Assam-based Numaligarh Refinery Ltd (NRL), which has a massive expansion plan of its refinery on the cards, is eyeing the Bangladesh market to sell products in near future.

A senior company spokesperson confirmed Business Standard that NRL was exploring the neighbouring country’s market and business discussions with Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC) and the government of Bangladesh for supplying diesel were on. “Both BPC and government of Bangladesh have expressed keen interest in the project and desired that this project be pursued expeditiously,” the spokesperson added. NRL and Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL), NRL’s parent company, had “detailed discussion” with BPC and Bangladesh government representatives in the month of January 2013 to “progress on this proposal”.

Occupational Health Hazards refer to the potential risks to health and safety of workers in their workplaces. Tea garden workers are susceptible to a number of hazards in their workplaces due to physical, biological, mechanical, chemical and psychosocial factors. The present paper tries to examine the occupational health hazards faced by the tea garden workers of Hajua Tea Estate of Sibsagar District and Marangi Tea Estate of Golaghat District in Assam.

A traders’ group of Dergaon town in the adjoining Golaghat district has launched a campaign to keep the town clean and has started the same by procuring dustbins from a company at an affordable pri

Guwahati: As the picturesque World Heritage Site at Kaziranga National Park (KNP) was thrown open for tourists for the season on Thursday scores of tourists from England and Japan along with several groups of domestic tourists visited the ‘world heritage site’ known as abode of one-horned rhinoceros.

The tourists season will last till March 31 next. Another tiny rhino habitat in Assam, Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park in Darrang district was also opened for tourists on Thursday.

The three waves of devastating floods in India's north state of Assam this year have left nearly 1.8 million children, along with their families, displaced, an assessment done by an NGO Save the Ch

'There is no specific treatment available for the disease but phase wise general treatment can cure it easily. People must not neglect even simple fever and they must consult doctors. Timely treatment can cure 90 per cent of the dengue-affected patients'

Symptoms of Dengue
Dengue fever, also known as break bone fever, is an infectious tropical disease caused by the dengue virus. Symptoms include fever, headache, muscle and joint pains, and skin rash. In a small proportion of cases, the disease develops into the life-threatening dengue hemorrhagic fever, resulting in bleeding or into dengue shock syndrome, in which blood pressure falls dangerously. Dengue virus is primarily transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes.

Jorhat, Sept.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal on Kaziranga National Park dated 07/09/2012 (Application No. 38/2011).

GUWAHATI, Aug 26 – The water level of the Brahmaputra and its tributaries maintained a rising trend today with five districts of Assam reeling under the third wave of floods, reports PTI.

Ironically, flooding is vital for Kaziranga’s ecology. But as governments dither on an integrated river management plan, a sediment-laden Brahmaputra is killing too many too often.