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CM condoles death of eminent artiste Nikunjalata Mahanta

Dispur, August 8: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal condoled the death of eminent artiste, lyricist and educationist Nikunjalata Mahanta. In a condolence message here today, Chief Minister Sonowal said the contributions made by Nikunjalata Mahanta in the realms of music and education will be remembered for all time to come. "Her bihu songs, borgeet and biyanaam compositions have enriched the cultural firmament of our State and touched the inner chord of one's heart. Her death is an irreparable ...

CM takes stock of law and order situation in Kokrajhar; asks security agencies to act sternly against terrorists

Dispur, August 7: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal visited Kokrajhar on Sunday to take stock of the situation arising out of Friday's terror attack which claimed 14 lives. Chairing a Strategy Group meeting of the Unified Command at Kokrajhar Circuit House today, Chief Minister Sonowal directed the police, the Army, the CRPF and other para-military forces to deal with the latest violence in Kokrajhar with stern action. "Vigil should be stepped up to foil the sinister designs of anti-national ...

CM visits GMCH to see injured

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal visited Guwahati Medical College and Hospital to inquire into the health condition of those injured in Kokrajhar incident. The Chief Minister went around the wards and ICU to take stock of the health condition of the injured persons who were brought from Kokrajhar to GMCH yesterday. Altogether five people are presently undergoing treatment at GMCH. Sonowal directed the health authorities to provide the best of medical care and treatment to the injured ...

NDFB(S) directly involve in Kokrajhar violence: CM

Dispur, August 6: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that the direct involvement of NDFB(S) in the Kokrajhar violence has been unearthed following unearthing of vital information. In a statement here today, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, who also holds the home portfolio, said NDFB (S) has been directly involved in the latest Kokrajhar violence with the police laying hands on vital information and contact numbers from the gunned down terrorist. Sonowal said the involvement of other ...

CM hands over appointment letter to slain Agriculture officer's son

Dispur, August 6: The Government of Assam appointed Mausam Pathak, son of late Gadapani Pathak, as Assistant Engineer in the Assam State Agriculture Marketing Board. Gadapani Pathak, an officer with the State Agriculture Department, was killed by miscreants a few years ago. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal formally handed over the appointment letter to Swarnalata Pathak, mother of Mausam, at his office chamber here today

Security tightened; four companies deployed at Kokrajhar CM asks security agencies to intensify operation against terrorists

Dispur, Aug.6: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal asked the Police and security forces to intensify operation against insurgent groups in the State. Chief Minister Sonowal said the Government would come down heavily on the terrorists and insurgent outfits out to create law and order problem in the State. "Ours is a zero tolerance approach towards terrorism. And our Government is fully committed to ensuring the protection to life and property of the people," he said. With a view to bolstering ...

CM requests Centre for starting multi-skilling centres

New Delhi, August 5: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday requested Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajiv Pratap Rudy for setting up Multi-Skilling Centres in Assam and augment the State Government's efforts in creating employment avenues for the youths of the State. Chief Minister Sonowal who called on Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy at the latter's office at Shivaji Stadium Annexe in New Delhi ...

CM mourns passing away of noted litterateur Mahim Bora; full State honours to be accorded

Dispur, August 5: The Government of Assam has accorded full State honours to noted litterateur and former President of Asam Sahitya Sabha, Mahim Bora who passed away at GNRC Hospitals in Guwahati on Friday morning. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal directed Chief Secretary VK Pipersenia to make all necessary arrangements for according full State honours to the eminent litterateur. Meanwhile, in a message, Chief Minister Sonowal condoled the death of Bora, saying he was a well known literary ...

CM condemns dastardly attack in Kokrajhar; asks DGP to put DCs, SPs on high alert

Dispur, Aug. 5: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal highly condemned the dastardly attack on innocent people by terrorists at Balajan Tinali in Kokrajhar town today which resulted in deaths of 12 people and injury to scores. Terming the indiscriminate firing on innocent people as 'cowardly and dastardly', Chief Minister Sonowal warned that the militants would be dealt with very sternly. "We will not tolerate any threat from any group. The Government will not bow to any pressure while tackling ...

Sonowal meets PM Modi - Seeks intervention for declaring flood as national problem

New Delhi, August 5: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Parliament House and made a strong pitch for his personal intervention in State Government's bid to bail the State out of the recurring floods and erosion that have had a crippling effect on the demography and economy of the State. Chief Minister Sonowal, who is in the National Capital for the last two days, met Prime Minister Modi and sought his help for the State to deal with floods and ...