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NRC: SC breather for indigenous

People of all walks of life have welcomed the Supreme Court exempting the indigenous people from legacy data for filing the NRC forms.
Talking to reporters many parties, organizations and individuals said that the latest ruling of the country’s apex court have made it easy to fill up the NRC forms without legacy data.
They further said that the extension of date for filing of NRC forms beyond July 31 is a great relief.

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No pressure on Newslive: CM

18 Jul 2012 - 4:33am | editor

Chief minister Tarun Gogoi said on Tuesday that nobody can destabilize his government as claimed by Akhil Gogoi. Talking to reporters in Guwahati the chief minister said that his government is stable and that it will have no threat.


Taking on Atanu Bhuyan, Gogoi denied mounting pressure on Newslive management to sack the chief editor.The chief minister said that Bhuyan should have faced enquiry. Gogoi was reacting to Atanu Bhuyan hours after the senior journalist resigned alleging the attack on the media role on the molestation incident.

Dacoity: Trader killed in Guwahati

4 Oct 2012 - 8:37pm | editor

Yet another sensation murder rocks Guwahati. A group of dacoits killed a businessman in the city on Wednesday night. The incident took place at Bhetapara area. A few armed miscreants attacked businessman Dilip Saikia and his employees with sharp weapons. Some of the family members also sprang upon the dacoits. Local residents in large numbers also came out to their rescue. Saikia was rushed to the hospital. But he succumbed to his injuries on the way. The local resident captured a dacoit before it was handed over to police. A pistol was found from the spot.

DRDO proposed project in Guwahati hangs in balance

24 Sep 2008 - 5:39pm | editor

A DRDO project planned to set up in North Guwahati hits a major roadblock as the farmers have refused leave their cultivable land fearing an abject penury.

The Assam government is planning to acquire their cultivable plot of land to hand it over to the Defence Research Development Organisation. A survey of the plot is in progress. But the farmers belonging to Borchandra, Borchandra Grant, Jolah, Bamunigaon, Bolaibeel, Bhitorkhola under Sendurighopa, Shila, Modartula Mouzas of North Guwahati Revenue circle are miffed at this decision. They have urged Kamrup Deputy Commissioner to shift the venue to the hill areas.

Since agriculture is the sole means of livelihood for ninety five per cent of people in the area they are fearing deplorable condition after losing their land.

Formerly, they had to pay revenue to the Dirgheswari temple but later the plot was acquired by the Assam government and since then they have been making regular payment of revenue to the government. But they are yet to get periodic land pattas.

They hold the government responsible for non-receipt of land pattas.

Notably, Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh in a letter to Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on August 13 in 2006 suggested aquiring minimum cultivable areas of land for government projects.

The Assam Government also issued instructions to all district administrations to follow the instructions.