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Assam assembly passes resolution on water pollution control law

Guwahati, February 7: The Assam assembly on Wednesday passed a resolution authorising Parliament to amend the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974. Environment and Forest Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary introduced the resolution in the House to allow the Centre to table the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Amendment Bill, 2023 in Parliament. Though it was accepted by the opposition, they raised some issues and sought modifications in that. AIUDF MLA Aminul Islam said that Assam should get a share of the amount of fines for violations of...
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Noisy scene in Assam Assembly over inter-state border disputes

Guwahati, February 7: The Assam assembly on Wednesday witnessed a noisy scene over border disputes with other northeastern states as the opposition alleged that Assam is giving away its land to resolve the issue. Raising the issue during the Question Hour, Independent MLA Akhil Gogoi said Assam is abandoning its rights over Constitutionally received land to Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh as per replies of Border Protection and Development Minister Atul Bora. Reply to this, Bora said the land survey is going on and it is not clear which state will...
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Chaos in Assam Assembly after denied discussion on alleged Central subsidy to CM’s wife’s company

GUWAHATI, SEPTEMBER 14: Chaos reigned supreme at the Assam assembly on Thursday as opposition MLAs demonstrated, demanding a discussion over the allegation that a company linked to CM Himanta Biswa Sarma's wife got Rs 10 crore as subsidy under a Central scheme. The Congress had given an adjournment motion notice to discuss the matter. Speaker Biswajit Daimary, at the end of the Question Hour, rejected the notice stating that it was "not in order" and the issue does not merit an adjournment motion. Refusing to accept the ruling, Congress and...
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Cong MLA moves resolution on women’s bill rejected with voice vote in Assam Assembly

Guwahati, September 12: The Assam Assembly on Tuesday rejected a private member’s resolution, which sought to urge the Parliament to adopt the women’s reservation bill, as Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma contended that the matter was beyond the purview of the state legislature. Congress MLA Sibamoni Bora moved the resolution for the the bill that promises 33% reservation for women in the Lok Sabha and state assemblies. She maintained that though reservation for women has been ensured in panchayats and urban bodies, “true political empowerment” can happen only when more...
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Assam Assembly passes resolution against BBC; Opposition wants screening of documentary inside House

GUWAHATI, March 21: The Assam assembly on Tuesday passed a resolution seeking action against BBC for its documentary on Gujarat riots - 'India: The Modi Question'. The resolution said the documentary propagated "malicious and dangerous" agenda. The opposition, meanwhile, demanded screening of the documentary in the assembly. Raising the issue through Private Members' resolution, BJP MLA Bhubon Pegu alleged that the BBC has questioned India's free press, judiciary and the legitimacy of its democratically elected government in the two-part documentary film. Opposing the resolution, CPM's Manoranjan Talukdar said, "The topic...
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