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Congress and Leftists have scared people on issue of Citizenship Bill: Sarbananda Sonowal

"The apprehension about the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 amongst people here has been addressed clearly in our manifesto. People’s sentiments will be taken care of and their interests will be absolutely protected," said Sonowal.

Supreme Court slams Assam over functioning of foreigners’ tribunals in state

The apex court is hearing a petition by activist Harsh Mander against the dismal living conditions in the detentions centres. The plea alleges that inmates were kept in detention indefinitely just because they were not Indians and were treated as “illegal aliens”.


Assam: Alleged scam in recruitment, CM orders probe

Taking a suo motu cognizance of the reported controversy, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal ordered formation of a one-man inquiry by Additional Chief Secretary Jishnu Baruah to inquire into the whole episode and submit report to the government at the earliest, a press statement from the CMO said.

'Media houses under severe crisis': Assam newspapers to skip govt ads for 3 days

This announcement was made through a press statement by the Northeast Newspaper Society, an umbrella body of which most established newspapers are part.

After hooch deaths, molasses banned in Assam

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has also asked the chief secretary to direct the deputy commissioners to "generate awareness in all tea gardens and their periphery areas by conducting awareness meetings so that people can be made aware of the evils of consuming sulai".

Assam hooch toll now 155, CM Sarbananda Sonowal orders probe

Most of the deceased were tea garden workers from various tea estates, and multiple families reported more than one member among the dead.


Assam CM lays foundation stone of Assam Police Academy

Stating the new generation gives more importance to quality thinking and good behaviour, he observed that the Academy would fulfill the requirements of developing soft skills amongst the police force in the days to come.

Over 110 dead, several hospitalised in Assam hooch tragedy

Over 300 others are ill and have been admitted to hospital. The state government has ordered two separate inquiries into the incident.

Assam CM Sonowal dubs Citizenship Bill protests as 'motivated campaign' to derail development agenda

Alleging that a "misinformation campaign" over the bill has been launched by groups with "vested interests," the chief minister "urged all people to stand united to thwart the evil design of divisive forces."

Assam CM says his govt committed to protecting ‘community, home and hearth’

“For the past few days certain sections in the state have cast aspersions on this avowed objective of the government. However, as a son of the soil, I would like to assure everybody that there is no need of being apprehensive in Assam," Sarbananda Sonowal said.

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Assam floods submerge large parts of Kaziranga park, animals taken to safe places

The rain forced over 48,483 people to shift to 208 relief camps in 16 worse affected districts. Around 2,498 villages are presently under water and over 1.4 lakh hectare crop area has been affected.

Sonowal sworn in as Assam CM, says 'will make the state free from illegal migrants'

BJP MLA Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday took oath of office at Khanapara in Guwahati, creating history for the party.


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40 lakh people left out of Assam NRC: News in Numbers

What does it mean for 40 lakh people to be left out of the Assam NRC? Let's put the number in perspective. Take a look in today's News in Numbers.