Assam government receives Clause 6 report
The committee set up to recommend norms in Clause 6 of the Assam Accord submitted its report to state chief secretary Sanjay Krishna on Wednesday after failing to receive an appointment from the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). MHA officials said there was no consensus on some recommendations.
Assam situation improving, no concerns as yet: Chandra Shekhar Ghosh, Bandhan Bank
The MD & CEO at the bank said that the last quarter of every financial year is generally good for the bank. In terms of efficiency in collection, it has improved to 93.57 per cent from 92.97 per cent in Assam, he said.
BJP in Assam targeting congress seat won in 2016 for its mission 100 in Assam
Ruling BJP in Assam has fanned out building up strong organisational bases in the assembly seats presently held opposition by Congress. Congress in 2016 assembly polls managed to win 24 seats.
Centre unlikely to accept some recommendations of Clause 6 committee
A government official said the recommendation for bringing entire Assam under provisions of the Inner Line Permit will have to be examined legally. The committee is yet to formally submit its report to the MHA.
NABARD projects credit potential 17% higher than the previous year for Assam
Atul Bora, Assam Minister of Agriculture, Horticulture and Food Processing, inaugurated the State Credit Seminar and released the State Focus paper 2020 prepared by NABARD. The Minister expressed his concern that credit to agriculture is on a decline as per data published by State Level Bankers Committee and NABARD.
MHA-appointed committee on Assam recommends 1951 as cut-off year to define indigenous people, ILP
The committee has also suggested two formulas for the reservation of seats for the indigenous people in the Assam Assembly and Lok Sabha constituencies of the state, including 67 per cent quota for them. The high-level committee was set up by the ministry to suggest ways to provide constitutional safeguards to Assam's indigenous people.
9% of total railway budget 2020 allocated to North Eastern states: Assam Governor
Prof. Jagdish Mukhi said that government of India is very liberal in investing in infrastructure to eliminate service backlogs of North East with special emphasis on rural areas.
Assam govt plans survey to identify indigenous Muslims
Muslims comprise 34% of 3.12 crore population in the state; of these, 4% are indigenous Assamese Muslims while rest are Bengali-speaking ones. The government is yet to begin with the assessment and will start a house-to-house enumeration process to identify indigenous Muslims in Assam.
Assam government plans to shut state-run madrassas, tols
The government plans to convert the religious education structures into high schools within four-five months. The move would not affect any privately run religious institutions.
AIUDF MLA Aminul Islam’s statement sparks protest in Upper Assam
The Tai Ahom Yuba Parishad Asom (TAYPA) Dibrugarh district general secretary Dipankar Dowarah said, “Islam does not know about history of Assam. Ahom dynasty ruled for nearly 600 years from 1228 to 1826. Chaolung Sukapha was the founder of greater Assam who unified the various indigenous ethnic groups of the region.”
NRC data go missing; Assam Cong smells foul play
Assam Congress in its letter to the Registrar General and Census Commissioner and NRC co-ordinator, alleged disappearance of data from NRC's official website. NRC authorities however cited the non-availability of cloud service since December 15 as the reason for disappearance of the data and have assured that the same will be restored shortly.
Assam NRC data is safe, technical issue will be resolved: Govt confirms
The Union Home Ministry on Wednesday assured the safety of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) data in Assam. The Centre’s assurance cam...
Ex-NRC official booked; mails allegedly deleted
Meanwhile, data on the final NRC list was made offline from its official website as IT major Wipro, which was entrusted with this job, terminated its services over non-payment of dues. However, the Union home ministry clarified that NRC data in Assam is safe although some technical issues were visible and assured that it would be resolved soon.
Assam NRC: Reprieve for excluded children if parents are in final list
The NRC exercise was carried out in Assam under the supervision of the Supreme Court and around 19 lakh people did not find themselves in the final list published in August 2019.
Assam govt plans peace discussion with Ulfa (I)
Following the Bodo Accord,the Assam government has appealed to anti-talk ULFA, which is also known as Ulfa (Independent), under commander-in-chief Paresh Baruah to emulate the footsteps of Bodo outfits and agree to have peace talks with the state government.
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