Happy over Sarma’s defamation suit, eager to go to jail: Gogoi

Thursday, December 24, 2015


Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said he “is happy” that his one time minister and recently inducted BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma has filed a Rs 100 crore defamation case against him. On the sidelines of a meeting here, Gogoi on his reaction to Himanta’s legal action, said, “I am very happy. I urge him …

Govt electrified 13 Assam villages last week under DDUGJY

Wednesday, December 23, 2015


Government today said 13 villages were electrified in Assam last week under Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana. “13 villages electrified in Assam last week under Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana,” Power and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal said in a tweet. Out of these electrified villages, three belong to Baksa district, one in Darrang and other …

Gogoi demands white paper on Centre’s work for Assam

Monday, December 21, 2015


Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today asked Union Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal to come out with a ‘White Paper’ on the works done by the Centre for Assam in its tenure so far. In a statement here, Gogoi asked Sonowal to come out with a fact-sheet on what the BJP-led NDA government has done for …

Ready to become CM for 4th term: Gogoi

Saturday, December 19, 2015


Congress veteran Tarun Gogoi said he is ready to become Chief Minister of Assam for the fourth consecutive term. “Yes, I am ready,” he said at a press conference here when asked whether he would be the Chief Minister again. Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi had recently declared that the 79-year-old Congress veteran would be the …

Gogoi claims intelligence report on RSS involvement

Wednesday, December 16, 2015


Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi backed Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi’s claims that he was denied entry into a temple in Barpeta by RSS workers and said he has intelligence report on the matter. “It is true that Rahul Gandhi was stopped at a temple by RSS. I have intelligence on that,” Gogoi said outside …

ULFA leader Anup Chetia seeks ‘forgiveness for past mistakes’

Monday, December 14, 2015


Guwahati: Deported ULFA leader Anup Chetia, who is an accused in a number of murder, abduction and extortion cases, on Monday sought forgiveness from the people of Assam for “past mistakes” and said he was ready for peace talks. “I ask for forgiveness from the people of Assam for our past mistakes”, the ULFA General …

RSS used women to stop me from entering temple: Rahul Gandhi

Monday, December 14, 2015


In a fresh salvo at BJP-led NDA Government at the Centre, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Monday said that the Rashtriya Swayam Sevak (RSS) stopped him from entering a temple in Assam by using women as a blockade. “I had gone to Assam and I wanted to visit a temple in Barpeta. At the temple, …

There is no link between GST and National Herald issues: RaGa

Saturday, December 12, 2015


Guwahati: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said there is “no link” between the National Herald and the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill issues and asserted that his party is for the tax reform measure if three differences are resolved. “In the media there is some sense that the National Herald and the …

Naidu’s comment most unfortunate, says Gogoi

Friday, December 11, 2015


Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Thursday termed as “most unfortunate” Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu’s comment that the Assam Government’s action against the agitating state BJP leaders and workers was ‘display of intolerance’. The present state government has been according respect to democratic protests as such rights exist in a democratic polity like India, Gogoi …

8 militants held in Assam raids

Thursday, December 10, 2015


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 …

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