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Assam CM directs swift action on caterpillar menace

Guwahati, Sept 14 (IBNS): Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday directed Deputy Commissioners to personally inspect the farming lands with the concerned District Agricultural Officers in their districts to assess the damage caused by the swarming caterpillar or army worm and take all necessary action to contain the problem.

Indian ecologist and activist Bibhuti Lahkar wins the IUCN Heritage Heroes Award

New Delhi, Sep 5 (IBNS): At the 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress in Hawai‘i, USA, Assam-based ecologist and conservation activist Bibhuti Lakhar won the Heritage Heroes award for his dedication to the conservation of India’s Manas Wildlife Sanctuary.

Assam CM appeals for public activism for a tobacco free society

Guwahati, Aug 12 (IBNS): Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday appealed all citizens to come forward and mobilise public activism towards making a tobacco free society.

One-horned rhino poached in Kaziranga National Park

Guwahati, Aug 3 (IBNS): A one-horned rhinoceros poached in Kaziranga National Park on Wednesday.

River Brahmaputra in Assam's Goalpara shows signs of receding

New Delhi, Jul 29 (IBNS): The Ministry of Water Resources informed that River Brahmaputra at Goalpara in Goalpara District of Assam has receded from High Flood Situation to Moderate Flood Situation at 0800hrs on Friday.

Flood situation worsens, hits over 12.47 lakh people in 18 districts of Assam

Guwahati, July 25 (IBNS) : Flood situation in Assam on Monday worsened after the Brahmaputra and several of its tributaries had inundated more areas which affected over 12.47 lakh people of 18 districts in the state.

239 one-horned rhinos poached in Assam in past 16 years

Guwahati, July 21 (IBNS): A total of 239 one horned rhinos have been poached in Assam in past 16 years.

Rhino protection: Assam govt to appoint 104 forest constables

Guwahati, July 2 (IBNS) : To protect wild animals, including one horned rhinoceros,, and to fight against poachers, Assam government decided to appoint 104 forest constables.

Assam CM instructs officials to take all measures to protect rhino

Guwahati, June 22 (IBNS) : Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday directed the DCs and SPs to take all possible measures to protect the rhinos.

Rhino poached in Kaziranga during Ministers' visit

Guwahati, June 8 (IBNS) : Poachers killed another one-horned rhino in Assam's Kaziranga National Park (KNP) on Tuesday night when the state forest minister and two of his cabinet colleagues were present in the sanctuary.

Seventh rhino poached in Kaziranga, four forest department staff arrested

Guwahati, May 2 (IBNS) One more rhino has been killed by poachers in Kaziranga National Park in Assam according to media reports on Monday, which has taken up the number of rhinos killed in Assam to eight in 2016 alone.

4.3 earthquake hits Assam, no casualty

GuwahatiI, Mar 13 (IBNS) An earthquake measuring 4.3 on the Richter Scale hit Assam on Sunday, officials said.

Poachers kill a rhino in Kaziranga

Guwahati, Dec 27 (IBNS) : Poachers killed an one horned rhinoceros in Assam’s Kaziranga National Park (KNP) on Saturday night, officials said.

Assam: Second rhino poached this year

Guwahati, Jan 9 (IBNS) : Poachers killed another rhino in Assam and managed to flee with its horn on Friday.