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Wild jumbo tramples 1 to death

In yet another tragic incident, a youth was trampled to death by a loner wild jumbo in Paneri Tea Estate in Udalguri at about 10 pm on Saturday evening. The deceased has been identified as Jaichan Kujur (25). Locals told that Kujur was confronted by the loner while he was on his way back home.

It is pertinent here to mention that the man-elephant conflict has taken an ugly turn along the Indo-Bhutan border villages in Udalguri district claiming as 7 human lives and 8 elephant in 2017-18. 

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Recipient of The Annual Colosseum Awards 2014 & 2015 (by The Assam Tribune group), Shajid Khan is a journalist based in Tangla.In his stint of journalistic experience he has contributed numerous political, socio-political stories for bountiful national,international as well as Assam based publications. He also pens down analytic commentary on print and web based publications.

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GNLA militants killed

21 Feb 2014 - 11:17am | AT News

Three dreaded GNLA militants were killed at an encounter with security forces in Goalpara district on Friday.

The encounter took place at Krishnai along the Assam-Meghalaya border where the trio were killed on the spot. Security forces are fanning in and around the area in search of the Garo militants who have been spreading terror tentacles in the entire area in the form of extortion and abduction. 

Despite a ‘misrepresentation’, Guwahati Trade strike successful

18 Apr 2009 - 4:19pm | Daya Nath Singh

The traders strike in Guwahati against hike in trade license fees was a grand success despite a ‘misrepresentation’ by Kamrup Chamber of Commerce (KCC). All Guwahati Traders’ Association (AGTA), a federation of several retailers’ organizations gave a call for 12-hour trade strike on 18th April, in protest of three times hike in trade license fees by the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC). Another federation of merchants, namely, Assam Chamber of Commerce (ACC) also launched agitation on the same issue. But the Kamrup Chamber of Commerce (KCC), representing big business houses and wholesalers, controlling the economic affairs of Guwahati as well as the entire northeastern region, so far kept silence on the issue and on the eve of strike created confusion among the people announcing ‘withdrawal of strike’. It was interesting to note that an organization like KCC, which was not a party to the agitation, had a ‘secret discussion’ with the officials of the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) and announced the withdrawal of the strike for which it had not given a call. However, the retailers of the city fully aware of the facts did not pay attention to the rumors.

The retailers are the worst affected by GMC’s unilateral decision of hike in trade license fees. Most of small traders are not in position to earn even two meals a day for their family due to lack of capital to run their business. If they have to pay more on trade license fees and other taxes they would have to close down their business. The GMC officials do not respond to the memoranda and letters of the agitating organizations, instead they try to create misunderstanding through another organization of ‘their interest’. It has been alleged by the traders that the GMC has failed to provide even basic amenities and develop the markets, because of rampant corruption and that is why it does not try to collect funds from other resources by increasing its network to other spheres. Instead it always tries to impose more and more levies and taxes on those who abide by the law and pay them regularly. A number of traders, contractors and professionals carry on business without trade licenses, but the GMC does not dare to approach them. If all the traders are given trade licenses, the GMC may earn more money and even the present trade license fees could be reduced, feel traders. It is only possible by a clean and transparent management of the affairs, which the GMC lacks. However, due to Lok Sabha elections the GMC could not react being afraid of violation of code of conduct.

GNRC Media Fellows name declared

29 Mar 2012 - 8:59pm | editor

Three city based journalists have been selected for the next GNRC Media Fellowship programme, who are expected to start their activities from early next month. Selected fellows namely Nituparna Rajbongshi (Asomiya Pratidin), Prafulla Kumar Das (Ajir Dainik Batori) and Azhar Alam (Pratah Khabar) will study and report about the healthcare facilities and its accessibility to common people in northeast India. “We are planning to start the fellowship program from the first week of April. The selected fellows will receive a monthly stipend of Rs 10,000 /- each for three months,” informed Dr NC Bora, CMD of GNRC Hospitals. The GNRC Media Fellowship programme is run by the management of GNRC Hospitals in association with Guwahati Press Club.