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Ahead of NRC draft publication, massive mobilisation of security forces in Assam

December 29, 2017 3:47:53 pm

There have been intelligence inputs about possible tension in some parts of the state where names of doubtful citizens could be excluded in the draft list.

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Poll results reflect trust on Modi leadership: Assam CM Sonowal congratulates; Himanta tweets in Gujarati

December 18, 2017 8:34:37 pm

Sonowal, while congratulating Prime Minister Modi, BJP national president Amit Shah and party workers right up from grass root level for ensuring a comfortable victory of the BJP in the two states also said that India would soon lead the world under Narendra Modi.

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Assam worried Citizenship Bill will reduce indigenous people into a minority

December 17, 2017 8:23:24 pm

The Congress party on its part has asked chief minister Sonowal to make his stand clear on the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.

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Country needs leadership that respects traditional culture: Assam minister Himanta Sarma

December 17, 2017 8:39:35 pm

"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.

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Hardcore NDFB(S) militant killed in encounter in Assam

December 14, 2017 9:51:23 pm

Two police commandos were also suffered injuries in the encounter.

Train mows down five elephants in Assam

December 10, 2017 1:22:38 pm

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.

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Assam government mulls recruiting 4,500 differently-abled persons

December 5, 2017 7:09:41 pm

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.

FIR against Spice mobile for allegedly abusing Tiwa culture

November 29, 2017 6:37:33 pm

In its bid to spice up a promotional campaign, Spice mobile company has landed itself in trouble in Assam.

Himanta Biswa Sarma’s controversial remarks: From ‘cancer is divine justice’ to calling Muslim migrants the enemy

November 23, 2017 9:50:34 pm

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.

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Himanta Biswa Sarma cancer remark: This is what switching parties does to a person, says P Chidambaram

November 23, 2017 3:58:32 pm

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.

Veteran Assamese actor Biju Phukan dies at 70

November 22, 2017 8:51:46 pm

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.”

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Gram Panchayat certificates no proof of citizenship, says SC

November 22, 2017 8:43:49 pm

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 […]

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Sarbananda Sonowal govt ‘harassing’ intellectuals, showing ‘dictatorial tendencies’: Congress

November 19, 2017 5:23:06 am

“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.

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Assam AG quits, cites ‘outside interference’

November 18, 2017 7:05:27 am

“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.

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Assam jobs-for-cash scam: Congress ex-minister’s son surrenders

November 13, 2017 9:35:07 pm

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.

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APSC cash-for-job scam: Former Assam Congress minister’s son arrested

November 13, 2017 8:42:20 pm

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.

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Assam’s territorial integrity won’t be compromised: Sarbananda Sonowal

November 13, 2017 8:37:42 pm

Assam's map would not be tampered with and the dignity of the people of the state would be upheld, CM Sonowal said.

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Assam rhino deaths: State govt to review anti-poaching steps every month

November 12, 2017 10:35:15 pm

At least four rhinos had fallen victims to poachers in the last fortnight.

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Sarbananda Sonowal gives Rs 1.25 lakh each to 55 Assam candidates clearing UPSC prelims

November 10, 2017 9:00:06 pm

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.

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Assam Congress chief, ex-minister, MLAs arrested for protest

November 8, 2017 10:39:11 pm

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.

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Assam IPR director arrested for Rs 30-cr publicity scam of Congress regime

November 7, 2017 7:44:54 pm

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.

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Assam CM Sonowal ‘lacks in courage’ to ask for Naga pact content: Congress

November 2, 2017 8:28:19 pm

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.

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Carbon-free tourism initiative in Assam’s Majuli from this week

October 31, 2017 11:54:09 am

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.

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No compromise on corruption, even CM won’t be spared: Sarbananda Sonowal

October 30, 2017 10:08:01 pm

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.

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Parliamentary committee discusses flood problem with Assam CM

October 29, 2017 10:32:24 pm

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.

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