BJP to contest alone in Assam panchayat elections 2017

BJP to contest alone in Assam panchayat elections 2017

Bharatiya Janata Party decided to contest the panchayat elections alone in Assam following a two-day executive meet held in Guwahati. It may be mentioned that Chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal, his cabinet colleagues, legislators, MPs, BJP office-bearers and other leaders attended the session on Saturday to discuss strategy for the panchayat polls and decide on campaigns to make people aware of government welfare schemes.

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After Japanese, Singapore company to build ‘skill city’ in Assam

After Japanese, Singapore company to build ‘skill city’ in Assam

After Japanese companies expressed interest in investing in startups here, the state government on Thursday signed an MoU with ITE Education Services, Singapore, to establish a ‘skill city’ in the state. The Singapore company, which offers consultancy and skill development training, has also been roped in by Madhya Pradesh to set up a ‘skill park’ in Bhopal.  State industries minister Chandra Mohan Patowary said the skill city would be a centre of excellence and cater to the students of Assam and the northeast.  The minister said that career counselling centres…

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A junior engineer was compelled to touch Assam BJP MLA’s feet seeking forgiveness

A junior engineer was compelled to touch Assam BJP MLA’s feet seeking forgiveness

A Junior Engineer was compelled to touch Assam BJP  MLA Dimbeshwar Das’s feet seeking forgiveness at Katihiatoli Development Board.According to a report telecasted on a regional news channel Dy365, the junior engineer asked the driver of the MLA to park the vehicle aside and this was reason following which the engineer was compelled to touch the feet of the MLA seeking forgiveness.People in social media condemning this task of Raha MLA Dimbeshwar Das. Watch this News video : Share your opinion below in the comment box !

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BCCI selected Assam boy Akash A Sengupta for Indian Cricket Team

BCCI selected Assam boy Akash A Sengupta for Indian Cricket Team

Akash A Sengupta who hails from Goalpara, Assam has been selected by Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for the U-19 Indian Cricket Team. He got selected for the warm-up match to be played against England U-19 team which will be played at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on 28th January 2017. The Assam News congratulates Akash for his dedication and achievements.Way to go ! loading…

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In 2015, Road accidents near schools killed 391 in Assam

In 2015, Road accidents near schools killed 391 in Assam

Road accidents near schools claimed 391 lives in the state in 2015, the latest report on accidental deaths by the National Crime Records Bureau has revealed. Of these, 225 died in rural areas while 166 died in urban areas, the report added. The alarming number can be pinned down to poor road signs, ill-demarcated zebra crossings and reckless driving. A state transport department official said his department and the traffic police department have been conducting sensitization programmes in schools. A transport department advisory targeted specifically at schoolchildren is also being handed…

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Assam Governor draws flake for terming Lachit as ‘saviour of Hindus’

Assam Governor draws flake for terming Lachit as ‘saviour of Hindus’

Assam Governor Banowarilal Purohit on Wednesday drew flak from the opposition Congress for terming Ahom general Lachit Borphukan as a “saviour of Hindutva”. Condemning the statement of the Governor, the Congress urged him to study about the national heroes of Assam before speaking about them. “The Governor tried to project Assam’s national hero Lachit Borphukan as a saviour of Hindutva and a spokesman of the Hindus. There can be two reasons behind this – first he lacks knowledge about the history and culture of Assam and secondly he made the…

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An ATM in Jamunamukh that rained Cash

An ATM in Jamunamukh that rained Cash

Fortune smiled on some ATM goers in Jamunamukh town on Tuesday evening, for they went home with four times the money they had sought. It was a United Bank of India (UBI) ATM in central Assam’s Jamunamukh that rained cash due to a system error. According to UBI authorities, nearly Rs.7 lakh had been withdrawn by the time they realized the machine was malfunctioning. “The machine malfunctioned due to a system error. The ATM slots had banknotes of Rs.2000 and Rs.500 but when a customer sought Rs.1000, he received two notes of…

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Body of doctor recovered from pond in Mangaldai

Body of doctor recovered from pond in Mangaldai

According to a report in The Assam Tribune, Sensation prevailed following the recovery of the body of Dr Alakananda Goswami (59), Sub Divisional Medical and Health Officer (SDM & HO) of Mangaldai and a well-known paediatrician from a private pond near his residence at Ward no 5 on Monday at around 1-30 pm. The same news report states that Police suspect it to be a case of suicide. The incident reportedly came to light when locals heard the sound of someone falling into the pond within the campus of one late Binoy…

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The Anundoram Borooah Award will be given away on January 29

The Anundoram Borooah Award will be given away on January 29

The Government of Assam awards the meritorious students every year with the prestigious ‘Anundoram Borooah Award’.In facebook post, the Education Minster of Assam Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the Anundoram Borooah Award for meritorious students for the year 2015-16 will be given away on January 29, 2017. loading…

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Three ‘Muslim United Liberation Tigers of Assam’ linkmen held

Three ‘Muslim United Liberation Tigers of Assam’ linkmen held

According to a report published in TOI, the Army and Assam Police nabbed three gunrunners of Muslim United Liberation Tigers of Assam(Multa) at Nayekgaon in Kokrajhar district on Monday.  Defence PRO Lt Col S Newton said the joint team apprehended the three, Zehrul Islam, 36, Joved Ali, 36, and Ajit Ali, 30, during a search operation in the area.All three are residents of Bongaigaon district. (Image: Representational) (With Inputs from TOI) loading…

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