BAREKURI (TINSUKIA) - Folk beliefs and preservation of oral tradition have made it possible for the endangered ape species, the hoolock gibbon to survive amidst human habitation. There are 29 hoolock gibbons

FORTY-FOUR people died of Japanese encephalitis, a viral infection, at the Assam Medical College Hospital in Dibrugarh on July 28. The same day another 68 patients suffering from the viral disease were admitted to the hospital that receives patients from across the state. T R Borborah, principal of the medical college, confirmed the deaths. Health officials in Assam said the disease has


The overall rainfall deficit of the State has decreased further to 12 per cent. However, Nagaon and Hailakandi districts have been facing 68 per cent and 67 per cent of deficit in this regard. But, Barpeta, Kokrajhar and Tinsukia districts have been witnessing surplus rainfall this monsoon amounting to 56 per cent, five per cent and one per cent respectively.

There have been allegations by No 52 National Highway Land Preservation Demand Committee that the government has shown an apathetic attitude towards them in distribution of compensation to the owners of the acquired land along NH 52 for widening of a 31-km stretch of the highway from Dirak to Rupai.

The Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti has demanded that the Assam Government take immediate steps to ensure that the Government of India and Arunachal Pradesh Government call off the Public Hearings on 3,000 MW Dibang valley and 1,750 MW Demwe Lower (Lohit) projects, which are scheduled to take place in August this year.


TINSUKIA, June 17: The Fishery Act is widely being implemented in Tinsukia district during the start of the breeding period from April. Meanwhile, in the district more then 30 awareness camps had been organized till date where the fisherman, fishery owners and general public had been made aware of the Fishery Act and the necessity to follow the Act.

The Moran community, which is predominant in Tinsukia district, has taken the unique step of declaring the Hollong tree as their traditional tree, a move that is likely to conserve the species from rampant depredation.

A new village named New Maria Basti created within Doomdooma revenue circle in Tinsukia district to rehabilitate the displaced families of Maria Basti, Bakjan Gutibari by Seva Kendra was formally inaugurated by Joseph Aind, the Bishop of Dibrugarh in presence of Durga Bhumij, MLA on Tuesday.