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Prosters fish on the road

KOKRAJHAR: At a time when state PWD minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma drumming for renovation of all PWD roads across the state, citizens from greater Bhotgaon area in Kokrajhar, heart of BTAD have expressed resentment. The protested with fishing in the Kokrajhar-Bilashipara Road in Kokrajhar district on Tuesday.

Hundreds of peoples from all walks of life thronged at the main road at Bhotgaon with banner,placards and show their anger and protest with net  fishing in protest against the deplorable road conditions on the roads since few long years.

The Kokrajhar-Bilashipara road is a main road connecting Dhubri district and adjoining areas, but remained dilapidated for a long time due to insincerity from the PWD department.

Agitated peoples come out with fishing net and started fishing on the road which was organized by All BTAD Minority Student's Union (ABMSU) to put pressure on government for early repairment of the road.

Few months back Kokrajhar DC promised to start work on renovation of the road through the PWD department.

Agitated ABMSU leaders strongly criticised the government for inaction.

"Government never heard people's needy voice and so we have to come out with fishing net to fish on the road", ABMSU leaders said.

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Lakhipur Alongbar lift Daokha trophy

19 Oct 2015 - 5:51pm | Hantigiri Narzary

 Lakhipur Alongbar lifted the Bigrai Mushahary (Daokha) memorial football trophy defeating Simbargaon Bithorai Club 4-0 in Monday’s final match at Bismuri ground in Kokrajhar. 

For Alongbar, Pideve Basumatary scored first goal in 33 minutes and led the team 1-0 in the first half. Again for Alongbar, Nipun Basumatary, Kwrwmdao Brahma and Nipson Basumatary scored one each goal in 43 minutes, 52 minutes and 62 minutes respectively in the second half and won the trophy

Kwrwmdao Brahma of Alongbar wax adjusted ax best player in the trophy and awarded cash 1,000 and a trophy. BTC executive member Rajib Brahma who attended as chief guest handed over trophy and Rs.8,000 in cash. Social worker Girish Chandra Narzary gave away runners up trophy and Rs. 5,000 in cash. 

 

Rhino Horn Verification Process

22 Aug 2016 - 1:13pm | AT News

To,
Shri Sarbananda Sonowal
Honourable Chief Minister of Assam
Dispur, Guwahati

Subject: Rhino Horn Verification Process

Dear Sir,

Namaskar.

We, on behalf of Nature’s Beckon and Journalists’ Forum Assam, would like to appreciate you for various new initiatives taken by Assam government under your strong leadership to protect the wildlife in general and conserve the one-horned rhinoceros in particular. We also express happiness that the process of rhino horn verification is undergoing to identify the fake horns under the custody of State forest department and various treasuries in Assam. As the one-horned rhinoceros is not merely an environmental issue for the people of Assam, we want to draw your attention towards the recent declaration of Rhino Horn Verification Committee instituted by the State government and urge your good office for necessary actions. Years back, we took the initiative to inform the conscious people of the State about the missing of rhino horns from the custody of forest department. We still suspect that a section of forest officials are still involved in the illegal trade of rhino horns. Few days back, the Rhino Horn Verification Committee declared that it would not reveal the number of rhino horns kept in the custody of Assam government since 1980, which we strongly oppose and demand to disclose the statistics.

Secondly, the committee opined that only the suspected horns would be sent for forensic examinations, but we argue for sending each and every rhino horn for forensic test authentications.

Thirdly, the people of Assam deserve to know the number of rhino horns kept in the custody of the forest department and treasuries of Assam prior to 1980. Understanding the complication of the process, we also propose for the presence of an Executive Magistrate in the entire course of verification of the rhino horns and few locals, who have been raising voices for decades against the relentless rhino poaching incidents primarily in Kaziranga National Park.

Need not to mention that the said committee includes few forest officials, during whose tenures the conservation activists alleged of frequent poaching of rhinos in various forest reserves. Hence the people of Assam may find it too difficult to accept the report of the present committee.

So we reiterate our old demand for a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the matter and settle it for good. We hope you would be kind enough to consider all these aspects and take necessary actions for the benefit of Assam’s precious wildlife.

Thanking you in anticipation, With regards,

Soumyadeep Dutta, Director, Nature’s Beckon
Nava Thakuria, Secretary, Journalists’ Forum Assam

Not worried about Modi: CM

8 Feb 2014 - 1:52pm | AT News

Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said that he had nothing to be worried about Narendra Modi who is holding a huge rally in Guwahati on Saturday.

Talking to reporters in Sivasagar in the sidelines of a function, Gogoi said that the huge rally in Khanapara will hardly help BJP woo the voters.

He said that the people are aware of the country’s political scenario and UPA performance. “Yes, let them hold the huge rally in Guwahati. Let them pull the crowd. But the people will vote us,” said the Chief Minister.