Much to utter fear and panic a herd of wild elephants was moving without any hindrance in Tezpur town on Friday evening. The herd comprising 11 wild elephants including 3 calves who left the flooded Kaziranga arrived in the town in the wee hours triggering panic among the local residence of Kumargaon area.
Suddenly, the elephants stormed into a house premises and silently halted for nearly an hour and left without causing any damage of life and property.
After the brief halt, they started moving towards an open field in the outskirt of the town much to the relief of the local residents who got panicky. Again in the evening the local residents refused to come out of their houses fearing the presence of wild elephants.
For the past several years, the Kukis of Manipur in Northeast India have been observingSeptember 13as “Black Day” (Sahnit Nikho in local Thadou dialect) to remember the death of hundreds of Kukis during the Kuki-Naga clashes in the 1990s.
September 13, 1993 was the highest number of Kukis killed on a single day by the Naga Lim Guard and the Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland led by Isak Chishi Swu and Thuingaleng Muivah (NSCN-IM).
Since 1994, the Kuki people across India and abroad have observed the day with mass prayers for peace, love and security. On this day, Kuki households put up a black flag and abstain from participating in entertainment programs.
GUWAHATI: The United Liberation Front of Asom(I) has urged the various organizations not to invite the Delhi based political leaders and bureaucrats to lecture them on Assam and its history. The appeal came out in a statement to the media a day after GK Pillai called the proscribed rebel outfit and its military head Paresh Baruah outdated. The outfit has reiterated its commitment to carry out the armed struggle for an independent Assam. ULFA(I) called the former Union home secretary's statement childish and disgusting who does not know the history of Assam and its people. They said ULFA(I) needs no longer any certificate from any Delhi-based political leaders and bureaucrats.
Dispur Hospital on Saturday will conduct an evening OPD clinic at Guwahati Press Club (GPC) where Dr Raj Kr Dutta (medicine) will be available for free consultations to the GPC members along with their dependents. The camp, where the participants will also get the opportunity to check their blood pressure, will start at 4 pm and conclude by 6 pm.