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King cobra rescued & released

A King Cobra measuring about 12 feet was rescued after it wandered into a residence at No. 2 Line, Jiajuri, Nagaon on Wednesday. Green Guard Nature Organization rescue specialist Dulu Bora was informed by one Deben Nayak from the village who requested him to rush to prevent frightened villagers from killing the snake. Fortunately most people in the area have been sensitized and they waited for Dulu Bora to arrive and safely remove the snake from the village. It was later released back to the wilderness at Bagheghati, close to the Swang R.F., in the presence of forest staff from the Chapanala Beat Office, Nagaon. This is the 8th King Cobra, the world's largest venomous snake, to have been rescued from these areas close to the Karbi foothills in recent years by Sanctuary Wildlife Service Award winner Dulu Bora. PFA photos and a short video clip.

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Rituraj Phukan is the Chief Operating Officer, Walk For Water; District Manager, Assam, Nagaland & Manipur, The Climate Reality Project India and Secretary General of Green Guard Nature Organization.

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ULFA-KLNLF delegations in New Delhi; talks on Saturday

3 Sep 2011 - 3:24am | editor

An ULFA delegation arrived in Delhi on Friday to hold a crucial round of talks with the Centre on Saturday. Comprising the outfit’s finance secretary Chitraban Hazarika and deputy commander in chief Raju Baruah, the delegation is set to urge the Union home ministry to suspend army offensive aginast the outfit in view of the on going peace process. According to our Guwahati correspondent, before leaving for New Delhi at the Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, Hazarika refused to divulge the details of the Delhi trip.

In yet another development, a KLNLF delegation also arrived in the national capital on Thursday to hold a preliminary round of talks with the home ministry. Led by publicity secretary Rezzek Dera, the delegation is set to discuss the ground rules for reaching a meaningful round of talks with the Centre.

MVS Field station ready for wildlife welfare

22 Aug 2015 - 7:09pm | Subhamoy Bhattacharjee

Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) authority formally handed over the newly built MVS Field Station to Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) at a function in Diphu, the district head quarter of Karbi Anglong, Assam today.

Pradip Signar, the honourable Executive Member (Forest) of Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) handed over the facility in presence of  Dr. Abhijit Rabha, Additional PCCF of Karbi Anglong Forest Department.  Signar wished that the rescue and rehabilitation center will bear fruit in building the bridge between people and wildlife in the hill district of Assam.

While welcoming the august gathering at the inauguration of the MVS field station, Dr Abhijit Rabha, Additional PCCF –Karbi Anglong told that the partnership of KAAC and WTI has been historic so far and has resulted in many conservation milestones for Karbi Anglong hills. 

 The handing over ceremony was organized jointly by Karbi Anglong Forest Department, KAAC and WTI at 8 kilo, on Diphu- Lumding road near Morat Longri Wildlife Sanctuary. 

Senior officials of both forest and civil authorities of the council were present at the function. Divisional Forest Officers of West Karbi Anglong Division and Working Plan Division along with Village Headmen, frontline staff and local people of the area attended the event.

 Dr. Bhaskar Choudhury, Regional Head & Head Vet, Dr. Daoharu Baro, veterinarian, oDilip Deori, Manager, Yuri Pator, Bosrsali Teron and Amitabha Choudhury, officials of WTI represented the organisation at the event.  

 Commissioned in 2005, the jointly run MVS Satellite facility of Karbi Anglong has been operated from Diphu from a temporary shelter as a joint project of KAAC, Karbi Anglong Forest Department and WTI. Now it has got a permanent office. This unit was started at a temporary shelter area for holding small animals and birds provided by the forest department. In the last ten years of its operation, this facility has handled around 300 rescue cases and 41.32 % of animals were release back to the wild. The prime wildlife cases attended by the Karbi Anglong MVS team are Asian Elephant, Clouded Leopard, Eastern Hoolock Gibbon, slow Loris which are mostly the endangered species of the landscape. 

Tinsukia: B’deshis get 72-hour deadline to quit

12 Aug 2008 - 2:34pm | editor
As many as 22 students bodies and youth organisations have set a 72 hour ultimatum to the illegal Bangladeshi people in Tinsikia to quit the district. Talking to Assam Times over telephone from Tinsukia, the leaders of these organizations said if these people in question fail to follow the instruction they will face the music. The groups include the Tai Ahom Yuva Parishad, Bengali Yuva Chatra Parishad, and Bhojpuri Students’ Union, Tinsukia district units of AASU, AJYCP, All Assam Muttock Yuva Chatra Sanmilan, All Moran Students’ Union, ATTSA, TMPK.

They said the deadline hour begins on Tuesday morning. The organization leaders decided to issue the ultimatum at a meeting on Monday organized to intensify the agitation for detecting and deporting the illegal Bangladeshis in the district.