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Himanta Biswa Sarma Regularises the Jobs of 7234 TET Qualified Teachers

The Education Minister of Assam Shri Himanta Biswa Sarma in a press meet held today (June 19, 2016) at the the Conference Hall, Director of Elementary Education at Kahilipara Guwahati declared that a total of 7234 TET qualified candidates would be regularised in 10 districts of Assam. Sarma further stated that the TET qualified candidates will be regularised under vacant posts of teachers in State Government and Provincialised Lower Primary schools in Assam.
He also added that all the appointments of 7234 TET qualified candidates would come into effect on the 27th of June 2016. (Source:

30 killed as bus falls into gorge in Jaintia hills

 Night bus from Silchar to Guwahati skidded off NH 44 near Durga temple at Sonapur into a 250-feet gorge on Tuesday night
Silchar/ Shillong, June 15: At least 30 passengers were killed and five others seriously injured when a night bus fell into a deep gorge in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district last night.
The bus, belonging to Arhans Tours and Travels, was plying from Silchar to Guwahati. According to police source, the bus skidded off NH 44 near the Durga temple at Sonapur and rolled down into a 250-feet gorge at around 10 pm.
Due to absence of electricity in the area, rescue operations could not be carried out promptly and effectively even as a large contingent of police from Umkiang assisted by BSF and the local VDP were pressed into action.
Lethindra Sangma, Additional Superintendent of Police of East Jaintia Hills, said the bus was carrying about 35 passengers. Of them, 30 died on the spot while 5 others, who sustained serious injuries, were rescued. The injured were rushed to Khliehriat Civil Hospital where their condition continues to be critical.
The deep gorge infested with jungles is steep. Rescuers used ropes to get down to the spot where the bus crashed.
According to Spill Thamar, police chief of East Jaintia Hills, the exact cause of accident is yet to be ascertained. He pointed out that rescuers had to risk their lives to climb down to the accident spot. The police chief also said though the area from Lumshnong to Ratacherra is highly accident prone, this is for the first time that a passenger bus fell from near the Durga temple area into the gorge.
When The Sentinel went to Arhans Tours and Travels located at Meherpur near this town for information about the mishap, their office was found locked and the shutters down. Anxious family members and relatives of the passengers have been frantically making attempts since morning to contact the owner and the manager of the operators, but their mobile phones were switched off.
According to local people, this travel agency has only been functioning for the last four months. Nobody in Meherpur area seems to know anything about the travel agency or its owner. In the absence of any information, the names of the passengers of the ill-fated bus could not be collected.
The Tongseng-Sonapur stretch has been witness to a series of fatal accidents. On January 26 this year, 11 passengers were killed when a night bus skidded off the highway and fell into a deep gorge at Tongseng village. The causes behind all these tragic accidents were overloading of passengers and goods, inebriated drivers, reckless driving, laxity in vigilance and enforcement of traffic rules, lack of protective measures as well as basic infrastructure for rescue and relief works all along the Sonapur-Tongseng zone. The investigation report on the August 8, 2012 accident at Tongseng by a team of officials of Tripura government headed by the Dholai district magistrate Abhishek Chandra, attributed the mishap to all these factors.
The police and transport departments of Assam and Meghalaya have been blamed for ignoring overloading and allowing drunken drivers at the wheel. If the governments of Assam and Meghalaya are serious about preventing such accidents in future, there should be coordinated moves to conduct surprise checks of vehicles to ensure no overloading of passengers and goods.
Even if the police conduct checks, it is for the sake of bribes only, said an official. The repeated complaints and representations of the Tripura government to the governments of Assam and Meghalaya for remedial measure have fallen on deaf years, the official rued. This brings to the fore the often repeated charge of nexus with transport lobby.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted twice in which he said, "Deeply pained by the loss of lives caused by a bus mishap in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills District." He also said, "My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the deceased in this hour of grief." (Source: SentinelAssam)

Free education for poor Assam students

Guwahati, June 11: The Assam government has made education free from this academic session for plus two, degree and polytechnic students whose parents earn Rs 1 lakh or less annually.
The announcement was made by education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma here this afternoon. Sarma had said at a meeting of college principals here on Wednesday that the government would be taking a decision on waiving/reducing fees for girl/poor students within 48 hours.
The next phase will see similar benefits being extended to university, medical and engineering students, he said. The move suggests that the new government will continue to focus on the student/youth force.
"The government of Assam has decided that provincialised and government colleges in Assam will not take fees, including admission, tuition or any other kind, from students who will take admission in higher secondary or first year of the three-year degree course provided the income of their parents is Rs 1 lakh or below per annum from all sources. They also don't have to pay any fees in the second year," Sarma said.
There are 301 provincialised and government colleges in the state.
To claim the benefit, a student will have to submit his/her parents' income certificate to the principal.
"We have made it very easy for the students to claim the benefit. It would help 50,000 to 70,000 students. If the parents work for the government or the private sector, the monthly salary slip will do. If they are not working for either the public or the private sector, they can get the income certificate from the circle officer or the mouzadar," Sarma said.
Students who have already taken admission will get their money back, he added.
Today's decision is the first step towards implementing the BJP's vision document for students of the state released before the Assembly elections, he said. The decision also covers more students from what was initially planned vis-à-vis girl and poor students.
Dispur had earlier told the principals to make an assessment of the revenue loss before the move can be announced. According to the assessment, the colleges will lose around Rs 70 crore, which the minister said would be compensated within two months.
"After admission is over, the college will give a detailed account of the revenue loss to the director of higher education for reimbursement. The director will then submit the compensation proposal to the government," the minister said. The government has not included private colleges because "imposition could lead to litigation but I am sure they will be able to reduce their fees," Sarma said. (Source: Telegraphindia)

