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CM makes aerial survey

Chief minister Tarun Gogoi made an aerial survey in Goalpara and Kamrup(rural) district on Friday. But he could not land in the flood relief camps because of the inclement weather.

He had to wrap up his survey within 45 minutes. The chief minister has asked the authorities to ensure speedy relief and rescue operation in the worst-hit Goalpara and Kamrup(rural) district.

The recurrence of incessant rains is likely to worsen the flood waters on  Friday afternoon.



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Protest erupts in Namrup

13 May 2018 - 2:31pm | Akshaya Pranab Kalita

NAMRUPSimmering protest erupts in Namrup on Sunday when people thronged in thousands in the heart of the industrial town opposing the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 that promises Indian citizenship for the Hindu immigrants from the non Muslim neighbours.


Led by several influential organizations at Namrup Tiniali, the protesters burnt the effigies of prime minister Narendra Modi, chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal, power minister Tapan Gogoi and rail minister Rajen Gohain alleging their support to the Bill.      

Dibrugarh AASU education secretary Abani Kumar  Gogoi said, “it pains us to see how the Chief minister has been keeping mum who once pledged to detect and deport the outsiders. Isn’t it a case a cheating Assam and its people. If the Bill is passed, we will have to keep seeing how the outsiders would be able to settle here. “

The protesters further shouted slogans against the government for the move to roll out red carpet to the Hindu outsiders and warned the government of dire consequences if the move is not halted.   

Apart from AASU, the protesters  from BVFCL Fertilizer Swarmik Union, BVFCL Fertilizer Workers Union, APL Workers Union, All Assam Yuba Chatra Parishad, Namrup Lekhika Samaruh Samiti, Bihu Huraikhya Committee, Gramya Union Sangha ,  Samanaya Mahila Samiti , Namrup Press and Society Club , Namrup Business Association, Tai Ahom Student Union, AGP Namrup Regional Committee, AGP Yuba Parishad Namrup joined it.

AAMEF welcomes SC verdict on Majithia Wage Boards: Demands implementation in Assam

13 Feb 2014 - 9:59pm | Nava Thakuria

All Assam Media Employees Federation (AAMEF) welcomes the recent landmark judgment of the Supreme Court of India upholding the constitutionality of the Majithia Wage Board for journalist & non-journalist media employees. 

The three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice P. Sathasivam and consisting of Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Shivkirti Singh has dismissed all 14 petitions filed by some newspaper owners of the country. The apex court rejected all contentions of the employers including the procedures adopted by the Wage Boards for preparing the recommendations.

AAMEF president Hiten Mahanta and general secretary Keshab Kalita, in a statement issued to the media, advocated for  full implementation of various recommendations of the Majithia Wage Board in every media houses of Assam.

Extending gratitude to  the Assam Tribune group for implementing the wage board recommendations first time in the country,  the AAMEF urged all media houses to follow the initiatives. The AAMEF also appealed to the State government to take necessary steps to get the wage board implemented an all newspapers houses in Assam.

Handloom exhibiton at Dudhnoi

7 Dec 2012 - 4:23pm | Bidyut Sarkar

Department of Handloom & Textiles, Goalpara has organised a district-level handloom exhibition at Dudhnoi Public playground. Apart from local exhibitors, participants from various other districts are also taking part in the event.