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Chief Minister inaugurates Digidhan Mela


Guwahati, Jan 11: In a move towards cashless economy, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated Digidhan Mela at Srimanta Sankardeva Kalakshetra on Wednesday.

Synchronising with the two-day digidhan mela which has been aimed at strengthening financial inclusion programme and digital literacy, Sonowal also  unveiled an e-wallet ‘

Brahmaputra Board Day

By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Jan 11: The Brahmaputra Board celebrated its 35th Board Day today at its headquarters at Bashistha in the city. Board chairman PM Scott expressed his concern to develop the board showing its best efforts and performance to the people of the region. He urged officers and staff of the Board to work for the uplift of the board. The board has as many as 57 master p...

No leniency in NRC update: Sonowal

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Jan 11: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today said that no leniency from officers of any rank will be tolerated in the NRC update process and asked the DCs to immediately remove employees who are seen to be casual in their job.

Speaking at the Deputy Commissioners’ Conference held today at Assam Administrative Staff College, Khanapara, Son...

Admit wrong decision on note ban, Ajmal tells Modi

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Jan 11: AIUDF president Badruddin Ajmal has said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should admit that the demonetization was a wrong decision on his part, and that he should take steps to compensate farmers who have suffered much for this wrong decision.

In a statement issued to the press today, Ajmal said: “This is no secret that the ban im...

Sonowal’s is a government with no power, says Gogoi

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Jan 11: Terming the government at Dispur a mere puppet, former State Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has said that the present Dispensation at Dispur does not have any power, not even expanding the Cabinet.  

Addressing the press in the city today, Gogoi said: “The government can’t even take the decision to expand the Cabinet. It&rsquo...

Cabinet expansion not before Budget

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Jan 11: The issue of expansion of Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal’s Cabinet has been pushed to the back burner yet again.

The Cabinet was supposed to be expanded by January. However, of late, it has become clear that the Cabinet expansion is not possible before the presentation of the Annual budget in the State that is in March.


State Trinamool Congress protests demonetization

By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Jan 11: Members of the Assam Pradesh Trinamool Congress (APTC) led by its president Dwipen Pathak staged a dharna at Dighalipukhuripar in the city today in protest against demonetization and the hurdles which the people of the country have been facing since November 8, 2016. Elsewhere in the country the party staged protest against demonetization on January 9, ...

‘Local fish to glut Bhogali market’

By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Jan 11: Around 3,000 quintals of local fish from fisheries in Barpeta, Morigaon, Hazumpuri, Mangaldai and Sipajhar is set to glut the Bhogali market in the city so as to beat imported fish. “In Bhogali Bihu people demand local fish. The demand for chital and bokua (catla) is the highest. A chital of 5 kg costs around Rs 1000, and a 3 kg one is sold at Rs ...

EPFO’s plea on ‘PF near you’

 GUWAHATI, Jan 11: The Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) has requested all PF members, employers and trade unions/associations to convey their specific issues or grievances that they would like to raise before ‘Nidhi Aapke Nikat’ or ‘PF near you’, a press release said. The time allotted for the receipt and the disposal of grievance, according to the p...

Accident at Jorabat

From our Correspondent
DIMORIA, Jan 11: The driver of a Maruti van (AS-25-CC-1682) received injuries when the van he was driving was hit from the opposite side by a Tata Sumo (ML-04-A-7203) at Jorabat on NH-37 at 10.30 this morning. The van was bound for Guwahati from Nagaon.

GMDA projects progressing, DPR for MRTS reviewed, says Baruah

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Jan 11: The Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) has completed the detailed project report (DPR) for the proposed rail-based Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) of Guwahati, and Dispur has already reviewed its DPR and the proposed the extension of a corridor from Guwahati to North Guwahati. The Cabinet decision for it, however, is awaited.


Heramba Sarma: A Tribute

Men live in deeds not in years. This is very much applicable in respect of our respectable senior colleague Heramba Sarma, a prominent lawyer of Tezpur Bar. His sudden demise on January, 2 2017 after protracted illness, in the midst of hectic legal profession is a great loss not only to Tezpur Bar but also to the legal fraternity as a whole. His death has left behind a void which will be diffic...

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