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

"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

“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

"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

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

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

"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.


Govt to fund 'permanent solution' to floods in Northeast: Kiren Rijiju

Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said the Centre does not discriminate and two installments of state disaster response fund have already to given to Assam.

Kokrajhar: Minority leader shot dead, CM calls for peace

"Eyewitnesses said both assailants had helmets covering their face so that they could not be immediately identified. We have launched a manhunt for the assailants,” said Kokrajhar SP Rajen Singh.

55 new camps come up in one day

The state government meanwhile has forwarded four of the 14 cases of violence to the National Investigation Agency (NIA).

ULFA faction’s new demand: Screen local films for at least a week

Barua has asked theatre owners to screen films made in Assamese to prevent Assam’s film industry from collapsing.