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Opp slams Gogoi budget

The opposition parties claimed to have seen nothing new in the state budget 2015-16.

Hours after Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi tabled the budget on the floor of the House on Tuesday, AGP leaders told Assam Times that there is nothing new in the budget.

“Gogoi is making lots of promises. But he is keeping mum on what he implemented so far. All the promises in the last year’s budget remain unimplemented,”AGP legislators told reporters.

Party general secretary Atul Bora said,” whatever Gogoi promises today are recycled. All these have not been implemented.”

Same disappointing note was heard from BJP camp. Talking to Assam Times, party MLAs rued that the budget is silent on the measures to ensure any relief for the poor people.

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HS Exam results '08: a ten-year high performance

15 May 2008 - 1:38pm | editor
The Assam Higher Secondary Education Council has announced the results of its Higher Secondary Examination, 2008 held in February-March showing a percentage of successful candidates of ten year high in the all the science, arts and commerce streams.

The percentage of successful candidates in arts stream is 65.33 per cent, and the figure stands at 80.73 per cent in science. The percentage of successful candidates in commerce stream is 69.96 per cent.

Out of 15,093 candidates in science stream, 4,629 candidates have secured first division, 6,368 in second division and the successful candidates placed in third division are 12,185.

In arts, the number of candidates appeared is 1,37,270 and out of these candidates 5,882 have secured first division 21,397candidates have been placed in second division while altogether 89,679 candidates have come out successful in third division.

Altogether 10,429 candidates appeared in commerce stream and 1,142 candidates have secured in first division, 3,774 in second division and 7,296 candidates have been placed in third division. Girls are continuing the lead the boys in the number of successful candidates in both science and commerce. But in the arts stream, the number of successful boys’ candidates more than that of the girls albeit slightly.

The first of the top ten candidates in arts has secured a ten year high of total 449. The candidate in the same position in science stream has secured 430 which is a ten year high. Same it in the case of the first position holder in commerce stream who has obtained 456.

Jorhat tops the number of successful candidates in arts stream with 72.89 per cent. In commerce stream, the position goes to Hailakandi with 86.74 pr cent and Dibrugarh tops the science stream with 88.96 per cent successful candidates.

2 burnt alive as gas tanker hits tree

29 Mar 2017 - 2:35pm | AT News

Two people were charred to death when a gas tanker caught fire after hitting a tree in Nagaon district of Assam on Wednesday.

The incident took place at Baghjan area in Koliabor where a Guwahati bound gas tanker hit a huge tree on the roadside resulting in a huge inferno where the truck driver and his associate were burnt alive.

Immediately the inferno spread to the nearby houses and within an hour three houses were reduced to ashes. Fire tenders arrived in the spot. But by then fire engulfed the three houses.

The incident took place four months after five people were burnt alive by a huge inferno in Rangoliting area in Golaghat after a gas tanker met with a mishap.

CID officer arrested on favouritism charge

7 Apr 2017 - 11:25am | AT News

After ten hours of an intensive interrogation police on Friday morning arrested Dr Rajamanthandan, the CID officer who was heading the SIT set up to probe the NBBUSS vandalism at a local AASU office.

The senior IPS officer was arrested charging him with sabotaging the crucial probe by making public the crucial information on the role of Soobodh Biswas, a charge he has been denying.

The CID SSP allegedly has been trying to help Biswas by providing some  inputs to a party or individual who favours Biswas, the main culprit behind the Silapothar clash.

Another allegation against him was an RTI reply where he made public the progress on the probe and acting on these allegation he was suspended on Wednesday to be interrogated. On Thursday again he was interrogated for nearly ten hours which was followed by the arrest.