A woman died of electrocution when she was trying to charge her mobile phone in Kamrup (Rural) district on Friday. The incident took place in the morning in Pitambar Hat Bajali village, when the woman jolted as she put the mobile charger to the switch and fell unconscious in her house of the district. Identified as Lalita Kumar, she was rushed to the Rangiya Civil Hospital hospital where she was declared brought dead.
Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi is likely to reshuffle his cabinet. According to top sources, the reshuffle is expected in between August 20 and 25. Two cabinet ministers are likely to be dropped. A former minister is likely to be inducted. Congress high command is understood to have issued a letter to the chief minister ordered the ministries to be reshuffled within this month.
The reshuffle is the fall out of a rift between Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and a Cabinet minister of the state government Dr Himanta Biswa Sarmah.
The Assam government writes to the Centre seeking 64 additional tribunals to fast track the deportation of the Bangladeshi immigrants. In a letter to home ministry, Dispur has asked for more than five extra tribunals in Dhubri, Goalpara, Nagaon, Barpeta, Cachar and Sonitpur and one each in Chirang, Baksa and Udalguri districts. The has 36 foreigner tribunals that are yet to dispose of about 3.13 lakh cases. Notably, the state has been witnessing decadal growth of a particular community in 11 out of 27 districts.