Wild jumbos create terror
UDALGURI: The fury of wild jumbos continous unabated at Indo-Bhutan border villages in Udalguri.The Borengabari villagers near Ghagra are being frequented by wild jumbos every night as a result of which the villagers are spending sleepless nights. What has added to the woes of the villagers is the negligence of the forest authorities who despite repeated calls for patrolling the village leave the villagers to their fate.
In yet another incident the dwelling house of Pratima Kumar wife of Lt. Dibakar Kumar was vandalized by wild jumbos on Saturday night. "We were in the other room when a herd entered our courtyard and vandalized the room" said Ritumoni Kumar a B.A 6th semester student of Tangla College. "I have made several calls to the local forest office of Santipur but to no avail and they keep on making lame excuses leaving us to our fate" She added.
Another villager Tankeswar Deka said, "The forest office is just 3 kms away from our village but they never comes to our rescue the forest department has miserably failed in protecting our lives and properties." He also questioned that if such is the situation what is the use of such department. A villager on condition of anonymity stated that if the forest department doesn't wake up from its deep slumber as a measure of self defense we will take retialatory action against wild elephants .
The frequenting of the jumbos incident has casted a dark shadow over the poverty striken agagrian villagers who finds it hard to meet the daily needs. "The herd has been creating menace in the area which have descended down from hills in search of food. The elephants damaged houses and destroyed crops of several bighas in the area " said Nilotpal Kashyap a nature lover of the area.
The villagers have been spending sleepless nights for the last couple of days in fear of the elephants, he added. The forest department has also not been able to chase away the herds.
23 Jan 2008 - 2:06pm | editor
Several Guwahati based working journalists and writers including noted author Nirupama Bargohain and veteran journalist Dhirendranath Chakravorty have made an appeal to the people of Assam and the Northeast to hoist the Indian National Flag atop their houses and in their own localities on the occasion of 59th Republic Day of the country on January 26. In a statement they said that the Republic Day of the country should be celebrated by the citizens in recognition to the sacrifices made by the martyrs, who accepted martyrdom to wrest liberty for their compatriots. Many of their colleagues also under underwent tremendous hardship to free the country from the colonial yoke.
The people of the state should remember those martyrs and freedom fighters on occasions like Independence Day and the Republic Day by hoisting the Tricolour in a befitting manner, said the signatories of the appeal.
They also made an appeal to the people of the city to take part in the function being organized by them on the Guwahati Press Club campus at 11 a.m. on January 26 on the occasion of the Republic Day. Four militant outfits of Northeast have already imposed a ban on the celebration of Republic Day and also called for a General Strike on that day in the region.
The signatories of the appeal also include Rupam Baruah, Ajit Patowary, Nava Thakuria, Hiten Mahanta, Ranen Kumar Goswami, Bhupen Bargohain, Promode Kalita, Girin Karji, Kumud Das, Manish Goswami, Sabita Lahkar and Mukul Kalita.
22 Aug 2016 - 8:53pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau
Police apprehended a suspected over ground worker/sympathizer of NDFB-S identified as Paulina Basumatary 22, wife of a NDFB-S cadre Compounder alias Khaose from No 1 Nandipur village under Kachugaon police station in Kokrajhar district .
Police said Rs 15,000 (extorted from Audung Bazar area) have been recovered from her possession which was supposed to be handed over to NDB-S cadre.
She was working as a channel of communication between the NDFB-S cadres and over ground worker in that area through her husband. She has been playing a very important role in siphoning off extortion money to the outfit in Myanmar through the OGWs/sympathisers.
15 Sep 2012 - 5:45am | Ritupallab Saikia
A minor explosion has taken place at Bengenakhowa Grant near F.C.I. godown here in Golaghat today at around 8.30 P.M. The local people heard an explosion which created panicky amongst the people. SP and DC of Golaghat had visited the spot. “After inspecting the spot we have not found any explosive material and once we complete the investigation, we will know what led to the explosion” said R U Laskar, Superintendent of Police, Golaghat.