The Cachar Cancer Hospital treats more than 20,000 patients every year, generates employment for their attendants, and provides free food to the patients with low-cost stay for their family members.
Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal called the blasts an “act of cowardice”. He asked DGP BJ Mahanta to “deal with the situation and nab the forces believed to have perpetrated the explosions”.
Earlier this month, the endangered Greater Adjutant Stork was bred in the Assam Zoo, only for the pair of chicks to die soon after. But the project — arguably the first instance of the bird being artificially bred in a zoo — is still considered a success.
On Saturday, influential Bodo militant leader NDFB(RD) chairman Ranjan Daimary, who and nine others were sentenced to life last year by a special CBI court in Guwahati for the 2008 serial blasts, left for Delhi after he was granted bail a day earlier.
While weekdays see him at the College of Veterinary Sciences in Guwahati, weekends are spent in service of elephants across Assam. Meet Dr Kushal Konwar Sarma, the elephant doctor from Assam who has been awarded the Padma Shri.
NDFB (R) supremo Ranjan Daimary, sentenced to life in prison for serial bomb blasts in Assam in 2008, was on Saturday released on interim bail from the Guwahati Central Jail and taken to New Delhi for participation in Bodo peace talks with the Union government.
According to police data, there were 50 cadres of ULFA-I, eight of NDFB, six of KLO, 13 of RNLF, one of CPI-Maoist, 87 of NSLA, 178 of ADF and 301 of NLFB.
The committee was scheduled to submit its report on January 15 but has now got a one-month extension from the Home Ministry.
"As the governor of Assam, I am chancellor of 17 universities. I look for quality education and I want students to concentrate on achieving quality education first. Universities are meant for education, not for politics," Mukhi said.
Sarma’s remarks come days after the AASU leadership talked about a new political alternative to take the anti-CAA movement forward in the state.
Both Mohan and Kishan were sworn in as ministers of state with independent charge.
The agreement says the group has “agreed to abjure violence, come overground and join the peace process by being a signatory to the proposed comprehensive Memorandum of Settlement with Bodo organisations”. The move comes as a boost to the ongoing peace talks with Bodo groups since all the factions are now on board, an official said.
The state government has suggested that once the rules for the legislation are notified, applicants should be given only three months to apply.
While AASU has previously cited “people’s demand” to describe the need for a new front, the Congress has said that there is “space” for one.
The NRC preparation in Assam started following a December 2014 order by the Supreme Court, and continued thereafter under its direct monitoring.
The Constitution (126th Amendment) Bill, 2019, extending reservations to SC/STs in the legislature by another 10 years, was unanimously ratified during the session, which was held to pass a resolution ratifying the Bill cleared by Parliament.
In Assam, the run-up to Magh Bihu is usually marked by a week of feverish preparation. This time, however, the enthusiasm seems to be amiss.
The committee is supposed to determine the quota of representation of indigenous people in Assam in the state Assembly, among other measures to protect indigenous culture and language.
The words ‘No CAA’ and its variants have been carved out to be burnt at several celebration spots.
Himanta Biswa Sarma also urged All-Assam Students’ Union’s (AASU) adviser Samujjal Bhattacharya to join the BJP and work for the people on behalf of the party.
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