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CM Directs action against errant cement companies

Dispur, August 30: Taking strict view against artificial price hike by the cement companies, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today directed Commissioner and Secretary of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department to file cases to the Competition Commission of India and Consumer Forum against the companies. In a statement here today, Chief Minister Sonowal said, "The Government is determined to protect the interest of the people of the state and it will not allow anyone to take the ...

CM announces ex gratia to the family of the victims

Dispur, August 30: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has expressed grief over the death of the four people who died after being struck by lightning while fishing at the Dandua Beel in Morigaon. Chief Minister Sonowal has also wished speedy recovery to another five people who got injured by the lightening. In a statement today, Chief Minister Sonowal has announced Rupees 4 Lakhs ex gratia to the kin of those who died in the incident and Rupees 60 thousand to those who sustained injuries. ...

Sonowal to feature on a live chat show on DD National and AIR to mark Govt's 100 days in power

Dispur, August 29: The BJP-led Government in Assam will be completing 100 days in Office and on this occasion, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal would feature on an interactive live chat show on DD National and AIR on August 30, 2016 at 2 PM. The programme will be beamed live for one hour where the Chief Minister will be answering questions pertaining to the Government's actions and other priorities. It may be mentioned that when Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonwal took charge on May 24, 2016, ...

Sonowal meets Prime Minister Modi Seeks Centre's assistance for flood and erosion management

New Delhi, august 28: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday at the latter's 7 Race Course Road Residence and apprised him of the State Government's efforts towards relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction works in the aftermath of the waves of floods that wrecked havoc on the State. Sonowal also drew the attention of the Prime Minister of the extent of damages caused by flood and erosion and funds required by the State in rehabilitation and reconstruction ...

Sonowal hails Assam police and public for freeing Adishri

Dispur, August 26: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal hailed Assam Police for freeing seven year old student Adishri Dutta from the clutches of her abductors who was kidnapped from Indraprastha Apartment at Joynagar in Sixmile on Thursday afternoon. As soon as the news of abduction came to light, Chief Minister Sonowal directed the police administration to start a manhunt to trace the daughter of the doctors' couple out. Taking cues from the CCTV footage, the police succeeded to rescue Adishri ...

Central Team to visit Assam to assess flood damage

New Delhi, August 26 : Government of India is deputing a Central Disaster Management Team to Assam within one week to make a first-hand assessment of the damage caused by the recent waves of flood in Assam. A communique to this effect has been conveyed to Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal from the Union Home Ministry today. It may be mentioned that Chief Minister Sonowal has been repeatedly pursuing with the Ministry of Home Affairs for central assistance in connection with the flood ...

Sonowal visits Dr. Bhupen Hazarika's residence at Kuthuri

Dispur, August 25: As a sequel of the State Government's initiatives of making Dr. Bhupen Hazarika's residence a 'heritage building', Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday paid a visit to the music maestro's residence at Kuthuri in Nagaon District and offered rich tributes to the genius. Attending a meeting organised there, Sonowal said, "He (Dr. Hazarika) wrote and composed several masterpieces teeming with social consciousness Dr. Bhupen Hazarika left behind many immortal creations ...

Sonowal discusses anti-poaching measures in Kaziranga Pitches for keeping the Nation Park open for eight months

Dispur, August 25: In a move to increase tourists' footfalls in the world's famous one-horned rhino habitat the Kaziranga National Park, steps have been initiated for keeping the Park open for the tourists for eight months instead of the existing six months on an experimental basis. Convening a meeting with the civil, police and forest administration officials of Golaghat and Nogaon districts at Kohora in Golaghat today to review the safety mechanism put in place in the Kaziranga National ...

CM Sarbananda Sonowal proposes more teeth for Urban Local Bodies

Dispur, August 24: In a move to bring in more efficiency in the functioning of the Urban Local Bodies, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal proposed to introduce Urban Administrator Service, Urban Engineering and Planners Service and Urban Finance and Accounts Service and asked the Chief Secretary to do the needful in this regard. Inaugurating a State Level Workshop for the Chairpersons and Vice Chairpersons of Urban Local Bodies in Assam Administrative Staff College today on Uttaran (Urban ...

CM Sarbananda Sonowal launches Digital Literacy Programme

Dispur, August 24: Making one person in every family digitally literate as a core component, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal launched Digital Literacy Programme in 126 Gram Panchayats of 126 Legislative Assembly Constituencies at a function held at the conference hall of Assam Secretariat on Wednesday. The programme has been launched to leverage information and communication technology for spreading digital literacy to every household of Assam. Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister ...