Assam Government

  • Assam flood death toll rises to 36; 10 lakh affected 6 days ago

    Guwahati: With the recovery of four more bodies on Thursday, the death toll mounted to 36 in Assam floods that affected about 10 lakh people in 13 districts and rendered majority of them homeless. Two more deaths were reported from Krishnai and Kukurkata areas of the worst-hit Goalpara district, while one...
  • Assam flood toll rises to 32 1 week ago

    Guwahati: Sixteen more bodies were recovered on Wednesday from two flood-hit districts of Assam, raising the toll in the deluge to 32, as Army and disaster response forces personnel evacuated hundreds of marooned people from affected areas. A report by Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said there has been no...
  • Assam government to take meritorious students on 12-day tour to NASA September 23, 2014

    Guwahati: Assam government will take 10 meritorious students on a 12-day educational visit to the US-based National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The 'Deba Kumar Bora Memorial NASA Visit 2014' will sponsor visits of first three toppers of 10th standard and first position holder of 12th standard in each of...
  • Assam government gives Rs 5 crore to floodhit J&K September 10, 2014

    Guwahati: Assam Government has extended financial assistance of Rs 5 crore for the relief of floodhit people of Jammu and Kashmir, spokesman of the Chief Minister Office (CMO) said. Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday directed officials that Rs five crore be given from the state government for the people affected...
  • Assam government sends ADGP to liaise with J&K government September 9, 2014

    Guwahati: The Assam Government has deputed the Additional Director General of Police (Vigilance and Anti Corruption) on Tuesday to Jammu and Kashmir to liaise with the state government in order to render necessary assistance to the people of Assam stranded there. ADGP Rajkumar Chandranathan will be camping at Srinagar and will...
  • Assam CM Tarun Gogoi exempts Priyanka Chopra's 'Mary Kom' from entertainment tax September 4, 2014

    Guwahati: The Assam government on Wednesday announced exemption of entertainment tax on "Mary Kom", a new Bollywood movie on the World champion woman boxer from Manipur. "As the movie revolves around boxer Mary Kom, the pride of the northeast and the country as a whole, we have decided to exempt it...
  • LS polls: Assam declares public holiday on Monday for elections April 5, 2014

    Guwahati: Assam government has declared public holiday on Monday on account of first phase of Lok Sabha elections in the state for five constituencies. "The state government has declared public holiday under the NI Act, 1881 in areas having polls on April 7. It is applicable to all central and...
  • Assam plans solar fencing at Kaziranga to protect wildlife October 7, 2013

    Guwahati: Assam government on Monday said it plans to give solar fencing in Kaziranga National Park (KNP) to protect the wildlife from poachers. "We want to give solar fencing to protect the wildlife. We are planning to dig the land through MGNREGA scheme and then the Forest department will do the...
  • Assam govt's TV channel to go on air in 2013 May 19, 2012

    Guwahati: The Assam government on Saturday announced that its planned TV channel would go on air in January 2013 and it would focus on sectors like agriculture, education, health and tourism. This was decided at a meeting of Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi along with senior members of his Cabinet and other...
  • Assam: Panel to look into tea garden hunger death March 1, 2012

    Silchar: Just weeks after CNNIBN exposed starvation deaths at a tea garden in Silchar, the Assam government has acted. The government has appointed a oneman inquiry committee to look into the tea estate deaths in Cachar district. The inquiry is to be headed by the additional chief secretary. Four people died...
  • Assam offers land to Infosys, Wipro to house units September 12, 2009

    Guwahati: After the West Bengal government scrapped an IT park which was to have housed units of Infosys and Wipro, the Assam government on Saturday offered land to the IT majors to set up an IT township in Guwahati. The state government offered 200 acre near Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi international airport...