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Assam CM launches Digital Literacy Programme

Guwahati, Aug 24 (IBNS): 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.

In ISIS style video, ULFA demands Rs.1 crore ransom for releasing BJP leader's son

Guwahati, Aug 22 (IBNS): In a ISIS style hit, terror outfit United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) has released a video showing a young man kneeling, asking for help, surrounded by five masked men holding guns.

Three NDFB(S) militants gunned down along Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border

Guwahati, Aug 19 (IBNS): Three hardcore militants of NDFB(S) were killed in a gun fight with security forces in Assam's Sonitpur district along with Arunachal Pradesh border on Friday and security personnel destroyed a camp of the outfit group.

Sonowal pitches for time bound strategy for power department

Guwahati, Aug 16 (IBNS): Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday reviewed the power scenario in the State and directed the Power Department to chalk out a time bound strategy to improve the power scenario in the State.

Assam to replace all lighting by LED bulbs in all government hospitals, schools by Oct 2

Guwahati, Aug 16 (IBNS) :A The Assam government will replace all lighting in all government hospitals and educational institutions across the state with LED bulbs by Oct 2 this year.

Assam CM unveils War Memorial on banks of historic Dighalipukhuri

Guwahati, Aug 16 (IBNS): Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has unveiled the War Memorial on the northern bank of historic Dighalipukhuri in the presence of a large gathering of Army, Air Force personnel, intellectuals and general public.

Assam CM urges State Railways Minister for rail connectivity with Majuli

Guwahati, Aug 16 (IBNS): Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal urged the Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain and the officials of the Railways to construct a railway bridge connecting Majuli from Dhakuakhana to expose the biggest river island in the world to tourists.

Six explosions rock Assam on I-Day

Guwahati, Aug 15 (IBNS): Six explosions rocked Assam on Monday morning as the state is celebrating 70th Independence Day.

Militants trigger IED explosion targeting army troop in Upper Assam

Guwahati, Aug 14 (IBNS) : A day before of Independence Day, suspected militants triggered an explosion in oil and tea rich upper Assam’s Sivsagar district, targeting the security troop on Sunday evening.

Assam becomes first state to ratify GST bill

Guwahati, Aug 12 (IBNS): Assam became the first state to ratify the Constitution Amendment Bill on Goods and Services Tax with the Assam Legislative Assembly passing the bill unanimously on Friday.

Assam yet to get Rs 11,591.72 cr from OIL,ONGC for crude oil royalty and interest: Minister

Guwagati, Aug 11 (IBNS): The Assam government is yet to get a total of Rs 11,591.72 crore worth of royalty and interest for crude oil from two PSU firms Oil India Limited (OIL) and Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) for the last eight years.

Assam CM holds high level meeting with wildlife experts for protection of rhinos

Guwagati, Aug 11 (IBNS): A high level meeting of national level expert consultation for developing stronger strategy for protection of rhinos in Assam was held at the Chief Minister's ALA conference room in Guwahati on Thursday.

Dipok Ch. Barthakur assumes office as VC Assam State Planning Board

Guwahati, Aug 10 (IBNS): Dipok Chandra Barthakur assumed office as Vice Chairman of State Planning Board, Assam on Wednesday.

Assam: Remaining Sparks

In one of the worst terrorist attack on the civilians in the recent history of Assam, terrorists of the I.K. Songbijit faction of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB-IKS) opened indiscriminate fire at a crowded weekly market, Balajan Tiniali Weekly (Friday) Market in Kokrajhar District on August 5, 2016, killing 14 persons, including two women, and injuring another 20. According to eyewitnesses, there were four to five terrorists in military fatigues, armed with sophisticated weapons, who fired at the crowd in the market at around 11.30 am. The terrorists also lobbed grenades at shops, destroying at least six. Personnel of the 3rd Rajput Regiment based in Kokrajhar, who were passing through the market, started retaliatory firing, killing one terrorist, while the others managed to escape. One AK-57, 2 magazines, one grenade, 47 rounds of ammunition, 3 bags with clothes, one mobile and 2 SIM cards were recovered from the spot.

Assam CM asks police, security forces to intensify ops against militants

Guwahati, Aug 6 (IBNS): Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday asked the police and security forces to intensify operation against insurgent groups in the state.