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21-Oct-2020 Guwahati

Assam's Kaziranga National Park opens for tourists

After around seven months, Assam's world-famous Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve was on Wednesday opened for visitors for this season.Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, who ceremonially opened the park at a function held at Mihimukh (Kohora range),...

22-Sep-2020 New Delhi/Guwahati

Narendra Modi addresses the convocation of IIT, Guwahati

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the convocation of IIT, Guwahati through video-conferencing today.Quoting the saying ज्ञानम् विज्ञान सहितम् यत्  ज्ञात्वा मोक्ष्यसे अशुभात्। the Prime Minister elaborated that all the knowledge including science...

27-Jul-2019 Guwahati

Assam CM to push for development of India-B'desh border

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday said he will approach the Central government to develop the India-Bangladesh border at Karimganj in line with the India-Pakistan border at Wagah to attract tourists as well as promote nationalistic sentiment.The...

14-Jun-2019 New Delhi

Assam CM meets Amit Shah and Rajnath, discusses state's issues

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday met Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and discussed various issues of his state with them.In his over 15-minute meeting with Shah, Sonowal briefed him about the situation in Assam,...

05-Apr-2019 Ahatguri (Assam)

Will deport infiltrators in 5 years: Amit Shah

BJP President Amit Shah on Friday said that though the BJP-led NDA government had started the process of identifying illegal infiltrators in Assam through the National Register of Citizens (NRC), it will send them back in the next five years.Addressing a...

30-Mar-2019 Moran (Assam)

India happy with surgical strike, not Congress : Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that the whole country was happy with India's bombing of the terrorist camp in Pakistan but not the Congress and also the terrorists."The Indian armed forces for the first time killed the terrorists in their own...

16-Jan-2019 Guwahati

Won't betray Assamese on citizen bill : Sarbananda Sonowal

Amid the growing chaos over Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday reiterated that he is not going to betray the Assamese people."The people of Assam have made me Chief Minister with lots of trust and confidence....

14-Jan-2019 New Delhi

Sarbananda Sonowal and Bodo leaders meet the Union Home Minister

A delegation from Assam led by the Chief Minister  Sarbananda Sonowal met the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi this weekend. The delegation included Shri Himanta Biswa Sarma, Senior Minister in Government of Assam and some other BJP...

10-Dec-2018 Guwahati

Financial assistance for Assam movement victims : Sarbananda Sonowal

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday said the government will provide one-time financial assistance of Rs 2 lakh to everyone who suffered bullet injuries during the Assam movement.Addressing a gathering on the occasion of "Shahid Diwas" (martyr's...

02-Oct-2018 Guwahati

Assam CM pays tributes to Gandhiji, installs tallest flag pole

Assam on Tuesday paid rich tributes to Mahatma Gandhi on his 149th birth anniversary, with Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal dedicating one of India's tallest flag poles to mark the occasion at Gandhi Mandap in Guwahati."Gandhiji's philosophy on non-violence,...

12-Sep-2018 Darranga (India-Bhutan Border)

Sarbananda Sonowal opens trade centre along India-Bhutan border

In a bid to strengthen bilateral trade between Assam and Bhutan, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday inaugurated Indo-Bhutan Border Trade Centre at Darranga in Tamulpur of Baksa district.With the inauguration of this centre, the volume...

03-Mar-2018 Guwahati

Sarbananda Sonowal for job-driven curriculum for higher education

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday advocated research-based employment-driven curriculum for higher education that was restructured every five years to keep in tune with the changing times.The Chief Minister said this after holding a review...

18-Feb-2018 Guwahati

Assam forest personnel get sophisticated arms

The fight against wildlife crimes, including poaching of one-horned rhinos, got a boost on Sunday when Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal distributed modern and sophisticated weapons to forest personnel.The government has procured 272 INSAS rifles,...

28-Jan-2018 Guwahati

Foundation stone for airport terminal laid in Guwahati

Union Civil Aviation Minister P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Sunday laid the foundation stone for a terminal at the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport here.The new Integrated Terminal Building, to be built at an estimated cost of Rs 1,232 crore,...

