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    Officials said the decision has been taken as the government is facing a fund crunch due to the closed economy in the country owing to the ongoing lockdown.

    May 4, 2020
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    Carnivorous plant A tiny flowering plant found at Shirui Kashung peak, the natural habitat of Manipur state flower Shirui Lily (Lilium Mackliniae) in Ukhrul district has turned out to be a carnivorous plant, according to a report in the Guwahati-based Assam Tribune. The plant, which grows up to nine cm to 32 cm with finger-nail …

    June 24, 2018
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    Helping hand The Assam government plans to give pension to 1.6 million senior citizens of the state, said chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal while reviewing the implementation of the programmes and schemes of the Panchayat and Rural Development Department at a meeting at Janata Bhawan, Guwahati last week, says a report in The Assam Tribune. The …

    May 27, 2018
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    Artificial shelters Assam’s new forest minister, Parimal Suklabaidya, feels that the artificial highlands that are being constructed inside Kaziranga National Park to “shelter” wildlife during floods could have been “more scientific”. He said his department would study the “result” of the structures during the next year, says a report in the Assam Tribune. He further …

    May 14, 2018
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    United after 40 years Forty years after he went missing, a 66-year-old Manipuri man was reunited with his family, thanks to his fondness for Hindi film songs and a video clip posted on YouTube, says a report in Assam Tribune. Khomdan Singh was 26 when he left his Imphal home in a huff in 1978. …

    April 22, 2018
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    Back to school at 73 Lalringthara, a 73-year-old man in New Hruaikawn village in eastern Mizoram’s Champhai district, is a living proof that it is never too late to learn. The septuagenarian has just been enrolled in the village’s only middle school in the fifth standard to fulfil his lifetime desire to go back to …

    April 8, 2018
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    Imported ‘gamosas’ The drive against imported machine-made gamosas has been hitting a technical roadblock over the years, and all action the state government claims to have taken to check the menace seems to have been a farce, says a report in the Assam Tribune. Thousands of these, made in power looms and machines, are seized …

    April 1, 2018
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    Pobitora problem The tiny Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, which according to a recent census, has 102 rhinoceros has a problem with many cattle jostling for space, says a report in the Assam Tribune. Pradipta Baruah, DFO, Guwahati Wildlife Division, said this had caused problems for them with no solution in sight. Conservationists fear the rhinos might …

    March 25, 2018