The Philosophy of Azan Peer and Assamese Zikir

The Philosophy of Azan Peer and Assamese Zikir

The ‘Assamese Zikir’ is a vital component of Assamese culture. Nowadays, it is seen that in various state and national platforms, Bihu Geet, Borgeet and other folk songs and dance of Assamese society are performed to promote the culture and heritage of the region, but in these platforms somehow Zikir songs are less highlighted. As we know that zikir is one of the popular folk songs of Assam. Hence it should be equally highlighted along with others folk songs of Assam. The language used in composing zikir is simple. Employing…

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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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A junior engineer was compelled to touch Assam BJP MLA’s feet seeking forgiveness

A junior engineer was compelled to touch Assam BJP MLA’s feet seeking forgiveness

A Junior Engineer was compelled to touch Assam BJP  MLA Dimbeshwar Das’s feet seeking forgiveness at Katihiatoli Development Board.According to a report telecasted on a regional news channel Dy365, the junior engineer asked the driver of the MLA to park the vehicle aside and this was reason following which the engineer was compelled to touch the feet of the MLA seeking forgiveness.People in social media condemning this task of Raha MLA Dimbeshwar Das. Watch this News video : Share your opinion below in the comment box !

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BCCI selected Assam boy Akash A Sengupta for Indian Cricket Team

BCCI selected Assam boy Akash A Sengupta for Indian Cricket Team

Akash A Sengupta who hails from Goalpara, Assam has been selected by Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for the U-19 Indian Cricket Team. He got selected for the warm-up match to be played against England U-19 team which will be played at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on 28th January 2017. The Assam News congratulates Akash for his dedication and achievements.Way to go ! loading…

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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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Body of doctor recovered from pond in Mangaldai

Body of doctor recovered from pond in Mangaldai

According to a report in The Assam Tribune, Sensation prevailed following the recovery of the body of Dr Alakananda Goswami (59), Sub Divisional Medical and Health Officer (SDM & HO) of Mangaldai and a well-known paediatrician from a private pond near his residence at Ward no 5 on Monday at around 1-30 pm. The same news report states that Police suspect it to be a case of suicide. The incident reportedly came to light when locals heard the sound of someone falling into the pond within the campus of one late Binoy…

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Three ‘Muslim United Liberation Tigers of Assam’ linkmen held

Three ‘Muslim United Liberation Tigers of Assam’ linkmen held

According to a report published in TOI, the Army and Assam Police nabbed three gunrunners of Muslim United Liberation Tigers of Assam(Multa) at Nayekgaon in Kokrajhar district on Monday.  Defence PRO Lt Col S Newton said the joint team apprehended the three, Zehrul Islam, 36, Joved Ali, 36, and Ajit Ali, 30, during a search operation in the area.All three are residents of Bongaigaon district. (Image: Representational) (With Inputs from TOI) 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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Bogibeel Bridge – India’s longest rail-cum-road bridge to be ready be December

Bogibeel Bridge – India’s longest rail-cum-road bridge to be ready be December

The country’s longest rail-cum-road bridge – the Bogibeel Bridge over the Brahmaputra in Dibrugarh – is likely to be ready by December this year. MK Singh, the deputy chief engineer of the Northeast Frontier Railway in charge of the project, on Monday said 70% of the work had been completed.The Bogibeel Bridge project has been 14 years in the making and has earned the dubious distinction of being one of the slowest-moving infrastructure projects in the northeast. On April 21, 2002, construction work on the 4.94-km bridge was inaugurated by…

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