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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Assam news


Assam to convert govt-funded madrasas, Sanskrit tols to normal schools: Himanta Biswa Sarma

February 13, 2020 2:18 pm

“We have decided this because teaching Arabic, or some other language, or any religious text for that matter, is not the responsibility of the government,” said Himanta Biswa Sarma.

Assam meeting on census to identify ‘indigenous’ Muslims

February 11, 2020 10:30 am

Some fear such a census will “further marginalise” the descendants of Bengali-speaking migrants in Assam

Citizenship Act protests Highlights: Mamata holds emergency meet amid violence in Bengal; police put on high alert

December 16, 2019 5:02 am

Citizenship Amendment Act 2019 Protests in Assam, Tripura, Guwahati, Northeast Today: In the about-two-hour-long meeting at her Kalighat residence, Banerjee directed the officials to take strict action against those indulging in vandalism, an official said.

Untouched by protests, Assam's Barak Valley celebrates passage of Citizenship Bill in Parliament

December 12, 2019 12:48 am

Shortly after the Citizenship Bill was passed, with 125 MPs voting in favour and 105 against, BJP members burst firecrackers to celebrate outside the party’s office in Itkhola locality. “Morality and majority both with BJP,” said Rajdip Roy, BJP MP from Silchar.

Centre supports Assam govt's proposal to grant ST status to six communities: Ramdas Athawale

October 08, 2017 6:17 pm

"Assam government has sent the proposal to include the OBC communities Koch-Rajbongshi, Tai-Ahom, Chutiya, Moran, Muttock and the Adivasi tea-tribes in the ST category and we support this," said Union Minster Ramdas Athawale.

Assam infant death toll rises to nine; Experts say mothers had pregnancy-linked complications

October 07, 2017 5:20 am

“All the patients were attended instantly in the hospital and adequate care was given for delivery of babies. The mothers however were saved because of adequate prompt treatment in the hospital,” the expert committee press release said.

Act-East policy boosts developmental activities: CM Sarbananda Sonowal

October 04, 2017 7:52 pm

"Act East policy has given impetus to development of the region and the state government is striving for rapid industrialisation for generating employment opportunities," said Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.

Additional Advocate General made contradictory statements about taking selfie inside state Assembly: Assam Speaker

September 11, 2017 5:16 pm

The speaker had barred Assam Additional Advocate General Devajit Lon Saikia's entry into the house on February 13 this year for two weeks after receiving a complaint against him for clicking and uploading selfie in social media while the budget for 2017-18 was being presented in state Assembly.

Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal seeks early completion of Indo-Bangla fencing work

August 18, 2017 11:37 pm

At a meeting with top officials of the NBCC and CPWD, Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal asked them to complete the task on a "war footing" so that 48.11 kms of unfenced areas of the international border could be sealed, said a press release.

Majuli Island in Assam lost 28 per cent of its land mass in 2013: Govt

August 10, 2017 7:05 pm

"As per the information provided by the government of Assam, the land mass area of Majuli Island has reduced from 733.79 sq km as per Survey of India map of 1940 to about 522.73 sq km in year 2013," said Sanjeev Kumar Balyan.