Author Archive for Nava Thakuria

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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BNI appeals for BBC reporter’s release

Saturday, June 11th, 2016

By NJ Thakuria Guwahati: Burma News International (BNI), while arguing that the media always works for humanitarian interest across the globe, urges the Myanmar government at NayPieTaw to review the case related to a senior journalist working for British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and pardon Ko Nay Myo Lin. In a statement issued on 9 June […]

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Tributes paid to  journalist Nand Kishor before cremation

Friday, June 10th, 2016

Issued by Nava Thakuria, secretary, Guwahati Press Club Guwahati, 10 June: Journalist Nand Kishor Gupta, who died yesterday in Mumbai, was flown to the city today and paid last respect by the members of Guwahati Press Club before his creation. Gupta, 46, breathed his last at Mumbai airport around 3.10 pm on Thursday on his […]

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City scribe passes away

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Nava Thakuria Guwahati: The city based senior journalist Nand Kishor Gupta (46) breathed his last at Mumbai airport on 9 June 2016 afternoon on his return journey to Guwahati. Gupta left for Mumbai on 3 June for treatment at Tata Memorial Hospital. An active member of Guwahati Press Club,  Gupta was suffering from gallbladder cancer […]

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Health cards distributed among scribes

Saturday, June 4th, 2016

By Our Correspondent Guwahati, June 4: The Narayana Super-specialty Hospital has offered the Journalist Privilege Cards to the member-journalists of Guwahati Press Club.  Over 175 health cards were distributed among the scribes in a function held today at GPC auditorium. Senior officials of the north Guwahati based hospital including Amit G. Choudhury, Shantanu Bhattacharjee with […]

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Journalist Privilege Card for GPC members

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Nava Thakuria Guwahati: The city based Narayana Super-specialty Hospital in association with Guwahati Press Club (GPC) planned to offer Journalist Privilege Cards to its member-journalists. The recognized members of the press club will be handed over the health cards in a function starting at 2 pm on Saturday (4 June 2016) in the press club […]

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Media talk & health camp for scribes concludes

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

By Our Correspondent Guwahati, 31 May: The Assam Press Correspondents’ Union (APCU) organized a media talk and also a health camp for its members on Monday in the city. Nearly hundred rural reporters from different parts of the State joined in the program and took advantages of healthcare consultations. Journalist Nava Thakuria, while attending the […]

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Media talk & health camp for scribes in the city

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

 By Our Correspondent Guwahati: Assam Press Correspondents’ Union (APCU) has organized a media talk and also a health camp for its members on 30 May. The general health check-up for the participants will be sponsored by Assam’s well known Dispur Hospitals, where the second dose of Hepatitis-B vaccine will also be administered at APCU’s head […]

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Two Assamese books released in the city

Sunday, May 15th, 2016

By Our Correspondent Guwahati: Two Assamese books were released in a glittering function held at a city hall on 15 May 2016, where audience from different walks of life graced the occasion. The chief editor of Niyamia Barta, an Assamese daily, and also a celebrated writer Phanindra Kumar Debchoudhury,  a motivation worker Dr Minati Barthakur […]

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JFA condemns scribes’ murders in central India

Saturday, May 14th, 2016

By Our Correspondent Guwahati: Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) expressed shock over the murder of two scribes in separate incidents in central India and urged the authorities to punish the culprits under the law. The forum also appealed to the media fraternity of the country to get united in the process of delivering justice to the […]

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Ajmal Foundation launches drug abuse awareness

Friday, May 13th, 2016

 By Our Correspondent Guwahati: With rising incidents of drug abuse among youths across Assam in northeast India, a leading non-government organization of the region launched a mass awareness campaign about it with an aim to save the upcoming generation from the impending danger. We are deeply concerned about the growing drug menace in Assam. The […]

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Demand raised for media wage board benefits

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

By NJ Thakuria Guwahati: Maintaining the demand for all due benefits to media employees including the journalists in accordance with the guidelines of Majithia Wage Board, an Assam based scribe body urged the managements of media houses in northeast India to implement the latest wage board recommendations to show respect to the Supreme Court (of […]

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Hepatitis-B vaccination camp concludes at press club

Saturday, May 7th, 2016

 By Our Correspondent Guwahati, May 7: Over 30 media persons, took the first dose of Hepatitis-B vaccine last month, were administered the second dose of the vaccine at Guwahati Press Club on Saturday to complete the process. The vaccination camp was organized and sponsored by the city based Dispur Hospitals, which has started the mission […]

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Medical Books released at press club

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

By Our Correspondent Guwahati: Four books related to healthcare initiatives, published by the city based down town hospital, were released at Guwahati Press Club on 4 May 2016. All the books, written by medical consultants of the pioneer private hospital in northeast India, were officially released by Kanaksen Deka, former president of Asom Sahitya Sabha […]

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Cambodian center launches social media campaigns for press freedom

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

By NJ Thakuria Guwahati: Understanding the  growing influence of alternate or social media across the globe, the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) has taken the help of new media outlets to release a series of infographics as part of a campaign to highlight the situation of press freedom and access to information in Cambodia […]

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Assam lost a senior journalist

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

By Our Correspondent Guwahati: Senior journalist of northeast India and a member of Guwahati Press Club,  Naba Sarma (79) passed away on 3 May 2016. Sarma, who worked both in regional and national media outlets, breathed his last at Gauhati Medical College  Hospital on Tuesday morning after a massive heart attack. He left behind his […]

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Dance maestro Goswami to attend GPC program

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

By NJ Thakuria Guwahati: Eminent Sattriya dance exponent of Assam, Padmashri Jatin Goswami will attend the ‘Guest of the Month’ program of Guwahati Press Club (GPC) on 3 May. The interactive program will start at 11 am and conclude by 1 pm. Born at Adhar Sattra of Dergaon in eastern Assam on 2 August 1933, […]

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APCU award conferred on writer-journalist Anuradha Sarma Pujari

Saturday, April 30th, 2016

Nava Thakuria Guwahati: Assam Press Correspondents’ Union (APCU) observed its foundation day at its newly opened office on Saturday and honored popular Assamese writer-journalist Anuradha Sarma Pujari for her contribution to the local media. Earlier the new office of APCU at Bhetapara locality of the city was inaugurated by distinguished journalist Ajit Kumar Bhuyan in […]

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Talk on changing face of Myanmar politics

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

By NJ Thakuria Guwahati: A talk on the changing political scenario of Myanmar is organized at at Guwahati Press Club on Thursday (21 April 2016). Senior journalist from Assam, Bidhayak Das will participate in the program starting at 3 pm as a resource person. Presently based in Yangon, the former capital of Myanmar, Das is […]

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Quake jolts eastern India

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

By NJ Thakuria Guwahati: A modest earthquake measuring around 7 magnitudes in Richter scale was experienced in eastern India on Wednesday (13 April 2016). The tremor for two minutes was experienced at 7.26 pm. Epicenter of the earthquake was in Myanmar-India border at Latitude 230 N & Longitude 94.90 E at the depth of 134 […]

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Audio CD Sangbadik released at press club

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

 By Our Correspondent Guwahtai: An audio compact disc titled as Sangbadik (journalist) was released at Guwahati Press Club on 12 April 2016. The CD comprises a chorus narrating the glory of journalism, which is penned by Assam’s senior administrative officer Pawan Kumar Barthakur. It has music by Tapan Kakoti where PK Barthakur, Parashmani, Bidyut Bikash, […]

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