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North East

6-year-old raped, murdered at a tea garden: Assam Police

Sonitpur, February 15: A six-year-old girl was allegedly raped and murdered at a tea garden in Assam's Sonitpur district, informed police. According to police, the incident took place at Muhinipur tea garden near Dhekiajuli on Tuesday. Police have recovered the body and started an investigation, launching an operation to nab the culprit. Birinchi Borah, Additional Superintendent of Police of Sonitpur district said that Police have identified the culprit and will catch him soon. "Today we have received information that the body of a minor girl has recovered at Haatkhula line...
North East

Assam college runs tea garden, helps poor students earn money by plucking leaves

Tezpur (Assam), June 5: A government college in Assam's Sonitpur district has engaged its poor students to work in a tea garden on the campus during free time, helping them earn money and pay for their education. Spread over 33 acres of land at Karchantola in Nanduar area near Jamugurihat town, Tyagbir Hem Baruah College is endowed with a tea garden, besides a fishery, banana groves and lemon plants. "Mainly poor students from nearby areas work in the tea garden during off periods and earn around Rs 35-40 per hour...
North East

Amid protests, Assam clears tea garden land for greenfield airport in Cachar

Silchar, May 13: The process of clearing a tea garden was underway in Assam's Cachar district on Friday for setting up a greenfield airport amid protests. More than a hundred excavators were clearing the plantation of Doloo tea estate in Lalbagh division since Thursday, officials said. A huge contingent of police was deployed at the spot with the garden area cordoned off, they said. A flag march was conducted in the area before the land clearing process started, police said, adding that no untoward incident has so far been reported....
North East

Elephant dies after falling into ditch in Assam tea garden

Guwahati, August 30: A three-year-old elephant, which fell into a ditch in Assam's Udalguri district, died of a suspected heart attack soon after being rescued, a forest official said on Monday. The baby elephant fell into a five-foot-deep ditch at Borengajuli tea garden on Saturday and was rescued on Sunday, he said."We had successfully rescued the elephant from the ditch but after a while, the elephant suddenly died. We suspect that it may have died due to a sudden heart attack," Range Officer of Bornadi Wildlife Sanctuary Kushal Deka said.The...