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Assamese prof to speak on Slow Loris at Intl conference

Dr Nabajit Das , assistant professor of zoology of B H College Howly is being invited to Kenya for his research based work for slow loris. Dr Das will deliver his speech on the causes of distress, plundering for medicine and the reservation on Slow Loris, the only nocturnal animal of north East.this is the 27th international discussion cycle and going to be held in Nairobi on August to 19 - 25.

Dr Das is associated with Primate research center and has talking about the slow loris in several countries .

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Cattle smugglers arrested

6 Sep 2019 - 7:34pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

Police launched a crackdown on illegal cattle smugglers and arrested ten persons on Thursday evening at Srirampur area in Kokrajhar district.

Police apprehended a truck bearing registration number AS-01GC-3837 carrying 16 cattle illegally from West Bengal bound for Bangladesh via Meghalaya.

Police  also arrested Arun Lyngdoh and Munna Saikia alias Ikram Hussain, president and secretary of the All India Livestocks Trader and Transporters Association, as they were escorting the illegal cattle truck.

Police so far apprehended ten persons involved in this incident. An FIR has been registered with Gossaigaon police station in this regard with case no.388/2019, U/S 120(B)/353/420/506 IPC,R/W Sec.11(1)(a)(d)(e)(h) of PCA Act,1960 and R/W Sec.192(A)/194/199 MV Act.

Speaking the reporters Kokrajhar SP Rajen Singh 54 cases have been registered against the cattle smuggLERS in Kokrajhar district in last four years.

According to records, 19 each cases were registered in 2016 and 2017,seven case registered in 2018 and nine in 2019 respectively.

Hornbill fest gets underway

Photo: Rituraj Shivam
1 Dec 2014 - 3:49pm | Rituraj Shivam Thauchengcha

Tucked away a few miles from Kohima, Kisama village is throbbing with the activities of a full fledged festival. Prime minister Narendra Modi opened the much awaited hornbill festival at a colourful show of Naga culture on Monday morning.

Modi in his speech doled out a slew of announcements for the north eastern states saying that the entire region must get adequate focus. Over 2 lakh people are gathering in the historic Nagaland villager to enjoy rich Naga cultural ethos in the seven day long festival.  

 

Violence mars anti-CAB bandh call

8 Jan 2019 - 2:49pm | AT News

An orgy of violence in Assam on Tuesday when over 100 parties and organizations have observed north east bandh in protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016. Many bandh supporters attacked some BJP offices and burnt tyres to stop the movement of vehicles.