Bikaner June 9 (Samiul Hassan Quadri): On Sunday evening, June 9, the desert city of Bikaner had a date with the celebrated Urdu poet Munawwar Rana. The connoiseurs of Urdu (poetry) of the city had been looking forward to listening to the much acclaimed Urdu poet for a couple of days. When Munawwar sahab started to recite his poems, there was pin-drop silence in the overpacked auditorium of the veterinary university.
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(By Samiul Hassan Quadri):The Rathore rulers who held sway over the desert kingdom of Bikaner (in present Rajasthan) for more than five centuries were great patrons of Jainism. Noted for their business acumen throughout India, the Jains flourished here and consequently were instrumental in the growth of the local economy. They built their places of worship, and practised their faith freely.
Guwahati, June: The All Assam Gorkha Students Union (AAGSU) the apex influential organisation of Gorkha students and youth of Assam marred by division since 2010 lead by Jagadish Khanal and Tharka Adhikari finally unifies on Sunday here in AAGSU General Head Quarters Gorkha Thakurbari (Nepali Mandir), Paltan Bazar, Guwahati today.
London, 1 June (By Nina Goswami): A former British Foreign Office Minister has called on the Assamese community in the United Kingdom (UK) to help the government in Assam tackle problems faced by the country.
While addressing the second annual conference of the Assam Forum of Great Britain (AFGB) at the London School of Economics last weekend (Saturday 1 June), Bill Rammell urged delegates to consider the experiences of other countries when formulating their advice for the administration in Dispur.