Pangolin rescued in Kokrajhar
Kokrajhar: A Pangolin (Banrow) was rescued at Bhotgaon this afternoon in Kokrajhar today. People from the greater Bhotgaon area thronged in large number to see the Pangolin, a rare species found in Chakrashila wildlife in Kokrajhar.
The Pangolin was noticed by local people inside a hole of a residential area at Bhotgaon under Kokrajhar Police Station and immediately informed to the Forest department.
Forest department and IFAW workers reached at the spot and rescued the Pangolin (Banrow) and safely taken to Choraikola rescued centre of wildlife in Kokrajhar.
"he Pangolin (Banrow) was rescued safely from Bhotgaon area and taken to Choraikola rescue centre and medical treatment will be provided to the Pangolin", said a forest department official.
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Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh is scheduled to visit Kokrajhar on Saturday in the time of ethnic clash that has so far left 42 people killed. Dr Singh, who happens to be a Rajya Sabha member from Assam, is set to visit the refugee camps during his day long visit to the worst-hit district. The prime minister is likely to visit parts of Chirang district along with Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi to take stock of the situation.
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Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi is confident that Congress would retain power in the next Assembly elections are held this year. alking to reporters on Thursday, he said that his party is sure of poll victory in the 2016 polls. According to him, the voters are dissatisfied with the way BJP is handling the problem.
He admitted that 2014 was not good on political front for the party and that they took Lok Sabha poll result as a wake-up call.
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The Adivasi groups are all set for a fresh agitation demanding Scheduled Tribe (ST) status. The action is starting with a seven-hour rail blockade on December 19 when Parliament will be holding its winter session.
The decision to launch the massive agitation was finalized at a recent Adivasi National Convention where the angry leaders decided to step up protests against the BJP led NDA government at the Centre since before election the party promised it.
The convention is an umbrella body of 17 Adivasi organisations, including five militant groups in ceasefire.
Adivasi leader Birsing Munda told Assam Times on Saturday that its members would block tracks in Kokrajhar, Mazbat in Darrang, Rangapara in Biswanath and Bokajan in Golaghat districts from 6am to 1pm as part of their agitation.
“Now we have decided to mobilise our members to step up protest politically ahead of the Lok Sabha elections in 2019. We demand that the Centre clear the process to accord ST status to the Adivasis during the winter session of Parliament, failing which we will continue to fight against the BJP," Munda said.
He is a former "commander-in-chief" of the Birsa Commando Force, one of the five militant groups that laid down arms following an appeal from the Centre in 2012.
They demanded that the number of designated camps for members of the militant groups be increased from five which are not sufficient for more than 1,200 cadres. The organisations also demanded an increase in their monthly stipend of Rs 3,000.
The convention will also organise a daylong protest at Joypur in Kokrajhar district on December 23, demanding justice to the families of 80 Adivasi villagers who were gunned down by suspected NDFB (Songbijit) militants on December 23, 2014. They will also organise a rally here on February 15 on the same demands.