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37 Bn SSB apprehends 2,seizes Illegal forest products

UDALGURI: The troops of 37th Bn, SSB, Mangaldoi, stationed at Border outpost,Bangrum thwarted a major attempt of timber smuggling. The troops seized one Tata Pickup van near Barmakhuli Bridge along the Indo-Bhutan border in Udalguri on Thursday morning.A consignment of fifty number of wooden Planks were recovered from the vehicle. The troops also apprehended two timber smugglers in this connection who have been identified as Santosh Basumatary (27) and Pradeep Daimari (40)both hailing from Hagramari village under Harisinga P.S in Udalguri. The seized items were later handed over to Forest Office Nonaikhuti, Udalguri for further legal action.

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Recipient of The Annual Colosseum Awards 2014 & 2015 (by The Assam Tribune group), Shajid Khan is a journalist based in Tangla.In his stint of journalistic experience he has contributed numerous political, socio-political stories for bountiful national,international as well as Assam based publications. He also pens down analytic commentary on print and web based publications.

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NH blockade disrupts road communication

7 Apr 2017 - 5:34pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

Road communication was disrupted for nearly five hours due to National Highway blockade by Adivashi National Convention (ANC), an united organisation of Adivashi community, demanded early solution of various demand and issues,which included granting of Scheduled Tribe(ST) status to the Adivashis, provide land pattas to the Tea estate workers in the state.

 Hundreds of Adivashi peoples and actvists from different organisations from nmember organisations of ANC,which are included ASSU,Adivasi Seva Samiti,ANLA,BCF,AASAA,APA,Cobra Militant of Adivashi.

 Agitators with banner,placards blocking the national highway at Karigaon along 31 C NH in Kokrajhar district and shouted slogans demanding early solutions of the demand and issues of the Adivashis in the state. The ANC has also staged NH blockade at various places of the state, included at Gossaigaon in Kokrajhar, Kajalgaon in Chirang,Nalbari,Orang in Udalguri district which disrupted road communication in the region.

 Many long distance public buses, loaded carrying trucks were stranded at various places in many lower Assam districts for the blockade. The blockade was started from 7 am in the morning and continued till 12 pm after district administration promises for sending message about their demands to the concern authority. The ANC submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister of Assam through Kokrajhar Deputy Commissioner seeking early solutions of the community.

Birshing Munda, chief convenor of ANC said that the ANC has been demanding early solution of demand and issues raised for the community. He said that the Adivashis are indigenous people of the country, but the community has been deprived from getting scheduling in the state of Assam. He has urged government to take bold step while solving demands of the community.

‘We have been blocking national highways across the state to put pressure government for solutions of the grievance and issues of the Adivashis through holding peace talks’, Munda said.

 Boyal Hembrom, chairman of Adivasi Seva Samiti,Ambrit Beck,ANLA leader while participating the blockade said that government should come forward with strong initiative so that the Adivashis could get early ST status in the state of Assam. They also demanded permanent solutions of the ceasefire militant groups of the community through political way as many arms organization reached at the ceasefire since 2012 in the state. But, government tactically delayed the peace talks over the issues and demands.

 Durga Hasda, chairman of Birsa Commando Force (BCF) demanded early granting of ST status to the Adivashis as soon as possible. He has slammed government for not taking any measures while solving their demand and issues. They have warned to take mass more agitation if their demands are nor in earliest manner in coming days.

World Environment Day programs by Green Guard

6 Jun 2017 - 11:17am | Rituraj Phukan

Green Guard Nature Organization organized multiple events centered around the theme of 'Connecting People with Nature' at various locations to celebrate World Environment Day 2017. At Loongsoong, Nagaon, a 'March For Nature' was organized under the stewardship of Sanctuary Wildlife Service Award winner Dulu Bora. Students and teachers of Loongsoong Shamgaon ME School, Shamgaon LP School and the Bridge of Hope School marched through the streets to demand an end to illegal poaching and logging activities in the area, which is close to the Swang R.F. and the Kaziranga- Karbi Anglong Elephant Reserve.

A Tezpur, Green Guard Nature Organization collaborated with Tezpur Bikers and Tezpur Zubeenians to organize tree plantation, nature walk, art and poetry recital at Tezpur Collegiate School, Silver Jubilee School, Porbotiya High School, Besseria High School and Sonitpur Jatiya Vidyalaya. 

At Morigaon, Green Guard Nature Organization, in association with the Directorate of Sports & Youth Affairs, Assam, organized an World Environment Day awareness program at Charon Beel, Morigaon, for members of the ongoing Adventure Training Camp under Everester Tarun Saikia. Green Guard Secretary General delivered an audio-visual presentation on environmental challenges of our times. Tarun Saikia, who was one of the two men from Assam to first summit the world's highest peak, also spoke about the impact of global warming on Himalayan glaciers. The Water Pledge was also administered to the trainees. Several saplings were planted along the road and and on the banks of the Charon Beel.

At Phulaguri, Nagaon, Green Guard Nature Organization Gen Sec was the resource person at the awareness program organized by the Nagaon Regional Office of the Pollution Control Board, Assam at the Salmara High School, Nagaon.

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Tinsukia steps up NRC works

11 Dec 2017 - 6:48pm | Mithun Baruah

TINSUKIA: Only a couple of weeks are left to publish NRC draft across the state. Tinsukia district authority is also gearing up to complete the NRC draft works in time. Those deployed in NRC works have been working overtime to meet the deadline.

According to information, the officials have been doing door to door verification under the super vision of magistrate. The district authorities are fully prepared to submit 76,000 forms by December 20---ahead of the deadline to publish the draft.

The recent Supreme Court instructions to accept panchayat certificates as supporting documents seems to have helped the NRC officials to expedite the process.