The flood situation in Assam continued to remain grim today with over four lakh people affected by the overflowing Brahmaputra and its tributaries in 13 districts with the rhino habitats Kaziranga

Barely five days after a rhino was killed on August 30, Kaziranga National Park lost another rhino to the poachers on Wednesday.

In a unique gesture to end man-animal conflict, villagers living along an elephant corridor in Assam’s Karbi Anglong district will relocate their homes to give a passage to jumbos.

The first wave of floods in Assam has claimed one life, affected nearly 68,000 people, submerged rhino habitats at Kaziranga and Pobitora and overrun vast tracks of human habitation and farm land.

A 12-year old boy was dragged away by the high current of the Brahmaputra at Jengpuri village in Morigaon district yesterday and his body was recovered today, official sources said.

Kaziranga: Flood waters have entered Kaziranga National Park forcing animals to take shelter on highlands and Park authorities are on alert to protect the wildlife from deluge and poachers.

The flood waters have entered Burapahar and Bagori ranges of the world heritage site in upper Assam forcing the animals there to take shelter on high platforms built for them, the park sources said.

It is a gesture of a tribal village in Karbi Anglong hill district of Assam that is bound to be considered as a milestone in the conservation of elephants in the country.

Guwahati, May 23: Minority-dominated Dhubri district has recorded the highest population growth rate in Assam while Kokrajhar has recorded the lowest, according to the 2011 census, the final findin

DIBRUGARH: The impunity with which poachers are killing wild animals, especially the one–horned rhinoceros in the State, is worrying. The recovery of the headless carcass of an elephant at Charaipung range reinforces the ineffectiveness of the wildlife protection measures of the forest department.

Since 2007, 93 rhinos have been killed, 12 of them in the last two months. In September last year, five rhinos were killed, two on consecutive days. The discovery of a rhino whose horn had been cut away while it was left to die a slow death last year, sent shock waves but since then, more such killings with the same modus operandi have taken place.

GUWAHATI: As a special case, the Government of India has sanctioned Rs 161 crore for constructing roads in Assam with 250 and above inhabitants under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY).

“In other parts of the country, roads are built under PMGSY in areas with a population of 500 and above. But this norm has been relaxed for Assam. Also, the Centre has sanctioned the construction of 689 km roads in areas with a population of 500 and above. This new project will cost Rs 820 crore and it will include 347 RCC bridges,” said State Public Works Department (PWD) Minister Ajanta Neog while talking to mediapersons in Guwahati on Wednesday.

September 22 is World Rhino Day. At sanctuaries across the globe, the species wallow in royal treatment to mark the occasion.