Bhupen Hazarika: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

3rd edition of Guwahati International Film Festival (GIFF)

The 3rd edition of the Guwahati International Film Festival (GIFF) is organised by Assam government-owned Jyoti Chitraban in association with the Dr. Bhupen Hazarika Regional Government Film and Television Institute. Iran is the focus country & renowned Polish filmmaker Krzysztof Zanussi is the Chief Guest in this week-long festival. 100 films from 65 countries will ..

Pranab Mukherjee, Nanaji Deshmukh awarded Bharat Ratna

On 26th January 2019, President Ramnath Kovind conferred the Bharat Ratna, the nation’s highest civilian honour, on former President Pranab Mukherjee, along with social activist Nanaji Deshmukh (posthumous), and Assamese musician Bhupen Hazarika (posthumous). Nanaji Deshmukh was a senior RSS leader who also worked for rural development and welfare of farmers, and was considered a ..

Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) launches a Roll on-Roll off (Ro-Ro) service in Assam from Neamati to Majuli

On October 11, the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) launched a Roll on-Roll off (Ro-Ro) service in Assam from Neamati to Majuli island. This service will reduce the road route distance of 423 km that trucks take from Neamati to Majuli Island via Tezpur Road Bridge to only 12.7 km with the use of ..

Kishour Giri, noted Assamese singer and music director passes away

Kishour Giri (63), the noted Assamese singer and music director, has passed away in Guwahati on October 7, 2018 . He lent his voice to various social issues. He would often be seen on the streets of Guwahati, strumming a guitar and singing or raising his voice against the many evils that plague the society. ..

Kalpana Lajmi, renowned filmmaker passes away

Kalpana Lajmi (64), the renowned filmmaker, has passed away in Mumbai, Maharashtra on September 23, 2018. She was the daughter of painter Lalita Lajmi and niece of filmmaker Guru Dutt. Lajmi was known for working on real subjects Her films were often woman-oriented like “Rudaali”, “Daman”, “Darmiyaan”. Her last movie as a director was “Chingaari” ..