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EC Halts Transfer Of IAS, State Services Officers In Poll-Bound Assam

Ahead of the Assam assembly polls, the Election Commission on February 26 directed the state government to revoke the transfer of 12 IAS and six Assam Police Services officers. Reportedly, the Assam Government order came after EC declared the dates that lead to immediate enforcement of the Moral Code of Conduct. While Assam will witness three-phase assembly polls from March 27 to April 6, counting has been scheduled for May 2.

Sat, 27 Feb 2021 - 10:05 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: Assam, Election Commission, Assam election, IAS, IAS Officer

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Election Comission

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EC Reveals Poll Schedule For Bengal, Assam, TN, Kerala & Puducherry 

For four poll-bound states and one Union Territory, the Election Commission of India on February 26 announced the schedule. While Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Puducherry will have a single-phase election on April 6, Assam will have a three-phase election from March 27 to April 6. Meanwhile, the elections in West Bengal will be held in eight phases from March 27 to April 29. The votes for all states will be counted on May 2.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 - 06:35 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Elections, Assam, Puducherry, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal

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Representational photo: Flood in Assam.

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Amit Shah Vows To Make Assam Flood-Free In 5 Years

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on February 25 assured Assam that the BJP will make the state flood-free in next five years if it comes to power again. Addressing the rally at Nagaon district's Batadrava, Shah said that satellite mapping is underway to identify areas and construct lakes for diversion of water. Shah’s promise came after Congress-led opposition questioned PM Narendra Modi’s silence over Assam floods. Besides, Shah also assured to… read-more

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 - 11:45 AM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Union Home Minister, Amit Shah, Assam, Nagaon, Assam Flooda

Courtesy: Deccan Herald

Assam Disturbed Area

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Guv Declares Assam 'Disturbed Area' For 6 Months Ahead Of State Polls

Under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (AFSPA), the Governor of Assam on February 24 declared the state as a 'Disturbed area' for another 6 months. Reportedly, the order earlier imposed on August 28, 2020, was extended without mentioning a specific reason by Governor Jagdish Mukhi. However, the government officials cited increase in attacks and seizure of arms as the reason behind the move. Assam Assembly elections are slated for… read-more

Thu, 25 Feb 2021 - 09:15 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Assam, Disturbed area, Jagdish Mukhi, Assam Governor

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

militant surrenders with CM Sonowal

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1,040 Militants Surrender Before Assam CM Sonowal

Militants of five outfits, including PDCK top leader Ingti Kathar Songbijit and 1,039 others, surrendered in Assam on February 23. Songbijit, the former commander-chief of the banned National Democratic Front of Boroland, had been involved in massacres across the Bodoland Territorial Area Districts. Surrendering in presence of Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal, the militants laid down 338 weapons, including 58 AK-series rifles. Notably, the… read-more

Wed, 24 Feb 2021 - 10:15 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Assam, Militants, Assam CM, Surrender, Ingti Kathar Songbijit

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Black crane

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Assam Villager Spots Rare Black-Necked Crane Bird Near National Park

In a surprising event, rare black-necked Crane bird was spotted for the first time in the outskirts of Assam's Manas National Park. Reportedly, the species is known as 'Grus Nigricollis', a native to Tibetan plateau and are associated with Buddhist mythology. Tiken ray, a 34-year-old villager in Assam was the first to spot bird, later alerted the officials. Interestingly, the bird has been named Deu Korchon (God Crane) to increase awareness… read-more

Sun, 21 Feb 2021 - 05:27 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: Assam, Grus Nigricollis, Manas National park, rare species, crane, Deu Korchon

Courtesy: The Indian express

CAA Protests

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Assam's Student Union To Organize Protests During PM Modi's Visit

Assam's student organization AASU has said that it will hold protests on February 22, the day on which PM Narendra Modi will be visiting the state. The All Assam Students Union (AASU) has alleged that the Centre has deceived Assamese people by not implementing Clause 6 of the Assam Accord. The clause promises to preserve and protect the cultural heritage of the state citizens. Besides, AASU demands to stop construction of big dams in Assam… read-more

Sun, 21 Feb 2021 - 12:30 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Assam, AASU, Student Union, anti-CAA protests, CAA

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PM To Initiate Work On India’s Longest Bridge Over Brahmaputra

PM Narendra Modi on February 18 will virtually lay the foundation stone for India's would-be longest bridge in Assam. The 19.282-km long four-lane bridge on NH-127B spanning across the Brahmaputra will connect Phulbari in Meghalaya to Dhubri in Assam. Reportedly, the strategic bridge would exponentially reduce travel time for people of both the states. Presumed to reach completion by 2026-27, the fifth bridge would require estimated spending… read-more

Wed, 17 Feb 2021 - 05:50 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: PM Modi, Assam, Brahmaputra River, Phulbari, Dhubri

Courtesy: The Hindu

Mandarin Duck

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Rare Mandarin Duck Witnessed In Assam's Wetlands After 118-Years

The Wildlife Trust survey team has spotted a rare Mandarin duck for the first in 118-years at the Assam’s Maguri-Motapung Beel. Reportedly, the rare white-winged duck, native to East-Asia was sighted in Assam’s Tinsukia district. Interestingly, the distinct duck, also found in Eastern Europe, nests in trees. Elated on its spotting after the Baghjan Oilfield fire, Ornithologists also claimed the accidental sighting might be due to the bird’s… read-more

Mon, 15 Feb 2021 - 12:43 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Mandarin Duck, Assam, Rare birds, Duck, Wildlife Trust India

Courtesy: India Times

Bamboo made bridge, Guwahati, Assam.

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Assam Creates Bamboo Foot-Over-Bridge To Boost Local Industry

To reflect the importance of bamboo and its industry in Assam, minister Himanta Biswas Sarma on February 14 inaugurated a foot-over-bridge made of bamboo in Guwahati's Khanapara. Built for convenient public-traverse across road, the unique bridge depicts Assam’s culture and livelihood. Moreover, the Centre is also planning to establish a Bamboo Industrial Park in Assam’s Dima Hasao region to magnify bamboo sector of the Northeast, which… read-more

Mon, 15 Feb 2021 - 11:03 AM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Assam, Guwahati, Khanapara, Bamboo Foot-over-bridge, Bamboo Sector

Courtesy: News18