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1 N E W S CAPSULE Doklam issue NEW DELHI, Aug 30: Defence Minister Arun Jaitley today refused to interpret the significance of resolution of the China- India face-off at Doklam, saying it was a sensitive issue and that the government had already conveyed its position. The External Affairs Ministry has already articulated the government s stand on the issue, he said. PTI MoU approval NEW DELHI, Aug 30: The Union cabinet today approved signing of an MoU between India and Myanmar for conservation of earthquake-damaged pagodas at Bagan in the neighbouring country. The MoU will be signed during Prime Minister Narendra Modi s visit to Myanmar during September 6-7. Spl Correspondent Exchange of fire KAZIRANGA, Aug 30: An exchange of fire between forest guards and poachers took place around 5:15 am today when the latter attempted to kill a rhino at Mandir Baneswar camp under Burapahar range of Kaziranga National Park. The forest guards later recovered some ammunition from the site. Correspondent Countdown BENGALURU, Aug 30: The 29-hour countdown for tomorrow s launch of navigation satellite IRNSS-1H to augment the existing seven satellites of the NavIC constellation began today. To be launched on board PSLV- C39, IRNSS-1H will be a back-up satellite for IRNSS-1A. PTI Aadhaar date NEW DELHI, Aug 30: The Centre today told the Supreme Court that the deadline to furnish Aadhaar for availing the benefits of various social welfare schemes would be extended till December 31. Attorney General KK Venugopal made the submission in the apex court. PTI The Assam Tribune on Internet & by Ritik Pandey Archana Borthakur by Jyotishmita Kalita Neelotpal Deka Book Nook, Picture Crossword, Quiz. Plus Poems, My Viewpoint, Little Hearts, Comics and other features. 79 YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE NATION PUBLISHED SIMULTANEOUSLY FROM GUWAHATI & DIBRUGARH RN-1127/57 TECH/GH 104/ , VOL. 79, NO. 236, GUWAHATI, THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2017, Pages 16+8 Price Rs Over 1.22 lakh cattle heads seized since 2015 Spurt in cattle smuggling to Bangladesh R DUTTA CHOUDHURY GUWAHATI, Aug 30: Despite the issue making headlines for some time, cattle smuggling to Bangladesh still remains a major cause of worry and according to records available, more than 1.22 lakh cattle heads were seized by the personnel of the Border Security Force (BSF) in the areas under its Guwahati Frontier in the last two and half years. The number of cattle actually smuggled out can turn out to be much more as only some of the cattle sought to be smuggled out of the country can be seized because of the terrain. As per records available, as many as 39,470 cattle heads were seized by the BSF under Guwahati Frontier in 2015, 58,468 were seized in 2016 and 24,965 were seized up to August 24 this year. Among the three sectors under the Guwahati Frontier, Dhubri sector is still the most vulnerable because of the riverine international border as more than 40 thousand cattle heads were seized in that sector last year, while, so far this year, 12,362 were seized so far this year. Though the smugglers try to smuggle out cattle heads through other areas in Coochbehar and Falakata sectors, the Dhubri sector is still the most vulnerable and it is noticed that in recent times, the Coochbehar sector is also becoming vulnerable. Meanwhile, BSF sources told The Assam Tribune that the smugglers always try to use different tactics to smuggle out cattle heads and syndicates are working in the area. Sources pointed out that Number of cattle seized under Guwahati Frontier Year , , (Up to August) 24,965 all the stakeholders must play a role to deal with the menace as it is difficult for the border guarding force alone to deal with the problem. The Farmers would be compensated for crop loss: Union Minister STAFF SHILLONG, Aug 30: Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Parshottam Rupala today said Assam s flood survey report is yet to be received by the Centre after which farmers would be compensated for loss of their standing crops under laid norms. The Assam government is yet to send a survey report of the flood. After the report is received and verified, the Centre would accordingly compensate the farmers for their crop loss under laid norms, Rupala said after attending a programme at ICAR, Umiam. The minister said all farmers are compensated during natural calamities for loss of their standing crops. The Centre yet to receive Assam flood survey report process is carried out based on a survey report undertaken by the state government and sent to the Centre. After due verification of the report, the Central government releases fund for the loss the farmers incurs due to natural calamities such as flood and drought. Expressing optimism on the potential of farmers in the Northeast, he said much of the potential has not been realized due to various factors. He said that the region could be the AGP firm on its stand Implement Assam Accord in toto SPL NEW DELHI, Aug 30: Pleading for urgent steps to implement the Assam Accord in letter and spirit, the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) today urged Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to pressure the governments in the neighbouring countries to take back their citizens. An AGP delegation led by party president and State minister Atul Bora and comprising working president and State minister Keshab Mahanata, former chief minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta and senior leaders Brindaban Goswami, Biren Baishya, Dr Kamala Kalita, Phani Bhusan Choudhury, Ramen Kalita and Nurul Hussain, met the Union Home Minister and submitted a memorandum to him. Singh assured the delegation that he would look into their demands, Bora told this newspaper. The Union Home Ministry is the nodal min- (See page 4) History, geography to be combined core subject at HS level SIVASISH THAKUR GUWAHATI, Aug 30: The Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC) is set to introduce history and geography as a combined core subject at 10+2 level. The new subject to be known as Swadesh Adhyayan will contain elements of both history and geography. This was decided following the recommendation by an expert panel. Knowledge of history and geography is crucial for the understanding of our own heritage and identity. It is with this objective that we have cleared the decks for introducing the two as a combined subject at the higher secondary level. The new subject will be called Swadesh Adhyayan and it will be among the five core subjects in HS Arts (stream), AHSEC chairman Dr Dayananda Borgohain told The Assam Tribune. The educationist added that the preparation of the textbook had already been assigned to an expert panel. Emphasis has been laid on incorporating the diversity of the State and the region as The most important clause of the Assam Accord is Clause 6, whereby the Government of India has agreed to provide constitutional safeguard to the people of Assam. well as the country in preparing the text. This will help the students to have a proper understanding of the things that are actually an inseparable part of their very identity. Only when one knows about one s heritage that one can inculcate a sense of belongingness to and responsibility for one s native place, he said. According to Dr Borgohain, long-term gains of the initiative would also manifest in effective regional planning for expediting the development process of the State and the rest of the Northeast. istry for implementation of the clauses of the Assam Accord. We, therefore, urge upon you to take appropriate steps towards the implementation of the Accord in toto, the AGP pleaded. Reiterating its stand that detection and deportation of illegal foreigners from Assam must not be on the basis of religion, the AGP said they oppose the proposed Central government Bill for amending the Citizenship Act, The government has brought in the amendment Bill with a view to granting citizenship to the Hindu Bangladeshis, among others. The most important clause of the Assam Accord is Clause 6, whereby the Government of India has agreed to provide constitutional safeguard to the people of Assam, but to that effect no concrete step was taken by the previous governments. We, therefore, urge upon you to expedite the matter in the greater interest India is a vastly diverse land with different terrains and cultures dominating different landscapes. This needs to reflect in policy, planning and implementation. It is the absence of proper regional-level planning that is perpetuating the backwardness in areas like the Northeast. Knowledge of history and geography is critical to formulating the right type of policies for a given region, he said. Swadesh Adhyayan will also be offered as major subjects at degree and postgraduate levels. driving factor if India was to succeed in organic farming. Citing the example of Sikkim, he said, the organic produce from the Himalayan state is being sold at a premium at different markets of the (See page 4) Apprehensions on GST proved unfounded: Modi NEW DELHI, Aug 30: Two months after the rollout of GST, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said apprehensions with regard to the indirect tax regime have been proven to be unfounded and a smooth transition has happened. He asked chief secretaries of all states to further boost efforts to increase registration under GST (Goods and Services Tax) and to achieve a quantum jump in this regard within a month, a PMO statement said. The Prime Minister was chairing his 21st meeting of Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation (PRA- GATI), a monthly interaction with top officials of states through a video conference. GST was rolled out on July 1, ushering in a uniform indirect tax system in the country. The last 20 meetings of PRAGATI have seen a cumulative review of 183 projects with a total investment of Rs 8.79 lakh crore, according to the PMO statement. PTI Number of cattle seized 99 pc of junked notes returned to bank: RBI MUMBAI, Aug 30: As much as 99 per cent of the junked Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes have returned to the banking system, RBI said today, prompting opposition to question the efficacy of the government s unprecedented note ban decision to curb black money and corruption. The Reserve Bank, which has so far shied away from disclosing the actual number of junked currency deposited after November 8 last year, said in its Annual Report for that Rs lakh crore of the junked currency had come back into the banking system, leaving only Rs 16,050 crore out. As on November 8, 2016 there were 1,716.5 crore pieces of Rs 500 and crore pieces of Rs 1,000 in circulation, totalling Rs lakh crore. Post-demonetisation RBI spent Rs 7,965 crore in on printing new Rs 500 and Rs 2,000 and other denomination notes, more than double the Rs 3,421 crore spent in the previous year. The demonetisation was hailed as a step that would curb black money, corruption and check counterfeit currency but (See page 4) cattle are brought mostly from North India and the smugglers manage to cross several inter- state check gates to reach the international border. If the vehicles carrying cattle can be stopped on the way, it will be difficult for the smugglers to bring cattle (See page 4) HC relief for medical candidates LAW REPORTER GUWAHATI, Aug 30: The Gauhati High Court today directed the authorities ad interim not to disturb the candidates who have already been admitted to the MBBS and BDS courses in the State s medical and dental colleges this year. The directive came after a division bench comprising Chief Justice Ajit Singh and Justice Manojit Bhuyan heard a writ appeal filed by the State of Assam against the judgement passed by the court of a single judge of the high court on August 25 in this connection. The court fixed the case for further hearing on September 4. The State government preferred the writ appeal against the August 25 judgement passed by the court of Justice Hrishikesh Roy in various writ Army to undergo major reforms: Govt NEW DELHI, Aug 30: Major reforms will be carried out in the Indian Army to enhance its combat capability which will include redeployment of nearly 57,000 officers and other ranks as well as ensuring better utilisation of resources, the government announced today. Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said perhaps for the first time after Independence, such a big and far-reaching reform process is being initiated in the Army. Replying to a question that whether the exercise was undertaken keeping in view the Doklam episode, Jaitley said, This is not specific to any incident. It had been going on much prior to Doklam. The reform initiatives were recommended by a committee headed by Lt Gen DB Shekatkar (retd) which had a mandate to recommend measures for enhancing of combat capability and rebalancing defence expenditure of petitions wherein the Directorate of Medical Education, Assam was directed to follow the Assam (Regulation for Admission into 1st year MBBS /BDS) Rules, 2015 for admission to the MBBS and BDS courses in the current year. The single-judge court held that the 2015 Rules were in force when the CBSE notification for the NEET (National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test) was issued. On the contrary, the Admission Rule of 2017 was notified later on. The State government contended that the candidates, who have already been given admission under the reserved quota and other seats and whose courses have already been started in August, would be adversely affected if the 2015 Rules are to be followed in the admission afresh. the armed forces to increase tooth to tail ratio. The tooth-to-tail ratio refers to the amount of supply and support personnel (termed as tail) for each combat soldier (tooth). The panel had suggested 99 recommendations for structural changes in the Army and out of which the defence ministry has accepted 65 after consultations with all the stakeholders, Jaitley said. PTI Wipro denies payment scam in NRC work GUWAHATI, Aug 30: Reacting to a news item about an alleged scam in the National Register of Citizenship (NRC) updating process published in The Assam Tribune today, Wipro Limited said that in 2014, it was appointed as the System Integrator to update the NRC in Assam after a rigorous tender process and the project was commissioned by the Registrar General of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India and is being monitored by the Supreme Court of India. Wipro entered into a partnership with a local company to train and deploy data entry operators across the State to update the NRC. Separately, (See page 4) State flood scene continues to improve GUWAHATI, Aug 30: The flood situation in Assam continued to improve today although nearly 79,000 people are still suffering across five districts in the State. According to a report by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority, over 78,800 people are affected at present in Chirang, Morigaon, Nagaon, Karbi Anglong and Golaghat districts. Till yesterday, over one lakh people were affected by the latest wave of flood across four districts. The total number of people losing their lives in this year s flood-related incidents in the State went up to 158, including eight in Guwahati. As per the report issued today, Morigaon hosts the largest number of affected people at 41,500 followed by Nagaon with 36,100 affected. PTI JOCOSERIOUS Yes, this is what my idea is... to raise an armed force with indigenous weapons!

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3 NATIONAL THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2017 THE ASSAM TRIBUNE, GUWAHATI 3 Dawood being sheltered by Pak: Union Home Secy NEW DELHI, Aug 30: Fugitive underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, key accused in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, is in Pakistan and that country is creating hurdles in getting him back to India to face the law here, Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi said today. Mehrishi said the government is taking all required action so that Ibrahim could be brought back to India. Dawood Ibrahim is in Pakistan. That country has given him shelter. That country is also putting hurdles in bringing him back to India to face the law, he told PTI here. Mehrishi will demit office tomorrow. The Home Secretary said the attitude of Pakistan was not in conformity with international law and it is working against India in Ibrahim s case. Whatever action is required, Pakistan is sponsoring terrorism. Pakistan is ensuring infiltration to Kashmir and Pakistan is funding terrorism in Kashmir. we are taking. We will get him. The process is on. But the attitude of the Pakistan government is not in conformity with the international law. Pakistan is working against India. The legal process is on. We will get him at an opportune time, he said. NEW DELHI, Aug 30: The government s top law officer will help the Supreme Court with regard to the legal aspects of Article 35A of the Constitution under which special rights and privileges are granted to the permanent residents of the State of Jammu & Kashmir, Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi said today. There are 4-5 cases on 35A in the Supreme Court. These are only legal issues. The Attorney General will help the Supreme LUCKNOW, Aug 30: Ahead of the festival of Bakrid, the Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM) has appealed to Muslims to sacrifice bad habits and not goats. Animal sacrifice during Bakrid is a bad practice like triple talaq. People should boycott those advocating sacrifice on the day. Giving kurbani during Bakrid is haram (not approved) in Islam, MRM Convenor (Awadh Prant- UP) Syed Hasan Kausar told reporters here. If anyone wanted to give sacrifice, he should shun his bad habits and cut a (symbolic) goat cake, on Bakrid, which will be celebrated on September 2, he said. Kausar said that there were a number of superstitions among Muslims about animal sacrifice and added that those who get better eduction would understand Islam. Meanwhile, MRM co-convernor KA Khurshid Agha advocated a Ram temple in Ayodhya. NEW DELHI, Aug 30: From Houston all the way to Mumbai and from Nepal to the desert State of Rajasthan, rains have cut a swathe of destruction with flooded streets and thousands marooned as their cities and villages go under. With people across the globe dealing with the humanitarian and economic fallout of unusually heavy rains this year, are extreme weather events the new normal? Scientists, meteorologists and climate change experts blame rising global temperatures for the erratic weather patterns, leading to instances like heavy rains and floods. Heavy rainfall, cloudbursts, thunderstorms and heat waves are indeed becoming the new normal, said former India Meteorological Department (IMD) Director General Laxman Singh Rathore. A worrying trend, added the consultant with the World Bank for South Asia on Climate Change, was that periodicity and severity had increased. In case of rainfall, the average precipitation has Ibrahim is the main accused in the 1993 serial bomb blasts case in Mumbai in which around 260 people were killed, and more than 700 were injured. He fled India post the bombings and is hiding in Pakistan at present. In April, Home Minister Rajnath Singh had stated there was no doubt that Ibrahim was still in NEW DELHI, Aug 30: Talks with separatists in Jammu and Kashmir are a possibility but these have to take place without any conditions, Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi said today. Mehrishi, who is demitting office tomorrow, also refused to blame the Haryana government for its alleged failure in handling the law-and-order situation after the conviction of the Dera Sacha Sauda chief saying it was not proper to judge any situation sitting in Pakistan. During the last 10 years, India has sent several dossiers to Pakistan in this regard, naming Ibrahim as the accused in the Mumbai blasts case. In 2011, P Chidambaram, the then Home Minister in the UPA government, had also said that Ibrahim was based in Karachi. PTI No talks can take place with pre-conditions Rajiv Mehrishi Delhi as law and order is a live and dynamic situation. On the possibility of talks with the separatists, he said Home Minister Rajnath Singh has made it clear many, many times that the Central government was open for dialogue in Kashmir. We want to talk, he said. I don t think that any talks can take place with pre-conditions, Mehrishi told PTI in an interview while replying to a question on whether the Centre was inclined to hold talks with the separatists in Jammu and Kashmir without any conditions. He said there was no doubt that Pakistan has been sponsoring terrorism in Kashmir through various ways, including funding militants. Pakistan is sponsoring terrorism. Pakistan is ensuring infiltration to Kashmir and Pakistan is funding terrorism in Kashmir, he said. PTI AG to help SC on Article 35A Court, Mehrishi told PTI here. The Supreme Court last month had asked the Centre to file a reply to a writ petition filed by an NGO seeking that Article 35A be struck down. The petition said the State government, under the guise of Article 35A and Article 370, which grants special status to the State, has been discriminating against non-residents who are debarred from buying properties, getting a government job or voting in the local elections. Sacrificing goats on Bakrid bad like triple talaq, says Muslim Rashtriya Manch As per Quran, prayers can not be offered at a disputed place, so how can the Babri mosque be constructed at the disputed site at Ayodhya, he said. Earlier this month, the Manch, an RSS affiliate, had announced that it would launch a countrywide campaign to persuade Muslims against sacrificing cows on Bakrid with a special focus on Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Bihar. MRM leaders met Islamic scholars associated with the organisation in New Delhi at an event presided over by senior RSS leader Indresh Kumar where a resolution was passed against cow slaughter. Agha said that Muslims were confused about how to follow the path of Allah and said they should come up against animal sacrifice. The organisation has also planned a march from Lucknow to Ayodhya from September 11 to garner support for the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya. PTI Article 35A was added to the Constitution by a Presidential order in Article 370 grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir while Article 35A empowers the State legislature to define the States permanent residents and their special rights and privileges. The J-Kashmir government contested the petition saying the President had the power to incorporate such a provision in the Constitution, while the Centre recently expressed its reservations. PTI more or less remained the same, the dry spells have increased but the amount of rainfall remains the same. This means there is heavy concentration of rainfall over a particular region while other areas go dry, explained Jatin Singh, CEO of Skymet, a private weather forecasting agency. IMD recorded 2016 as the hottest year since And, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) fifth assessment report on climate change, observations since 1950 show changes in some extreme events, particularly daily temperature extremes and heat waves. The IPCC report also noted that it is likely that the frequency of heavy precipitation will increase in the 21st century over many regions. According to the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), 41 million people have been affected due to torrential rains in India, Nepal and Bangladesh this year. Nearly 900 people have died in the three countries, a report on the UN news website said. J&K BJP slams Omar for creating hype on Article 35A JAMMU, Aug 30: The BJP today accused former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah of creating hype over Article 35A and trying to divide people on regional and religious basis. There is nothing anti-national if any person is defending Article 35A. However, Omar is creating hype on Article 35A, when the case of its legality is being heard in Supreme Court. He is trying to divide the people on the regional as well on religion basis, J&K BJP spokesperson Virender Gupta said. Reacting to Abdullah s statement yesterday that defending the Constitution of India, to which Article 35A is integral, cannot be anti-national, Gupta said continuation of the Article depends on the judgement of the Supreme Court and wishes of the people of the country as a whole. Article 35A is against the fundamental rights as defined in Indian Constitution. Permanent resident as defined by the State constitution is against the fundamental rights. Such laws should not sustain and re- Is extreme weather events the new normal? An idol of Lord Ganesh installed at a Ganesh Puja pandal at Belagavi in Karnataka, on Wednesday. UNI Shoppers throng Ghani Khan Market in Srinagar on Wednesday ahead of Eid-ul-Azha. UNI An IMD report added that 1,600 people in India died due to extreme heatwave conditions in which 475 lives were lost during floods and thunderstorms in But how does global warming lead to heavy rainfall? Roxy Mathew Koll, a scientist researching climate change with the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune, a premium institute under the Ministry of Earth Sciences, explained that the atmosphere and the oceans were getting warmer due to increasing carbon dioxide, a result of human activities. A warmer atmosphere holds more moisture. This results in two factors. The first is that warm moist air is lighter than cold dry air and hence makes the atmosphere unstable as it rises up, said Koll. The second factor, he added, is that since the atmosphere holds more moisture, it dumps it all together a heavy rainfall event. These factors leads to erratic weather, including extreme rainfall events across the globe. PTI main in any civilised country, he said. He claimed that people of Jammu and Ladakh regions always opposed Article 35A and Article 370 right from the day of their inception in the Constitution. These were incorporated in Indian Constitution by (former Prime Minister) Jawaharlal Nehru to please and placate the Kashmiri leadership without taking the people of Jammu region and Ladakh into confidence. These Articles may have been helpful to establish the autocracy of Kashmiri leaders and to satisfy their whims, whereas the common man of the valley has suffered and has remained aggrieved, he said. The spokesperson said the people of Jammu and Ladakh regions have mostly suffered because of Article 370 and 35A. They were discriminated against in services, administration and development activities. They have been treated as second class citizens. The identity and demography of the Jammu and Ladakh regions are meeting serious challenges from the valley leadership, he alleged. PTI HP IGP, 7 cops brought to CBI HQ for questioning NEW DELHI, Aug 30: The CBI today brought 8 Himachal Pradesh police officials, including an IGP, to its headquarters in the national capital for questioning in the custodial death of an accused in a rape case. The eight police officials will be questioned by a Special Investigation Team of the CBI which is probing the matter. Inspector General of Himachal Pradesh Police Zahur Haidar Zaidi and seven other policemen were arrested by the CBI yesterday in connection with the custodial death of Suraj Singh, a 29-yearold labourer from Nepal. Singh, who was a suspect in the rapeand-murder of a minor school girl in Kotkhai area of Shimla in early July, was among six people arrested by the local police. PTI Hardik, his aide in 3-day police custody AHMEDABAD, Aug 30: A magisterial court in Patan district remanded Patidar quota spearhead Hardik Patel and his close aide Dinesh Bambhania to three-day police custody in connection with an assault and dacoity case registered against them on Sunday. Patan Police, who had formally arrested them yesterday morning, had sought a 10-day custody. The magistrate granted three days of remand that will end at 5 pm on September 1. One Narendra Patel, who claimed to be associated with Hardik Patel-led Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) had filed a complaint against Hardik, Bambhania and six to seven other supporters of Hardik at Patan B Division Police Station on Sunday. On the basis of the complaint, the police had registered a case against them under IPC Sections 395 (dacoity), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace), (criminal intimidation) and 147 (rioting). PTI Doon Express engine delinks from coaches JAUNPUR (UP), Aug 30: The engine of the popular Doon Express train today got delinked from the coaches between Khetasarai and Jaunpur stations on the Varanasi-Faizabad section of the northern railways but fortunately it did not lead to any untoward happening. The incident took place at about 1 pm when the engine got separated from the Howrah-Dehradun Express train near gate number 56 after the coupling suddenly broke, rail officials said here. The freak incident this afternoon, however, triggered panic among the passengers as two train accidents have occurred in UP in recent days. PTI Girl ends life over harassment by teacher TIRUNELVELI (TN), Aug 30: Unable to bear harassment by her school teacher, a Class 7 girl student has allegedly committed suicide here, the police said today. Sabrine Harjeera, 12, a student of a private matriculation school at Palayamkottai here, leaped to death from the open terrace of her house at about 3 am yesterday. Police said the girl left behind a suicide note in which she accused her woman teacher of harassing her beyond tolerable limit. The note, addressed to her mother, was found from her school bag. There was no complaint against me when I was studying in 6th standard. Now, why is she complaining against me so much? What mistake did I do? Why is the teacher tormenting me? I am not able to bear it, the girl said in the handwritten note. I agreed, I lied to the teacher. But she should not torture me by harassing me... I don t know the way to protect myself... I am committing suicide, she wrote. PTI Patna HC dismisses Shahabuddin s appeal PATNA, Aug 30: The Patna High Court today dismissed an appeal by controversial RJD leader and its former MP Mohammad Shahabuddin against the life sentence awarded to him by a Siwan court in an acid attack case which took place 13 years ago. The case relates to the killing of two brothers by drenching them in acid at Siwan in 2004 allegedly on the directions of Shahabuddin over a property dispute. PTI

