King cobra rescued & released
A King Cobra measuring about 12 feet was rescued after it wandered into a residence at No. 2 Line, Jiajuri, Nagaon on Wednesday. Green Guard Nature Organization rescue specialist Dulu Bora was informed by one Deben Nayak from the village who requested him to rush to prevent frightened villagers from killing the snake. Fortunately most people in the area have been sensitized and they waited for Dulu Bora to arrive and safely remove the snake from the village. It was later released back to the wilderness at Bagheghati, close to the Swang R.F., in the presence of forest staff from the Chapanala Beat Office, Nagaon. This is the 8th King Cobra, the world's largest venomous snake, to have been rescued from these areas close to the Karbi foothills in recent years by Sanctuary Wildlife Service Award winner Dulu Bora. PFA photos and a short video clip.
2 Jun 2012 - 5:43am | editor
Sonari MLA and former minister Sarat Borkotoky has been appointed as the deputy chairman of the state planning board. Borkotoky, who held the post till 2011 will be accorded cabinet rank.
Same status is applicable for Dinesh Prasad Gowala who has been appointed as the Housefed chairman. Amiya Gogoi retains the stint of Assam Gas Company chairperson while Rihon Daimary has been appointed as chairman of state warehousing corporation.
Former minister Pramila Rani Brahma has been appointed as the Artfed chairperson while Etwa Munda has been appointed as state small scale industrial development board. Teok MLA Membor Gogoi has been appointed as the chairman with Assam state Agriculture Marketing Board.
30 Jan 2008 - 4:01pm | editor
Hundreds of uncounted ballot papers are being found outside the Panchayat Election Counting centre at Dhemaji Deputy Commissioner's office premises at Dhemaji on 30-01-08 showing great concern over the Panchayat Election counting.
Pix by UB Photos.
1 Nov 2017 - 9:44pm | AT News Shillong
To ensure free and fair conduct of the upcoming Legislative Assembly Election 2018 in Meghalaya, the State Level Media Certification and Monitoring Committee (MCMC) is constituted with the Chief Electoral Officer, Meghalaya as the Chairman.
The members of the Committee include Additional Chief Electoral Officer, Meghalaya, Expenditure Observer (to be nominated by CEO), Director, Information and Public Relations, Meghalaya, Deputy Director of Field Publicity, Shillong and W Rapheal Warjri, Media Plus, Media Representative. The Joint Chief Electoral Officer will be the Member Secretary.
The functions of the Committee is to decide on appeals against orders of the MCMC headed by the Additional CEO/District Election Officers on Certification of Advertisement as per ECI’s instructions, to examine all cases of paid news on appeal against the decision of District MCMCs and to take up suo moto action and direct the concerned DEO/ROs to issue notice to the candidates or political parties.