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NGO pleas to companies to switch to paper

The Udalguri district chapter of Aranya Suraksha Samiti, Asom made a fervent appeal to all the plastic and polythene bags manufacturing companies to convert their manufacturing machines into paper and cloth bag producing machines for the betterment of our environment and this unique step would help the thousands of workers to remain glued in their professions without fears.

The press communique of the nature organisation issued on Saturday by its secretary, Rewati Raman Sapkota further informed that this suggestion of machine conversion was already sent to the Ministry of Industries and the Prime Minister ,Narendra Modi so that it could take steps instantly relieving the thousands of workers and industries from being jobless.

The Udalguri district chapter of  Aranya Suraksha Samiti, Asom has  also hailed Union government's decision to make India totally plastic free nation and appealed to the government to suggest the concerned plastic and polythene bags manufacturing industries to take up the conversion of their machines to manufacture eco friendly bio degradable paper and cloth bags.

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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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According to information, the villager waved his clothes tied to a bamboo pole to signal the approaching Guwahati-Dimapur Jansatabdi Express train to stop. He came to notice the sleepers below five-meter stretch of the railway tracks missing while crossing the tracks.

The speeding train managed to stop at about 500 metres from the location, sources said. Senior railway officials who rushed there and passengers rewarded the villager.