4 4 THE ASSAM TRIBUNE, GUWAHATI INTERNATIONAL Louisiana braces for Harvey strike again HOUSTON, Aug 30: After pouring record rains on Texas, tropical storm Harvey made a second landfall today to strike Louisiana, a state that still bears deep scars from 2005 s Hurricane Katrina. The second hit comes five days after the monster storm slammed onshore as a category four hurricane, pummelling the US Gulf Coast with torrential rains that turned neighbourhoods into lakes in America s fourth largest city, Houston. Harvey made its second landfall just west of the town of Cameron, the National Hurricane Center said, with flooding rains drenching parts of southeastern Texas and neighbouring southwestern Louisiana. Louisiana residents braced for Harvey s ferocious maximum sustained winds nearing 45 miles (72 kilometres) per hour, with forecasters predicting another five to 10 inches (13 to 25 centimetres) of rain could pour on the region. They expect Harvey will gradually weaken to a tropical depression by tonight, meaning maximum sustained winds should slow. But low-lying New Orleans was still girding for the storm, just a day after the 12-year anniversary of Katrina, which ravaged the vulnerable city famous for its jazz music and cuisine. The New Orleans branch of the National Weather Service said a heavy rain threat remained over southeast Louisiana and southern Mississippi through tomorrow, when relatively drier weather is finally slated to arrive. One night prior to the second landfall, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu tweeted to remind #NOLA that we are not yet in the clear, urging residents to remain vigilant and cautious. In Texas emergency crews were still struggling to reach hundreds of stranded people in a massive round-the-clock rescue operation - but the National Weather Service tweeted that weather conditions there were to at last improve. AFP N Korea says more missiles to come SEOUL, Aug 30: North Korea leader Kim Jong-Un has promised more missile flights over Japan, insisting his nuclear-armed nation s provocative launch was a mere curtain-raiser, in the face of UN condemnation and US warnings of severe repercussions. The Hwasong-12 intermediaterange missile that Pyongyang unleashed yesterday represented a major escalation of tensions over its weapons programmes. In recent weeks it has threatened to send a salvo of missiles towards the US territory of Guam, while President Donald Trump has warned of raining fire and fury on the North. After the latest launch Trump said that all options were on the table, reviving his implied threat of preemptive US military action just days after congratulating himself that Kim appeared to be starting to respect us. The UN Security Council - which has already imposed seven sets of sanctions on Pyongyang said in a unanimous statement the North s outrageous actions are not just a threat to the region, but to all UN member states. Both the North s key ally China and Wipro denies... (Contd from page 1) Wipro has also developed the software and IT infrastructure for this project. Despite delayed receipt of payments, Wipro and its partner continue to pay salaries to the data entry operators to ensure that operations remain uninterrupted and staff are not impacted, it said in a statement. It added that Wipro had always provided services in accordance with the terms of its contract with NRC and the same was being monitored by the concerned authorities. Farmers would be... (Contd from page 1) states of the Northeast to emulate Sikkim s success story. Rupala further urged the farmers to adopt scientific means of farming and use of technology in the fields. He said such methods would not only improve yield but also protect their produce from damage. He nonetheless acknowledged some of the challenges before the northeastern states and said that the connectivity issue needs to be addressed so that farmers have easy access to markets. 99 pc of junked... (Contd from page 1) RBI said just 7.1 pieces of Rs 500 note per million in circulation and 19.1 pieces of Rs 1,000 notes per million in circulation were found to be fake in its sample survey. Opposition was quick to seize on the data to attack the government with former finance minister P Chidambaram saying, RBI gained Rs crore, but lost Rs crore in printing new notes! The economists deserve Nobel Prize. Rs 16,000 cr out of demonetised notes of Rs 15,44,000 cr did not come back to RBI. That is 1 per cent. Shame on RBI which recommended demonetisation, he tweeted. Chidambaram also wondered if demonetisation was a scheme designed to convert black money into white?. Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal said his party would move a privilege motion against RBI Governor Urjit Patel for misleading a parliamentary panel on the issue. RBI said just 8.9 crore pieces of Rs 1,000 notes or 1.3 per cent of the scrapped ones have not returned. It, however, did not give a specific number for the old 500 rupee notes. Subject to future corrections based on verification process when completed, the estimated value of specified bank notes (SBNs) received as on June 30, 2017 is Rs trillion, the central bank said. PTI Implement Assam... (Contd from page 1) of the people of Assam, the regional party said. The delegation also brought up the issue of flood and detailed the loss incurred by the State. Every year flood and erosion cause havoc and as such we demand that flood in Assam be declared as a national problem, so that it can be dealt with effectively by the Central government, the party argued. Meanwhile, State Agriculture Minister Atul Bora on Tuesday called on Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Radha Mohan Singh and reported that the value of crop damage is estimated at Rs 258 crore. Bora also urged him to advise the department concerned to release the first instalment against the Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) and Bringing Green Revolution in Eastern India (BGREI). Against the last year s allocation of Rs 279 crore, Assam received only Rs 210 crore even after submitting all the necessary fund utilisation certificates. Bora also pleaded for increased funding under the newly launched scheme Targeting Rice Fellow Areas for Development of Pulses and Oil Seeds from last year s allotment of Rs 15 crore to Rs 30 crore, so as to cover more families whose sali paddy, the main crop, has been damaged in the floods. Spurt in cattle... (Contd from page 1) right up to the international border to be smuggled out, sources pointed out. Sources revealed that the issue was discussed at various levels but the punishment under the laws governing transportation of cattle is not very harsh and the smugglers take advantage of it. The persons transporting cattle can be booked under the Cruelty to Animals Act and the Transportation of Animals Act and the fines under both the Acts are very minimal and the persons involved in such syndicates are hardly affected by it. Giving an account of the modus operandi used by the cattle smugglers, sources said that the riverine patches of the international border are the most vulnerable. The smugglers normally tie up the cattle in the makeshift rafts made with banana trees and allow the cattle to float with the river current. They release the cattle from several locations at the same time. Whenever the BSF men use their speed boats and catch one batch and bring them ashore, it is too late to go back to catch the next batch of cattle. That is one major problem encountered by the border guarding personnel. The second most preferred tactic used by the smugglers is that a group of 20 to 30 men engage BSF patrol parties by creating trouble in one part of the international border by pelting stones. By the time the BSF men deal with such people by using non lethal weapons, another group of miscreants take advantage of the distraction to smuggle out cattle heads. Such tactic is normally used in the unfenced areas of the land border as the smugglers know it well that the BSF men are not allowed to use lethal weapons unless it is an emergency. Moreover, it is apprehended that most of the cattle seized by the BSF again fall into the hands of the smugglers. Whenever cattle are seized, the BSF hand them over to the Customs Department. But the Customs Department is forced to auction the cattle immediately as the Government has not made any provision to keep the cattle for long periods and the syndicates involved in such racket manage to buy back the cattle. Russia, which also has ties to it, backed the US-drafted declaration, but it will not immediately lead to new or tightened sanctions. The Rodong Sinmun newspaper, mouthpiece of the North s ruling party, UN condemns launch today carried more than 20 pictures of the launch near Pyongyang. One showed Kim smiling broadly at a desk with a map of the Northwest Pacific, surrounded by aides. Another showed him gazing upwards as the missile rose into the air. South Korea s military said yesterday that it had travelled around 2,700 kilometres (1,700 miles) and reached a maximum altitude of 550 kilometres. The official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) cited Kim as saying that more ballistic rocket launching drills with the Pacific as a target in the future were necessary. Yesterday s launch was a meaningful prelude to containing Guam, advanced base of invasion, he said, and a curtain-raiser for the North s resolute countermeasures against ongoing US-South Korean military exercises which the North regards as a rehearsal for invasion. AFP Trump may be inciting violence against media: UN GENEVA, Aug 30: The UN human rights chief said today that President Donald Trump s relentless attacks on the media could trigger violence against journalists, suggesting the US leader would be responsible. In a broad condemnation of Trump s conduct in office, Zeid Ra ad Al Hussein said he viewed the US presidency as the driver of the bus of humanity, accusing Trump of reckless driving. Zeid, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, also blasted Trump s decision to pardon former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was convicted of criminal contempt last month for illegally profiling Hispanic immigrants. On the media, Zeid voiced particular alarm over Trump s verbal assaults on CNN, the New York Times and Washington Post. THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2017 To call these news organisations fake does tremendous damage and to refer to individual journalists in this way, I have to ask the question, is this not an incitement for others to attack journalists? And let s assume a journalist is harmed from one of these organisations, does the president not bear responsibility for this, for having fanned this? Zeid told reporters in Geneva. I believe it could amount to incitement, he added, saying Trump had set in motion a cycle that includes incitement, fear, self-censorship and violence. According to the rights chief, Trump s assault on the media has emboldened other countries to crack down on press freedoms. The demonisation of the press is poisonous because it has consequences elsewhere, Zeid said. AFP

5 THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2017 THE ASSAM TRIBUNE, GUWAHATI 5 CITY WEATHER GUWAHATI LOCAL FORECAST: Generally cloudy sky. Rain/thundershower is very likely to occur. Maximum temperature is most likely to be 33 C on Thursday. TEMPERATURE: Max 34.4 C Min 26.4 C Timber seized GUWAHATI, Aug 30: The Zonal Flying Protection Squad of the Forest Department seized a timber-laden truck bearing registration number AS 01 FC 0826 near Koinadhora here at around 7.30 am today. The truck was carrying 31 pieces of sawn timber without any valid documents. The driver, Padma Garo, from Sonapur, has been detained. Staff Reporter Assam Police advisory to parents THREAT OF HARMFUL ONLINE GAMES GUWAHATI, Aug 30: The Assam Police today issued an advisory to parents to monitor the social media activities of their children in the backdrop of the Blue Whale challenge, an online game involving a series of dangerous tasks. The advisory was issued after a Class X student inflicted injuries on himself playing the online game. The boy, admitted to the GMCH, had cut marks on his hand. Recently a few online games have become popular among youth who are glued to their mobiles, computers and are addicted to excessive video gaming. Some such harmful games like Blue Whale, A Silent House, Sea of Whales, Wake Me Up at 4:20 AM etc. involve emotional and psychological conditioning of the players, the advisory said. As most cases involve teenager victims between 13 to 19 years of age, the Assam Police advised all parents, teachers, guardians and members of the civil society to be vigilant about such cases. Parents/elders in the family have been advised to monitor and regulate the online surfing activities of their minor children. Certain parent monitoring apps and software available via Internet may be used to keep a check on the surfing and download history. Teachers and civil society have been appealed to encourage an open discussion about cyber and social media awareness among children. Some of the early noticeable Governor inaugurates renewable energy project at Raj Bhavan GUWAHATI, Aug 30: Governor Banwarilal Purohit along with Science and Technology Minister Keshab Mahanta inaugurated a 30 KW grid interactive solar power plant under the Renewable Energy Project at the Raj Bhavan today. In his inaugural speech, the Governor said solar energy is considered to be the best option for the people and the exceedingly increasing energy requirements of modern-day life, as it belongs to the renewable category. The disappearance of fossil fuels from the planet and their rising costs have forced countries to switch over to a sustainable energy source, he added. The sun is the biggest energy supplier and is fully capable of meeting the energy needs of earth in the distant future. Solar SANJOY RAY GUWAHATI, Aug 30: If you are a mid-career professional still grappling for job satisfaction, you can take solace in the fact that a section of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and the Indian Police Service (IPS) officers is also facing the same problem. Government records point out that as many as 172 Grade A officers, including the IAS and the IPS, posted in Assam had moved the Court in the last five years, seeking redressal of their job-related grievances. In Assam itself, 172 Grade A officers, including the IAS and the IPS, had moved the Guwahati bench of the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT), seeking redressal of their different professional grievances in the last five years. The CAT functioning under the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievance and Pension Department of Personnel and Training had come across nearly such 300 cases (related to Grade A officials) in the last five years from across the North-east, with the highest number of such cases (172) emerging from Assam. Of the nearly 300 cases of grievances filed energy is the only alternative energy for the country, the Governor said. Purohit also asked the Assam Energy Development Agency (AEDA) officials to look into the possibility of providing LED-based solar lanterns in the streets where there is no access to power. Even in the un-electrified villages, LED-based solar study lamps would be a good alternative. He further asked the AEDA officials to make the technology available to every household to help them reduce the energy expenditure to a great extent and help the country to switch over to clean and renewable energy. It may be noted that the Renewable Energy Project at the Raj Bhavan, Assam was sanctioned to the AEDA by the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) Government of India under its Special Area Demonstration Project Scheme. The objective of the scheme is demonstration of application of various renewable energy systems in a project mode with 100 per cent funding from the Ministry to create greater awareness about renewable sources of energy and to supplement the energy requirement. The project was first initiated by the then President of India in 2008 at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, with the aim to reduce carbon footprints wherever possible, to undertake comprehensive measures for conservation and sustainable use of natural resources and for adopting eco-friendly practices in day-to-day life as part of the programme Roshni. Minister Mahanta said the AEDA is going to launch a programme for rooftop solar project to harness the abundant Bitten by the frustration bug, top babus move court by top officials posted in the North-eastern States with the Guwahati bench of CAT, 30 cases were filed by IAS officers, while 33 cases were filed by IPS officers posted in the region. Eight Indian Forest Service (IFS) officers also sought legal intervention to deal with their professional grievances. Apart from 172 cases from Assam, 37 officials based in Meghalaya had moved the CAT for redressal of their professional grievances followed by Manipur with nine cases and Tripura with 21 cases during the same period. Official sources said the number of such cases is increasing and the CAT s Guwahati bench has maintained one of the best disposal rates in this regard. Of the 3,653 cases filed between 2007 and 2016 with the CAT s Guwahati bench, 3,643 cases were disposed of. The CAT, which came into being in 1985, is meant for adjudication of disputes with respect to recruitment and conditions of service of persons appointed in public services and posts in connection with the affairs of the Union or other local authorities in India or under the control of the Government of India. power of the sun. He said by December 31 this year, 14 mega watt of power in the social sector of Assam is going to be installed and it will be grid connected. Mahanta also said that Assam has huge potential for renewable energy and by using the renewable energy sources, electricity can be provided to all. There are many remote areas not connected by electricity grid and by harnessing energy tapped from the sun, all the remote areas can be brought under light, Mahanta added. It may also be mentioned that under the project, different renewable energy systems have been installed and commissioned at the Raj Bhavan here, like 30 KWp grid interactive solar PV power plant, solar water heating systems, 6 KWp solar wind hybrid aero generator and LED garden lights and LED streetlights. Prof Anil Kumar Goswami (R), former principal of Cotton College, and other dignitaries releasing two books written by Pranab Chaliha, at Guwahati Press Club on Wednesday. AT photo signs and symptoms of such dangerous game addictions are depressed and violent behaviour, isolation, self-harm, late night and early morning Internet surfing, secret chatting, etc. Any such case suspected may be urgently brought to the notice of medical doctors and reported to Assam Police. (WhatsApp number of Assam Police: ), the advisory said. The head of psychiatry at the GMCH, HR Phookan, said it is difficult to say how the games motivate the player to inflict harm on himself. When a player starts playing the game, he or she does not know what is there in the future stages. In later stages, the player is asked to do certain things like watching horror movies, waking up at odd hours, standing atop high rises or bridges. These tasks remove the fear, Phookan said. The task keeps getting tougher with each passing day. After overcoming the fear, the players can inflict injury to themselves and even commit suicide, which is the final stage (50th) of the game. Such horrendous games by brainwashing mostly teenager victims have so far claimed more than 100 lives worldwide, including in India. The boy, currently admitted to the GMCH, is undergoing treatment. Doctors said despite the counselling, he still wants to continue the game. It will require some time before he comes out of it. We have also put him on medication, Phookan said. Permission delay hits maintenance of ancient structure AJIT PATOWARY HN Baruah s death anniversary today GUWAHATI, Aug 30: The 30th death anniversary of the doyen of Assamese journalism, Harendra Nath Baruah, will be observed tomorrow all over the State under the auspices of the HN Baruah Memorial Trust. In this connection, a public meeting will be held at the Vivekananda Kendra auditorium at 4 pm tomorrow. Tongam Rina, noted journalist and associate editor of the Arunachal Times, will deliver the memorial address on the topic Arunachal-Assam Relations and the Media. Senior journalist DN Chakravartty will preside over the function. Nitya Bora, editor of the Asomiya Pratidin, and GL Agarwala, chairman of the GL Publications, will be felicitated on the occasion. Staff Reporter Money looted GUWAHATI, Aug 30: Two motorcycle-borne miscreants snatched Rs 4 lakh from a lady outside the SBI branch at Beltola today and fled the spot immediately. The lady, Jesmin Sultana Hoque, was about to get into her car after coming out from the bank when the miscreants snatched her bag. The money was meant for some NGOs. A case has been registered in this regard at the Basistha Police Station. Police said in spite of repeated instructions to the banks to install CCTV cameras outside their offices, the bank authorities have not taken the instruction seriously. Staff Reporter OBITUARY Krishna Sarma GUWAHATI, Aug 30: Krishna Kanta Sarma, former employee of The Assam Tribune and a resident of Pensionpara, passed away at a city hospital today. He was 74. He leaves behind his wife, three sons and a daughter. Photo: Dr Satyakam Phukan GUWAHATI, Aug 30: The State s Directorate of Archaeology is still awaiting concrete steps from the Kamrup (Metro) district authorities for handing over physical possession of the Narakasur Hill site where remnants of an antique wall were found by a group of city-based archaeological enthusiasts led by general surgeon Dr Satyakam Phukan on February 19 this year. Dr D Kauli, Director, Archaeology, told this newspaper here today that the experts from the Directorate have already visited the site and found remnants of an old brick structure there and the Kamrup (Metro) district authorities were requested to hand over the possession of the site through a letter on June 6, Only after getting the physical possession of the site, we can go for its protection and preservation, she said. The exact time of the structure found at the site is yet to be ascertained, though it may safely be assumed that it may belong to the early mediaeval period, she added. Dr Phukan said the remains of a wall were found running continuously right A woman selling local fish varieties at Uzanbazar in Guwahati on Wednesday. UB Photos Women Entrepreneurs Hub to be set up in city GUWAHATI, Aug 30: State Industries and Commerce Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary announced that a Women Entrepreneurs Hub would be set up in Guwahati, catering exclusively to the products made by women. He said this while inaugurating the three-day exhibition on Traditional Jewellery Designing and Making, Block Printing and Lifestyle Products at the Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship (IIE), Guwahati, on Tuesday. The programme was sponsored by the Women Cell of the Commissionerate of Industries and Commerce, Assam, an official release stated today. Lauding the efforts in crafting exquisite products and designs, Patowary asked the women entrepreneurs to focus on innovation and quality to compete in the national and international markets, while retaining the traditional motifs. He asked the department officials to rope in professional experts to impart training on fine quality commodities. The minister added that the upcoming Incubation Centre at Ambari, Guwahati, would keep two floors of the building for products, goods and artefacts designed and made by women. Stating that only micro industries can provide large employment opportunities at comparatively lower capital investments than large industries, Patowary said that an industrial park would be set up at Jagiroad on a plot of 19 bighas with 40 sheds of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) where women entrepreneurs would be given preference. Patowary distributed certificates to the trainees who had successfully undergone the jewellery designing and block printing course at the Indian Institute of Gems and Jewellery, Jaipur, and IIE, Guwahati, and fashion designing at the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Kolkata. Additional Chief Secretary, Assam, Ravi Capoor said that the department had so far trained around 500 women in from the west of the TV Tower on the Narakasur Hill to Birubari, covering 2.5 kilometres stretch. The Archaeology Director said the Narakasur Hill is a candle-making, natural dye, jute and water hyacinth weaving, and would extend all help to set up their own enterprises. Additional Director, Industries and Commerce, Manjula Saikia Bhuyan, in her presentation, said that the department plans to provide a platform to women entrepreneurs in upcoming events like IITF, New Delhi and BIMSTEC Expo, Kolkata. Meanwhile, the National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC), under the sponsorship of Women Cell, Commissionerate of Industries and Commerce, has sent 50 women for on advanced training programme of two weeks to the Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore, for food processing and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International School of Textiles and Management, Coimbatore, for fashion designing. Additional Director, PK Saikia, Deputy Director Dr Minakshi Debi, Director of IIE Manoj Das, and Head, CIE, IIE, Dr Sriparna B Baruah were also present in the programme. Indigenous Muslim bodies demand original inhabitant status in NRC GUWAHATI, Aug 30: Demanding that the State s indigenous Muslims be categorised as Original Inhabitants (OIs) in the National Register of Citizens (NRC), the Sadou Asom Gariya Mariya Yuva Chatra Parishad and Muslim Kalyan Parishad today alleged that a conspiracy was afoot to deprive the indigenous Muslims of Assam who have been living in the State and enriching its national life since the past 800 years. Apparently, a plot has been hatched to bracket the indigenous Muslims with the immigrant Muslims and render them second-class citizens. When we met the NRC Coordinator earlier and submitted memorandums to the State Government demanding an OI status for us in the NRC, the Coordinator assured us that none of the indigenous groups would be termed OIs. But during the last hearing in the Supreme Court, it was revealed that 20 lakh out of the 48 lakh applicants were OIs. This smacks of a sinister conspiracy against the indigenous Muslims, Moinul Haque, general secretary of Sadou Asom Gariya Mariya Yuva Chatra Parishad, said at a press conference today. The Parishad also questioned the basis on which the 20 lakh applicants had been termed as OIs, and demanded a white paper on the issue. We also appeal to all espousing the cause of Assamese nationalism to make their stand clear on the indigenous Muslims namely, Gariya-Mariya, Deshi, Juluha, Maimol, etc., of the State, Haque said. The Parishad will hold a mass convention on the issue on September 17 where it will chalk out its course of action. site with the rich cultural heritage of the mediaeval period. If it is to be notified as a Protected Archaeological Site under the purview of Section 3 (1) of The Assam Ancient Monument and Records Act, 1959 and The Assam Ancient Monument and Record Rules, 1964, the notification required to be issued for the purpose would need revenue clearance and the district authorities need to take appropriate steps to facilitate this notification. Moreover, the district authorities also need to properly mention the necessary particulars like measurement of the land of the sites and the monuments located there, besides the patta and dag numbers, name of the location and views of the deputy commissioner, while initiating the process for protection of the sites, added Dr Kauli.

6 6 THE ASSAM TRIBUNE, GUWAHATI THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2017 MESSAGE FOR TODAY The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. WINSTON CHURCHILL Their Naga peace talks With the NSCN (IM)-Centre talks at an advanced stage, one hopes that the vexed issue of Naga insurgency is brought to a logical and amicable conclusion. The Centre has reportedly rejected some of the demands of the outfit such as a separate constitution, passport, and integration of Naga-inhabited territories in neighbouring States for creating a Greater Nagalim. The demand for integration of Naga-inhabited land in Greater Nagalim in particular has a lot of bearing on long-term peace and stability in the North-east. The three States Manipur, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh have been vehemently, and rightfully so, opposing the demand for a Greater Nagalim with their territories. Respecting the constitutionally demarcated boundaries in the north-eastern States is a must and any tinkering with the same will only trigger a cycle of unrest. It is understood that the Naga rebel leaders will be granted more autonomy for the State of Nagaland so as to enable the people to have a greater say in the ownership and management of their land and resources. This is a legitimate aspiration of the tribal State and granting of autonomy to the extent possible should go a long way in ushering in an era of peace and progress in the volatile State. It may be recalled that the NSCN (IM) had been adamant on sovereignty as a core issue before the talks but the Centre managed to convince it that a sovereign Nagaland was non-negotiable, forcing it to budge from its untenable stand. Since then it persisted with the claim for a Greater Nagalim including Naga-inhabited areas of neighbouring States but this, too, has failed to strike a chord with the Centre largely because of the stiff resistance from the affected States. Historically or otherwise, the NSCN (I-M) claim is far from based on convincing ground. An arrangement that can safeguard the political and cultural identity of the Nagas expediting at the same time their economic progress should be the guiding principle of the peace talks. Prudence dictates precisely such an approach, as over the decades the NSCN (IM) brand of insurgency has done great harm to the region. The Naga people have been the worst hit, as unabated insurgency has only served to distance the masses from the development process. It led to a perverse culture of gun, extortion and intimidation, perpetuating a vicious cycle of unrest and underdevelopment. Due to the Centre s soft-pedalling on the Naga problem all these decades, the militant outfit virtually ran a parallel administration in utter defiance of the rule of law even as it continued to be engaged in a perpetual dialogue that yielded very little. Drugs and arms smuggling have been two other disturbing offshoots of the insurgency movement. If the NSCN (IM) is really committed to the cause of its people as it claims to be, it should give up its impractical demands and settle for an honourable resolution that recognizes the socio-economic and developmental concerns of the masses. Looming threat Even as the North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong Un continues on his defiant ways, the international community appears to be flummoxed as to exactly how to deal with him. Kim s antics might seem to be almost risible as he cocks a snook at his detractors, yet these do pose one of the gravest threats not only for South-east Asian nations, but also the entire planet. This is because of the instable nature of the man, as also the indisputable power he commands over the people of his nation, who will do nothing to stop him even if he decides to undertake potentially disastrous courses of action. International sanctions appear to have only made him more reckless. The problem is compounded by the equally unpredictable nature of another powerful world leader, in fact arguably the most powerful person on earth, US President Donald Trump. He had some time back warned North Korea that he would rain down fire and fury on her if she persists with her nuclear programme and carries on launching ballistic missiles. A brief lull in North Korean activity in these spheres had led Trump to claim that the North Korean leader was beginning to respect us. His assumption was echoed by his Secretary of State Rex Tillerson who had asserted that he was pleased to note unprecedented restraint by North Korea after Trump s threat. Clearly, the joke is on the American duo, if the latest provocative actions of North Korea are anything to go by. Just a few days later Pyongyang fired three short-range missiles to demonstrate its strike capabilities. Then, on August 29, it fired an international ballistic missile which flew over the Hokkaido island of Japan for a distance of 2,700 km at a maximum altitude of 550 km before landing in the open sea. This launch, understandably, caused great consternation amongst the populace and induced Japan s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to denounce it as an unprecedented, serious and grave threat. It may be recalled that Pyongyang had earlier threatened to launch a nuclear strike on the US territory of Guam, 3,000 km from North Korea, to reach which its ICBMs must fly over Japan! Observers also note with dismay that his missile was launched from a spot adjacent to Pyongyang rather than, as in previous cases, from remote places where not many human lives would be lost in case of a preemptive counterstrike by the US. It is almost as if Kim is daring the US to launch just that type of a strike well knowing the kind of escalation it would lead to! The most terrifying aspect of the looming threat is that, with neither China nor Russia seemingly willing to use the clout they have over Pyongyang, there is very little the rest of the world can do. master s voice Other than the devastating floods and their tragic aftermaths in Assam and Manipur on account of early, unseasonal and unpredictable cloudbursts the North-east region has been witnessed to this year, there was another development last fortnight which largely failed to capture media and public attention as much as it ought to have. This one is nothing as immediately tragic as the floods have been having caused misery to thousands, but nonetheless nothing trivial or trifling either. Indeed, this is a bug of nearly six decades that the North-east has been afflicted by, for which too little so far has been done to towards ameliorating the situation. As anybody familiar with issues of the North-east would have probably guessed, the reference is once again to the controversial legislation, the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act 1958, which has today become an unseemly and unpopular appendage in the overall political architecture of the North-east region, and a bad name for Indian democracy before the international community. Although there is still a great deal of ambiguity on this particular development, if newspaper reports last fortnight emanating from New Delhi are to be believed, the decision to extend or end the continuance of the Disturbed Area Act, which is the precondition for the imposition of the much dreaded AFSPA, in the cases of Manipur and Assam, will now be left to the respective State cabinets. The question which has not been adequately answered so far however is, would this new condition be re- Letters to the EDITOR Sir, This is in reference to the news item Doklam stand-off comes to end (AT, August 29). That the military stand-off between India and China at Doka La (Doklam) region has come to an end is really good news. As one knows, the military stand-off began on June 16 last after the Chinese troops started constructing a road in the region adjacent to both India and Bhutan. India opposed the Chinese action with a statement that China had aimed to change the status quo in the area. Again, the actual status of Doklam has remained a controversy for decades with both China and Bhutan claiming it. While Bhutan treats Doklam as its part, China claims it on the basis of a treaty with Britain that dates back to Several rounds of border talks between Bhutan and China have failed to resolve the dispute. Now that India and China have served for only these two States or would it be applicable to all the other States of the North-east. From available information so far, it does seem like the former is what it will be, for no mention was made of the other North-east States even while these reports were categorical that the new condition will not be applicable to the State of Jammu and Kashmir where the AFSPA is also in force. In Kashmir, the Union Government would continue to have the last word on whether the DAA should continue to be extended, and with it the promulgation of the AFSPA. Presuming the reports on the matter were accurate, in particular the one published in the respected daily, The Hindu, it must be said the development implies some very unsavoury interpretations. This is especially so because both Assam and Manipur are recent converts to the BJP the party in power at the Centre. Left on their own, many of the North-east States would probably opt to end the era of DAA and AFSPA. Tripura has done precisely this and was allowed to get away with it, probably because the general perception is, all radical challenges to the Indian state are either dead or else resolved now. As Tripura has done, Nagaland probably would be the next to follow suit, given the fact that none less that the Nagaland State Assembly passed resolutions on several occasions that the AFSPA should be lifted from its soil, as the era of violent confrontation between the state and its challengers is drawing to a close and peace talks are being held currently between the rebels and New Delhi. Likewise Manipur too, although amidst much more controversial circumstances, removed the DAA and AFSPA partially in 2004, as part of a desperate manoeuvre of the erstwhile Congress Government in the State following an unprecedented public outrage over the rape and murder of Thangjam Manorama, a woman suspected to have links with militants, in the custody of the Assam Rifles. It may be recalled the move was strongly advised against by the then Congress-led Central Government, but given the volatile situation in the State during those days, and the possibility of a complete breakdown of law and order on account of an increasingly violent public protest, the State Government prevailed, and AFSPA was removed from seven Assembly constituencies in the Imphal area. The State Government s additional logic was, the capital already had a strong presence of police well-trained in counterinsurgency operations; therefore areas falling within these With our back to the wall, we stand united! Dr Monprativ Barooah T he devastation brought about by the recent floods in Assam is beyond description. If there ever was a need or time for regional unity cutting across social strata, caste and religion it is now. Thousands are waiting to get back to their homes, rebuild their lives and recover from the losses they have suffered. While many a story of suffering has surfaced, so are tales of human endurance aplenty, as people fought one common threat that of the surging waters. Hand in hand, shunning the differences of blood and birth, they braved the natural calamity with whatever little resources were available to them. One such particular incident, which the writer of this piece had witnessed, is worth mentioning here. During an aid and relief camp in a remote upper Assam village, the medical team reached a temple where around eight families ravaged by floods were stranded. The priest of the temple, a Brahmin by caste who lived in a tworoom thatched house with his wife just by the backyard, gave refuge to those families in the temple premises. Among the eight families, three were Muslims, while the rest were of Nepali, tea garden community and Bengali origin. For five long days, the Brahmin priest fed the displaced lot, while his wife attended to the sick children of the Muslim families who had developed diarrhoea, dehydration as well a fever. They huddled together and stayed put until finally relief and rescue arrived. This happened at a time when elsewhere, but not very far away, a section of people were repeatedly crying hoarse over a possible threat to secular ethos that our State has witnessed under the present government s rule. Many of the intellectual kind voiced their concern over the imminent danger of disruption of the multihued social fabric of Assam due to a saffron onslaught initiated from the Centre. Sporadic protests were organized and armchair panellists went hammer and tongs at the Government on television shows racking up issues like cow vigilantism and possible Sanskritization of schools. Then all of a sudden, the Deendayal Upadhyaya controversy also popped up. They (the intellectuals, leaders) raked up their tirade further terming it as sinister motive of the Hindi heartland to enforce rightwing ideologies thereby giving precedence to Hindi nationalism over regionalism. It was dissent all over with the intellectuals drawing the conclusion that if the proposed model colleges sport the name of Deendayal Upadyaya, the very identity of indigenous Assamese will soon be endangered to the core. A very The question which should disturb all believers in the beauty of federalism is, are these two States, and probably more to follow soon, entering an era of Central rule by proxy, in which the voices of the two State governments have successfully mutated and transformed into their master s voice? Doklam stand-off and Indo-China ties agreed to withdraw their troops from the Doklam plateau in the Himalayas, one will hope for a lasting solution regarding the status of Doklam region. This region belongs to Bhutan and China should recognize Doklam as a part of Bhutan. If China continues to claim the Doklam plateau unnecessarily or proposes to build a road through the mountainous area, then, a confrontation between India and China will be inevitable. India views that the Chinese deployment of troops in the Doklam region is a security threat to it and that China should drop its claim over Doklam. As one knows, there is already a border dispute between India and China. So, Doklam should not become another flashpoint in the Indo-China ties. Yours etc., MAHESWAR DEKA, Rangiya. (II) Sir, It is a matter of satisfaction that the Doklam issue has been resolved peacefully at least for the present when both India and China withdrew their troops avoiding a full-fledged war. It has also shut the mouths of some astrologers who always predict an Indo-China war in near future. Indeed it is a great diplomatic achievement of the Union Foreign Ministry. But a section of the Indian media is unnecessarily trying to provoke the situation by highlighting it as a defeat of China. Undoubtedly, India is now in a position to take any challenge from China unlike the most humiliating defeat of But since any war causes massive irreparable damage to both the warring sides, it is always better to avoid it especially when the world is on the verge of a third world war with possibility of India becoming a base for it. Yours etc., SUBHASH CHAN- DRA AGRAWAL, New Delhi. Clean India Sir, The Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is a massive mass movement that seeks to create a Clean India. The time has come learned person has even termed the phenomenon as a Brahmin aggression a ploy employed by the Sangh Parivar to spread the roots of Brahmanism or forcibly instil its tenets over the naive masses. The intellectual went further exclaiming that, if is not arrested, it might have the propensity to create a Brahmanical disruption in the society. Mind it, the above comments have come at a time when Assam is reeling under the effects of a grave natural calamity that knows no boundaries. With resources pushed to the brink and relying heavily on Central aid to get us out of this quagmire, this was hardly the time for taking a dig at a sensitive issue that has the potential of spiralling out of control. Severed road and rail connectivity, homeless people, loss of life and livestock and an unpredictable yet powerful neighbour stomping near our borders hardly make an ideal atmosphere to rake up a cacophonous debate on saffron vs. secularism. Nevertheless, intellectuals have ignited minds. They must have sensed something to harp at such an issue. However, commoners like us still feel that the secular ethos of the greater Assamese society is still intact. Cow vigilantism does not exist in our part of the land, nor has extreme ideologies ever been thrust upon us forcing us to adhere to a particular doctrine. The composite culture that has evolved out of an assimilative process involving diverse castes and creeds and promulgated by the likes of Srimanta Sankaradeva still holds firm. While no institution has the authority to enforce extreme ideologies, the ethos of this great land isn t fragile enough to disintegrate just because a few colleges are being named after Deendayal Upadhyaya. As far as the matter of Brahmin onslaught is concerned, the matter doesn t hold ground. Brahmins have been an integral part of the composite culture of the Assamese society since long. The outlook in Assam since ages have been that of a more liberal one than the other parts of India and so have been those of the chaste Brahmins who arrived from Mithila as well as other parts of India, under the tutelage of the Koch and Ahom kings. The orthodox Hindu society of Assam have permitted many sub-castes to enter into its fold, while accepting different shades of social and religious life. Likewise, the Brahmins too have cohabited harmoniously with all the ethnic tribes. Learned and well versed in the Vedas, the restrained Brahmins occupied important positions in the kings courts. They composed and translated a large body of Sanskrit works, taught students and showed efficiency in political and socio religious matters. Moreover, the Assamese Brahmins played a pivotal role in the spread of Sanskrit too, after the great neo- to devote ourselves towards Swachhchata (cleanliness) of our motherland. It is rightly said that charity begins at home; so one should first clean their house and by doing that he can proceed towards and contribute by cleaning the entire nation. Cleanliness is next to godliness. Our planet Earth is known as the green planet. The greenery of this planet is like the Green Belt of the Earth. The development of this green belt is in our hands. We should keep our Earth clean and green. We can keep our city clean by not throwing garbage here and there, by not using the vehicles producing pollution, by the less use of polythene. Yours etc., PINAKI NANDI, Lalganesh, Guwahati. Swan songs Sir, It was quite interesting to go through the article, titled A few mournful and calamitous swan songs by Gautam Ganguly. Being a sports lover, I have enjoyed this write-up. I constituencies could well be handled without the assistance of the Army and Central paramilitary forces. Before the argument is misread, a caveat may be what is necessary. There can be no disputing the fact that AFSPA is instrumental to violent military challenges to the Indian state, and that if these challenges were to end, so would AFSPA die a natural death. While this is understandable, what is unacceptable is the draconian and extrajudicial nature of the AFSPA. If insurgency is to be considered an internal law and order problem, the response to it too, be it by police or military, must have to remain answerable to civil legal jurisprudence. This is what the AFSPA overrides. If on the other hand, insurgency is to be treated as war, then there are international laws of war, such as those defined by the Geneva Conventions and The Hague Conventions. In other words, opposing the AFSPA does not amount to hating the military, as so many have tried so falsely to frame this debate. The fact also is, probably misled by such misinformed and sometimes mischievous twists to the debate, for most of the post-independence years, the Central Government and the North-east State governments have not been on the same page on the matter of the continuance of the AFSPA. The trust deficit evident in this was also probably what made the former think all this while it was prudent for it to keep the DAA rein in its own hands. Hence, if any of the States went against its wishes on the matter and decided anytime to discontinue with the DAA, a freedom which normally should have belonged to the States in a federal polity that the Indian Constitution pledges, the Centre had the power to overrule the decision. This is precisely what has been happening in the case of Nagaland on as many occasions as the State made it explicit that it wanted the DAA and AFSPA done away with. The intriguing question now is, what is it that made the Centre now change its mind with regards to Assam and Manipur? Why has it handed over the DAA rein to these two new converts to the BJP ideology? The answer probably has to do with the organizational structure of the BJP. As a tightly centralized monolithic party with an extra strong and domineering leadership at its command, the party is now probably certain it has the guarantee of unquestioning compliance of its state units in these two States to its will and policies, so much so that it now considers it no longer essential for it to keep any overt levers of control over them. This is to say, the BJP central command is now confident these two Northeast States will willingly suspend their independent judgments on the matter and act in anticipation of what they gauge is their central command s desire, or else only after a green signal from the latter. The question which should disturb all believers in the beauty of federalism is, are these two States, and probably more to follow soon, entering an era of Central rule by proxy, in which the voices of the two State governments have successfully mutated and transformed into their master s voice? The answer, in affirmation or negation, should become more evident sooner than later. Vaishnavite movement gained grounds, which eventually went on to shape the art and culture of our magnificent land. Contrary to popular belief, they had in fact a salubrious effect on the composite culture of the greater Assamese society. Every secular country or region has to have a religious orientation, as decided by the majority. Assam is no different. While upholding secular ethos, it is also important to realize that we are currently facing a threat of dangerous demographic shift. Unabated illegal migration from neighbouring Bangladesh has largely contributed towards this. This very newspaper reported how perilous the situation is with many districts now having Muslim predominance. Rather than a saffron onslaught or Brahmanical invasion, we should be more worried about losing our lands and thus our identity to the huge influx of illegal migrants who our neighbourhoods are teeming with. With the threat of radical Islam hovering worldwide, an unabated demographic shift might just provide the fertile bed for extremist elements to take over and introduce the extreme components of a radicalized Islam. It would be too late then. If Hinduism is thus making an effort at propagation, it should brook no offence as long as it does not belie the principles of secularism or adopt authoritarian stance at indoctrination. am a fan of Usain Bolt. I am sad at the way Usain took farewell. Yours etc., RIAJ AHMED, sivasagar. Medical facilities Sir, This is regarding the health care situation of our State. Many patients of the remote areas are economically backward. They face serious financial hardships to meet their medical expenditures. Though the facilities are available in the government hospitals, but people are being deprived of those facilities because of non-functional equipment and non-availability of doctors. Through your esteemed daily, I request the Health Minister to ensure smooth operation of the government hospitals so that the poor patients need not go to private hospitals. Yours etc., RAJU ROY, Bongaigaon. Articles (within words) and Letters to the Editor for publication in the editorial page may be sent to the ID:

