GUWAHATI: A census of one-horned rhinos at the renowned Kaziranga National Park (KNP) in Assam recorded an increase of almost 250 animals over a three-year period.

Guwahati: Assam has recorded a remarkable growth in its elephant population, according to the recently concluded elephant census in the state.

The elephant census this year recorded a total of 5,620 elephants in Assam compared to 5,246 elephants in the 2009 census year, state Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain said and added that an increase of 374 in the jumbo population was a good indication. The forest minister also released a report regarding the elephant census.

MANGALDAI, March 18 – Much to the delight of nature lovers in the State, the Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park in Darrang district recorded a total of 100 rhinos in a census conducted by the State F

MANGALDAI, Nov 22 – The Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park in Darrang district, considered to be the only natural habitat for the one-horned rhino on the North bank of the Brahmaputra, is soon going

There is strong resentment among the nature lovers of Darrang district and the Orang area in Udalguri district over the recent spurt in the incidents of suspected killing of animals within the Orang National Park in Darrang district.

It may be mentioned that close on the heels of the killing of a full-grown female rhino by poachers on January 8, the carcass of a mature male rhino was reportedly


The Orang National Park in northern Assam, believed to have about two dozen tigers, is under threat from encroachers. The encroachers have been particularly targeting the south-eastern portion of the park with the authorities resorting to lathicharge and lobbing of teargas shells to drive them away.


The entire North-East India and Bengal will face more problems in near future as the geographical variations on the coastal lines of Bangladesh is posing the threat of its total extinction in the future. When the crores of Bangladeshis enter the NE India and Bengal adjacent to its borders, what would happen to the demographic position of this land?

With a view to disseminate information to create mass awareness and to highlight various schemes and programmes of the Central Government, the Press Information Bureau (PIB) in association with the Darrang district administration will be organising a public information campaign under Bharat Nirman at Darrang district from January 20 to 23, a press release said.