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CBI likely to quiz channel CEO

 The Central Bureau of Investigation probing the multi crore Saradha scam is preparing to quiz a circle of political leaders and businessmen who were believed to have taken crores of rupees from Sudipto Sen.

According to sources, the first one to be quizzed is the chief executive officer of an Assamese news channel who help the channel owner got several crores of rupees to be invested. Others in the list include a former Union minister, two MLAs. 

These are likely to be taken to Kolkata office of the CBI for interrogation in full view of Saradha chief Sudipto Sen who in his purported letter to CBI named five prominent persons from Assam who took money from him.

CBI has already quizzed Manoranjana Sinh who took money from him to invest in a news channel to be shot down last year. //

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Maternal death reduces in Nagaon district

18 May 2012 - 12:26pm | editor

In the year 2011-12, 71 maternal deaths were reported in Nagaon district. As per Annual Health Survey 2010-11, the MMR (maternal mortality ratio) is 367 per 1,00,000 live births as compared to 440 of the RRC-NE, 2009 survey. The reduction in maternal death in Nagaon is possible because of many initiatives of NRHM. Deployment of Skilled Birth Attendance trained GNM/ANM, EmoC trained Doctor, launching of 108 Services, Mamoni, JSSK and Adaroni Scheme are few of them. Particularly it is possible for increase in Antenatal care (ANC) of pregnant women. In the year 2010-11 ANC figures were only 45637 and gradually in the year 2011-12 it has gone up to 48454 .The Govt. of Assam has put extra efforts to develop healthcare infrastructure and bridge the geographical access gap by construction of new health facilities and upgradation of PHCs to 24x7 PHCs.


According to the World Health Organization (WHO), "A maternal death is defined as the death of a woman while pregnant or within 42 days of termination of pregnancy, irrespective of the duration and site of the pregnancy, from any cause related to or aggravated by the pregnancy or its management but not from accidental or incidental causes” .


For reducing maternal death the main goal of NRHM, department is popularizing Janani -Suraksha –Yojana (JSY) Scheme among the women through various mass media tool like street play, handbill, miking, etc since inception of the mission. As a result the Institutional deliveries in Nagaon district has also increases tremendously. In the year 2010-11 total 39336 nos of women delivered their baby in the government hospital and in the year 2011-12 the figure gone up to 44490. It is noticed that JSY has expedited the institutional delivery rate in the district and by brining expected mothers to health institutions.


As of now, nagaon has 6 First Referral Units (FRU), 1 District Hospital, 5 Community Health Centre’s (CHC), 32 MPHCs, 23 State Dispensary (SD), 5 Subsidiary Health Centre’s (SHC) and 361 Sub Centers (SC) , 1901 ASHA and 196 ASHA Supervisors, which can made a tremendous impact in increasing institutional delivery.


Maruf Alom, Nagaon

Massive waterlogging in Guwahati

18 Jun 2014 - 7:25am | AT News

Normal life in parts of Guwahati remains heavily disrupted following the massive waterlogging hours after a heavy downpour lashed the city on Tuesday night.

Vehicles refused to ply on the RG Baruah Road from Tuesday night because of the artificial flood resulting in the huge traffic snarl on the GS Road till Wednesday morning .

Worst areas include Zoo road, Chandmari, Noonmati, Nabin Nagar, Anil Nagar where floodwaters have caused immense inconvenience    till Wednesday morning..

Sonapur to shine with UNO centre, golf course

12 Mar 2012 - 4:42pm | editor


Good news for Sonapur. The local residents in the tiny and beautiful spot in the outskirt of Guwahati have reasons to cheer.


Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has proposed a UNO research centre in his budget table in the Assembly on Monday.


Apart from this, the chief minister announced a new golf course in this place.