Thursday, March 30, 2023


North East

Assam Congress boycotts delimitation meet; ECI invites party again

Guwahati, March 27: The opposition Congress on Tuesday boycotted the hearing on the delimitation exercise in Assam alleging that it did not receive any response from the Election Commission on its allegation that the state cabinet had a “mala fide intention” in merging four districts with others. The Chief Electoral Officer, however, has written to the Congress to join the consultation by 1 pm on Tuesday as the EC places high value on the viewpoints of a national political party, an official said. The grand old party is yet to...
North East

Assam, Arunachal Ministers meet to discuss border issues

Guwahati, March 27: Ministers and top officials of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh attended a meeting in Guwahati to discuss the border disputes between the two neighbours. The meeting deliberated on finding a lasting solution to the longstanding problem soon, Assam ministers who led the state's delegation said on Sunday. "Attended the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh Border Regional Committee Meeting held today at Assam Administrative Staff College. We deliberated on finding a permanent solution to the border dispute between the two states," Assam Education Minister Ranoj Pegu tweeted. The meeting was jointly presided...
North East

Assam CM inaugurates, lays foundation for Rs 545-cr projects

Rangia (Assam), March 26: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday inaugurated and laid the foundation for Rs 545 crore-worth projects related to connectivity, healthcare and higher education at Rangia in Kamrup district. Reiterating his government’s commitment to develop world-class infrastructure in the state, he directed officials to ensure timely completion of all projects. “As we observe ‘A Day dedicated to Development’, I inaugurated & laid the foundation for 23 projects worth Rs 545 cr at Rangia today,” Sarma tweeted. “I have directed officials to ensure timely execution so...
North East

Oppn parties join Congress ‘satyagraha’ in Assam against Rahul’s disqualification

Guwahati, March 26: The Assam unit of the Congress on Sunday organised a ‘Sankalp Satyagraha’ here in protest against the disqualification of party leader Rahul Gandhi from the Lok Sabha following his conviction in a defamation case. About 10 other opposition parties of the state also participated in the programme, which was attended by Assam Congress chief Bhupen Kumar Bora and Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Debabrata Saikia. Raijor Dal chief and MLA Akhil Gogoi and litterateur Dr Hiren Gohain, among others, joined the sit-in demonstration by the state’s...
North East

World Bank approves $108 million loan to improve Assam’s disaster preparedness

Guwahati, March 25: The World Bank has approved a $108 million (approximately Rs 889 crores) loan to help Assam improve disaster preparedness and enhance flood forecasting. According to a release from the multilateral bank, the project will benefit around six million people and is part of a larger $500 million investment program for the state. The Assam Integrated River Basin Management Project will help the state reduce vulnerability to floods and river erosion by building green infrastructure in the Beki and Buridehing river basins, protecting around one lakh people. The...
North East

Assam Govt signs MoU with Flybig to start flight in non-Udaan sector

Guwahati, March 25: In a bid to promote intra-state air connectivity, Assam government on Saturday signed a MoU with Big Charter Private Limited (Flybig) to facilitate air services in the non-Udaan sector. Flybig will operate flights between Guwahati-Dibrugarh-Guwahati and Guwahati-Silchar-Guwahati routes on a daily basis, an official of the company said. Assam Tourism Development Corporation managing director Kumar Padma Pani Bora and Flybig director Sanjay Natavarlal Mandavia signed the agreement in the presence of Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. According to the terms of the MoU, the flight operations will...
North East

Himanta asks officials to ensure speedy disposal of applications for land settlement

Guwahati, March 25: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has directed officials to ensure speedy disposal of applications regarding settlement of land documents. The speedy disposal of the applications, however, should not compromise with the guiding principles of fairness and transparency, Sarma said while addressing the first conference on the Sub Divisional Land Advisory Committee here on Friday. The chief minister said that no eligible indigenous person must be deprived of land settlement while organised mafia/land sharks will not be spared. He directed the officials to ensure that there was...
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3 more associates of Khalistani leader Amritpal Singh brought to Assam

Dibrugarh, March 21: Three more associates of radical preacher Amritpal Singh, including his uncle Harjit Singh, have been brought to the high-security Dibrugarh jail on Tuesday, an Assam Police official said. Altogether seven members linked to Amritpal Singh's 'Waris Punjab De' (WPD) have been brought here since March 19, including Harjit Singh who was brought in the early hours of Tuesday. Two WPD members identified as Kulwant Singh Dhaliwal and Gurinder Pal Singh were brought here by a flight from Delhi and whisked to the Dibrugarh Central Jail amidst tight...
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Indo-Bangla border along Dhubri ‘hot zone of crime’: Assam CM in Assembly

Guwahati, March 20: The Indo-Bangladesh border along Assam’s Dhubri district is a ‘hot zone of crime’, including cattle smuggling, and the BSF has to maintain strict vigil in the area to control such activities, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said in the Assembly on Monday. While local people may at times face ‘difficulties’ due to high security in the border area, the state government can address those issues only after due consultation with the BSF, he added. Replying to a question by AIUDF legislator Nazrul Hoque, Sarma said, “The India-Bangladesh...
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