7 CITY THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2017 THE ASSAM TRIBUNE, GUWAHATI 7 Free medical camp for flood victims GUWAHATI, Aug 30: The Sri Sathya Sai Alumni of Assam and Sri Sathya Sai Trust (Assam and NER) recently organised a free medical camp for flood victims in Hathimoria village, Morigaon district. The camp was conducted in association with the Excel Centre and Gauhati Medical College Hospital, said a press release here. Several doctors of the city including Dr Gokul Das and Dr Neil Bardoloi offered their services at the medical camp. Specialists from various departments such as cardiology, ophthalmology, gynaecology, dermatology, orthopaedics, paediatrics, dental, surgery, microbiology, medicine, etc., lent their support. Altogether 482 patients were treated at the camp. Maria s flood relief: As part of its community service programme, city-based Maria s Public School has donated a huge collection of food items to the flood-affected people of Mayong and Pobitora, said a press release here. Award of excellence to city teacher GUWAHATI, Aug 30: Citybased Assam Down Town University (ADTU) has instituted the ADTU Award of Excellence in School Teaching with a view to encouraging teachers in the academic field. Out of 29 applications received from all over Assam, Ghanashyam Medhi from Assam Jatiya Bidyalaya, Noonmati, has been selected for the award, which will be presented on September 5 at a function to be held at ADTU, Panikhaiti. The award consists of a citation and a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh. The selection committee was headed by Dr Homeswar Goswami, head of the Department of Management, ADTU and cochairman Apurba Sharma. JALUKBARI, Aug 30: The All Assam Government Engineering College Students Union including the Assam Engineering College Students Union staged a demonstration in front of the Assam Science and Technology University (ASTU) office at Tetelia here today for trying to change the affiliation of the engineering colleges to ASTU against the will of the students and teachers. Talking to this correspondent, Abinash Medhi, general secretary of the AEC Students Union said the Government of Assam had recently tried to change the affiliation of the prestigious AEC, JEC and other government engineering colleges of the State to the ASTU. The colleges are already affiliated to the Gauhati University and Dibrugarh University since inception. Following strong GAUHATI UNIVERSITY GUWAHATI Advt. No. NTS-8/2017 RECRUITMENT NOTIFICATION Applications on prescribed format are invited from the eligible Indian Citizens for the posts of (i) Director, Institute of Distance and Open Learning (IDOL), G.U.; (ii) Joint Registrar, G.U. & (iii)superintending Engineer, G.U. For details, regarding Qualifications, Experiences and other information, please visit the UniversityWebsite: The last date for receiving of application is Registrar, G.U. GAUHATI UNIVERSITY GUWAHATI NOTICE INVITING TENDER NIT No. T/17-18/238 Dated Sealed tenders in F-2 form is hereby invited from the Electrical Firms/Contractors of relevant categories registered under Gauhati University, P.W.D.; C.P.W.D., M.E.S and any other State or Central Govt. Undertaking having valid Elerldcal Contractor s License & experience in execution of similar type of electrical work for the work of Renovation of electrical wiring and double fan facilities in AT-4 Boys Hostel. Approximate value of work is Rs. 3,50,000/- and Tender fees is Rs. 200/-. The tender papers will be issued at the office of the undersigned from up to and tenders,will be received at the office of The Registrar up to 2 p.m. on For further details, please contact the office of the undersigned during office hours or visit GU website Sd/- Superintending Engineer i/c, Gauhati University. Engineering students demonstration against move for affiliation change protests and rejections from the students and the teaching fraternity, the decision is yet to make any headway. He further said that since the newly formed ASTU neither has proper infrastructure nor NAAC accreditation, it would harm the career of the students. The proposed move would also undermine the future of the students who got admitted into the engineering course after cracking JEE. Medhi further alleged that following pressure from the government, the Jorhat Institute of Science and Technology (JIST) and Bineswar Brahma Engineering College (BBEC) in Kokrajhar applied for ASTU affiliation on August 14. A similar pressure is being mounted on the AEC and JEC also, he said. The students urged Education Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma to listen to their grievances and comply with their demand. It may be mentioned that the move to change affiliation of the government engineering colleges started on January 19, when ASTU officials invited faculty members of the AEC to a meeting to discuss academic collaboration of ASTU with AEC. Twentythree teachers from the AEC were present at the meeting. Interestingly, the ASTU officials allegedly sent minutes of the meeting to the government suggesting falsely that the AEC teaching fraternity wanted their college to be affiliated under ASTU, when no such commitment was made by them at the meeting. Misrepresented by the ASTU officials, the Government of Assam ordered the Director of Technical Education, Assam to direct these colleges to apply for affiliation to ASTU. It has been further alleged that a similar situation had arisen in 2014 when the government sent letters to the principals of these colleges asking them to change their affiliation to ASTU, but with rejection and strong protests, this decision was called off. A meeting will be held on September 1 among all the stakeholders to discuss the future course of action to be taken. Meanwhile, AEC Principal Atul Bora said, We are comfortable with the Gauhati University and everything is running smoothly in the academic sphere. So there is no question of changing the affiliation. Again, ASTU is a newly establish university, so there are drawbacks. If we change the affiliation we will be deprived of many facilities in the academic field. So our students and teachers are not ready to change affiliation. The AEC authority will not take any decision against the opinion of the students and teachers. Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare and Panchayati Raj Parshottam Rupala interacting with Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal at Janata Bhawan in Guwahati on Wednesday. UB Photos Residential flats for SSB officers inaugurated JORABAT, Aug 30: Residential flats for the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) officers and personnel were inaugurated at Sonapur, 22 Bn, SSB near here today. Chief guest Bhanu Upadhyay, Inspector General, SSB, Guwahati Frontier, inaugurated two blocks of 15 Type-III flats and two Type-V flats at the Sonapur campus of the 22 Bn, SSB. While dedicating these flats to the SSB officers and the personnel, Upadhyay said the organisation is aware of the problems being faced by its men and their families, and is committed to provide them all the required amenities. It is evident that the SSB personnel have been facing acute shortage of family accommodation, but the Central government is taking all efforts to solve this problem, added Upadhyay. The IG also expressed satisfaction over the timely completion of the projects and praised the Central Public Birth anniversary of trade union leader today GUWAHATI, Aug 30: The NF Railway Mazdoor Union has made an elaborate arrangement to celebrate the 90th birth anniversary of Late Nandeswar Thakuria tomorrow, in association with his family. Late Thakuria was one of the pioneers of trade union movement in the Indian Railways. The NF Railway Mazdoor Union is affiliated to the All India Railwaymen s Federation and the Hind Mazdoor Sabha. The celebration programme includes, among others, release of a souvenir and a seminar on the role of Late Thakuria in the trade union movement and in spreading education in the Greater Jalukbari area of the city. The seminar, scheduled to be held at 11 am tomorrow at his Sadilapur residence here, will be addressed by noted educationist Dr Birendranath Datta and NF Railway Mazdoor Union general secretary Rakhal Dasgupta. In a tribute, Rakhal Dasgupta described Late Thakuria as a man of strong conviction. Dasgupta reminisced the role played by Late Thakuria in strengthening the trade union movement among the Railwaymen of the country. Thakuria, along with a group of trade unionists, worked hard to make the railwaymen s agitation programmes successful. He later became the president of the Pandu branch of the NF Railway Mazdoor Union, besides being the convener of the NCCRS Maligaon in 1974 during the country-wide indefinite strike of railway men. He ably shouldered the responsibility of providing economic assistance and keeping the morale high of the railway men, who were removed from services in the wake of the 1974 strike. Thakuria was elevated to the post of assistant general secretary of the NF Railway Mazdoor Union after the strike. He was also among those Mazdoor Union leaders who undertook the responsibility of organising the annual conference of the All India Railwaymen s Federation in July 1976 at Maligaon, when internal emergency was in force all over the country, said Dasgupta. Thakuria had to fight cancer in his last years and he died on October 22, Works Department (CPWD) as well as the SSB for their joint efforts. The programme was started with traditional worship, ribbon cutting ceremony, followed by sweets distribution and lunch. A plantation drive was also carried out in the campus area. Umesh Kumar Thapliyal, Commandant, 22 Bn, SSB, Sonapur with other officers, staff and officers from the CPWD were also present in the programme. Youth convention held GUWAHATI, Aug 30: A central youth convention of the Sadou Asom Unnayan Parishad (SAUP) was held at the Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra here with a daylong programme today. Mousam Kumar Uzir, president of the Parishad, unfurled the organisation s flag in the morning. Anjal Burhagohain offered swahid tarpan. The open meeting was held under the presidentship of Jagat Chandra Bora, the chief adviser to the Parishad. Uzir welcomed the guests and explained the purpose of the function. Addressing the function as chief guest, senior journalist DN Chakravartty called upon the youth of the State to shake off their lethargy and procrastination, and get themselves stirred with the noble ideals set before the Assamese people by the 15th century statesman and general Momai Tamuli Barbaruah. Dhairjya Konwar, general secretary, KMSS; Udayan Gogoi, general secretary, AJYCP; and Ainuddin Ahmed, secretary, AAMSU, also addressed the function. Anjal Burhagohain offered the vote of thanks. Staff Reporter RPF role in rescue of children, recovery of stolen property GUWAHATI, Aug 30: The Railway Protection Force (RPF) in the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) zone has achieved some major successes during recent months in areas ranging from rescue of minor children to recovery of stolen property. NFR Chief Public Relations Officer Pranav Jyoti Sharma said today that so far in 2017 RPF has rescued over 200 minor children. As many as 214 minor children were rescued this year up to July. Operations by RPF also led to arrest of nine traffickers. During the period from January to July this year, the force also detected 75 cases of theft of railway property, leading to arrest of 93 persons and recov- ery of stolen property worth Rs 9,58,845, he said. RPF arrested and prosecuted as many as 94,949 offenders under various sections of the Railway Act and fine to the tune of Rs 5,57,74,905 was realised during the period from January to July this year in the NFR zone. During this period, RPF apprehended 20 touts and prosecuted them under Section 143 of the Railway Act. In addition, contraband goods worth Rs 3,20,43,549 were recovered on 79 occasions with arrest of 27 criminals during this period. Moreover, during this period 18 criminals involved in drugging and looting of passengers and 18 criminals involved in theft of passengers belongings were also arrested and handed over to GRP for further action, said Sharma. He added that during January-July, RPF recovered a huge quantity of explosives, gelatin sticks, detonators and fuse wires at the Kamakhya and the Bihara railway stations. Two persons were arrested with those items, while another was arrested along with a revolver. RPF also distributed food and clothes to flood victims of Lakhimpur and Karimganj. The toll free RPF helpline number, 182, is functioning round the clock and providing facility to travelling passengers in lodging complaints and seeking assistance without breaking their journey. Immediate assistance was provided in 67 cases and stolen and left behind luggage items were handed over to owners, Sharma said. Guv visits Akshaya Patra Foundation GUWAHATI, Aug 30: Governor Banwarilal Purohit who visited the Akshaya Patra Foundation at Amingaon off the city this morning, hailed the efforts of the foundation in feeding nutritious food to hundreds of school children. He also lauded the efforts of the Akshaya Patra Foundation which strives hard from wee hours in the morning to prepare hygienic and nutritious food for the school children. Purohit took stock of different facilities there. He visited the kitchen, the storeroom and took stock of different parameters that the foundation puts in place to ensure hygiene and nutrition. He also took a look at the kitchen appliances and equipment that the foundation uses to prepare food and feed the students. While hailing the foundation s efforts in feeding the students at school and ensuring their nutritional needs, Purohit asked the foundation officials to take care of the cleanliness and hygiene issue and adhere to the highest standard of food safety.

8 8 THE ASSAM TRIBUNE, GUWAHATI THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2017 STATE Former Congress MLA Rana Goswami along with Congress workers taking out a protest rally against the BJP-led State Government for making false promises in development works, at Jorhat on Wednesday. UB Photos Discussion on book showing Indira s passion for Nature GUWAHATI, Aug 30: Former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi has been viewed as an iron lady with a dynamic political legacy. While much has been written, acknowledged and applauded about her political conquests, there is a lesser known aspect of her personality concerning her passion and love for Nature. Former Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh, author of the book Indira Gandhi: Life in Nature, has unveiled one of the nation s greatest leader s journey as an environmentalist and conservationist. The book is an unconventional autobiography reflective of the real Indira Gandhi, her kinship with Nature and commitment to environmental causes. In a book discussion event at the Vivanta by Taj on Tuesday evening hosted by Balipara Foundation, Ramesh en- Traffic point inaugurated BADARPUR, Aug 30: A traffic police point was inaugurated at Badarpur Choumatha on Tuesday by Karimganj Superintendent of Police Gourav Upadhaya. In a brief function held on the premises of the police point venue, Upadhaya in his address appealed all to follow traffic rules and urged the police personnel to be sincere in their duties. ANN Service OBITUARY RN Kalita DERGAON, Aug 30: Ramendra Nath Kalita, retired Senior Field Assistant of Agricultural University (AAU), Jorhat, a noted namachayya as well as a resident of Tingirmora Kumar gaon, Panichakua near here died on Saturday at the Jorhat Medical College Hospital due to cardiac arrest. He was 70. Born in 1947 at Tingirmora Kumargaon, he joined his service in 1962 at AAU and retired in He leaves behind his wife, a son, two daughters, two daughters-in-law along with a host of relatives. Dhiren Doley DHEMAJI, Aug 30: Dhiren Doley, founder headmaster of Pub Dhakuakhana Kaneng High School (non-provincialised) and an inhabitant of Matmara- Bakulguri here died yesterday following illness. He was 52. Late Dhiren Doley established the Pub Dhakuakhana High School in 1991 in cooperation with the local people. He was loved and respected by all in the locality because of his simplicity and amiable nature. He leaves behind his mother, wife, two daughters, a son and a host of relatives. gaged in a conversation with Prof Arupjyoti Saikia from the IIT Guwahati, who is an environmental historian. Ramesh revealed details, chapters and insights from the book through the eyes of Indira Gandhi and said that the leader saw herself as a child of Nature, who grew up in Nature, who lived with Nature and became a Prime Minister of Nature. He called her compelling, charismatic and controversial but an environmentalist at heart, who found her inner peace in the company of birds, plants and stones, staring at the universe of constellations, living in the hills and protecting the forests and wildlife of India. Talking about the book s relevance today, Ramesh said, The book forays into a chronological narration of events in the political history of the foundation of our green legacy through Madan Mohan Patowary: a tribute Painful is the pang of separation. The more intimate the relationship, the more painful is the pang. It is a universally accepted fact that death spares none. Living beings come to the world only to go away from it. My friend Madan Mohan Patowary, the former Principal of Railway Maligaon Higher Secondary passed away on August 18 while undergoing medical treatment at the GNRC Hospital at Six Mile, Guwahati. Late Patowary and I were close friends since our adolescence when we met each other as students of lower class at the famous Barbhag Kalag High School (now HS School) in the present Nalbari district. Together, we passed matriculation examination in 1957 from that school where we had Dipali Pathak B h a g a w a t i breathed her last on August 21 at Dharamshila Hospital, New Delhi after a prolonged critical illness. She was born at Udalguri and since her school days, involved herself in many social Junu Chamuah, a pious lady hailing from Bihlangani of North Guwahati, passed away on August 18 last at the age of 82 following a protracted illness. Born to a very well-known family of Kamrup (Late Dr Gobinda Deka, Scientist and ex-principal of Cotton College, was her elder brother), my the privilege of learning lessons from the illustrious head master, Late Lalit Chandra Das and a team of learned teachers. It is out of gratitude to the headmaster that Patowary has sponsored a prize of one noble under the nomenclature Lalit Chandra Das Memorial Prize awarded every year to the highest number of letter winning HSLC candidates from Nalbari district. Madan was born on January 1,1937 in Pandula village in Nalbari. After matriculation, he shifted to Guwahati and started living with his elder brother, Late Deben Chandra Patowary. Madan passed IA and BA examination from Pragjyotish College, Guwahati in 1959 and 1962 respectively. After passing IA examination, he was appointed as headmaster of Maligaon ME School which in course of time grew up to a full-fledged HS School. Madan passed BT, ET and MA (Pol. Sc) from GU in 1968, 1976 and 1982 respectively and from headmaster of the ME School he rose to be the principal of the same school when it was finally taken over by the NF Railway administration. For some time, he also served as Principal of Badarpur Railway HS, Alipurduar Railway HS School, Netaji Vidyapith Railway HS, Maligaon and finally retired as Principal on December 31, 2001 from Maligaon Railway HS School of which he was the founder headmaster. As a philantrophist, Madan liberally donated money to various organisations. He donated the decorated main gate of Damodardham Satra built at a cost of more than 16 lakh and also donated Rs one lakh to Maligaon Sahitya Sabha and Rs one lakh to Mahamahopadhyay Dhireswaracharyya Sanskrit Tol to institute an annual prize to be bestowed on the winner Dipali Pathak Bhagawati activities. Dipali also successfully tried her hand in literary works writing several stories and poems. She started her career as a teacher at Majbat Girls High School in She served as a teacher next at Udalguri Girls HS School, Mangaldai Vidyapeeth High School, Damdama HS School and lastly at Natun Fatasil Town High School. A resident of Sankar Path, Hatigaon, Guwahati, Dipali Pathak Bhagawati was closely involved with the Sankar Path Naamghar and in a good number of social activities. A very friendly and amicable woman, she endeared herself to everyone who came into contact with her. She never Junu Chamuah mother-in-law possessed many high qualities of head and heart. Always wearing a smiling look, she could endear herself to any person by her pleasant personality and humble behaviour. Being a skilled weaver, she always wore only clothes made in her own handloom. the lens of Indira Gandhi, which gives us an insight on today s environmental structure, the laws and the institutions. Many breakthrough ecological reforms and environmental laws shaped up during her regime as the first and only woman Prime Minister of India. A wildlife saviour, she is the reason India s wild tigers and forests have a lease of life. The Forest Conservation Act, 1980, Wildlife Protection Act 1972, Water Pollution Control Act, 1974 Air Pollution Control Act, 1981, and the Ministry of Environment were all instituted and enforced by her. In Ramesh s words, She saw herself as a reluctant politician, and despite grappling with national upheaval and a very tumultuous personal life, she managed to create a niche for Nature and found time to pursue her inner calling as a green ambassador. Citing examples of her commitment towards nature, even as she was busy with the Seventh Non-Aligned Summit in Delhi, she took time out to write to the governments of Pakistan and Afghanistan on protecting the Siberian cranes. She declared a ban on the felling of green trees in the Himalayas and encouraged introduction of environmental education and awareness. Conscious about poverty in the country and need for economic and social development, she frequently insisted on ecological balance and greater sensitivity towards the environment in planning for economic development. She was nationally and internationally an ecological pioneer, who was the only head of government to attend the UN s first global conference on the human environment (UNCHE) Stockholm Conference in 1972 speaking about man and environment. So wherever she was, she looked a typical lady in perfect Assamese attire. The rare virtue, I observed in her character, was her practising nonviolent principles in life and constantly advising her children to follow the same. After her husband predeceased her in 1998, she managed the Governor to attend NIT Conclave 2017 in Silchar SILCHAR, Aug 30: Assam Governor Banwarilal Purohit will grace the 7th NIT Conclave to be hosted by the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Silchar from September 1. This was informed by Prof Rajat Gupta, director of the institute. Fostering the theme Transients in Technical Education Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the vision of the NIT conclave is to set a benchmark for the creative solutions to the problems faced by the society through careful and comprehensive discussion. NIT Silchar takes the pride of hosting the seventh version of the event. We expect participation of more than 200 students from 31 NITs of India and Governor of Assam has given his consent to attend the inaugural ceremony, Prof Gupta said. He was quick to add that other luminaries like Dr Subramanian Swamy and Indian 2 fall into river, one dead TEZPUR, Aug 30: Two workers of the Gammon India Ltd. engaged in the construction works of the second bridge over the river Brahmaputra in Koliabhomura here were drowned on Wednesday while they were busy in their work. According to official sources, the two workers were working at pillar number 5 when accidentally an iron rode broke down resulting in the falling of the duo. The two workers have been identified as Bijoy Rabha and Ajay Munda. Although both of them were rescued, Bijoy Rabha, a resident of Goalpara died on way to hospital while Ajay Munda was admitted at Kanaklata Civil Hospital here in a critical condition. Correspondent of the highest mark in Sanskrit in HSLC examination in Assam. He also donated Rs 50,000 to Assam Natya Sanmilani. Besides, he used to liberally help poor but meritorious students. He was the founder member of Assam Sikshak Prakshisan Mahavidyalaya (BEd College), Lankeswar, Guwahati. With a view to spreading education in Gotanagar area, he founded the Banasthali Academy. On the whole, Madan led an ideal life and proved his worth as a self-made man. My association with him has been all along intimate. I regret that because of my stay in Delhi I could not respond to his enquiry call at his last moment in the hospital. He leaves behind his wife and four sons. I pray to the Almighty for the eternal peace of his departed soul. KC Talukdar made any distinction between the people she met. Her premature demise was deeply mourned by all friends and well wishers. Today, on the day of her adyashraddha, we pray to the Almighty to help her departed soul rest in eternal peace. Panmoni Pathak, Binmoni Pathak family problems very nicely. She leaves behind three sons, a married daughter and a host of relatives. In her demise, I have lost an ideal mother and guide. Today on her adyashraddha, I pray for eternal peace of the departed soul. Dr Sarbananda Das cricketer Yuvraj Singh are likely to attend the three-day mega event. On the other hand, in reply to a question on extending support to Cachar Paper Mill under the Hindustan Paper Corporation, the solitary industry of the region, the chief patron of the conclave said NIT Silchar has the will and the resources to offer technical assistance to solve the issues at the mill. But since none from the Cachar Paper Mill has approached the institute, the issues have remained unattended so far. He was quick to add that the NIT authorities, being an institute that has a record of responding to the social concerns, also could not reach out to the paper mill at Panchgram. A separate session will be organised involving the Cachar district administration, Silchar Muncipal Board, Cachar police and other concerned departments to discuss and chalk out technical solutions regarding the mill and A DIGBOI, Aug 30: The Tinsukia police after 19 days of intense operations across the State and international border, on Tuesday evening managed to bust a gang involved in amassing several crores of rupees from unemployed youths in the name of providing employment at various oil sector organisations including at the Oil India Limited, Duliajan. The joint operations initiated to this effect by various police stations led by Debobrata Dey, the DSP, Tinsukia HQ in association with OC, Bhaskar Saikia of Makum yielded significant gains with the arrest of six persons from various locations including the Indo-Nepal border, Jorhat and Makum. The alleged mastermind Bedanta Gogoi of Janapath, Chandan other problems faced by the city and its adjoining areas. We have plans to organise a session to discuss the burning issues in and around the society during the conclave, the Director maintained. Meanwhile, Pranshu Kumar Gautam, the lead convener of the conclave informed that the ensuing occasion will bring an opportunity for NIT Silchar to showcase as many as 18 products like surveillance drones, obstructions avoiding robots made by the techie students of the institute before students and faculty staff of other NITs of the country. Prof MA Ahmed, patron of the conclave and Dr Wasim Arif, faculty convener of the event have urged the student fraternity for their active participation to make the event successful. Tough stance on traffic issues: At a time when the city of Silchar is grappling with erratic traffic congestion, the Cachar district administration has a tough stance to solve the problem ahead of the festive season. In the meeting of the Traffic Advisory Committee including the District Transport Office, Cachar Police, Silchar Municipal Board and members from different political parties on Tuesday, Cachar Deputy Commissioner S Vishwanathan said the road stretch from Capital point to Nazirpatty will be made No Entry points. Further, there will be full details of the auto rickshaw owner including the mobile number on the hood of the auto for proper identification. He also informed that soon there would be a drive to clear off the footpaths encroached by the vendors. On the other hand, Cachar SP Rakesh Roushan informed that a vigilance committee including officials from the DC office, DTO office and Police will monitor the traffic movement and those violating norms shall be punished with the seizure of their driving licenses. Tinsukia Police busts fake job racket Ex-students convention of Abdul Hasib HS School GUWAHATI, Aug 30: Abdul Hasib HS School of Hojai, which was established in 1946 as a high school has completed 70 years of its existence. The ex-students of the institution from 1946 to 1990 are going to organise a two-day long convention on October 28 and 29 next at the institution premises. For this purpose, a reception committee was formed in a meeting presided over DOOMDOOMA, Aug 30: Doomdooma branch of Ellora Vigyan Mancha (EVM) submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner of Tinsukia recently expressing serious concern over the growing cases of witch-hunting related incidents in some parts of the district. In the absence of the Deputy Commissioner, ADC Pranabjit Kakoti received the memorandum from the three-member EVM delegation comprising its Doomdooma branch president Jhikananda Borgohain, vicepresident Arjun Baruah and general secretary Tarini Deka. In the memorandum, the Mancha urged the DC to grant compensation to the family members of Dilip Kishan and Shibratri Kishan of Line No. 10 of Hanhsara Division of Raidang Tea Estate here, who were brutally killed by a section of labourers of the line for allegedly practising witchcraft, on the night of August 15. The organisation also Nagar, Jorhat and Vishal Gogoi alias Kalyan Arandhara of No. 2 Lajung village of Margherita were arrested along with Pullock Jyoti, Dipankar Gohain, Anjumala Gohain and Podumala Chutiya all under Makum Police Station in Tinsukia district. Police sources said that unemployed youths from Assam were taken to Kerala with a promise of being provided jobs across oil sector companies after being provided three months of training in Kerala. Sources further said that around Rs 7 lakh per candidate was handed over in cash to Bedanta Gogoi, the chief of the network in Assam. Meanwhile, with the arrest of Bedanta Gogoi from his Jorhat residence late on Tuesday night, the entire network involved in the act has been busted. by Bina Borkataki, acting principal of the school, taking Anup Kumar Borthakur as president, Mahmudur Rahman as vice-president, Newas Ahmed, Mohim Bora, Giasuddin Ahmed, Utpal Sarma, Imran Hossain and Muzibur Rahman as members. This was stated in a press release. A friendly meet among the ex-students including felicitation programmes of retired Talking to this correspondent, Mugdha Jyoti Mahanta, the Superintendent of Police Tinsukia said that on the basis of two different FIRs filed at Makum Police Station by the duped candidates against Vishal Gogoi, a 10-member police team was constituted to look into the case. It started working since August 11 and managed to arrest Vishal Gogoi from the Indo-Nepal border, Bedanta Gogoi from Jorhat and the other accomplices from Makum. According to Mahanta, the case was being investigated from all possible angles and with the seizure of Oil India I- cards, certificates of training and promissory letters, bank transactions and document printers and other evidence, emergence of many more skeletons from the scene cannot be ruled out. teachers and ex-students, who had passed with flying colours will be held in the convention. A souvenir will also be published on this occasion, the release said. The reception committee has requested the participation of all and has asked the ex-students to send their address, phone numbers, ids to the reception committee president or vice-president, the release added. Plea to compensate kin of witch-hunting victims File photo urged the Deputy Commissioner to award exemplary punishment to those who were involved in the gruesome incident. Police, it may be recalled, arrested 31 labourers of the line in this connection and they were remanded to judicial custody. Moreover, the Mancha also requested the administration to organise awareness meetings in the tea gardens and some rural areas of Doomdooma Circle in which these superstitious beliefs are more pronounced and assured all possible help to the administration in this regard. Meanwhile, the general secretary of Doomdooma branch of EVM, Tarini Deka has informed that their third triennial conference which was slated to be held on August 27 has been postponed to October 29 due to the current flood situation in the State.

