[Assam] separate time zone for northeast
muktikamp at yahoo.co.in
Sun Jun 21 10:13:48 IST 2009
Dear Manoj Daa
Why look at Bangladesh ? Take a look at the TEA GARDEN timings in Assam. They are also by & large 1 hour advanced than IST. Even OIL offices in Duliajan start at 7:00 AM IST.
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--- On Sat, 20/6/09, Manoj Das <dasmk2k at gmail.com> wrote:
From: Manoj Das <dasmk2k at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Assam] separate time zone for northeast
To: "A Mailing list for people interested in Assam from around the world" <assam at assamnet.org>
Cc: "bobbeeta sharma" <bsharma2 at yahoo.com>
Date: Saturday, 20 June, 2009, 12:11 PM
It is time we hv a new time zone 1 hour Adv of IST.
On 6/20/09, Nava Thakuria <navathakuria at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Dear friends,
> Bangladesh has advanced its clock by one hour. Today the clocks of
> Bangladesh are running an hour advance to get the advantage of daylight
> during the evening hours.
> The Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina released a special commemorative
> stamp to implement the decision of her cabinet in this respect.
> In Bangladesh the shops, malls and other public halls remain open till 8 in
> the evening. Now those will be closed by 7 pm, that way saving
> electricity for the energy hungry nation.
> The initiative is expected to reduce the demand for electricity and also
> optimize the use of morning hour for works.
> Dhaka is definitely ahead of New Delhi (by 30 minutes). But geographically,
> we (Northeast) are ahead of Bangladesh. So should not we go for an advance
> time zone (than the mainland India)?
> I am sure, New Delhi will not acknowledge it, because, those people in the
> capital some how believe that the initiative would only ‘legitimate the
> demand of the separatist armed groups of Northeast’.
> Should not we go for a debate once agian?
> Nava Thakuria
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