CAA will not bring new refugees: Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma
Sarma said after Narendra Modi became prime minister in 2014, minorities in Bangladesh have not faced atrocities. Assam is facing a massive anti-CAA protest since December 9 as the residents fear the CAA would grant citizenship to a large number of Bangladeshi immigrants, which might dilute their culture and language.
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.
Congress' take on CAA in Assam
Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president, Ripun Bora on Sunday said, “Any foreigner who got citizenship post March 24, 1971 irrespective of their religious affiliation will be made stateless, if congress comes to power in Assam in 2021 assembly polls.”
Industry hails Assam budget 2020-21, CM Sonowal terms it as pro people
Sonowal said that the budget will benefit all sections of the people living in all districts. He also said that the budget will stimulate development and lend equal dignity, equal growth to all.
Watch: Assam Traffic Police celebrates Bihu with a unique message amid Covid-19 lockdown
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Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal dials former CMs, and former union ministers
Assam Transport Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary in a review meeting has directed the senior officers of Transport Department to ensure that adequate numbers of trucks are made available for carrying of essential food commodities in the districts.
Plucking resumes in Assam's tea estates, workers follow social distancing norms
Tea gardens have been asked to ensure social distancing in the tea factories besides providing facilities for frequent hand washing and sanitisation and face masks have been made compulsory for all workers and employees.
Coronavirus: Assam shuts schools, cancels exams till March 29
"All programmes scheduled at government auditoriums have also been cancelled. We hope those owned by private firms will also follow," he said. The chief secretary said all the deputy commissioners have been asked to discourage any public gathering in their districts.
Southern Railway sends milk, medicines to Assam Rifles
The train from the Salem division left from that city, carrying 1.15 lakh litres of milk (in tetra packs) and eight tonnes of medicines to Dimapur, Nagaland.
Assam CM asks water resources department to complete repairing of the weak and breached embankments
Chairing a meeting of the Water Resources Department Sonowal said that though the state is going through a grim situation amid COVID 19 and the Health Department along with other line departments are busy in fighting against this contagion, the state should be adequately prepared to tackle the seasonal floods.
Around 137 industrial units have reopened in Assam: Chandra Mohan Patowary
Reviewing the transport sector, Dr KK Dwivedi, Commissioner and Secretary, informed that the Transport Department has facilitated in mobilization of trucks at 12 locations for unloading of rakes of rice, foods items, cement etc.
Govt should give some relaxations to lend its inherent strength to State’s economy: Assam Governor
Assam Governor Prof. Jagdish Mukhi said that since the sudden spurt of COVID 19 cases have halted the economic activities of the state, fiscal prudence coupled with subsequent relaxations of lockdown protocols to resume economic activities will bring back the state’s economy on the right trajectory.
Few jobs in home state, migrants want to rush back to work now
A large number of returnee migrant workers in Assam are keen to get back to their blue-collar jobs in other states once the virus outbreak is under control, as job opportunities in the home state continue to be dismally low.
Assam minister claims pig deaths in state due to virus which 'came from China'
Assam has sent samples of the affected pigs to the National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases (NIHSAD), Bhopal, for detection of swine flu and a result is awaited.
Create state education council, citizen assistance Centres: Delhi Alumni Association of Assam
Delhi Alumni Association of Assam (DAAA) advocated for setting up of Citizen Assistance centres in cities and towns to provide information on matters of public interest, government schemes, receive public grievances and facilitate redressal, forward suggestions of citizens to the government on public welfare. DAAA is a platform of bureaucrats, academia and other people from Assam who studied in Delhi.
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