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Baby Elephant found dead in Udalguri

The mysterious death of an elephant calf casts no less spell of shadow in Udalguri on Monday. According to Ranjit Tanti, a wildlife activist, the calf, aged around 8, was found dead at a paddy field in Jorpukhuri village under Nonai forest range.

A team of forest officials rushed to the spot after some villagers informed them about the dead calf and postmortem of the carcass was on the spot and buried. The exact cause of the pachyderm's death is yet to be ascertained. The forest official Kushal Deka said, adding that no injury mark was found on the carcass during preliminary examinations.

The forest official did not find any electric wires, generally put up by local farmers around their croplands to prevent wild elephants from destroying their crops.

This is the third incident of elephant death since October 2017 in Udalguri district, Ranjit Tanti said.

In the past few months, there have been a number of human-elephant conflicts in the Indo-Bhutan border areas of Udalguri district comprising Hattigarh, Borengajuli, Budlapara, Majuli, Bhooteachang tea estates.

The region has witnessed several killings of tribals as well as elephants and widespread damage to house and crops by rogue pachyderms in the past years.

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Borengajuli Tea Estate Dimakuchi, Udalguri, Assam

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Wild elephants kill 2

18 Dec 2016 - 6:37pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

Two persons trampled to death by wild elephants at Pub Gowamari early this morning in Baksa district on Sunday. 

According to villagers, a herd of wild elephant come out from the nearby jungle along Indo-Bhutan border area at Pub Gowamari in Baksa where two persons were trampled, besides some houses as well properties vandalized. The deceased were identified as Uma Barman and Siddiki Barman of Pub Mowamari. 

The wild elephants visits to the human habited area in search of foods, said a villager.

Bandh paralysed normal life in Nagaon

28 Aug 2012 - 4:57am | DigantaTalukdar

The 12 hour Assam bandh called by Bajrang Dal on Monday to protest the violence in the lower Assam districts paralysed the normal life in Nagaon district. Though no any untoward incidence have been reported, but schools, colleges and educational institutions, commercial and business establishments, remained closed with a thin attendance in government offices. Except few private vehicles, passenger and good carriers remained off the roads with a few State transport buses were noticed. The passengers were noticed waiting for buses in many different areas in the town. A large number of police personnel were deployed, mostly at the sensitive zones in the district.

Political activities for the Nagaon Lok Sabha election

9 Apr 2009 - 11:18am | Dibya J Borthakur

As the Lok Sabha election draw near, various parties have intensified their campaign by holding meetings in every nook and corner of the prestigious Nagaon constituency. The AGP-BJP alliance candidate Rajen Gohain and Congress candidate Anil Raja have been spending sleepless night to make themselves ready for this big poll fight. On the other hand, the Assam United Democratic Front (AUDF) candidate Sirajuddin Ajmal, brother of AUDF chief Badruddin Ajmal , is also getting ready for this big fight for the Nagaon Lok Sabha seat into his credit.

On the eve of this big political fight ,it is seen that Congresss candidate Anil Raja , who is contesting for the first time in Nagaon Lok Sabha seat will have to face a tough challenge in front of AGP-BJP alliance candidate Rajen Gohain and AUDF candidate Sirajuddin Ajmal respectively. If the present trend continues till the poll day, then it is sure that the Congress is all set to face a stiff triangular contest here.

Though the Congress party has claimed that AUDF is not a factor in ensuing poll in Nagaon district, yet among 9 Legislative Assembly Constituencies under Nagaon parliamentary seat - Raha, Jamunamukh, Hojai are under AUDF MLA’s. In the last Assembly election, AUDF got a total of 2,21,887 votes on those three Assembly segments.

On the other hand, AUDF has expressed high hopes about the prospects of its candidate. The party has made an alliance with CPI in Morigaon Assembly constituency and increasing grounds even in some new places of Morigaon and Nagaon districts. It is worth mentioning that during the visit in some places of Nagaon and Morigaon districts , this correspondent observed that minority voters in those places are all after the AUDF .

Again, Rajen Gohain, though this time has lost popularity to some extent among the voters here, yet his position is stable to a state. In 2004 Parliamentary poll, the AGP and BJP got a total of 4,46,977 votes, 57 percent of total polling in Nagaon constituency.

Despite of the various methods applied by the several political party leaders and their cadres to motivate the voters, the general electorates are seen indifferent. It is yet uncertain who smiles at last in Nagaon, but the political thinkers are of the view that there is every possibility of a three cornered fight in the prestigious Nagaon Lok Sabha seat.