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80% schemes proposed in Budget are new: Sarma


GUWAHATI, Feb 16: State Finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma today said that 80% schemes proposed in the State Budget, which was tabled on the floor of the Assembly on February 7, are new.

“80% new schemes have been proposed in the 2017-16 budget and 20 % schemes proposed in the budget are from earlier budget. Accordingly the budget allocations have...

AASU hunger strike over free textbooks

GUWAHATI, Feb 16: The All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) will stage a hunger strike on February 18 across the State in protest against the alleged failure of the State Education department to provide textbooks to the students of the government schools.  Rapping the State government for its failure to provide textbooks even after one and a half month of the new a...

Free wakf land from encroachers, demands Goriya-Moriya body


GUWAHATI, Feb 16: The All Assam Goriya-Moriya Yuva-Chatra Parisad has demanded the State government for making the land of state Wakfs board. Goriya-Moriya Yuva-Chatra Parisad general secretary Mainul Haque in a statement said that the BJP before the election had promised that the land of Wakfs board in Assam, which is under encroachment, would be made free from en...

Central team assesses rural development schemes


GUWAHATI, Feb 16: A delegation of Common Review Mission, a monitoring mechanism under Ministry of Rural Development comprising academicians, practitioners, retired civil servants and MoRD officials visited Assam with a four-day programme. In this connection an introductory meeting was held today in the conference hall of Commissioner, P & RD, Assam covering all...

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Transport Minister gives away e-rickshaw to Lilawati Daimary


GUWAHATI, Feb 16: State Transport minister Chandra Mohan Patowary today gave away an e-rickshaw to Lilawati Daimary of Baksa. Daimary is a former national athletic champion who had brought laurels to the state by winning in many athletic events both in state-level as well as in national-lev...

NERIM celebrates silver jubilee

GUWAHATI, Feb 16: North Eastern Regional Institute of Management (NERIM) completes 25 years of quality education and exemplary administration. The occasion was celebrated today at Institutes’ Joya Nagar Campus in august presence of Founder Members, alumni and faculties members. Vice Chancellor of Gauhati University, Mridul Hazarika was the Chief Guest at the ceremony.  He said that NERI...

Personality development workshop held

Guwahati, Feb 16: The Convocation of the 40-Day Personality Development Workshop was held at Nazir Ajmal Memorial College of Education (B Ed), in Hojai on Wednesday.

The best performers of the workshop mesmerized the 2,000 strong gathering at the Convocation through their demonstration on interpersonal skills, public speaking, correct English accent etc under the able guidance of Munawa...

Free cataract surgeries sponsored

Guwahati, Feb 16:  Guwahati Refinery, in pursuance of its CSR commitments towards socio-economically marginalized section of the society, sponsored free cataract operations to affected persons from Noonmati area and provided prescription spectacles to 43 others with vision problems recently with support from Sri Sankardev Nethralaya, Guwahati, a press release said.  The beneficiaries wer...

Purohit lauds role of Mising community in strengthening Assamese culture


Guwahati, Feb 16: Assam Governor Banwarilal Purohit said that Assam is a treasure-trove of rich cultural heritage and the Mising community has a commendable role in enriching and strengthening the cultural landscape of the State. Ali Aye Ligang is a spring festival associated with agriculture as the celebrations of the festival serves as an inspiration to the growth of agricu...

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