GUWAHATI: Reliance on Saturday promised a heft Rs 2500 crore investment in Assam in a number of sectors fetching huge hopes for nearly one lakh people in the premier north eastern state.
In his speech at the two days global investment summit in Guwahati on Satrday, Reliance chairman Mukesh Ambani said he was keen to invest the entire amount in retail, petroleum, telecom, tourism and sports which would require huge manpower within the next three years. Ambani further promised to set up new offices 145 district and sub divisional headquarters during this period to ensure sustainable income for around 20,000 people.
At least four persons sustained serious injury when the vehicle carrying them met with a road mishap in Kokrajhar district on Wednesday.
The accident took place at Srirampur in the morning. Local residents told Assam Times that the bolero vehicle carrying news papers packets hit a stranded truck on the national highway.
Identified as Mahadev Das, Manab Roy belonging to the Asomiya Pratidin House along with two others namely Dipak Roy and Dulal Kundu were rushed to the RNB Civil hospital in Kokrajhar where they are battling for life.
Under the aegis of the Paresh Baishya Foundation, a charitable trust for enrichment of education and journalism, a talk on 'Child Rights and responsibilities of the society' would be held at Guwahati Press club on May 28 at 3 pm. The keynote address would be delivered by Dr. Suchitra Kakati, chairperson of the State Commission for protection of Child Rights while Monika Goswami Baruah, Principal of Maharshi Vidyamandir Senior Secondary School, Silpukhuri, would preside over the meeting. BesidesNazneen Hussain, senior sub-editor, The Eclectic and Dr. Kanika Dutta Baruah, joint Director, Panchayat and Rural Development, Assam would grace the function as special guest.Befitting the occasion, a children book written by paresh Baishya undre the title 'Shrestha Asomiyar Jivani', containing life sketches 88 remounted persons of Assam, beginning from Sukafa to Dr. Bhabendra Nath Saikia would be released in the function. Incidentally, the talk would be the fourth conscutive one since the Paresh Baishya Foundation was institutedin 2008. Besides, the recipents of the postal drawing contest organised by the Paresh baishya Foundation recently would be feted in the meeting.
Amid statewide anger on the Silapothar incident, former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi alleged the BJP-led government’s role in the clash that left at least 10 AASU activists injured.
Talking to reporters at the Assam assembly premises, Gogoi said that without any help from the government side the NIBUSS leader could not have escaped.
“I doubt some police officials helped him escape. How he could escape without any help from a place like Silapothar where surface communication is not so convenient.”
Gogoi further dared AGP leadership to pull out of the cabinet if they are not really a part of it. Criticizing Prafulla Kumar Mahanta, Gogoi said the AGP founder president and two time chief minister could have mount pressure on the govt.
The Congress veteran accused BJP leaders’ comfortable association with the Silapothar culprit. “Even Nitin Gadkari was flanked by him. How it was possible?” said Gogoi.