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Kokrajhar joins Sambhav

Kokrajhar: Kokrajhar joined the nationwide Mission Sambhav on Monday to ensure total cleanliness. The mission will be construct 3500 toilets across the six block developments under three sub-divisions in Kokrajhar district.


MLA Rabiram Narzary kick started the mission by cutting the ribbon at Pakrirtal village under Dotma block development. Narzary has initiated the pit digging to construct toilets at the rural areas to facilitate toilets and its healthy living.The mission has been implementing by public health engineering(PHE) department through the registered NGOs.


of toilet will cost Rs.12,000. Government of India and state government highlighted that the mission has been emphasized to make swachchch among human society and making neat and clean life. Altogether one lakh toilets are to be constructed under the mission sambhav across the state of Assam.

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King Cobra Rehabilitated at Nagaon

22 Jun 2017 - 8:27pm | Rituraj Phukan

A King Cobra was rescued from the premises of the Jiajuri Tea Factory near Nagaon today by Green Guard Nature Organization rescue specialist Dulu Bora. The very aggressive snake had reportedly charged at a group of female leaf pickers, following which some men had been summoned to kill it. The arrival of Dulu saved the King from being bludgeoned to death, and perhaps being eaten, as there are people in that area who are not adverse to eating even venomous reptiles! Later, forest personnel including the Chapanala Beat Officer accompanied Dulu to release the King at an uninhabited wilderness about 5 kms from the place of rescue. Dulu mentioned before the media contingent that this specimen of the world's largest venomous reptile was the most aggressive of the one dozen King Cobras he had rescued and rehabilitated back to the wilderness. A Sanctuary Wildlife Service Award Winner in 2014, Dulu has rehabilitated over a thousand wild animals, including more than five hundred snakes since 2004.

Unprecedented happening in Assam Assembly; proceedings halt for 1 hour

5 Mar 2010 - 10:36pm | editor

The proceedings in Assam Assembly came to a grinding halt on Friday for almost an hour a day after the debate went all time low on Thursday.

As the House began its question hour at around 9 in the morning, Opposition members did not allow the Speaker Tanka Bahadur Rai to come out of the chamber demanding steps to rein in Assam health minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma who locked horn with former Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta. Deputy Speaker Pranati Phukan who began the question hour in the absence of the opposition members adjourned the House for an hour. Later, The Speaker convened an all party meet at his chambers and promised that he would ensure that no member is allowed to go for any personal attack. Then, the Opposition came to participate in the House proceedings. The legislators call entire incident an unprecedented and unfortunate.

Notably, Mahanta called Dr Sarma a tail of dog while the health minister ridiculed the former Chief Minister for having unholy affair with Sanghamitra Bharali.

PPFA endorses Thimphu’s stand against Beijing

1 Jul 2017 - 9:50pm | AT News Guwahati

Patriotic People’s Front Assam (PPFA) strongly endorses the stand of Bhutan government in Thimphu crying foul against the Chinese regime in Beijing for its illegitimate activities in Sikkim’s Doklam (also known as Donglang) locality. Bhutan’s Ambassador to India, Vetsop Namgyel has recently commented that the ongoing construction of a road in the disputed Doklam area (near Sikkim) was a clear ‘violation’ of an agreement between Bhutan and China. Thimphu has asked Beijing to stop the construction immediately near Bhutanese army camps.

"Doklam is a disputed territory and Bhutan has a written agreement with China that pending the final resolution of the boundary issue, peace and tranquility should be maintained in the area,” said Ambassador Namgyel.

Meanwhile, the Chinese administration has blocked the Indian pilgrims on way to Kailash-Mansarover of Tibet through Nathu La pass in Sikkim, which has been strongly condemned by the PPFA. In a statement, the patriotic forum argued that Communist China had recently made a number of irresponsible comments against India, which only shows it’s frustration as its neighbor started receiving global attentions.

The PPFA ridiculed China’s recent comments that India should take a lesson from 1962 war, rather it reminded the Beijing administration about their sudden retreat from the McMahon Line after declaring a midnight unilateral ceasefire on 21 November ’62 following USA’s nuclear threats.

The forum also urges the Union government in New Delhi to rethink its foreign policy towards Tibet and eventually support the Tibetan movement directly to chase away Communist China’s imperialist forces from the land of Dalai Lama.

“A free Tibet will be friendlier to India and it would bring a true sense of security to its grand Himalayan border. Moreover an independent Tibet will also help India to mitigate various environmental disasters looming large over the country,” added the PPFA statement.

It also asserted that the largest democracy in the globe has nothing to learn from a single party dictatorship like China’s Communist regime. Contrary to it, the infamous Tiananmen Square Massacre mastermind can learn the essence of freedom of expression, dignity to human rights and pluralism from the land of Buddha and Gandhi.

Endorsed by Rupam Barua, Pramod Kalita, Jagadindra Raichoudhury, Anup Sarma, Soumyadeep Datta, Nani Gopal Mahanta, Manju Borah, Nayan Prasad, Jahnabi Goswami, Oken Jeet Sandham, Biman Chandra Hazarika, Anirban Choudhury, Ujjal Saikia, Jyotisman Das, Jaharlal Saha, Chita Ranjan Deka, Bipul Sarma, Sewali Kalita, Bhaswati Sharma, Manjira Chowdhury, Alex Todd, Manoj Khandelwal, Ranjan K Baruah, Samya Bharadwaj, Rashmi Borah, Tarali Chakraborty etc for the PPFA.