How Village Rockstars, shot with a handheld camera over 150 days by an Assamese filmmaker with no formal training, won multiple National Awards, including Best Film, announced today.
A new state-of-the-art terminal for Guwahati Airport is in the works, and will overcome inadequacies of the current one, strengthening the Centre’s Act East Policy and reiterating the Assamese capital’s position as the one true gateway in and out of India's Northeast, and perhaps even Southeast Asia.
The incident follows another such incident that came to light on April 9, when a woman was assaulted by a group of men when she was accompanying a male friend to a medical centre in Goalpara district of Assam.
According to the Northeast Frontier Railway, the new service will be jointly flagged off by chief minister of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal and minister of state of Railways Rajen Gohain, from Dibrugarh on Sunday.
Rongali Bihu is a festival celebrated in Assam, and marks the beginning of the Assamese new year. It usually falls on the second week of April, signifying the time of harvest.
BJP members Rituparna Baruah and Siddhartha Bhattacharya alleged that tea garden lands are being sold off illegally and demanded a high-level probe into it.
The overtime rate shall be twice the ordinary rates of wages which shall be payable for every work in excess of 8 hours in a day and 48 hours in a week. Workers shall be allowed a day's rest every week.
The MLA told reporters outside the House that his suspension reflected the undemocratic attitude of the present government.
Altogether 272 INSAS rifles, 954 SLRs, 133 12-bore pump action guns, twenty 9-mm pistols and 91 ghatak rifles that were recently procured by the forest department were handed over to the frontline forest personnels by the chief minister.
Sonowal stressed the need of branding the Department and introducing a uniform dress code for the field area employees of the Power Department and a pilot project for the same can be started from April this year.
Dipankar Bose, Group General Manager of NTPC’s Bongaigaon operation, blames the railways for the problem, saying the railways have not been able to provide rakes to move more quantity of coal to NTPC’s Bongaigaon plant from the Central India Coalfields despite the latter having enough coal.
While the country’s first gas-based fertiliser plant was set up at Namrup in the early 1960s by the Fertiliser Corporation of India, the Namrup plants were bifurcated from the former’s successor Hindustan Fertilizer Corporation Ltd in 2002 to constitute the BVFCL in 2002.
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal made a presentation that used geographical distances to project Guwahati as the actual epicentre of growth in Southeast Asia, in the process inviting investors to look at his state as a favourite destination.
A Guwahati-based NGO that works for cancer patients as well as raising awareness about cancer, the children’s centre has been named Sishu Ashray Sthal.
Due to the adoption of new methods of payment by the department, fund disbursals to genuine job-card holders have been expedited, senior officials of the department informed Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal at a review meeting.
Tarun Gogoi, the former chief minister of Assam and a veteran Congress leader, said that intelligence did not inform him about the bureaucrat's proximity to the RSS when he was appointed at this post.
Sarbananda Sonowal said the prime minister's special focus for the development of the Northeast and his multiple initiatives for the region will be the basis for the success of the summit.
"Until and unless people imbibe the values shown by Siu-Ka-Pha to strengthen the harmony and unity of the Assamese society, true respect would not be shown to the great Ahom leader", Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said.
"The home minister assured that not a single inch of Assam's land will be parted with any state. He (Singh) said that the territorial integrity of Assam and other states will be fully protected," Sarbananda Sonowal said.
Police said two blasts occurred within a gap of a few minutes in a drain near the Jagun police station, and the other one at Tirap colliery near the Ledo police station.
Jain said protesters had blocked the Lumding-Silchar railway track at Maibang station and when the SP and Deputy Commissioner reached the spot and asked the people to clear the blockade they turned violent and threw stones at the officers.
The police had first baton charged the protesters and burst teargas shells as they threw stones at the personnel, damaged railway property, blocked rail tracks and uprooted them, the officials said.
While the bridge was kept under round-the-clock observation for more than eight years, the railways kept it a closely-guarded secret so that there was no panic at any time.
Chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal, who had mooted the idea of preparing this comprehensive database of all major and minor rivers of the state, meanwhile has also asked NESAC to bring quality and quantity of sand and sand-layers in the river-beds within the ambit of the study.
“We have been entrusted with the responsibility of renovation and reconstruction of the first building of the Berry White Medical School constructed around 1898, and we hope to complete it within the next 15 months,” INTACH Dibrugarh chapter convenor Aradhana Kataki said.