The Asian Waterfowl Census in wetlands of BTAD coinciding with the International Wetland Day recently has revealed interesting data.

This year the annual counting exercise was undertaken in Diplai enabling the sighting of 1112 birds, and Sareshwar, where 3258 birds were spotted. In Dhir beel a total 3955 birds were recorded.

Moving away from traditional agricultural crops, farmers in lower Assam

The district level task force of the State Health Department here met recently at the conference hall of the Deputy Commissioner


Samudra Gupta Kashyap

GUWAHATI, SEPTEMBER 7: With the rain gods taking a holiday on Sunday after a gap of nearly a month, the overall flood situation in Assam looked slightly better though nearly 14 lakh people across the state continued to reel under water, with the Brahmaputra and several of its tributaries flowing above the red mark at several points.

33,700 people altogether, have been evacuated to safer places by the authorities with the Army providing vital back-up with manpower and equipment, while 20,350 people continued to be accommodated in 134 relief camps across the state.


The floods have claimed 20 lives so far even as the situation in central Assam, Majuli river island and Kaziranga National Park remained grim and further deteriorated on Thursday.

Enquiry and complaint are two chronic problems which plague divisional and subdivisional offices of the Assam State Electricity Board all over the State. Annoyed by frequent ringing of the telephone, most instruments in the complaint rooms of the ASEB offices remain uncradled. This is done just to avoid complaints. But after implementation of the Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005, ASEB's ploy to avoid complaints suffered a serious setback.