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Assam gets Rs 1449 crore as crude oil royalty at pre-discounted price; CM receives cheques from OIL, ONGC

New Delhi, August 4: Fulfilling the demands of the people of Assam, the Centre today facilitated the release of crude oil royalty at pre-discounted price when Oil India Limited and Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited handed over two cheques worth Rs. 1449.88 crore to Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal at a function held at Assam Bhawan in New Delhi today. It may be mentioned that with the payment of differential royalty by OIL and ONGC, Assam has been entitled to crude oil royalty at pre- ...

Hrishikesh Goswami assumes office as Media Adviser to CM

Dispur, August 3: Hrishikesh Goswami assumed his office as Media Adviser to Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal. Goswami formally joined today amidst the presence of media persons, a host of officials and well-wishers at his office situated at Chief Minister Block at Assam Secretariat. He sought the cooperation of the media persons and officials in his endeavour to bring the administration closer to the people. Goswami holds the status of Secretary to Government of Assam

MAX Cement contributes Rs 5 lakh to CM's Relief Fund

Dispur, August 3: Max Cement contributed Rs 5 lakh to Chief Minister's Relief Fund for the flood affected people. Managing Director of Max Cement, Vineet Agarwal formally handed over the cheque to Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal at his office chamber here today. MD Agarwal also apprised the Chief Minister that his company is engaged in providing relief materials to the flood affected people. The Chief Minister thanked Agarwal for his company's generous gesture for the flood affected ...

CS, DGP, PCCF contribute one month's salary to CM's Relief Fund for flood affected

Dispur, August 3: Chief Secretary VK Pipersenia contributed one month's salary to the Chief Minister's Relief Fund for the flood affected people of the State. The Chief Secretary formally handed over the cheque to Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal at his office chamber at Assam Secretariat here today. Director General of Police, Mukesh Sahay and Principal Chief Conservator of Forest, Darash Mathur also contributed one week's salary to the Chief Minister's Relief Fund. They formally ...

Felicitation cum Farewell function for North East Haj pilgrims 'Humanism essence of all religions'

Dispur, August 3: The first batch of 300 Haj pilgrims from Assam and the North East will leave for the holy city of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia tomorrow. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal gave a warm send off to the first batch of Haj pilgrims from the State and the North East at a Felicitation cum Farewell function organised by North East Haj Pilgrims Reception Committee at Haji Musafirkhana in Guwahati here today. The Chief Minister wished the pilgrims safe journey and smooth performance of Haj ...

Chief Minister Shri Sarbananda Sonowal assesses preparedness for U-17 FIFA World Cup

Dispur, August 2: After successfully holding major national and international sporting events, Guwahati will play the host of Under-17 FIFA World Cup and Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal according top priority to the event conducted a review meeting to assess the State's preparedness for the event. The meeting which held at the conference room of Assam Secretariat on Tuesday evening was a part of a series of events, Chief Minister Sonowal has been taking to streamline the available sporting ...

Seven oil companies contribute to Chief Minister's Relief Fund

Dispur, August 2: Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), Oil India Limited (OIL), Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL), Gas Authority of India Limited and Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) together contributed Rs. 15 crore to Chief Minister's Relief Fund. Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan took a special initiative under the guidance of Prime ...

'Tea community must accord priority to education': CM

Dispur, July 31: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said the tea tribe community must accord priority to education if it wants to forge ahead on different fronts. "Knowledge is power and without it you cannot become a powerful person in society. The tea community must realise it and give importance to educating their sons and daughters so that can climb up the ladder of success and make a mark in society. It augurs well that things are now changing for the better and students of tea tribe ...

CM for constitution of Embankment Protection Committee to avert disaster

Dispur, July 30: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal directed Chief Secretary VK Pipersenia to constitute Embankment Protection Committee to avert breaches in any embankment. At a high level meeting at his office conference room here yesterday evening, Chief Minister Sonowal said the Embankment Protection Committee to be constituted comprising engineers, experts, youth organisations, NGOs, clubs and socio-cultural organisations will help to avert breaches in embankment with timely intervention ...

Chief Minister inaugurates Water Resources Workshop Experts, engineers have to play pivotal role in finding permanent solution to flood and erosion problems

Dispur, July 30: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said the State needs a comprehensive water resources management policy and latest technology and know-how to find a permanent solution of the flood and erosion problems in the State. Towards this end, experts and engineers have to play a pivotal role. Inaugurating a Workshop on 100-Day Agenda of Water Resources Department at Assam Water Research and Management Institute at Basistha in Guwahati today, Chief Minister Sonowal said river experts ...