The Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve situated in Assam, was opened for tourists on October 2. Reportedly, the park is partially open for keep safari in two ranges- Kaziranga Range, Kohora and Western Range in Bagori. The park was officially reopened for tourists this season (2022-23), by Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma and Sadhguru on September 23. Furthermore, CM Sarma also unveiled three rhino statues at Kaziranga’s Mihimukh.
The Assam government has announced to withdraw over 1,00,000 minor cases to reduce the burden on lower judiciary. The minor cases also those of criminal nature, and those filed over social media posts. Reportedly, around 4,50,000 cases are pending before the minor courts in Assam. This is done so that the judiciary can focus on bigger issues like rape, murder, etc.
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Assam's Directorate of Vigilance and anti-corruption caught Assistant Sub-Inspector Sabin Pal Das red-handed for demanding bribe, on August 7. The arrested took place after a complaint was filed at Matia police station, alleging that Das demanded bribe for mitigating pending cases. When the complainant found himself unable to pay the bribe, he filed a complaint. Further details are awaited.
Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma appeared before a court in Kamrup, to file his initial deposition in a defamation case filed against Delhi's deputy CM Manish Sisodia. The criminal defamation case was filed after Sisodia alleged that Assam government had given contracts to Sarma's wife's firm, to supply PPE kits above market rates. Earlier in June, Sarma's wife Riniki filed a Rs 100 crore civil defamation case on the same.
In Assam, 11 persons were arrested on July 28, for having alleged links with terror outfits. Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma said, "Bengaluru police have shared information regarding how the accused got funds from Bangladesh and their bank statements". Some of the arrested persons are suspected to have connections with Al-Qaeda in Indian Sub-… read-more
Amid the ongoing political crisis in Maharashtra, Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma invited his Maharashtra counterpart Uddhav Thackeray "for vacation" to Assam. The statement has come after CM Sarma was criticised for "hosting" Shiv Sena rebel MLAs. He countered such allegations and said that he cannot stop someone from entering into his state. "There are many good hotels in Assam. Anyone can come there and stay," said CM Sarma.
Assam's flood situation has deteriorated significantly, with seven more people killed in the catastrophe. Floods have displaced 45.34 lakh people across 30 districts. Himanta Biswa Sarma, the Chief Minister, declared that additional forces will be dispatched to Silchar to assist in the rescue of flood victims. 108… read-more
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Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma made aerial survey of the flood-hit Silchar district, on June 23. CM Sarma was accompanied by Silchar MP Dr Rajdeep Roy and Superintendent of Police, Cachar. Over a Tweet, he said that he will visit the flood-hit areas and talk to the locals. He further stated that he will "review the situation with Cachar district administration for expedition our relief efforts".
Assam CM's wife Riniki Bhuyan Sarma has filed a Rs 100 crore civil defamation suit against Delhi's deputy CM Manish Sisodia. The suit was filed under the civil judge court in Guwahati. The action has come after Sisodia alleged irregularities in supply of PPE kits from Riniki Sarma's company. He has also accused her of corruption. Countering the allegations, Riniki said, "I didn't take a single penny from the supply".
The flood situation in Assam's Cachar worsened, due to which, Indian Army, Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Relief Fund (SDRF) carried out rescue operations. On June 20, over 3,000 persons including children, pregnant, etc, were rescued by the teams. Assam CM Himanta Sarma said that the Indian Air Force carried one lakh litre petrol and diesel to Cachar… read-more