Two held with brown sugar in Lakhipur

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Silchar, June 10: Two persons identified as Mani Barbhuiya (45) and Laltanpui Hmar (50) were detained by village defence party and Meira Paibi of Tolengram under Lakhipur police station this morning. According to SDPO Jyoti Ranjan Nath, the duo was found moving in suspicious manner which prompted VDP and the Manipuri women’s organization to keep them under detention. On being informed, a team of police persons led by the SDPO and assisted by sub-inspector Guanpui and a lady constable reached the Tolengram and took them into custody. After thorough search, brown sugar concealed in 5 small bottles was seized from the possession of the two persons. The value of the seized contraband good will be in thousands of rupees which could not be ascertained from police source. While Mani Barbhuiya belongs to Hatirhar village, Laltanpui Hmar hails from Hmarkhawlien both under Lakhipur police station. Both were produced before the court here and remanded to police custody for further interrogation and to find out if they are regular drug paddler.
(Source: SentinelAssam)

ইম্ফাল মিউনিসিপাল কোর্পোরেসনগী মীখলদা দল অমত্তনা মপুঙ ফাবা মেজোরিটি ফংবা ঙমদ্রে

ইম্ফাল মিউনিসিপাল কোর্পোরেসনগী মীখলদা দল অমত্তনা মপুঙ ফাবা মেজোরিটি ফংবা ঙমদ্রে। কংগ্রেসনা সিট ১২, বি.জে.পি. ১০, ইন্দিপেন্দেন্টনা সিট ৫ ফংলে।
মীখল অসিদা রাজনীতি দল অমত্তনা মপুঙ ফাবা মেজোরিটি ফংবা ঙমদবনা কোর্পোরেসন অসি শেম্বদা ইন্দিপেন্দেন্টকী থৌদাং চাউনা লৈরগনি।

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Lakhipur Circle Officer visits Alnee

Silchar, May 31: Bina Bakta, 40, wife of Gourango Bakta, 50, and resident of Alnee, under Dilkush Tea Garden that falls under Lakhipur sub-division, died in the midnight of April 28 due to heavy cyclone and lightening. She is survived by her husband and four daughters, Hema Bakta, 16, Rima Bakta, 12, Tina Bakta, 10 and Shibomani Bakta, 9. Owing to illiteracy and lack of knowledge on the part of her family members and their neighbours, they buried the body under the ground instead of sending the body for post-mortem examination. Mention must be made here that their area of living falls under one of the most remote parts of the valley. As a result of which, they buried the body.
Usually it takes more than an hour for them to reach Lakhipur. There is no electricity connection, no cell phone facility in that area.
S. Viswanathan, the Deputy Commissioner of Cachar, said, that post-mortem is a must in cases of accidental deaths. The Deputy Commissioner and SDO (Civil) asked Pradeep Kumar Gupta, Lakhipur Circle Officer, to reach the spot for investigation the matter. Pradeep Kumar Gupta reached the spot on May 30 by boat and found that the condition of the village is very pathetic and is in tatters. Many houses have been tumbled down and residents are somehow managing to sustain.
Pradeep Kumar Gupta met Gourango Bakta and his four daughters and also other villagers. He took Gourango along with him to Lakhipur. The secretary of the Goan Panchayat, under Phulertool GP, has given a written statement to the Circle Office detailing about the incident that took place on April 28. He also told that illiteracy has cut-off them for knowing about various laws, orders, rules and regulations.

Nine rank holders bring laurels to Cachar

Silchar, May 31: SEBA (Secondary Education Board of Assam) has provided the results of Class 10 today, (May 31) at around 11 in the morning. Class 10 examination, also known as Matriculation examination or simply Matric, was conducted between February 19 and March 12.
According to sources, the pass percentage of the students stood at 62.79 in the state. In Cachar district, total number of students appeared were 20595 students, out of which 2189 students secured 1st Division, 4119 got IInd Division and marks and 5311 students have secured IIIrd Divison marks.
According to sources, nine toppers from the district have brought laurels to their respective institutions. Prithviraj Das, Sandipan Paul, Vikramjit Dey and Pragya Nath of Silchar Collegiate High School have secured 6th, 9th, 9th and 19th positions respectively. Pallabi Das, Apratim Choudhury, Rithika Paul, Tithi Choudhury and Anasua Deb of Holy Cross High School have secured 11th, 15th, 19th, 20th and 20th places respectively. In Hailakandi district, a total of 6818 students have appeared for the examination, out of which 4103 have passed the examination, with a pass percentage of 60.18 and in Karimganj district, out of total 11370 students, 5780 students have passed with the pass percentage of 50.89%.