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Seven Assam districts affected by floods, two killed


September 21st, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 21 (IANS) At least seven districts of Assam have been affected as flash floods have hit the state again, affecting lakhs of people and killing two youth in ... Read more...

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Rhino killed in Assam park


August 24th, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 24 (IANS) A one-horned rhino died in the Kaziranga National Park in Assam's Golaghat district when a forest guard fired at it in self defence, an official said ... Read more...

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Assam floods: Central team starts to assess damage


July 10th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 10 (IANS) A central team arrived in Assam Tuesday to assess the damage caused by the floods in the state's 27 districts.The first wave of floods and ... Read more...

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Assam floods leave nearly 600 animals dead in Kaziranga


July 9th, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) As many as 595 animals, including 17 single-horned rhinos, in Assam's Kaziranga National Park died in the recent floods in the state, the environment ministry ... Read more...

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Experts urged to reduce animal deaths in floods


July 7th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 7 (IANS) Assam Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain Saturday said the government had asked experts to work out a mechanism to reduce animal deaths during floods."Floods are a natural ... Read more...

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One-horned rhino poached in Assam


July 2nd, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 2 (IANS) Forest officials of Kaziranga National Park have recovered a carcass of a one-horned rhino from neighbouring hills in Assam's Karbi Anglong district.The horn of the rhino ... Read more...

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PM, Sonia visit Assam to assess flood situation


July 2nd, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi Monday arrived at the Rowriah airport at Jorhat in upper Assam to assess the flood situation ... Read more...

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Assam floods: Park rangers work non-stop to safeguard wildlife


June 29th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 29 (IANS) Forest officials in most rhino habitats in Assam have been working through the night to save wildlife severely affected after flood waters submerged vast areas of ... Read more...

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Assam floods: Gogoi orders rescue of marooned


June 26th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 26 (IANS) With floods continuing to wreak havoc in many districts in Assam, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Tuesday asked state officials to rescue the marooned people on ... Read more...

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Flood situation turns grimmer in Assam


June 25th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 25 (IANS) Flood situation continued to deteriorate in Assam Monday with reports coming in of more villages being inundated by surging waters of the Brahmaputra river and its ... Read more...

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Eight Assam districts affected by floods


June 18th, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 18 (IANS) The overall flood situation in Assam has worsened since Sunday with flood waters now affecting eight districts, officials said. No casualties, however, have been reported ... Read more...

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One-horned rhino killed in Assam


May 23rd, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 23 (IANS) A one-horned rhino is suspected to have been poached in Assam's Manas National Park, official sources said Wednesday.Forest guards recovered the carcass of the full ... Read more...

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‘Lack of political will behind conservation woes’ (With Image)


May 19th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Lack of political will is adding to the survival woes of large Asiatic mammals, including rhinoceros, one of the most intriguing beasts in nature's life ... Read more...

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7 killed, 20 injured in Assam road mishaps


April 16th, 2012 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 16 (IANS) At least seven people, among them a woman, were killed and over 20 injured in three road mishaps in different parts of the state ... Read more...

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Rhino poached in Kaziranga National Park


April 12th, 2012 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 11 (IANS) Forest officials of the Kaziranga National Park (KNP) have recovered the body of a rhino from Bagori forest range of the National Park Wednesday. The rhino's ... Read more...

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Assam’s one-horned rhino population rises by 250


April 9th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 9 (IANS) A census of one-horned rhinos at the renowned Kaziranga National Park (KNP) in Assam recorded an increase of almost 250 animals over a three-year period.The last ... Read more...

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Assam’s elephant population increasing


March 31st, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 31 (IANS) Assam has recorded a remarkable growth in its elephant population, according to the recently concluded elephant census in the state.The elephant census this year recorded a ... Read more...

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Assam wildlife group protests removal of rhino’s horn


March 25th, 2012 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 25 (IANS) An Assam-based wildlife conservation group has questioned the legality behind the Assam forest department's recent move of 'dehorning' a one-horned rhino."Nature's Beckon", a leading wildlife conservation ... Read more...

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Locals detain 75 suspected Bangladeshis in Assam


March 17th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 17 (IANS) The people of Jakhalabandha town in Nagaon district Saturday rounded up 75 suspected Bangladeshi nationals for illegally entering the Indian territory. The group included one female, ... Read more...

