fate of the winning candidate this time.They are unlikely to vote in favour of BPF candidate,making the situation tough for BPF.(AMSU has openly opposed BPF).But BPF candidate Maheswar Boro enjoys the advantage of being the only tribal candidate likely to secure majority support of nearly 36,000 tribal votes.The BTC factor also will be an aditional advantage for BPF,as majority of non Boro voters living inside BTC are unlikely to oppose BPF rule for next four years.Moreover if majority of languistic minority voters (Bengali Hindus) numbering nearly 25,000 support BPF candidate, there will be no hurdle on BPF's way.
On the otherhand Mukunda Ram Choudhury enjoys the support of majority of the non BTC voters living outside BTAD.His additional advantage will be the support of religious minority voters too.But firebrand Congress candidate Rupa Rani Bhuan is seen mobilising support of religious minority people.Less than fifty percent support of which could very much seal the fate of AGP candidate.The open support of BPPF and UDPF to AGP candidate has of course been considered as plus poin for AGP.Everything will of course depend on the last minute decision of the religious and languaistic minority voters numbering nearly 50,000.But at this time tough contest has been seen bteween BPF and AGP followed by Congress in third position.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

BPF organised mammoth election rallies in Assam



The election scenario is hotting up in BTAD area of Assam. BPF, AGP,Congress and other political parties  are busy in the election campaigning for the assembly election to be held on April 11. BTC Chief Hagrama Mahilari along with other top BPF leaders attended a mammoth election rally organised at Kalaigaon College play ground on April 4 at 2 PM.More than ten thousand people attended the rally in support of BPF candidate Maheswar Baro.The rally had been  one of the biggest election rally in the district of Udalguri.On the occasion Hagrama Mahilari said that BPF would work according to people's need and desire.Criticising AGP and BJP,he said that both the party could very much say nice promises during election time,just to be forgotten later.When in power AGP and BJP they were busy with family and own property.He also didnot spare its ally Congress,saying that congress thought only for a few upper Assam districts in the past.According to him BPF believed equality and justice to all the districts of Assam.He further said that the success of congress party was possible only for the support of BPF. On the issue of ST status to six ethnic groups of Assam,Hagrama remarked that BPF was never against such move.He would rather be pleased to offer his help if saught. Biswajit Daimari,BPF MP (RS) also addressed the rally.Thanking the mammoth crowd,he declared that
65 Kalaigaon LAC would be the number one winning LAC for BPF. The rally was also addressed by Maheswar Baro,BPF candidate of 65 Kalaigaon LAC.Several top BPF leaders namely- Lwmsrao Daimari,EM,BTC;Dina Nath Das;Kartik Chandra Baro,MCLA, BTC and Jagadish Sarkar,MCLA,BTC attended the rally.Afew district level BPPF, BJP, AGP, AUDF and AMSU leaders formally joined BPF in presence of the BTC chief.