Abhinandan Scheme providing a one-time education loan subsidy of up to Rs 50,000 takes off, sanction letters distributed

GUWAHATI, Dec 26: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and Education Minister Siddhartha Bhattacharya today handed over sanction letters to beneficiaries of the ambitious Abhinandan scheme that provides a one-time subsidy of up to Rs 50,000…

Govt to offer Rs 50,000 each to 2,000 artistes and technicians of Assam

GUWAHATI, Dec 17: The Assam Government will provide an amount of Rs 50,000 each as a one-time grant to 2,000 artistes and technicians of the state. Assam Cultural Affairs Minister Naba Kumar Doley said today that his department would soon…

Oct 30 serial blasts: Scars still fresh, won’t heal easily, say victim families

GUWAHATI, Oct 30: Absolute carnage across Assam — at Ganeshguri, Pan Bazaar and at the CJM court complex in Guwahati, and in Barpeta Road and Kokrajhar — on Oct 30, 2008, following the nine near-simuultaneous explosions triggered by the Ranjan…

On Maha Ashtami, politicians make beeline to pandals, offer obeisance

GUWAHATI, Oct 6: Durga Puja festivities have picked up across Assam with devotees offering their prayers to Goddess Durga on Maha Ashtami. Along with commoners, politicians were also seen making a beeline to pandals as they offered their obeisance to…

With dig at CM, Pradyut Bordoloi claims illegal coal trade flourishing in Tinsukia

GUWAHATI, SEP 15: Nagaon MP Pradyut Bordoloi has once again accused Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, along with the CM’s office and the district and police administrative machinery of Tinsukia of being in hand in glove with the illegal coal trade…

Survey to identify manual scavengers in Assam

 Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has directed the Welfare of Plain Tribes and Backward Classes Department to formulate a state-wide survey to identify manual scavengers. He asked the department to prepare a comprehensive roadmap for skill development of the…

PM speaks to Assam CM, takes stock of flood situation

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday spoke to Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and took stock of the flood situation in the state, where the deluge has claimed 11 lives this year while millions are affected, officials said. During the…

CM Sonowal briefs Home Minister Amit Shah about flood situation

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal Saturday (July 13) spoke to Union Home Minister Amit Shah over phone and briefed him about the flood situation in the State. Chief Minister Sonowal informed the Union Minister that flood waters have submerged vast…

Assam to launch verification of land records, integrate with Aadhaar

Guwahati: Assam government would soon launch a verification of the land records to remove anomalies in order to make the documents error-free and integrate the same with Aadhaar Card of the pattadars. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal Friday in a meeting…

CM involved in syndicates in Forest dept: Pradyut Bordoloi

Newly-elected Nagaon Lok Sabha MP Pradyut Bordoloi has alleged syndicates are not only back but flourishing under the BJP government and that even Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal is involved in the illegal trade. The former Assam minister who was elected…

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