Assam cabinet reshuffle is likely to take place this week. This was announced none other than Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi who has been resorting to delaying tactics to keep the dissident colleagues at bay.
Addressing a press conference in Dispur on Wednesday, the chief minister said that he is leaving for New Delhi on Thursday to get the list approval from the that high command. He would reshuffle the cabinet on his return from the capital.
He said the reshuffle will take place for the vacant ministries. It is also expected to take place for the other ministers.
Notably, education and health minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma resigned in July refusing to work under Gohoi's leadership. The Chief Minister dropped irrigation minister Dr Ardhendu Dey and cooperation minister Siddique Ahmed from the cabinet. Transport ministerChandan Brahma put in his papers after BPF snapped its alliance with the ruling Congress.
2 Feb 2008 - 4:49am | editor
In yet another notable verdict, the Gauhati High Court has ordered the Assam government to remove three directors of the Assam Cooperative Apex Bank for their failure to repay the loans they borrowed from the bank. Hearing a writ petition on Friday, the Court has also asked the Reserve Bank of India and NABARD to monitor the functionings of the bank.
A dreaded ULFA militant is believed to have been killed at an encounter with security forces in Arunachal Pradesh. The incident took place at Damko area in Changlang district along the interstate border on Saturday wee hours. Sources told Assam Times that the operation was launched acting on the inputs that two ULFAmen responsible for the killing the Tinsukia incident were hiding in the dense jungles. The encounter assumed significance hours after an accused in the gory incident surrendered before the authorities. ……
Kokrajhar,Feb 28: The Chirang police have arrested ten persons including a village headman at Molandubi on Wednesday a day after they killed a woman in the name of witch hunting. They have been produced before a local court acting on a formal complaint lodged by the family members of the victim who was killed charging her with practising witchery on Monday midnight at Molandubi village along the Indo Bhutan border.