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GUWAHATI: WWF-India AAPSO HS launched #GIVE UP TO GIVE BACK initiative in keeping with Earth Hour 2018 activities. The campaign aimed at inspiring organizations, institutions and individuals to make a choice to curb certain habits, practices and lifestyles, burdening the lives of people and the environment and chooses alternatives to Connect to Earth.

While Earth Hour consistently focused on climate change as a key call to action over the last decade, the 2018-2020 campaign broad based the conversation beyond climate change and calls on people across the world to take action and understand the inter-connectivity of people and our environment through relevant issues such as air, water, and energy.

Government organizations, PSUs, institution heads and individuals this time pledged in support of the "Give Up" campaign of WWF-India by giving up Paper Waste, Electronic Waste, Food Waste, Water Waste, Excess Plastic Waste, Energy Emissions and Transport Emissions.


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NDFB-S cadre apprehended in Kokrajhar

18 Jul 2019 - 11:08pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

KOKRAJHAR: Security forces belonging to Assam Police and Indian army have apprehended a Myanmar trained cadre of the Saoraigwra faction of National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB-S) from Ultapani Lananyapur on Wednesday evening in Kokrajhar district and recovered arms from his possession.

A joint team of Assam Police and Shikh Light Infantry 12th battalion of Indian army carried out a search operation against the militant outfit at the Ultapani area on Wednesday evening along the India-Bhutan border under Bishmuri police outpost in Kokrajhar district and able to apprehend the NDFB-S cadre and another cadre had managed to escaped from the area

The cadres are closely associated with Batha group of the NDFB-S outfit organisation.Recently,a few members of the militant outfit organisation have arrived in Kokrajhar district from and its adjoining areas from Myanmar and thus they are taking base in Kokrajhar district areas.The arrested cadre was dentified as Thumba Narzary of Besorkona in Kokrajhar district.

He was arrested during search operation and accompanied by another cadre who had managed to escaped. He was identified as Jewel Narzary alias Tamang.

A country made 7.65 mm pistol,two round ammunition, cash INR 14,600, a Kukhri and several incriminating documents recovered from him.

He was member of 42nd batch of the NDFB-S militant outfit organisation and Myanmar trained up in the outfit organisation.A case has been lodged with police in this regard.

Superintendent of Police,Kokrajhar Rajen Singh told that the NDFB-S cadre was arrested by security forces from Ultapani area during the search operation.He said that the arrested cadre was a closed associated with Batha who is strongly leading the organisation.He said that police administration was working tough with strong initiatives against the militant outfits.He said that police administration has intensified strong counter insurgency operation in the district and arrested many as well recovered arms and ammunition.

Elephant menace grips Guwahati

24 Dec 2016 - 10:20pm | AT News

A heard of wild elephants unleashed a reign of terror in Guwahati where a person died in attack on Saturday.

The incident took place in Panjabari area where a heard of around 20 elephants came down from the nearby hills striking panic button among the people of a weekly market in Batahghuli where one person was trampled to death.

A team of forest guards arrived in the spot which took three hours to drive out the elephants from the human habitat till midnight.

Local residents' in Panjabari have blamed it all on the department for the deepening menace. “We informed the forest department at 2 in the afternoon. But the guards took two hours to reach the spot. Had they arrived in time, the tragic incident would not have taken place,” said Sachin Saikia who managed to escape from the wild elephants as they were in the market.

“This is not for the first time wild elephants came down from the hills in search of food. Last week, we came to see three wild elephants trying to break a wall early in the morning. But they left as they came to hear the huge commotion,” said a housewife in Panjabari.

Birth Anniversary of Sankardev on October 9 in UK

25 Sep 2010 - 5:41pm | editor

Assam Sahitya Sabha, UK 's forthcoming program, Birth Anniversary of Mahapurush Srimanta Sankardev, is making a mixed response. The schedule for the program is on October 9, which will before the actual date of Birth Anniversary of our Guru. Usually UK NRI-Assamese are normally celebrate the Birth Anniversary of our Guru's as per their convenient time (next week end which is fall after the date of actual Anniversary). That also followed in all over the world by Assamese community. This time, Assam Sahitya Sabha UK's program schedule is before the actual date and it is offended lots of Assamese NRI's. They feel hurt due to it.

Anjan Das, London