Skip to content Skip to navigation

Poaching attempt foiled at Kaziranga National Park

The peace and silence of Kaziranga National Park(KNP), the home to the world famous one horn rhino, has been shattered once again by the blazing of guns when an encounter took place between suspected poachers and forest security officials. Ikramul Mazid, the range officer of Burapahar range informed this correspondent that they heard gun shots at around 3.40 am in the morning near the Tuni Kati and Lahoroni forest camp. The forest guards retaliated immediately and they conducted a search operation in the area along with a sniffer dog named Zobra but the poachers managed to escape.


When asked Mazid about the effectiveness of using sniffer dog in tracing poacher, he said that Zobra has proved to be an indispensible part of the forest security system as it had helped to nab some miscreabnts having link with poacher last month. The sniffer dog Zobra is stationed at Bagori under the supervision of Araanyak, an NGO involved in the protection and preservation of wildlife. The involvement of Zobra in the tracing of entry and exit point of poachers has quite been a blessing for the forest guards. While talking to Assamtimes, Kaushik Baruah, Co-coordinator Sniffer Dog Programme of Araanyak, said that now the forest guard can locate the specific areas of activities of poachers, thereby helping the forest guards to take effective and immediate measures against the poachers. Baruah is hopeful that this is just the beginning of a long but successful fight against poaching and other illegal activities in KNP. It is to be mentioned that Zobra is a dog of Belgian Malinois breed, it’s the same breed of dog which was used by Navy Seals to capture Osama Bin Laden.

Add new comment

Random Stories

Rijiju on stock-taking visit

6 Jun 2014 - 9:41pm | AT News
Union minister of state for home Kiren Rijiju is scheduled to visit Assam to take stock of the law and order situation on Saturday a day after an senior police officer was killed in KPLT captivity....

Manoj to contest from Pattacharkuchi

14 Jun 2015 - 12:02pm | AT News
BJP will field Manoj  Baruah from Pattacharkuchi in the assembly polls early next year.Sources told Assam Times that Baruah agreed to join the saffrone party only after the leadership assured...

FINER hails demonitisation

17 Nov 2016 - 5:46pm | AT News
Federation of Industry & Commerce of North Eastern Region (FINER) welcomes and support the move of withdrawing the Legal tender status of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000, by the government on. Hailing this...

Magh Bihu at barpeta

18 Jan 2011 - 3:32pm | Juthika Das
Barpetians also observed ‘Bhogali Bihu’ or ‘Magh Bihu’ with satriya tradition and gaiety in spite of the excessive price hike along with the entire state. The Barpetians...

