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Namrup: A skill development workshop drew huge response in Namrup after the Institution of Engineers  India -Upper Assam Local Centre organized it on Monday.

Organized jointly with Namrup Town Committee, the workshop was presided over Chandrama Baruah, a noted Northeastern  fashion designer. In her speech she  said, "through this skill developing workshop on Tailoring where every women can do work for their self respect earning. "

Around 22 candidates participated and the number of participators are expected to increase in a day or two since many encouraging women are in touch with the organizers.

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Golaghat: review meeting on photo electroal

13 Mar 2012 - 3:47am | Ritupallab Saikia

The voters of Golaghat and Khumtai legislative assembly constituencies will now have their photographs printed on the electoral rolls. A meeting with all the major political parties of the state was held today at the conference hall of Deputy Commissioner’s office Golaghat regarding the preparation of photo electoral roll. The meeting was presided over by Sanjib Gohain Baruah Deputy Commissioner of Golaghat where delegates from AGP, BJP and Cong (i) were present. The details of the proceeding were explained to the delegates by Pervez Amin District Election Officer. While talking to Assamtimes, he informed that there are 2,77,633 voters in both Golaghat and Khumtai legislative assembly constituencies taken together and from the first week of April the Booth Level Officers will make a door to door visit to every electorate’s house to collect data and photograph. He further informed that each electorate will be allotted a specific form issued in his/her name with all the relevant details of the concerned electorate printed on the form and if there is any anomalies then the Booth Level Officer will rectify the same immediately. Amin was hopeful of completing the entire project by September before the publication of draft photo electoral roll of the state. It is pertinent to mention that photo electoral roll is one which includes all the details of the voters as mentioned in the electoral roll plus the photograph of the voter. This type of an electoral roll is much reliable as far as fraud prevention is concerned.

First phase of IRV 2020 a great success, says PCCF, Assam

13 Apr 2008 - 7:22pm | Daya Nath Singh
Under the Indian Rhino Vision 2020 (IRV2020) plan about 3,000 wild rhinos are to be translocated in seven protected areas of Assam by the year 2020. This was disclosed to a group of journalists, who visited the Manas National Park on April 12 last, to have a glance of first batch of translocated rhinos from Pabitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Morigaon district, under the scheme. Two rhinos were brought to Manas National Park from the Pabitora on 12th morning. IRV 2020 is an ambitious programme of the Government of Assam in collaboration with World Wildlife Foundation India supported by the International Rhino Foundation and the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Its main objective is to increase the population of rhinos along with its improved security. Rhinos are Assam's pride and this programme would help ensure that the Indian rhinos thrive here for years to come.

Briefing the media persons, the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Assam, M C Malakar said that translocation of rhinos, which includes selection, tranquilization, transportation and final release involved lots of risk. To ensure the rhinos' safety, the trans-locations have followed regulations and IUCN protocols. For this purpose a task force was constituted by the State government in June 2004. He said that two assessment groups, namely Habitat and Security assessment groups were formed by the task force. After the reports submitted by these two groups were found to be satisfactory, the task force decided to translocate some 30-40 rhinos to Manas National Park both from Pabitora and Kaziranga National Park. The Union government accorded its sanction for the scheme and a translocation core committee was constituted which entrusted various activities involved with the translocation exercise to various sub-committees.

Malakar appreciated the cooperation extended by the local people and the NGOs without which the success of the programme was not possible.

Thermal power replacement project facing uncertainty

20 Nov 2017 - 8:54pm | Akshaya Pranab Kalita

NAMRUP:Two back to back incidents have brewed no less trouble for the Namrup-based thermal power plant at a time when power shortage has been plauging the north east Indian state. The incidents in question took place in the thermal power replacement plant which BHEL started construction eight years back.

The first setback for the ₹560 crore project took place in September where a ravaging fire broke out under mysterious circumstances. That too just a couple of weeks before it was to be formally commissioned.

The last incident took place on November 6 where the vital power generating part remained totally paralyzed in the 100 me power generating plant.

Talking to Assam Times, sources said both the incidents took place under mysterious circumstances where machines worth ₹200 crore were damaged and nobody knows when these would be restored.

But the authorities have been maintaining a stoic silence. Despite repeated questions, managing director Kalyani Baruah refused to divulge anything in detail and pleaded ignorance. Instead, she tried to downplay the entire subject.

Sources further raised doubts on the role of a section of employees who could have sabotaged the plant since the timing of both the ravaging incidents were mysterious.

The chief minister was appraised of the progress for fixing a date to formally commission it. The the fire originated forcing the authority to reschedule the date to December 3. Again the second incident took place on November 6 leaving the entire project in a state of dire uncertainty. Is it a case of calculated conspiracy?