Kaziranga carrying out controlled burning of forest
Incidents of animals, specially deer straying out of the Kaziranga National Park have taken during the “Controlled Burning” – a forest management technique. On March 21, some Deers strayed into the nearby village of Jyotipur while the controlled burning was taking place in one part of the Park. One of them ran into the village and was injured while escaping the park. The nearby villagers chased and captured the deer and provided it some first aid. The deer was later handed over to the forest officials of Agratuli range of the park.
Surajit Dutta, Director of the Kaziranga National Park, said that the grass is burnt in a phased manner in dry season using scientific techniques ensuring that no animals are harmed during the process. It is done primarily because, when the grass becomes very tall the animals like rhinoceros, deer etc. are not visible.
Kaziranga National Park, in central Assam with an area of 429 Sq kms (approx), is declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It also boasts of the highest density of tigers among protected areas of the world.
4 Jul 2008 - 2:39am | Dibya J Borthakur
In the name of routine check near Morigaon town chariali,two PSOs of the OC Morigaon Police Station allegedly beat up Manoj Deka,district secretary CPI,Morigaon at around 7 pm on July1.
The eyewitnesses told this correspondent,Deka,the 52 year mild man on his way home from the market, was beaten so severely without any reason for which he is now fighting for life at the GNRC,Guwahati.
Almost all organisations in Morigaon have condemned this brutal attack on Deka.Meanwhile the constable has been removed from duty. The Chief Minister of the state Sri Tarun Gogoi has today declared a magisterial inquiry to the said incident.
6 Apr 2009 - 8:33am | Nanda Kirati Dewan
Seven people killed and more than 50 injured, eight of them in critical condition, when a powerful bomb exploded next to Maligaon city bus stand in Maligoan Chariali area in Guwahati on Monday afternoon. Several students are among the injured, as the Maligaon Primary School is situated next to the bus stand. Police blamed the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) for the attack and said it took place in the busy Maligaon area in Assam's main city Guwahati at around 1.45pm.
Several motor cycles were gutted in the fire at the blast site. "The bomb was planted on a parked motorcycle," senior police official GP Singh said. "The blast comes a day before the ULFA (United Liberation Front of Asom) marks its 30th foundation day and we had intelligence inputs about the group planning some attacks in the city," he added.
On Tuesday, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is scheduled to address an election rally for the ruling Congress party in Dibrugarh. The area was packed with people when the explosion occurred.
"Among the injured were several schoolchildren who were returning home," said Debajit Das, who witnessed the explosion. The injured have been shifted to the Guwahati Medical College Hospital. A year old infant collapsed at the GMCH premises.
12 Apr 2013 - 5:13pm | AT News
Gauhati High Court on Friday granted bail to Sanghamitra Bharali who was arrested six months ago on corruption charges.
Police arrested Bharli charging her with amassing wealth disproportionate to her known source of income.