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Rs. 5 lakh financial assistance to families of martyrs Adequate maintenance to martyrs' column Martyrs' Memorial to be constructed soon

Dispur, December 10: "Assam Agitation surged ahead keeping the Constitution of India and Father of the Nation at the fore. Assam Agitation was a non-violent democratic agitation to maintain the integrity of the country. Led by the students of the State, Assam Agitation reflected firmness of mentality of the people of Assam to the world leaders", observed Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal in a Shraddhanjali programme held synchronising with Swahid Divas at Veterinary play ground Khanapara today ...

Sonowal condemns Pengiri firing incident:- Announces Rs 5 lakh ex-gratia to the family of the deceased

Dispur, November 16: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal condemned firing at the workers of Pengiri Tea Garden which killed one and injuring many others. In a quick response, he also directed Director General of Assam Police to launch a combing operation to nab the culprits indulged in the incident. In a statement today Chief Minister Sonowal said, "It was an act of cowardice perpetrated on innocent people who were going to withdraw cash for the tea garden workers. This type of highhandedness ...

CM attends Guru Nanak Jayanti programme in the city

Dispur, November 14: Saying that the Guru Nanak's birthday celebrations is the occasion to remember the teachings of the great founder of Sikhism, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that the saint that had founded a religion based on equality, fraternal love, goodness, and virtue. While attending the Guru Nanak Jayanti celebration programme at Sree Guru Nanak National High School in the city today Chief Minister Sonowal said that the Sikh community is a very hardworking community and they ...

Asom Sishu Sahitya Nyas organises Children's Day Programme

Dispur, November 14: Saying that the elders of the society must work towards providing a conducive environment for facilitating all round development of children, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today reminded that instilling a sense of belongingness among the children for the society is the duty of every citizen of the state. Speaking at the Children's Day programme and Drawing Competition for children organised by Asom Sishu Sahitya Nyas today at Latasil Playground in the city, Chief ...

Chief Minister inaugurates 83rd Raas Festival of Nalbari

Nalbari, November 14: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated the 83rd Raas Festival of Sri Sri Harimandir of Nalbari this evening. In the inaugural meeting which was attended by the thousands of devotees, Minister of State for Railway Rajen Gohain, MLA Ashok Sarma, Deka Satradhikar of Barpeta Sattra Ghanashyam Nath were also present. Celebrated on the full moon day of the Autumn, the Raas Festival is the most famous religious and cultural event of the North East, where a 13 day long ...

CM directs RBI and SBI to ensure smooth flow of fund

Dispur, November 12: In view of severe hardship faced by Bank customers due to shortage of fund at ATMs following the demonetization of Rs. 500 and 1000 currencies, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has taken up the matter with BK Mishra, Regional Director, RBI today to take emergent measures for easing out the customers' woes. The Chief Minsiter directed the RBI Regional Director telephonically and pressed him hard for solving the problem immediately. The Regional Director has informed the ...

Much desired electrification projects sets in Assam to be commissioned within three years

Dispur, November 10: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, Assam Governor Banwarilal Purohit and Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday laid foundation stones for an electrification project between Raninagar (Jalpaiguri) and Guwahati section and projects related to doubling of rail track between New Bongaigaon and Kamakhya Junction via Goalpara and doubling of Digaru- Hojai Section. The foundation stone laying function held at the parade ground of RPF Reserve Lines also saw the flagging off ...

Govt. to hold dialogue with AKRSU

Dispur, November 7: Govt. of Assam will hold dialogue with AKRSU on various issues concerning the Koch-Rajbongsi community within the month of November, 2016. This was decided in a meeting held today in the Assam Secretariat between the Chief Secretary, Govt. of Assam VK Pipersenia and AKRSU (P) Adviser Biswajit Ray. Additional DGP (SB), Assam, Principal Secretary and Commissioner & Secretary of Home and Political Department and Commissioner of Lower Assam Division were also present in the ...

Sonowal inaugurates Pratidhani Sunu Moi Pratidhani Sunu- cultural evening

Dispur, November 5: As Assam on Saturday observed the 5th Death Anniversary of the Bard of Brahmaputra Dr. Bhupen Hazarika, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated a solemn cultural congregation christened 'Pratidhani Sunu Moi Pratidhani Sunu' at Rabindra Bhawan on Saturday evening. Organised by the Cultural Affairs Department, the programme was conceived and designed to pay rich tributes to the Jagabor (the wanderer). Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Sonowal said, "Dr. ...

Young generation must emulate the ideals of Bhupen Hazarika: CM

Dispur, November 5: Reiterating that the ideals of Dr. Bhupen Hazarika would always act as a guiding light for the Assamese society, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today urged upon the young generation to emulate those ideals to be able to contribute meaningfully to the society. While paying tributes at the memorial of Dr. Bhupen Hazarika at Jalukbari in the city today on the occasion of the cultural icon's 5th death anniversary, Chief Minister Sonowal remembered Dr. Hazarika's contribution ...