India got its first woman President. Pratibha Patil won the Presidential elctions by 3,06,810 votes. Pratibha Patil, the UPA candidate defeated her rival Bhairon Singh Shekhawat who was backed by the NDA.There was some cross voting by BJP dissidents in Gujrat and Madhya Pradesh.
Bhairon Shingh Shekhawat has resigned from the position of Vive President as well
In Assam, Pratibha Patil has secured 92 votes while Shekhawat has secured 20 votes.
(For detailed information on how the President of India is elected please refer to the Knowledge and Development Section/ How the President of India is elected? by Rebati Neog)
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Assam observes Me-dam-me-fi on Thursday to offer puja the Ahom ancestors with much religious fervour. Several functions are being organised to mark the occasion across the state. In Guwahati, people...
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A group of Congressmen attacked PAC members after it assessed some agriculture and rural development schemes in Nagaon district on Tuesday. The incident took place at the Nagaon Circuit House in the...
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The Centre has just reached a framework with NSN-IM leadership to help the Nagas restore peace and development.This was what Kiren Rijinu told reporters in Shillong on Friday. According to the Union...
Assam Association, Chennai is going to celebrate Bhogali Bihu at CLRI Campus, Adyar, Chennai-600020 on 13th January, 2013. We request all Assamese residing at Chennai to presant in this Bhogali Bihu Celebration.Kishore Kalita,Organizing Secretary,Assam Association,Chennai.Cell: 9840588738.
After the successful celebration of Magh Bihu last year by us on 13th January 2012 at Dakshin Kalibari, Munirka, New Delhi , we have regrouped together again and decided to continue celebrating this spirit of Bihu. This time, we are organizing it in a grander way, under the banner of “BORDOISILA”.We have decided to celebrate the “Uruka” for the forthcoming Magh Bihu on the 12th of January 2013 in the same venue i.e. Dakshin Kalibari, Munirka, New Delhi and we promise the celebration and the lavish “Bhujor Bhaat” will be a memorable one.We cordially invite you all to come and join us celebrating this occasion of “Maghor Bihur Uruka aru Bhujor Bhaat...
Amid tight security the Assam Assembly begins its winter session on Monday morning with a stormy. As the House began its proceedings AIUDF members stood up and demanded discussion on the seizure of illegal arms in BTAD areas. The government tried to pacify the AIUDF MLAs. But they refused to listen to them. Amid din Speaker Pranab Gogoi adjourned the house.
Stung by incessant criticism, Dispur police grilled Congress MLA Eanmul Haque in connection with a huge Rs 270 crore scam in irrigation department a month after a senior accounts officer committed suicide blaming Haque who was OSD when the scam took place.
Haque arrived in the Dispur before police station at 9 in the evening on Sunday where he was grilled for nearly three hours. The Congress MLA is understood to have made some startling revelations during his interrogation. His name surfaced after head accountant Mothur Chandra Nath hanged himself at his residence leaving a suicide note blaming it all on the MLA. In a 22-page suicide note, he Nath alleged that during the last assembly...
Altogether six persons died and 12 others have been injured when a passenger vehicle collided its head on a truck in Goalpara district of Assam on Sunday. The tragic accident took place at Paharkata area in the morning when it collided head on a speeding truck coming from the opposite side. Six persons travelling in the winger dead on the spot. All the 12 injured persons have been rushed to the hospital. Five of the deceased were identified as Syed Zaman, Safia Begum, Safiul Alam, Firajuddin Ahmed and Hakim Ali.
Dispur turns into a security fortress with heavy deployment of security forces in the capital. Restrictions on the movement of vehicles have been enforced during the winter session of the Assam Legislative Assembly to be effective from December 10 to ensure safety of the public, vulnerable road users, vehicles users and to maintain smooth flow of traffic in and around Dispur Capital Complex keeping in view that several organisations have announced protest actions during the period.
Amid massive security arrangement the Assam Assembly begins its winter session on Monday. The five day long session begins with a stormy in view of a number of issues. On Monday, the list of supplementary demands and appropriation for 2012-2013 will be presented before the Assembly. Besides, on December 12, the introduction, consideration and passage of the Assam Appropriation Bill 2012 is slated. The government is likely to feel the heat of controversy surrounding Enamul Haque, murder and mayhem in BTAD areas, land deal with Bangladesh and price rise.
Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Sunday said that proper education should be implemented from the grassroot level.In his keynote address at the Pan IIT Global Conference 2012 Science City Auditorium in Kolkata on Sunday, he exhorted the IITians to work for the development of society.
Gogoi said that technical knowledge of IITians has to be duly provided without which social development would come to a grinding halt. He said that Dispur has taken various steps to deal firmly with terrorism and other terror tactics.
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said that overall the situation BTAD area was under control and that there was no influx of people from the state to West Bengal. Talking to news agencies in Kolkata on Sunday, he said that he has no knowledge of any refugee from Assam in north Bengal. Gogoi was delivering the keynote address at the Pan IIT Global Conference 2012 held at Science City Auditorium in Kolkata on Sunday.
Deputy Chief of Bodoland Territorial Council Kampa Borgayari said that immigration was politically motivated and supported by religious extremist forces. In his address at a seminar in Delhi on Saturday, he said that there were many laws in force in the country but none of them have been able to deter or stop the illegal migration. President of Bodo Women's Justice Forum Anjali Daimari urged the people to come out together to fight the problem of illegal migration.