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Prakash Jha Film for used recruiting ‘Maoists’ in Assam

Prakash Jha Film for used recruiting ‘Maoists’ in Assam

GUWAHATI:  A film by Bihari film-maker Prakash Jha is being used as a ‘recruiting tool’ by Maoists in Assam, says a local daily. The Maoist rebels have started adopting a…

Goddess asks for Human Sacrifice in Assam, 11 arrested

Goddess asks for Human Sacrifice in Assam, 11 arrested

GUWAHATI: Villagers in Assam’s Barak Valley  offered up a  55-year-old man as human sacrifice   to their local goddess, who appeared to one of them in a dream.  He was  later…

Tea Garden fined for Power Pilferage

GUWAHATI:  The small tea growers may face more financial trouble, especially if they have been stealing electricity. A tea garden has been slapped with a fine of Rs 1.76 crore. The…

Vultures bred in captivity may die when freed

Vultures bred in captivity may die when freed

Borjhar, Kamrup District: Vultures have practically become an almost extinct species thanks to the slow-coach approach to ban and make selling a toxic ‘vet medicine’ in India a criminal offence.…

Military Air Traffic dithers while Rhinos fall to poachers

GUWAHATI: Last month, Kaziranga officials boasted that unmanned aerial vehicles would tackle rhino poaching in a jiffy. Now the grand plan has been short circuited by the Military Intelligence Wing.…

Assam warns polluting units to green up or face flak

Assam warns polluting units to green up or face flak

Guwahati: The Pollution Control Board Assam (PCBA) has warned air-polluting industrial units in the state to create a green belts on their periphery or face closure. The board has given…

Natural gas dries up, so do jobs and power supply

Natural gas dries up, so do jobs and power supply

Silchar,  Assam: Natural Gas wells in the Assam region are drying up. This means loss of power supply and jobs as well. On May 16, the Eastern India Powertech Limited…

Gulzar is the Chancellor of Assam University

Gulzar is the Chancellor of Assam University

Assam University’s new Chancellor, Sampoorn Singh Kalra is actually the renowned Bollywood  lyricist-writer –poet –  Gulzar. And he has been appointed the new chancellor of Assam University. The 78-year-old Padma…

Flood, drought in Assam’s future?

Flood, drought in Assam’s future?

Assam state will suffer water shortages, flood and drought once the large dams on the upper Brahmaputra will start functioning. GUWAHATI: Member of the National Board of Wildlife and noted…

Assam’s Silk War = Local weavers vs Wily traders + Cops?

Assam’s Silk War = Local weavers vs Wily traders + Cops?

Guwahati, Assam: The State Human Rights commission has asked for a probe to find out whether cops had wildly beaten up local silk weavers in what has become the ‘silk…

Eye in the Sky to watch over KNP Rhinos

Eye in the Sky to watch over KNP Rhinos

Guwahati: Drones equipped with video tracking equipment released over Kaziranga national park can help protect endangered rhinos, say officials. Aerial drones flew over Kaziranga National Park [KNP] in Assam state in…

Two more Rhinos fall at Kaziranga Killing Fields

Two more Rhinos fall at Kaziranga Killing Fields

Kaziranga: Even as a two day headcount of rhinoceros begins today [Sunday]  in the Kaziranga national park in Assam, the killing of yet another of this endangered species shows how…

Assam’s groundwater is hazardous

Assam’s groundwater is hazardous

GUWAHATI: Groundwater in Assam and neighbouring areas is unsafe, heavily contaminated with dangerous substances. Twenty out of 27 districts in groundwater-dependent Assam are arsenic and fluoride contaminated. Two separate reports…

Project Agni launched in Assam

Project Agni launched in Assam

Guwahati: One of the biggest fire-safety campaigns in Assam is under way to help people avoid disasters due to fire.  ‘Project Agni’, a fire safety campaign, has been launched by…