29-Dec-2017 Majuli (Assam)

Nitin Gadkari flags off cargo transport through Brahmaputra

Aiming to give a boost to the inland water transport sector in the North-East, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday flagged off regular cargo transportation through waterways from Pandu Port near Guwahati to Dhubri along the Indo-Bangladesh border.Speaking...

29-Dec-2017 Majuli

No More Shrinkage of Majuli Island : Nitin Gadkari

Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Road Transport & Highways and Shipping Shri Nitin Gadkari has expressed the hope that on successful implementation of various scheme under protection of majuli island from flood...

19-Dec-2017 Bangalore

Sarbananda Sonowal pitches for investments from Karnataka in Assam

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday urged entrepreneurs and industrialists in Karnataka to invest in his northeastern state, as it is the springboard for India's Act East Policy."Though our state is in the northeast, it is strategically located...

07-Dec-2017 Kolkata

Border Protection Grid to be set up in Border States : Rajnath Singh

Rajnath Singh chaired a meeting with the Chief Ministers of the Indo-Bangladesh Border (IBB) States, in Kolkata today The Home Minister, giving highest priority to making borders secure, had earlier conducted border specific review meetings for Indo-China, Indo-Myanmar,...

05-Dec-2017 Guwahati

Northeast's tourism hurdles will end : K.J. Alphons

Union Minister of State for Tourism K.J. Alphons on Tuesday assured that he will take up at proper level the issue of northeastern states being kept as Level II destinations by many countries.He also said that he would look into the issue of having direct...

04-Dec-2017 Guwahati

Assam cabinet panel to examine 3 tribes' case for Sixth Schedule

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday announced setting up of a Cabinet sub-committee with a mandate to carry out feasibility study for inclusion of Rabha, Tiwa and Mising communities under the Constitution's Sixth Schedule which makes special...

27-Nov-2017 Kolkata

ULFA is history, says Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday said the strength of the United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA), a separatist outfit, is "no more" and there is "no law and order problem" in the state."There is no law and order problem in the state and it...

25-Nov-2017 Kolkata

Ready to go to jail if I commit something wrong : Sarbananda Sonowal

Emphasising the anti-corruption drive initiated by his government, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday said nobody will be spared and even he is ready to go to the jail if he commits something wrong."Our CID or vigilance department questioned several...

18-Nov-2017 Guwahati/Silchar

Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurates Namami Barak festival

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday inaugurated the Namami Barak festival at Silchar, Karimganj and Hailakandi in the state's Barak Valley region.He also announced construction of three new bridges over Barak river and a helipad in the region...

09-Nov-2017 Guwahati

Given police free hand to act against corruption : Sarbananda Sonowal

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday said his government has given full autonomy to the police to act against corruption and they are free to take action even against the Chief Minister."We have started a war against corruption and it will continue,"...

06-Nov-2017 Guwahati

Logo of Youth Women's World Boxing Championship launched

Assams famed one-horned rhino was unveiled as the official mascot of the 2017 AIBA Youth Womens World Boxing Championship in a glittering ceremony here on Monday.Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Boxing Federation of India President Ajay Singh also...

05-Nov-2017 Guwahati

Assam CM asks police to help forest officials in tackling poaching

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday asked police chiefs of districts surrounding the Kaziranga to assist the Forest Department in containing the menace of poaching after after three rhinos including a calf were killed inside the famous national...

30-Oct-2017 Guwahati

Sarbananda Sonowal allays fears over updation of citizens' register

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday reiterated that genuine Indian citizens need not worry about exclusion of their names during the updation of National Register of Citizens, and accusing some sections of trying to spread a misinformation campaign."Those...

28-Oct-2017 Guwahati

Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurates first Guwahati international film fest

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said on Saturday the government will establish one drama school for preserving the state's theatrical traditions even as he said there are plans to make the ongoing international film festival an annual event.The Chief...

26-Oct-2017 Guwahati

Connect Asean capitals from Guwahati: Sarbananda Sonowal urges Raju

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday requested Union Minister for Civil Aviation Ashok Gajapathi Raju to extend the UDAN scheme to Guwahati to connect the capitals of Asean and South Asian countries.Sonowal met Raju in Delhi and said Guwahati...

