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Kurmi gets power; home to Sushanta

Thowra MLA Sushanta Buragohain gets home department a week after he took oath as parliamentary secretary. Rupjyoti Kurmi was given power portfolio while his counterpart in health department is Dr Rumi Nath. Aarti Kachair gets social welfare department while kamalakha Purkayastha will look after the water resources.

The chief minister has given animal husbandry department to Sanjay Raj Subba. Manika Bora will look after the revenue department while Hemanta Talukdar will be the parliamentary secretary for agriculture.

All they took oath on Wednesday. 

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This is a ploy of Congress government giving portfolios before the Assembly elections. It means that Congress is giving a chance to its MLA to loot the money as much as possible before the elections so that they can cover up the bank balance as Congress is going to lose the upcoming election in Assam.

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Tarun Gogoi campaigning for panchayat election

21 Jan 2013 - 7:26pm | SK Hasan

Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi took part at a panchayat election campaign meeting of congress paty at visit Lakuwa on Monday.  In his speech Gogoi said that the his party will win in all panchayat seats and rural people will vote for Congress for the peace and progress of the state. Local MLA Sarat Saikia and Sivasagar district Congress president Tulsi Gogoi ete were present in the meeting.

Come to Jagiroad, beat cash crunch

20 Jan 2017 - 3:26pm | Sanjoy K Kakati

At a time when crores of people have been bearing the brunt of demonetization, an annual tribal festival in Morigaon district of Assam seems to have shown an example to beat the cash crunch.

Hosted in Jagiroad by the Tiwa Autonomous Council, the four day long festival takes pride of the age old bartering system of the tribal people of the plains' with their hills counterparts who are coming down in large numbers to join the occasion.

Suren Das, a local resident from Ghogwa area in Morigaon is happy to have participated in the festival.” I am excited indeed. I have seen this festival for the last many years. This time I gave bartered rice powder with dry fish,” said Das. “ Not only that. I have ginger to be exchanged with dry fish,” said the 50 year old Das with a smile.

Equally excited is Biki Bordoloi. Holding three chickens tied in a rope the local resident from Aahotguri is waiting to participate in the cock fights. “I participated in the last three events. This time I have three cocks and I am confident that I will win,” said Biki.

The visitors and tourists are equally delighted to have seen the festival showcasing the age old system. “ I am immensely delighted to have seen the system,” said Ajmir Singh who came from Chapormkh in Nagaon district.

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Two MTFA ultra held in Kokrajhar

7 Jun 2015 - 3:49pm | Hemanta Nath

Security forces on Saturday had apprehended two militants belonging to Muslim Tiger Force of Assam (MTFA) in Assam's Kokrajhar district, officials said.

Defence spokesman based in Guwahati said that, based on intelligence input, army and police had jointly launched operation at Chokhilepara area in the BTAD district and nabbed the militant duo.

The nabbed militants were identified as Nur Islam and Md. Asarful Islam and recovered two 7.62mm pistols, 17 rounds live ammunition of AK-47, a MTFA identity card and other war like stores in possession from them.