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Good news for 6 communities

6 Aug 2015 - 6:51pm | AT News

Tai Ahom, Koch Rajbanshi, Moran, Mutocks  along with two others are likely to get ST status.

The good news for the six communities has come from the Centre when the six ethnic community leaders hunkered down with Union tribal affairs minister Juel Ornam in New Delhi on Thursday.

Flanked by sports minister Sarbabanda Sonowal, Ornam said the Centre will have to change the modalities in the soon to be held cabinet meeting.

After the seal of approval from the cabinet, the modalities would be ready. It would take two or three months to complete the entire proceedings.

Later the delegation talked to union home minister Rajnath Singh at his official residence.

The move assumed significance despite the escalating protest of the existing ST people.               


AGP holding executive meeting

20 Sep 2008 - 2:24pm | editor
The Asom Gana Parishad is holding its executive body meeting on Saturday to finalise the agenda of the crucial general council meeting on Sunday. .According to information, the meeting is set to accept the report on unification of regional forces for approval in the general body meeting on Sunday.

CM counters Opp

15 Feb 2014 - 4:12pm | AT News

Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Thursday asserted that he would keep helping the poor people.

Talking to reporters at the Assembly premises after countering the Opposition on the vote on account, Gogoi said that helping poor people has no hidden motive.

“If the Opposition calls it the politicization practice on the poor people and criticize me,  I have no way out,” he said adding that the proposals in the vote on account are not poll oriented.