Author Archive for Nava Thakuria

Thousands throng Brahmaputra Literary Festival

Sunday, January 29th, 2017

 By NJ Thakuria Guwahati: Creative writers, journalists, filmmakers, vivid appreciators, enthusiast observers from various parts of the globe now gather at Brahmaputra Literary Festival in the far eastern part of India. First of its kinds in the alienated region of the country, the festival witnessed the gala opening on Saturday precluding all serious panel discussions […]

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Brahmaputra lit-fest starts today

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

By NJ Thakuria A colourful literary carnival will lead the three day Brahmaputra Literary Festival in Guwahati of northeast India starting on 28 January. The vibrant carnival will proceed from the Khanapara locality of the prehistoric city towards the venue of the festival at Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra cultural complex.  Union human resources development minister Prakash […]

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India a true friend of US: President Trump

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

 By NJ Thakuria Guwahati: Newly crowned US President Donald Trump last night called Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi  and expressed hope to host the hardliner Indian premier in the United States later this year.  In a telephonic conversation with PM Modi on 24 January 17, President Trump also termed India a true friend and partner […]

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JFA demands stern action against Burmese scribe’s killer

Friday, January 13th, 2017

 By NJ Thakuria Guwahati: Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA), while appreciating the Myanmar police for arresting  three persons suspecting their role in the murder of  Ko Soe Moe Tun on the night of 12 December last, urged the authority for stringent action against the culprits. The northeast India based scribe’s forum argued that killing a journalist […]

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Assam scribes echo BUJ concern over media job crisis

Saturday, January 7th, 2017

 By NJ Thakuria Guwahati:  Worried over one of the leading media houses in the country,  HT Media Ltd’s decision to shut down four editions of its English daily  Hindustan Times , Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) expressed serious concern over the development. It may be mentioned that various bodies of journalists across the country expressed serious […]

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Empower PCI, demand journo bodies

Sunday, November 6th, 2016

Guwahati: Joining the chorus of protests by media personalities against the directives towards three channels in India, Electronic Media Forum Assam (EMFA) and Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) expressed serious concern over the development that started with the order from the Union information & broadcasting  ministry (I&B) to take Hindi news channel ‘NDTV India’ and  Assamese […]

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Empower PCI: JFA on NDTV India issue

Saturday, November 5th, 2016

By Our Correspondent Guwahati: Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) expresses concern over the recent directive from the Union information & broadcasting  ministry to take Hindi news channel ‘NDTV India’ off air for 24 hours with effect from 01 hours on 9 November  till 01 hrs of 10 November 2016. The directive came after an inter-ministerial committee […]

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Patriotic People’s Front Assam (PPFA) demands a concrete refugee policy for India

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Nava Thakuria To, Shri Banwarilal Purohit, Honourable Governor of Assam, Raj Bhawan, Kharghuli, Guwahati-781004 Dated: Guwahati, 31 October 2016 Your Excellency, Warm greetings from the Patriotic People’s Front Assam (PPFA). We would like to bring to your kind attention some of the recent misleading and manipulative statements by some individuals and organizations on the Citizenship […]

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JFA extends support to Pak scribe Cyril Almeida

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

By Our Correspondent Guwahati: Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) expresses concern that the Pakistan government in Islamabad has  issued indirect threats to a senior scribe for his report published in Dawn. The northeast India based scribes’ forum argues that the Nawaz Sharif government  should respect the freedom of Pakistani journalist Cyril Almeida who reported about the […]

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Indian author bats for free mingling of people

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

By NJ Thakuria Guwahati: Prominent Assamese writer, who is an Arunachali by native, Yeshe Dorjee Thongchi opposes the idea of inner line permit (ILP) arrangement, which is presently applied to three northeastern States namely Mizoram, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh. Attending the ‘Guest of the Month’ program of Guwahati Press Club  on 4 October 2016, the […]

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Assam’s Dispur Hospitals to observe World Heart Day

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

 By Our Correspondent Guwahati: The city based Dispur Hospitals prepare to observe the World Heart Day on 29 September next with the global spirit to reduce the number of cardiovascular patients. The popular private hospital of northeast India will organize a free health camp on the occasion for all cardiac patients . The camp, scheduled […]

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Cambodian trans-women’s humiliation highlighted

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

By NJ Thakuria Guwahati: The Cambodian transgender women are subjected to high levels of discrimination in their day to day life and most of them face some kind of harassments while in public spaces because of their identities, said a report of Cambodian Center for Human Rights. The rights body is scheduled to launch the […]

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GNRC doctors to conduct press club evening OPD

Friday, September 9th, 2016

By NJ Thakuria Guwahati: The city based  GNRC Hospitals will support the ‘Evening with a Doctor’ program at Guwahati Press Club (GPC) on  10 September with their resource persons.  Dr Rajib Das (Cardiology) and Dr Bikash Rai Das (Heart Surgeon) along with health workers from the prestigious healthcare institute will join the Saturday evening OPD […]

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Meet on rhino-poaching, rhino horn verification process

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

Nava Thakuria Guwahati:  As the Rhino Horn Verification Committee, constituted by Assam government recently found few fake horns in the custody of the government, the issue of illegal trade of rhino horns has emerged as a burning topic for the people of Assam. In this context, Nature’s Beckon and Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) organize a […]

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Evening OPD for journos continues

Sunday, August 28th, 2016

By Our Correspondent Guwahati: The second episode of ‘Evening with a Doctor’ Program, organized by Guwahati Press Club in its campus on Saturday, was graced by two physicians from the city Down Town Hospital.  Conducting the OPD,  Dr Swapnav Barthakur (Medicine) and Dr Ruma Dutta (O& G) provided free healthcare consultations to around  40 media […]

