Covid-19: Quarantine facilities to have 60,000 beds
With the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country increasing to 151, government officials said provisions for 12,000 beds have been made at central government facilities, including Indian Army and central armed police forces (CAPFs), while state governments have more than 26,000 quarantine locations.
Ahead of Bodoland polls huge cache of arms, ammunition and warlike stores recovered
BTC is going to polls on April 4. Based on intelligence inputs, multiple teams of Indian Army and Assam Police conducted extensive Search Operations in Kokrajhar and Udalguri Districts .
Norway national didn't test coronavirus positive: Goa minister
Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Wednesday said a Norway national in the state has tested positive for novel coronavirus but shortly afterwards retracted the remarks.
Congress, AIUDF to jointly contest Bodoland polls in April
Congress leader Durga Das Boro said the alliance will contest in 20 constituencies out of the 40. While the Congress will contest in 13 seats, the AIUDF will fight in seven.
Assam waiting for Supreme Court direction on NRC, says Himanta
Having monitored the final NRC list with 31 million included in the registry while almost two million excluded, finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma is waiting for the next step of the apex court on the NRC. Once the people are given reasons for non-inclusion, they can move the foreigners’ tribunal to contest the exclusion.
Mobile internet ban lifted in Assam
A senior official of private telecom operator Airtel said the ban was lifted from 9 am on Friday.
Amit Shah signs accord with Bodo rebel group in Assam
The Centre signs an accord with all factions of banned Assam-based rebel group National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB)Amit Shah signs a...
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.
Assam govt files FIR against Shaheen Bagh activist
Assam's Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) GP Singh tweeted, “An FIR has been lodged against Sharjil Imam for his speech and inter alia commission of offence u/s 13 (1)/18 of the UA(P)ACT read with section 153 A, 153 B and 124 A IPC at Guwahati Crime Branch Police Station.”
Assam cabinet approves Assam Excise (amendment) bill
Assam Excise minister Parimal Shuklabaidya said the bill, seeking to regulate inflow, transport or possession of molasses, will be placed before the assembly in the next winter session. Molasses is an important component in making "sulai" an intoxicating drink widely consumed in the tea garden areas of Assam.
Assam peaceful, curfew relaxed in Dibrugarh
The situation in Assam was normal though protesters took out peaceful rallies against the amended Citizenship Act in various parts of the state on Saturday, police said.
Assam govt to file case against Shaheen Bagh protest
Thousands of people, including women and children, have been protesting since December 15 at Shaheen Bagh and nearby Jamia Millia Islamia against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA). Assam government is set to file a case against the alleged mastermind of the Shaheen Bagh protests for his 'seditious' comment.
Assam’s clause 6 panel suggests ILP, reservations in Assembly and jobs
Clause 6 provides for constitutional, legislative and administrative safeguards to protect the cultural, social heritage of the Assamese people. The panel in its preliminary report is said to have suggested the introduction of Inner Line Permit, reservation of seats in the legislative assembly and local bodies, and reservations in employment for the Assamese.
Assam cabinet approves Assam bamboo and cane policy
According to the state government, the policy aims at sustainable development and utilization of bamboo and cane resources in the state of Assam through scientific management and stakeholders’ participation.
644 cadres from eight insurgent groups lay down arms in Assam
In one of the largest surrender of militants in recent past, as many as 644 militants laid down their arms on Thursday.
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