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Community workshop by Aranyak

Nameri National Park: Aranyak is a biodiversity conservation society of North-East India. It organized a workshop on Eco-Camp of Nameri National Park (a tourist resort) on tiger conservation and its problem in NNP. The Brahamaputra valley in Assam is an important stronghold of the Royal Bengal Tiger (Panthera Tigris) in India and facing serious anthropogenic threats that may lead to extinction in future. The Nameri National Park is one of the designated tiger reserves in Assam. As per the latest tiger census carried out by Forest Department, approximately 37 tigers were found in the park. This accounts for 10.6% of the total tiger population of Assam.

The organizer invited a variety of selected community members and other stakeholders from around the tiger reserve and the parks. The purpose of this workshop was to involve and make the participants aware of the various conservation problems and issues prevailing in and around the park, followed by identification, prioritization and preparation of strategies to solve those problems. Their interest in the workshop was to give a platform to establish a network among the stakeholders interested or involved in tiger conservation to share ideas and information.

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OIL office sealing: Student bodies cry foul

15 Oct 2007 - 4:53am | pbaruah
Assam's students bodies blame it all on the OIL chairman MR Pasrija for the sealing of its office in New Delhi.

The leaders of the All Assam Students' Union (AASU) here demand proper inquiry into the whole incident and that the report should be made public.

They also demanded to turn the Duliajan administrative office of the company into a full-fledged corporate office.

President of All Moran Students’ Union Birinchi Moran, expressed deep anguish over the incident saying the headquarters of public sector companies such as the OIL and ONGC should be shifted to Assam.

Duliajan regional unit of the AASU says normal functioning of the office has been severely hampered due to the sealing.

In a statement, Anil Gogoi and Mahendra Dutta both president and general secretary urge OIL authorities to ensure that important documents are not lost or damaged as a result of the sealing.

A day after the New Delhi-based corporate office of the Oil India Limited was sealed by Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) officials on Friday, reactions have started pouring in, specially with the AASU flaying the OIL higher-ups, particularly CMD, for the whole incident.

Notably, the OIL, which houses in a rented premises at 5 Sikander Road in New Delhi, was sealed on Friday by the MCD.

This, it may be added, was done in conformity with the Supreme Court ruling in which the apex court had asked the MCD to seal all commercial establishments located in residential areas of the national capital.

Gogoi hands over appointment letters to 26,000 teachers

20 May 2012 - 10:37pm | editor

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi gave away the appointment letters to 26000 TET successful candidates at a function in Guwahati on Sunday. In his address, the chief minister said that the government was committed to providing jobs to the eligible persons and on its policy the government had recruited 26,100 eligible youths for the teachers post.


Education and Health Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarmah said that the government is prepared to recruit 29,000 teachers in September. Parliamentary Secretary of Education Department Rekibuddin Ahmed, former Assam Education Minister Gautam Bora and other officials of the state education department were also present at the occasion.


Among the 26,100 appointed teachers, 18,297 posts are for primary schools, 2,120 posts for upper primary (science) and 5,732 posts for upper primary (social science).
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ASDC-BJP stage Dharn at Haflong

28 Nov 2012 - 5:04pm | Anup Biswas

In protest against the proposed extension of the term of Dima Hasao Autonomous Council& in demand of holding the Autonomous Council election in time,the Autonomous State Demand Committee (ASDC) Dima Hasao District Committee, Haflong & Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Dima Hasao District Committee, Haflong staged Dharna in front the office of the Deputy Commissioner, Dima Hasao on Tuesday.

They were shouting ‘no extension, hold election’ etc. etc

Later they submitted a memorandum the Governor of Assam thorugh the Deputy Commissioner detailing the grievances and the demands of the people of Dima Hasao.

They requested the Governor of Assam to disallow the extension of the term of the present Executive Committee of Dima Hsao Autonomous Council (DHAC) in which the validity of the five -year term of office with respect to them being as elected members expire in December 2012, nor to let the Council be run under the Hon'ble Governor's rule without immediately issuing the notification for the election even in the case of dissolution of the Council and (ii) to hold the general election to Autonomous Council in Dima Hasao district immediately. It was stated that it was high time the Govt. issued the notification for the election before the expiry of the term of the DHAC, as the five year term of office in respect of the existing elected members of the Council is going to expire in December, 2012. But the government has still not set the date for the election to Autonomous Council in Dima Hasao district. In fact, Dima Hasao district has been subjected to deprivations not-only in the field of socio-economic, educational, cultural and other aspects but also even on the democratic rights as it has been a regular feature that the Council elections in Dima Hasao District have been delayed.