The MLA told reporters outside the House that his suspension reflected the undemocratic attitude of the present government.
Altogether 272 INSAS rifles, 954 SLRs, 133 12-bore pump action guns, twenty 9-mm pistols and 91 ghatak rifles that were recently procured by the forest department were handed over to the frontline forest personnels by the chief minister.
Sonowal stressed the need of branding the Department and introducing a uniform dress code for the field area employees of the Power Department and a pilot project for the same can be started from April this year.
Dipankar Bose, Group General Manager of NTPC’s Bongaigaon operation, blames the railways for the problem, saying the railways have not been able to provide rakes to move more quantity of coal to NTPC’s Bongaigaon plant from the Central India Coalfields despite the latter having enough coal.
While the country’s first gas-based fertiliser plant was set up at Namrup in the early 1960s by the Fertiliser Corporation of India, the Namrup plants were bifurcated from the former’s successor Hindustan Fertilizer Corporation Ltd in 2002 to constitute the BVFCL in 2002.
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal made a presentation that used geographical distances to project Guwahati as the actual epicentre of growth in Southeast Asia, in the process inviting investors to look at his state as a favourite destination.
A Guwahati-based NGO that works for cancer patients as well as raising awareness about cancer, the children’s centre has been named Sishu Ashray Sthal.
Due to the adoption of new methods of payment by the department, fund disbursals to genuine job-card holders have been expedited, senior officials of the department informed Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal at a review meeting.
Tarun Gogoi, the former chief minister of Assam and a veteran Congress leader, said that intelligence did not inform him about the bureaucrat's proximity to the RSS when he was appointed at this post.
Sarbananda Sonowal said the prime minister's special focus for the development of the Northeast and his multiple initiatives for the region will be the basis for the success of the summit.
"Until and unless people imbibe the values shown by Siu-Ka-Pha to strengthen the harmony and unity of the Assamese society, true respect would not be shown to the great Ahom leader", Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said.
"The home minister assured that not a single inch of Assam's land will be parted with any state. He (Singh) said that the territorial integrity of Assam and other states will be fully protected," Sarbananda Sonowal said.
Police said two blasts occurred within a gap of a few minutes in a drain near the Jagun police station, and the other one at Tirap colliery near the Ledo police station.
Jain said protesters had blocked the Lumding-Silchar railway track at Maibang station and when the SP and Deputy Commissioner reached the spot and asked the people to clear the blockade they turned violent and threw stones at the officers.
The police had first baton charged the protesters and burst teargas shells as they threw stones at the personnel, damaged railway property, blocked rail tracks and uprooted them, the officials said.
While the bridge was kept under round-the-clock observation for more than eight years, the railways kept it a closely-guarded secret so that there was no panic at any time.
Chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal, who had mooted the idea of preparing this comprehensive database of all major and minor rivers of the state, meanwhile has also asked NESAC to bring quality and quantity of sand and sand-layers in the river-beds within the ambit of the study.
“We have been entrusted with the responsibility of renovation and reconstruction of the first building of the Berry White Medical School constructed around 1898, and we hope to complete it within the next 15 months,” INTACH Dibrugarh chapter convenor Aradhana Kataki said.
At a rally in Bibhum district in Bengal, Banerjee had accused the BJP government in the state of trying to evict Bengalis from Assam.
During his visit to Tezpur, BJP MP Subramanian Swamy said that any rebel group carrying out subversive activities against the sovereignty of the nation should be eliminated.
“While the three were on Saturday shifted to a pre-release boma in Manas, they will be released to the wild after a period of careful monitoring,” CWRC’s lead veterinarian Panjit Basumatary said.
He emphasised on maintaining cleanliness in the health institutions and urged the people to extend full cooperation with the hospital authorities in this regard.
Most people whose names have not appeared have said that they look forward to completion of verification and publication of the final draft, the date for which is yet to be fixed.
Hard copies of the draft NRC will be on display for people to check in the NRC Sewa Kendras (NSK) in respective villages in rural areas and wards in urban areas.
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal also asked the “genuine citizens” who had been left out need not panic as they could still get their names included in the final list.
About 45,000 security personnel including Assam Police and 50 companies of central forces have been deployed, and the Army has been asked to be on standby.
Nitin Gadkari reviewed the progress of the works related to perennial flood and erosion management, dredging of the Brahmaputra and the express highway, the release said.
Assam is on the edge ahead of the publication of the draft on New Year’s eve and security forces are being deployed in different districts, especially in sensitive pockets.
There have been intelligence inputs about possible tension in some parts of the state where names of doubtful citizens could be excluded in the draft list.
Sonowal, while congratulating Prime Minister Modi, BJP national president Amit Shah and party workers right up from grass root level for ensuring a comfortable victory of the BJP in the two states also said that India would soon lead the world under Narendra Modi.
The Congress party on its part has asked chief minister Sonowal to make his stand clear on the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.
"It is now time to develop that organic leadership which is democratic, which respects our rich culture, traditions and which is not based on dynasty," the minister said.
Two police commandos were also suffered injuries in the encounter.
The five elephants were knocked down by the 15617 Up Guwahati-Naharlagun Express between Balipara and Dhalaibeel stations soon after the train had left Balipara at around 1:20 AM.
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal further asked the Social Welfare Department to prepare a calendar for all the other government departments outlining the selection process for simultaneous recruitment throughout the state.
In its bid to spice up a promotional campaign, Spice mobile company has landed itself in trouble in Assam.