Guwahati : An elephant aged about 12 to 15 days has been rescued by the Assam State Zoo Authority from the Rani Reserve Forest today and kept at the Zoo premises, Guwahati on 22-08-07.According to Zoo officials the rescued elephant had deviated from his mother and has been found alone in the Rani Reserve Forest area. The rescued baby elephant is under treatment by the zoo authorities. Remarkably various types of incidents relating to wild animals especially elephants is increasing day by day. On 16th July 2007 an elephant cub was found dead in a water body in Chokhurdu village, near Deeporbil area as it was detached from the group of wild elephants.Also in a tragic incident at the same Deepor beel area which is a usually a playing place for wild elephants( where regularly crews of wild elephants arrived in search of foods) two elephants (one of them was cub) was killed by a running train.
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Tuesday met Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh a day after the PMO called up Dr Hiren Gohain who is leading a group of peace brokers in Assam. Talking to reporters in Delhi, Gogoi said Dr Singh as not aware of Dr Gohain's Fax message seeking an appointment with him. He hoped that Dr Gohain and his associates would soon be able to hold meet with the prime minister. his was followed by Gogoi's meet with Union water resources development minister Pawn Kuma Bansal.
The development came two days after the Chief Minister announced that he has as in touch with a ULFA top leader who wants to hold talk.
School and college students thronged in thousands in the district and sub divisional headquarters across the state demanding immediate distribution of textbooks in the schools.
With play cards in their hands, the students on Wednesday staged demonstration in front of the offices of the inspector of schools, deputy inspectors and block elementary education officers under the banner if All Assam Students Association raising the demand.
The protestors alleged that even after the end of the first month the government has not stepped up textbook distribution in the lower primary and high schools.
AASU leaders and students also joined the demonstration along with other parts of the states. The primary and high school students staged demonstrations in front of the office of the block elementary education officer demanding text books immediately.
Talking to Assam Times, local AASU leaderHazarika said, “the students must have got the text books on the day one of the calendar year. But the entire month is about to end and yet the government has failed to complete the distribution of text book. Isn't it a failure?”
Another local AASU leader Panjaj Hazarika blamed it all on education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma for the failure. “Sarma is known for his lips service. He can only talks and does precious little. His education portfolio should be handed over to an efficient one,” said Hazarika.
“We have not received all textbooks. We don't want explanation and want only textbooks,” said Samudra Jyoti Bora, a Class IV student at a local lower primary school.
The state’s influential students’ body sent memorandums to chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal and his education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma outlining the demands.
Flood waters continue to wreak havoc in Dhemaji district destroying paddy fields besides rendering thousands of people homless. According to information, floods have inundated 10 villages in the entire districts following incessant rains that lashed the district during the last 72 hours. Most of the houses have been severely damaged in the village.