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Poachers kill guard, rhino

Poachers have killed a rhinoceros and a forest guard at an encounter at the Rajiv Gandhi national park on Wednesday. The encounter took place early in the morning where four poachers faced the forest guard after they killed a full grown rhino.

Identified as Sushil Seal, he was a home guard who was killed during the cross fire between the poachers and the forest guard.  
A Mk 1 .303 rifle, one pistol and cartridges have also been recovered from the spot.

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City bus service at night

1 Oct 2015 - 6:06am | AT News

In a move that would encourage the late night commuters in Guwahati, the Assam State Transport Corporation is introducing night services across the city from Thursday. ASTC officials told Assam Times that the corporation initially is running 20 on three arterial routes from 8 at night.

“Our buses will ply on the Khanapara round trip covering Panbazar, Adabari, Basistha Chariali while another route will cover from Jalukbari to Khanapara via Adabari-Uzanbazar-Ganeshguri. The third route will cover from the Forest Gate to ISBT via Noonmati, Uzanbazar, Jalukbari,” said an ASTC official. The fares against the night bus service would be 50 per cent more than the existing fare of city buses.

Hills Welfare Society gifts rest house for Gaonburas

30 Mar 2013 - 6:30pm | Anup Biswas

Kailan Daulagupu, President, Jadikhe Naisho Hosom, Dimasa Apex body inaugurated the Gaon Bura Rest House in presence of Sri Subrata Thaosen, President Hills Welfare Society, Sri Debolal Gorlosa, Secretary, Hills Welfare Society, Sri Anil Daolagupu, President, All Dima Hasao GB Association and all the Gaon Buras of Dima Hasao on Saturday at Gdain Raji in Haflong.

This Gaon Bura Rest House was constructed by the then DHD (J) and gifted to the All Dima Hasao GB Association ceremonially by the Hills welfare Society of former DHD (J) members. The GBs of Dima Hasao always hold high respect in the society but they were not having such accommodation facilities in Haflong town. The GBs coming from far flung of the district had to stay of their own. Keeping in this mind the Hills Wefare Society has gifted this rest house to them.

In this connection a well attended meeting was held with Sri Anil Daolagupu, President, All Dima Hasao GB Association in the chair wherein Sri Kailan Daulagupu, President, Jadikhe Naisho Hosom attended as the chief guest while Sri Subrata Thaosen, President Hills Welfare Society, Sri Debolal Gorlosa, Secretary, Hills Welfare Society, Monoj Gorlosa, Rabin Langthasa, GB, Haflong, Ron Kemprai etc attended as the guest of honour.

Sri Debolal Gorlosa, Secretary, Hills Welfare Society speaking on the occasion disclosed that after the ceasefire of DHD (J), they realized that the Gaon Buras who helped them a lot during their movement, but these GBs of the district though holding high respect in the society were not having accommodation facility in Haflong town, they had to stay at Haflong for various official works of their own spending a lot. Then they thought of such a rest house for the GBs and today they were very much happy to handover this rest house them.

All the GBs attending the occasion opined that this act of Hills Welfare Society definitely deserve the appreciation from all since it is the first of its kind in the history of Dima Hasao.

Sri Anil Daolagupu, President, All Dima Hasao GB Association said ‘ it was really a happy moment for the Gaon Buras of Dima Hasao to have a rest house in the name All Dima Hasao GB Association and of course, the members of Hills Welfare Society have shown respect to these GBs . He hoped that the members of Hills Welfare Society would such commendable works in future also.Sri Kailan Daulagupu, President, Jadikhe Naisho Hosom as the chief guest said that the members of Hills Welfare Society the former DHD(J) definitely deserve the appreciation from all since they have set a record in the history of Dima Hasao.

 

Police firing toll goes up to 4

23 Aug 2014 - 9:46pm | AT News

Yet another person died on Saturday three days after he sustained injury in Golaghat police firing. 

Identified as Gokul Barik, the 20-year-old daily wage earner succumbed to his injuries in the wee hours at a Guwahati hospital.

Baraik was injured in Wednesday's police firing in Golaghat. He was admitted to Jorhat hospital with bullet injury and later referred to Guwahati. With this, the toll in Golaghat police firing has gone up to 4.

At least seven organisations, which called an indefinite shutdown of the district to protest the state government's failure to handle the recent violence in the inter-state border, also called off the shutdown on Thursday night. /