24-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Sarbananda Sonowal promotes global investors summit

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday invited potential investors to participate in Advantage Assam, the first ever global investors summit to be held in the Northeast, saying his state can now be termed as the land of potentialities, possibilities...

21-Oct-2017 GGuwahati

No one will be allowed to distort Assam's map: Sarbananda Sonowal

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday reiterated his government's position that the map of the state will not be allowed to be distorted at any cost and that the territorial integrity of the state will be protected.While speaking at a public...

16-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Guwahati to be made gateway to southeast Asia : Sarbananda Sonowal

In sync with the Centre's Act East Policy, Guwahati, the largest city in northeastern India, will be developed as the gateway to southeast Asia, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said here on Saturday."Guwahati has always been seen as the gateway...

03-Jun-2017 Agartala

Assam CM inaugurates MODI fest in Left-ruled Tripura

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday opened a three-day MODI (Making of Developed India) festival in Left-ruled Tripura to mark the completion of three years' of the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre.Accompanied by BJP's Tripura unit President...

01-May-2017 Guwahati

Jayant Sinha meets Sonowal seeking land for aerotropolis

Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha on Monday proposed to build an aerotropolis in Assam which would bring huge benefits to the region in terms of civil aviation and air connectivity.Sinha said this to Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal...

18-Apr-2017 Guwahati

Terrorism, Insurgency are anti-development : Venkaiah Naidu

Minister for Information & Broadcasting,  M Venkaiah Naidu has said that the Skill development would be a priority area for the Ministry of I&B in the overall communication approach for the North Eastern Region. This would complement the Government’s...

04-Apr-2017 Guwahati

India to dredge Brahmaputra from Assam to Chittagong : Nitin Gadkari

Union Minister of Roads, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday said the central government will dredge the Brahmaputra river from Sadia in Assam to Chittagong port in Bangladesh, for which necessary formalities with the Bangladesh government have...

02-Apr-2017 Guwahati

People should have freedom to choose religion : Dalai Lama

Opposing religious conversion, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Sunday said forcible conversion is not good but people should have the freedom to change their religion voluntarily."Basically, whether you accept a religion or not is up to that particular...

31-Mar-2017 Guwahati

Assam's progress will impact Bhutan : Tshering Tobgay

Bhutan's Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay on Friday said the progress of Assam and India's northeast region will impact neighbouring countries like Bhutan and Bangladesh.He also recalled the over a century-old cooperation between the people of Assam and Bhutan.Tshering...

31-Mar-2017 Guwahati

Pranab Mukherjee inaugurates Namami Brahmaputra festival in Assam

President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday inaugurated a five-day Namami Brahmaputra river festival here in Assam and suggested that the state government make it a regular event.Mukherjee inaugurated the programme by lighting a ceremonial lamp at the Kachamari Ghat...

26-Mar-2017 Guwahati/New Delhi

Assam CM meets Rajnath, discusses security issues

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday asked Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to order that the Indo-Bangladesh border fencing, including in the riverine section, be completed at the earliest.Sonowal, who called on Rajnath Singh at his residence...

10-Mar-2017 Agartala

TMC's Tripura unit former chief joins BJP

The Trinamool Congress's Tripura unit former chief Surajit Datta on Friday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the presence of Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and other senior leaders."I have joined the BJP to strengthen the struggle to dislodge...

17-Feb-2017 Guwahati

Assam CM flags off Astha Circuit Train from Kamakhya

In a bid to connect important pilgrimage destinations of eastern India with the northeast at cheapest available rates, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Union Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain jointly flagged off Astha Circuit Train...

19-Jan-2017 Guwahati

Sarbananda Sonowal launches housing scheme for poor

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday launched the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) to provide a secure house to every rural family.Sonowal formally launched the scheme at the Sarusojai Stadium here and said the initiative is a major step towards...

11-Jan-2017 Guwahati

Two-day Digidhan Mela inaugurated in Guwahati

The Assam Chief Minister  Sarbananda Sonowal, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh and Union Minister of...

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