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Sal logs seized

KOKRAJHAR: Forest department in Chirang, seized several numbers of tractors and trucks which were carrying illeglly felling sal timbers from Selekaguri, Shantipur, Deosri area under Runikata forest range on Thursday in Chirang district.

The seized timbers are kept now at Runikata forest range office.

Recently,forest department officials have seized a large number of smuggling timbers at Kachugaon in Kokrajhar district.

The seized timbers  are valued at Rs.20.

The forest department has been taking stern measures to check timber smuggling in the region and necessary deployments are made so far, said a senior forest official in BTAD.

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APCC poll panel meets

27 Jan 2014 - 9:03am | AT News

APCC poll panel will meet on Monday to prepare panels of candidates for each of the Lok Sabha constituencies.

Internal observers are expected to submit their findings on Monday on the winnable candidates after touring the  constituencies.

The poll panel is scheduled to meet at 3 in the afternoon at the Hotel Greenwood in Khanapara.

The panels would be sent to the AICC poll committee in New Delhi for screening.   

No respite from sweltering heat

25 Apr 2014 - 11:58am | AT News

A record nearly 41 degree Celsius heat seems to have turned the state into a boiling pot.

There is hardly any hope of respite during the next couple of days if the weathermen are to be believed.

The soaring heat and humidity level is attributed to some development of cyclonic winds in the northwest Bay of Bengal, which diverted the monsoon winds.

The Regional Meteorological Centre at Borjhar has forecast no change in weather conditions in the next 72 hours.

The 38.5 degrees Celsius temperature broke 33 year old record last year. In June 1979, Guwahati recorded a maximum temperature of 38.4 degrees Celsius.
But the 40 degree degree Celsius has set new record during the last couple of days.
The unbelievable degree of soaring temperature in the “cruelest” April have given the people no less inconvenience.

Schools and colleges in several districts have been remaining closed.

Pedestrians have no option but the tread the burning roads. Some sort of respite is expected in the juice vendors.

“But the respite is momentary. The sun is not shining. Its burning,” said Porixita Bora.     


Another pedestrian said that they can’t keep themselves confined to their homes.

“Frequent power cuts often add to the woes,” he told Assam Times.

A soaring mercury level forced the authorities to keep schools and colleges closed in Guwahati on Friday and Saturday. But a section of the private schools opened in the city.

Kamrup (Metro) district administration has asked all schools and colleges to remain closed on Friday and Saturday because of unprecedented heat.

The Goalpara district administration has also followed the suit asking the schools and college goers to keep at home to get rid of the sweltering heat on Friday and Saturday.


Teachers Day without TV Show

5 Sep 2014 - 8:29pm | Hantigiri Narzary
At a time when Ministry of HRD instructed to observe the Teachers’ Day with live show speech of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Ultapani ME School along the Indo-Bhutan international border observed the occasion without facility of Live Show through TV or any internet in Kokrajhar district on Friday.

BTC education department observed the teachers day at Basic Training Centre in Kokrajhar and falicitated retired teachers. The School Management Committee (SMC) and School authority jointly observed the day with various colourful programme at school complex. The school authority has also felicitated noted senior citizen and founder president of SMC Harkeswar Brahma and Dhol Bahadur Gurung on the occasion.

A quiz and poem writing competition among students was also organised and winner students given away prizes.