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CEC, ECs review Assam poll preparations

A full bench if the Election Commission is in Guwahati on a 2 day visit to Assam. led by Chief Election Commissioner, S.Y. Quraishi, the delegation met the political leaders and poll officialos to review the poll preparations. Moreover, they discussed poll praparations with returning officers and Superintendents of Police.

AGP and BJP leaders formally alleged model code violation by the ruling Congress as they met the poll panel.

Notably, Assam is set to go to the polls on April 4 and 11 in two phases. The first phase will involve 62 constituencies while the the remaining 64 constituencies will go to the polls on April 11. The number of polling booths is 23,813.

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Boost for Assam road sector: Gadkari

30 Dec 2017 - 11:59am | AT News

 BOKAKHAT: Union surface transport minister Nitin Gadkari on Saturday claimed to taken up the biggest one package for the north eastern region after the Independence. Addressing a Press conference in Kaziranga in the morning, Gadkari flanked by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal announced Rs 2.5 lakh crore to uplift the road communication network in Assam.

 He said the Centre has already cleared the decks to construct 35,000 km road in the state in 2018. This is in addition to the proposal for five more bridges over the river Brahmaputra. Sonowal formally handed over to the Union minister the detailed project report for the Brahmaputra Express Highway and he urged the Centre to go ahead with the proposal for a ring road in Guwahati city.  

 The minister said the ring road construction wont be a problem of the authority clears plot. Gadkari arrived in Assam on Friday and left straightly to Majuli to unveil a huge package of the Brahmaputra Board.  





14 yr old gangraped in Lakhimpur

19 Apr 2018 - 1:08pm | AT News

LAKHIMPUR: In yet another shocking incident, five miscreants gangraped a 14 year old girl before dumping on the roadside in Lakhimpur on Thursday.

The incident took place in Dalhat where local resident rescued the victim in the critical condition in the wee hours. Now she is battling for life at the hospital.   

A police team is investigating the incident. “We are investigating. Since the girl’s condition is not so conducive to record statement we are gathering more evidence to proceed. Beyond that we can’t say anything right now,” said a police officer.

Many organizations and individuals have demanded immediate arrest of the perpetrators and capital punishment at an earlier date.        

NRC update with 1971 as base year: State Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind

1 Feb 2010 - 9:46pm | Dibya J Borthakur

In an executive sitting of the State Jamiat held at Garigaon recently on the issue NRC ( National Register of Citizens ) update with 1971 as base year, the state secretary of the Jamiat Abdur Rashid Kashimi demanded update of the NRC by taking March 25,1971 as the cut-off date.

Addressing the State executive members , the state Jamiat president Badaruddin Ajmal said that the recent direction of the centre to update NRC in Assam by taking the 1966 electoral rolls as base was a conspiracy of the rulling Congress government to terrorise the religious and linguistic minorities of the state before the 2011 Assambly election. He appealed to all the MLAs and MPs of the religious and linguistic minorities to be united , forgetting their political affiliation at this ‘critical hour’.

In the meeting it was decided to submit memorandams to the Prime Minister, Chief Minister and opposition leaders, regarding the said issue.

It should be mentioned here that the Central Government , State Government and AASU had earlier already agreed on March 25,1971 as the cut-off date for identification of foreign nationals in Assam.