Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi was on a stock taking visit to Goalpara on Sunday a week after the district was ravaged by the sudden flood waters. During his visit, Gogoi visited relief camps in Goalpara where 18 people lost their lives and over 5 lakhs have been rendered homeless. Immediately after landing in the district, the Chief Minister rushed to the relief camps at Bolbola, Agia, Kalyanpur and Bhalukdubi where he talked to the refugees. He assured them of steeped up effort to redress the grievances. He further directed the administration to ensure supply of adequate food, clean drinking water and medicines to the affected and asked authorities to rebuild the ravaged houses. Later in the day, he reviewed the situation and relief measures for the affected people in the district with Water Resources Minister Rajib Lochan Pegu and other senior officials.
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Two senior NDFB-S rebels, were arrested from two separate places in Chirang district on Wednesday. Talking to Assam Times at Kajalgaon in Chirang on Wednesday, BTAD IGP Dr. LR Bishnoi told...
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The much-awaited Panchayat elections in trouble-torn Tirap district in eastern Arunachal Pradesh concluded peacefully on Thursday. There was no report of any untoward incidents from any polling...
8 Sep 2015 - 10:47pm | Chow Bilaseng Namchoom
The public health engineering & water supply department is bracing up for a grim financial crisis. An astronomical amount of money has yet to be realized from the central and state...
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Union ministers Pawan Singh Ghatowar and Ranee Narah will contest from Dibrugarh and Lakhimpur respectively in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.This was what AICC formally announced on Saturday. The...
Dhemaji: Arunachal Police have picked up a renowned artist in northern Assam for his painting work opposing the controversial NHPC-owned mega dam in Gerukamukh.
Popularly known as Nilim Mahanta, the budding artist was picked up from his home by a group in Arunachal Pradesh.A wall has become a protest site in #Itanagar No more dam painted over hydro mural to celebrate 50th year of renaming #Arunachal .Protest and art go hand in hand. Not too late! pic.twitter.com/SByVOFq0d9— Tongam Rina (@tongamrina) March 27, 2022
Many parties, organizations and local residents have strongly condemned the arrest of the artist and demanded immediate and unconditional release. ...
Guwahati: A mounting pressure from the major political parties is likely to force the state election authority to revise the schedule for the upcoming GMC polls slated for April 19.
Major political parties have moved state election offices demanding a revised schedule of GMC polls covering 60 wards in the capital city. BJP was the first to have moved the authority, saying the schedule will hamper Bihu celebrations from April 14.
Then Congress staged Dharna in front of Rajiv Bhawn on Saturday, raising the same demand. Party leaders slammed the poll authority, alleging it was an insensitive decision. The main opposition party demanded that the schedule be...
The Assam contractual teachers' association on Thursday staged a massive protest in support of various demands, including the regularization of jobs. Thousands of teachers who arrived from different parts of the state took part in the protest held in front of the Directorate of Elementary Education office in Kahilipara.
The protesters raised slogans and demanded that the government take immediate action to regularize their jobs. They alleged that the ruling BJP promised to regularize their service if they were voted in. But post-election, the BJP-led government downplayed the contractual TET teacher's demands.
“They promised us the fulfillment of our demands. But now they are doing...
Guwahati: After months of will-it-won’t-it, the state election commission on Wednesday announced the schedule for the Guwahati Municipal Corporation. The poll for the state’s largest urban local body will take place on April 19 covering 60 wards.
According to official information, 7,96,829 voters will exercise their franchise at 789 booths from 7-30 in the morning till 5.30 in the afternoon. The authorities have announced the notification where the model code of conduct has come into force. Counting will take place on April 21.
Guwahati: Congress candidate Ripun Bora along with BJP, UPPL Pabitra Margherita and Rwngwra Narzary have filed nomination papers for the upcoming Rajya Sabha election for 2 seats slated for March 31.
Bora, the incumbent elder, filed his nomination papers accompanied by 43 Opposition MLAs in the morning while Chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma was present when Margerita and Narzary filed their nomination papers before the returning officer on Monday.
The BJP is sure of smooth sailing in one seat (Margherita) while cross voting might hamper the prospect of Ripun Bora much to the benefit of the UPPL candidate. The polling will take place on March 31. The results are expected on the...
Kokrajhar: Rangaura Narzary will contest the Rajya Sabha polls slated for March 31. Narzary will receive support as UPPL, the ruling coalition allies for the second seat, while BJP has sealed the fate of the first seat with Pabitra Margherita as the candidate.
Narzary, the UPPL candidate, is getting support from BJP, AGP and BPF against Ripun Bora of Congress who is expecting support from the Opposition parties.
New Delhi: Congress has named Ripun Bora as the party candidate for the upcoming Rajya Sabha poll slated for March 31.
Bora, the incumbent, will be the candidate for the second seat who is expecting support from Congress, AIUDF, CPI and others.
The ruling party has already named Pabitra Margherita as the candidate for the first seat and skipped the name for the second seat since it lacks numbers.
Earlier BJP leaders claimed to have been preparing to name candidates for both seats. Congress also had a few rounds of hectic confabulation with AIUDF leadership.
The terms of Ripun Bora and Renee Narah will expire on April 2.
New Delhi: The BJP's central leadership has named Pabitra Margherita as the party candidate in the Rajya Sabha elections slated for March 31.
The party issued a list on Friday where the ruling party has not named anybody for the second seat.
The ruling coalition lacks the numbers to get yet another candidate to get elected smoothly.
Only a united opposition has the chance for smooth sailing in it. Opposition parties are having hectic confabulation to ensure their candidate, while Ripun Borah is said to be a strong contender. Bora and his party are in touch with AIUDF.
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