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Two orphaned rhinos from Kaziranga to be released in Manas


March 10th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 10 (IANS) Two orphaned one-horned rhinos in Assam's Kaziranga National Park will be released in the Manas National Park by officials of the state forest department and the ... Read more...

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NGO rubbishes minister’s claim on increasing tiger numbers


March 4th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 4 (IANS) Days after Assam Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain claimed that the number of tigers are increasing in various reserve forests in the state, a prominent wildlife organization ... Read more...

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Four Kaziranga rhinos to be released in Manas


February 19th, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 19 (IANS) Indian Rhino Vision (IRV) officials Sunday started the process of trans-locating four one-horned rhinos from Assam's Kaziranga National Park (KNP) to the state's Manas National Park ... Read more...

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Alert officials foil rhino poaching in Assam


January 23rd, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 23 (IANS) Officials and forest guards at the Kaziranga national park and another reserve in Assam successfully foiled attempts by poachers to kill rhinos in two separate ... Read more...

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Now dogs to the rescue of Kaziranga rhinos


January 22nd, 2012 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 22 (IANS) Humble dogs have come to the rescue of the famed one-horned rhinoceros in Assam's Kaziranga National Park.The authorities at the park, located about 240 km from ... Read more...

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Tigress shot dead by police at Kaziranga


December 5th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Dec 5 (IANS) A full grown Royal Bengal tigress was shot dead Monday by police commandos at the famous Kaziranga National Park in Assam after the big cat went ... Read more...

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Nine lakh displaced in Assam flood havoc


August 24th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 24 (IANS) Flash floods triggered by heavy rains continue to wreak havoc in Assam, with an estimated 900,000 people displaced and nine dead so far, officials said Wednesday.A ... Read more...

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Assam forest ranger rescues leopard, gets injured


July 26th, 2011 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kaziranga (Assam), July 26 (IANS) A forest ranger in Assam Tuesday was injured while saving a leopard from being lynched by villagers.Tarun Gogoi, a ranger of the Wildlife Rescue Centre ... Read more...

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Flood alert in Assam, 75,000 displaced


July 19th, 2011 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 19 (IANS) The Assam government Tuesday sounded an alert as 75,000 people were displaced following heavy overnight rains that triggered flash floods, breaching roads and embankments at several ... Read more...

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At least 31 dead after bus plunges into a river in northeastern India


June 1st, 2011 - 3:16 am ICT by BNO News
DISPUR, INDIA (BNO NEWS) -- At least 31 people on Tuesday died after a bus carrying a wedding party plunged into a river in India's northeastern Assam State, New Delhi television (NDTV) ... Read more...

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Bhopal zoo to get 10th Royal Bengal Tiger


April 26th, 2011 - 10:49 am ICT by IANS
Bhopal, April 26 (IANS) Van Vihar, a home for orphaned animals in the heart of the Madhya Pradesh capital, will soon get its 10th Royal Bengal Tiger when a three-year-old ... Read more...

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Assam CM Gogoi’s former press adviser killed in road accident


March 31st, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Jorhat, Mar 31 (ANI): Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi's former press adviser Debo Kumar Bora was killed in a road accident in Golaghat district.According to reports, the accident took place when the ... Read more...

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Assam CM’s press advisor killed in road accident


March 31st, 2011 - 8:21 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 31 (IANS) Assam chief minister's press adviser Debo Kumar Bora was killed in a road accident Thursday and his wife critically injured.A police spokesperson said the accident took ... Read more...

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This lawmaker calls himself a ‘dreaded terrorist’


March 27th, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bokakhat (Assam), March 27 (IANS) A former militant leader and now a lawmaker in Assam for two terms, Jiten Gogoi, who loves to call himself a "dreaded terrorist", is eyeing ... Read more...

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Kaziranga National Park attracts tourists


January 21st, 2011 - 7:44 pm ICT by ANI
Golaghat/Nagaon (Assam), Jan.21 (ANI): Assam's Kaziranga Wildlife Sanctuary is seeing a huge influx of tourists, domestic as well as foreign, suggesting that the militant threat in the area is on the wane.It ... Read more...

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Tourists flock to Kaziranga National Park


January 18th, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by ANI
Golaghat (Assam), Jan 18 (ANI): India's famous Kaziranga National Park (KNP) in Assam has created a niche for itself, as thousands of tourists thronged the wildlife sanctuary most famous for the one-horned ... Read more...

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