News Post - Live, Latest and Breaking news from Assam & India. The new Assamese News Portal on Politics, Business, International news, Bollywood and much more http://www.newslivetv.com/ Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:51:39 +0530 News Post en-gb Sanskrit teachers fight for dying language http://www.newslivetv.com/regional/sanskrit-teachers-fight-for-dying-language.html http://www.newslivetv.com/regional/sanskrit-teachers-fight-for-dying-language.html The All Assam Sanskrit Tol Teachers' Employee Union has asked the government to fund ?tols' which are recognized by the Assam Sanskrit Board and the provincialization of the ?tols' recognized by Assam Sanskrit Board....
GUWAHATI: The All Assam Sanskrit Tol Teachers' Employee Union has asked the government to fund 'tols' which are recognized by the Assam Sanskrit Board and the provincialization of the 'tols' recognized by Assam Sanskrit Board.

The union also demanded for an individual director for the Sanskrit Board and the modernization of infrastructure of the recognized ?tols'. To see an increase in the students taking up Sanskrit as their major subject, the students should be encouraged by granting scholarships.

Secretary of the union, Nabajit Sharma, said, "We have 800 'tols' in Assam out of which 97 are provincialized and 88 of them got funds from the government. I want students to take up Sanskrit major."

Source:  http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/guwahati/Sanskrit-teachers-fight-for-dying-language/articleshow/38962822.cms

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reporter@newslivetv.com (News Post) Featured Regional Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:03:00 +0530
Arunachal's green crusader touches lives http://www.newslivetv.com/regional/arunachals-green-crusader-touches-lives.html http://www.newslivetv.com/regional/arunachals-green-crusader-touches-lives.html At a time NGOs are struggling to protect Arunachal's natural treasures, one man has made it his mission to single handedly preserve wild, indigenous medicinal plants in the state....
ITANAGAR: At a time NGOs are struggling to protect Arunachal's natural treasures, one man has made it his mission to single handedly preserve wild, indigenous medicinal plants in the state.

A silent crusader, Mudang Challyang is a government school teacher by profession. A native of Hong village at Ziro in Lower Subansiri district, he identifies and collects little-known medicinal plants which grow abundantly in the Ziro plateau.

So far, he has collected and identified 110 medicinal plants, of which 11 fall in the category of Globally Significant Medicinal Plant (GSMP).

"Earlier, locally-available medicinal plants were used for treating various ailments. With time, people in the villages have forgotten about these plants. I began my hunt for medicinal plants in 2009 and have used them to treat various ailments," he explained.

In 2012, Challyang successfully planted a medicinal plant called Valeriana jatamansi in a bamboo garden. In November next year, Dabur approached him through the state horticulture department and purchased his trial production at Rs 160 per kg.

"Valeriana jatamansi is a hairy, dwarf plant. It grows at high altitudes or in cold places like Ziro. It needs shade for growth and can be cultivated in a bamboo grove. Since most Apatanis have their own bamboo groves, they can easily grow Valeriana jatamansi," he said.

Challyang's efforts have not been wasted. "Today, people come to me asking for local medicines. I recommend various plants, leaves, roots and seeds to treat different ailments," he smiled.

Source:  http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/guwahati/Arunachals-green-crusader-touches-lives/articleshow/38962887.cms

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reporter@newslivetv.com (News Post) Featured Regional Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:04:00 +0530
Guwahati Municipal Corporation to build parks, toilets under flyovers http://www.newslivetv.com/regional/guwahati-municipal-corporation-to-build-parks-toilets-under-flyovers.html http://www.newslivetv.com/regional/guwahati-municipal-corporation-to-build-parks-toilets-under-flyovers.html In a major development, the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) has decided to utilize the space below the city's flyovers by building parks, parking lots and toilets....
GUWAHATI: In a major development, the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) has decided to utilize the space below the city's flyovers by building parks, parking lots and toilets. According to GMC commissioner S Viswanathan, utilizing these spaces will benefit the public.