9 THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2017 EXECUTIVE ENGINEER, LUMLA DIVISION, PWD, AP, PO : LUMLA, DISTRICT TAWANG, ARUNACHAL PRADESH Notice Inviting Bid Bid/Package no:. LMD/NIT/DB- 07/ / 183 Dated 30/08/2017. RFP for Construction of Permanent Bridge over Nyanmjang Chu at Namtsering under Lumla Sub-Division of Tawang Distt. Arunachal Pradesh. (Span-60m) under Central Roads Fund. The Government of Arunachal Pradesh through Arunachal Public Works Department (APPWD), is engaged in the development of Roads and Bridges and as part of this endeavour, it has been decided to undertake Construction of Permanent Bridge over Nyanmjang Chu at Namtsering under Lumla Sub-Division of Tawang Distt. Arunachal Pradesh. (Span-60m) through an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Contract. The Executive Engineer, Lumla Division, PWD, AP, Lumla on behalf of Governor of Arunachal Pradesh represented by its Chief Engineer, PWD, Itanagar now invites bids from eligible Class I contractor within the territorial jurisdiction of the Tawang District for the following project: State : Arunachal Pradesh Division : Lumla Division, PWD, AP, Lumla. Job No. : CRF/Ar.P/ /90 Name of work : Construction of Permanent Bridge over Nyanmjang Chu at Namtsering under Lumla Sub-Division of Tawang Distt. Arunachal Pradesh (Span-60m). Estimated cost : Rs. 9,70,00,000/- (Rupees nine crore seventy lakh) only. Completion period : 2 (two years) Maintenance period : 4 (four years). The complete BID document can be viewed/ downloaded from official website of Arunachal Pradesh Public Works Department from 31/08/2017 to 20/09/2017 ( upto 1100 Hrs IST. Bids must be submitted on line only at on or before upto (20/09/ hours IST). Bids received online shall be opened on 20/09/2017 (at 1200 hours IST). 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UB Photos First govt model college inaugurated in Bongaigaon BONGAIGAON, Aug 30: State Education, Health and Finance Minister, Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma, on Wednesday inaugurated the first government model college Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Adarsha Mahavidyalaya at Tulungia in Bongaigaon district. Already 85 students in BCom first semester and 75 students in Higher Secondary Commerce first year took admissions in the college which has 300 seats (150 each for Minor girl commits suicide STAFF DIBRUGARH, Aug 30: Namrata Sharma, a minor girl of Sassoni Amguri and a student of St Mary s School, Naharkatia, reportedly committed suicide by jumping into the Burhi Dehing river from Gabhoru Dolong while returning home from school on Tuesday evening. The Naharkatia Circle Officer, Bikram Chetri, along with a police team, rushed to the spot and ordered a search operation. The SDRF personnel conducted the search operation the whole day. But the body of the girl could not be traced, the Circle Officer told The Assam Tribune. It is learned that the minor girl was reprimanded by the school authorities for her objectionable behaviour in the school. She was a student of Class VII. The police are investigating the case. STAFF JORHAT, Aug 30: Students of Jorhat Engineering College on Wednesday staged a demonstration on the college premises protesting against the decision of the State government to bring the institute under the affiliation of the Assam Science GUWAHATI, Aug 30: Keeping the people abreast of developments in the neighbouring countries and also remaining updated on India s foreign policy towards these countries is of vital interest to the overall socio-economic wellbeing of the north-eastern region, Dr Jaimini Bhagwati, India s former High Commissioner to the UK said here recently. Speaking on the first Justice KN Saikia Memorial Lecture, organised on the occasion of the foundation day of North East Institute of Advanced Studies (NE- IAS), Dr Bhagwati said that while one cannot choose or change neighbours, the best prescription was to draw strategies to accrue maximum socio-economic benefits by maintaining cordial relationship with them. For the land-locked Northeast, developing better rela- degree and higher secondary section). There are 16 residential quarters for teaching staff, quarters for grade-iii and grade-iv employees and a girls hostel with 60 seats in the college. However, two quarters have been kept for cleaning workers in the college campus. The minister inaugurated the college before planting a goose berry seedling in front of it. In his address, the minister said that the students of this area would get opportunity to NORTH LAKHIMPUR, Aug 30: Rajya Sabha MP from Assam Sanjay Singh of the Congress visited the flood-affected areas of Lakhimpur and took stock of the situation on Wednesday. He visited the worst floodhit areas of Aamtola, Ali-Chiga in Pachim Telahee and Bogoleejan in North Lakhimpur and interacted with the locals. The RS MP was accompanied by Dr Joy Prakash Das, president of Lakhimpur District Congress Committee. Later addressing a press meet, MP Singh said, We should find out a permanent solution to the flood problems in the region. He added that instead of the flood relief culture of every year, the government should find out a permanent solution to the problem by roping in experts. study commerce subjects up to degree level here. Bongaigaon Refinery has already promised to offer furniture, air-cooler and books in the library, said GC Sikdar, Chief General Manager incharge of the refinery. Legislators Ananta Malo (Abhayapuri South), Ashwini Ray Sarkar (Golakganj), Ashok Singhi (Bilasipara east), Deputy Commissioner Biswajit Pegu and top officials of higher education department were present in the inaugural ceremony. Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh visits flood-hit Lakhimpur Differentially-abled students feted: Students with disabilities who cleared the HSLC and HS examinations in were felicitated in North Lakhimpur on Monday. The felicitation function was organised by Lakhimpur District Inclusive Education Department for Children with Special Needs of Sarva Siksha Abhiyan at North Lakhimpur Town Middle School. The meeting was chaired by Soneswar Nath, the coordinator of cluster centre, SSA. Assistant Deputy Commissioner of Lakhimpur, Dr Ashraful Amin, attended the function as the chief guest. The Superintendent of North Lakhimpur Civil Hospital, Dr Hemanta Kumar Dutta; and Inspector of Schools of North Lakhimpur, Kanakeswar Deka; also attended the function as the invited guests. As many as 16 differentially-abled students were felicitated in the function. Jorhat engineering students stir over affiliation move and Technology University. Students shouted slogans against the State Education Department demanding withdrawal of the decision immediately. AICC rally: A massive rally led by AICC secretary and former Jorhat MLA Rana Goswami, comprising mostly women members of the Congress party, was taken out through the main road here on Wednesday protesting against State government s anti-people policies and failure to fulfil pre-poll promises. The protesters shouted slogans against the Chief Minister, Sarbananda Sonowal, and the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Good neighbourly relationship key to growth of NE region tions with Bangladesh, for instance, will ensure easier access to other parts of mainland India by road, railway and river transport. This in turn will give a big boost to the economy of Assam and the Northeast, he said. Dr Bhagwati, who is currently Reserve Bank of India Chair Professor at the Indian Council for Research in International Economic Relations, also said that Bangladesh s approach towards India had drastically changed since Sheikh Hasina came to power in Dhaka. This is the best time to improve our relations, particularly in the interest of the Northeast. Sealing the border is one thing, but better economic relation is required for a win-win situation for both sides, and especially for the Northeast, he said. Successive regimes in Bangladesh after the assassination of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman were not very friendly or favourable towards India. We are now fortunate that Bangladesh has a leader like Sheikh Hasina who is very much interested in maintaining better relations with India, he said. Dwelling at length on China, Dr Bhagwati described a war with it as a very remote possibility and said that the standoff at Doklam was more to do with China s unease over India s good relationship with Bhutan. A war between India and China is a very remote possibility. China probably wants to send a message to Bhutan that if New Delhi is a big brother, than Beijing is the bigger brother, he said. Earlier, inaugurating the function, Assam Agriculture Minister, Atul Bora, said that it was important for preparing a large number of brilliant students from Assam and the north-eastern region to appear in various all-india competitive examinations. Man held in dowry death case SILCHAR, Aug 30: Anjan Roy, husband of 28-year-old Ruma Roy, a resident of Nadirpar village in Bihara under Katigorah constituency of Cachar district was booked by police on charges of a dowry death case. It may be mentioned that Sudhendhu Roy, father of the deceased, filed an FIR at Bihara Police Station alleging that the in-laws of his daughter exerted pressure upon the deceased for meeting the demands of dowry. The police recovered the body of Ruma Roy under mysterious condition on Monday. Schoolchildren donate Rs 10,000 KOKRAJHAR, Aug 30: Students of Kokrajhar Sankardev Sishu Vidyaniketan recently donated Rs 10,000 to the BTC relief fund for the flood victims in the region. The amount was handed over to the BTC Chief, Hagrama Mohilary, in a ceremony held at the BTC Secretariat in Kokrajhar. BTC Chief Hagrama Mohilary expressed gratitude to all the students of Kokrajhar Sankardev Sishu Vidyaniketan who had contributed donations to BTC relief fund for the flood victims. Pensioners donate Rs 30,000 BUREAU DIBRUGARH, Aug 30: The Dibrugarh unit of the Government Pensioners Association Assam donated an amount of Rs 30,000 for flood relief. The bank draft was handed over to the local DC on Monday, said the association s local secretary, Phatik Chandra Borah. No.F.2(7)/TSHM/~/ Dated, Agartala, the REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS ON AVAILING SUBSIDIES ON INTEGRATED POST HARVEST MANAGEMENT (FOOD PRESERVATION UNIT AT LOW COST) Applications are invited from the interested entrepreneurs on low cost preservation of Horticultural produce for availing subsidies against for setting up of low cost preservation Max. Rs.1.00 lakh /unit (New) and Max. Rs.0.50 lakh /unit (upgradation of old unit) under MIDH & ) Applications in plain paper as per the prescribed format is to be submitted to the office of the undersigned within during office hour. Prescribed application format along with other necessary guidelines will be available in the same office up to 3 PM till 25/09/2017 and in the official website Sd/- (Arun Debbarma), Director Horticulture & Soil Conservation, Tripura. ICAC/1259/17 THE ASSAM TRIBUNE, GUWAHATI 9 F.No. A.11019/04/ NMPB-III National Medicinal Plants Board Ministry of AYUSH Government of India Expression of Interest for selection of Research Institutions / Universities etc. of North Eastern region for setting up of Regional-cum-Facilitation Centre. With reference to our earlier advertisement, published on in 2 leading Newspapers of North- Eastern States (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura) regarding the submission of Expression of Interest for establishment of (Regional-cum-Facilitation Centre in the North-Eastern region. National Medicinal Plants Board, Ministry of AYUSH has extended the last date of submission of Expression of Interest for the said purpose till 15th September, Those organizations who have applied earlier need not to apply again. For more details visit NMPB s website or Ministry of AYUSH s website /indianmedicine.nic.in BORDER ROADS ORGANISATION NOTICE INVITING TENDER (NATIONAL COMPETITIVE BIDDING) MINISTRY OF DEFENCE 1. The Commander 15 BRTF, PIN , C/O 99 APO on behalf of President of India invites tender(s) from the eligible contractors for the following work(s) Particular of work Cost & Time Details of tender of work documents Tender No.01 of (Re-Tender) Supply and Stacking of Sand between Km to Km on Zunheboto- Aghunato-Kiphire Road for execution of SRMD works under jurisdiction of 100 RCC/ 15 BRTF/Project Sewak in Nagaland State Note : Full notice of tender, any change in above details, tender document (including eligibility criteria) and other details may be obtained from BRO Website (link- Tender) or Central public procurement portal for any queries, please contact on telephone davp 37102/11/0168/1718 BORDER ROADS ORGANISATION MINISTRY OF DEFENCE CHIEF ENGINEER PROJECT DANTAK (NATIONAL COMPETITIVE BIDDING) Chief Engineer Project Dantak on behalf of President of India invites tender enquiry from the Original Manufacturer for the following works:- Name of Works : SUPPLY OF 1500 MT ORDINARY PORTLAND CEMENT (43 GRADE) FOR SAMDRUP JONGKHAR. BHUTAN Cost / Time of work : (a) Cost of Work Rs Lakh; (b) Period of Completion : 60 days. Details of Supply : (a) Availability of Tender enquiry : On or after 30 Aug 2017; (b) Date of submission : 18 Sep Note: - Full notice of tender, any change in above details, tender document (including eligibility criteria) and other details may by obtained from BRO website or Central Public Procurement Portal For any queries, please contact HQ Chief Engineer (P) Dantak Telephone: /351086/351088, Fax : Enquiry can be downloaded from davp 37102/11/0169/1718 davp 17203/11/0005/1718 (a) Cost : (a) Cost of tender. Rs lakh Rs. 500/- (b) Period of (b) Availability- On completion: or after 09 Aug days (c) Earnest (c) Submissionmoney : Up to 1200 hrs on Rs. 5,500/- 04 Sep., 2017 INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED STUDY IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY Advt No. 89 Date: 22/08/2017 No. BRRD/TB/NIT/ARMF/Ph-II/ /29/ Date: PRESS NOTICE INVITING TENDER Executive Engineer PWD, Barpeta Rural Road Division, Barpeta, on behalf of Governor of Assam invites bid for Maintenance & Repairing of roads for the works under Assam Road Maintenance Fund (PBMC) for the Financial year for 3 (Three) years duration of 1 (one) Nos. package of Barpeta Districts of Assam amounting to Rs Lakhs (Approx). Details may be seen at the office of the undersigned from to during office hours. Janasanyog/CF/1310/17 NOTICE INVITING QUOTATIONS Sealed quotations along with an IPO of Rs. 20/- (Rupees twenty) or Court fees of Rs only (non-refundable) in favour of Director, ASTE Council, G.S. 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10 10 THE ASSAM TRIBUNE, GUWAHATI THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2017 NORTH EAST All State capitals to be connected to Delhi by rail: Rajen Gohain UMIAM (Meghalaya), Aug 30: Union Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain today said the Centre has fixed a target to connect all State capitals to Delhi by rail to help farmers sell their products. We have already fixed the target to connect all State capitals to Delhi through rail, Gohain said, while addressing a programme at ICAR-NER here. It (railways) will not only help in intercommunication but will also help the farming community to export their produce to different parts of the country and fetch them high income. According to the Union Minister, Railways will also help in bringing visitors to Meghalaya and its people stand to benefit from the tourist inflow. Not only will the rail bring in tourists, the cost of importing and exporting materials in the State will also go down by using the goods train services, he said to opposition to railways in the State on the grounds that it would cause influx of immigrants into the tribal State. Criticising the Congress Government in the State, Gohain said, Meghalaya Government has not taken interest in railways. I don t understand why they have kept the project halted. A new government will be in place in the State in 2018 and will take foreward the railway connectivity work and work for land acquisition, he said. Because land acquisition was not done, the project has come to a standstill, he added. Earlier, Gohain reiterated Prime Minister Narendra Modi s statement saying that focus on a second green revolution in the North East should be through organic farming. He said the ICAR has initiated different programmes for doubling the farmer s income in the next five years by 2022 on a pilot basis in their adopted villages. The abundance of natural resources, congenial climatic conditions and a large number of educated youths make the region suitable for India s second Green Revolution, he said. He said, the North East continues to buy foodgrains but its demand-supply gap has narrowed down in the last decade. PTI AAPSU against Tibetan rehab policy ITANAGAR, Aug 30: Reiterating its strong opposition to the State Government s move to adopt and extend Centre s Tibetan Rehabilitation Policy 2014 in the State, the All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union today urged the Government to rethink on the issue as the Cabinet while taking the decision has not taken into account the aspirations, opinions and sentiments of the indigenous people of the State. When the whole State is facing problematic situation because of the vexed refugee issue and no concrete solution has been visualised, such hasty decision is unwelcome, said AAPSU in a press state- ment here, adding that the State Government should have taken the views from various sections of the people, including NGOs, students community before taking such sensitive policy decision. The AAPSU stated that Arunachal Pradesh is strategically a sensitive State. The implementation of the policy in States like Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Karnataka cannot be equated with that of Arunachal Pradesh which is a restricted State. It opined that the implementation of the policy in the State will have adverse impact on its demography and livelihood of the indigenous populace, besides violating the existing laws. PM likely to visit Tripura AGARTALA, Aug 30: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to visit Tripura during the last part of October. His visit assumes significance as the State is heading for Assembly elections next year. State BJP president Biplab Deb on Wednesday said that the date for his visit will be finalised sometime after October 20 and asked the booth-level party workers to activate themselves so that the Prime Minister can go back with a happy mood. Deb was addressing a meeting of the booth-level party workers of Sadar sub-division in Town Hall here. He stressed the need for micro-management of the party s mass contact programme when the workers will meet every single voter and spread the Prime Minister s message. As per the micro-management programme the BJP workers are now distributing feedback forms to each household where the voters will write the problems they are facing and what they expect from a Government. Correspondent No. CI&C(V)251/2017/29 EXTENSION OF DATE The last date for submission of tender for design and decoration both interior and exterior of Assam Pavilion for IITF, 2017, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, invited vide No. CI&C(V)251/2017/3 dated has been extended till in view of fresh instructions received from ITPO. The details has been uploaded in vide corrigendum No. CI&C(V)251/2017/28 dated Sd/- Commissioner of Industries & Commerce Janasanyog/C/3207/17 Assam: Guwahati-21 WEATHER NORTHEAST Forecast for North Eastern States: Moderate rain/ thundershower is very likely to occur at many places over Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura and light to moderate rain/ thundershower is likely to occur at a few places over Arunachal Pradesh. Warning : Heavy rain is very likely to occur at isolated places on September 1 and 3 and heavy to very heavy rain is very likely to occur at isolated places on September 2 over Arunachal Pradesh. Heavy rain is very likely to occur at isolated places on August 31 and September 3 over Assam & Meghalaya and on August 31 over Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura. Heavy to very heavy rain is very likely to occur at isolated places on September 1 and 2 over Assam & Meghalaya and on September 1 over Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura. Temperatures : Max ( C) Min ( C) Dibrugarh Tezpur Silchar Dhubri Jorhat N Lakhimpur Shillong Imphal Itanagar Aizawl Agartala Kohima Pasighat Cherrapunjee Youth swept away IMPHAL, Aug 30: A youth aged about 20 was swept away by strong current of Barak river in Manipur s Senapati district on Wednesday, reports said. The incident took place when the youth, along with two friends were busy fishing under the Karong bridge, around 65 km from Imphal in Senapati district. However, the strong current of the river swept away one of the youths identified as D Aloysius of Laii village. A search operation is on to trace him. Manipuri lady wins Int l title IMPHAL, Aug 30: Mayanglambam Diana from Manipur, who represented India at Mrs Worldwide International 2017 at Singapore from August 22 to 27, has bagged the Mrs Empowering sub-title. ZODIN SANGA AIZAWL, Aug 30: More than a month after Supreme Court struck down the Assam Government Act that allowed appointment of Parliamentary Secretaries, the seven Parliamentary Secretaries of Mizoram today resigned from their posts. A source from Mizoram Pradesh Congress Committee said the Parliamentary Secretaries KS Thanga, Lt Col ZS Zuala (rtd), H Zothangliana, Joseph Lalhimpuia, T T Zothansanga, K Lalrinthanga and Hmingdailova Khiangte tendered their resignation to Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla. The source informed that the Parliamentary Secretaries resigned at the instruction of the Chief Minister himself. Even though the resignation of Parliamentary Secretaries is yet to be made official, an order issued by Chief Minister Joint Secretary of Ministry of External Affairs M Subbarayudu on a visit to Tripura to discuss the Indo-Bangla Railway project, in Agartala, on Wednesday. UB Photos Indo-Bangla rail project likely to be completed next year PRABIR SIL AGARTALA, Aug 30: The 15-km Indo-Bangla railway project connecting Agartala with Gangasagar (Bangladesh) would be commissioned by the end of next year. The decision to commission the ambitious project by December 2018, was taken at a meeting of Indo-Bangla Joint Steering Committee comprising officials from both sides that ended in Dhaka yesterday. In the meeting, it was revealed that land acquisition process has made good progress on both sides. While 60 per cent land acquisition has been completed in Bangladesh, per cent has been completed in Tripura side. Tripura Transport Secretary Samarjit Bhowmik who was part of the 14-member Indian delegation demanded introduction of passenger and goods train services on the proposed railway track. Besides, there must be dual-gauge (metre gauge and broad gauge) from Akhaura side to Bangladesh, he said. In reply, it was informed that laying of dual-gauge has already begun from Akhaura to Laxum (Bangladesh) so that the Indian Railway can operate service without any hindrance. In the meeting, it was shared that the survey for the railway connectivity between Belonia (South Tripura) to Feni in Bangladesh has been initiated. Secretary of Bangladesh Railways Ministry and Assistant Secretary of Bangladesh Railways Minister joined the meeting. Mizoram parliamentary secretaries resign en masse The next meeting of the committee would be held in December this year. After the meeting, a team of the Indian delegation led by Joint Secretary of Ministry of External Affairs M Subbarayudu visited Nishintapur area, entry point of Indo-Bangla border and Agartala railway station. They also inspected the alignment of the proposed rail link 5 km in Indian part and 10 km in Bangladesh side. The Centre has assigned Central public sector undertaking IRCON to execute the railway track laying works across 15-km distance in both sides of the border and DoN- ER has already released Rs 97 crore to expedite land acquisition process, a vital preliminary work of the project. 116 sportspersons awarded ITANAGAR, Aug 30: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu gave away cash prizes to 116 sportspersons from the State who have won laurels representing Arunachal in their respective disciplines in various tournaments held during the last few years. A State Government initiative, cash incentives are given to deserving sportspersons on the occasion of National Sports Day celebrated across the country on August 29 every year. Weightlifter Jumjang Deru walked away with an incentive of Rs 16.5 lakh for his exploits the highest amongst all sportspersons. Last December, Deru had created a new national record in clean and jerk event in men s 62 kg category with a lift of 153 kg to secure gold in the Senior National Weightlifting Championships. Congratulating the sportspersons, Khandu assured the Government s commitment to the welfare of sportspersons and development of sports. In fact the North East is a major contributor in the field of sports in the country. We have immense talent in our youths. The only thing needed is proper guidance, best of training and basic facilities, he said. Khandu also informed that the State Sports Policy will be launched soon. and president of State Pradesh Congress Lal Thanhawla has made it clear. The order issued by MPCC president Lal Thanhawla, has appointed the seven Parliamentary Secretaries, along with two other Congress MLAs, as general secretaries of the party. Their designations were stated as MLAs, and not Parliamentary Secretaries. It is learnt that Mizoram Parliamentary Secretaries are the first among the NE States Parliamentary Secretaries to resign after the Supreme Court s order of July 26 that held unconstitutional The Assam Parliamentary Secretaries (Appointment, Salaries, Allowances and Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2004 enacted by Assam Government in 2004 that allowed appointment of Parliamentary Secretaries enjoying the rank of Minister of State. The SC ruling, however, does not have any bearing on the present BJP Government in Assam as it has not appointed any Parliamentary Secretary so far, but affects the other NE States that have Parliamentary Secretaries. Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram and Meghalaya have appointed Parliamentary Secretaries as a matter of political convenience. While Nagaland has 26 Parliamentary Secretaries, Arunachal Pradesh has 24, Meghalaya has 17. Manipur had 12 Parliamentary Secretaries, six of whom quit their posts after being made members of various committees. The resignation of the Mizoram Parliamentary Secretaries comes even as the main opposition party Mizo National Front was gearing up to file a petition in the court, following the apex court order. PTI adds: Former Ministers Lalrinliana Sailo and Nihar Kanti Chakma, both legislators were also appointed as general secretaries, the statement added. No. CE/PMGSY/CB/12/ /18 Date: 29/08/2017 PRADHAN MANTRI GRAM SADAK YOJANA (PMGSY, , Batch-2) Re-e-Procurement Notice The Chief Engineer, PWD (Roads), Assam on behalf of Governor of Assam reinvites the item rate bids in electronic tendering system for construction of roads under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana, , Batch-2, in the districts of Cachar, Dibrugarh, Goalpara, Golaghat, Jorhat, Kamrup, Karimganj, Kokrajhar, Morigaon, Nagaon, Tinsukia and Baksa for 81 number of packages with estimated cost totaling to Rs Crore including their maintenance for five years, from the eligible contractors registered with Public Works Department (Roads), Assam. (Non-registered bidders may submit bids; however, the successful bidders must get registered in appropriate class with appropriate authorities before signing the contract) Date of release of Invitation for Bids through e-procurement: 05/09/2017 Availability of Bid Documents and mode of submission: The bid document is available online and should be submitted online in pmgsytendersasm.gov.in/. The bidder would be required to register in the web-site which is free of cost. For submission of the bids, the bidder is required to have a valid Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) from one of the authorized Certifying Authorities. The bidders are required to submit (a) original Demand Draft towards the cost of bid document and (b) original bid security in approved form and (c) original affidavit regarding correctness of information furnished with bid document as per provisions of Clause 4.4 B (a) (ii) of ITB with Chief Engineer, PWD (Roads), Assam, Chandmari, Guwahati - 03, on a date not later than three working days after the opening of technical qualification part of the Bid, either by registered post or by hand, failing which the bids shall be declared non-responsive. Last Date/ Time for receipt of bids through e-procurement: 12/09/2017, 1600 hours. For further details please log on to Sd/- Chief Engineer, PWD (Roads), Assam Janasanyog/CF/1312/17 Chandmari, Guwahati ADVERTISEMENT No. UDP/MsDP/BLF/284/2016/30 Dated Undalguri the 21st Aug in cancellation of this office ealier advertisement No. UDP/MsDP/BLF/284/ Dtd , fresh applications are hereby invited in Standard Form published trhough Assam Gazette IX along with all supporting documents and for engagement of 2 (two) Nos of Block Level Facilitator (BLF) under MsDP in the office of the Deputy Commissioner, Udalguri as per Govt. Letter No. WMD.115/2014/27 Dtd in Minority Concentrated Block (MCB) of Udalguri and Rowta on contractual basis initially for a period of 1 (one) year. Eligibility : A permanent resident of Assam residing in the particular Minority Concentracted Block (MCB) of Rowta and Udalguri. Qualification : Graduate in any field with minimum two years of experience of working in Social sector. Candidate having degree in Social Work will be given preference. Candidate must be proficient in Computer skills such as Word, Excel, Power Point etc. Age : Minimum 23 years and maximum 30 years. Remuneration : Monthly salary of Rs. 13,000/- PM and a maximum of Rs. 3,000/- PM for TA/DA/Other expenses. Category : Unreserved. Terms and Conditions: 1. This engagement of BLF is purely temporary and initially for a minimum period of one year. 2. Payment of remuneration will be subject to the release of fund from the Govt. of India, New Delhi. 3. The person cannot claim any appointment/engagement under regular Govt. establishment by virtue of his/her performing duties as a termporary appointee. 4. Candidates to furnish their Mobile No. and ID (if any) for communication in their application. Important Dates: The last date of receipt of the application is Date of Written and Computer Typing test on Shortlisted candidates will be informed to appear in the written test on the basis of the application/qualification on their contact no. Janasanyog/D/6905/17 ASSAM PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION Sd/- Deputy Commissioner, Udalguri. ADVT NO. 09/2017 No.136PSC/Estt.-4/ Assam Public Service Commission invites application from Indian Citizens as defined in Articles 5 to 8 of the Constitution of India having registration in Employment Exchange in the State of Assam for the under-mentioned posts in the office of the Assam Public Service Commission in the scale of pay as indicated below and carrying usual allowances as admissible under Rules of the Govt. of Assam. 1. (i) Name of the Post: Programmer (Class-I) (ii) Number of Post : 01(One) no. Post Name of the Reserved Post /Service Open Category OBC/MOBC SC STP STH Total for PWD & Type Disability Total RFW Total RFW Total RFW Total RFW Total RFW Total RFW Programmer Nil (i) Scale of Pay: Rs /- to Rs /- PM with Grade Pay of Rs /- PM Plus other allowances as per rules of the Govt. (ii) Age: 21 years to 43 years as on 01/01/2017 as per Govt. OM No. ABP 06/2016/04 dated The upper age limit is relaxable in case of SC/ST/PWD candidates as specified by the Govt. in accordance with the Acts, Rules and orders of the Govt. in force. (iii) Qualification: MCA from a recognized University with at least I(One) year experience in software development Or B.E/ B.Tech. from a recognized University in Computer Science with at least 1(One) year experience in software development. 2. (i) Name of the Post: Asstt. Programmer (Class-II) (ii) Number of Post : 01(One) no. Post Name of the Reserved Post /Service Open Category OBC/MOBC SC STP STH Total for PWD & Type Disability Total RFW Total RFW Total RFW Total RFW Total RFW Total RFW Asstt. Programmer Nil (i) Scale of Pay: Rs /- to Rs /- PM with Grade Pay of Rs.11500/- PM Plus other allowances as per rules of the Govt. (ii) Age: 21 years to 43 years as on 01/01/2017 as per Govt. OM No. ABP 06/2016/04 dated The upper age limit is relaxable in case of SC/ST/PWD candidates as specified by the Govt. in accordance with the Acts, Rules and orders of the Govt. in force. (iii) Qualification: B.E/B.Tech in Computer Science or Degree in Computer Applications from a recognized University. HOW TO APPLY a. The name of the post applied for should be clearly written in bold letters in the Envelope containing the application form and it should be addressed to the Secretary, APSC. b. Application form may be obtained by downloading the same from the APSC s website c. Candidates who apply for different posts appearing in this advertisement must submit separate set of testimonials. d. The last date of receiving duly filled up application form in the Commission s office is fixed on during office hours. e. Applications (including applications received through post) received after the last date fixed for receipt shall not be entertained. f. Only applications which are signed by the candidates and accompanied by all particulars as called for in the application form prescribed by the Commission only shall be considered and candidates fulfilling all the terms of the advertisement of the respective posts shall be called for a Screening test / Viva-voce interview wherever necessary as decided by the Commission. g. (i) All candidates, whether in Government Service or in Government owned undertaking or other similar organizations/ Corporations/boards/ or in private employment may intimate their controlling authority instead of routing it through the same. However, the fact of the intimation may be apprised to the Commission by the candidate. (ii) The Commission shall in no way be responsible in the event of any candidate after appointment is not released by the concerned authority to enable him/her to join the new post. HOW TO FILL UP THE FORM a. Applicants must affix 1 (One) copy of recent photograph on the space provided in the application form firmly with good quality glue/adhesive and also should enclose another copy along with the application. The photograph must be signed prominently. The Commission shall not be responsible for detachment/ loss of the photograph. b. Since the practice of furnishing attested copies of certificates/mark sheets etc. by competent authority has been discontinued by the Govt., the applicant shall furnish copies of certificate/mark sheet etc. declared by himself/herself as certified to be true copy of the original along with the application. c. In case of detection of any false declaration / statement made by any applicant, his/her application will be rejected and will also be penalized as per Rules/Law. Self attested photocopies of Certificate / Mark Sheet from HSLC onwards and also Caste Certificate / Employment Registration Certificate / Experience Certificate (where necessary) should be furnished invariably and should be tagged properly without any chance of getting lost during transit. The Commission will not be responsible for any such loss due to improper tagging. d. Incomplete application in terms of the Advertisement will be summarily rejected. No documents will be entertained after the last date of submission of application. WRITTEN TEST / INTERVIEW: If the number of applications received is large, the i. Commission may short-list the number of candidates either on the basis of their marks obtained in the qualifying academic examination required for the post in terms of advertisement. -ORii. By holding Screening test (Multiple choice objective type written examination) which will be notified in due course. The list of candidates whose applications are found valid or rejected after scrutiny will be made available in the Assam Public Service Commission s website ( showing grounds of rejections in due course. Sd/- Secretary AssamPublic Service Commission Janasanyog/D/6907/17 Jawaharnagar, Khanapara, Guwahati-22.

