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Five arrested for carrying cattles illegally

Five persons were arrested by te police for illegally carrying cattles in five trucks on Thursday morning at Karigaon national highways in Kokrajhar district.

Police intercepted the trucks carrying 80 cattles, including 14 buffaloes during the petrolling in the 31C National Highways. The trucks were bound for Nine Mile, Guwahati from Pandipara and Sonapur of West Bengal. The cattles were purchased by Pioneer Livestocks.

During the checking, Pioneer Livestocks and truck drivers failed to show proper documents.Police later seized the trucks and the cattles.

An FIR was lodged with Kokrajhar police station in this regard, case registered no.481/2019,u/s 420 IPC,R/W sec. 11(1) (d) prevention of cruelty animal act,1960.

Arrested persons have been identified as  Rahim Ali (29) of Kamrup, Tazmul Haque (24) of Darrang, Mir Hussain (28) of Dhubri, Mridul Haque (25) of Darrang and Abed Ali (27) of Udalguri.

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Workshop on transit of Venus 2012 at Kalaigaon

14 May 2012 - 2:50am | Jayanta Kumar Das

On the occasion of National Technology Day,2012, a workshop was held at Kalaigaon Girls High School on May 11 to discuss latest technological developments and to make people aware of the transit of Venus to be occurred on June 6. The programme was organised by the school itself in association with Aryabhatta Science Centre,Kalaigaon block. The workshop started at school play ground at 11 AM which was conducted by senior teacher Gajendra Saharia. All the students and teachers attended the discussion where ASC block co-ordinator JK Das demonstrated the use of latest scientific equipments like GPS (Global Position System),Solar Filter etc. On the occasion co-ordinator Das explained about the need of studying basic science so as to enable students and teachers the use of science in everyday life. According to him basic understanding of science is very much essential in our modern life. The basic knowledge of science could very much eradicate so many social evils like blind belief and superstitions etc. According to him lack of basic scientific knowledge have been posing several social menaces like witch hunting,dowry,rapid growth of population etc.

He further request students and teachers to to watch the great celestial event of this century “Transit of Venus,2012” to be occurred on the morning of June 6 as per advices given by Vigyan Prasar and Pragjyotish Amateur Astronomers Association,Guwahati Planetarium. He handed over a set of related packet of watching material to the school. State level child scientist Barasha Deka performed a melodious song while science teacher Pramod Saharia and student Kabita Tanti also spoke a few words on the occasion

Bridge turning death trap in Dhalpur

4 Dec 2017 - 3:47pm | Simanta Hazarika

LAKHIMPUR: A vital bridge in the Dhalpur area in Lakhimpur district might turn into a death trap at any moment.

For the last couple of years the bridge over the river Pishola has been lying in a shamble in Athabari area. With no alternative route, the local residents have been running the risk of their lives on every passing moments as they cross the bridge in dilapidated condition.

Even the school boys also find it quite difficult to cross it fearing collapse at any moment. Local residents told Assam Times that they have been repeatedly apprising the authority of their plights. But of no avail. How long will this condition stay?

Two workers held on molestation charge

5 Apr 2018 - 1:57am | Shajid Khan

UDALGURI: A local court in Paneri sent to youths to jail on Wednesday a day after the duo allegedly molested two College girls.

According to allegations, the incident took place in Panery beside the Kulsi river where the victims halted for a while one of them was troubled by the bicycle on the way back to the home from college.

Instead of helping them, the youths who worked with a nearby stone quarry allegedly molested the girls in full view of another youth who was trying to repair the bicycle on the road. 

The worker duo further assaulted the youth.

Local youths in large number arrived in the scene and caught the duo.

Identified as Basanta Rabha and Rajiv Boro, they were later handed over to the Panery Police station who produced the duo before the court before sending them to the jail.

Many local organizations and individuals have strongly condemned the incident and demanded stern action by the authority.