After months of will-it-won’t-it, Dispur has cleared the decks for holding the SAF games slated for November-end this year.
The Assam government on Friday night has written to the sports ministry evincing to host the sports event in the state. Sources told Assam Times that the decision was finalized after Union sports minister Sarbananda Sonowal made it clear that the games village is not mandatory for the event unlike the National Games.
The Olympic body is expected to formally announce the venue on June 6. Earlier chief minister was reluctant to host the event citing fund crunch. When the Centre assured him of funds Dispur agreed to host the event.
Guwahati is not safe at all even in morning walk. Unidentified miscreants snatched a gold chain from an aged woman who happens to be the mother Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma in Kahilipara on Sunday. According to police, the incident took place when Mrinalini Devi, was on her way for morning walk at around 7 am when two miscreants in a bike stopped near her. The miscreants snatched the gold chain which she was wearing in her neck. An FIR has been lodged in the Dispur police station and efforts are on to nab the culprits.
Atleast nine persons including four journalists sustained injury when ULFA exploded a powerful grenade in Mongoldoi on Thursday. The incident took place at the police station campus at 6.30 in the evening. Eyewitnesses told assamtimes that two motorcycle born youths lobbed the IED from the national highway to the campus targetting a function. The explosion took place with a huge sound leaving 9 people injured. They include 2 policemen and 4 journalists who were covering the function.
The injured have been rushed to the hospital. Hours after the attack, the insurgent outfit owned up the responsibilty of the incident.
14 Nov 2013 - 8:15pm | AT News
Assam observed childrens day along with other parts of the country to mark the birth anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru. Chief minister Tarun Gogoi participated at the centrally sponsored function at the Sankardev Kalakhetra in the morning. He promptly responded the questions posed by the participating children. Apart from this the day was observed with a daylong programme of songs and dances along with drawing competition acrosr the state.
Assam: The Accord, The Discord – Sangeeta Barooah Pisharoty