11 THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2017 THE ASSAM TRIBUNE, GUWAHATI 11 BUSINESS & ECONOMY CAPSULE Sindhu Bridgestone brand ambassador HYDERABAD, Aug 30: Tyre major Bridgestone India today announced ace badminton player and Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu as its first brand ambassador. As part of a three-year agreement, Sindhu will be included in Bridgestone s activations around its Worldwide Olympic Partnership, said Franco Annunzito, Senior VP and Executive Officer, Bridgestone Corporation, in a press conference here today. PTI Wipro share buyback NEW DELHI, Aug 30: India s third largest software services firm Wipro today said its shareholders have approved the company s Rs 11,000-crore buyback proposal. The Bengalurubased company has fixed September 15 as the the record date for the buyback offer. PTI Bird Group NEW DELHI, Aug 30: Aviation industry major Bird Group today said that it has expressed its interest in buying Air India s ground handling subsidiary. We have sent a letter to the Ministry of Civil Aviation evincing our interest in buying the Air India Air Transport Services Ltd (AIATSL), an authorised spokesperson of the company told IANS. Zorba yoga studio GUWAHATI, Aug 30: Zorba - A Renaissance Studio, country s largest chain of yoga studios, opened its centre at Ulubari here recently. Equipped with state-ofthe-art interiors, the yoga studio will provide training on 25 forms of yoga under expert yoga teachers. Besides, innovative yoga accessories will also be available for yoga learners at the studio, a press release stated. HDFC branch GUWAHATI, Aug 30: HDFC Ltd, India s premier housing finance company, today opened a new office in Silchar. HDFC s fourth office in Assam, the Silchar branch will help the company cater to the needs of the customers spread across this Barak Valley town and adjoining areas in a better way, a press release said here today. NEW DELHI, Aug 30: The Union Cabinet approved an ordinance to raise the ceiling on GST cess for luxury vehicles and SUVs from the current 15 per cent to 25 per cent. This can lead to a hike in prices of high-end cars. Briefing reporters after the Cabinet meeting, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said it was decided to recommend to President Ram Nath Kovind to promulgate an ordinance in this regard. The decision on raising the cess on luxury cars would be taken by the GST Council, he added. Explaining the rationale, Jaitley said that pursuant to the implementation of GST, the price of luxury vehicles had substantially come down. Objective of any taxation policy can t be that luxury goods become cheaper. Relief has to be NEW DELHI, Aug 30: US-based fast food major McDonald s today ruled out any settlement with its estranged Indian partner Vikram Bakshi for north and east regions before the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT). Subsequently, the NCLAT issued notices to both the parties over their cross petitions directing them to ARENA chain to sell mass market models Maruti takes up rebranding to woo tech-savvy customers Security of customer data a key priority: Lenovo NEW DELHI, Aug 30: Chinese tech giant Lenovo, which sells handsets under Lenovo and Motorola brands, has sent a detailed response to the government outlining the measures taken by it to ensure data security for its customers. The company which termed security of customer data as a key priority was among over 30 smartphone manufacturers that Ministry of IT and Electronics had written to on August 12, seeking details of safeguards adopted by them to protect customer data. Yes, we have already responded. Security and safety is a key priority for us. We work with governments as needed and comply with local regulations in all the markets we operate in, Lenovo India Mobile Business Group (MBG) Country Head Sudhin Mathur told PTI. Minister of State for Agriculture, Farmers Welfare and Panchayati Raj Parshottam Rupala handing over power tillers to farmers at ICAR premises on the outskirts of Shillong on Wednesday. UB Photos Cabinet nod to raising cess on luxury cars Hike in cess on luxury cars to impact growth: Auto cos NEW DELHI, Aug 30: Automobile firms, including Mercedes-Benz, Audi and JLR, today said the proposed hike in cess on luxury cars and SUVs will adversely impact growth momentum of the segment. They also criticised the government s hurry to implement the hike in cess, saying a review could have been taken after six months when impact of GST would have been clearer. The Cabinet today approved promulgation of an ordinance to amend the GST compensation law to pave the way for increasing cess on mid and large cars to 25 per cent, from 15 per cent. This decision, contradictory to the requirement of creating a sustained demand for the luxury cars in this market, would rather affect the growth momentum adversely, Mercedes- given to a common man s item and not a luxury item, he said. Currently, the luxury cars and sports utility vehicles (SUVs) are taxed at 28 per cent under GST along with a cess of 15 per cent. The ordinance is only an enabling law so that cap for those luxury vehicles can be increased to 25 per cent. This doesn t mean that cess will automatically increase. The GST Council, whenever it meets, is entitled to take a decision if it wishes to increase the cess within the cap, he said. In relation to certain products like cigarettes, tobacco and luxury vehicles, a cess was permitted under the GST, which goes into a compensation pool, from which any state that loses revenue in first five years would be compensated. IANS McDonald s rules out settlement with Bakshi NEW DELHI, Aug 30: The country s largest car-maker Maruti Suzuki today announced rebranding of its retail network across India, seeking to leverage on digital technology to keep pace with the changing preferences of its modern customer. The company s showrooms selling mass market models will now operate under Maruti Suzuki ARENA chain. It currently sells premium products under the Nexa retail chain. Maruti Suzuki ARENA is a part of the company s Transformotion 2.0 initiative, Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) said. This transformation at the showrooms will be in phases, and we hope to cover the entire Maruti Suzuki channel in the next 3-5 years, MSI Managing Director and CEO Kenichi Ayukawa told reporters here. To start with, the company is targeting to set up over 80 Maruti Suzuki ARENAs by March Currently, MSI has 2,050 showrooms in 1,683 cities across India selling nine cars every minute while engaging with 1.26 lakh customers each day. Maruti Suzuki ARENA will enhance transparency and delight customers with an exciting purchase experience, seamlessly from the digital space to physical showrooms, Ayukawa said. Emphasising on role of digital technology, he said it makes it possible for us to offer more convenience, more information, enhanced transparency and better service to our customers. PTI file replies, and posted the matter for the next hearing on September 21. Without going into the merit...we find that there is NCLAT issues notices to both parties no chance of any settlement, observed NCLAT Chairman Justice S J Mukhopadhaya. NCLAT was hearing the appeals filed by McDonald s and Vikram Bakshi against each other. In the meantime, respective respondents may file a reply within a week and rejoinder a week thereof, the tribunal said. NCLAT had last week asked both the parties to decide by today, whether they would consider settling the dispute on their own or not. PTI Benz India MD & CEO Roland Folger said in a statement. The automotive segment has not even settled in to see the effect of the marginal relief in terms of rationalisation of taxes in the GST regime, he added. Expressing similar views, Audi India Head Rahil Ansari said: The taxes on this industry are already very high and this increase in cess rate will be detrimental to the luxury car industry as we will be forced to hike our prices to levels higher than pre-gst period. Jaguar Land Rover India Ltd President and Managing Director Rohit Suri said reduced prices after GST implementation had helped in expanding the market, which had been declining because of high taxation. PTI GST will also impact direct tax collection: Jaitley NEW DELHI, Aug 30: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said that the goods and services tax (GST) is bound to impact the direct tax collection as well due to the increased detection technology and greater compliance. To claim input tax credit under GST, people need to disclose their volume of transactions. There is bound to be a corresponding impact on direct tax, Jaitley said here during the launch of a book titled Concise Commentary on Income Tax published by Wolters Kluwer. Therefore, the impact of GST will not only be on indirect taxes but also due to the efficient system, on direct tax. The possibility of tax detection is very high because of technology, he said. The Finance Minister said that even before GST was rolled out, the impact of demonetisation has expanded the number of assessees under the personal income tax. Hinting at strict tax compliance measures ahead under GST, he said that currently there is voluntary compliance but queries will be raised for those whose vouchers don t match when the actual process begins down the line. Currently the experiment is on for 1-2 months. The system is capable of throwing alerts where evasion takes place, he said. However, the honest taxpayer need not worry, he added. There is need for greater compliance for which the use of technology should be increased, physical contact between assessee and the tax authority needs to be reduced, but we also need to carry the stick if someone evades law, Jaitley noted. It is about time that Indians revisit their attitude towards taxation. Indian normal (tendency) was that how can we avoid it (tax). In the last 2-3 years what has happened has come as rude shock for many, he said. Referring to the tightening of tax laws for greater compliance, he said that the government did give the opportunity to the people to declare their black money. The treaty provisions which facilitated round-tripping were rewritten with countries like Mauritius, he said. The 1988 Benami law was changed. Indian chartered accountants earlier suggested their clients means to channelise money to avoid taxes. The standard operating procedure has been smashed and the Benami Act has come into force. The next stage is where the government is trying to avoid anonymity attached to cash, he said. We need to reduce the quantum of cash because it provides catalysing effect to corruption and tax evasion, the minister noted. IANS

