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A team to assess erosion in Majuli to devise a lasting solution

Dispur, August 20: In a bid to control erosion in Majuli, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal asked the Brahmaputra Board and Water Resources Department to depute their top officers to visit the river island, study erosion and develop a mechanism for its lasting solution. Convening a high-powered meeting at the conference room of Assam Secretariat in the city on Friday, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal sought suggestions for devising a solution to erosion in Majuli. He also asserted that ...

Cement companies to reduce price Sonowal holds discussion with 25 cement manufacturing companies

Dispur, August 20: Taking into consideration of reports of hike of cement price, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today held a meeting with the office bearers of several cement companies at the conference room of his office in Assam Secretariat and sought reasons responsible for the inordinate price rise. Chief Minister Sonowal said, "The rise in price of cement has an impact on the common men. The State Government is committed to bringing in much desired stability in the price of all ...

Frequency of air connectivity in North East to expedite its economic development: CM

Dispur, August 20: Air connectivity between North East and other parts of the country to get a boost as Spice Jet is all set to launch its new daily flights connecting Silchar with Kolkata and Guwahati, and Guwahati with Aizawl from October 4, 2016. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today thanked Spice Jet for enhancing its air frequency to Assam and other North Eastern States by starting new daily flight sorties connecting North East with other parts of the country. Chief Minister Sonowal ...

CM greets Governor-designate on arrival at LGBI Airport

Dispur, August 19: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today greeted Governor-designate of Assam Banwarilal Purohit on his arrival at LGBI Airport in Guwahati late evening today. The Chief Minister greeted the Governor-designate with a bouquet of flowers and extended his best wishes to him. Speaker of Assam Legislative Assembly, Ranjit Kumar Dass, Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma, Minister for PHED, Rihon Daimary, Chief Secretary, VK Pipersenia, DGP Mukesh Sahay ...

CM Sonowal asks authorities to put in place proper system of requisition of vehicles

Dispur, August 19: It has come to the notice of Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal that tourist/ other vehicles going for a pre-scheduled trip are suddenly requisitioned from road for CM's security/protocol duty causing inconvenience to common people/tourists etc. Similarly, at times, hawkers/ street vendors were unduly evicted during CM's movement. Taking note of this, Chief Minister has directed District administration, Police, transport officials to put in place a system of requisition of ...

Pro-talk ULFA leader Anup Chetia meets CM

Dispur, August 18: Pro-talk ULFA leader Anup Chetia met Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal at his office chamber and submitted a memorandum enlisting various demands of the organisation including rehabilitation of the surrendered cadres. Chief Minister Sonowal assured the pro-talk ULFA leader that his Government would sincerely consider their demands. Minister for Agriculture Atul Bora was also present during the discussion

CM Shri Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurates PET-CT Scan machine

Dispur, August 18: In the State Government's endeavour to battle cancer, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday inaugurated the function of PET-CT Scan machine at the newly constructed State of the Art 200 bedded Cancer Hospital attached to Gauhati Medical College Hospital in Guwahati. With the inauguration of the service of the machine, the patients now will get due care and the best-in-class diagnostic treatments while maintaining highest safety standards. Speaking on the occasion ...

CM leads from the front in plantation drive at Rangia 'Development has to be in harmony with nature'

Dispur, August 17: "Assam is rich in bio-diversity and we want to enrich it and turn into a hotspot for tourism," said Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today at a meeting organised by Panchayat & Rural Development Department at Nakul Chepti Goan Panchayat at Rangia in Kamrup district. Planting a sapling to mark the plantation drive of 5,0000 saplings, Chief Minister Sonowal said, "Human beings will survive only if trees exist. The beauty of Assam lies in its lush green trees and verdant ...

Plantation drive in Palashbari - CM urges all MLAs to take the lead in making Green Assam

Dispur, August 17: "Assam's beauty lies in its nature, flora and fauna. The enchanting beauty of Assam has mesmerised travellers from all across the world since time immemorial. And this beauty we have to preserve at any costs for future generations to come," said Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal at a public meeting at Palashbari in Kamrup district. Exhorting upon the 126 MLAs representing all communities, race and tribe in the afforestation drive for a Green Assam, Sonowal said, "The ...

Home Guards, IPS Association contribute to CM's Relief Fund

Dispur, August 17: Director General, Home Guards, Pradeep Kumar handed over a cheque for Rs 17, 84,489 to Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal as contribution to Chief Minister's Relief Fund at the latter's office chamber at Assam Secretariat here today IPS Officers' Association handed over a cheque for Rs 5,77,578 as contribution to the relief fund. Additional DGP (law and order) SN Singh handed over the cheque to the Chief Minister. IGP (TAP) Binod Kumar and Additional SP (CM Security), Gaurav ...