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Row over five-star hotel in Kaziranga: Conservation expert seeks clarification from Assam tourism dept

Guwahati: Assams Kaziranga National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site (WHS) is at the center of a controversy surrounding the proposed construction of three five-star hotels within its boundaries. The news has drawn the attention of Dr. Sanjib Kumar Borkakoti, an expert member of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) and International Cultural [] The post Row over five-star hotel in Kaziranga: Conservation expert seeks clarification from Assam tourism dept appeared first on

22 Jun 2024 5:55 pm
Two alleged poachers shot dead in Assams Laokhowa Wildlife Sanctuary

Guwahati: In an act of immense courage, forest officials fought bravely when they were surrounded by 15 poachers in the Charaihagi forest camp area in Assam?s Laokhowa Wildlife Sanctuary. This resulted in the death of two poachers in Nagaon on Friday night at around 1 am. According to reports, two brothers both aged below 30 [] The post Two alleged poachers shot dead in Assams Laokhowa Wildlife Sanctuary appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

22 Jun 2024 2:23 pm
Assam: Manas National Park temporarily closes for tourists

PATHSALA: Manas National Park in Assam, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has officially closed its gates to tourists for the next three months. This annual closure is a precautionary measure taken by the park authorities to ensure the safety of both visitors and wildlife during the monsoon season. Earlier this month, on June 5, the [] The post Assam: Manas National Park temporarily closes for tourists appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

21 Jun 2024 7:27 pm
Once-cool Kashmir valley offers little respite from South Asias heatwaves

written by Auqib Javeed Nitin Jain, a resident of New Delhi, had travelled with his family to Kashmir to escape the summer heat. But on 26 May 2024, he found himself sitting on the banks of the iconic Dal Lake, wiping sweat from his forehead. A day earlier, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) in Srinagarhad [] The post Once-cool Kashmir valley offers little respite from South Asias heatwaves appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

21 Jun 2024 1:43 pm
Assam: Cement factories near Digaru airbase spark national security concerns

Sonapur: The presence of several cement factories near Air Force Station Digaru on outskirts of Guwahati in Assam has raised concerns about potential threats to national security. The airbase, which houses the critical 51 Air Stores Park, is a vital logistical hub for the Indian Air Force in Northeast India. Concerns stem from the close [] The post Assam: Cement factories near Digaru airbase spark national security concerns appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

20 Jun 2024 4:43 pm
Assam: Luxury hotel development plan in Kaziranga sparks outrage

Guwahati: Plans to erect three opulent hotels, including a Grand Hyatt, within the hallowed grounds of Assams Kaziranga National Park a UNESCO World Heritage Site have ignited a firestorm of controversy. Environmentalists and local farmers alike have expressed outrage at the Assam governments tourism departments decision to partner with the Tata Group and [] The post Assam: Luxury hotel development plan in Kaziranga sparks outrage appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

17 Jun 2024 9:50 pm
Assam has more renewable potential than the government estimates, says study

written byBarasha Das Assam is intensifying its climate action efforts by transitioning to greener energy grids in which it aims to increase its capacity of grid-connected energy from renewable or cleaner sources. However, the state has higher renewable energy (RE) potential, than assessed by the government,accordingto a recent study conducted by the International Forum for [] The post Assam has more renewable potential than the government estimates, says study appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

17 Jun 2024 12:43 pm
Assam initiates all-out efforts for safety and security of Kaziranga animals

Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturdayheld a meeting withthe police, civil administration and the Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve (KNPTR) authorities totake necessary measures inensuring safety and security of the animals at the famed park. During the meeting, CM Sarma asked the concerned departments to take all necessary steps and ramp [] The post Assam initiates all-out efforts for safety and security of Kaziranga animals appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

16 Jun 2024 6:30 pm
Assam Forest dept faces allegations of illegal promotions

Guwahati: The Assam Forest Department is under fire for allegedly promoting 10 Assistant Conservators of Forests (ACFs) to Deputy Conservators of Forests (DCFs), violating service rules. The Assam Forest Department, through a notification (No: ECF 344794/944) dated February 22, 2024, promoted a total of 26 ACFs to DCFs. Ten of these promotions are being challenged [] The post Assam Forest dept faces allegations of illegal promotions appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

15 Jun 2024 12:23 am
Assam: Barak Bhuban Wildlife Sanctuary faces threat as Forest dept constructs road within

Guwahati: Deep within the lush green forests of Cachar district in southern Assam lies the newly designated Barak Bhuban Wildlife Sanctuary, a haven for diverse wildlife. However, a recent development has cast a shadow over this sanctuarys pristine beautythe construction of a two-lane motorable road slicing through its protected heartland. This road construction project, allegedly [] The post Assam: Barak Bhuban Wildlife Sanctuary faces threat as Forest dept constructs road within appeared first

13 Jun 2024 2:07 pm
Assam village mourns lost vultures, celebrates recovery in heartfelt ceremony

Guwahati: Ratanpur, a small hamlet in Assams Tinsukia district, buzzed with a unique energy today (June 11, 2024). The community center hosted a ceremony that was both a eulogy and a celebration. The somber occasion to honor 11 vultures found dead under a simul tree earlier this month was interwoven with a message [] The post Assam village mourns lost vultures, celebrates recovery in heartfelt ceremony appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

11 Jun 2024 9:58 pm
Assam: Tribals evicted in Kaziranga, BJP govt cares about select hotel chains

GUWAHATI: Assam Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi has strongly criticized the BJP governments plans for Kaziranga National Park, expressing concerns over the potential impact on the regions rich biodiversity and local communities. Kaziranga is home to rich flora and fauna. For decades, this ecosystem has been protected by the locals and administrations alike. Trust the BJP [] The post Assam: Tribals evicted in Kaziranga, BJP govt cares about select hotel chains appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

11 Jun 2024 2:04 pm
Assam: Green Chapter Foundation & Guwahati school join forces for a greener future!

Guwahati: Guwahati buzzed with eco-awareness on World Environment Day this year, thanks to a collaboration between the Green Chapter Foundation (GCF) and Sudarshan Public School, Khanapara! The day kicked off with a tree planting session in the schoolyard a symbolic gesture for a greener future, and a pretty awesome way to start the day. [] The post Assam: Green Chapter Foundation & Guwahati school join forces for a greener future! appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

8 Jun 2024 4:38 pm
Assam: Kaziranga National Park prepares for flood season with wildlife rescue efforts

KAZIRANGA: The Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC) in Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve (KNPTR), in partnership with the Assam forest department, has ramped up preparations to manage the anticipated flood situation at the UNESCO World Heritage site. This year, CWRC has set up four dedicated teams of animal rescuers to mitigate flood [] The post Assam: Kaziranga National Park prepares for flood season with wildlife rescue efforts appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

8 Jun 2024 11:27 am