12 12 THE ASSAM TRIBUNE, GUWAHATI NATIONAL Worried by accidents, railway panel bats for more power to DRMs NEW DELHI, Aug 30: Taking stock of the series of derailments this month, the draft report of a committee set up by Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu recommends that Divisional Railway Managers (DRMs) be more empowered to take decisions, particularly in emergencies. The committee, Making Divisions as Strategic Business Units, was constituted by Prabhu in June to finalise a process by which more financial and executive powers are delegated to DRMs so they are able to handle day-to-day operations more effectively. ADVERTISEMENT DHTE.61/2017/3 Dated 30/08/2017 Applications are invited from the intending eligible candidates who are citizens of India having Registration No. in Employment Exchange in the State of Assam for filling up of the vacancies as indicated below for persons with disability in (Special Recruitment Drive) as per Rule under Directorate of Handloom & Textiles, Assam in the Standard Form of Application, as published in the Assam Gazette Part-IX along with requisite mentioned below for filling up sanctioned vacant post of Grade-III. Sl. Name of Post No. of vacancy Reservation Educational and other qualifications Scale of Pay No. (Minimum) 1. Jr. Inspector/ 3 (three) Nos. Person with A candidate must have Bachelor Rs. 14,000/- Auditor (i) Blindness/ Low vision - 1 Disability Degree (Arts, Science, Commerce) to 49,000/- (Coop), (one) post from a recognized University or any + Grade pay Handloom & (ii) Hearing Impaired - 1 examination declared equivalent Rs. 7,400/- in Textiles, (one) post by the Govt. Pay Band 2 Assam (iii) Locomotor or Cerebral Palsy - 1 (one) post 2. Demonstrator, 10 (ten)nos. -do- A candidate should be H. S. L. C. or Rs. 14,000/- H & T (i) Blindness/ Low vision - 3 equivalent examination passed and to 49,000/- (three) post 2 (two) years certificate course in + Grade Pay (ii) Hearing Impaired - 4 Textile Technology or Handloom Rs. 6,200/- in (four) post Technology from any recognized Pay Band- 2 (iii) Locomotor or Cerebral Palsy - 3 (three) post Institute or Certificate Course from the Handloom Training Institutes of the Department of Handloom & Textiles, Assam Eligibility, requisites, procedures, terms & conditions etc.: 1. Candidates must be Citizen of India within meaning of Article 5 to 8 of the Constitution of India. 2. Candidates must not be of age less than 18 years and more than 43 years as on 1st January, However the upper age limit is relaxable by 5(five) years in case of SC/ ST category of persons as per Govt. OM No. ABP 06/2016/04, dated 3rd March, Candidates applying for the above posts must possess the prescribed minimum qualification mentioned above. 4. Candidates will have to appear for written test and viva at their own expenses if and when called for. 5. Incomplete and wrongly filled application form will be rejected and no appeal and/ or correction in that regard shall be entertained. 6. The envelope containing the application should be clearly marked as "Application for the post of......category- SC/ST/OBC. 7. The application are to be submitted with the following requisites attached thereto: a) One self addressed envelope of 5 cm x 11 cm affixing unused postal stamp of Rs. 5/- (Rupees Five) only. b) Attested copies of all certificates in support of Educational Qualification, Age, Caste etc. c) Attested copy of persons with Disability Certificate issued by Competent Authority. d) 2 (two) copies of recent passport photographs signed and dated by the candidate on reverse side of those. e) Attested copy of valid Registration Certificates of Employment Exchange. 8. Pension Scheme: "Government servants joining the service of the State Govt. on or after 1st Feb 05 shall not be governed by the existing Assam Services (Pension) Rules, 1969 and others issued there under from time to time. So far as their pension and other retirement benefits are concerned, they will be governed by a new set of Pension Rules formulated in line with the Contributory Pension scheme announced by the Govt. of India vide Finance Deptt. Circular No. BW3/2003/pt-I/1,dated 25th January/05". 9. No TA/DA shall be provided to the candidates for appearing the selection process. 10. The applications are to be submitted to the undersigned. 11. Any postal delay in the process of this matter shall not be a matter of responsibility of the undersigned. 12. Canvassing directly or indirectly will be deemed to be appropriate ground for disqualification of the candidature. 13. The undersigned reserves the right to accept, modify or cancel the advertisement and to cancel or postpone written test/ interview without assigning any reason thereof. Last date of submission of application to the undersigned is 25th September, Janasanyog/D/6930/17 SHORT SALE NOTICE Sealed tenders affixing Court fee stamp of Rs (Rupees Eight and Paise twenty five) only are invited and will be received upto 3 PM (I.S.T.) on in the office of the undersigned and the Conservator of Forests, Eastern Assam Circle, Jorhat for sale of timber lots under Jorhat Division. If the office does not function on the date of receiving tender for any reason the next date will be fixed for receiving the tender. The details of the timber lots and other terms and conditions are available in the sale notice which can be collected from the office of the undersigned during office hours on any working day on payment of Rs. 100/- (hundred) only per sale notice and Rs. 5/- (five) only per Tender Form which is not refundable. Janasanyog/C/3202/17 It is expected to submit its final report to the minister next month, a senior official told PTI. A DRM heads the organisation at the division level and is primarily involved with the running of trains, customer interface and maintenance of railway assets. According to the draft report, DRMs should be fully empowered to grant blocks stopping or diverting trains till work on the tracks is over for up to three hours. No questions should be asked on regulation of trains for maintenance blocks, the committee has recommended. Sd/- Divisional Forest Officer Jorhat Division, Jorhat. The three-hour time frame has been suggested, sources said, to ensure that the block does not effect running of trains on other connected divisions. The suggestion from the committee headed by Director General, Personnel, comes days after the Kalinga Utkal Express derailment in Khatauli in Uttar Pradesh on August 19 in which 23 people were killed. The DRM of the Delhi Division was among those sent on leave. The committee is working to enable DRMs to concentrate more on safety, customer satisfaction, transportation business, customer Quota: Certain PSU posts also come under OBC creamy layer NEW DELHI, Aug 30: The government today expanded the ambit of creamy layer to include certain posts in PSUs and public sector financial institutions, thus barring these officials and their kin from claiming reservation benefits under the OBC category. The Union Cabinet also approved excluding socially advanced persons/sections from the purview of reservation under Other Backward Classes (OBCs) category. The decision comes almost 23 years after a 1993 office order of the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) provided for 27 per cent quota for the OBCs in government vacancies and laid down criteria for defining creamy layer. This order merely said the criterion enumerated for Group A and Group B posts would apply to officers holding equivalent and comparable posts in the PSUs, banks and financial institutions. Briefing reporters today about the decisions of the Union Cabinet, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said an approval was accorded to the norms for establishing equivalence of posts. In PSUs, all executive level posts board-level executives and managerial-level posts would be treated as equivalent to group A posts in the government and will be considered creamy layer. PTI Sd/- Director, Handloom & Textiles, Assam, Ambari, G.N.B. Road, Guwahati-1. interface, generation of revenue, operation and maintenance of assets. We are also working to see that they are relieved of procedural rigmaroles, an official in the ministry said. The committee has suggested in its draft report that full flexibility be given to DRMs to utilise their revenue grant across minor head and primary head within the overall spending limit given to the division. It has also recommended that DRMs should have the power to make emergency procurements so that safety related issues are addressed quickly. PTI Decision to remove me as RS leader unconstitutional: Sharad NEW DELHI, Aug 30: Rebel JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav has questioned his party s decision to remove him as its parliamentary party leader in the Rajya Sabha, saying it was against its constitution and insisted that a majority of party members are with him. Yadav today released his rejoinder, which was also sent to Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu and JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar, to Lok Sabha member Kaushalendra Kumar s letter to him on August 11, informing him of his removal. You have no moral or legal authority to issue the aforesaid letter to me and the same is against the provisions of the party s constitution for which appropriate action is being proposed by its office-bearers..., Yadav has written. It is not him, but Nitish and Kaushalendra Kumar who have abandoned JD(U) s basic principles and have voluntarily given up its membership, Yadav said. It appears that driven by pure political opportunism the faction led by Nitish Kumar has voluntarily left the membership of the Janata Dal (United), he said. Yadav noted that his faction had already moved the Election Commission, claiming that a majority of party members is supporting him and its symbol should be allotted to his faction. His close aide Javed Raza, who was recently axed from the post of party s general secretary, said only the party s parliamentary board can take a decision regarding Yadav s removal and parliamentary party cannot take it. The JD(U) had replaced Yadav with Nitish Kumar confidant RCP Singh as its leader in the Rajya Sabha following the veteran leader s opposition to the alliance with the BJP. PTI AIADMK delegation meets Rajnath Singh NEW DELHI, Aug 30: A delegation of AIADMK leaders today met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in the backdrop of crucial political developments in Tamil Nadu. AIADMK leader and Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker M Thambidurai, however, said the meeting was aimed at developing a cordial relationship with the Centre, and that the southern State s political affairs were not discussed with the Union Minister. The party delegation had also met Union ministers Nirmala Sitharaman and Arun Jaitley yesterday. The move comes in the wake of the recent merger of the two factions of AIADMK led by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palanisami and O Pannerselvam (OPS) respectively. We are meeting the Union ministers to maintain a friendly relationship with the Centre and seek the pending funds and projects, Thambidurai, who headed the delegation, said. He maintained that there were no discussions on the political developments in the State. PTI Gujarat HC reserves verdict in Naroda Patiya riots case AHMEDABAD, Aug 30: The Gujarat High Court today reserved its verdict on a batch of petitions challenging a special SIT court s order in the 2002 Naroda Patiya riots case of massacre of 97 people in which a former minister in the then Narendra Modi government was sentenced to 28 years in jail. A division bench of the court comprising Justices Harsha Devani and AS Supehiya reserved the order after hearing the rival parties. It also heard the petition filed by the Special Investigation Team which has challenged the acquittal of 29 accused in the case by the SIT court on August 30, Maya Kodnani, a senior BJP leader and former minister, was awarded 28 years imprisonment, while former Bajrang Dal leader Babu Bajrangi was ordered to spend his entire life behind bars. Kodnani s lawyer Hardik Dave said that the high court also reserved its order on her application seeking to summon BJP chief Amit Shah and seven others, including a former party MLA Amrish Patel, as additional witnesses. PTI No. XXVIII/648/ THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2017 Notice Inviting E-FOE e-floating of Enquiry (e-foe) for supply, installation, commissioning, testing and after sales service of Solar Photo Voltaic (SPV)-Pump set system for irrigation purpose No. Agri/Engg/FOE/4402/Pt. Solor Pump/ /24 Date : The Chief Engineer, Agriculture on behalf of the Director of Agriculture, Assam, publishes this e-floating of Enquiry (e-foe) inviting online bidding through e-procurement portal: from Manufacturers/System Integrators/Solar Installers for supply, installation, commissioning, testing and after sales service of Solar Photo Voltaic (SPV) Pump set system for irrigation purpose, for preparation of a short list of Manufacturers/System Integrators/Solar Installers for a valid period of one year from the date of this notification. To participate, interested bidder should have a valid Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) and have to register in the e-procurement portal. Detail e-foe may be downloaded from the said portal from at 11 AM up to at 12 PM. Online submission of bid will open from at 11 AM up to at 12 PM. The department will not be liable for any delay in submission of bid and system errors (if any). Sd/- Chief Engineer, Agriculture, Janasanyog/CF/1307/17 Assam, Khanapara, Guwahati-22. SHORT TENDER NOTICE Superintending Engineer, P.W.D. Jorhat Road Circle, Jorhat invites sealed Tender with a validity period 180 days from date of receipt of Tender in prescribed form subsequently to be drawn in F-2 form of agreement affixing a non refundable Court Fee Stamp of Rs (Rupees Eight and paise Twenty Five) only alongwith 2% Bid Security from the A.P.W.D. (Roads) Registered Contractor of Class-1 (A, B, C) & Class-II for execution of the following works under PWD, Sivasagar Rural Road Division, Sivasagar, Funded by ONGCL, Assam Asset, Sivasagar for the year SI. Name of Roads Approx. Value of Time of Cost of Tender Bid Security 2% No. works (in Rs.) Completion Papers (in Rs.) (Two) percent 1 Improvement of Road from Joya Bridge to NH-37 (From Rs. 42,63, Rs Rs.85, Ch.0.00m to ch m), L=0.40 Km under PWD, days Sivasagar Rural Road Division, Sivasagar, Funded by ONGCL, Assam Asset, Sivasagar for the year Improvement of Met. Haripara Ali (From Ch.0.00m to Rs. 62,86, Rs Rs.1,25, ch m), L=4.00 Km under PWD, Sivasagar Rural days Road Division, Sivasagar, Funded by ONGCL, Assam Asset, Sivasagar for the year The tenders will be received by the undersigned upto 2.00P.M. of 14th September/2017 and same will be opened on the same date at 2.30 P.M. at same place. Cost of tender paper should be in the form of Bank draft/banker s Cheque of a Schedule Commercial Bank drawn in favour of Executive Engineer, P.W.D. Sivasagar Rural Road Division, Sivasagar. Bid security should be submitted alongwith the tender and should be in the form of FDR/TDR pledged in favour of E.E. PWD, Sivasagar Rural Road Division, Sivasagar. Tenders without Bid Security will not be accepted. Tender papers may be purchased from office of the undersigned on 7th September/2017 to 8th September/2017. Tenderers must have atleast 1(one) Road Roller at their custody and a certificate from one PWD Officer not below the rank of Asstt. Executive Engineer of PWD (Roads) under Jorhat Road Circle is mandatory for purchasing tender papers. This Short NIT will be a part of the tender agreement. Details may be seen in the office of the undersigned during office hours in any working day. N.B.:- (i) The work will have to be carried out as per terms and conditions mentioned in the MOU signed between ONGCL & Public works department dtd. 23rd June/2017 & 16th June/2017. (ii) Payment will be made by ONGC Ltd. as per terms and conditioned in the MOU. Sd/- Superintending Engineer, P.W.D. Janasanyog/CF/1301/17 Jorhat Road Circle, Jorhat. ADVERTISEMENT Online applications are invited from citizens of India as defined in the Constitution of India having registration in Employment Exchanges in the State of Assam for recruitment to the post of Stenographer Grade.III (English and Language) for the Assam Secretariat, Government of Assam, Janata Bhawan, Dispur, Guwahati in the Scale of Pay of PB(2) Grade Pay 7400/- plus other allowances as admissible under Rules. Vacancies: Total = 57 a) Stenographer Grade.III (English) = 32 b) Stenographer Grade.III (Language) = 25 The applicant shall have to clearly state in the application the post of Stenographers they are applying for specifying the language. Reservation for Stenographer Grade.III: Category English Language i) ST(P) = 03 = 02 ii) ST(H) = 02 = 02 iii) SC = 03 = 01 iv) OBC/MOBC = 13 = 10 v) Unreserved = 11 = 10 vi) PwD = 3% = 3% vii) Reservation for Women = 30% (in all categories) viii) Reservation for Ex-Servicemen= 2% (in all categories). Educational qualifications for Stenographer Grade.III: (a) The minimum educational qualification of the candidates shall be a graduate in Arts, Science or Commerce from a University recognized by the State Government or a degree equivalent thereto and recognized by the Government. (b) Candidates having National Trade Certificate in Stenography from ITI in Assam by the National Council for vocational Trade after 1st August 1975 and Diploma in Stenography from Govt. recognized Polytechnic of the State may apply to the post of Stenographer Grade.III. Age: The candidate should not be less than 18 years and more than 43 years of age on the 1st day of January, The upper age limit is relaxable by 5 years for SC and ST candidates. The age limit of the candidates will be calculated on the basis of the Matriculation / HSLC Admit Card/ Certificate issued by a recognized Board/Council and no other document shall be accepted in lieu thereof for the purpose. Application fees: The candidates will have to pay the application fees as follows : Category : Rate of Application fee (a) General : Rs (Rupees two hundred and fifty) only. (b) SC/ST/OBC : Rs (Rupees one hundred and fifty) only. (c) Candidates having BPL certificate. : Nil. The amount may be paid through Treasury Challan to the Head of Account "0070-Other Administrative Services-60-Other Services-800-Other Receipts." Mode of Selection: Phase-I: Candidates whose applications are accepted will be required to appear in a competitive examination to be held at examination zones mentioned below on the date to be notified later on. Examination Zone for Phase-I: Guwahati, Jorhat,Tezpur, Kokrajhar and Silchar. The examination will be of 100 marks with Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) for 2 hours duration to be administered through OMR Sheets.The minimum qualifying marks in the Objective Type Written Test shall be of 50 marks. The distribution of subject and marks shall be as follows: Sl. No. Subject Total marks 1. English Computer Theory General Awareness 20 Total 100 Phase-II: Against each vacancy four candidates will be short listed on the basis of the marks obtained in the written test. The short listed candidates shall have to appear in the Stenography Proficiency Test to be held centrally in Guwahati. The pattern of the Stenography Proficiency Test would be as given below: Name of Post Stenography Speed Time for dictation Time for Revision Time for of test passage of test passage by transcription candidates Stenographer 80WPM(E) 10 min 10 min 20 min Grade.III 80WPM(L) 10 min 10 min 20 min How to apply: CANDIDATES ARE REQUIRED TO APPLY IN PRESCRIBED FORM THROUGH ONLINE MODE ONLY. NO OTHER MODE FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION IS ALLOWED. Instructions for filling up online form will be available in website Before applying online, candidates are advised to carefully go through the instructions provided in the above website. Candidates are required to upload a latest passport size photograph, photocopy of the Admit Card/Certificate of H.S.L.C. Examination, National Trade Certificate in Stenography from ITI in Assam by the National Council for Vocational Trade after 1st August 1975 and Diploma in Stenography from Govt. recognized Polytechnic, Scanned Signature, Employment Registration Certificate, Caste Certificate (in case of reserved category candidates) and Certificate of Person with Disability (in case of PwD) issued by competent authority, Discharge Book No. & Date, place of issue (in respect of Ex-Servicemen), Original copy Treasury Challan and copy of BPL Certificate in case of candidates of BPL families. No other document i.e. the hard copy of the online application form, registration slip etc. are required to be sent to the Secretariat Administration (Gazetted Cell) Deptt. Since the application shall have to be submitted online, the question of submission of applications through proper channel in case of the candidates already employed becomes redundant. However such candidate shall intimate their appropriate appointing authorities about submission of application in writing. The candidates already employed should note that the prerogative for according permission to appear in Examination / join services on being selected by the Secretariat Administration (Gazetted Cell) Deptt. in due course of time shall rest upon the appropriate authority. The Secretariat Administration (Gazetted Cell) Department shall not be in any way responsible/ accountable in the event of not according permission to appear in the examination/join service after selection. Online form may be filled-up w.e.f to Midnight of only. No application will be filled up after expiry of the given time as the link will be disabled. The applicants are advised to submit only a single application. However if due to any unavoidable situation he/she submits another/multiple applications, he/she will ensure that the application with the higher Registration Number is completed in all respect which will be accepted. Decision of the Secretariat Administration (Gazetted Cell) Deptt. as to the eligibility or otherwise of a candidate for admission to the examination shall be final. CANVASSING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY SHALL DISQUALIFY A CANDIDATE. No application form will be accepted in the Secretariat Administration (Gazetted Cell) Department. No TA/DA is admissible for appearing in the Written Test/Stenography Proficiency Test. Sd/- Joint Secretary to the Govt. of Assam, Secretariat Administration Department, Janasanyog/D/6920/17 Dispur, Guwahati

13 THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2017 THE ASSAM TRIBUNE, GUWAHATI 13 Consuming a diet low in fats and high in carbohydrates may increase the risk of early death, according to a major global study that contradicts dietary advice handed out for decades. The findings, published in The Lancet journal, may explain why certain populations such Dietary fats & clinical outcomes Low-fat, high-carb diet may increase death risk, finds a study as South Asians, who do not consume much fat but eat a lot of carbohydrates, have higher mortality rates, researchers said. The study on more than 1,35,000 people across five continents found that a diet which includes a moderate intake of fat and fruits and vegetables, and avoidance of high carbohydrates, is associated with lower risk of death. The lowest risk of death was in those people who consume three to four servings (or a total of 375 to 500 grammes) of fruits, vegetables and legumes a day, researchers said. The researchers from McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences in Canada asked people about their diet and followed them for an average of seven and half years. The study on dietary fats found that they are not associated with major cardiovascular disease, but higher fat consumption was associated with lower mortality. This was seen for all major types of fats (saturated fats, polyunsaturated fats and mono unsaturated fats), with saturated fats being Know your DAY By JACQUELINE BIGAR HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017: This year you walk through many different situations yet gain in nearly all of them. You don t often express your creativity, yet this coming year your flights of fancy mixed with your ingenuity add to your success. If single, your love life will be significant, allowing many different people into your life. You could also discover that you make a new circle of friends. Your innate traits and characteristics appeal to someone who loves to chat and share. If attached, the two of you love to spend isolated time together, whether to share some imaginative musings or to work on a mutual project and tighten it up. You often can be found out at dinner whispering and sharing like newlyweds. Go to a CAPRICORN to get good financial advice. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3- Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult. ARIES (March 21-April 19) You will see a difference in how you proceed. Listen to someone who demonstrates caring yet is very concerned with what is appropriate. Communication flourishes, and you could have difficulty keeping up with a sudden flurry of activity. Tonight: Catching up on someone s news. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) You could be in a situation that is uncomfortable at best yet allows you to see a matter differently. You see a totally new point of view once you get past your discomfort. As a result, your actions and attitude will change. You will bypass any problems for the most part from that point on. Tonight: Others might act strangely around you. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Recognize the impact of an unexpected jolt within your immediate circle or with a friend. You will be able to regroup and communicate on a new level as you have not been able to before. Listen to an adviser about money, but also go out and do your own research. Tonight: Listen to a loved one s musings. CANCER (June 21-July 22) One-on-one relating takes you down a new path, and you feel more connected to a key person. You reveal a greater ability to stand on your own and not be affected by others. Listen to news with a grain of salt. Everyone has his or her unique perspective. Tonight: Sort through your options carefully. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) You could be on the verge of a major change. Though you might feel as if it is inevitable with certain events and pressure occurring, others might not totally understand where you are coming from. Communicate what you are thinking, but do not expect others to agree with it. Everyone can have different ideas. Tonight: Let the fun begin. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Your depth and understanding come out when dealing with a project or a child who can be extremely challenging. You might not want to weigh in about what others need to do; however, your creativity emerges and becomes a source of excellent ideas in this tense moment. Tonight: Let your inner child out. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) You might not realize how far you need to go in order to make the impression you want and gain the results you desire. You could be on top of a problem and ready to make the next move yet still wavering at times. Try to steady the ship; others need your balance and perspective! Tonight: Happiest at home. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) You could be in a situation where you need to try to advance a core belief. Others could be receptive to your sharing. The unexpected occurs when you least anticipate it, impacting an element of your daily life. Investigate, debate and question what might be appropriate to do. Tonight: Play it relaxed and easy. Hang with friends. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) You are all smiles despite an unexpected choice from a child or loved one. Some of you could be taken aback by someone and his or her reactions. Relax and trust yourself to choose the right course. Toss yourself into your work or a project. When detached in this manner, an appropriate response occurs. Tonight: Pay bills first. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) You could be in a situation where you cannot figure out which path is more suitable. Refuse to worry about the issue. The Moon in your sign draws attention to you, and what seems impossible could become possible. Be spontaneous and zero in on a heartfelt desire. Tonight: Be open to possibilities, even those not thought of until now. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Slow down and enjoy the luxury of some time off from your usual routine. No matter which way you choose to go or what you decide to do, you seem to be able to relax and think more clearly. Use this time to see certain situations with greater clarity. Tonight: Get some extra R and R. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) Allow greater give-and-take among your circle of friends as well as co-workers. Whether you are discussing a personal matter or looking to add flourish to a certain project, your resources remain the same. Laughter opens up many doors and possibilities. Success is likely. Tonight: With friends. Thought for the day Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black. HENRY FORD associated with lower stroke risk. Total fat and individual types of fat were not associated with risk of heart attacks or death due to cardiovascular disease, researchers said. While the finding may appear surprising to some, they are consistent with several observational studies and randomised controlled trials conducted in Western countries during the last two decades, they said. The study questions the conventional beliefs about dietary fats and clinical outcomes, said Mahshid Dehghan, the lead author for the study. A decrease in fat intake automatically led to an increase in carbohydrate consumption and our findings may explain why certain populations such as South Asians, who do not consume much fat but consume a lot of carbohydrates, have higher mortality rates, she said. Dehghan noted that dietary guidelines have focused for decades on reducing total fat to below 30 per cent of daily caloric intake and saturated fat to below 10 per cent of caloric intake. This is based on the idea that reducing saturated fat should reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, but did not take into account how saturated fat is replaced in the diet, she said. She added that the current guidelines were developed about four decades ago using data from some Western countries where fat was more than 40 per cent or 45 per cent of caloric intake and saturated fat intakes were more than 20 per cent. 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14 14 THE ASSAM TRIBUNE, GUWAHATI THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2017 INTERNATIONAL CORRIGENDUM Request for Qualification (RFQ) from Private Parties for setting up Ayurvedic Medical College & Hospitals in Assam through Public Private Partnership (PPP). In pursuance of Govt. letter vide no. HLB.421/2017/73 dated 30th August, 2017, partial modification of earlier notice inviting RFQ vide no.ayush/28/2017/7485 dated 18th August, 2017, are as follows, 1. The last date of submission of RFQ bid document is extended up to 2.00 PM of 15th September, Net worth of Trust/Society = Sum of assets - Sum of all liabilities is added in the Appendix-5, B. All other terms and condition of the RFQ document will remain same. Janasanyog/C/3211/17 Sd/- For Director of AYUSH Assam, Dispur, Guwahati-06 Sri Lanka defends General accused of war crimes against LTTE COLOMBO, Aug 30: The Sri Lankan government today came out in defence of a former Army Commander accused of committing war crimes during the brutal civil war against the LTTE, saying every death in the three-decade long conflict cannot be treated as a human rights abuse case. Government spokesman Rajitha Senaratne said the government was prepared to probe any specific charges made against the military and Commander Jagath Jayasuriya. Senaratne, who is also the Health Minister, said the accusations against Jayasuriya were of a general nature. Every death which occurred during the civil war could not treated as a case of human rights abuse as we were conducting a war against terrorism, he added. The Army spokesman Brigadier Roshan Seneviratne said the allegations were baseless. The International Truth and Justice Project, a human rights group had filed war crimes charges in Brazil and Colombia against Jayasuriya, who was the Sri Lankan Ambassador to Brazil. He was also accredited to four more countries in the Latin American region. The lawsuit filed in Brasilia and Bogota on Monday alleged that General Jayasuriya bore individual criminal responsibility as the Commander of units that committed repeated attacks on hospitals, acts of torture and sexual violence, enforced disappearances and extra-judicial killings. Jayasuriya was commanding the Sri Lankan Army s Wanni brigade in the north of the country where conflict raged during the last phase of the war with the LTTE. He later succeeded war wining commander Sarath Fonseka as the overall Army chief. As recognition for their services towards ending the 30 years long armed conflict some senior military personnel were given plum diplomatic postings, including Jayasuriya who was appointed as Sri Lanka s ambassador to Brazil. Sri Lanka faced UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolutions for alleged human rights abuses during the last phase of the conflict. Sri Lanka s human rights record, particularly over the impunity enjoyed by law enforcement officers, has been the subject of international condemnation. The UNHRC demanded accountability mechanisms to probe rights abuses blamed on both the LTTE and the government forces that ended in PTI CORRIGENDUM In pursuance of the advertisement vide No.DRD-15/147/ 12/177, Dtd for the contractual post under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) and Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Gramin) published in the Daily News Papers on the following modification are made for information to all concerned. 1. Applicants should be a permanent resident of Assam. 2. Applicants should have proficiency in vernacular language of Assam i.e. Assamese, Bengali or Bodo. Janasanyog/D/6876/17 Sd/- Joint Director, O/o the Commissioner, P&RD, Assam. SHORT NOTICE INVITING TENDERS No.SIRD-100/2017/23 Dated : Sealed Tenders affixing non-refundable court fees of Rs.8.25 (Rupees Eight and paise twenty-five) only, are invited from the manufacturer/authorized dealer/supplier enlisted under P.W.D. for supply of branded steel Furniture for the Administrative Building of two District Panchayat Resource Centres of SIPRD, Assam. The Set of tender documents, eligibility criteria and other details may be obtained on written application to the Director, SIPRD, Assam and on payment of a non-refundable fee of Rs (Rupees One Thousand) only by Demand Draft/Bankers Cheque during to at the office hours. The last date for receipt of sealed tenders is Sd/- Director Janasanyog/CF/1298/17 S.I.P.R.D :: Assam. OFFICE OF THE MISSION DIRECTOR RASHTRIYA MADHYAMIK SIKSHA ABHIJAN, ASSAM Kahilipara, Guwahati No: RMSA/Tele Education/835/2017/221 Re-Tender Notice This is a re- invitation to submit a proposal for implementing of Tele-Education through Tele-Classrooms in Government and Provinicialised Schools across Assam in a phased manner through e-procurement system of Govt. of Assam i.e. Detailed bid document may be seen at for eligibility, scope of work, tender terms and conditions etc. The tender document can be purchased by registering at from to , 14:00 hours and making payment of non-refundable Tender Fee of Rs. 10,000/- (Rupees Ten Thousand) only in the form of Demand Draft in favour of Mission Director, RMSA, Assam payable at Guwahati. The tender is to be submitted online through the e-procurement portal of Govt. of Assam i.e. only on or before at 14:00 hours. Scope of Work: Design, Installation, Operations & Management, Maintenance of the above works on turnkey basis. Details of tender: Earnest Money Deposit(EMD): INR 20,00,000 The Tender can be downloaded from the website The form of contract will be a Rate Contract. The details of the scope of work and requirement areas provided in the tender document. The Proposal has to be submitted as described in the tender. The tender shall have following components: (i)eligibility Document, EMD & Tender fee (ii)technical Bid & Commercial terms (iii) Financial Bid. Bid Submission Start Date: 30/08/2017 Last Date/Time for Submission of Bids: 12/09/2017 at 2.00 P.M Date of Opening of Technical Bids: 12/09/2017 at 3.00 P.M. Those who have submitted the bid as per NIT No. RMSA/Tele Education /835/ 2017/204 dated need not to submit again the tender fee and EMD in offline mode but they have to submit the tender afresh along with Eligibility Documents/EMD & Tender fee/technical Bid & Commercial Terms/Financial bid in online mode at RMSA, Assam reserves the right to amend or cancel the Tender without assigning any notice or reason thereof. Moreover, in case of non-availability of sufficient bidder (or less than three bidder), authority has the right to take decision without prior notice. Sd/- Mission Director, Janasanyog/CF/1315/17 RMSA, Assam ADMISSION NOTICE Admission into the Ist year B.Sc. Nursing course in the 3 Nursing Colleges of Assam for the session, The following candidates as shown in the category wise and college wise list, who appeared in the counseling held on 21st & 22nd August, 2017 and were selected by the Selection Board are hereby allowed for provisional admission into the 1st year B.Sc. Nursing course in the 3 Nursing Colleges of Assam for the session, The candidates are hereby directed to report for admission to the Principal of the respective Colleges along with their original testimonials, Admit Card of CEE, 2017, allotment letter issued at the time of counseling, necessary admission fees (Maximum Rs. 20,000/-) etc. on 7th & 8th September, 2017 with the following conditions. If the candidates fail to get admitted within stipulated time, their allotted seat shall be forfeited. Candidates are to deposit the original Admit Cards, Marks Sheets, Pass Certificates of HSLC and HSSLC or Equivalent examination and caste certificate to the Principal of the respective Nursing Colleges at the time of admission. The admission of the candidates are subject to the satisfactory Medical fitness certificate issued by the Medical Board constituted by the respective Principal of the Nursing Colleges. They will have to submit the agreement within 15 days from the date of admission. All admissions are provisional. Sl. No. Rank of Roll No of Name of the Candidate CEE CEE (A) UN-RESERVED CATEGORY REGIONAL COLLEGE OF NURSING, GUWAHATI TRISHA MONI DAS BHAGYASHREE KALITA CHAYANIKA DEKA ANANYA DUARAH MIRZA JERIFA SHIRIN SUSHMITA SARMAH SIMASHRI SAHARIAH RASHMITA DEVI PRIYANKA KALITA POOJA SINGH LIPIKA DHAKAL JYOTISMITA CHOUDHURY FARHANA AKTARA BEGUM MAMI MEDHI SHAMIMA KAWSAR FORIDA BEGUM SADIKA KHATUN SIMA DAS SHALIMA AHMED SHABNAM SULTANA SHREYA DAS DAISY DAS MALAYA MEDHI PARISMITA PUJARI PRIYANKA DEVI NILAKSHI DEVI KARISHMA JENA PRIYANKA PAUL BANASHRI THAKURIA CHAYANIKA DAS ANKITA BARMAN DIMPLE DOLEY JESHMINA MOCHAHARI JYOTI KUMARI RAJAK ANITA KUTUM B.Sc. NURSING COLLEGE, DIBRUGARH SUSHMA DEVI PRASTUTI BORAH NIHAMONI AHMED PIYOM POLLI DOLEY MRIDUSHMITA GOGOI SEMIM SULTANA JULFA AKTAR ROZINA AHMED JAHNABI DAS NAMI KHANAM ALPANA KALITA SHARMISTHA BHAGAWATI JAYSHREE MAZUMDER SWAPNALI SARMA TASLIMA NAJNIN SARASWATI LAMA MINUJA BEGUM TRISNNA MANI DEKA AZMINA BEGUM HIYAMONI DEVI RIMA PATOWARY RESMINA PARBIN MAMON SARMA NAZMA HAPTULLA ELIZA AHMED JAYASHREE MAHANTA SELIMA NASRIN AHMED PRITI KUMARI PRASAD ARPANA KALITA NAYANA DUTTA ANKITA DEKA PALLABI GOGOI PRITISMITA DAS JYOTI REKHA KONWAR B.Sc. NURSING COLLEGE, SILCHAR FERDOUSI KHANAM BARBHUIYA NILIMA ALOM MAZUMDER SAHANI CHOUDHURY SOMI KAWSAR LASKAR SALINA BEGUM BARBHUIYA PARISMITA SARMA NABANITA DEY KUSHUM KALI TAPADAR MAMATA KUMARI KAFLE VIOLEENA GOSWAMI KRITI REKHA KHATANIAR MEHNAZ PARBIN AJIFA BEGUM LASKAR GITUSMITA BHUYAN TOUFIKA ALAM UPASANA SHARMA ZUBEE DUTTA Sl. No. Rank of Roll No of Name of the Candidate CEE CEE DIPSIKHA BARMAN BEETHIKA PUZARI POONAM BHAGAWATI SIMA BARMAN NIBEDITA SHARMA FORHANA BEGUM LASKAR ARPITA KALITA PRIYANKA SINGHA NASIMA AKHTAR BARBHUIYA MRIGAKSHI BARMAN DHRITASHRI KAKATI REETASREE KHARGHARIA B) OBC/MOBC CATEGORY B.Sc. NURSING COLLEGE, DIBRUGARH BARBIE BORUAH KASHMIRI DEKA NABANITA KAKATI SREEJANA GOGOI POMPI KONWAR TANAYA ROY DEEPA ROY ANKITA BORGOHAIN KUKIKANYA HANDIQUE LIZA PATHAK GITASHREE BORAH B.Sc. NURSING COLLEGE, SILCHAR NILU GUPTA A YAIFABI SINGHA CHIMPI KONWAR LIZA BURAGOHAIN SONALEE BHARALI PAMPI DAS MANJISTHA DAS HIMASHREE BARMAN HIMASHRI CHUTIA BAISHALI SAIKIA MONIKANGKANA DAS ARADHANA BORAH SMITA BAILUNG PALLABI PHUKON (C) SC CATEGORY REGIONAL COLLEGE OF NURSING, GUWAHATI VIOLINA THAKURIA JINTI DAS B.Sc. NURSING COLLEGE, DIBRUGARH BARASHA BAISHYA KAKOLI SAIKIA PUSPANJALI MALAKAR KARNAMI TALUKDAR B.Sc. NURSING COLLEGE, SILCHAR SUDHA KUMARI RAM BHAGYASHRI DAS RIYA SUKLA BAIDYA BARNALI DAS HIMAKSHI DEKA LIZA DAS (D) ST(P) CATEGORY REGIONAL COLLEGE OF NURSING, GUWAHATI MOYURIMA PEGU DODERE RAMCHIARY B.Sc. NURSING COLLEGE, DIBRUGARH MRIDULA TAID ESWARYA SWARGIARY NIKITA GAYARI PUBALI HAJONG ASHA PRIYA HAZARIKA MOONMOON NARZARY SILVIA BORO B.Sc. NURSING COLLEGE, SILCHAR HAINARY BARO THAJIM DEWRY PRIYA BASUMATARY SUNITA PEGU NIKI SONOWAL KRISHNAMONI SHARANIA TRISHNA SONOWAL MONALISHA PEGU (E) ST(H) CATEGORY REGIONAL COLLEGE OF NURSING, GUWAHATI ARUPA DEWRI DEMI GABIL MOMIN B.Sc. NURSING COLLEGE, DIBRUGARH ANURUPA SHYAM RESHMA KATHARPI CHINMONTHIEM MOMON LHOUVUM B.Sc. NURSING COLLEGE, SILCHAR RUPTALIN PHANGCHOPI MARIA LALTUOKMAWI BUONGPUI JIRMI ANGTHIP RONGPIPI (F) TGL / Ex-TGL CATEGORY REGIONAL COLLEGE OF NURSING, GUWAHATI JITUMONI KURMI PRIYA MINZ (G) PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED QUOTA REGIONAL COLLEGE OF NURSING, GUWAHATI SHEIKH SAYODA AHMED (U/R) WITHHELD B.Sc. NURSING COLLEGE, DIBRUGARH NILAKHI BURAGOHAIN (Un-reserved) Janasanyog/D/6912/17 Sd/- (Prof. Anup Kr. Barman) Director of Medical Education, Assam Sixmile, Khanapara, Guwahati-22

