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Python panic on the road!

The incident of traffic jam caused by a python created fun for people and tough time for police to control the crowd at Kalaigaon town. The adult python was spotted on tree top by a group of people in front of Kalaigaon HSS near busy MB road at 11 am today.Thousands of people immediately arrived at the scene to see the reptile sleeping on a tree branch jamming vehicular traffic for hours.Numbers of police personnel headed by OC,Kalaigaon police station had tough time to control crowd till the arrival of forest personnel.The ten feet long python weighing approximately twelve kg was finally captured safe to be released in the Khalingduar Reserve Forest near India Bhutan border.




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Irate villagers ransacked Bornadi WLS office. Another wild elephant dead in Udalguri district

6 Sep 2011 - 6:44pm | editor

Irate villagers of Dharmajuli village near Suklai ransacked the office of the Bornadi Wildlife Sanctuary on September 4,causing damage to its property. According to information,a lone wild elephant roaming in the locality damaged three houses in the Dharmajuli village the previous night.The wild elephant had been creating trouble in Nagrijuli TE for some days before it was chased away to Suklai area by Nagrijuli TE authority.The incident occurred just 4 KM away from the Range office of BWLS. Range Officer,Satya Boro along with his staff visited the spot in the morning of September 4 for investigation and assessment of the damages.At around 10 AM,a group of fifty numbers of people mostly woman marched towards the Bornadi WLS Range Office.The Range Officer was not present there while the unruly mob started breaking furnitures of the office.They also pelted stones at other houses.”PIGMY HOG”,a local NGO immediately informed higher forest officials and police from Dimakuchi Police Station arrived at the scene at 11 AM and the situation was brought under control.
In another tragic incident,dead body of one 7 years old male wild elephant was found in Dangalbasti village near Ghagra TE Division,Hatigarh in the morning of September 5.The 5.6 feet tall elephant's body bore no marks of injury.Eye witnesses remarked it as case of poisoning. Recovery of this dead wild elephant raises the death toll to 6 in last three months in the district. It needs mention that 6 numbers of people have already lost their lives during the three months period in the district. If BTC and Assam government neglect the situation more deaths of wild elephant would occur,said a nature loving people of Hatigarh.

PM announces ex-gratia

31 Oct 2008 - 4:38am | editor
The Centre has announced a financial assistance of Rs.1 lakh each to the next of kin of those killed in the serial blasts.

According to PMO release, the ex-gratia relief has been sanctioned from the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund and that

a sum of Rs 50,000 would be given to those seriously injured in the blasts.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said the government would take all possible steps to bring the perpetrators to justice.

"We will take all possible steps to maintain peace and bring the perpetrators of such acts to justice," he said in a message.

"I am confident that the people of India will rise unitedly against these attempts to disturb peace and harmony and to destroy our social fabric," he said.

SSB seizes record cannabis in 2015

28 Jan 2016 - 10:12pm | Shajid Khan

The 61 battalion of SSB stationed at Bhairabkunda of Udalguri district has seized 6382 kilogram of cannabis (ganja) from the area in 2015. A total of 123 persons were arrested involved in illegal trade of cannabis including timber smuggling. A total of 1582 kilogram ganja was seized only in the current month till January 19. The battalion has been conducting special operations in the areas of West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh and trying to combat anti-social activities in the region.

The SSB troop has been trying their level best to combat the illegal activities and to aware the local people to uproot the illegal cultivation and business. The ganja cultivation was the traditional habit of the villagers of Boha. The village which is situated in the interior area of West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh.Boha is the den of the ganja cultivation. The villagers resisted SSB jawans during their operation and the jawans recovered 905 kilograms ganja on December 30 last year. As per sources there are about 200 families in the village and each family is involved in the illegal cultivation of cannabis directly or indirectly. A group of 69 person involved in timber smuggling were apprehended by the operating SSB team and handed over to the police.

They have also seized 69 logs of timber.