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Illegal felling of Sal trees, deforestation would be checked

BTC Deputy Chief Kampa Borgoyary, who is also forest department in-charge said that illegal felling of Sal trees and deforestation activities would be checked with stern mesaures at a ny cost in the region to protect forest and environment.On the other hand, the World Enironment Day was also observed in Kokrajhar,heart of BTAD administration along with rest of the world on Sunday. Borgoyary,along with his wife Rashmi Borgoyary planted sapling along the JD Road at Titaguri on the occasion of World Environment Day,was jointly organised by BTC forest department,135 Battalion(Bn) eco Task Force and Second battalion of Rajput Army. Dr LR Bishnoi, Assam ADGP and BTAD(IGP) and Shyamal Prasad Saikia,SP Kokrajhar also planted saplings at Dimalgaon Reserve Police complex in the district,which was organised by Kokrajhar dsitrict police administration. Borgoyary said that the BTC administration has been taking strong measures to protect forest and environment by initiating sapling plantations across the region.Expressing serious concern over the illegally felling of Sal trees aling the Nayekgaon forest range recent,Borgoyary has urged the concern department official to take stern step against smuggling activities and involved culprits be nabbed to check illegally penetrated in the area.He also said that no any tolerance would be beared whenever it is seeing on forest atrocities.He has directed forest officials to step with strong measures and stop felling of trees and atroctoes on wildlife.

Borgoyary said, “The forest department has been stepping stern step against illegal timber smuglling along Nayekgaon Range office as well all over the region of BTAD. He asked forest officials to take protection of forest wealth at any cost”.

‘We planted sappling on the occasion with support of Eco Task Force and local peoples with building green and healthy environment in the region. We have also stepped to plant more sapplings along the educational institution,river side and road sides’,Borgoyary added.

BP Sega,CO of the Eco Task Force said that we planted several plants to make beautification of the region among human living. Segan said that we have been planted several saplings along the road side and educational institutions in the area,besides preserving natural beauty and protection of wildlife in the region since eight years last.Citizens must protect environment and share while planting trees.

Dr LR Bishoi Assam ADGP and BTAD(IGP) while planting sappling on the occasion said that police administration in the area planted sapplings to mark the day with involving police jawan and officials for making healthy environment in the world.

Bishnoi said that police administration also observed the day with planting over 1000 plants in our reserve complex and police station complexes. This is very must needed to keep green and healthy environment among human society. Shyamal Prasad Saikia,SP Kokrajhar said that all police station and outposts will be witnessed of beauty of trees because this year police adiministartion planned to plant saplings.

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Wild jumbo tramples 1 to death

29 Sep 2016 - 6:26pm | Shajid Khan

At a time when Man-elephant conflict has taken worst turn in Udalguri district a man  was trampled to death by a wild elephant at 2 No. Samrang  area under Dimakuchi PS of Udalguri district near the Indo-Bhutan border on Thursday morning.

Reportedly Lakhiram Praja(55) was trampled to death,by a wild jumbo while he was working in a paddy field.  Police have retrieved the body and sent it to post-mortem.

On the other hand a recovery of unidentified dead body has created sensation in Jhalimukh area under Panery PS following the recovery of a dead body near a stream. Police have recovered the body further investigations are on .

Lost villages of Assam

Lost villages of Assam
25 Nov 2012 - 8:54pm | Manoj Kumar Das

Partition brings pain and trauma. If it is international like the partition of India, then it’s tragic yet unavoidable. But when that happens within the country it’s regrettable. I have no idea about the way the boundary between Assam and Nagaland was determined. When Nagaland was carved out of Assam, I was in primary school and one fine day we got a day off to celebrate the occasion of division of Assam or to say the birth of the new sister state of Nagaland.

Dimapur was the ancient capital of the Dimasa Kachari Kingdom. The ruins of that time are scattered all around. From Dimapur till North Cachar, a huge tract is inhabited by Dimasas. Dimasa Kacharis have own language and now they have a district called Dima Hasao in Assam. Recently a peace accord was also signed between Govt. of India and the Dimasa underground leaders. There is another branch of Kacharis residing side by side. They are the Mech Kacharis. Mech Kacharis have forgotten their language and like many other ethnic groups: Chutia, Motok, and Moran have embraced Assamese language.


Dhansiri River

There are 5 villages with more than 5000 population in Dimapur. Some names of the villages are Kuchiajan, Darogajan, and Podumpukhuri. Till a few years back Dimasa and Mech Kacharis were treated as non-locals. Now they got the status of Naga tribes and are eligible for all the benefits including employment. I was there in connection with some official work. We met the Gaonburha Mr Subhas Mech. He is an ex-armyman and lost his wife recently. His children are all settled. He lives in a small house, all alone and doing good work for the community.

Betelnut time

He lamented – “Assam forgot about us. Nobody ever enquired about how we are living. Most probably the boundaries were decided in some office in Shillong that time. We follow Ek Sarana Naam Dharma propounded by the great saint Srimanta Sankaradeva and are known as Xoroniyas. We are Vaishnavites. We have now problem in disposing off the dead. Other Nagas loath burning of bodies. There is a small cremation site now on the bank of the river. That has been eroded but for a very small portion and our dead have alomost no place to cremate”. We saw a very well managed Naamghar amidst lush green paddy fields.

Xoroniya Naamghar

We also met a group of people. There were schoolchildren, house-wives, grannies, teenagers and toddlers. One granny offered us traditional betel nut. She told her story- “I was from Bengenabari in Golaghat and was married off here. This place is prosperous but our future is tense from culture point of view. All these children now study in English medium school. There is no way to learn Assamese. One day there will be no one to recite the religious hymns from Bhagwat and Naam-Ghosha”.

Asom Sahitya Sabha may start a branch here and devise to teach basic Assamese, so that some living traditions are maintained. Some deeds done in history cannot be reversed this late. I am sure some mechanism can be worked out in consultation with the Naga civil society, who are our friendly neighbours.

Protest in Tinsukia over Nagalim theory

4 Dec 2017 - 2:59pm | Mithun Baruah

TINSUKIA:More than 1000 people five different organizations staged dharna in Tinsukia on Monday alleging a conspiracy to compromise Assam's territorial integrity in the name of the greater Nagalim.

The leaders of the five student and youth organizations who staged demo in front of the Deputy Commissioner's office dared the Centre to make public the peace frame work signed between the NDA government and NSCN-IM three years back.

Later, they sent s memorandum to Prime Minister through the Deputy Commissioner raising the demand. They further threatened to launch a massive agitation if the Centre compromises Assam's territorial integrity.

Chatra Mukti Sangram Samity, AJYCP, All Assam Gorkha Students Union, Asom Sangrami Oikya Manch, Sangrami Yuva Chatra Parishad took out the demonstration.