15 THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2017 THE ASSAM TRIBUNE, GUWAHATI 15 SPORTS Hope and glory as Windies stun England LEEDS, Aug 30: Shai Hope led the West Indies to a remarkable five-wicket victory over England in the second Test last night as he became the first batsman to score two hundreds in a first-class match at Headingley. The West Indies, set a seemingly imposing 322 for victory, finished on 322 for five with 28 balls to spare. Hope, elegant through the off- side and assured off his legs, was 118 not out following his firstinnings 147. Having not scored a hundred in any of his previous 11 Tests, the 23-year-old Barbados batsman had two in the one game. Victory saw West Indies level the three-match series at 1-1 as they recorded their first Test win in England since It was all the more impressive given that just over a week earlier they d suffered an innings and 209-run defeat inside three days in the first Test at Edgbaston. This was also, excluding fixtures against Bangladesh and Zimbabwe, just the West Indies fourth Test win away from home in 88 matches spanning 20 years. Together with opener Kraigg Brathwaite (95), Hope put on 144 after the pair had shared a stand Shai Hope of the West Indies celebrates after winning the 2nd Test against England at Headingley, on Tuesday. Gibson leaves England to become SA coach LONDON, Aug 30: Ottis Gibson has agreed to step down from his role as England bowling coach and become South Africa s new head coach, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced on Wednesday. Gibson, who took up his current role in 2015, will leave after England s third and final Test against West Indies next week. He succeeds Russell Domingo, whose contract with Cricket South Africa expired after South Africa s 3-1 Test series defeat in England earlier this month. I would like to place on record my thanks to Ottis Gibson for his services to English cricket, England s director of cricket Andrew Strauss said in a press release. Ottis has been an integral part of the England team in his two stints as bowling coach. His experience, tactical awareness and understanding of bowling in all conditions has benefited our approach and has helped our bowling unit develop greatly across all formats of the game. He is an ambitious man and when this opportunity presented itself, it was difficult for him to turn down. On behalf of the ECB, I would like to wish him every success in the next chapter of his career. Gibson, 48, is in his second spell working with England s pacemen after four years as head coach of his native West Indies from England head coach Trevor Bayliss said: Ottis has played a vital role in our progress over the past few years. His knowledge of the international game and the way he has supported all our bowlers in their development has been immeasurable. AFP MONTEVIDEO, Aug 30: Luis Suarez could yet line up against Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi on Thursday as South America s battle for 2018 World Cup places resumes with Argentina s trip to Uruguay the pick of the fixtures. With leaders Brazil already locking up their place at next year s tournament, attention turns to the tussle for the three remaining automatic berths on offer in the marathon 10-team qualifying tournament. Colombia are second in the standings on 24 points while Uruguay and Chile occupy the other two automatic spots on 23 points. It means that fifth-placed Argentina have little margin for error as they head to Montevideo s Estadio Centenario for the latest instalment of their historic rivalry with the Uruguayans. Argentina have spluttered their way through the qualifiers so far, notching only six wins in 14 games, but have shown signs of life under new coach HAMBURG, Aug 30: Confidence bruised by near-misses and a nagging back injury this is what Gaurav Bidhuri carried into the World Boxing Championships here before his career got a new lease of life by the lone medal he assured for India. The 24-year-old was not even meant to be in the team till the second half of July which is when fortune smiled on him and he was handed a wildcard entry by the Asian Boxing Confederation (ASBC). When I got to know that I have got a wildcard entry, I went around confirming it with every coach. I asked each one of them. I asked everyone of 246 in the first innings, with Brathwaite making 134. The West Indies resumed on five without loss after England captain Joe Root had declared late on Monday with England 490 for eight in their second innings. Only Australia, with 404 for three back in 1948, had made more to win in the fourth innings of a Headingley Test. James Anderson started Tuesday just three away from becoming the first England bowler to take 500 Test wickets. Yet on a day of astonishing statistics, one of the more incredible was that Anderson went wicketless while conceding 73 runs in 24 overs. SCORECARD England 1st Innings: 258 West Indies 1st Innings: 427 England 2nd Innings: dec West Indies 2nd Innings (overnight 5-0, target 322): K Brathwaite c Stokes b Ali 95, K Powell c Stokes b Broad 23, K Hope run out (Broad) 0, S Hope not out 118, R Chase c sub (Crane) b Woakes 30, J Blackwood st Bairstow b Ali 41, S Dowrich not out 0. Extras: (b4, lb9, w1, nb1) 15. Total: (5 wkts, 91.2 overs) 322. Fall of wickets: 1-46, 2-53, 3-197, 4-246, Bowling: Anderson ; Broad ; Ali ; Woakes ; Stokes AFP Bangladesh stun Australia with Test win DHAKA, Aug 30: Bangladesh on Wednesday registered their first-ever win over Australia in Test cricket, beating Steve Smith s men by 20 runs in a thrilling match in Dhaka. All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan took 5-85 to help the hosts dismiss Australia for 244 shortly into the second session on the fourth day. David Warner top-scored with 112 for the tourists, who were chasing a victory target of 265 after dismissing the hosts for 221 in their second innings. Shakib lived up to his billing as the world s number one Test allrounder, finishing with a match haul of 10 wickets with his leftarm spin and making 84 in Bangladesh s first-innings total of 260. Australia who are touring Bangladesh for the first time in more than a decade are currently ranked fourth to Bangladesh s lowly ninth in ICC Test rankings. They appeared to be coasting towards their fifth consecutive Test win over the minnows when Warner and Smith resumed the day on 109 for two. Warner, who was unbeaten on 75 overnight, reached his 19th Test century off 121 balls with two runs off spinner Taijul Islam. Gaurav hooks self doubts to win World medal and only after each one of them said that I have made it, I finally eased up a bit, the relief was palpable as Gaurav spoke to PTI during an interview after the bout. The Delhi-boxer has never been among the most talked about in Indian circuit and has been prone to making quarterfinal exits in almost every tournament he was picked for. The most recent of these quarterfinal exits happened in the Asian Championships in Tashkent earlier this year, where he twice missed the chance to qualify directly for the world showpiece event. I have nearly always lost in the Rafael Nadal wants New Yorkers to be quiet NEW YORK, Aug 30: Rafael Nadal has conquered the French Open 10 times and battled career-threatening knee and wrist injuries, but his greatest challenge awaits him telling rowdy New Yorkers to be quiet. The World No. 1 and twotime US Open champion took his first-round record at the season s concluding Grand Slam to 13-0 on Tuesday with a 7-6 (8/ 6), 6-2, 6-2 win over Serbia s Dusan Lajovic. But with torrential rain lash- quarterfinal stage of every tournament that I have competed in. Here also, once I reached quarters, I was having these negative thoughts that may be again the same thing will happen, I will lose, that I am not good enough. But then another part of me was also telling me to break this jinx, he spoke about how he sparred with creeping self doubts. Asked how he steeled up for competing despite his seemingly volatile mind, Gaurav conceded it wasn t easy to shake off negativity. It is the toughest part of being an athlete, to control the mind. I was having all kinds of thoughts. All of them were not negative but then not every thought was positive too. There was a lot of noise in my mind, something which only I could hear, smiled the youngster. And now, Gaurav might become the first Indian boxer to win a medal better than bronze at the prestigious championships should he go on to win his semifinal on Thursday. I have been battling a lot of injuries but did not care about them. I have had severe back problems for the last seven-eight months but I did not care about that and have been training relentlessly and finally I have won a medal, Gaurav said. Argentina, Uruguay collide in South America qualifiers Jorge Sampaoli. Sampaoli, who masterminded Chile s victory at the 2015 Copa America, took control of the Albiceleste in May, and began his reign with a morale-boosting 1-0 win over Brazil in a Rafael Nadal celebrates after defeating Dusan Lajovic during the first round of the US Open. ing the Flushing Meadows site, the roof on the showpiece Arthur Ashe stadium was shut tight, creating a giant echochamber for the boisterous crowd of 24,000 beneath. Being honest, it (the noise) is a little bit too much, said the 31-year-old Spaniard, whose Grand Slam collection of 15 titles includes the 2010 and 2013 US Open crowns. The energy and support of the crowd is massive. I enjoy it and I have unforgettable memories from this tournament and this court, because the energy is different from in other places. But at the same time, under the roof, it s too much noise. I was not able to hear the ball when hitting. I understand it s a show, but under the roof we need to be a little bit more strict about the noise. All the noise stays inside, and this is difficult. Nadal s complaints echoed similar concerns made by Andy Murray last year when the huge $150 million roof over the world s biggest tennis stadium was rolled into action for the first time. Murray, the 2012 champion, claimed that when the rain was bouncing off the outside of the roof, it was impossible to hear line calls inside. Even the umpire in that match appealed to spectators to cut the volume, a desperate and often futile appeal during the tournament s famed night sessions when the alcohol-fuelled atmosphere is not for the meek. AFP friendly in June. A 6-0 romp over lowly Singapore provided a further clue that Sampaoli, who favours an aggressive, attacking style, may already have begun to have an influence. NEW YORK, Aug 30: Japanese teen Naomi Osaka first conquered her shaky nerves and then crushed defending champion Angelique Kerber 6-3, 6-1 on Tuesday to reach the second round of the US Open. The 19-year-old daughter of a Haitian father and Japanese mother captured her first victory over a top-10 opponent by dispatching the German sixth seed, but first she had to fight off bad memories. A year ago on the same Arthur Ashe Stadium court, Osaka squandered a 5-1 lead in the final set and lost to American Madison Keys 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (7/3) in a third-round match. When I stepped on the court and I heard all the people and I saw how big the stadium was, I got a little bit freaked out, but I tried to hold it in, Osaka said. I never played a defending champion and also, I was playing on Ashe again, which wasn t really the best memory for me. Osaka dominated former world number one Kerber, but as the match creeped closer to Sampaoli served notice of his determination to invigorate Argentina s ranks by axing striker Gonzalo Higuain in favour of Inter Milan s Mauro Icardi. Icardi is expected to start at the apex of a front three with Messi and Argentina s Lionel Messi (L) and Mauro Icardi talk during a training session in Buenos Aires ahead of their FIFA World Cup qualifier against Uruguay. Juventus prodigy Paulo Dybala lurking just behind. Argentina s path to Russia has been complicated by the Court of Arbtitration for Sport ruling on Tuesday that confirmed a sanction against Bolivia for fielding an ineligible player in their September draw with Chile. FIFA later converted that result to a 3-0 win for Chile, a ruling that means Sampaoli s former team now have a one-point advantage over the fifthplaced Argentines. Now we have to play catch-up to get to the World Cup, Sampaoli said on Tuesday. Uruguay meanwhile are sweating on the fitness of Barcelona star Suarez. The 30-year-old talisman was initially ruled out of the fixture through injury but has travelled back to his homeland to train with the team. Veteran coach Oscar Tabarez hinted Suarez may yet make a dramatic return on Thursday, declining to rule out the striker. AFP But Shakib brought Bangladesh back into the game, dismissing both Warner and Smith (37) to put pressure on the tourists. Pat Cummins hit a valiant 33 not out after Shakib bowled Glenn Maxwell (14) off the first ball of the second session, leaving Australia tottering on Cummins hit three fours and two sixes to bring his side achingly close to a win, but Shakib s spin partner Taijul brought the curtain down on the innings with his dismissal of Josh Hazlewood for nought. Hazlewood, who was already nursing an injury, has been ruled Gaurav will fight his bantamweight (56kg) semifinal bout against American Duke Ragan tomorrow. By advancing to the last-four stage, he joined Vijender Singh (2009), Vikas Krishan (2011) and Shiva Thapa (2015) in a select band of Indian boxers to have finished on the podium at the biennial mega-event. Tomorrow, he wants to go a step ahead of Vijender, Vikas and Shiva and make the final to ensure that India finishes with a medal better than bronze. He said it would also help him get closure for all the near misses of the past, which also includes a quarterfinal exit from an Olympic qualifying event. PTI Japan s Osaka overcomes nerves, ousts defending champ conclusion, a nagging thought popped up I really hope I don t do what I did last year. She didn t. Osaka polished off Kerber, the first defending US Open champion to crash out in her opener since Svetlana Kuznetsova in 2005, and set aside a bad memory in the process. I felt the same type of nerves come up 4-1 in this match, so I wanted to tell myself just to keep playing how I was playing and not let the nerves get over me as much as last year, Ozaka said. The experience last year helped me this year. I feel like I know that I can play with the top players now, so I don t have to be as nervous as I was today. Osaka, ranked 46th, tried to compare the situation to facing Venus Williams in a third-round loss at Wimbledon. AFP Naomi Osaka serves against Angelique Kerber during their first round match of the US Open. Solution of last problem Originating from Japan, su do ku is a mind game and a puzzle that can be solved with proper reasoning and logic. Fill the grid with digits in such a manner that every row, every column and every 3 x 3 box accommodates the digits 1 to 9 without repeating any. out of the second and final Test of the series. SCORECARD Bangladesh 1st innings: 260 Australia 1st innings: 217 Bangladesh 2nd innings: 221 Australia 2nd innings (overnight 109-2): D Warner lbw b Shakib 112, M Renshaw lbw b Mehedi 5, U Khawaja c Taijul b Shakib 1, S Smith c Rahim b Shakib 37, P Handscomb c Sarkar b Taijul 15, G Maxwell b Shakib 14, M Wade lbw b Shakib 4, A Agar c and b Taijul 2, P Cummins not out 33, N Lyon c Sarkar b Mehedi 12, J Hazlewood lbw b Taijul 0. Extras: (lb2, b7) 9. Total: (all out; 70.5 overs) 244. Fall of wickets: 1-27, 2-28, 3-158, 4-171, 5-187, 6-192, 7-195, 8-199, 9-228, Bowling: Mehedi , Nasir , Shakib , Taijul , Mustafizur AFP SU DO KU Bangladesh celebrate after defeating Australia during day four of the 1st Test at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, on Wednesday. Croatian defender Damir Grgic joins FC Pune City PUNE, Aug 30: Indian Super League (ISL) franchise FC Pune City today announced the signing of defender Damir Grgic to strengthen their squad s defence line. The Croatian will make his debut in the Indian Super League with FC Pune City in the season. After acquiring his signature, FC Pune City CEO Gaurav Modwel said, Damir comes to us on back of a very good season in Slovenia. He is strong and powerful and will offer a towering presence at the back. He is comfortable in passing and tackling with both feet and will complement Rafa perfectly. In 2010, Damir started his youth career with the Croatian first division club NK Karlovac only to move to German club VfL Bochum a season later. Since 2015, the Germany-born Croatian has been playing in Slovenian PrvaLiga representing NK Rudar Velenje. PTI Chinappa in main draw of China Open SHANGHAI, Aug 30: Joshna Chinappa edged out longtime India teammate Dipika Pallikal to make the women s singles main draw of the USD 100,000 PSA China Open here today. A gruelling battle is expected whenever Chinappa and Pallikal face each other and it was no different this time. Chinappa, who won her 15th women s singles national title last week, pipped Pallikal 7-11, 11-5, 11-6, 7-11, 11-8 in the final round of qualifying. She had also got the better of Pallikal in the Asian Championships final earlier this year. PTI

16 16 THE ASSAM TRIBUNE, GUWAHATI SPORTS THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2017 Marauding India look to extend lead COLOMBO, Aug 30: Mahendra Singh Dhoni will be the cynosure of all eyes as he gears up for his 300th ODI with a marauding India ready to tighten the noose around beleaguered Sri Lanka in the penultimate encounter of the five-match series, here tomorrow. And there is a good opportunity for the former India captain to come up with a memorable performance in his milestone match since Sri Lanka have hardly come across as respectable rivals in the lop-sided series. Considered one of the greatest finishers in 50- over cricket, Dhoni will join India s elite Club 300, which has Sachin Tendulkar (463), Rahul Dravid (344), Mohammed Azharuddin (334), Sourav Ganguly (311) and Yuvraj Singh (304). Dhoni should be in fine fettle after playing a significant role in bailing out the team in back-to-back tricky chases against the hosts. The unbeaten knocks of 45 and 67 under pressure is a proof that he is still not finished and his eyes are firmly set on the 50-over World Cup in From being a world class finisher to playing a second fiddle to Rohit Sharmas and Bhuvneshwar Kumars, Dhoni has added another dimension to his game. Although one can t dismiss the fact that a rag-tag Sri Lankan bowling attack, save mystery spinner Akila Dananjaya, has failed to keep up the pressure on Dhoni and Co. after making initial inroads. With the series already sealed with an unassailable 3-0 lead, Virat Kohli s next aim would be to give a chance to players who have only warmed the benches so far such as Kuldeep Yadav, Manish Pandey, Ajinkya Rahane and Shardul Thakur. Kohli himself had a couple of low scoring games and he would look to get back to scoring some more Bangla name unchanged side for Oz decider DHAKA, Aug 30: Bangladesh named an unchanged squad for next week s series decider against Australia, after clinching a historic win over the tourists in their opening Test in Dhaka today. The hosts beat Steve Smith s men by 20 runs in a thrilling victory on home soil, their first ever win against Australia since gaining Test status in Mushfiqur Rahim s men are hoping to seal the series when they square off against Australia in the second and final Test starting at Chittagong on September 4. Australia who are touring Bangladesh for the first time KARACHI, Aug 30: Test batsman Sharjeel Khan was today handed a five-year ban by the anti-corruption tribunal of the PCB for his role in a spot-fixing scandal during the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in February this year. Sharjeel was banned for breaching five clauses of the anti-corruption code of the PCB. A short order released by the tribunal said that Sharjeel would serve the five-year ban in two phases with two-and-ahalf years being a suspended sentence to be served under observation of the PCB. The ban is effective from February 10 this year when he was first suspended and sent back from Dubai on spot-fixing charges along with another Pakistan player Khalid Latif. LONDON, Aug 30: Rocked by Arsenal s humiliating 4-0 defeat at Liverpool, Arsene Wenger faces a series of damaging transfer window defections that threaten to derail his side s already chaotic season. With the transfer deadline looming at 2200 GMT on Thursday, Gunners boss Wenger finds himself mired in a mess of his own making as Alexis Sanchez and Alex Oxlade- Chamberlain headline a host of Arsenal stars trying to flee the troubled club. Chile forward Sanchez is desperate to seal a move to Manchester City after rejecting Arsenal s offer of 300,000- per-week to extend a contract which is due to expire at the end of the season. Sanchez, who angered fans when he was pictured smirking on the Arsenal bench during the Liverpool rout, is reported to have asked to be excused from training with Chile this week while negotiations over his future heat up. City are said to have offered their England winger Raheem Sterling in more than a decade are currently ranked fourth to Bangladesh s lowly ninth in ICC Test rankings. The Baggy Greens on Wednesday added left-arm slow bowler Steve O Keefe to their squad for the second Test. O Keefe will replace fast bowler Josh Hazlewood who has been ruled out of the series with injury. Squad: Mushfiqur Rahim (C), Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Imrul Kayes, Shakib Al Hasan, Nasir Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Mehedi Hasan, Shafiul Islam, Taijul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Mominul Haque, Liton Das, Taskin Ahmed. AFP Sri Lanka s Lasith Malinga (C) plays football with teammates during a practice session at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, on Wednesday. Sharjeel gets five-year ban in spot-fixing case The punishment imposed by the tribunal, headed by a former Lahore High Court judge Justice Asghar Haider means that Sharjeel, 28, can revive his career after two years. We are okay with the decision and like I had said, the PCB was unable to produce sufficient evidence to convince the tribunal that my client did indeed do spot-fixing, his lawyer, Shaighan Ejaz told the media. Sharjeel, who has played in one Test, 25 One-dayers and 25 T20 matches was hailed as a Warner for Pakistan by former head coach, Waqar Younis who said he was very disappointed after learning about Sharjeel s PSL fixing issue. The tribunal s decision is as a setback for the PCB which had repeatedly claimed to have runs along with KL Rahul, who has not exactly looked comfortable in an unfamiliar No. 4 position. The only man who would feel a bit of pressure is Kedar Jadhav after successive ducks. More than the two blobs, what will bother Jadhav is the fact that he is unable to read Dananjaya s deliveries. In the first match, he was fooled by a googly and in the second match, he misread the length, trying to go Under-fire Wenger faces testing end to transfer window Federer passes five-set test to advance at US Open NEW YORK, Aug 30: Roger Federer made a narrow escape in a tense five-set thriller, sorting out worries about a back injury and poor preparation to reach the second round of the US Open. The 19-time Grand Slam champion outlasted 70th-ranked US 19-year-old Frances Tiafoe 4-6, 6-2, 6-1, 1-6, 6-4 in a shockingly tough battle that boosted his hopes of a deep run on the New York hardcourts. I think this is going to give me a lot of confidence, Federer said. It s important to go through all of these emotional roller coasters early. That pressure is not fun but it s what you sufficient evidence against Sharjeel and Khalid Latif in the case. The PCB had even asked the tribunal for a life ban on the two players. The tribunal will give a verdict on Latif s case next month after first starting its hearings into the PSL fixing cases in April this year. The PCB claims that Sharjeel have to go through. The match was Federer s first since losing the Montreal final to Alexander Zverev nearly three weeks ago. He withdrew from Cincinnati with a sore back the following week. I was worried in the beginning from my back issue from a couple weeks ago but I loosened up, Federer said, calling his back extremely well and adding it s only going to get better from here. To get through a five-set match you ve got to be healthy. I believe this is going to give me great confidence in my game and my body. Third seed Federer will and Khalid met with bookmakers in Dubai and the former accepted a spot-fixing offer and played two dot balls as per a deal with the bookmaker. Sharjeel has denied playing the dot balls as part of a spot fixing deal and his lawyer produced expert witnesses former Test batsmen Dean Jones, Muhammad Yousuf and Sadiq Muhammad to confirm Sharjeel played the balls on merit in the first match of the PSL this year. Sharjeel is not the first Pakistani to be banned in a corruption case as before him former Pakistan Test captain Salim Malik was given a life ban for match-fixing by the Justice Malik Qayyum inquiry commission in 2000 but a lower court later overturned the ban. plus cash in a bid to convince Wenger to part ways with his prize asset. Wenger reportedly countered by asking City to include Sergio Aguero as a makeweight in the deal but, while Pep Guardiola has shown signs of losing faith in the Argentine striker, it would be a surprise if he is allowed to joined Arsenal. City would prefer a straight cash deal for Sanchez, but are believed to be willing to compromise by including Sterling and would fly to Chile to sort out personal terms and a medical before the deadline. Sterling, who was sent off after scoring City s winner at Bournemouth on Saturday, could be surplus to requirements at Eastlands given the array of attacking talent in Guardiola s squad. Sanchez s future isn t the only problem piling up in Wenger s intray. England winger Oxlade-Chamberlain has snubbed Wenger s attempts to persuade him to sign an 180,000-per-week contract extension and, with his deal running out in next meet either Russia s Mikhail Youzhny, who is 0-16 against him, or Slovenia s Blaz Kavcic, 0-1 against Federer, as the Swiss chases a record sixth US Open crown. The 36-year-old Swiss, who won this year s Wimbledon and Australian Open crowns, took the US Open titles from The intense match came after limited preparation due to his back issues. I always knew I was going to come in rusty or not great. I was hoping to start better, Federer said. I was being too cautious with my movement. In the second set it all started to come together. AFP In early 2011, another Pakistan captain, Salman Butt and pacers, Muhammad Aamir and Muhammad Asif were given minimum five-year bans by an ICC anti-corruption tribunal for spot-fixing during the series in England in All three completed their bans and are now back playing competitive cricket with Aamir making a comeback for the Pakistan team as well. In , Pakistan Testspinner, Danish Kaneria was banned for life by an anti-corruption tribunal of the England and Wales Cricket Board for fixing in English county cricket while playing for Essex. Other players have also been fined for not cooperating with the Justice Qayyum inquiry. PTI June, he is reported to be on the verge of joining Chelsea in a 35 million deal. West Bromwich Albion are looking at signing Arsenal left-back Kieran Gibbs, while Shkodran Mustafi, Jack Wilshere and Mathieu Debuchy could also be sold. After a miserable first season with Arsenal, Lucas Perez has been told he can leave and the Spanish striker hopes to return home, with Levante among the interested clubs. Wenger will try to off-set those potential losses with some lastditch shopping of his own and West Brom defender Jonny Evans and Paris Saint-Germain winger Julian Draxler are among his mooted targets. For Arsenal to be in such a panicked state is a huge blow to Wenger only three months after an FA Cup final triumph against Chelsea that the 67-year-old Frenchman hoped would herald a new era of sustained success. The craven manner of Arsenal s capitulation at Anfield, coming just a week after a disappointing defeat at Stoke, laid bare all the flaws that Chennaiyin sign six AIFF Elite Academy players CHENNAI, Aug 30: ISL team Chennaiyin FC has signed six graduates from the AIFF Elite Academy on long term deals. The players are: Goalkeeper Samik Mitra (16, West Bengal), defenders Joseph Sanglura (17, Mizoram) and Lalliansanga Renthlei (18, Mizoram), midfielders Zonunmawia (Mizoram) and Bibin Boban (Kerala) and forward Bawlte Rohmingthanga (Mizoram). Chennaiyin FC co-owner Vita Dani said in a press release, Last year we signed five graduates from the AIFF Academy and all five have shown great improvement over the last 12 months with Jerry (Lalrinzuala) and Anirudh (Thapa) also going on to play for the India senior team. Chennaiyin FC technical director of youth development Sabir Pasha said, They are all teenagers but at Chennaiyin FC age has never been a hindrance. The door is open to each one of them to stake a claim for the senior team. Our head coach John Gregory will be following their progress closely. Mitra, Sanglura, Boban and Rohmingthanga have all represented India age group teams in various international matches while Renthlei and Zonunmawia are part of the current India U-19 team that is preparing for the upcoming SAFF Championship and Asian Cup qualifiers. PTI Wenger has been unable to fix in recent years. Without a Premier League title in 13 years and absent from the Champions League this season following last term s fifth-place finish, Arsenal are no longer a marquee destination for the sport s top stars. Now Wenger, who signed a new two-year contract in the close season, looks set to spend the remaining hours of the transfer window in damage limitation mode. And former Arsenal star Ian Wright has seen enough, claiming it s time for his old boss to step down. Where do we start? The amount of things that are going wrong, it does come back to Arsene Wenger s door. We re three games in and we re literally at crisis point, Wright told the BBC. Do I think he should go? I would like him to go simply because I do not believe now that Arsene Wenger can motivate those players with everything that s going on above him. We are three games in and it s already an absolute nightmare. AFP for a sweep shot. It will be interesting if the team management decides to give Pandey a go instead of Jadhav. The only thing that can save him is his flat offbreaks, which gives Kohli an additional bowling option. Jadhav has picked three wickets in the series so far. Pacer Thakur has looked sharp in the nets but Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah have only played three matches and would not like to take rest. The India captain has already hinted that he wants to rotate players and chinaman Kuldeep may get a look-in. In that case, either Yuzvendra Chahal or Axar Patel will make way. While India have some happy problems to deal with, Sri Lanka are in deep trouble, trying to field a potent first XI. To begin with, the selection committee headed by Sanath Jayasuriya has resigned. Sri Lanka Cricket has accepted their resignation. However, they will continue to hold office until the end of this series but there will be intense spotlight on their selection decisions as has been the case for a while now. Lack of consistency has been a key element of this Jayasuriya-led committee s selection process. They have picked 40 players in ODIs in the past year alone, and the same merry-go-round can be foreseen ahead of this fourth match as well. Dinesh Chandimal has been ruled out of the series with a hairline fracture on his right thumb after enduring a hit in the previous ODI. To add to their headache, stand-in skipper Chamara Kapugedara has been ruled out of the remainder of the series as well, owing to an aggravated back injury (he received medical attention while batting during the third ODI). PTI MATCH START AT 2.30 PM Westley keeps place in unchanged England LONDON, Aug 30: Tom Westley kept his place in an unchanged 13-man England squad announced today for next week s decisive third Test against West Indies at Lord s. The Essex batsman has come under scrutiny after three single-figure scores at number three. But he has been given another chance to nail down a place in the team in what will be England s last Test before the year-ending Ashes series in Australia. Mark Stoneman and Dawid Malan have also held onto their places after both chipped in with second-innings half- centuries in the five-wicket loss to West Indies at Headingley. Left out of the starting team in Leeds, Middlesex seamer Ashwin takes 3 on County debut, wants to play all 4 games WORCESTER, Aug 30: Ravichandran Ashwin, who started his maiden county stint for Worcestershire on a decent note taking 3/94 and scoring 36 against Gloucestershire, wants to play all the four games even though he might get called up for the limited overs series against Australia. With the selectors wanting Ashwin to play a major role in next year s five-test series against England, the BCCI is likely to allow the Tamil Nadu off-spinner to miss the upcoming limited-over series against Australia. I could be called to play in the Australia series, Ashwin told ESPNCricinfo. In that case, Ashwin will get to play only one more match against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge. But I have indicated to Bumpy (Steve Rhodes, the Worcestershire director of Toby Roland-Jones and Hampshire leg-spinner Mason Crane will both hope to force their way into the XI for the series decider. England will be aiming to return to the form that brought them a crushing innings and 209-run win in the first Test at Edgbaston. England 3rd Test squad: Joe Root (Yorkshire, Capt), Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), James Anderson (Lancashire), Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire, wkt), Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire), Alastair Cook (Essex), Mason Crane (Hampshire), Dawid Malan (Middlesex), Toby Roland-Jones (Middlesex), Ben Stokes (Durham), Mark Stoneman (Surrey), Tom Westley (Essex), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire). AFP Assam Police Blues in NSA Trophy final TIHU, Aug 30: Assam Police Blues made it to the final of the NSA Trophy Football Tournament. In the keenly contested first semifinal of the Nalbari Sports Association organised tournament at the Gurdon HS School playground in Nalbari today, the policemen edged past Chamata Anchalik Krira Sangha by a solitary goal. Mufizul Islam netted the all important goal of the match. The second semifinal will be played between ASEB Sports Club, Guwahati and Saranthai FC of Baksa tomorrow. The match will kick-off at 3 pm. Referee body s meet SPORTS REPORTER GUWAHATI, Aug 30: The Annual General Meeting of the Guwahati Referees Association will be held at the Assam Olympic Association s conference hall in the RG Baruah Sports Complex here on September 10 from 10 am onwards, stated a GRA release issued by secretary Sushanta Sen. cricket) that I will be available for all four games. As of now, there are no communication channels (with BCCI) open but it will be shortly, so I will probably get a clearer idea after the Sri Lanka series, he said. For Ashwin, the next year s England series is certainly in consideration but not the sole reason for this stint. It s not just about next year. It s always been a dream to play county cricket. I grew up watching it on TV in India and it has always meant a lot. Spinners have come before and told me it is a must-do experience. I was being rested from the (limited overs) series (against Sri Lanka), so I thought I might as well come here to get experience, he said. However, he is sure that this stint will help him a lot during the 2018 series. PTI Printed and published by Ganesh Ch. Das on behalf of Assam Tribune Pvt. Ltd. at the Tribune Press, Tribune Buildings, P.O.- Assam Tribune, M.R.D. Road, Chandmari, Guwahati Tel (EPABX), , (News Desk), FAX Editor: Prafulla Govinda Baruah

