Hundreds of farmers from about a dozen villages yesterday held a demonstration in front of the Greater Noida Authority office demanding exemption of Abadi lands from acquisition.

The farmers said if the demand was not met, they would be forced to intensify the agitation and take it to district headquarters.

A State-level advocacy workshop was organised by Assam State AIDS Control Society (ASACS) in association with Guwahati Press Club on Tuesday in the Press Club auditorium, where a good number of mediapersons took part.

The Guwahati Management Association (GMA) recently organised a seminar on Assam Budget 2008-09 and Fiscal Responsibility and Financial Management Act, 2005 at Pensioners' Bhawan, Chandmari here.

Rural Development Minister, Raghuvansh Prasad Singh today was all praises for the flood control works undertaken under National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) schemes initiative in BTAD area i

Tests have so far detected the presence of excess fluoride and arsenic in 449 blocks in five districts and in 614 blocks in 18 districts of the State respectively.

Though time and again the Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi promised steps to help revival of the tea industry, the incentives offered in this year's Budget have fallen far short of the expectations of the


The very existence of Deepor Beel is under threat as some anti-social groups are busy encroaching its areas and illegally cutting the soil of the wetland.

There is an urgent need to popularise renewable energy sources such as small hydro, biomass, solar, wind, etc., as the first and possibly the most viable option.