Yet another sensational robbery in Guwahati suggests utter lawlessness in the premier north eastern city. The incident took place on Saturday midnight where a gang of robbers armed with pistol and sharp weapons stormed into a courier service office in Gorchuk area. Then they tied the four employees with rope and looted Rs 11 lakh in cash before disappearing from the spot. Later policemen came and started the investigation.
Prime minister Monmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi are on a hurricane visit to Assam to take stock of the flood fury that claimed over 30 people during this month. Accompanied by chief minister Tarun Gogoi and PWD minister Ajanta Neog, Dr Singh and Gandhi, made an aerial survey from a chopper in Majuli, Sivasagar, Lakhimpur, Dhemaji and Kaziranga. After a brief halt, the duo left for Guwahati to assess the situation in lower Assam. The are expected to announce a special package for post-flood situation at a press conference in Guwahati before wrapping up the visit.
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal attended the 471st Janma Jayanti of Sri Sri Bodola Padma Ata and Ankiya Bhaona Samaroh at Sri Sri Jagannath Mandir in Dhing, Nagaon , on Tuesday. Sonowal announced Rs. 1 crore for construction work of Sri Sri Bodola Padma Ata Kalakshetra at Kaliabor.
Sonowal announced one time financial assistance of Rs 10 lakh for the development of Sri Sri Jagannath Mandir Sonali Khetra at Dhing.
He laid the foundation stone of a gate in Dimou Chariali leading to the Bardowa Than.
Sonowal also inaugurated the newly constructed Bharatratna Gopinath Bordoloi Memorial Museum in Raha and paid tribute to Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi on his 128th birthanniversary.
Further, he laid the foundation stone of Construction work of Raha-Barapujia Road and two bridges of Raha legislative constituency .