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Imphal witnesses waterlogging after continuous rainfall

Most parts of Imphal and its surrounding areas witnessed water logging due to continuous rainfall in the past 24 hours. 

The state witnessed incessant rainfall throughout Monday giving trouble to people across the state. Rain began to lash the state since late last afternoon. Due to continuous rainfall, there is water logging in many areas of Imphal and other parts of the state.   

Rain has left paddy farmers tense as harvesting of the crop is around the corner. 

More or less the entire region of Northeast India has been witnessing dry conditions since past few days, however now the weathermen expect rain to increase significantly over NMMT (Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura, according to Skymet Weather. 

 

The report said this aforementioned status will witness light to moderate showers with one or two heavy spells until October 21.

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AGP-BJP joint election committee formed

21 Mar 2009 - 11:38pm | Juthika Das
Though congress is beating doll-drums about their field in Barpeta parliamentary constituency, in realty the whole areas devoid of any such activities. There has been no upliftment of the constituency as a whole and the minorities in particular. Though the Congress party which forges alliance with the BPF claims its role in the development of the minorities, it has done nothing in practical. Even it has failed in providing rehabilitation to the riot hit people in the BTC during several occasions. Hence it becomes clear that this time in the ensuing LS election there is a plus point for the AGP nominee supported by BJP claimed Liyakat Ali Khan,MLA, Chenga and secy AGP dist. committee here in a meeting of the formation of the AGP-BJP election joint committee.

Khan also commented that there is hardly any difference between the current cong. Barpeta MP AF Golam Osmani and then current cong. nominee Ismile Hussain respectively.It is a matter of regret that Golam Osmani who turned his back to the problems of the people of Barpeta constituency after becoming the MP during his tenure,in the same way Ismile Hussain also did little for the development of Barpeta while he was an MLA and minister eight years back.

In that meeting AGP nominee Bhupen Roy said that the minority people of Barpeta constituency are disillusioned by the false assurances of congress. And this time it becomes sure that they are sure to cast negative votes against it. He claimed that he would become the winner by securing votes of all section of then voters irrespective of cast,creed and religion.

Ranjit Kr das, State president, BJP, Kisan Marcha reiterated his party's commitment to take every possible step fore the success of the AGP nominees.
The meeting held in the district AGP office represented by five district committees of both the parties constituted an election committee with MP Kumar Deepak Das (AGP), as president , Ranjit Kr Das (BJP) as Working president, Gunindra Nath Das (AGP), Naba Kr. Das(BJP), Dineswar Das (BJP) and Bijoy Sinha(AGP) as secretaries.

Golden langur World’s 25 Most Endangered Primates

31 Aug 2016 - 6:42pm | Drishana Kalita

The Golden langur (Trachypithecus geei) has now been listed in the World’s 25 Most Endangered Primates! It has been placed in this list due to extensive habitat fragmentation, habitat destruction and encroachment along its distribution range which has led to rapid population decline.

This was declared in a sessionunder chairmanship of Dr. Russell A. Mittermeier (Chair,International Union for Conservation of Natures Species Survival Commission Primate specialist Group (IUCN,SSC, PSG) in the joint congress of International Primatological Society and American Society of Primatologist which was held at Chicago, USA from 21st to 27th August 2016. Dr. Dilip Chetry, Head of Primate Research and Conservation Division of Aaranyak, Assam attended this conference which included 1500 participants from 56 countries.

Dr. Dilip Chetry also presented a talk on the Golden langur and Hoolock gibbon in Chicago. He told this correspondent that this is a positive development as the Golden langur will now draw the attention of global primatologists. For Assam, it is in the hands of the Government to act quickly and constructively to ensure a safe future for the golden langur. To give a new dimension to the conservation of the golden langur in particular and other wildlife in general, the Govt. should declare the “Ripu-Chirang Wildlife Sanctuary” with 590sq.km in the Manas Tiger Reserve and Kakoijana Wildlife Sanctuary (17sq.km) near Bogaigaon immediately, and also bring other areas under the protected areas network. The future of Golden langur is in the hands of mankind and the focus must be on education and awareness, habitat conservation, connecting the different forest fragments by forest corridors, habitat restorations, community participation and Trans-boundary conservation issues with Bhutan. Above all, both political will and public support are needed to achieve the goal of conservation. Dr. Chetry added that, “We are extremely hopeful that the people living near golden langur habitats will co-operate whole heartedly with the Forest Department, researchers, scientists and NGOs for the long-term conservation of golden langur which is the charismatic species of Bodoland Territorial Council. It can also be used as a “Flagship species” for the conservation of bio-biodiversity of this region.”

The Golden langur (Trachypithecus geei) is an endangered primate, endemic to the semi-evergreen and mixed-deciduous forests of Indo-Bhutan border. It has already been listed as endangered species in the IUCN Red List (2016) and Schedule-I species in Indian Wildlife Protection Act (1972). In India its distribution is confined between the rivers Manas in the east, Sankosh in the west, Brahmaputra in the south and extends to an area over 2500sq.km2. However at present approximately just 1400sq.km is remaining. In Bhutan its distribution is equally restricted and found in central Butan ranging between Sankosh River and the Chamkhar-Mange-Manas river complex.

All trains stand cancelled in NC hills

15 May 2008 - 7:04pm | editor
The Northeast Frontier Railway has been cancelled all trains in North Cachar hills distict as violence again erupts on Thursday. The crucial decision was taken following a series of attacks on railway stations and its employees for the last few days.

On Thursday, suspected DHD(J) militants killed a goods train driver in between Mupa and Kalachand area under Maibong police station in the hills district in the morning. Investigation is in progress.

On the other hand, the militants set on fire two trucks loaded with cement at Panimur in Umrangsu. Details are awaited. The DHD(J) militants bestly known as Black Widow have not so far claimed the responsibility. Notably, the violence took a break on Wednesday in the North Cachar hills district where 24 people died from Saturday to Tuesday.