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Manipur researcher killed in Delhi

Despite stringent measures racial attacks on the north eastern people refuse to die down outside the region. Yet another person was killed in New Delhi sending shock and anger in the entire region.

Identified as Jirang Kengo, the research fellow with the Tata Institute of Social Science was stabbed to death a couple of days back at his own house in the capital.

His body was recovered on Wednesday night from his house at Kotla in New Delhi. Police further found a sharp knife beside his body. The incident is believed to have taken place two or three days back. Police investigation is going on. But the miscreants are yet to be picked up.

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Rhino census underway in Kaziranga

25 Mar 2015 - 11:41pm | AT News

Despite being riddled by non stopped rhino poaching incidents, a rare dose of good news awaits Kaziranga National Park.

The world heritage site is likely to see the increase in the rhino population. A two days rhino census has begun on Thursday morning. 

A team of experts from the Wildlife Institute of India, National Tiger Conservation Authority, ministry of environment and forests is overseeing the operation  concluding on Friday.

KNP park officials told Assam Times that the results are expected to be available on Mach 29.

Cattle smugglers arrested

6 Sep 2019 - 7:34pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

Police launched a crackdown on illegal cattle smugglers and arrested ten persons on Thursday evening at Srirampur area in Kokrajhar district.

Police apprehended a truck bearing registration number AS-01GC-3837 carrying 16 cattle illegally from West Bengal bound for Bangladesh via Meghalaya.

Police  also arrested Arun Lyngdoh and Munna Saikia alias Ikram Hussain, president and secretary of the All India Livestocks Trader and Transporters Association, as they were escorting the illegal cattle truck.

Police so far apprehended ten persons involved in this incident. An FIR has been registered with Gossaigaon police station in this regard with case no.388/2019, U/S 120(B)/353/420/506 IPC,R/W Sec.11(1)(a)(d)(e)(h) of PCA Act,1960 and R/W Sec.192(A)/194/199 MV Act.

Speaking the reporters Kokrajhar SP Rajen Singh 54 cases have been registered against the cattle smuggLERS in Kokrajhar district in last four years.

According to records, 19 each cases were registered in 2016 and 2017,seven case registered in 2018 and nine in 2019 respectively.

Rd Burman Memorial Music Competition On January 5

18 Dec 2018 - 11:08am | Prantik Deka

An all-round musician and a trendsetter, RD Burman, better known as ‘Pancham da’, was one of the most prolific music directors that India had ever produced. The iconic music maestro revolutionized the music scene in the country forever. 

It’s heartening to know that music lovers of the city will get a rare opportunity to relive the evergreen compositions of the legendary RD. A music competition on the occasion of RD Burman’s 25th death anniversary, organised under the aegis of North East RD Burman Fan Club, is scheduled to be held on January 5 at the District Library in Guwahati. The winning contestants stand to gain cash prizes, certificates and a trophy. There will be separate categories for men and women and the contestants will have to perform from 30 RD-composed numbers selected for each category. On the other hand, RD Burman Fan Club will sponsor a music video on the winner of the competition. The minimum age limit for the competition is 16 years. The singing contest will be followed by a cultural show where various well-known and upcoming artistes of Assam will perform and pay tribute to the legend. A souvenir on Pancham will also be launched on the occasion.

The participants can collect their forms from the address : Borbora Building, 2nd Floor, Rajgarh, newr 2nd Byelane, Guwahati-3. The last day of submission of forms is January 3. The interested participants can also contact at the numbers: 87619-43543, 9864097635, 86380-46388 and 98640-10410 for further enquiries.