Northeast News Briefs

Dibrugarh: Asam chief minister Tarun Gogoi said the government was thinking of a special package for the development of the tea community and of leasing out or selling the Assam Tea Corporation Ltd (ATCL) gardens to buyers who will take care of the social responsibilities of the workers and their families. He was speaking at the golden jubilee celebrations of the Asom Chah Mazdoor Sangha (in Eastern Projections picture below) at the Chowkidingee Playground on Sunday. Gogoi sought votes from the members of the tea community who had gathered on the occasion.

Kokrajhar: The Assam minister for the welfare of plain tribes and backward classes, Pramila Rani Brahma, assured the Sarania Kacharis that the problem of issuing Scheduled Tribes certificates to them would be solved within this year, through discussion with the All-Assam Tribal Sangha.

Kohima: The Nagaland State Women’s Commission, after its consultative meeting on the Women’s Reservation Bill 2008, submitted a memorandum to Nagaland chief minister Neiphiu Rio on Saturday.

Kokrajhar: The 34th annual conference of the Kokrajhar district Bodo Sahitya Sabha will start on Monday with a two-day programme at Nayekgaon.

Golaghat (PTI): Hemkanta Doley, 45, was killed by a rhino, which strayed from Kaziranga National Park in Assam’s Golaghat district on Sunday. He was passing by on a bicycle when the rhino attacked him, police said. dding that he later died at a local hospital. The animal could not be traced by forest guards. Barely seven days back in a separate incident, a full grown one-horned rhino, which had also strayed from the Kaziranga Park, was killed by poachers and its prized horn was taken away by them. This year four rhinos have been targeted by poachers inside the park