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Moderate quake hits Manipur

A low intensity 3.2 earthquake jolted Manipur on Sunday morning striking panic button for many people who feared the rerun of the 2015 jolt. 

The earthquake, which originated in Senapati district struck the state at 9.32 in the morning forced many  wake up panic stricken people in the high rise buildings to come down to the open space.

There is, however, no report of any casuslty or loss of property.

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More rhinos translocated from Kaziranga

22 Feb 2012 - 2:28am | editor

More and more rhinoceros have been translocated to Manas National Park from Kaziranga. This was done on Monday under the Indian Rhino Vision 2020. The four one-horned endangered rhinos were translocated from Kaziranga National Park and later released in the Buraburijhar range of Manas on Monday. With the latest translocation, a total of 16 rhinos have been released into the wild in Manas National Park, under the Rhino Vision programme.

Car makers waiting till Aug 27

21 Aug 2015 - 3:56pm | AT News

The Gauhati High Court’s ban on the sale of small cars without global safety requirements triggers no less discontent among the

Stunned by the high court order, the

car manufactures are likely to wait till August 27 when the court will be resume its next hearing. For the time being they would make their case with the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers since Assam is among the state have record of highest sale of passenger cars in the North East.

The car manufacturing companies have claimed that a set if stringent crash tests would be applicable from 2017 when testing facilities are available in the country.

The PIL assumed significance in view of the increasing cases of road deaths.

Golaghat lawyers join nationwide strike against HER Bill

12 Jul 2012 - 5:19am | editor

Lawyers in Golaghat have joined the two-day nation-wide strike beginning from today, called by Bar Council of India (BCI) against the government's Higher Education and Research (HER) Bill aimed at usurping its control over the legal education. Members of Golaghat Bar Association staged a sit in demonstration in Bar premise against the draft of Higher Education and Research Bill 2011 which excludes legal education from the purview of the Bar Council of India. The Bar Council of India (BCI), the apex body representing 1.7 million lawyers in India is opposing certain provisions of the Draft Higher Education and Research Bill, 2011 and other connected bills which may have an adverse effect on the hitherto autonomous functions of the BCI and the universities providing legal education. Addressing the protestors, Golaghat Bar Association President Mrinal Buragohain said that the proposed Bill predicts the formation of a National Commission comprising academicians and others to look into the legal education. The National Commission will deprive the representative of Bar Council to have their say while forming the policies on legal education, he said. Extending their support to the BCI's call, Golaghat Bar Association Secretary Tridib Bezbarua said, "As its BCI's call to abstain from work, so all the lawyers are supporting it. As of now we are on strike even tomorrow." The protestors also opposed ‘National accreditation regulatory authority for higher educational institution Act 2010,’ ‘The foreign educational institution regulation of entry and operation Bill 2010,’ ‘The prohibition of unfair practices in higher educational institution Bill 2010’ ‘The National Law Schools Bill 2011’ Later the members of Golaghat Bar Association also burnt the copies of Higher Education and Research (HER) Bill