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Assam Govt signs MoU for development of Air connectivity

Dispur, November 4: Delving a fillip to regional connectivity in the aviation sector, Government of Assam on Friday inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India and Airports Authority of India under Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS)-– UDAN. The MoU was signed by the Chairman of Airports Authority of India Dr. Guruprasad Mohapatro and Commissioner and Secretary, Government of Assam, Ashutosh Agnihotri in presence of Chief Minister ...

Govt. will safeguard the interest of indigenous people: CM

Dispur, November 4: Dispelling all doubts that engulf the political environment of the state in recent days, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today said that Govt. of Assam will safeguard the interest of all the indigenous people of the state in right earnest. Sonowal said that the present Govt. has assumed charge with support from all indigenous people and it is fully committed to protect their culture, language and tradition. He also said that Govt. will soon carry out eviction drive to free ...

Sonowal pitches for police modernisation to set up a model hospital for police in line with model hospital for Army

Dispur, November 3: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has directed Director General of Assam Police to revamp Assam Police and take appropriate steps for its modernisation. In a high level meeting held at the conference room of his Office in Assam Secretariat on Wednesday, Sonowal asked the DGP to go in for skill up-gradation and modernisation of the police forces to prepare it to face all kinds of onslaught professionally. In the face of changing dynamics of crime, modernisation of police ...

We will go for complete reform of the Social Welfare department: CM

Dispur, November 2: Expressing anguish at the revelation of massive irregularities of over 150 crores per year for last 15 years, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today said that government would take up drastic actions to reform the social welfare department. Chairing an important review meeting of the department today at Chief Minister's Secretariat, Chief Minister vowed to punish those guilty of siphoning off humongous sums of fund meant for the nutrition of poor children of the state. ...

Government is committed to make higher education accessible to all: CM

Dispur, October 29: Reiterating that the government has fulfilled its commitment given in the budget speech for making higher education free for economically underprivileged students, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that this is just the beginning of a new era in education sector of the state. Acting on the government's commitment to make higher education accessible to poorest of poor students of the state, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today distributed cheques to colleges for ...

Chavang Kut and Bhai Tika declared as Restricted Holiday

Dispur, October 28: Government of Assam has declared 1st November as Restricted Holiday on the occasion of Chavang Kut, a harvesting festival of Kuki Tribe and Bhai Tika, a festival of the Gorkhas to enable both the communities of the state to celebrate these festivals following their own rituals and traditions

CM underlines Skill Development as the key objective of the government

Dispur, October 28: Assuring Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, that Assam is right on the track to achieve its goal of building skilled manpower, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that the government is earnestly pursuing the skill development plans for the state. In a meeting with the Union Minister of State today at LGBI Airport, Sonowal apprised him about the status of the recently opened Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra (PMKK) at ...

Meeting on ST issue Govt. appoints new mediator

Dispur, October 28: Government of Assam has appointed Pallav Bhattacharjee, Additional DGP (SB), Assam as the new mediator to liaise with the organizations agitating for ST status of six communities of the state. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal announced this while discussing the progress on the issue of ST status to the leadership of these organizations in a meeting at Brahmaputra State Guest House last night. Reiterating state Government's commitment to the cause of ST status to these ...

Union Govt. to invest approximately 1 lac cr. for improvement of road, inland water transport and Brahmaputra Express Highway in Assam

New Delhi, October 24: In a major boost to road and inland water communication in the state, Union Govt. will invest approximately Rs. 1 lac crore to improve connectivity. Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari announced this while discussing several issues related to improvement of transport communication in the state with Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal here today. The Union Minister announced that Govt. of India will increase the Central Roads Fund to Rs. ...

CM inaugurates mentoring programme for the youth

Dispur, October 22: Reiterating that the youth of the state must be mentored by all stakeholders so that they can contribute meaningfully to the society, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today said that all the IAS, IPS and IFS officers of the state should be able to inspire the youth to aim big and become worthy citizens of the country. Inaugurating the mentoring programme "Arohan" today at a city hotel in the presence of 200 IAS, IPS and IFS officers of the state, both serving and retired, ...