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Gogoi talks Naga pact with Rahul

Chief minister Tarun Gogoi is holding a crucial meeting with Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi along with his counterparts in Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh.

The Naga peace pact is believed to be the agenda of discussion where the party vice president have asked them to go all out against the Centre for striking the deal without consultation with them.

Gogoi along with Nabam Tuki and Okram Ibobi Singh arrived in the capital at 12 noon to attend the meeting.   (With inputs from New Delhi)

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One killed in wild elephant attack

8 Jun 2015 - 8:55am | AT News

Despite a number of initiaitive, man elephant conflict refuses to die down. Wild elephants unleashed a reign of terror in Sonitpur district where one person was killed on Sunday.

The tragic incident took place at Chariduwar area where a hard of wild elephants trampled to death a local resident of Sonaimiri area in the evening.

Identified as Pente Limbo died on the spot. After hours of destroying crops and vegetables the elephants left for the dense jungles along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border. 

Two jumbo calves killed in Udalguri district

15 Jun 2010 - 11:18pm | Jayanta Kumar Das

The tragic death of two wild elephant calves near Indo-Bhutan border in Udalguri district has again exposed cruelty of human beings. According to information received, two wild elephant calves (one of three years and the other just only one year old ) were found dead in the Nepaligaon village near Koramore under Harisinga Revenue Circle, in the morning of June 13. According to the version of the local people a herd of wild elephant was seen moving in the nearby villages the previous day. A few villagers said that the wild elephants were looking for food. They further said that the elephant could have eaten the poisonous mixture of urea and pesticides kept open to be used in the mini private tea gardens located in the Amraiguri areas 3 km away from Nepaligaon.It is suspected that the elephants had mistaken the poisonous mixture of urea and pesticides to be common salt.

It needs mention that hundreds of private mini tea gardens had been etablished in the northern areas of Udalguri district, previously belonged to thick forests where wild elephants could roam free. Encroachment of all the forest lands under direct patronage of Circle Officers,Mandals etc. during the last decade had been the root cause of so called man elephant conflict in the district. A total of ten wild elephants had been killed in 2009 and three in 2010 (including the present two) posing serious threat to ecology.

A government team headed by DN Hazarika, Circle Officer, Harisinga Revenue Circle along with forest veterinary and police officials visited the spot on June 13 before postmortem was done. Last fortnight witnessed the death of a ten years old wild elephant ( electrocuted or poisoned?) at Bhutiachang Udalguri district. Nature loving people have expressed serious concern at the unnatural deaths of three wild elephants in a month in a single district and condemned government apathy towards solving the problem.

Anna bats for Akhil

7 Mar 2014 - 3:59pm | AT News

Anna Hazare on Friday rallied behind Akhil Gogoi five days after the KMSS president was arrested in connection with the recent self immolation case.

The Gandhian leader has already sent his emissary to Gogoi who visited him in police custody on Friday.

Hazare is likely to visit Guwahati in the first week of April.