Author: Sushanta Roy

Poet Birkanda Prasad Selected For Swami Vivekananda Award

Diphu August 5:  Acclaimed Hindi poet and journalist, Birkanda Prasad, from Digholipar village in the Howraghat area was selected to receive the Swami Vivekananda Educational Cultural and Sports Organization award for 2015. His contributions in the fields of education and journalism led to the choice. The award will be conferred on Birkanda Prasad by the organization based in Mursadabad, West Bengal on August 22 at its headquarters. Prasad begin his career as a Hindi language teacher in Sitolmari school in Howraghat. He retired in 1988. He remained attached to the Hindi daily Sentinel and Purbanchal Prahari for 14 years,...

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Go-Rokhia Pukhuri and West Dighalpani In Drought

Go-Rokhia Pukhuri and West Dighalpani Diphu:  Drought in a wide area of Hamren subdivision is hurting farmers in the Howraghat area of east Karbi Anglong. This area is seen as the largest paddy cultivable area. The worst affected areas include Go-rokhia Pukhuri and West Dighalpani, where no rain has fallen in the past two months. Hundreds of acres of normally fertile soil look like parched barren fields, without the seasonal rainfall now. Most government irrigation schemes, dependent on natural rainfall, failed to provide much-needed water to irrigate the fields. Affected villages include Mahalichit, Durgapur, Kanki, Kuche pukhuri, Natun Basti,...

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Male Rhino Calf Rescued in Kaziranga: Rides In Van

Diphu, Assam, July 7: Kaziranga forest staff rescued a young male rhino calf that was found wandering alone in the wilderness of Agoratoli range this week. The calf was taken to the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation’s wildlife care facility near Kaziranga for advanced care on Monday, 6th July 2015. The mighty Brahmaputra river is swollen with water from the monsoons, inundating many areas, but the swamps of the main areas in Kaziranga have not yet been totally inundated. WTI told this correspondent it has rescue teams ready to rescue any marooned animals. The rhino calf was transported,...

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Protecting Indian Elephants: Five Conservation Organizations Collaborate

In 2014, the India State of Forest Report 2013 was released, showing that there was a loss of 627 sq kms of forest cover in India’s north eastern states compared the 2011 assessment. The loss of forest and the fragmentation of remaining foreast has caused many human-elephant conflicts. Five NGOs are now working together to raise 20 million British pounds. The organisations signed a Memorandum of Understanding in London, with the aim of protecting 100 elephant corridors in India by 2025. Their Royal Highnesses, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall hosted a fundraising event at Lancaster...

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National Green Tribunal Orders Factories Around Kaziranga Shut

Stone Crushers, Brick Kilns and Tea Factories Around Kaziranga Targeted The National Green Tribunal ordered the shutdown of all stone crushers, brick kilns and tea factories using coal, within the ‘No development zone’ in the outer limits of Kaziranga National Park. The division bench of Justice A.S. Naidu and Dr. G.K. Pandey speaking on the issue said, “MoEF and the State Government of Assam have totally failed in their duties with respect to implementation of the provisions of the 1996 Notification and due to the callous and indifferent attitude exhibited by the Authorities. Number of polluting industries, units were...

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