Three days after the Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) issued a show cause notice to him for publicly criticizing the APCC president, veteran Congress leader and ex-MLA Hiranya Bora has resigned from the party and announced he would form a new party.
Gauhati HC said the departmental inquiries and the removal of the Tezpur University faculty member were found to be 'wholly illegal'.
The state government has not announced any inquiry so far.
The Commission’s report for 2014 also shows that there were several complaints against Assam Police like non-registration of FIRs and incidents of policemen being involved in blackmailing.
In a tweet, Gogoi also accused visiting ministers from Delhi of hoodwinking the people.
Probably the Congress’s increasing nervousness about a Raj Bhawan that has a finger on Assam’s pulse as crucial Assembly elections approach.
Tea estates in Assam have created natural corridors for elephants to pass through in an attempt to reduce damage to the plantations and prevent loss of human life.
As the Kamakhya temple doors were reopened, thousands of devotees stood in serpentine queues to get a darshan of the yoni symbol carved on a rock inside the sanctum sanctorum which itself is a cave.
The Assam government had proposed Guwahati, Jorhat, Golaghat, Silchar, Tezpur and Tinsukia for inclusion in Modi’s smart city list.
Gogoi also directed the state health and family welfare dept to immediately initiate strict legal action against those PG doctors who have violated the terms and conditions of the agreement they had signed at the time of their admission.
The Congress party in Assam is already crippled with internal bickering that began with dissident activities led by then health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.
Tarun Gogoi on June 17 announced that students belonging to BPL families who secured second and third divisions would get full government support in pursing college education.
Security forces in Assam apprehended six rebels belonging to different underground armed groups in three separate operations in the past two days, the most prominent among them being Chingthong Singnar, self-styled Chairman of Karbi National Liberation Army (KNLA).
All the four were members of the outlawed Karbi People’s Liberation Tigers (KPLT) and were lodged in the Diphu district jail since July last year.
The seven persons were picked up by the crime branch of the Assam Police, with a press release saying they admitted to having a huge cache of arms and ammunition in their possession in their hideouts in Meghalaya.
APCC has sought intervention of President Mukherjee and demanded either restraining Governor P B Acharya from making political comments or relieving him.
District tobacco control nodal officer Samiran Barua on Monday imposed fines on two persons under COTPA (Cigarette and Other Tobacco Products Act) for smoking in public places.
Three such programmes have been already completed in the past one week, with women and school students showing maximum interest in it.
Troops of the Army as well as those belonging to the para-military forces and others deployed in the Northeast also joined the nation in observing the first International Yoga Day.
A church body in Mizoram has gone a step further and urged people not to take part in Yoga Day.
The Journalist Action Committee (Assam) and Journalists’ Forum Assam on Friday expressed deep shock at the incident and demanded stringent actions against the perpetrators.
State BJP president Siddhartha Bhattacharyya on the other hand said the party would definitely win a majority in the next assembly elections.
West Bengal will hold an event in Kolkata’s Netaji Indoor Stadium with representatives of a various yoga, health and meditation agencies.
Nagaland on Thursday directed all schools in the state to place firm restrictions on availability of junk food in and around the educational institutions.
There is no doubt that this Narendra Modi govt has been protecting people with black money,” Gogoi said.
The National Register of Citizens (NRC) is expected to identify those who illegally entered Assam after 1971.
Over one lakh population have been affected in Barpeta district alone, with the total crop area damaged or submerged in the district being put at nearly 2,800 hectares.
Late last year, an intervention by Meghalaya High Court over Constitutional freedoms re-ignited an old cultural disagreement over what is supreme in the state: tradition or law. Traditional tribal institutions that have “governed” communities for centuries, have repeatedly locked horns with the state over this contested turf. At the end of May, the government moved […]
Road links have been snapped in eight districts of Arunachal, leaving several administrative circles faced with a shortage of essential items including foodgrains.
With heavy rains continuing in eastern Arunachal Pradesh and upper Assam, the water level is expected to rise further in the next few days.
While the Brahmaputra was flowing over the danger mark at Nimatighat (near Jorhat) for the second consecutive day, boat ferry service between Jorhat and Majuli island was suspended because of the current.
The militant career of S S Khaplang, leader of the group behind the ambush of Army unit in Manipur
He was released from the hospital after doctors declared his condition to be stable, but the court has debarred him from leaving the city.
The situation was particularly grim in Lakhimpur and Dhemaji districts in eastern Assam, where nearly 45,000 people have been affected.
"The starting of bus service between Guwahati and Dhaka as also between Agartala and Kolkata via Dhaka will give a major impetus to development and trade in the Northeast," said Barthakur.
Gogoi said Prime Minister Modi had made such promises during the Lok Sabha election campaign only to garner votes. “He was never serious to implement his poll promises,” Gogoi added.
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