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The Union minister Kiren Rijiju during his visit in the State was astonished to see this well preserved and unique temple in the hilltop of West Jaintia hills. This 500 Years old Durga temple is located at the hill top of Nartiang Village. The Home Minister had urged the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Government of Meghalaya to take necessary measures to make the village as the centre of attraction.

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Recalling Gopinath Bordoloi on his Death Anniversary... 

Lokpriya Bordoloi Gopinath was the first Chief Minister of Assam after Independence. He was the Chief Minister (then called Prime Minister) of Assam from 19 September, 1938 to 17 November, 1939 and again from 11 February, 1946 until India’s independence on 15 August, 1947. He then became the Chief Minister of Assam and remained in office until his death on 5 August, 1950. Today in his 67th Death Anniversary we pay him the homage for being the kind, loved, respectful and charitable persona which made him known as “Lokpriya” means “beloved of the people”.

In this journey let us refresh ourselves with his immense contribution for the freedom of Nation from the British rule. He was an eminent freedom fighter and a supporter of Gandhiji and non-violence. Born on June 6 1860 at Raha Gopinath Bordoloi worked for the country in attaining independence from the British rule. After his schooling from Cotton Collegiate School he attended the Scottish Church College at Calcutta city known as Kolkata in present times.

During his college times, he got associated with India National Congress as a volunteer and soon took a leading role in the establishment of Congress party in North- East especially in Assam during the 1930s era. All the regional parties were asked to merge with the congress Party making Bordoloi its first secretary which later plunged into Non- Cooperation movement led by Gandhiji. He was most instrumental during 1946-47, when he worked day and night to prevent the inclusion of the significantly Hindu dominated Assam into East Pakistan that nurtured a majority of Muslims. This was the most crucial time for Gopinath Bordoloi when the then undivided majority Muslim political leaders from Bengal, with most of them affiliated to the Muslim League, desired the inclusion of significantly Hindu dominated Assam into East Pakistan that nurtured a majority of Muslims. Later the matter was sorted out by holding a number of rallies and demonstrations with high ranking officials in the colonial Government because of this reasons there were apprehensions about the breaking of mass communal riots in the Assam region but Bordoloi and other leaders used sensitivity and political influence to maintain the territorial integrity of Assam with the Union Government of India. Post Independence too he worked with Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel to secure the sovereignty of Assam from the communist China and East Pakistan from both the sides. He dedicated towards rehabilitating thousands of Hindu refugees from East Pakistan for possibility of any riots keeping in mind to maintain communal peace and harmony which was successful until 1971 war for East Pakistan’s freedom.

He earned the title of “Architect of Modern Assam” for making an effort of all round development in Assam. In his memory Guwahati International Airport is named after Him as “Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport” which is the primary Airport of the North- Eastern States of India.


He was also honoured with Bharat Ratna Posthumously prestigious award in the year 1999 after 50 years of his death anniversary.

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Defining article 175

Article 175 does empower the Governor to address and send messages to the House or Houses (in states with a Legislative Council). The Governor can send messages “whether with respect to a Bill then pending in the Legislature or otherwise”, and the House “shall with all convenient dispatch consider any matter required by the message to be taken into consideration”.

However, as held by the Supreme Court in many cases, the power of the Governor is not absolute. He is bound to act on the advice of the state cabinet. In its landmark judgment in Union of India vs Valluri Basavaiah Chaudhary and Others, a Constitution bench of the Supreme Court in 1979 held that the Governor was a “constitutional had of the State Executive, and has, therefore, to act on the advice of the Council of Ministers”.

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Satsang - A novel plane of living

Satsang is a charitable philanthropic man making institution of world repute with millions of devotees and disciples belonging to various cast, creeds, communities and religious faiths in different walks of life from every nook and corner of the world with its headquarters at Satsang Nagar, Deoghar, Jharkhand. The life force of the institution is Sri Sri Thakur Anukul Chandra who is regarded as the living embodiment of infinite love and knowledge by devotees.

In the year 1946 Sri Sri Thakur all of sudden came to Deoghar at the Add a comment Read more...

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The last words of comfort

Palliative Care in Cachar Cancer Hospital and Research Centre

Though a cure for cancer is yet to be found by scientists and experts, every care is now taken to ensure that the incurable does not suffer the pangs and agonies and breathes his last comfortably. This is how Cachar Cancer Hospital and ResearchCentre located at Meherpur Silchar has made this its prime concern under the able guidance and leadership of 

Dr. Ravi Kannan, Director. There has been a stream of professional visitors from home and abroad with specializationin palliative care to this centre of cancer treatment. Among them mention may be made of Priya Patel, Director of Operations and Mayank Singhal, Director of Development, India Run for Hope, USA.

Their organization extended support to the palliative care unit of the Hospital through the Indo-American Cancer Association. Dr. Meg O’ Brien, Director, Global Access to

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