Baby elephant finds new mother and home

Here is a photo and video story of a baby elephant.

A wild male baby elephant was rescued from a water tank in Assam’s Narangi army camp. The elephant which was separated from its mother and for some reason mother didn’t accept the baby, now receives care from ‘Madhabi’, a female elephant at an Assam state zoo. Assam is home to one of the largest number of wild elephants in India. Tejas Mariswamy, a zoo official, speaks on video about how the elephant was found and how ‘Madhabi’ adopted the baby elephant.

Countdown Begins- The National Register of Citizens of Assam

A child undergo a verification process to link their Aadhar card with National Register of Citizens (NRC) during a hearing at a Seva Kendra in Barpeta, Assam.

The National Register of Citizens (NRC) is a register containing names of all genuine Indian citizens. The register was first prepared after the 1951 Census of India. The NRC is now being updated in Assam to include the names of those persons who appear in the NRC, 1951, or in any of the Electoral Rolls up to the midnight of 24 March 1971 or in any one of the other admissible documents issued up to mid-night of 24 March 1971, which would prove their presence in Assam or in any part of India on or before 24 March 1971.

The final draft was released on 30 July, 2018, at all NRC Seva Kendra (NSK) in the state. In the final draft, of the 30.29 million registered names, as many as 4 million applicants found their names excluded.

The office of the State Coordinator for the National Register of Citizens (NRC) published a guide for checking names in the final list to be published on August 31, 2019.

Assam state BJP leadership has urged the state and central governments to introduce legislation to ensure that genuine Indians left out can be included later.

Log in to websites to check your name– www.nrcassam.nic.in 

Official check the documents submitted by people, ahead of the release of the final draft of National Register of Citizens (NRC), at an NRC Seva Kendra in Guwahati, Assam.
Security infront of the National Register of Citizen (NRC) office, ahead of the release of the final draft of National Register of Citizens (NRC), in Guwahati.
Security personnel stand guard at a National Register of Citizens (NRC) office ahead of the release of the register’s final draft in Guwahati.

Gangour Teej Festival

Gangaur is a festival celebrated in the Indian state of Rajasthan and some parts of Gujarat, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh and Telangana. It is the celebration of spring, harvest and marital fidelity. Gangaur Puja or Gangaur Teej is the festival that celebrates and worships Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Gangaur festival marks the beginning of the 16-day fasting to please the Gods and Goddesses. The ladies decorate their hands and feet by drawing designs with Mehndi, Newly-wedded girls observes the full course of 18 days of the festival that succeeds her marriage.


Gangour Teej festival. Guwahati, Assam, India. April 8, 2019. Devotees carry Gangour idol in the occasion of Gangour Teej festival in Guwahati.
Gangour Teej festival. Guwahati, Assam, India. April 8, 2019. Devotees carry Gangour idol in the occasion of Gangour Teej festival in Guwahati.

Gangour Teej festival. Guwahati, Assam, India. April 8, 2019. Devotees carry Gangour idol in the occasion of Gangour Teej festival in Guwahati.

Gangour Teej festival. Guwahati, Assam, India. April 8, 2019. Devotees carry Gangour idol in the occasion of Gangour Teej festival in Guwahati.

Gangour Teej festival. Guwahati, Assam, India. April 8, 2019. Devotees carry Gangour idol in the occasion of Gangour Teej festival in Guwahati.
Gangour Teej festival. Guwahati, Assam, India. April 8, 2019. A devotee in the occasion of Gangour Teej festival in Guwahati.

Gangour Teej festival. Guwahati, Assam, India. April 8, 2019. Devotees carry Gangour idol in the occasion of Gangour Teej festival in Guwahati.

Women’s March for Change

Thousands of women across India are marching today to voice their concern with the current atmosphere of hate and violence that prevail in the country. In Guwahati women activists, women leaders, students from different organizations participated in the march. The participants of the march also have seen singing and a street play on awareness of violence on women.

Participants performs a street play during the Women’s March for Change in Guwahati, Assam on Thursday, April 4, 2019.
Participants holding placards during the Women’s March for Change in Guwahati, Assam on Thursday, April 4, 2019.
A participant holding placards during the Women’s March for Change in Guwahati, Assam on Thursday, April 4, 2019.
Participants holding placards during the Women’s March for Change in Guwahati, Assam on Thursday, April 4, 2019.
A participant holding placards during the Women’s March for Change in Guwahati, Assam on Thursday, April 4, 2019.
A participant holding placards during the Women’s March for Change in Guwahati, Assam on Thursday, April 4, 2019. Thousands
Participants performs a street play during the Women’s March for Change in Guwahati, Assam on Thursday, April 4, 2019.
Participants performs a street play during the Women’s March for Change in Guwahati, Assam on Thursday, April 4, 2019.
Participants performs a street play during the Women’s March for Change in Guwahati, Assam on Thursday, April 4, 2019.
Participants performs a street play during the Women’s March for Change in Guwahati, Assam on Thursday, April 4, 2019.
Participants performs a street play during the Women’s March for Change in Guwahati, Assam on Thursday, April 4, 2019.
Participants performs a street play during the Women’s March for Change in Guwahati, Assam on Thursday, April 4, 2019.

Folk Dance Workshop 2019

Glimpses of Folk Dance Workshop 2019 in the view of upcoming Rongali Bihu organised by Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India, Sangeet Natok Academy and others at Shilpgam in Guwahati.

