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Wild jumbo kills two in Udalguri

UDALGURI: The Indo-Bhutan border villages in Udalguri district fraught with human-animal conflict and bloodshed, continues to witness brutality of wild jumbos. The wild elephant continues to create terror and trample humans creating fear and panic among the border populace. A herd of wild jumbos trampled one Uttam Rabha to death at No. 2 Saglijhar(Notunbasti) area under Panery PS in Udalguri on Thursday night . The unruly herd comprising 3-4 Jumbos were creating terror in the neighbouring village following which the victim along with his friends went to chase back the herds and he fell victim in the hands of the jumbo while his friends managed to save their lives. A herd of wild elephants had earlier trampled a 16 year old minor Rupali Toppo daughter of Baranbas Toppo and Jasinta Toppo at  Badlapara T.E. under Dimakuchi PS in Udalguri district on October 7 night."Its high time the state government should not wake up from deep slumber and not only deliver lip-service in the name of mitigating the  man-elephant conflict but should adopt strategies " says known wildlife activist of Udalguri,Nabajyoti Baruah. He further advocates that the forest department should set up control rooms at its divisional offices to monitor the situation and anti-depredation squads should be set up in each division involving local youths as volunteers to deal with the problem.Baruah also exhorted the government to adopt measures similar to Bandipur National Park in Karnataka. " M.D. Madhusudhan of the Nature Conservation Foundation, Mysore, has tried out mitigation measures on agricultural lands by installation of co-operative electric fences. Such experiment has been very successful in Karnataka.If this model can be replicated in Assam and scaled up it can help reduce the conflict to a great extent." He added.

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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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EMFA Media Awards 2011 presented

19 Mar 2012 - 1:54am | editor

In presence of Bertil Lintner, eminent journalist from Bangkok and the State chief minister Traun Gogoi, over 25 television journalist and media persons were honoured today with SBI 2nd EMFA Media Awards in a glittering function held at Ravindra Bhawan on March 18 (Sunday). Guest of Honour was Ram Krishna Garg, Chief General Manager, State Bank of India-Northeast Circle. Awardees were felicitated with a citation, trophy and a cheque for Rs 10,000/- each.

Best Voice Over: Mousumi Bora (News Live)
Best Video Editor: jointly Anupam Bordoloi (NETV), Ms Atraye (DY365)
Best Graphic team: Frontier TV
Best Programme: Khoj (Prime News)
Best Programme (Women Issues): Bandhabi (Rang)
Best Anchor (Male): Nituamani Saikia (News Live)
Best Anchor (Female): Nabanita Kalita (Prime News)
Best Camera Person: Mukut Medhi (CNN-IBN)
Best Sports Reporting (The Channel): NewsTime Assam
Best Reporting on Human Interested Story: Pankaj Pratim Dutta, Ainul
Haque (DY365), Mujibur Rahman (DY 365 from Nalbari)
Best Reporting on Development issues: Nabajit Barthakur, Gautam
Talukder (DY365)
Best Reporting on Economic issues: Debajit Talukder, Albert Brendo (News Live)
Best Reporting on Environment issues: jointly Manoj Kumar Deka (Prag News),
Ranjit Rajak (News Live)
Best Reporting on Insurgency issues: Prasanta Mena, Sanjib+ Sunit (NETV)
Best Investigative Reporting: Agnib Gogoi, Ramu Basfor (NETV)
Best Story/ Reporting: Gautam Hazarika (DY365)

The welcome address was delivered by Nava Thakuria, president, EMFA. Earlier a chorus was performed by seven lady journalists. The lyrics
are penned by popular poet Eli Ahmed. Two audio visuals, produced by EMFA with the help of six lady journalists who visited Diphu for reporting on fluorosis menace, were also played in the function. A Bihu dance was also performed on the occasion.

Rongjeng gears up for trade fair

6 Mar 2015 - 11:11am | editor

Rongjeng, the name of a tiny spot atop the East Garo Hills in Meghalaya seems to have dressed afresh. People in this beautiful place are busy with preparing for the Rongjeng Festival slated to begin from March 20.

The two days event, first of its kind in this place aims at showcasing their produces, wares, handlooms and handicrafts before the tourists of the country and abroad.

Ethnic culture and cuisine of the people are expected to steal the focus in the  market.

Entrepreneur from Assam and Nagaland are also expected join the event. Several state government departments have confirmed participation in the first village trade fair by holding stalls to make the people aware of the schemes for over all development.

The event further aims at giving the local talents - musicians, actors and artists  a common platform to boost their talents.

Organizers expect interested people to contact at 08575157016 or visit

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