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7th pay commission to implement in Tripura

Good news for government employees and pensioners in Tripura. The state cabinet on Tuesday approved and accepted the recommendations of the three-member P.P.Verma committee on extending benefits of 7th central pay commission for state’s employees and pensioners.

In a cabinet meeting, the council of ministers decided to accept and implement the Verma committee recommendations on implementing 7th CPC. The date of effect of the Revision of pay, wages and pension shall be from October 1, 2018.

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Kalaigaon girl's achievement lauded

28 Nov 2016 - 8:57am | Jayanta Kumar Das

Ajanta Devi,daughter of a villager of Balipota village near Kalaigaon has secured first class first position in Anthropology from Guwahati university in the recently declared MSc final examination.She has also been awarded  Manju Rani Goswami Borkakati Memorial Gold Medal by Guwahati university recently on November 26 in Guwahati.Her achievement has been lauded by the people of Kalaigaon as she is belonged to a family living in a remote village.She is the daughter of Basundhar Nath and Madhabi Nath of Balipota village near Kalaigaon.DN Hazarika,ADC,Udalguri;NC Boro,Inspector of Schools,Udalguri; president of Udalguri District Journalist Union etc  have congratulated her and request other students to follow her foot steps.

Flood fury critical in Morigaon

19 Aug 2014 - 6:03pm | AT News

The flood situation in Nagaon and Morigaon turns critical on Tuesday. Over 150 villages have come under the surging waters of the Brahmaputra affecting around one lakh people.

The water submerged vast tracts of human habitation and farm land with standing crops at Bhuragaon and Mayong revenue circles of Morigaon.

Erosion has added to the woes. Erosion seems to have taken serious turn at the main dyke of Brahmaputra at Bhuragaon point. It threatens to submerge the revenue circle office, police station, Bhuragaon college and the main market there. /

Golden langur World’s 25 Most Endangered Primates

31 Aug 2016 - 6:42pm | Drishana Kalita

The Golden langur (Trachypithecus geei) has now been listed in the World’s 25 Most Endangered Primates! It has been placed in this list due to extensive habitat fragmentation, habitat destruction and encroachment along its distribution range which has led to rapid population decline.

This was declared in a sessionunder chairmanship of Dr. Russell A. Mittermeier (Chair,International Union for Conservation of Natures Species Survival Commission Primate specialist Group (IUCN,SSC, PSG) in the joint congress of International Primatological Society and American Society of Primatologist which was held at Chicago, USA from 21st to 27th August 2016. Dr. Dilip Chetry, Head of Primate Research and Conservation Division of Aaranyak, Assam attended this conference which included 1500 participants from 56 countries.

Dr. Dilip Chetry also presented a talk on the Golden langur and Hoolock gibbon in Chicago. He told this correspondent that this is a positive development as the Golden langur will now draw the attention of global primatologists. For Assam, it is in the hands of the Government to act quickly and constructively to ensure a safe future for the golden langur. To give a new dimension to the conservation of the golden langur in particular and other wildlife in general, the Govt. should declare the “Ripu-Chirang Wildlife Sanctuary” with 590sq.km in the Manas Tiger Reserve and Kakoijana Wildlife Sanctuary (17sq.km) near Bogaigaon immediately, and also bring other areas under the protected areas network. The future of Golden langur is in the hands of mankind and the focus must be on education and awareness, habitat conservation, connecting the different forest fragments by forest corridors, habitat restorations, community participation and Trans-boundary conservation issues with Bhutan. Above all, both political will and public support are needed to achieve the goal of conservation. Dr. Chetry added that, “We are extremely hopeful that the people living near golden langur habitats will co-operate whole heartedly with the Forest Department, researchers, scientists and NGOs for the long-term conservation of golden langur which is the charismatic species of Bodoland Territorial Council. It can also be used as a “Flagship species” for the conservation of bio-biodiversity of this region.”

The Golden langur (Trachypithecus geei) is an endangered primate, endemic to the semi-evergreen and mixed-deciduous forests of Indo-Bhutan border. It has already been listed as endangered species in the IUCN Red List (2016) and Schedule-I species in Indian Wildlife Protection Act (1972). In India its distribution is confined between the rivers Manas in the east, Sankosh in the west, Brahmaputra in the south and extends to an area over 2500sq.km2. However at present approximately just 1400sq.km is remaining. In Bhutan its distribution is equally restricted and found in central Butan ranging between Sankosh River and the Chamkhar-Mange-Manas river complex.