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Dharna by Moran Students

Activists of various Moran organization under the banner of All Assam Moran Students' Union seen in confrontation during the 4 hour long dharna demanding Scheduled tribe and Autonomy for the Moran Community in front Secretariat at Dipsur Lastgate on the first day of the Assembly Budget Session at Guwahati on 03-03-08.

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Congress merged into regional party in Arunachal Pradesh

3 Mar 2016 - 8:18pm | AT News Itanagar

In a significant political development and also a major setback for the Congress party in Centre the newly formed congress government under the leadership of Kalikho Pul along with all other 29 congress legislators merged into lone regional political party of the Arunachal pradesh ‘People Party of Arunachal’ (PPA) here today.

After all formalities with Speaker and the Chairman PPA, Kameng Ringu at State Assembly CM Pul   congratulated the people of the state for having a second time regional political party under PPA. ‘No more pressure of Party high command or have to run Delhi for every decision, people have mandate us and we have to work and listen to them said Pul while assuring to carryon all the development activities in the state.

While responding to the query on what made him to take such bold decision to join PPA having an option to join BJP, Pul divulged that during last 13 months of tug of war for change in leadership and fight against corruption he met most of the big Central Congress leaders from Gulam Nabi Azad and Naraynasami to AICC Vice President Rahul Gandhi but they never heard the grievances instead supported those who illegitimately suspend, expelled and disqualify own congress workers, he reasoned.

Moreover, Cong Vice President, Rahul Gandhi said that with Mrs Sonia Gandhi, he will take decision on leadership, whereas as per norms CM is been choose by the legislators of the party, he added  while informing that BJP may continue their outside support or  also can be part of the government.

Speaking on the occasion, Chairman PPA K Ringu welcomed the new move and expecting new development in the state under Kalikho Pul leadership. ‘I have always been against High Command culture so I welcome this empowering decision of Pul & new PPA members and this  govt must ensure equitable growth of all tribes and regions without any caste creed or religion’ added Ringu.

Meanwhile, BJP legislature Party welcomes political merger of Congress MLAs led by Chief Minister Pul into PPA and also resolved to form an alliance with the newly formed PPA government. 'Since it’s a non-Congress govt, we will join the  government, however we will not bargain as the idea is only to work for betterment of the masses said BJP legislature Party leader, Tamlyo Taga.

 With this development, ‘Maize (PPA symbol) replaced Hand’ (congress symbol) once again in the frontier state of Arunachal Pradesh. This is the second time that lone regional party formed its government in the state after 1989.

Crucial budget session begins

1 Mar 2012 - 3:15pm | editor


Assam governor Janki Ballav Patnaik has opened the one month long budget session on Thursday. The session will have 15 working days. During the session, the budget is scheduled to be passed on March 28. The crucial Bills would be introduced in between March 1 and 16. Altogether 12 notices have been placed for introduction of bills. These include The Assam Kaziranga University Bill, 2012 and The Assam Venture Sanskrit and Pali Educational Institutions (Provincialisation of Services) Bill. The Irrigation Department has a new bill to be moved—The Assam Ground Water Control and Regulation Bill, 2012. The Administrative Reforms and Training Department also seeks to introduce the fresh bill -- The Assam Right to Public Services Bill, 2012.


Apart from these, six other bills are also set to be placed. Amendments to the existing ones on the provincialisation of the services of the college employees, town and country planning, municipal bodies, value added tax, tax on luxuries and the panchayat institutions.


Jail for Nido killers

4 Feb 2014 - 4:42pm | AT News

A local court in New Delhi on Tuesday sent the three miscreants accused in the murder of Nido Tania to jail hardly 24 hours after they were arrested.

But that’s not all. The north east students in the capital demand CBI probe into the allegations of police lapse. The student delegation told Union home minister Sushilkumar Shinde to institute a judicial probe into the allegations against the policemen on the spot.