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GMCH allays kala azar fear

The fears of kala azars that gripped the people across the state have been allayed by the Guwhati Medical College Hospital authorities on Thursday. According ton information, the confirmation was followed by the report of testconducted on eleven people which have proved negative. These people have been rushed to the Guwahti medical College Hospital very recently. The doctors feared it to the case of kala azars in view of the symptoms which has clear resemblance of this fata disease. These people who have been rushed to the hoispital including two children from Panikhaity area in the outskirt of the city. All but a woman patient have fled from the hospital whil they were undergoing treatment at the GMCH. The hospital authorities hve already lodged a complaint with the police citing thier names and address.
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NorthEast United FC to play Chennaiyin FC on Thursday

19 Oct 2016 - 5:08pm | AT News

NorthEast United FC have a chance to open the gap at the top when they host defending champions Chennaiyin FC in an intriguing Hero Indian Super League clash at Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, Guwahati, on Thursday.

NorthEast United have led the ISL table since their opening day win over Kerala Blasters FC. They now have 10 points from five matches, and a win against the defending champions will open a clear five-point gap at the top of the table.

“I am sure that in Guwahati and other regions in the north-east, people will take pride in these players and this team. We reached 10 points so far, which is good but we have not yet reached our target, which is to play the semi-finals,” said NorthEast manager Nelo Vingada.

NorthEast United managed a fighting 1-1 draw against Delhi Dynamos in the previous match and, according to Vingada, the team can now match the best teams in the league.

“We need more points but I’m very confident because in these five games our team has kept improving and now we can play anywhere against anyone and give a fight. But of course we play to win. I’m very happy to be part of this league, this country and the atmosphere is great,” said Vingada, whose team was picked up for rich praise from Delhi Dynamos coach Gianluca Zambrotta who said NorthEast were the “best football playing team at present.”

Chennaiyin FC will have pleasant memories about last season when they won the title but they will hope to forget their visit to Guwahati in a hurry. It all ended in disaster for Marco Materazzi’s side last season when Harmanjyot Khabra was sent off, players were involved in skirmishes and they lost 0-2.

Even in the first year, NorthEast stunned Chennaiyin FC, then leading the table, with a flurry of goals in the first session.

Materazzi will hope to change his away record in Guwahati and having won against FC Goa, will not be short on confidence.

Chennaiyin FC registered their first win this season after putting it across FC Goa 2-0 in an early repeat of last year’s final. Goals from Hans Mulder and Mehrajuddin Wadoo in the first half were enough to collect full points after a draw against Atletico de Kolkata and loss against Delhi Dynamos.

“We came in with a whole new mentality and what I told my players is that if we put the heart in, the will, the hunger, then we can win. If not then we are not the same team and we can be at the bottom of the table,” said Materazzi.

Chennaiyin FC are placed sixth at the moment with four points from three matches.


Villagers protecting forest in Boko

31 Dec 2010 - 1:13pm | Peter Alex Todd

Taking a stroll around the village of Sijubari No.1, in Kamrup district of Boko, would remind few lines of Poet Robert Frost,

"Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village, though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow."

The mesmerizing forest cover of Sijubari village however misses the snow only, but the woods are lovely, deep and dark. At the very first sight of the forest one would naturally wonder as how these beautiful woods have not been affected by destruction that has deteriorated the forest scenario in the entire state of Assam.

This normal forest cover engulfing the sijubari village is said to be more than 25 hectors of land. and once it had faced rapid destruction from the villagers itself, however the villagers soon realized that something was not going in the right direction for the future generation. This realization brought a change in the village community and the villagers had decided to protect their forest cover till they exist. It is just some 12 years back the villagers’ effort had brought a drastic change around their village and at this juncture a healthy forest cover is what one can see moving towards the village through a narrow lane from the Boko National Highway.

The thick forest cover of “SAL” and “SEGUN” trees were once planted by the forest department. But the officials of the beat forest office inside the village had abandoned the village long time back leaving the fate of the forest in the hands of the villagers.

The sleepy hamlet of Sijubari resided by mostly Bodo tribe was set up more than 100 years ago. However, till date Electricity is not yet available in the village, a LP school, a decorated Club house and a poor playground are only the other asset of the village besides the forest cover. The village has some 95 families and mostly dependent on farming, collecting firewood and doing other works. However the people of the literally undeveloped village have a great sense of awareness about the shortcomings of deforestation in the near future.Topeshwar Boro, the village headman agrees that due to deforestation there is change in the climate, the amount of rainfall has receded and if preservation is not done the future generation will not know about the trees. “I want that other villagers to do the same as we are doing” he adds.

Keeping in mind about the future, rules have been made for the villagers to patrol the forest areas in groups specially during the vulnerable seasons, like flood and harvesting period when the villagers . The smugglers try to take advantage during harvesting period when the villagers get busier in their field works. Earlier our people had also destroyed the forest and did business too, but we have all realized the need to protect the forest for our own benefit, Says Tirtha Boro.

Special awards are being given for catching smugglers and a particular tree felled by the smugglers can be a good prize. One has also have to pay a fine of R.20 if he remains absent during his duty hours. As far as punishment for the smugglers is concern a village court decides the fate of the culprit, however the Villagers makes it a point not to go to the police station when the culprit is within their people or from the neighborhood. A sum of Rs.800 is charged as fine if caught for the first time and the amount is doubled provided caught for the second time. However the villagers are allowed to collect firewood and woods for domestic use only.

We have never received any help from the forest department and we don’t have much faith in them. They had earlier promised us to give torch lights but we never got it. But we will always keep up our duties. Says Bhadreshwar Boro, a middle aged man.

So next time when you encounter a group of villagers with axe, sticks and other small weapons in the forest towards your way to Sijubari, don’t misunderstand them to be the enemy of the forest.

Naba Sarania won

16 May 2014 - 5:58pm | Hantigiri Narzary

Independent candidate backed by Janagostiya Aikhya Manch and ULFA (Pro-talk) leader Naba Kumar Sarania(Hira) won the No. 5 Kokrajhar Lok Sabha seat at a huge votes.

Sarania defeated his nearest Independent candidate Urkhao Gwra Brahma by a margin of over three lakhs of votes.BPF candidate Chandan Brahma adjusted third spot in the election.