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Sal logs seized

KOKRAJHAR: Forest department in Chirang, seized several numbers of tractors and trucks which were carrying illeglly felling sal timbers from Selekaguri, Shantipur, Deosri area under Runikata forest range on Thursday in Chirang district.

The seized timbers are kept now at Runikata forest range office.

Recently,forest department officials have seized a large number of smuggling timbers at Kachugaon in Kokrajhar district.

The seized timbers  are valued at Rs.20.

The forest department has been taking stern measures to check timber smuggling in the region and necessary deployments are made so far, said a senior forest official in BTAD.

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Flash Flood revisits Assam

30 Aug 2007 - 2:28am | pbaruah
Guwahati: Heavy rains in Arunachal Pradesh trigger flash flood again taking a toll of 5 people besides displacing hundreds of people. Parts of upper Assam are reeling under a fresh wave of flood for the last three days.

With heavy rains lashing the neighbouring hills state, the Brahmaputra and its tributaries starts overflowing resulting in flash floods again.

Official sources here say the floods that come suddenly render more than 5,000 people homeless besides claiming five people in three separate incidents in upper Assam.

According to Central Water Commission sources on Wednesday the Brahmaputra are flowing above the danger level in many places.

Notably, five people, including three children, were killed on Tuesday in three separate incidents of drowning in Sivasagar district. These incidents took place while they were moving on wooden rafts.

Cleanliness Drive By FCI and SOS Children's Village marks Gandhi Jayanti in Hojai.

2 Oct 2018 - 7:22pm | Nikhil Mundra

Hojai- In a bid to aware people and To mark the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatama Gandhi Food Corporation Of India , Food Storage Depot in Hojai Organised Swachta Hi Seva programme on Tuesday at FCI campus in Hojai with day long activities. A mass awareness rally was taken out by the energetic workers of FCI in the presence of Anil Kumar Burma,Area Manager,Nagaon , Deepak Kumar, Manager, FCI,FSD,Hojai and Biju Das, Ex-Manager,FCI,Hojai at the FCI campus.During the whole rally  they were holding placards that read slogan of Swach Bharat.Speaking on the Occasion, Area Manager Anil Kumar Burma said," This is the beginning, it's our responsibility to keep our surroundings neat and clean,Our duty is highly important as We are Food supplier from here only food goes to everyone's home." He lauded the efforts of Deepak Kumar,Manager,FCI, Hojai, under whose direction this significant programme was organised in a befitting manner. Deepak Kumar said," Swachhta Hi Sewa campaign began in Hojai from 15th September  to 2nd October, during this 17 days we have worked as per the responsibility that was assigned to us as per mail from our Headquater in New Delhi." "To encourage the workers, a token of appreciation momento was presented  to some of them",he added. Also, Neem tree's were planted in the FCI premises.

On the other hand, SOS CHILDREN'S VILLAGE paid tribute to Father of the Nation with Swachh Bharat Abhiyan at Civil Hospital in Hojai on Tuesday. Children's of SOS along with Village Director Paresh Badyakar cleaned Civil Hospital Campus and also distributed fruits between the patients. Talking to this Correspondent , Village Director Paresh Badyakar said," SOS Children Village participating in this abhiyan to inculcate the good attitudes towards the nation and within themselves.

Camp for Assam-Meghalaya Sikhs

11 Sep 2017 - 6:39pm | AT New Delhi

The Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC) has decided to organise a two day camp for sikh population in Assam and Meghalaya to equip them with the schemes being run by the Centre and state governments for welfare of the Minorities in the country.

Disclosing this in a statement released in Delhi the DSGMC President S. Manjit Singh GK & General Secretary S. Manjinder Singh Sirsa said that this two day camp will be on September 13 and 14 at Nagaon in Assam and Shillong in Meghalaya which have a sizeable population of sikhs in these states. 

He said that DSGMC is sending four member team to these states for the said camp which will brief the sikhs about the schemes being run by the Centre as well as concerned state government for welfare of the minority communities. He said that this four member team will be headed by Bibi Ranjit Kaur member DSGMC.

Sirsa said that centre and state governments have launched a number of schemes for minorities which included Pre Matric (online), Post Matric (online) scheme, Merit Cum Means (online), Paro Pardesh Scheme and Maulana Azad Education Foundation scholarship schemes. He said that there is provision of reimbursement of fees being paid by minorities particularly economic weaker sections. He said that there is also a scheme for education loan on nominal interest rates for those who want to study abroad under the Paro Pardesh Schemes.

He informed that Social Activist Mrs. Indu Singh & Assamee Sikhs Association in Nagaon, Assam, Sikh Pratinidhi Eastern Board Zone Dhubri Sahib, Assam and City Gurdwara Management Committee, Shillong (Meghalaya) are coordinating for organizing these camps.

Sirsa said that once the sikhs residing in these states become aware of these schemes, this will help them a lot for up bringing of their children and also for their development and progress.

The DSGMC General Secretary also urged the Singh Sabhas formed in different states that they can approach the DSGMC if they want organizing of such camps in their respective areas which can prove to immensely helpful for the sikh community.