After Japanese, Singapore company to build ‘skill city’ in Assam

After Japanese, Singapore company to build ‘skill city’ in Assam

After Japanese companies expressed interest in investing in startups here, the state government on Thursday signed an MoU with ITE Education Services, Singapore, to establish a ‘skill city’ in the state. The Singapore company, which offers consultancy and skill development training, has also been roped in by Madhya Pradesh to set up a ‘skill park’ in Bhopal.  State industries minister Chandra Mohan Patowary said the skill city would be a centre of excellence and cater to the students of Assam and the northeast.  The minister said that career counselling centres…

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Assam Governor draws flake for terming Lachit as ‘saviour of Hindus’

Assam Governor draws flake for terming Lachit as ‘saviour of Hindus’

Assam Governor Banowarilal Purohit on Wednesday drew flak from the opposition Congress for terming Ahom general Lachit Borphukan as a “saviour of Hindutva”. Condemning the statement of the Governor, the Congress urged him to study about the national heroes of Assam before speaking about them. “The Governor tried to project Assam’s national hero Lachit Borphukan as a saviour of Hindutva and a spokesman of the Hindus. There can be two reasons behind this – first he lacks knowledge about the history and culture of Assam and secondly he made the…

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The Anundoram Borooah Award will be given away on January 29

The Anundoram Borooah Award will be given away on January 29

The Government of Assam awards the meritorious students every year with the prestigious ‘Anundoram Borooah Award’.In facebook post, the Education Minster of Assam Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the Anundoram Borooah Award for meritorious students for the year 2015-16 will be given away on January 29, 2017. loading…

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Assam Govt glare on unsafe boats after Patna tragedy

Assam Govt glare on unsafe boats after Patna tragedy

After the boat accident in Patna which left 24 people dead, the Kamrup (Metro) district administration has asked organisers of boat services and the Inland Water Transport (IWT) department to follow passenger-safety norms. M Angamuthu, deputy commissioner and chairman of the district disaster management authority, has asked the director of the IWT department and the River Police SP to submit a detailed report on the steps taken to ensure safety within 30 days. Angamuthu’s orders will be applicable to all boat service providers who operate in the metro zone of…

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Seba to digitally assess Class X scripts

Seba to digitally assess Class X scripts

For the first time in its history, the Board of Secondary Education, Assam, (Seba), will digitally evaluate answer scripts of Class X board examinees this year. While only the General Mathematics paper will be digitally checked this year, board officials hoped the drive would be extended to other papers in future. The move will have several advantages. Once answer scripts are digitized, they will no longer be vulnerable to fires or misplacement. Evaluation will become foolproof and the scripts can be digitally preserved for future reference.About four lakh candidates will…

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‘Shakira’ set to make debut in Assam on Friday

‘Shakira’ set to make debut in Assam on Friday

Popular theatre director Himangshu Prasad Das is all set to release his maiden film, ‘Shakira Aahibo Bokul Tolor Bihuloi’. The film is an adaptation of his popular drama of the same name and has been made on a budget of Rs 30 lakh; part of the money was obtained through crowd-funding. It will release on Friday. The film revolves around the intense rivalry between villagers during Rongali Bihu celebrations in the state. The competitive spirit culminates in the arrival of popstar Shakira at a local Bihu event. The play was…

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Fake rhino horn recovered

Fake rhino horn recovered

Acting on a tip-off, Forest personnel of the Kaziranga National Park recovered a fake rhino horn from a LP school teacher, one Sujit Bhuyan of Seujipar village, 1 km from here. One Parimal Bhattacharya of Ward No. 1 of Bokakhat town and one Ritul Dutta of Balijan Natun Gaon have been picked up for interrogation in this connection. Kaziranga DFO did not rule out the involvement of more persons in the racket. (Image : Representational) (News source: Assam Tribune)

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Assam Celebrates Magh Bihu

Assam Celebrates Magh Bihu

Assam on Saturday celebrated Magh Bihu with traditional fervour along with the burning of a religious bonfire (meiji). Although the ‘Magh’ month starts from January 15 (Sunday), Bihu festivities begin from the last day of the ‘Puh’ of the Assamese calendar. ‘Uruka’ or the day of the grand feast, which people celebrate with family and friends, was marked on Friday night. On Saturday morning, people across the state set fire to meiji and offered prayers to the fire God. The lighting of the meiji is performed by the elders of…

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IIT Guwahati organizing Northeast’s biggest E-Summit UDGAM

IIT Guwahati organizing Northeast’s biggest E-Summit UDGAM

The Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati is organizing the Ninth edition of UDGAM – The Annual Entrepreneurship Summit from 27th to 29th of January, 2017. UDGAM was conceptualised to develop and spread the spirit of entrepreneurship amongst the youth of India especially in the North-East. Our mission is aptly illustrated through the tagline, “Conceive. Believe. Achieve”. Despite its humble beginnings, UDGAM is the biggest E-Summit of North-East India and easily one of the top E-summits in the nation. With a whole range of events lined up to foster innovation and…

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We will open all files of Congress’ corruption, says CM Sonowal

We will open all files of Congress’ corruption, says CM Sonowal

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said the BJP government in the State will open all files on corruption that took place during the 15 years of rule by the previous Congress government. Addressing a meeting organized by the BJP on Thursday, Sonowal said corruption and misrule had destroyed the administrative system during the previous Congress rule. Coming down heavily on former chief minister Tarun Gogoi’s remark that the BJP has done nothing concrete for the State after coming to power, Sonowal said, “We will have to give a befitting reply…

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