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JFA condemns scribe’s murder in Gujarat

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

By NJ Thakuria Guwahati: Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) strongly condemns the murder of a senior journalist based in Junagadh of Gujarat and asked the authority to nab the perpetrators and deliver justice to the victim family. The forum expressed shocks that the miscreants had entered to the bureau office of Gujarati newspaper ‘Jai Hind’, where […]

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‘Evening with a Doctor’ program at press club

Friday, August 19th, 2016

By NJ Thakuria Guwahati: Emphasizing on preventive healthcare initiatives for the media persons along with their close relatives, the Guwahati Press Club  initiates for a special program titled ‘Evening with a Doctor’ at the press club premises on every Saturday evening. The first program of the series begins on 20 August 2016, where  Dr Kashyap […]

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Prof Yunus in Rio  as Olympic Torchbearer

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

By NJ Thakuria Guwahati: Nobel peace laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus arrives in Brazil as he was honored as an Olympic torchbearer for the Rio Olympic  Games by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach. The first & only Bangladeshi Nobel laureate was chosen to join the mission of spreading the spirit of Rio 2016 […]

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Shekhar Sen to attend GPC program

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

By NJ Thakuria Guwahati: Eminent cultural personality and the chairman of Sangeet Natak Akademi, Padma Shri  Shekhar Sen will attend the next ‘Guest of the Month’ program of Guwahati Press Club (GPC). The interactive session with the distinguished singer, music composer, actor & theatre director is scheduled to start at 1  pm on 7 August […]

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New platform for NE scribes formed

Sunday, July 24th, 2016

Nava Thakuria Guwahati: With an aim for initiating professional excellence, raising voices for social-financial security to scribes and finally developing a comprehensive platform for the working journalists of northeast India, a new organization named North East Union of Working Journalists (NEUWJ) has been mooted. A provisional committee was recently formed in a meeting held at […]

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AI  calls for release of Burmese student-workers

Monday, July 18th, 2016

By NJ Thakuria Guwahati: Continuing its call to release all prisoners of conscience in Myanmar (also known as Burma), Amnesty International demands an immediate and unconditional release of 15 factory workers and student union members, who were detained by the Myanmar authority after clamping criminal charges for organizing a peaceful protest demonstration. “On 18 May, […]

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Prof Yunus reacts to terror attacks, Dhaka social business day postponed

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

 By NJ Thakuria Guwahati: The lone Bangladeshi Nobel laureate  Professor Muhammad Yunus expressed shock at the barbarity of the terrorists, who killed 20 hostages and two Bangladeshi police officers in cold blood at Dhaka’s Holey Artisan Bakery on 1 July evening and pleaded for a new world of equality and dignity. Meanwhile, following the barbaric […]

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Eye check-up camp at press club

Friday, July 1st, 2016

By NJ Thakuria Guwahati: The ASG Eye Care in association with Guwahati Press Club has organized a free eye check-up camp for the member-journalists along with their close relatives on Tuesday (5 July 2016). The screening camp at press club premises will begin 10.30 am and continue till 3 pm. Ophthalmologists from ASG Eye Care, […]

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JFA demands action against lady scribe killer

Monday, June 27th, 2016

Nava Thakuria Guwahati: Expressing shocks at the mysterious death  of a lady scribe in Punjab, the Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) demands an authentic probe into the incident to find the culprits and book them under the law. Freelance scribe Anshita Bawa (22) died under a strange situation on 22 April 2016 when she went to […]

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News18 Assam/NE  launched

Saturday, June 25th, 2016

By NJ Thakuria Guwahati: A new satellite news channel targeting the audience of 60 million people in northeast India emerged from the pre-historic city of Guwahati to join in the battle for electronic media space. The News18 Assam/NE, owned ETV News Network, was officially launched by Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal in a glittering function held […]

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Rare exhibition of different art forms organized in the city

Friday, June 24th, 2016

By NJ Thakuria Guwahati: Senior painter Benu Misra and artisan-photographer Labu Senapati have joined in a mission to showcase their works once again in the city. A three-day exhibition of drawing-painting, bonsai and wood-works has been organized at Surjya Club (CK Agarwalla Road, Guwahati-781001) which will kick-off on 2 July 2016. The show is scheduled […]

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Indian scribe elected to global investigative forum

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

By Our Correspondent Guwahati: New Delhi based senior journalist Syed Nazakat has been elected to the board of directors of Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN), a Washington DC based international media body. Nazakat ran unopposed to become the representative for the Asia Pacific region and he would serve a two-year term in the forum. Besides […]

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Act against poachers with an iron hand: Activists

Monday, June 20th, 2016

Nava Thakuria Guwahati: Nature’s Beckon and Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) have expressed utter dismay at the poaching of another one-horned rhinoceros at Kaziranga National Park (KNP) in a fortnight, and demanded stringent actions against the culprits. Both the organizations opined that the killing of seventh rhino till date this year at the most protected forest […]

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Group insurance for media employees mooted

Sunday, June 19th, 2016

By Our Correspondent Guwahati: Understanding the endless difficulties and financial limitations faced by the media persons, voices have been raised for a group life & health insurance coverage for the media employees including working & freelance journalists engaged with various media outlets of the city. The members of Guwahati Press Club emphasize on a participatory […]

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ADB appreciates Myanmar’s sustained progress

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

 By NJ Thakuria Guwahati: Asian Development Bank (ADB) appreciates the ‘successful political transition’ in Myanmar’s development in the recent past and assures all possible supports in promoting education, quality jobs and enhance infrastructures in the southeast Asian country. The ADB president Takehiko Nakao recently met with Myanmar’s President U Htin Kyaw and the Burmese foreign […]

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