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    Our government has already rejected NRC: Himanta Biswa Sarma

    STAFF REPORTER GUWAHATI: 'The Assam Government has never accepted the NRC in the State. We even approached Union Home Minister Amit Shah to reject the entire NRC exercise. The reason is that there were lacunae in the manner the NRC exercise had been conducted. For instance, names of people have been included which have doubtful citizenship whereas names of many genuine citizens of...

    • 20 hrs ago
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    NRC will be implemented nationwide: Home Minister Amit Shah

    NEW DELHI: The National Register of Citizens (NRC) will be implemented nationwide, said Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, asserting that no person from any religion needs to be afraid of it. 'The NRC exercise is monitored by the Supreme Court. No religion has been targeted or isolated during the NRC exercise,' said Shah responding to a query of Congress leader...

    • 20 hrs ago
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    On what capacity has Finance Minister rejected the NRC?

    'The AASU has not rejected the updated NRC. We want that the updated citizens' register must be only re-examined and rectified.' STAFF REPORTER GUWAHATI: 'From where has he (State Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma) got the right to reject the NRC? Who has taken the decision in this regard? Is it the Central Cabinet or the State Cabinet or is it his (Himanta) personal decision? And on...

    • 20 hrs ago
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    Hoarding Unaccounted Cash High in Rs 2000 Notes, Claims Centre

    NEW DELHI: The Rs 2000 notes, released by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) post- November 2016 demonetization of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 banknotes, has now emerged as the favourite currency for hoarders who have used the high denomination notes to stash unaccounted cash. In a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that 43.22 per...

    • 21 hrs ago
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    Himanta Biswa Sarma Announced 'Arundhati Gold Scheme' for Newly-wed Women

    * Couples will have to fulfill some criteria STAFF REPORTER GUWAHATI: From January 2020, the State government will launch the 'Arundhati Gold Scheme'. This was announced by Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma here on Wednesday. An amount of Rs 300 crore has been earmarked in the Budget. From next fiscal, the amount will be hiked to Rs 800 crore. He further said that the...

    • 21 hrs ago
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    CCTOA demand withdrawal of ST (Scheduled Tribes) Bill

    STAFF REPORTER GUWAHATI: The Coordination Committee of the Tribal Organisations of Assam (CCTOA) has opposed the move of the Centre to bring the 'Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Bill-2019' in the current winter session of Parliament, and demanded that the bill be immediately withdrawn. The CCTOA will also bring out torch-light rallies and burn copies of the bill at every...

    • 21 hrs ago
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    The work could not be completed in all the bordering areas due to various factors: Tripura MP

    Completion of fencing at Bangladesh border hit AGARTALA/NEW DELHI: Fencing at various places along the India-Bangladesh border could not be completed due to numerous problems including objections by Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB), Tripura's Lok Sabha Member Pratima Bhoumik said on Wednesday quoting Union Minister of State of Home Affairs Nityanand Rai....

    • 22 hrs ago
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    Next Doklam could be in Arunachal Pradesh, warns MP

    NEW DELHI: Even as China objected to the visit of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to Arunachal Pradesh, a BJP member from the State told Parliament that China has encroached on around 60 km of the State's land and warned that the next Doklam could happen in the north-eastern State. BJP member Tapir Gao told Lok Sabha on Tuesday during zero hour that whenever President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime...

    • 2 days ago
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    APSC Cash-For-Job Scam: Trial Process Starts; Accused to get Scope for Self defence

    STAFF REPORTER GUWAHATI: The Special Court, Assam, in Guwahati has commenced the trial process into the 'Cash-for-Job' APSC (Assam Public Service Commission) scam. In this regard, the Court will furnish each of the accused with copies of those documents based on which the case is being investigated so that each of them can have a scope to come up with...

    • 2 days ago
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    Assam Cabinet approves 2020 Holiday List

    * Employees will enjoy 35 government holidays and 31 restricted holidays * Bamboo & Cane Policy approved to bring about green revolution * Free napkins to female employees STAFF REPORTER GUWAHATI: The Assam Cabinet on Tuesday approved the official holiday list for 2020. As per the list, over 5 lakh government employees will enjoy 35 official holidays and 31 restricted holidays next year.

    • 2 days ago

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