Biju Phukan felicitated by NRL Kalyani Club. Photo: UB Photos.
Renowned film personality Biju Phukan has been hospitalized again on Sunday. Phukan was rushed to the Namecare Hospital after he complained uneasiness in the afternoon. He left the hospital after month long treatment of stork last week. Sources said his condition is stable.
The mortal remains Timothy Sinha and Naruttam Deuri are arriving in their homes on Wednesday.
The bodies will be accorded a guard of honour at the INS Ashwini at Colaba in Mumbai on Wednesday morning. Timothy’s body would reach Poilapool in Silchar while Naruttam's is expected to reach Deuri gaon in Lakhimpur home in the morning.
Cachar district administration has informed the Army authorities stationed at Mashimpur and Jiribam about the development. Timothy's body will be laid to rest in his family graveyard at Poilapool with full military honour.
At least 40 passengers had a narrow escape from death when the bus carrying them caught fire in Sonitpur district on Monday. The incident took place at Sootea area in Biswanath Chariali in the wee hours. Passengers told ne24 that the bus was on its way to Dimapur from Chilapathar.
“As the bus halted for a while in Sootea we came to see smoke billowing from the engine. We got down in fear. Minutes after it the bus caught in the fire,” said a passenger who was on his way to Dimapur from Dhemaji.
Another passenger said, “the bus caught fire. We are safe but our bags were reduced to ashes.” Fire tenders arrived in the spot and brought the inferno under fire. The reason is said to be technical snag.
“Hihur Sandhanot Luitedi”,- a book written in Assamese is released today at Guwahati Press Club by Dr. Kulendu Pathak, Former Vice-Chancellor, Dibrugarh University and prominent science writer.
Dr. Abdul Wakid, the Programme Head of the Gangetic Dolphin Research and Conservation Initiative (GDRCI) of Aaranyak, a society for biodiversity conservation in North-East India, is the author of the book which is published by Aaranyak. Other prominent persons present were Dr. Anwaruddin Choudhary, a renowned wildlife biologist of the region and Dr. Bibhab Kr. Talukdar, Secretary General, Aaranyak.
The book is based on the real experience of a survey conducted in the Brahmaputra River from Assam-Arunachal border to India-Bangladesh border in 2005 by a team of young conservationists lead by Dr. Abdul Wakid. Out of 2000 individuals of the species in the world, about 300 are found in Brahmaputra river system. However, to understand the recent conservation status of the species in this important habitat, an extensive survey was conducted in 2005. The book is describing the real challenges faced in the mighty Brahmaputra during this survey.
Inaugurating the book, Dr. Kulendu Pathak, in his speech said that the community of the region should come forward to take more initiative to conserve the species which is an endangered species of River Dolphin in the world. Taking part in the discussion, Dr. Anwaruddin Choudhury said that all the concerned stakeholders should take joint initiative for more scientific understanding of the species for its better conservation.