The Congress party on its part has asked chief minister Sonowal to make his stand clear on the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.
"It is now time to develop that organic leadership which is democratic, which respects our rich culture, traditions and which is not based on dynasty," the minister said.
Two police commandos were also suffered injuries in the encounter.
The five elephants were knocked down by the 15617 Up Guwahati-Naharlagun Express between Balipara and Dhalaibeel stations soon after the train had left Balipara at around 1:20 AM.
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal further asked the Social Welfare Department to prepare a calendar for all the other government departments outlining the selection process for simultaneous recruitment throughout the state.
In its bid to spice up a promotional campaign, Spice mobile company has landed itself in trouble in Assam.
This is not the first time that Himanta Biswa Sarma's comments have created a furore among people. Earlier also he had said that BJP differentiates between Hindu and Muslim migrants from Bangladesh.
Health, Education and Finance Minister of Assam and a senior BJP leader, Sarma on Wednesday said that people suffer from life-threatening diseases such as cancer because of sins committed in the past.
Condoling his death, Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal said, “Assamese cinema has lost a great pillar. His contribution to the growth and development of Assamese cinema will be always remembered.”
A certificate of residency issued by the gram panchayat is not a document of citizenship and is “meaningless” unless supported by some other valid record to make a claim for inclusion in the National Register of Citizenship (NRC), the Supreme Court said on Wednesday. A bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi and R F Nariman said […]
“In a democratic set-up, how can you spread the blame to others for views expressed by a specific person in a public forum? This is blatant misuse of power and an attempt by the government to harass and intimidate its critics,” the Leader of the Opposition said.
“I have put in my papers to the government on three grounds. While there was outside interference on my work, I was not allowed to work with full dignity as the AG’s office required. Moreover, the atmosphere in which I was made to work was not congenial,” Choudhury told The Indian Express.
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.