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Sat, 24 Feb 2018

Northeast Today

Environment

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    Assam Signs MoU with Isha Foundation to Rejuvenate Its Rivers

Assam Signs MoU with Isha Foundation to Rejuvenate Its Rivers

Assam’s civilisation has thrived on the banks of rivers Brahmaputra and Barak and saving them is a priority of the state government, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said on Monday. Sonowal

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    115 New Species Found in Greater Mekong Region

115 New Species Found in Greater Mekong Region

A crocodile lizard, a snail-eating turtle and a horseshoe bat are among the 115 new species discovered by scientists in Southeast Asia’s Mekong River region in 2016, the World Wildlife

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    Man-Elephant Conflict Keeping Assam Forest Department on Toes

Man-Elephant Conflict Keeping Assam Forest Department on Toes

The man-elephant conflict has assumed alarming proportions in Assam this year, raising the hackles of conservationists and compelling the state government to take initiatives to resolve the issue. Altogether 70

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    Magisterial Inquiry Ordered into Killing of Five Elephants by Train in Assam

Magisterial Inquiry Ordered into Killing of Five Elephants by Train in Assam

A magisterial inquiry has been ordered on Friday by the Sonitpur district administration into the killing of five elephants by a speeding train on December 10 in the district. Sonitpur

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    NGT Bans Plastic Items in Towns Located Along Banks of Ganga

NGT Bans Plastic Items in Towns Located Along Banks of Ganga

The National Green Tribunal (NGT)on Frifday imposed a complete ban on plastic items like carry bags, plates and cutlery in towns located on the banks of the River Ganga like

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    Artificial Nest Brings Hope for Endangered Greater Adjutant in Assam

Artificial Nest Brings Hope for Endangered Greater Adjutant in Assam

In an encouraging step towards conservation of a globally threatened species, an artificial nest platform was seen to be used by Greater Adjutant, an endangered bird. Aaranyak, a local NGO

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UN Warns of Severe Health Risks from Electronic/Electrical Waste in India

  UN Warns of Severe Health Risks from Electronic/Electrical Waste in India

The UN has warned about the health and environmental dangers from the processing of e-waste – the discarded electronic and

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NGT Declares Amarnath Cave Shrine ‘Silence Zone’

  NGT Declares Amarnath Cave Shrine ‘Silence Zone’

In a bid to preserve the eco- sensitive Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas, the National Green Tribunal on

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Son Beel: Struggling for Survival

  Son Beel: Struggling for Survival

November Edition, Special Story, NET Bureau, Sayantani Deb At a time when Sarbananda Sonowal led Assam government is mulling to

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Workshop on Tiger Monitoring in Manas Tiger Reserve

  Workshop on Tiger Monitoring in Manas Tiger Reserve

Manas Tiger Reserve authority in collaboration with conservation division of Aaranyak has recently organized a two day training workshop on

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NGT Asks 6 Northeast States to Attend Meet on Protecting Indigenous Cows

  NGT Asks 6 Northeast States to Attend Meet on Protecting Indigenous Cows

The National Green Tribunal has directed 11 states including six from Northeast to participate in a meeting to frame a

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Six Elephants Killed by Speeding Train in Assam

  Six Elephants Killed by Speeding Train in Assam

At least six elephants were killed after being hit by a speeding train in Assam’s Sonitpur district early on Sunday,

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Brahmaputra Turbidity Level Beyond Permissible Level

  Brahmaputra Turbidity Level Beyond Permissible Level

The turbidity level in the Bramhaputra river at three places in Assam is much beyond the permissible limit for use

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Arunachal MP Seeks Survey on Snow Leopards in the State

  Arunachal MP Seeks Survey on Snow Leopards in the State

Arunachal Pradesh Lok Sabha MP Ninong Ering has requested Union Forest Minster Harshvardhan for a survey in the state to

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From Poachers to Protectors

  From Poachers to Protectors

November Edition, Conservation, Sisir Hunting was a part of the traditions of various tribes of Northeast India since time immemorial. But

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Water of Brahmaputra River in Assam Turns Muddy

  Water of Brahmaputra River in Assam Turns Muddy

The water of the Brahmaputra river in Assam has turned muddy and has changed its colour. Assam Health Minister Himanta

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193 Nations Pledge to Move Ahead for Pollution-Free Planet

  193 Nations Pledge to Move Ahead for Pollution-Free Planet

Moving towards a pollution-free planet, 193 nations on Wednesday unanimously asked the United Nations Environment to submit a plan linked

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