Other Contents by Author

Golaghat district unit of All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) on Friday burnt the effigies of Secondary Education Board of Assam (SEBA), Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi. The student body was protesting against the large scale anomalies in declaration of HSLC Examination results. Monowar Hussain, state executive member of AASU told Assamtimes that the state Education Minister Himanta Biswa Saram only makes hiking but fails to translate his words into action and inspite of prior warning to the concerned departments and authorities to be careful in declaring the results, neither the Chief Minister nor SEBA pay any heed but carried on with their egoistic...
In the HSLC examination results declared Friday Pronami Kaushik of Golaghat Jatiya Vidyala has brought glory to the district by securing 7th position. She is the daughter of Ashok Borthakur and Nirmali Borthakur. Her total mark is 562 and she secured letter marks in all the subjects. “I want to enroll myself in the Arts stream and aspires to be an IAS officer in the future.” Pronami told Assamtimes.
Chaos was witnessed at Golaghat Kushal Konwar Civil Hospitla after the death of an eighteen month old male child. The deceased child Yasin Ali was admitted to the hospital at around 11.30 am on Wednesday after he consumed kerosene oil at his home. He was admitted into the hospital at critical condition and after some time he was declared death by the doctor. When the parents took their child’s body for burial he showed some signs of life and they immediately rushed back to the hospital but unfortunately he already breathed his last. Sameda Begum and Shafique Ali, the parents of the child alleged that after their child was pronounced death by Dr. Rajiv Phukan who was attending the child,...
After winning the coveted 2nd runners up position in Lonely Planet magazine’s Emerging Destinations In India recently, Arunachal Pradesh, the natures’ favourite play spot on earth makes its foray into the world tourism scenario and earns a rare distinction for itself by making it to the BBC’s Lonely Planet Traveller magazine’s “Top 21 under-the-radar destinations of the world”. The list which exclusively featured the less explored and unconventional tourist destinations of the world was released on 9th May, is being compiled by Rory Goulding, editorial assistant at Lonely Planet Traveller magazine. It is to be noted that Kiso Valley in Japan and Southeastern Anatolia in Turkey are the only...
In the wake of the Sharadha Chit Fund Scam, the Golaghat dist. Administration today raided and sealed 09 (Nine) nos of fake financial companies. Three persons have been arrested in this connection so far. In a press meet called by dist administration today at the conference hall of Deputy Commissioner’s office, the ADC Krishna Barua informed that raid against 12 (twelve) nos of fake financial companies had been carried out so far including today’s raid. She further informed that so cause notices had been issued to 17 (Seventeen) such companies out of which 12 companies had been sealed for not providing satisfactory evidence and an FIR has been lodged under the Assam Protection of Interest...
A section of candidates who has submitted their original documents for verification against the vacant posts of provincialised lower primary and upper primary schools has been allegedly submitted false caste certificates along with their application. This serious allegation has been leveled by All Assam Tribal Sangha, Golaghat unit. In a press release, Punaram Thengal and Debananda Pegu, the president and secretary of the organization respectively, had pointed their finger that some TET qualified candidates belonging to General caste bearing surname such as Kalita, Chetia, Gogoi, Dutta, Dey, Paul, Ali etc. had submitted false caste documents of Schedule Tribes (Hills and Plains) which are...
Even though the pages of news papers have increased now a days, we are still missing out on developmental and positive news and it is very unfortunate that now news finds us, we do not find news, said Patricia Mukhim, the Padmashri award winning journalist and editor of Shillong Times during her interaction with media of Golaghat. Mukhim who is also a member of the National Security Advisory Board and National Foundation for Communal Harmony, under Ministry of Home Affairs was this month’s guest for Golaghat Press Club’s Meet The Press Programme. She also expressed the need of a common platform for the journalists of the north east region to share and express their views. ...
A never seen before incident in the democratic election process occurred at Golaghat during the first phase of Panchayat Poll when the Election Observer started counting the ballots just after two hours since the commencement of polling. This unbelievable happening was occurred at No. 21 Chetia Gaon LP School polling station under Khumati LAC. It all started  when Bubul Dutta, the 2nd Polling Officer, in an act of sheer irresponsibility distributed more than the required ballot papers to the voters and when some of the voters reported the same to the Presiding Officer of the polling station, he stopped the polling instantly. It is to be added that the 2nd Polling Officer...
January 20, 2013 shall be remembered as red letter day in the history of Athkhelia Namghar as the new building of the Namghar was inaugurated. Athkhelia Namghar, situated at a distance of about 20 kms from Golaghat town, has always occupied a very important place in the hearts of Assamese religious people. According to the legends the history of Athkhelia Namghar dates back to the period of 1670 to 1681 which was a crucial time for Ahom kingdom. At that time Ahom kingdom was ruled by Lora Roja. Gadapani one of the Ahom prince of that time in order to save himself from the clutch of Lora Roja, took shelter in Nagapahar. At that time he came across the ashram of a saint which was situated at...
At a time when a lot of concern has been displayed from several indigenous organizations of the state regarding the incessant killing of one horn Rhino and presence of a large number of suspected Bangladeshi migrant that has started to threaten the very existence of Kaziranga National Park (KNP) one of the oldest protected areas in the world and Assam’s pride and identity. But ironically the state govt. blatantly denied the issue as baseless rumour and even conspired to provide safeguards to them. This serious allegation has been leveled by Mrinal Kumar Saikia, Adviser of Hindu Yuva Chatra Parishad and former president of BJP Golaghat unit, while addressing a press meet held today at...