Assam government plans more concessions for industries

Guwahati, November 15 (IANS): The Assam government, which is aiming to transform Guwahati into a gateway to South East Asia, is working on ways to provide “more industrial concessions” from its own resources to woo investors to the state, a minister said.   The state government is expected to come out with a definite policy […]

14 Assam officers held for involvement in cash-for-jobs scam

Guwahati, November 8 (IANS): Assam Police on Wednesday arrested 14 officers recruited by the Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) for their alleged involvement in a cash-for-jobs scam amid indications that another 11 officers will be arrested soon.   The 14 officers included those from Assam Police Service (APS), Assam Civil Service (ACS) and allied services […]

Assam Cong chief, ex-minister, MLAs arrested for protest

Guwahati, November 8 (PTI): A clutch of prominent Congress leaders including its state president Ripun Bora were arrested and later released today during protests to mark the first anniversary of demonetisation.   MP and Assam Pradesh Congress Committee President Ripun Bora, MLA and former Assam Minister Rakibul Hussain, MLA Rekibuddin Ahmed and several other leaders […]

Assam CM asks police to help forest officials in tackling poaching

Guwahati, November 6 (IANS): Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday asked police chiefs of districts surrounding the Kaziranga to assist the Forest Department in containing the menace of poaching after after three rhinos including a calf were killed inside the famous national park in the last 48 hours.   While the poachers have killed […]

Sonowal seeks direct Singapore-Assam flight

Guwahati, November 1 (IANS): Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday urged Singapore Foreign Affairs Minister Vivian Balakrishnan to facilitate direct flight from Singapore to Guwahati to boost air connectivity and improve trade and commerce.   Pointing out that better air connectivity between Assam and Singapore would lead to higher tourist footfall in the state […]

Curtains go up for first Guwahati Intl Film Festival

Guwahati, October 28 (PTI): The first edition of Guwahati International Film Festival was kicked off on a grand note today with the screening of Oscar-winning movie The Salesman, a joint collaboration of Iran and France.   As many as 78 films from 35 nations would be showcased at the fest over the next six days. […]

CBI to take over Bodo student murder case

Guwahati, October 26 (PTI): The Centre has handed over the case of the killing of All Bodo Minority Students Union (ABMSU) president Lafikul Islam to the CBI, an official release has said.   The move follows a request from the Assam government to the Centre.   A notification was issued in this regard by the […]

No one will be allowed to distort Assam’s map: Sonowal

GUWAHATI, OCTOBER 21 (IANS): Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday reiterated his government’s position that the map of the state will not be allowed to be distorted at any cost and that the territorial integrity of the state will be protected.   While speaking at a public meeting in Sonari of Charaideo district on […]

Stop illegal trade of sand, stone chips, wood: Sonowal

Guwahati, October 20 (PTI): Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today asked forest department to stop illegal trade of sand, stone chips and wood.   “Sonowal issued a stern directive to the Forest Department to immediately stop the illegal trade of sand, stone chips and wood,” an official release said.   The chief minister also directed […]

NFR records 36% increase in additional berths

Guwahati, October 17 (MExN): The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has recorded 36% increase in additional berths by adding coaches to existing services, an official informed today.   During April to October, as many as 56 coaches have been added in 28 mail express trains resulting in the generation of 4078 additional berths, informed a press […]

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