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Adivashis demand ST status

A four hour protest dharna was held in front of DC office in Kokrajhar on Friday demanding solution to various issues of the Adivashi community, includes ST status, land pattas, introducing of Santhali language.

Hundreds of people from Adivashi community and members from Adivashi Sengel Abhijan, Jharkhand Desam Party participated in the protest.

A memorandum was submitted to the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi through Deputy Commissioner, Kokrajhar seeking early granting of ST status to the Adivashi community.

 

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Milad-un-Nabi in Tangla

1 Dec 2017 - 7:02pm | Shajid Khan

Milad-un-Nabi, the birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammad was observed with traditional fervour in Tangla on Friday.Celebrated on the 12th day of Rabi-ul-Awwal, the third month of the Islamic calendar, the day commemorates the birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammad.

Religious fervour marked the celebrations with mass prayers being held at Tangla Bara Masjid and Jame Masjid Banseria .The day begin with special prayers in mosques followed by a special feast befitting the birthday celebrations of the founder of Islam. The food prepared during Milad-un-Nabi is known as Mawlid recipes. The men young and old alike feasted on special delicacies prepared on the ocassion.

AGP unification or poll bugle against Congress

6 May 2008 - 1:18am | editor
After days of hectic political confabulations, regionalism in Assam is back with a renewed strength and vigour. The entire development came up from 11 in the morning at the Ambari based AGP party headquarters. The main Opposition AGP’s unification committee on Monday hold a series of brainstorming sessions categorically with four of its breakaway groups to finalise the formalities for unification.

First to step into the AGP headquarters on Monday was its founder president Prafulla Kumar Mahanta and his chief acolytes Gunin Hazarika, Ganesh Kutum et al who held talk with the unification panel president and AGP vice president Phani Bhusan Chaudhory.

Coming out of the meeting the former Chief Minister told the waiting reporters outside that it’s a step in right direction to bailout the state from the Congress government's misrule. Mahanta was expelled from the party three years back for failing to turn up when he was charged with indulged in a number of anti-party activities. That too before the last Assembly polls.

This was followed by Trinamoo, Gana Parishad general secretary and former minister Atul Bora and his supporters who landed at the Ambari office after a gap of ten years. For the former minister his homecoming only needs formal announcement saying it’s the need of the hour.

Thereafter came Pabindra Deka who is running the Purbanchalya Loka Parishad followed by another PLP Rajkumar group who have been insisting on unification of regional parties.

Later the party will discuss the matter to take a formal decision to this effect.

Conservationist Ashok Kumar honoured

19 Dec 2015 - 3:58pm | Subhamoy Bhattacharjee

Ashok Kumar, Founder & Chairman Emeritus, Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) was honoured with the Sanctuary Legend Award at the prestigious Earth Heroes event held at NTPA auditorium in Mumbai today. The Legend Award is a new honour started by Sanctuary this year.

With a career in wildlife spanning over five decades Ashok Kumar’s contribution to conservation is immeasurable. A pioneer in many ways, he has a strong hand in ensuring that Sansar Chand, the most dangerous wildlife trader ever to have operated in India, stayed behind bars. He set up TRAFFIC in India and conducted a milestone seizure of tiger derivatives during his tenure there.

At a time when nobody spoke about seeking protection for wildlife through tougher laws, he sought to plug loopholes and pushed for effective implementation of wildlife laws. In 2002, following a case filed by him, protection to the Tibetan antelope was granted by banning shahtoosh shawl production. His strategy to engage the system even when he opposed it for a project or policy reason, showed dramatic results, facilitating better coordination between Forest Departments and enforcement authorities across the country.

Vivek Menon, ED & CEO of WTI, who has been close confidante and co-worker of Ashok Kumar, said, “Ashok is one of those rare and endangered breeds of mankind whose passion for wildlife protection made him unstoppable in his quest to protect fauna. His fight against organized wildlife crime was both pioneering and timely and the conservation world is indebted to him for his untiring crusade against those who exploit wildlife. His undying humour even in most dire of situations are as legendary as the man himself”. 

A living legend Ashok Kumar’s passionate devotion to wildlife conservation and his inexhaustible love for the forest and all its creatures makes him a hero and an inspiration for many. He shines like a beacon for India’s young conservationists.