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Wild jumbo tramples 1 to death

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 .

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Recipient of The Annual Colosseum Awards 2014 & 2015 (by The Assam Tribune group), Shajid Khan is a journalist based in Tangla.In his stint of journalistic experience he has contributed numerous political, socio-political stories for bountiful national,international as well as Assam based publications. He also pens down analytic commentary on print and web based publications.

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Gogoi for CBI probe into border flare up

23 Aug 2014 - 6:26am | AT News

The Assam government will seek a CBI probe into the recent Assam-Nagaland border flare to unearth the truth.  

Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi announced it when he met a delegation of 13 organizations in Guwahati on Friday evening. But, he said, the first priority would be to restore peace in the affected areas. He further said that the displaced people wuld be send back to their homes soon.

The chief minister assured the delegation that security measures would be in place, including permanent police pickets, in the affected areas to instill confidence among the border people apart from adequate rehabilitation measures. 

Gogoi said that MGNERGA card would help the the affected people eke out their livelihood in these areas. //

Stillwell Road to be resurrected in Ledolam

Ledolam- a novel by  Juri Borah Borgohain
24 Dec 2012 - 2:29pm | Ritupallab Saikia

It was the winter of the year 1942, Ledo, the small, beautiful and quite town of upper Assam have been seeing a flurry of activity. A 1726 Km long road link stretching upto Kunming in China via Myanmar is being constructed from the Zero Point in Ledo. It was the time when the terror of World War II has taken everybody in its grip. Japan has intensified its attack on the Allied Forces and as a part of their war strategy Japs have cut down all communication links between India and China. The stiff picks of Himalayas have come in the way of the only air route left to transport arms and ammunition from India to China. Already many pilots of the allied force have lost their life in this Himalayan supply line better known as “The Hump”. To keep the chances of allied forces alive in the WWII, they need an alternative route to supply arms, ammunition and logistics to China. General Joseph Warren Stilwell of United States Army has been entrusted with this herculean task of building the road link that connects India with China.

Atlast after two years of toil, sweat, hardship and sacrifice of precious lives of thousands of young soldiers, under the leadership of Stillwell the long, seemingly never ending road way from Ledo to Kunming was completed. Among the thousands of American soldier there was a young American named George Jonathon who amidst the turmoil of the War and the demanding job of completing the road way had a chance meeting with Radha, a young damsel hailing from a tea garden of Ledo. Did George survive till the completion of the road and was he destined to meet Radha. The answers to all these heart touching event will be revealed in “Ledolam”, a novel penned by one of the most read novelist of the present generation Juri Borah Borgohain. Ledo is known as Ledolam in local Singpho language.

In her interaction with Assam Times, Borgohain said that the idea to write a novel on historic Stilwell road was germinated in her mind when she had been to Joyrampur in Arunachal Pradesh in February, 2008. “There I had a chance to visit a Chinese soldiers’ cemetery of soldiers who have laid down their life in the construction of the Stilwell road and I was highly touched by it and that is when I have decided to write a novel centering around the plot of the history behind the Stilwell road and it would be a fitting dedication and homage to all those nameless soldiers and laborers who died building the road” she added. The novel is expected to hit the stall within this month.

Rainwaters wreak havoc in Guwahati

23 Sep 2015 - 8:14am | AT News

Rain waters start wreaking havoc in Guwahati again after the premier north eastern city was lashed by incessant rains for several our on Tuesday. Low laying places in the city came under the rain waters from Wednesday morning disrupting normal life in Anil Nagar, Nabin Nagar, Lachit Nagar, Chandmari along with many other places.

Vehicles, mostly, refuse to ply on the RG Baruha Road because of the rainwaters that inundated a huge portion from Sundarpur area to Chandmari area forcing many offices to remain closed for the day.