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Discussion on conservation held

A discussion on the role of documentaries and motion pictures in conservation was held in Golaghat on Sunday. Raj Phukan of Green Guard, Eminent filmmaker Charu Kamal Hazarika and Mubina Akhtar were part of the discussion panel. The event was moderated by Dr PC Bhattacharjee. 

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Soobodh Biswas caught

22 Mar 2017 - 3:32pm | AT News

A police team probing the Silapothar clash has arrested Soobodh Biswas fifteen days after he alleged to have taken the lead to attack a local AASU office after a huge rally.

Biswas, was caught at a house in 24 Pargana district early in the morning by a CID team which was camping in Kolkata in search of the NIBBUSS president who incited his followers to vandalize the AASU office.

Police have arrested 45 people in this connection even after many organizations have been mounting pressure on the government to nab Biswas

AJYCP asks forest minister to quit

4 Aug 2016 - 5:12pm | AT News

The Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuva Chatra Parishad have expressed grave concern over the repeated incidents of rhino deaths in Kaziranga and demanded immediate resignation of the forest minister.

In a press statement issued here on Thursday, AJYCP president Biraj Kumar Talukdar said that the flood related deaths could be prevented by raising highland inside the park with systematic planation. “Raising highlands in the one fourth portion with systematic plantation of the national park would help the animals get rid of the flood waters,” said Talukdar.

The AJYCP president criticised the government alleging its failure to deal with the rhino poaching incidents. Talukdar further suspected the involvement of a section of KNP officials who are closely associated with a circle of powerful political leaders in Dispur. “The repeated incidents of rhino poaching have forced us to suspect the involvement of a circle of KNP officials with the patronage by a group of powerful political leaders in Dispur,” said the AJYCP president.

He further suggested a territorial army in the line of the Rashtriya Rifles to firmly deal with the rhino poachers.

Talukdar has questioned the duel charge of KNP Director MK Yadava as Amtron Director which, he said, would not allow him to concentrate on the national park.

“Why a person holding such a crucial post like KNP director has been given duel charge? Doesn’t it suggest lack of sincerity of the authorities?”

He demanded immediate resignation of forest minister to pave the way for a capable one to take the reins.

 

Timber smuggler nabbed

25 May 2016 - 8:00pm | Shajid Khan

The troops of the 37th Bn of Sashatra Seema Bal (SSB) Mangaldai stationed at Bongrum along the Indo-Bhutan border of Udalguri district seized a cache of smuggled timber wood during an operation carried on Tuesday. The SSB troops succeeded in apprehending one Jhon Daimary (23) in connection with the timber. The youth is a resident of Sangrapara village under Harisinga PS of the district. This was stated in a press release by SSB.

The face-value of the seized timber has been estimated to be more than 50 thousand rupees. The seized timber and the youth have been handed over to forest department.

Significantly on May 20 BOP troops of SSB deployed at Bongrum and Barmakhuli of the district seized timber logs worth more than 1 lac rupees and nabbed one smuggler.SSB is committed to stop illegal felling of trees and smuggling of timber in border areas the release further stated.

It is pertinent to mention that unscrupulous and greedy wood-cutters sneak into Khalingduar RF of Bhutan and stay there for days untill sawing them into planks and posts which are later smuggled into India and readily sold in thedistrict.