With the arrest of Deka, the number of officers arrested on charges of having bought their posts by allegedly paying bribes to top APSC members including its then chairman Rakesh Kumar Paul, has risen to 22.
With this, the number of serving civil service officials arrested in the last six days in connection with the scam has gone up to 22, Assam DGP said.
Assam's map would not be tampered with and the dignity of the people of the state would be upheld, CM Sonowal said.
At least four rhinos had fallen victims to poachers in the last fortnight.
Expressing displeasure that a number of candidates had entered the state services through fraudulent means and had to face arrest, Sonowal said his government wss committed to provide better opportunities to the youth for achieving greater success in life.
Earlier, during the day, Congress organised a public rally in the city and accused the BJP-led NDA government of "looting people's money" through the demonetisation drive.
Director Gogoi has been accused, among other things, of executing the project “without express or implied approval” of the government. Going by the contents of the enquiry report (which is only Part 1 of the enquiry), more arrests are likely to take place in the days to come.
The Congress leader said that while it was the previous NDA government that had extended the ceasefire with NSCN(IM) to Assam and other adjoining states, Sonowal had not taken a strong stand in defending the state’s territory.
Storytelling is the key element of the eco-friendly tourism project. It aims at taking tourists through a virtual tour of culture, folk literature, art and craft and the society as a whole.
The chief minister said enquiries will continue and the officers of the Chief Minister's Vigilance Cell have been asked to go ahead with submitting their reports after conducting investigations into corruption by government employees.
Sonowal informed the committee that flood and erosion are long standing issues of the state and have severely affected the state's economy over the years.
Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday evening called up his Odisha counterpart Naveen Patnaik and explained to him the historic and cultural importance of the Bezbaroa property in Sambalpur, about 275 km from Bhubaneswar.
During a video conference with DCs, Sonowal said the district administrations and officials of food and civil supplies departments must hold a weekly meeting with oil company officials.
The Supreme Court — under whose direction the NRC is being prepared — has fixed November 15 as the next date of hearing for a clutch of petitions, including several challenging the process.
While no city from Meghalaya was chosen for the Smart City list, Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu has been pressing the Centre for also including Itanagar for the Smart City project.
Miscreants have killed a sizeable number of birds that have arrived in Jatinga village of Assam, prompting the local administration to promulgate Section 144 of the CrPC.