Statehood demand for Kamtapur set to intensify

SILIGURI: Demand for a separate state ofKamtapur in the northeast is set to intensify with the movement gaining support in parts of Assam. 

“We had an electoral tie up with the BJP, which promised to give a deeper look into our language and aspiration in its election manifesto. But it did nothing in the last one year. This is our time to strike back,” said Anarul Sheikh, general secretary of theBengal wing of Kamtapur Progressive Party (KPP).  Read Full Story

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Patani makes its way to upper Assam with Priyanka Rajkhowa wining undivided Sivsagar District traditional dress competition title

Priyanka Rajkhowa

Priyanka Rajkhowa

On May 30, Priyanka Rajkhowa, a Koch Rajbanshi girl from Golaghat won the 1st position in the inter colleges Traditional Dress competition organized by Golaghat Law College. It is not only Priyanka, but also the  Koch Rajbanshi traditional woman attire Patani which won the competition since Priyanka took part in the prestigious completion wearing Patanai. The competition was an undivided Sivsagar District level competition. The undivided Sivsagar district includes present districts of Golaghat, Jorhat and Sivsagar of upper Assam.

Priyanka is a last semester student of Golaghat Law college. The comeption was held on the ocpriyanka 01casion of celebration of 35th anniversary of Golaghat law College. The news of Priyanka’s win has been  celebrated by the Koch Rajbanshis of Assam and out side. “It is a proud moment for the Koch Rajbanshis of upper Assam since it has strongly reflected our  hard work in promoting our culture here despite all odds,” said Golaghat based Koch Rajbanshi activist Pankaj Rajkhowa. Mr. Rajkhowa is also a member of Centre for Koch Rajbanshi Studies and Development.

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