A herd of 25 wild elephants which had come down from the Meghalaya hills in the south and crossed the railway track in search of food, was on its way back when the incident took place.
Sonowal also dispatched industry and commerce minister Chandra Mohan Patowari to Chennai, where the latter paid homage to the mortal remains of J Jayalalithaa on behalf of the Assam government.
The three elephants were killed when a herd of wild elephants came on the railway tracks and “dashed against the train engine” of the Dibrugarh-bound express train.
"While the prime minister has announced his policy of taking the country towards a cashless transaction, we want to make Assam the Number 1 state in this respect," Sonowal said.
Saturday’s was the seventh incident in the Tinsukia-Longding-Tirap-Changlang pocket of eastern Assam and eastern Arunachal Pradesh this year.
Official sources in Itanagar said the militants believed to be of the NSCN(K) ambushed a convoy of the Assam Rifles between Wakka and Tissa.
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The police investigating into the APSC jobs-for-cash scandal have interrogated several Assam government officers who were allegedly recruited by Paul & Company through unfair means.
At a press conference on Monday, the BJP minister had threatened madrasa heads of action if they continued to observe weekly-off on Fridays, saying "madrasas remain closed on Fridays in Pakistan and Bangladesh, not in India".
Jorhat Superintendent of Police P K Bhuyan said that they would ascertain the veracity of Bubu Konwar’s claim when the police get his custody.
The minister said the Assam government had no objection to students attending namaz on Friday afternoon but madrasas should not remain closed on Fridays.
Currently, 476 permanent plantation labourers work at Menoka, a 354-hectare garden.
While the CISF immediately informed Income Tax officials, the latter are yet to ascertain whether the cash was legal or illegal.
Assam: Some people had removed teeth, nail and a portion of the tiger after it was done to death.
The female elephant, which was the second to fall into a 10-feet deep pit after its calf first fell in it, sustained serious head injury and fracture in one leg when a full-grown male elephant fell atop her.
The chief minister also asked the people to keep a portrait of Lachit Barphukan in all offices, schools and other educational institutions as a mark of respect to the legend.
There were also reports of militant groups trying to press common people in some districts to exchange old notes
Khandu also asked officials of the Income Tax department to trace all such accounts that deviated from normal history and pattern of deposit and take appropriate action.
In Tripura on the other hand, results of the by-election to two assembly constituencies have definitely proved that the BJP has made significant inroads into the Left bastion.
The Lakhimpur seat had fallen vacant when Sarbananda Sonowal resigned from Lok Sabha after he was elected to the state assembly and was appointed chief minister of Assam.
In Guwahati city, 301 out of the 318 ATMs were also working, of which 288 have been calibrated for new currencies.
“I got back my passport only after I wrote to the Chinese embassy on Monday that I will file an FIR for the recovery of the same," said Tago.
On Monday, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal directed all banks to ensure each tea worker has an account to enable timely disbursal of wages.
He directed the bank authorities to open sufficient of ATMs and sending out mobile vans so that the account holders could transact money locally
Assam DGP who has been camping in Tinsukia after he rushed there following the Saturday morning ambush, also said that all weapons that the militants used were of Chinese make.
Bodies of four boys were found lying along the railway track near Borgaon level crossing on between Biswanath Chariali and Monabari railway stations
This is first major attack by militants since the BJP-led government took charge in Assam in May.
The AASU chief advisor also accused all parties – including the BJP, Congress, regional and Left parties – for doing nothing to expel the Bangladeshi infiltrators.
The bypoll was necessitated due to the resignation of then Union sports minister Sarbananda Sonowal, who opted to become an MLA and take over as the Chief Minister of Assam.
While Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju told the Parliament about the two crore Bangladeshi infiltrators, the Congress party in Assam has asked what the Modi government had done in the past two years and more to detect and expel them.
Though the BAI had submitted all required documents of the Indian contingents at the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi several weeks ago, all but Tago were issued their visas.
SP Mahanta said the miscreants attacked from a dense forest on the Pengeri-Digboi road, about 11 km short of Digboi.
Gauri Shankar Das, chief manager at the SBI in the district headquarters of Haflong, said the villagers were initially angry at being handed the coins but have now come to embrace them.
The area, which was once a major ULFA-infested area of upper Assam, has a history of militant attacks in the past several years.
Dima Hasao, a district with 2.14 lakh population which had witnessed a series of ethnic violence and militant activities in the past two decades, has the lowest number of bank branches among all districts of Assam.
The strike, if continued, will also affect the Tripura Sundari Express, the only train that connects the Tripura capital with the national Capital.