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Naga miscreant killed in firing

A Naga miscreant was killed in a heavy exchange of fire in Doldoli Reserve Forest in Karbi Anglong district along the Assam-Nagaland border during an anti-encroachment drive on Monday.

According to information, the incident took place when gunmen from across the border fired upon security personnel and workers engaged in the eviction operation forcing the police to retaliate where the miscreant was killed.

An AK-series assault rifle and a pistol were recovered from the deceased.


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Foundation stone of Modern Organic Market

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Chief Minister Mr. Tarun Gogoi laying the foundation stone of 'Modern Organic Market' to be set by Assam State Marketing Board at a cost of Rs 20 crores at Panjabari, Guwahati on 09-07-08. Pix by UB Photos.

Sanskrit for moral teaching

14 Aug 2017 - 11:44am | Shajid Khan

“Sanskrit language is mother of almost all Indian languages where we get the first hand information of our ancient art and culture of a civilized society when the rest of the earth was under the cover of darkness, Basanta Sarmah.

In his address at a function in Udalguri to mark the Sanskrit day, the chief of the Mangaldai Sanskrit Tol said that the Sanskrit language is an easy language to understand and one’s good will power requires to use it in the everyday conversation.

The Sanskri Divash which got underway with the Mangalacharana by the borders of Vanavashi Kalyan Asharam girls’ hostel was chaired by Nalaini Kanta Sarmah, principal of Udalguri Sangaveda Viswashanti Sanskrit Tol while Dipak Sarmah, district coordinator of Sanskrit Bharati, Udalguri anchored the wwhole programme. Haliram Basumatary, retired judge introduced the guests using Sanskrit language in his speech while Rudra Shastri of Sanskrit Bharati Udalguri explained the purpose of the Sanskrit Divash. Appointed speaker of the daylong programme Ananta Chetia of Sanskrit Bharati from Dibrugarh, Tapan Rajbongshi of Sanskrit Bharati and Chiranjeeb Chetia of Mangaldoi College appealed to the general public in general and students in particular to use Sanskrit language in their daily conversations within their friends circle to popularize the most civilized language in the world.

Bidyapati Dahal, a renown Sanskrit scholar of Udalguri and author of a good number of books in Sanskrit and Nepali language also spoke on the occasion and expressed his satisfaction for the initiatives taken up by the Sanskrit Bharati to make Sanskrit popular in the society. It is to be noted that Dahal was felicitated very recently by the Sanskrit University, Nalbari on the occasion of Sanskrit divash. The students who have cleared the Sanskrit Prathama and Dwitiya Dikshya were also distributed with certificates and the best students were also awarded. It is to be noted that the proceeding of the meeting was entirely conducted using the classical language as medium of instruction for the first time in Udalguri.

Thousands joined hands to protect flora faunas near Indo-Bhutan border

29 Nov 2009 - 1:19am | Jayanta Kumar Das

More than thousand people, mostly students and woman attended a huge rally at Nonaikhat village near Indo –Bhutan international border on November 26 to create awareness among people for the conservation of nature and wildlife. A one km long procession from Garuajhar High School to Nonaikhat chouk had been a spectacular one. Participants holding play cards with slogans like- “Wild animals are friends not enemy” ;”No tree no life”;”Control global warming”;”Save wild animals” etc rocked the wayside border villages. According to the villagers the programme had been a never before event in the areas which would help to check forest destruction.

The day long programme was organized by Green Valley forest and Wildlife protection Society of Nonaipara in personal association with a few nature loving government officers like Dr. SS Meenakshisundaram,DC Udalguri; DN Hazarika,Circle Officer, Harisinga Revenue Circle, assisted by forest officers Bharat Deka, Kushal Deka; SPO Chandra Deka; Shahiruddin Ahmed ,Headmaster of Balipara KM High School etc.

The rally originated at Balipara near Kalaigaon at 5 am on November 26. 51 boys and girls with play cards and banners moved in several vehicles to Hatigarh ( 30 km away) where a rally was arranged attended by several hundred villagers. A procession was organized from Ghagra to Beltola Chariali ,where the rally was presided over by D.N. Hazarika, Circle Officer,Harisinga revenue Circle. Several dignitaries namely - environmentalist Debanga Mahaliya, Hony. Wildlife Warden and senior journalist Bhargab Kumar Das etc addressed the people stressing the need for conservation of remaining flora and faunas of Assam, followed by a mammoth procession of more than thousand students, teachers and woman of several nearby schools and villages marching forward to the play ground of Faster Writing English School. D.N.Hazarika, Circle Officer ,who accompanied the procession addressed the huge gathering and requested all to come forward to take the responsibility of protecting nature and wildlife. Hiten Baishya of WWF Assam and prominent lady of the area Dakuna Newar also spoke a few words on the occasion. Later she told this correspondent that such programmes could have helped a lot if arranged earlier. Haladhar Kalita Forest Range Officer, Nonai Range Office guided media persons and a few students and nature loving people to Jalimukh, the most enchanting point of Nonai forest at the end of the day.

Ananta Bagh,CEO of Green Valley Forest and Wildlife Protection Society ( a Nonaipar based NGO engaged in conservational activities in the District ) was in all praise for his team members –Golap Behra,Arif Khan,Mahendra Subba,Firoz Ansari and Pradum Pradhan for their distinguished service to the noble cause of protecting nature and wildlife. He told this correspondent at Nonai Range Office that lack of awareness among the villagers had cost lives of so many animal and man. It needs mention that 10 wild elephants and 14 people had already lost their lives in Udalguri district in recent three months in the name of so called man-elephant conflict. All sections of people have welcomed the initiative mooted out by a few new generation crusaders at a time when forest areas have been shrinking day by day. The recent rally organized by these village people would be significant at a time when Union Forest and Environment Minister Joyram Ramesh remarked that the rate of forest destruction and rate of tiger’s death in India had been highest in Assam during 2009.