17 PLANET Y UNG PAGE 8 THE ASSAM TRIBUNE, GUWAHATI, THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2017 When was Yitzhak Rabin assassinated? It was on November 4, 1995, that Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was fatally shot after attending a peace rally held at Tel Aviv s Kings Square, Israel. Rabin later died in surgery at Ichilov Hospital, Tel Aviv. The 73-year-old Prime Minister was walking to his car when he was shot in the arm and the back by Yigal Amir, a 27-year-old Jewish law student who had connections to the far-right Jewish group Eyal. Israeli police arrested Amir at the scene of the shooting, and he later confessed to the assassination, explaining at his arraignment that he killed Rabin because the Prime Minister wanted to give our country to the Arabs. Born in Jerusalem, Rabin was a leader of the Arab-Israeli War of 1948 and served as chief-of-staff of Israel s armed forces during the Six-Day War of After serving as Israel s ambassador to the United States, Rabin entered the Labour Party and became Prime Minister in From 1984 to 1990, he served as his country s Defence Minister. In 1992, Rabin led the Labour Party to election victory and became Israel s Prime Minister again. In 1993, he signed the historic Israeli-Palestinian Declaration of Principles with Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat and in 1994, concluded a formal peace agreement with the Palestinians. In October 1994, Rabin and Arafat shared the Nobel Peace Prize, along with Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres. Why should we study Moral Science in school? Diptangshu Parashar, Class-VII, Brookfi eld School, North Lakhimpur. We should study Moral Science in school because it teaches us good manners. Moral Science builds our character. If we study Moral Science, we learn about values like honesty, cleanliness, punctuality, etc. These values are essential to live a good life and they also help us to be good citizens of our country. Moral Science teaches us to be kind and loving towards others. It also teaches us not to be rude to others. By studying Moral Science, I have learnt that value education is equally important as academic education. Abhinandan Sarma, Class-VI, Kendriya Vidyalaya, I.I.T., Guwahati. A school, the lighthouse of the society, helps us to become complete beings who are good and ideal. Therefore, in the school curriculum, Moral Science is an absolutely essential subject. Moral Science forms our views towards our everyday life. Moral Science includes many value-added lessons, helping us understand ourselves better. It forms our bond with the universe. It facilitates and determines the goals in our lives. It also helps us in cultivating good principles and morals with a view to reaching our goals in a better way. Anindita Dutta, Class-IX, Gurukul Grammar Sr. Sec. School, Guwahati. Moral Science plays an important role in our lives. It teaches us how to behave and react in diffi cult situations. We often come through many people who are successful in their lives, but don t know how to behave. And, for this, nobody wants to stay with them. It often happens that in some diffi cult situations, we react in a very odd way, which makes us lose our friends and even our image gets a beating. So, Moral Science is important and we should learn it in school. Mayushree Bhagawati, Class-III, South Point School, Guwahati. Moral Science teaches us to follow the right path. It teaches us how and why we should be neat and clean. We also learn to keep our schools and classrooms clean. Moral Science teaches us to become a good human being and how to behave with our elders. We can become better people by studying Moral Science. An Indian style ABC book GUWAHATI, THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2017 Priti Paul, the creative force behind the Oxford Bookstore and the woman behind India s first gallery on new media art, the Apeejay Media Gallery, recently launched her debut book, ABC Desi, at Delhi. As mother to three boys, Paul felt the absence of a relevant alphabet book that caters to the new generation of Indian kids, and so she decided to make one herself. ABC Desi is not a regular alphabet book, instead it s an unusual learning tool for children packed with cultural references and delicious illustrations, celebrating a sort of modern India. Each alphabet is accompanied by vivid illustrations that revives the lost Indian craft of billboard painting. Too many pictures in books hinder kids learning Astudy has found that if there s more than one illustration per page in children s books, it can hinder vocabulary learning among toddlers. The University of Sussex in the UK has shown that too many illustrations on a page results in poorer word learning among pre-schoolers. The researchers read storybooks to threeyear-olds with one illustration at a time or with two illustrations at a time, with illustrations introducing the child to new objects that were named on the page. They found that children who were read stories with only one illustration at a time learned twice as many words as children who were read stories with two or more illustrations. Our findings fit well with Cognitive Load Theory, which suggests that learning rates are affected by how complicated a task is, she said, In this case, by giving children less information at once, or guiding them to the correct information, we can help children learn more words, she added. Those were the days when our parents complained about us being stuck with the idiot box. Well, it s been a while and things here have changed. But, wait before you draw a conclusion on your own. I said we have changed, but we still haven t got rid of our bad habit. It s just that we have replaced television with a stereo system which is literally stuck to our ears at most times, be it during our morning walk or bed-time. With the gadget market expanding rapidly, cellphones are now available at affordable prices and hence, have become accessible to all. Technology CONTRIBUTOR OF THE WEEK Ritik Pandey, Guwahati. Ritik Pandey, Class-XII, South Point School, Guwahati. Give your soul free play. Award winning author, television producer and anchor, president of the social welfare society Priyobondhu, Archana Borthakur has a lot going for her. Is technology the new trap? has got us hooked as well as booked, killing our precious time in the very same process. We might not yet be able to speculate what kind of consequences we might face in the near future. Parents and teachers all across the globe who have actually been able to figure out what the coming generations would grow into, if the addiction remains as it is, are taken aback; worried about whether the future POEM OF THE WEEK Antarikhya Majumdar, Dibrugarh. generations would even know how to hold a bat while playing cricket. Well, the fine line between using technology and depending on technology has already been crossed and hence, researches have been conducted where it was concluded that students today cannot quit their mobile phones even for a single day! The research statistics state that people who try to give up on phones act depressed. Above all, problems that surface include late night chatting, online gaming, etc. SKETCH OF THE WEEK Neha Bhattacharya, Tezpur. People who have influenced me the most. The four amazing persons who have inspired me are my mother, who taught me what strength is, my father, who taught me what happiness is, my husband, who taught me what sacrifice is, and my four-year-old son, who taught me how to love life. Turning point of my life... It was the day when I got the new identity of being a Cottonian. It was a totally new world for me. I think it was Cotton College where I learnt diligence. The social behaviour and the variations inspired me to create a social welfare society Priyobondhu, for improving the standard of life and economic welfare of the people living in rural areas and liberating women and bringing smiles to the faces of deprived children. Happiest moments of my life... The birth of Prajna Punnag my baby. It is a wonderful feeling to be responsible for the life you have created. Changes I would like to see in the society... I believe that only changing oneself can bring change in the society. Good thoughts and good deeds are the only virtues that a person ought to acquire for oneself. The value of life is realised when you work for others. Message for today s youth. Listen to your inner voice. Give your soul free play. Never bow down. Do not fear anybody, except God. Nowadays, news be like A teen was found dead after playing some games constantly or a man dies after drowning in a river in an attempt to take a selfie. Dust has settled down on library books because things are now found easily on YouTube. We have become tech addicts, but then it s never too late to pull ourselves back. Technology is just a luxury, not a need; let s get out of this trap before this lifeless form called the internet sucks us into its web, forever. CREATIVE ENDEAVOUR OF THE MONTH Shifa Tasnim, Mangaldai.

18 Dear Ishani Aunty, I like to read books, but my parents are unhappy with this habit of mine. They think it will divert my mind from studies, when it actually doesn t. What should I do? Swati Dear Swati, You are right. Books do not divert one from studies. The right kind of books inspire you, influence you, mould your personality and provide you hours of innocent pleasure. However, you must be disciplined enough to mark out specific periods for study and recreational reading. Good luck! Dear Ishani Aunty, Since Teachers Day is almost here, we, as a class, want to give our class teacher a present. Do you have any ideas? Taniya Dear Taniya, This shows your love and respect for your teacher and I appreciate that. You don t have to arrange for an expensive gift. One great idea would be to create a large poster in which all of you write a line or two about your class teacher. That will be a far more meaningful gift than something you buy from the shop. 1) Is plastic surgery also known as cosmic surgery, cosmetic surgery or comic surgery? PLASTIC SURGEON DON T TELL ME YOU WANT ME TO CHANGE YOUR NOSE! PAGE 2 THE ASSAM TRIBUNE, GUWAHATI, THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, Biswarup Bhattacharjee, Class-IX, South Point School, Guwahati. Please collect your certifi cates from our offi ce. [Send your entries to Calculate the clues and fi ll in the grids with the answers ) Is calamari a dish made from octopus, squid or giant jellyfi sh? TODAY S SPECIAL IS CALAMARI, BUT YOU MAY HAVE TO WAIT A WHILE! No one will disturb me here! SOLUTION Ken Egan - mm1075 ACROSS ACROSS ) Was the famous artist Pablo Picasso born in Holland, France or Spain? CAN I TAKE REST, MR. PICASSO? NEXT WEEK S PICTURE DOWN DOWN J KES Kushmanda Deka, Class-Vl, St. Mary s H.S. School. Rinku: What is your baby brother s name? Binku: I don t know. Rinku: How come? Binku: I tried asking him several times, but he cannot speak yet Girl: Have you heard of a foolish boy who goes around saying No? Boy: No. Girl: Oh! So it s you! Rick: Do these stairs take you to the third fl oor? Jim: No, you will have to walk. According to a survey, women prefer blue bedrooms, while men are happier with white bedrooms. Rashik Khan, Class-III, Arunodoi Academy, Tangla, Udalguri. 1Who created the famous Rock Garden of Chandigarh? 2 Which country has a maple leaf on its national fl ag? In which country is the Yangtze River 3found? Which State is known as India s Spice Garden? Who invented the diesel engine? Name one of the world s smallest birds. Which is the most spoken language in the world? The famous Khajuraho Temple is located in which State of India? PAGE 7 THE ASSAM TRIBUNE, GUWAHATI, THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2017 Faster, higher, stronger! Hockey legend Dhyan Chand s birthday is celebrated as the National Sports Day on August 29 every year. The National Sports Day is an important event for sports lovers. Celebrated on August 29 every year in India, this day marks the birthday of Dhyan Chand, the legendary hockey player who won gold medals for India in the Olympics in the years 1928, 1932 and This was an era when India was the most dominant team in hockey. Dhyan Chand s birthday is celebrated by organising friendly matches between different Indian hockey teams at the Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi, which was constructed in his honour. He scored over 400 goals in his career, from 1926 to Known as The Wizard for his superb ball control, Chand played his final international match in The Government of India awarded him the third highest (then second highest) civilian honour of Padma Bhushan in After putting his stamp on the international hockey arena, and having served his country to reach the pinnacles of glory multiple times, Dhyan Chand passed away on December 3, Dhyan Chand remains a legendary figure in Indian and world hockey. The most noted memorial for him is the Major Dhyan Chand Awards, the highest award for lifetime achievement in sports and games in India. Sports is an important activity, especially for students. It is one activity which can help us develop multiple qualities like sense of togetherness, leadership skills, stamina, physical strength, planning and strategy, patriotism and teamwork. These qualities help us to excel in life. The National Sports Day is not only a tribute to one of the greatest in the game, but also reminds us the importance of sports in life. Poor Fred has lost his car keys. Can you help him look for them? By the way, there could be a reward to the nder! 1. Extra leaf on the tree, 2. One bird is missing, 3. Handle is missing from the bin, 4. Rake has changed, 5. Pile of leaves is bigger. IN 1971, US ASTRONAUT ALAN SHEPHERD HIT THE FIRST GOLF BALL ON THE MOON. That s not a meteor but a golf ball! SPELL WORDS Here are three words that are spelt incorrectly. Do you know their correct spellings? Write your answers in the spaces provided. The correct spellings are: KENNEL, DELIVER, FRACTION. ANSWERS 1. Nek Chand, 2. Canada, 3. China, 4. Kerala, 5. Rudolf Diesel, 6. Bee Hummingbird, 7. Mandarin (Chinese), 8. Madhya Pradesh. ANSWERS: 1) Cosmetic surgery, 2) Squid, 3) Spain.

19 PLANET Y 5ac 13ac Pick the word that is closest in meaning (3,4) UNG PAGE Amenable a) Capable b) Hopeful c) Agreeable d) Cheerful Kindred a) Variegated b) Related c) Inattentive d) Sensitive Unilateral a) One-sided b) Alike c) Invalid d) Unanimous 1dn 6ac 7dn 10ac 10 14ac 6 THE ASSAM TRIBUNE, GUWAHATI, THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2017 PLANET 5 Synergy a) State of equilibrium b) Individual effort c) Combined action of separate components Reconciliation a) Re-establishment of friendship b) Diplomatic manoeuvring c) Conversion 1. c) Agreeable, 2. b) Related, 3. a) One-sided, 4. c) Combined action of separate components, 5. a) Re-establishment of friendship. 2dn Across: 5. Spade, 6. Robot, 8. Raincoat, 10. Triangle, 12. Beard, 13. Microscope, 14. Tulip, 16. Rainbow. Down: 1. Paratha, 2. Veena, 3. Hanger, 4. Hourglass, 7. Ice cube, 9. T-shirt, 11. Fort, 15. Lion ac 3dn 4dn 8ac 12ac Answers: 9dn (1-5) 11dn 15dn SOLUTION Lois Lowry is a beloved children s author who transcends cosy themes to tackle big questions concerning the Holocaust, dystopian futures, terminal illness, and the like. Her books include classics like The Giver. Number the stars. Son. A Summer To Die. Messenger. Know your Awful Auntie By David Walliams David Walliams is a superstar and he is fast becoming the modern-day Roald Dahl. However, Walliams has a voice all of his own. His books soar and swoop and laugh and play and then wham-o, they hit you right in the heart. The pages of this book are infused with magic. I won t spoil it for you, but all you need to know is that a young heroine must outwit her truly, awful aunt with the help of a chimney sweep. A CHIM- NEY SWEEP! How can you go wrong with a chimney sweep as a sidekick? masterpieces Lois Lowry A Babysitter s Guide To Monster Hunting By Joe Ballarini Illustrated by Vivienne To C mon, no truly awesome summer reading list would be complete without the wild, comedic adventures of Kelly and the Babysitters. Kelly is a normal girl who takes her first babysitting job to make a little cash to pay for summer camp. But she discovers an entire world of monsters that lurk in the shadows and a band of merry babysitters who protect children from them. What s not to love? Fun house scares, a deliciously fun villain, a cast of unique, never-seen-before monsters, and an empowering cast of kids. The best part of this book is the power of friendship. This is the first book in a series of Babysitter adventures. Dreams in silk Do you know a place in Assam where the entire population weaves magic with silk? Yes, it is Sualkuchi, famous for its textile industry. I have read about Sualkuchi in books. Due to my repeated requests, I, along with my parents, took a trip down there. It is about 75 kms. from our home, so we took our own car. The first thing that welcomed us to Sualkuchi was the main gate. It is beautiful. On each side of the gate are carved two handlooms, along with the statues of some weavers. At the top, there is Mahatma Gandhi with his charkha. The rest of the gate is made in the design of a IDIOM OF THE WEEK To be cat s whiskers To be cat s whiskers is to be better than everyone else. The cat s whiskers is one of those nonsense catchphrases that were popular in America in the 1920s, many of which compared something of excellent quality to some part of an animal. Other examples are bee s knees, elephant s adenoids, bullfrog s beard, gnat s elbow, monkey s eyebrows, etc. Most of these are considered old-fashioned, though the older generation might still use them from time to time. While we are on the subject of cats, here is a list of other cat idioms. The cat s pyjamas = something that is great. Look at what the cat dragged in = an insulting way of saying that someone has just arrived and looks like a mess. Like a cat on a hot tin roof = to be nervous and unable to keep still. Cat got your tongue? = something you say when you are annoyed with someone who won t talk. Grin like a Cheshire cat = a very wide smile. Curiosity killed the cat = something you say when someone asks too many questions. There s more than one way to skin a cat = there s more than one way to achieve something. Let the cat out of the bag = to tell people secret information, sometimes without intending to. Jyotishmita Kalita, Class-XI, Anundoram Borooah Academy, Pathsala. PAGE 3 THE ASSAM TRIBUNE, GUWAHATI, THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2017 gamocha. Situated some 30 kms. from Guwahati, on the bank of the mighty Brahmaputra, this picturesque village is a haven for silk fabric-lovers, with silk ranging from the golden muga to the ivory white pat and the light beige eri. I thought that there would be a big industry in Sualkuchi and people from all the houses would go there to weave. But, I was wrong. Every house in Sualkuchi has a small industry and the clothes made there are then supplied to the shops. The market of Sualkuchi is lined with such shops. We have no relatives in Sualkuchi, we did not know anyone there. Fortunately, however, our driver had some of his relatives in Sualkuchi, and he took us there. As we walked through the tiny street, we could hear the rhythmic sounds made by the looms and flying shuttles. It was spell-binding to see the men and women at work: the rhythmic movements of their hands and feet on the looms, turning silk threads into magnificent fabrics, with the help of punched cards. The lady of the house we visited informed us that motifs are first drawn on a graph paper. Then holes are punched on rectangular cardboards along the lines of the design to make the punched cards. The woven motifs are mostly inspired from the flora and fauna found in the State. Another common motif is that of the jaapi or the traditional Assamese hat. On opening the chapters of history, we find that Sualkuchi was established as a silk weaving village in the 17th century by Momai Tamuli Barbarua during the reign of Swargadeo Pratap Singha. However, silk weaving in Sualkuchi actually has been traced back to around 10th-11th centuries, when King Dharma Pal of the Pala Dynasty sponsored the craft by bringing the Tanti weaving community from Tanti Kuchi to Sualkuchi. The village even finds mention in Kautilya s Arthashastra by the name of Suvarnachudya of ancient Kamrup, where the best quality of Patrorna New My Viewpoint Dear Bhaity, Bhonti, Y UNG Quite often, mummies and daddies give children some household chores to complete. While some children obey, others kick up a lot of fuss. Our New My Viewpoint topic is Why children should carry out household chores. Write a 100-word paragraph, enclose your name, class, school/ college, village/ town/ city and a passport-size coloured photograph and post to My Viewpoint, Planet Young, The Assam Tribune, M.R.D. Road , Guwahati. You can also us at The last date of receiving your entries is September 14. With love, as always, (pat) was produced around fourth century BC. The village took shape as a weaving village when the Ahoms occupied Sualkuchi by defeating the Mughals in the mid-17th century. Slowly, almost the entire village took up weaving. Apart from its exquisite collection of silk products, Sualkuchi also has a number of historical monuments and temples. These archeological attractions are a must see for the visitors. We visited a Kali Mandir, located just near the Brahmaputra. The place where the temple is located is like a peninsula, with water on three sides and just a narrow connection with the larger landmass on the fourth side. We then went to see the water purifying project. The water of the Brahmaputra is purified here and supplied to the whole of Sualkuchi. It is high up in the hills. The Ashokastami festival is also celebrated there every year on the bank of the river. Sualkuchi is a developed village. If you are seeking a place to spend the weekend, or looking for the best of Assam s silk at affordable prices, Sualkuchi is a must visit. That night, my father (who earlier thought it would be a boring place) thanked me for persuading him to go to Sualkuchi and also for proving him wrong.

20 PAGE 4 THE ASSAM TRIBUNE, GUWAHATI, THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2017 PAGE 5 THE ASSAM TRIBUNE, GUWAHATI, THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2017 Anushka Dutta, Class-V, Kendriya Vidyalaya, C.R.P.F., Guwahati The guiding force The world looks new when you take us along The right path. Talking to you enriches us, We learn to look up at the sky. Pages of books cannot teach us enough, They are mute to some of our queries, But you carry a bunch of keys Which can open any locked door. That s why they call you torch-bearers. You teach us how to comprehend ourselves, As well as the lives around us, The mantra is to never give up While fighting back the odds. Dear teachers, you are our strength, I salute you for giving us a bright world to live in. Anshruta Ishani, Class-VIII, St. Joseph s High School, Moranhat. Who is a teacher? Who can be called an ideal teacher? Well, the answers vary from one person to another. For a child, an ideal teacher would be the one who doesn t burden him/ her with homework on weekends (or even on weekdays). For another, an ideal teacher would be the one who would give him a period or two off. But, for a parent, an ideal teacher would be the one who would make their children attain great heights. There is and never will be a standard or general definition of an ideal teacher. Yes, it takes a lot of hard work to become a doctor or an engineer, or a CA or an IAS/IPS officer. But, once you have achieved it, the road seems easier than it was earlier. However, a teacher encounters varying levels of difficulty every successive year. Why do we forget that it is always a teacher who puts an ordinary student to an extraordinary level in the game of life? Remember, it is a teacher who creates a doctor, a CA or an IAS officer. It takes special and extraordinary talent to console a class of amateurs and turn them into extraordinary individuals. So, would you still think that doctors, engineers, CAs, IAS/IPS officers are more extraordinarily talented than a teacher, the one who creates them? Think about it. Swarnadipta Saha, Class-XII, South Point School, Guwahati. Teachers Day is your day, And we would like to thank you. We will neither misbehave, Nor play a prank. We are extremely grateful For all the things that you do, We appreciate and acknowledge, As we look through your view. Sometimes, we don t listen to you While you repeatedly ask us to, We are sorry for our follies, And for causing you so much pain. You have shown us the importance Of efforts in life, To strive for knowledge and success, And not just survive. Richika Saikia, Class-VIII, Shrimanta Shankar Academy, Guwahati. Shounak Barman, Class-V, Delhi Public School, Guwahati Pragjyotika Tanvi Sarmah, Class-III, G.U. Model School, Guwahati Gaurav Gunjan Kalita, Class-IV, Assam Academy, Goalpara You are an inspiration For all your students, The more we learn through these years, The more it takes away our fears. We gain confidence, And begin to soar, And build up strength Into our cores. For all these, I thank you. Wonderful teachers like you are only a few! Thank you for all the wonderful things You put inside our heads, They will surely help us in our Future lives ahead. Astha Priyam Baruah, Class-VIII, Holy Name School, Sivasagar. The fifth of September is celebrated all over India as Teachers Day. It is the birthday of the great teacherscholar-philosopher Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, the second President of India. The people of India celebrate the birthdays of the great sons of the country. Dr. S. Radhakrishnan was among the greatest of the great. He did not object to celebrating his birthday by the people of his dear country, but he wanted that it should be marked as Teachers Day. Dr. S. Radhakrishnan adorned the highest office of the country, but he was glad to introduce himself just as a teacher. This shows his love and respect for the teachers of the country. He thought that respect for teachers was respect for him. That is why he wanted that his birthday be celebrated as Teachers Day and that s how it is celebrated by the people of India. Prapti Gogoi, Class-VI, Shrimanta Shankar Academy, Guwahati. Sketch of the week Neha Bhattacharya, Class-X, St. Joseph s Convent H.S. School, Tezpur Random thoughts The summer months come, Soon vacation ends And then school resumes. Long chats with my old friends, And tasty tiffin starts, as one can presume. But then I think over and over again About the freedom and the rain, The ice-cream and Grandpa s cot, I really miss them a lot! But on some boring evenings, Sitting beside the rusty railings, I wonder, How time goes by! I rest my hands on my knees. Well, at times, I wish for more vacations And again, at times, I want them to end. That is what I am suffering from, real confusion. But for now, let me enjoy the moon. Jyotishman Gogoi, Class-IX, Delhi Public School, Guwahati. Vikrant Singh, Class-VI, Valley View School, North Lakhimpur Antabikhya Gogoi, Kendriya Vidyalaya, Golaghat Juhi Jushika Borah, Class-XI, Model Degree College, Behali Jyotisman Bhuyan, Class-VI, Christ Jyoti School, Nagaon Poem of the Week Antarikhya Majumdar, Class-VIII, Salt Brook School, Dibrugarh. The rivulet of tears... From afar, she watches, The waves rising and falling, Attacking the dam with brutal force... From afar, all watch, The endless struggle of water and soil... Which one will win? Who should win? No one knows, but only one prayer on every lip, Let the earth rise, Conquering the waters... Let the dam stand forever... How long would the struggle last? Not for long... Alas! Just before the expectant eyes and praying lips, The soil fails the test... The dam bows down, The cruel waters jump over, Tumbling on the green grass that soon dies The trees, too, are helpless, They kneel down, never to rise, The homeless birds cry, The mothers shed their tears, The farmers lament, loud and pitiful, But the waters, so ruthless, Move on, With merciless destruction... Floods Floods! Floods! Floods, You come every year, You are a terror! Because of you, Many people suffer, They lose their shelter, food, And their lives too. You have no heart, You don t have any kindness, No feelings, why? I wonder. Abhinanda S. Kakoty, Class-V, Maharishi Vidya Mandir Sr. Sec. School, Silpukhuri, Guwahati.

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