Assam

8 militants held in Assam raids

Thursday, December 10, 2015

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Kokrajhar: Assam police nabbed at least 8-suspected militants and an alleged linkman for insurgents during sustained raids in Assam’s Kokrajhar and Udalguri districts, police and defence sources said on Wednesday. Seven suspected militants belonging to various outfits such as NDFB (Songbijit), NSCN(IM) and National Liberation Front of Bengalis (NLFB) were arrested last night during a …

Assam House asks Centre to reinstate spl Category status

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

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The Assam Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution demanding the Centre to reinstate the Special Category status to Assam immediately. The government resolution was moved by Planning and Development Minister Ajanta Neog and it was accepted by all. The resolution demanded the Centre to reinstate the earlier status regarding the funding of Central schemes. Following withdrawal …

‘Assam Govt implementing schemes in state from own revenue’

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

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Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today attributed the continuous announcement of schemes by the state and their successful implementation from its own sources of revenue to the state’s sound financial health. In a statement here Gogoi, who also holds the Finance portfolio, said the state government was not confined to the announcement of schemes alone; …

6 Assam BJP, 9 rebel Cong MLAs suspended for Winter Session

Monday, December 07, 2015

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Rebellion in Assam Congress on Monday showed up in Assembly as they joined opposition BJP in their protest on law and order situation in the state, leading to suspension of 15 MLAs for the five-day Winter Session by the Speaker for disobeying his ruling and creating noisy scenes. Six BJP MLAs and nine from Congress, …

Assam plans to train 1.6 lakh persons in disaster management

Monday, December 07, 2015

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The Assam government has taken up an ambitious plan to train 1.6 lakh persons in disaster management across the state to handle any situation whenever natural calamity strikes. The government is also investing heavily to build a strong infrastructure to better manage natural disasters such as flood and earthquake in the state.” We have already …

Guwahati blast: IGP rules out IED or grenade attack

Saturday, December 05, 2015

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Assam Inspector general of Police (IGP, Law and Order) S.N. Singh ruled out ruled out an improvised explosive device (IED) or grenade blast at Fancy Bazar area here on Saturday evening, in which at least three people were reported to have sustained injuries. Security forces thronged the spot and are examining the nature of the …

Gujarat model of development is a dismal failure: Gogoi

Friday, December 04, 2015

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Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said the setback for BJP at the rural bodies elections in Gujarat is a clear indication that the much-hyped Gujarat model of development is a “dismal failure”. In a statement, Gogoi said Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s much-touted Gujarat model of development has been a dismal failure as people in the …

Congress not for pre-poll alliance in Assam: Gogoi

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

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Ruling Congress will not go for any pre-poll alliance with any party in the Assembly polls next year but is open for “understanding” to defeat communal forces, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said today. Holding a press conference here, Gogoi also said that BJP has no local leadership in the state and was dominated by …

Assam Rifles conducts rally for ex-servicemen in Dimapur

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

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Assam Rifles recently organised a rally for ex-servicemen in various districts of Nagaland as well as in the Karbi Anglong and Golaghat Districts of Assam. About 650 ex-servicemen attended the rally, which was held at the Urban Haat complex in Dimapur and conducted under the aegis of Headquarters IGAR (North) and 6 Sector Assam Rifles. …

Assam governor row: Rijiju downplays ‘Hindus for Hindustan’ comment

Monday, November 23, 2015

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Minister of State for Home Affairs on Monday downplayed Assam Governor PB Acharya’s ‘Hindustan for Hindus’ comment, saying that he did not use the word Hindus in a ‘religious context’. Speaking to the media, Rijiju said, “Hindus does not mean religion. What he has said is according to the (ancient) ‘Sarvadharma Sambhav’ concept”. Earlier on …

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