Tag: Assam

Five assembly polls to begin March 27, West Bengal to have 8 phases, counting on May 2

NEW DELHI: Voting for five assembly elections will begin on March 27, the Election Commission announced Friday with West Bengal set to hold eight-phase polls and Assam three. Counting for all the seats will be held on May 2. To be held till April 29 amid the coronavirus pandemic, the elections are expected to witness a […]

Bangladesh High Commissioner meets Assam Chief Minister

GUWAHATI: Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Muhammad Imran called on Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal here on Friday and discussed a wide range of issues of bilateral interest. The chief minister highlighted issues concerning bilateral trade and commerce of mutual interest of both Bangladesh and Assam, an official release said. Sonowal said that both Assam […]

Narendra Modi inaugurates important Oil & Gas projects and Engineering Colleges in Assam

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated to the nation INDMAX Unit at Indian Oil’s Bongaigaon Refinery, Oil India Limited’s Secondary Tank Farm at Madhuban, Dibrugarh and a Gas Compressor Station at Hebeda Village, Makum, Tinsukia remotely from Dhemaji in Assam. He also inaugurated the Dhemaji Engineering College and laid the foundation stone for Sualkuchi Engineering […]

Ro-pax services will drastically reduce distances: Narendra Modi

NEW DELHI: The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi launched ‘Mahabahu-Brahmaputra’ and laid the foundation stone of two bridges in Assam. Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari; Union Minister for Law & Justice, Communications and Electronics & Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad; MoS (I/C) for Ports, Shipping and Waterways Mansukh Mandaviya and Chief Minister […]

Cabinet approves Grant-in-aid of Rs.100 crore to Brahmaputra Valley Fertilizer

NEW DELHI: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi accorded approval to the proposal of the Department of Fertilizers for Grant-in-aid of Rs.100 crore to Brahmaputra Valley Fertilizers Corporation Limited (BVFCL), Namrup (Assam) to sustain operations of it’s urea manufacturing units. BVFCL, Namrup is a Public Sector Undertaking formed as […]

PM launches ‘Asom Mala’ and lays foundation stone of two Hospitals in Assam

NEW DELHI: The Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the Foundation Stone of two hospitals and launched ‘Asom Mala’, a programme for state highways and major district roads, at Dhekiajuli in Sonitpur District, Assam. Chief Minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal, Union Minister Rameswar Teli, Ministers from Assam Government and Chief of Bodoland Territorial Region Pramod Boro […]

Amit Shah to launch Ayushman CAPF healthcare scheme on January 23

NEW DELHI: Union Home Minister Amit Shah is expected to launch the Ayushman healthcare scheme for central paramilitary force personnel in Assam later this week, official sources said. They said Shah will hand over the first Ayushman health cards to the chiefs, a sub-officer and a jawan of each of the central armed police forces […]

Modi government set aside Rs 59,000 crore for scholarships to backward classes in Assam

NEW DELHI: Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Athawale on Sunday said the Narendra Modi government (central government) has earmarked Rs 59,000 crore for scholarships to backward classes in Assam over a period of five years. Reviewing implementation of various schemes of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment with officials […]

Assam to give free scooties to meritorious girl students

NEW DELHI: The Assam government will distribute around 22,250 scooties (two-wheelers) to girl students free-of-cost to promote girls’ education in the state, Assam Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Saturday. The minister after distributing the scooties at a function at Mushalpur in Baksa district, said that free scooties would be given to meritorious girl […]

ADB, India sign $231 million loan to enhance power generation capacity in Assam

NEW DELHI: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India on 30th December 2020 signed a $ 231 million loan to augment electricity generation capacity in the state of Assam through construction of a 120 megawatts (MW) hydroelectric power plant that will enhance availability of electricity for households. This is the third tranche […]

Amit Shah launched several development projects in Assam

NEW DELHI: India’s Home Minister Amit Shah today launched several development projects in Assam.Shah laid the foundation stone of New Medical College in Guwahati. To be built at a cost of around Rs 850 crore, this will be the second medical college in Guwahati city. Shah also laid the foundation stone of nine law colleges to […]

Income Tax Department searches in Delhi, Assam unearth Rs 100 crore in undisclosed income

NEW DELHI: The Income Tax Department’s search and survey action against three leading contractors of north-eastern India has led to the alleged unearthing of undisclosed income of nearly Rs 100 crore so far. One of the groups is into hospitality business. The searches have been carried out at 14 locations in Delhi, and Guwahati, Silapathar, […]

Nitin Gadkari inaugurates and lays foundation stone for 27 highway projects in Assam

NEW DELHI: India’s Road Transport, Highways and MSMEs Minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurated and laid foundation stone for 27 highway projects in Assam today. Chief Minister of the State Sarbanand Sonowal presided over the function. These projects carry a road length of nearly 439 kilometers, involving construction value of Rs. 2,366 crore. These projects will ease […]

Arjun Munda e-launches new tribes India outlet at Guwahati international airport

NEW DELHI:India’s Tribal Affairs Arjun Munda e-launched new Tribes India Outlet at the Departure Lounge of Guwahati ‘s Lokpriya Gopinath Bordolai International Airport today. Renuka Singh, Minister of State for Tribal Affairs,Ramesh Chand Meena, Chairman, TRIFED, Pratibha Brahma, Vice Chairman, TRIFED, Pravir Krishna, Managing Director, TRIFED and Director, Airport Authority of India, Guwahati were present. […]

Assam’s Rs 100 crore plan to strengthen border infrastructures

GUWAHATI: To strengthen the security related infrastructures along the state borders, the Assam government has sanctioned Rs 100 crore and decided to further tighten the vigil along the frontiers, officials said here on Saturday. An official of the Border Protection and Development Department (BPDD) said that in line with the MOITRI scheme for the modernisation […]

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