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Assembly session from August 10

 Assam Governor PB Acharya has summoned a session of the Assam Assembly from August 10, 2015, Monday, from 9 am at the Assembly Chamber at Dispur. 

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Assam government will offer Artiste Pension to persons having outstanding contributions in the field of Art & Culture besides Special Family Pension to indigent families of persons who were already awarded Artiste pension for making spectacular contributions in the state’s cultural sphere and have unfortunately passed away.Applications will be received by Director of Cultural Affairs, Rabindra Bhawan, Guwahati, up to June 30 for consideration under the Assam Award of Pension to Artists and Special pension to their families. For further information on the format of application, etc. one may visit the website www.diprassam.gov.in
Assam minister of Revenue and Disaster Management Bhumidhar Barman and Minister of Water Resource, Basanta Das, along with other senior officials of the state, held a high level review meeting on flood situation on Wednesday. For further information, the State Emergency Operation Centre (Toll Free) Number 1070 and District Emergency Operation Centre (Toll Free) Number 1077 have been made available for the public. The meeting deliberated upon a host of issues ranging from mitigation measures, provision of relief and rescue materials besides taking stock of the extent of damages. In this regard, necessary instructions have been issued to the Deputy Commissioners of the affected...
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh at his Office in New Delhi and discussed with him to spruce up internal security mechanism including raising a new battalion for Assam.Gogoi also discussed with him the status of ceasefire agreement that the government has with different militant groups along with devising rehabilitation package for the surrendered militants. Moreover, Chief Minister Gogoi discussed with him the prevailing law and order of the state including other pending issues and requested the Home Minister to look into the matters for doing needful from the Centre. Gogoi also submitted a memorandum to the Home Minister.
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Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, who is on a visit to Bangladesh, will flag-off the Kolkata-Agartala-Dhaka Bus Service from Dhaka at 4.00 PM on Saturday. As instructed by Govt. of India, in line with this service, Assam State Transport Corporation (ASTC) will be starting the Guwahati-Dhaka Bus Service, which will be flagged–off at ISBT, Betkuchi, by Tarun Gogoi, Chief Minister of Assam, on Saturday at 5.00 PM in presence of VK Pipersenia, Chief Secretary of Assam, VS Bhaskar Addl. Chief Secretary to the Govt. of Assam, Transport, etc. along with other dignitaries. The bus will halt at Shillong on Saturday and will reach Dhaka day after. This was stated by K.N Chetia, Managing...
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