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Namrup records 75% voter turnout

Polling concluded peacefully in the  three  panchayats - Kachari Pathar, Namrup and Santipur Panchayat - with 75 percent voter turnout.

Situation became tense when more than 50 voters were deprived from voting in Santipur. 

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Gogoi admits 2014 voter list

10 Aug 2015 - 12:35pm | AT News

Chief minister Tarun Gogoi on Monday made it plain and simple that his government wants 2014 voter list as one of the supportive documents to update the national registrar of citizens.

Responding to the legislators who asked him to clear his position, Gogoi said that the list would be required if the documents earlier announced by the Supreme Court are not available for an indigenous citizen.

He said that his government has already moved the Supreme Court for consideration which has not so far rejected the affidavit.

Indian Army to protect wildlife in Assam

29 Jul 2008 - 7:45pm | Ritupallab Saikia
The increase in the number of killing of rhinos by the poachers is a matter of great concern for the people of Assam. The failure of the forest department to preserve the wildlife and to protect the world famous one horned rhinos from the poachers has compelled the Assam government to seek the assistance of Indian Army. Therefore a memorandum of understanding was signed between the state government and the army in this regard in the month of June. Accordingly the eight brigades of army scattered all over the Assam will conduct operation in various wildlife reserves and national parks of Assam such as Nameri, Orang, Pabitora, Manah, Sonai, Rupai, Kaziranga etc. to protect the wildlife from falling prey to the poachers and to ceck the encroachments in these forest reserves. For this army has formed a special wildlife brigade. Such operations will be conducted under a Brigadier rank officer of the army. Army will also assist the forest department to implement various sections of Wildlife Protection Act. The operations in Kaziranga National Park will be conducted by the army brigade stationed at Jorhat.

No dearth of excuse to delay NRC

20 Feb 2018 - 9:55pm | AT New Delhi

NEW DELHI: Both Delhi and Dispur were left red faced in Supreme court on Tuesday as the apex court refused to give more time to complete NRC because of the panchayat polls.

A division bench of the country’s top court comprising Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice RF Narimon asked the NRC authority to ensure that the process to update NRC must not suffer because of the rural body polls.

Later  talking to reporters, AASU adviser Dr Samujjal Bhattacharya said that the government tried to extend the period to complete NRC in the name of panchayat polls which the court foiled.

“We have full faith on the Supreme Court. Whatever is completing is only at the intervention of this highest judicial institution,” said Dr Bhattacharya.

Before that the court asked the Registrar General of India and NRC coordinator in Assam to publish the second draft on May 31 and to publish the final NRC draft on June 30.

It further rejected the prayer to replace Prateek Hajela as coordinator and to recruit an extra coordinator.