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MoS Railways convenes meeting with CM, MPs from Assam - CM pleads for rail connectivity with Majuli

Dispur, August 16: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal urged the Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain and the officials of the Railways to construct a railway bridge connecting Majuli from Dhakuakhana to expose one of the biggest river island in the world and the seat of Vaishnavism to the whole world. The day-long meeting convened by the Minister for Railways with Chief Minister, MPs from Assam, Chief Secretary, Member Traffic, Railway Board, GM, NF Railways, GM (Construction) and senior ...

Chief Minister Shri Sarbananda Sonowal pitches for time bound strategy for power department

Dispur, August 16: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday reviewed the power scenario in the State and directed the Power Department to chalk out a time bound strategy to improve the power scenario in the State. Presiding over a high level meeting in the conference room of his office in Assam Secretariat today to take stock of the power situation in the state, Chief Minister Sonowal said that subsidiary companies of the ASEB should intrinsically be associated with the lives of the ...

Chief Minister unveils War Memorial on banks of historic Dighalipukhuri

Dispur, August 16: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal unveiled the War Memorial on the northern bank of historic Dighalipukhuri in the presence of a large gathering of Army, Air Force personnel, intellectuals and general public in the evening yesterday. Paying heartfelt tribute to the bravehearts who laid down their lives for safeguarding the territorial integrity of the nation, Chief Minister Sonowal said the War Memorial built to perpetuate their hallowed memory would inspire and motivate ...

Chief Minister thanks people for observing Independence Day successfully

Dispur, August 16: Chief Minister Shri Sarbananda Sonowal thanked the people of Assam for coming out spontaneously to take part in the 70th Independence Day celebrations to the clarion call of the Government despite the boycott calls by several militant outfits. In a statement here today, Chief Minister Sonowal said the spontaneous manner in which the people of Assam came out to participate actively in the three-day elaborate programmes chalked out by the State Government on the occasion of ...

Sonowal thanks litterateurs, artistes, and sports persons for contribution

Dispur, August 14: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal expressed his gratitude and thanked the litterateurs, artistes, and sports personalities for making the State rich through their contributions in their respective fields. Presiding over a meeting in Dispur on Saturday to select the names of the litterateurs, artistes, and sports personalities for pension, Sonowal said because of their contribution in art, culture, literature and sports the State has achieved an ambience of excellence in ...

'Working relationship between MLAs and officials must to serve people in a better way': CM

Dispur, August 14: "A working relationship between the MLAs and officials is a must as it enables them to understand matters in proper perspectives and serve the people in a better and effective manner," said Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal at the end of an interactive session between the MLAs and senior officials of different departments at Assam Administrative Staff College late evening yesterday. The interactive session that began on July 20 spreading over several days with senior ...

CM for making recruitment process in Army hassle-free

Dispur, August 13: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal urged the Deputy Director General (Recruiting) Brigadier IM Lamba and Director Recruiting Lower Assam, Colonel Pradeep Choubey to initiate steps in right earnest for maximum recruitment of candidates from Assam in the Recruitment Rallies to be organised by the Indian Army for the year 2016-17. At a meeting with the Army top brass at his office chamber here today, Chief Minister Sonowal said the whole exercise of selection of candidates must ...

CM reviews law and order situation in the aftermath of Tinsukia incident

Dispur, August 13: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal highly condemned the killing of two innocent wage labourers and injuring several others by terrorists at 11 No. Bamungoan under Filbari Police Station of Tinsukia district yesterday. Terming the killing of innocent wage earners and injuring several others as an act of cowardice, Chief Minister Sonowal said, "Such killings of unarmed innocent daily wage earners are against humanity and an act of cowardice. The State Government will fight ...

AGP contributes Rs 5 lakh towards CM's Relief Fund

Dispur, August 13: Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) MLAs today met Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and handed over a cheque for Rs 5 lakh as contribution to Chief Minister's Relief Fund for the flood affected people of the State. PWD Minister Parimal Suklabaidya contributed Rs 75,000, Krishnendu Paul Rs 1 lakh and MLAs Suman Haripriya and Hitendra Nath Goswami donated one month's salary towards the CM's Relief Fund. Numaligarh Refinery Limited Officers' Association contributed Rs 15 lakh towards ...

Assam becomes first State to ratify GST Bill; PM congratulates CM for the feat

Dispur, August 12: Assam became the first State to ratify the Constitution Amendment Bill on Goods and Services Tax with the Assam Legislative Assembly passing the bill unanimously on Friday. The State Cabinet approved the bill in the morning today before it was placed in the Assam Assembly "A historic resolution was passed in Assam Assembly as Assam became the 1st State to ratify the Constitutional Amendment Bill relating to GST," an elated Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal tweeted soon after ...