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Elephant tramples two to death

Men-elephant conflict refuses to die down in Indo-Bhutan border of Udalguri. After a brief lull, two women lost their lives in two different incidents of attack on men on Friday.

The first incident took place in Dharamjuli T.E. under Khagrabari outpost where a wild elephant trampled to death Kalpana Koyan, a 45 year old woman.

The shocking incident took place at  garden in wee hours when the elephants suddenly barged into estate colony.

In yet another incident on the same day,  Shitai Proja 60, W/o- Birshu Proja of Khairani and worker of Tenzing Bodosa's Elephant friendly garden was walked over.

The workers in the garden are terrified by the incident.

The Dimakuchi O.C. P. Hazarika along with Sentinel media person Robertson Tanti and Wildlife activist Dibakar Nayak alongwith Forest Department rushed to the spot for further enquiries.

The body was sent to Udalguri for postmortem.

This is the fourteenth case of men-elephant conflict of the year under Udalguri district.


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Borengajuli Tea Estate Dimakuchi, Udalguri, Assam

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UPPL stages demo in Kokrajhar

5 Jan 2018 - 8:14pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

Kokrajhar, Jan 5: The United People's Party-Liberal staged a 3 hour sit-in-demonstration near DC office in Kokrajhar on Friday seeking immediate high level inquiry on the basis of CAG report on the BTC, holding of VCDC election simultaneously with Panchayat election in Assam, selection of all elected MCLAs of BTC as the chairman of TCLCC.

 Hundreds of party leaders and supporters with banner, placards participated in the demonstration and shouted slogans demanding a high level inquiry into financial irregularities and anomalies which was unearthed by the CAG of India in BTC administration, conduct VCDC elections simultaneously with Panchayat in the state.

The UPPL alleged that over 1000 crores of financial irregularities have been reported in the council which was unearthed by CAG report.

  A memorandum was submitted to Prime Minister Narendra Modi through Kokrajhar Deputy Commissioner seeking early investigation on the CAG report over financial anomalies in BTC council.   

 Huge financial irregularities and anomalies that was unearthed by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India in the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC).

  The CAG report for the years 2008-09 to2013-14 of the BTC has already been submitted under paragraph 7(4) of the sixth scheduled to the constitution of India in the BTC Assembly on 29th August,2017.

The CAG has done audit over all departments of the BTC together with the sum of ₹1469.09 crores and unearthed multi-crores rupees abnormality counting to the tune of minimum 180 crores, only under the Chief Discretionary(CD) fund.

The party expresses their anguish and dissatisfaction through the sit-in-demonstration over the gross financial corruption committed by the BTC administration. The party also expresses our resentment for not doing any appropriate actions from any appropriate authority for investigating the matter after elapse of long three months also. 

UPPL president UG Brahma while participating the protest demonstration demanded early inquiry into financial anomalies in BTC which was unearthed by CAG. He has alleged that over 1000 crores of financial irregularities have been reported in the council.So, it is very urgent for investigation into council administration.

MEE Assam: July 16, 17

30 May 2016 - 9:44pm | Koushik Hazarika

Medical Entrance Examination (MEE) 2016 for admission to First Year MBBS/BDScourses in the colleges of the State of Assam shall be conducted by Dibrugarh University on 16th and 17th July, 2016 . Information Brochure, Online Application Form, Fee Structure and Forms required during counselling for admission will be available in the websites and from 3rd June to 17th June 2016. Candidates are advised to read the Instructions for filling upthe Online Application Form and the Information Booklet carefully before filling up the Online Application Form. A recent postcard size coloured photograph of the candidate with Roll Number and signature at the bottom must be submitted by the candidate to the examination conducting authority in the examination hall during the examination of Paper-I (Physics). For detailed information candidates are advised to refer to the Information Brochure.

Youth picked up for vote rigging

26 Apr 2014 - 1:35pm | AT News

Kamrup Police have picked up a youth on Saturday acting on the allegations of rigging at a polling booth in North Guwahati where he was deployed as a VDP member.

Identified as Bimal Boro, the youth was picked up from Baihata two days for his alleged rigging of polls at the Bornijora booth on Thursday.

The rigging came to light when a private satellite news channel beamed a story showing the footage where Boro, the VDP member was seen pressing the EVM button on behalf of a section of voters in full view of the presiding and polling officers.