"The area below the flyovers is mostly vacant. So, we are working on developing these areas by making parks, parking places and, most importantly, toilets for men and women," he said.

Initially, work will begin on flyovers in Ganeshguri, Ulubari, Six Mile and Athgaon from August. Parking under flyovers was banned after the 2008 bomb blasts in the city.

Meanwhile, GMC was handed the responsibility of fixing the city's streetlights by the public works department. Streetlights from Jalukbari to Noonmati and along the Guwahati-Shillong road will be handled by GMC. Viswanathan said non-functioning lights will be repaired within two months and the GMC has sent a proposal of Rs 25 crore to install lights in new areas.

On Wednesday, the Kamrup (Metro) district administration resumed its eviction drive. Major constructions were demolished, including a two-storeyed, 5,000 sq ft commercial building at Sunsali wetland which was blocking water flow. Around 30 slabs were removed from drains in these areas.

Source:  http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/guwahati/Guwahati-Municipal-Corporation-to-build-parks-toilets-under-flyovers/articleshow/38962934.cms

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reporter@newslivetv.com (News Post) Featured Regional Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:04:00 +0530
CM puts ministry rejig on hold for budget session http://www.newslivetv.com/regional/cm-puts-ministry-rejig-on-hold-for-budget-session.html http://www.newslivetv.com/regional/cm-puts-ministry-rejig-on-hold-for-budget-session.html Chief minister Tarun Gogoi has put on hold the reshuffle of his ministry till the end of the budget session of the assembly, which begins on August 4....
GUWAHATI: Chief minister Tarun Gogoi has put on hold the reshuffle of his ministry till the end of the budget session of the assembly, which begins on August 4. He said the reshuffle has become imminent in view of the recent dissidence-driven political developments in the state in which one minister has resigned and two more have been axed.

Gogoi on Wednesday distributed the newly-vacated departments to four cabinet ministers on a temporary basis. He said, "There will definitely be a reshuffle of the ministry, but at the appropriate time."

Governor J B Patnaik on Wednesday approved Gogoi's move to drop irrigation and soil conservation minister Ardhendu Kumar Dey and minister of state (independent charge) of border areas development and co-operation Siddique Ahmed from the ministry. The governor also approved the resignation of health and family welfare minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on the recommendation of the chief minister.

Three other departments ? tourism, transport and plains tribe welfare ? had fallen vacant after cabinet minister in-charge Chandan Brahma resigned earlier when his party, Bodoland People's Front, broke its alliance with Congress.

A source said the chief minister was advised to postpone the ministry reshuffle to avoid inconveniencing his ministers during the assembly session.

"New ministers will find it difficult to reply to questions on their departments if the reshuffle is done now, a week ahead of the assembly session," the source added.

A spokesman of the chief minister's office said additional portfolios have been temporarily allocated to four ministers. Minister for food, civil supplies, consumer affairs and welfare of minorities Nazrul Islam has been allocated the additional portfolio of health and family welfare, which was earlier with Himanta.

Minister for power, industries and commerce and public enterprises Pradyut Bordoloi has been allocated the education portfolio, which was also held by Himanta. Agriculture and parliamentary affairs minister Nilamoni Sen Deka has been given two additional portfolios of irrigation and soil conservation held by Dey. Minister of state (independent charge) excise, sports and youth welfare Ajit Singh has been given the co-operation as additional portfolio, which was held by Ahmed.

The source said Gogoi will keep with him the three departments of tourism, transport and plains tribe welfare earlier held by BPF leader Brahma. Gogoi also holds the home and portfolios among 10 other departments.

Source:  http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/guwahati/CM-puts-ministry-rejig-on-hold-for-budget-session/articleshow/38962943.cms

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reporter@newslivetv.com (News Post) Featured Regional Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:05:00 +0530