GOLAGHAT, May 30 – The people of Numaligarh area and its adjacent places are spending sleepless nights due to the depredations of wild elephants. A herd consisting of 60 elephants is damaging houses at Numaligarh and its neighbouring areas including Bihora Mikir Chang tea garden where the elephants damaged 14 houses and seven shops. The shops belonging to Goush Tauti, Bipul Munda, Gopal Tamuria, Meghnath Tanti, Bakul Tanti, Azit Tanti and Motilal Tanti had been damaged.
The people had demanded of the Forest department of Golaghat to drive out the elephants. But so far the Forest personnel have been unable to drive away the elephants from the rural and tea garden areas.
Appointed: The Director of the Minority Welfare and Development department has appointed Prince Azizul Haque as the chairman of Golaghat Minority Development Board.
Prince Azizul Haque is an inhabitant of Nahoroni area within Golaghat district. The members of the board who were appointed were Anizuj Jaman, Ruidar Rahman, Mofida Begum and Bubul Hussain.
The Muslim Jatia Mahasabha Golaghat district committee has welcomed the appointment.