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Guv to decide fate of 4 ministers

Amid a simmering political deadlock, governor JP Rajkhowa is likely to decide on the fate of four cabinet ministers on Wednesday whom Chief Minister Nabam Tuki wants to be dropped.  

They are agriculture minister Chowna Mein, Cooperative minister Kumar Waii, women and child development minister Wanglin Lowangdong and food and civil supplies minister Kamlung Mossang and the chief minister wrote to Rajkhowa to drop them.

Sources told Assam Times that AICC has asked Tuki to induct four new ministers as soon as possible to avoid the impending crisis. Notably, Gauhati High Court recently stayed Assembly Speaker's move to accept the resignations of two Congress MLAs — Gabriel Denwang Wangsu and Wanglam Sawin.


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Storm lashes Nalbari, Barpeta

28 Mar 2014 - 9:27am | AT News

Properties worth lakhs of rupees were damaged when storm lashed parts of Nalbari and Barpeta districts on Friday.

The storm erupted in the wee hours and lasted for half and hour destroying hundreds of houses.

Surface traffic communication remained disrupted for several hours as many trees fell on the roads under the impact of the storm.

The worst-hit areas include Tihu where over 200 houses were ravaged, trees, light and telephone posts were uprooted. The extent of damage has yet to be ascertained.

BPF eyes more ministerial berth

30 Jul 2017 - 8:21pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

The BJP led alliance state government under the Chief Ministership Sarbananda Sononwal has been delayed the cabinet ministry expansion since government formed as so far now the government passed 14 months in the state. Hagrama Mohilary, BTC chief and supremo of the BPF party, an ally of the alliance government said he does not know when the cabinet expansion will be taking place.

Mohilary and Bibekananda Choudhury, Deputy Commissioner, Kokrajhar laid foundation stones to construct/strengthening roads at Ultapani and Saralpara along the Indo-Bhutan border in Kokrajhar district on Sunday.

 Mohilary, BTC chief as well BPF president said in a sideline of a programme held at Saralpara in Kokrajhar on Sunday, ‘I don't know when will be taking place of ministry expansion in the present alliance government in the state. But, only I know his BPF party is getting one more ministerial berth in the next cabinet expansion'. He said that he is sure of ministry expansion will take place in the state in coming days and his party is going to get one more cabinet berth in the ministry.

On the road development and construction along the Indo-Bhutan border area in BTC region, Mohilary said that his council administration has been eying to construct Bodoland National Highway along the Indo-Bhutan border north of BTC to gain road connectivity with Bhutan country. He has appreciated the district administration for initiating road construction measures in the border areas in the region. He said that the road connectivity in the border areas should be developed and well equipped so that border citizens also could get healthy living communication.       

Mohilary laid foundation stone to construct/strengthening of road by ICBP under Border area development project from Saralpara bazaar to Indo-Bhutan connecting road at a length of 3 kms at Saralpara in Kokrajhar district. The road would be constructed amounting of 1.34 crores under BADP (SCA) for the year 2016-17.  Choudhury, deputy commissioner, Kokrajhar also laid foundation stone to construct/strengthening of road by ICBP from Ultapani bazaar to Ultapani village. The road would be constructed amounting of 90 lakhs under BADP for the financial year 2016-17.

Choudhury after laying stone said that the district administration has been stressing to make develop of road connectivity along the border region in the district. The duo roads would be constructed under the special central assistance (SCA) under border area development project (BADP) for the financial year of 2016-17. He said that district administration has been submitted a project to the chief secretary of the state to make a model village in the Ultapani,Saralpara area besides making an integrated area along the Indo-Bhutan border in the region.

He said that district administration has sent a proposal to upgrade the existing foreigners check gate into full pledged Indo-Bhutan check to maintain integrity and healthy communication in between India and Bhutan. He also said that peoples of this region would be given away more services from government for which a proposal has been submitted to pave way services in all aspects like network services, medical, road connectivity, education.

Ultapani and Saralpara area is a international border area with beautiful scenario in the district.So,it is very much required to make development with sustainable project ad schemes as well government functions’,Choudhury said.

BTC election: parties claim majority

10 Apr 2015 - 10:02pm | Hantigiri Narzary

Four districts of BTAD is all set to the counting of council election tomorrow that held on April 8 for the 40 seats of council Assembly and various party and organisations including ruling BPF, PCDR are claiming of their council formation winning single largest majority seats.

Former Assam Minister,MLA and senior vice-president of BPF party Pramila Rani Brahma claimed that her party is winning single largest majority of 20-25 seats in the council.She said that BPF is going to retain the council for third consecutive terms in the council as her party was working for all round development of the council.She said that BPF will form the council with its single largest majority seats.

The Peoples Coordination for Democartic Rights(PCDR),a united organisation of various communities has expressed confident of winning single largest majority of 25 seats out of 40 member Assaembly in the council. Rabiram Narzary,BPPF president and adviser to PCDR,who has also contested both from Banargaon and Parbatjhora said that the PCDR is winning in 25 seats as peoples were voted to PCDR for meeting good governance in the region.He said that PCDR will form the council on its single largest majority.

Manoj Kumar Brahma, BJP leader and contested from Banargaon seat said that his party is winning in 10-15 seats and council would be formed in alliance with other parties in the council. He also confident that his winning from Banargaon is sure and council would be formed by BJP party.

The Congress party has also cofident of winning 13-15 seats in the council as results would be declared tomorrow,said Chandi Basumatary,ex-MLA and Chief Co- ordinator of BTC Congress Co-ordination comiittee.He said that his party will form council with alliance of like minded party and organisations except BJP and BPF as his party is winning the council in large seats. Basumatary was also contested the election from Goibari seat in Baksa district and confident of his winning is sure in the council.