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Celebrating Hima Das..

Hima Das won her 5th Gold in a row, in July 2019.

And her fans are now flooding her Twitter timeline: Hima's Twitter folowers abut to touch 200,000! Her fans include the President of India, Sachin Tendulkar, Amitabh Bacchan, Bollywood stars to name a few.

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Celebrating Hima Das's 5th Gold

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Bid on to disrupt peace process: Pramod Gogoi

14 Feb 2008 - 4:50am | editor
Assam CPI leader Pramod Gogoi has apprehended a some people in Assam have been trying to disrupt the peace process. The arrest of PCG member Lachit Bordoloi, lawyer Nekibur Zaman are clear indications of this nefarious design. Mr Gogoi, also asked the government to clear the air on startling revelations of PCG member Hiranya Saikia.

Concretization of Digholipukhuri – an environmental jeopardy

19 Jan 2016 - 6:57pm | AT News

The historic Digholipukhuri, located in central Guwahati, has been facing perils of different nature since many years, rubbish dumping, water pollution  as well as lack of maintenance. The administration’s most recent decision to build a concrete embankment around the shore of Digholipukhuri, in the guise of its beautification, has become a cause of great alarm among environmental activists of the region. Aaranyak, an NGO pioneering biodiversity conservation in Assam since 1989, has raised questions on the ecological consequences that would lead from such concretization of the Digholipukhuri. 

Dr.BibhabTalukdar, Secretary General of Aaranyak, has pointed out that a concrete embankment at the shore would cause grave damages to the ecological equilibrium of the pond and its ecosystem. The obstructive concrete between the pond water and shoreline could even lead to death of fish and turtles, caused due to misbalance in aquatic physio-chemical composition. Furthermore, if the vegetated area at the edge of the pond, which would normally provide shelter, places to feed, breeding and nesting areas of aquatic life including fish and turtle and tortoise, is cleared and built over, it would completely destroy the needed PH balance and oxygen content in the Digholipukhuri.

Dr. Talukdar, while commending the intent of beautifying the Digholipukhuri, has seriously urged the concerned authorities to reevaluate the decision keeping in mind the ecological services and encourage the district authorities to consult with experts to ensure that the wetland quality of Dighalipukhuri, which is a historic wetland is not compromised. There are many eco-friendly ways of enhancing the pristine beauty of Digholipukhuri, and the ideal way forward would be to undertake such procedures in consultation with environmental experts. Dr.Talukdar added that Aaranyak is equipped as well as prepared to lend assistance to the district administration, in this regard.


Narrow escape for Rajdhani Express

2 Apr 2010 - 4:10am | editor

A major disaster was averted when some passengers of an Assam bound passenger train managed to douse fire sparks in Kanpur on Thursday. The incident took place near Kanpur in the evening as the Rajdhani Express from New Delhi was bound for Dibrugarh. Some passengers of the train talked to the authorities as they came to see fire sparks in their compartment. They furthur tried to douse it after the train halted. Fire brigade rushed to the spot but by then the situation was brought under control. However, there was no report of any casualty.