Ranjan Gogoi to get Z plus security in Assam after his retirement
Assam police has been tasked with the security arrangement for Gogoi’s ancestral home in Dibrugarh and another house in Guwahati. A senior police official in Assam said, “We have received a communication from the Union home ministry where it is stated that Gogoi’s security is upgraded to Z plus, which is the highest security cover."
Assam govt launches project to transform Inland Water Transport
Govert of Assam launched a project for the transformation of the Inland Water Transport system on the National Waterways in the state. The project will develop an efficient river transport system which would be safe & secure for the large volume of passenger and cargo carried by vessels by IWT as well as by private boat owners and operators.
HDFC Bank plans to reach 200 branches across Northeast India
Assam is the gateway to the NorthEast and our endeavour is to make a difference in their lives through our banking services as well as in the society through our social initiatives. We have already impacted more than 15.5 lakh people in the state so far and we are humbled by the trust and support they repose in us. We remain committed to keep serving our customers.
Assam industry minister interacts with members of the Malaysia India Business Council
Patwary hoped that with the visit of the Malaysian delegation, potentialities for a closer relationship shall blossom fully in the future. He highlighted the strengths and opportunities of the State and called upon the Malaysian delegation to invest in sectors like tea, hydrocarbons, transportation, food processing, bamboo, agar and infrastructure and skill development.
Abheek Barman passes away: His interests ranged from physics, art, literature to Northeast
While Abheek learned economics at Presidency, Kolkata and Delhi School of Economics, Delhi, his interests went far beyond the confines of the discipline. Arguably, he was the most widely read journalist, whose interests ranged from physics, through art, film and literature to the history of the Northeast.
First ever container cargo to Assam via Indo-Bangla water route
This will be the first ever containerised cargo movement on this Inland water transport (IWT) route and the ship will carry 21 containers of petrochemicals, 20 of edible oil and others of beverage and mineral water. The Centre will further finance 80% of the estimated cost of 305.84 crore for dredging in two stretches of Bangladesh inland waterways.
Hitesh Dev Sarma is the new coordinator of National Register of Citizens
Dev Sarma had earlier worked in the NRC directorate. He involved in the initial works of NRC which started in 2013. Later he moved out of NRC directorate in 2016. The NRC coordinator is the commissioner level post. Sarma was working as secretary in department of Finance and Urban development, government of Assam.
Israeli tethered drones to check cross-border crime in Assam's Dhubri district: BSF IG
The BSF has recently procured Israeli tethered drones and thermal imagers to check smuggling and illegal infiltration in Dhubri sector of Assam. The drones, equipped with day-night vision cameras, can fly up to a height of 150 metres to capture images on the ground, especially of isolated areas not visible to unaided human eye.
Assam: Two wild female elephants found dead in Dibrugarh
According to villagers, the incident took place in the Madhupur area which is around 22 km away from Dibrugarh. The carcasses of the elephants were found by some villagers in the early hours on Friday while they were passing through the fields.
Assam, French Development Agency sign 50 million euro agreement to restore forest ecosystems
Today's signing marks the launch of the second phase of Assam Project for Forest and Biodiversity Conservation (APFBC), which aims to reforest an additional 12,000 hectares of land, scale up efforts in biodiversity conservation and skill the members of 135 additional communities in different trades.
Naga dialogue meets deadline: Announcement after talks with Assam, Manipur and Arunachal
The Union Home Ministry said that it has come to the govt's notice that lot of rumours is being spread in the media that the final Naga settlement has been arrived at and will be announced soon. The central government has already rejected the NSCN-IM's demand for unification of Naga inhabited areas -- located in Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh and Assam.
Panel formed to implement Amit Shah's order for 100 days homestay to CAPF jawans
Last month, Union Home Minister Amit Shah had directed the CAPFs to undertake a mega manpower planning and ensure that around seven lakh jawans get to spend at least 100 days with their families in a year. Shah was given a presentation in September about the functioning of the CAPFs in the ministry, following which he gave certain directions regarding the same.
NRC a 'base document' for future, says CJI Ranjan Gogoi
The CJI Ranjan Gogoi asserted that NRC is neither a "new or a novel idea" as it found expression as early as in 1951 and the current exercise is an attempt to update the 1951 NRC. Gogoi was also critical of "arm chair commentators" who, he said, are not only far away from the ground reality but also present a highly distorted picture about Assam.
Committee to review conditions in Assam's detention centres
The committee will visit all detention centres in the state and review the legal aid status and health status of each detainee and provide recommendation for improvement if needed.
Micro lenders' second quarter profit allay slowdown concerns
Bigger microfinance firms have shown steady growth and profit numbers during the second quarter.
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