A herd of wild jumbos damaged the All Tea Tribes' Students' Association ATTSA) regional office at Garuajhar under Panery PS on Thursday pre-dawn and created havoc in the area. The rapid destruction of forests and construction of dwelling houses in the elephant corridor in the Indo-Bhutan border area has compelled the wild elephants to stray in human habitation in search of food resulting in casualties of human lives and properties. Sanjay Bag,President of ATTSA Garuajhar regional committee has urged the forest officials to take necessary steps to push back the wild herds to jungles. The studentleader has also urged the concerned officials to pay the ex-gratia to the family members of the man-elephant conflict victims.
Former Congress MP Mani Kumar Subba’s condition shows signs of recovery. But he is still not out of danger. The Tezpur independent candidate is on ventilation support at the Medanta City Hospital in Gurgaon.
Subba, who is contesting from Tezpur in the Lok Sabha polls suddenly fell ill on Thursday last at his residence in Lakhimpur before being flown to GNRC in Dispur.
His family members rushed Subba to Gurgaon for better condition where he is not out of danger.
Former Ranji cricketers staged a day log dharna in Guwahati on Sunday in protest against the crippling corruption in the Assam Cricket Association. The cricketers thronged Dighalipukhuri in the morning before they started staging dharna demanding stern action against the cricket body officials who have been making money for the last couple of years. Talking to reporters they said, ”We won’t allow this corruptionraj to continue in the cricket body. Let them face the music.” Notably, two ACA officials namely Bikash Baruah and G Burahgohain are likely to be arrested at any time after police registered case against the duo for siphoning funds to the tune of crores of rupees meant for uplift of cricket.