Participants during ‘Folk Dance Workshop 2019’ ahead of Rongali Bihu of Assam, at Shilpgam in Guwahati, Assam, India on March 24, 2019. PHOTO: DAVID TALUKDAR.
Participants during ‘Folk Dance Workshop 2019’ ahead of Rongali Bihu of Assam, at Shilpgam in Guwahati, Assam, India on March 24, 2019. PHOTO: DAVID TALUKDAR.
Participants during ‘Folk Dance Workshop 2019’ ahead of Rongali Bihu of Assam, at Shilpgam in Guwahati, Assam, India on March 24, 2019. PHOTO: DAVID TALUKDAR.
Participants during ‘Folk Dance Workshop 2019’ ahead of Rongali Bihu of Assam, at Shilpgam in Guwahati, Assam, India on March 24, 2019. PHOTO: DAVID TALUKDAR.
Participants during ‘Folk Dance Workshop 2019’ ahead of Rongali Bihu of Assam, at Shilpgam in Guwahati, Assam, India on March 24, 2019. PHOTO: DAVID TALUKDAR.
Participants during ‘Folk Dance Workshop 2019’ ahead of Rongali Bihu of Assam, at Shilpgam in Guwahati, Assam, India on March 24, 2019. PHOTO: DAVID TALUKDAR.
Participants during ‘Folk Dance Workshop 2019’ ahead of Rongali Bihu of Assam, at Shilpgam in Guwahati, Assam, India on March 24, 2019. PHOTO: DAVID TALUKDAR.

World Water Day- ‘Leaving no one behind’

‘Leaving no one behind’ is the theme of World Water Day 2019. World Water Day is held annually on March 22, as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater. Today, billions of people are still living without safe water – their households, schools, workplaces, farms and factories struggling to survive and thrive. Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6) aims to ensure availability and sustainable management of water for all by 2030.

Women catch water early in the morning from a pipe in the street in Guwahati, Assam on 20 March 2019. World Water Day is held annually on March 22, as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater. PHOTO: DAVID TALUKDAR.
Women catch water early in the morning from a pipe in the street in Guwahati, Assam on 20 March 2019. World Water Day is held annually on March 22, as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater. PHOTO: DAVID TALUKDAR.
Women catch water early in the morning from a pipe in the street in Guwahati, Assam on 20 March 2019. World Water Day is held annually on March 22, as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater. PHOTO: DAVID TALUKDAR.
Women catch water early in the morning from a pipe in the street in Guwahati, Assam on 20 March 2019. World Water Day is held annually on March 22, as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater. PHOTO: DAVID TALUKDAR.
Women catch water early in the morning from a pipe in the street in Guwahati, Assam on 20 March 2019. World Water Day is held annually on March 22, as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater. PHOTO: DAVID TALUKDAR.
Women carry water after collect from a pipe in the street in Guwahati, Assam on 20 March 2019. World Water Day is held annually on March 22, as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater. PHOTO: DAVID TALUKDAR.
Women carry water after collect from a pipe in the street in Guwahati, Assam on 20 March 2019. World Water Day is held annually on March 22, as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater. PHOTO: DAVID TALUKDAR.
Women carry water after collect from a pipe in the street in Guwahati, Assam on 20 March 2019. World Water Day is held annually on March 22, as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater. PHOTO: DAVID TALUKDAR.

Children of Shishu Sarathi play Holi

Children of Shishu Sarathi play Hindu festival of Holi with teachers with great enthusiast. Shishu Sarothi is an organization empowering children with disability, Established in 1987. Shishu Sarothi received the Best Institution Award from the President of India in 2004 and State Award for Best Community Service from the Chief Minister of Assam In 2007 also received Rajiv Gandhi Manav Seva Award in the year 2010.


Specially abled children play Hindu festival of Holi with teachers at Shishu Sarathi in Guwahati, Assam on 20 March 2019.
PHOTO: DAVID TALUKDAR.
Specially abled children play Hindu festival of Holi with teachers at Shishu Sarathi in Guwahati, Assam on 20 March 2019.
PHOTO: DAVID TALUKDAR.

Specially abled children play Hindu festival of Holi with teachers at Shishu Sarathi in Guwahati, Assam on 20 March 2019.
PHOTO: DAVID TALUKDAR.

Specially abled children play Hindu festival of Holi with teachers at Shishu Sarathi in Guwahati, Assam on 20 March 2019.
PHOTO: DAVID TALUKDAR.

Riyan Parag : Rajasthan Royals


Riyan Parag of guwahati joined Rajasthan Royals

Cricket prodigy of Guwahati Riyan Parag joined Rajasthan Royals for IPL 2019. He is a proud son of former Ranji player Parag Das and swimmer Mithu Baruah. He was earlier selected for ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup.

Born: 10 November 2001, Guwahati, India

Bowling: Leg-break

Animal Exchange Program

Assam State Zoo received 32 new guests includes 8 crocodiles, Common Langur also known as Hanuman langur and several birds from Kanpur Zoological Park under Animal Exchange Program.

Assam State Zoo officials feeding fish to crocodiles which received from Kanpur Zoological Park under Animal Exchange Program, in Guwahati, Assam, on March 18, 2019. 8 crocodiles received from Kanpur Zoological Park under Animal Exchange Program. PHOTO: DAVID TALUKDAR.
Birds received at Assam State Zoo from Kanpur Zoological Park under Animal Exchange Program, in Guwahati, Assam, on March 18, 2019. PHOTO: DAVID TALUKDAR.
The hand of a Common langur (Semnopithecus entellus) also call Hanuman langur, grips the hole of a wooden cage at Assam State Zoo after arrived from Kanpur Zoological Park under Animal Exchange Program, in Guwahati, Assam, on March 18, 2019. PHOTO: DAVID TALUKDAR.