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Steps on to ensure BTAD security: CM

Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Thursday announced a special force in the vulnerable areas of BTAD.

Addressing a press conference, Gogoi said that the force would be raised with the help of the local residents to ensure the safety and security of the people.

He said another special force would be raised to seized illegal firearms in the BTAD areas.

According to Gogoi, 12 people have been remaining traceless since the incidents of attack.

Gogoi, however, added that section of the local residents in Naranguri area who survived the attack jumped into the Beki river on Friday night.

Apart from these, Gogoi has written to the Centre asking for 50 more additional forces to be deployed in BTAD which would be possible only after the election.

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Poachers strike KNP

21 Aug 2013 - 3:31pm | AT News
Poachers strike again in Kaziranga. Two one-horned rhinos were killed and chopped off their horns in the National Park on Wednesday.
Poachers were learnt to have killed the rhinos near the NH-37----200 meters away from Dirang forest camp under Burapahar range office in the park.
According to KNP officials, the incident took place at around 3.20 am nearby the NH-37. Then poachers killed two rhinos using sophisticated weapons and chopped off their horns.
As forest guards came out from their camp, poachers fired at the forest guards and bullets were exchanged.
However, the poachers managed to flee from the site with the horns.
 

Forest guards found bullet-injured de-horned rhinos and four empty cartridges of AK series rifle from the site.

EMFA condemns attack on Television Journalists

17 May 2011 - 11:18am | editor

Electronic Media Forum Assam has strongly condemned the attack on two television journalists on duty today in the city by some constriction agents. It may be mentioned that Ranjita Rabha (NE Television) and Kumarjit Sharma (Frontier TV) with other colleagues went for coverage on a fraud issue engineered by Mudra Devcon Pvt Ltd in Rajgarh area of Guwahati.


It may be mentioned that Mudra Devcon agents collect money from the customers against the booking of housing flats. The company works on chain system of marketing. But there were some allegations of fraudulence against the company and the specific information was provided by Assam Jatiyatabadi Yuva Chatra Parishad members to the media.


The reporters, after arriving at the location, stared interacting with the customers (mostly women) who were present there and it angered the officials of Mudra Devcon. It led to some hot debates between the media persons and officials of the company and finally a section of the officials mishandled the reporter and camerapersons. The EMFA has urged to the authority to take appropriate actions against the culprits and also appealed to the AJYCP to clarify their position in this respect.

Bridge over Nonai river washed away

9 Jun 2017 - 6:12am | Shajid Khan

The incessant rainfall since the past couple of days has resulted in rise in waterlevel of river Nonai. The makeshift river bridge at Tia Phukuri ghat has been washed away on Thursday by the water resulting in disruption of communication. The area which falls under 65 No. Kalaigaon LAC the bridge is a vital link for inhabitants to travel to and fro from Kalaigaon to Khoirabari. The 70 years of Independence and even  the change of guards in Dispur and Delhi has not changed the fate of the people who have been using makeshift bamboo bridges, boats and rafts made of banana tree trunks for crossing the river.

The surface communication has been disrupted since the bridge "disappeared in the deluge" on June 4.

"The bamboo bridge was built by local villagers with the help of activists of Paschim Nonai unit of Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti(KMSS) this year said Bapan Sarma a moffusil journalist of the area. The washing away of bridge has greatly hampered the school and college going students,the agro-dependent villagers,traders and commuters. .

As of now, a permanent bridge, which is the need of the hour, remains a distant dream. "A pucca bridge is needed because rising river water has been regular feature every year here and a bamboo bridge can hardly withstand its onslaught," Sarma said.