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SC reserves ruling on NRC documents

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its ruling on the validity of panchayat documents in the ongoing process to update the National Registrar of Citizens as it heard a set of 19 petitions relating to it.

A division bench of the country's top court comprising Justice Ranjan Gogoiand Justice F Nariman heared the petitions onthe validity and competency of the panchayat certificates as supportive documents to update NRC.

It further heard a few other petitions relating to NRC. But did not cleared any ruling. The court is expected to pass the judgment on Thursday.

The top court, further, is expected to hear the Centre's petition for extending the deadline to July 31,2018 instead of December 31,2018.

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Blankets distributed in Kokrajhar

Madhav Prasad Sarma, Kokrajhar DC giving away blanket to a beneficiary at a programme in Kokrajhar, on Wednesday
27 Jan 2016 - 4:04pm | Hantigiri Narzary

A total of 12,179 blankets were distributed among beneficiaries of Kokrajhar east  at a programme held at Basic Training Centre in Kokrajhar today. 

Former minister and Kokrajhar east MLA Pramila Rani Brahma, Madhav Prasad Sarma, Kokrajhar Deputy Commissioner gave away the blankets, which were distributed under Chief Ministers' special scheme, 2015-16 from Handloom department. 

Brahma, in her speech said that the blanket have been distributed among needy beneficiaries of the constituency. 

"It will be benefitted for the poor and needy citizens among society. The govt has done good initiative to the welfare of the citizens, which have been distributing in the constituency", she said. 

Sarma said that the blankets which are reached through line department of Handloom in the district would be helped for needy peoples. 

 

AASU torch rally against land deal

8 May 2015 - 9:38pm | Hantigiri Narzary

Hundreds of students activists from Kokrajhar district unit of AASU carried out a torch light rally in protest against land swap deal on land boundary agreement this evening in Kokrajhar town.

The rally was started from Aasu office near Rajmela ground via RNB road, DC office, Santinagar and concluded at same point. 

The students activist shouted slogans against deal and demanded deal should be rethink and cancelling for the greater interest of the state. 

The union strongly slammed CM Taunton Gogoi and termed Gogoi has sold Assam land to Bangladesh as he has supported to the deal

New BJP president in Assam

17 Dec 2016 - 1:10pm | AT News

After months of hectic confabulations the central BJP leadership have appointed senior party leader Ranjit Das as the state unit president of Assam. Dad, who is out of station, is currently the Speaker of the state legislative assembly. Talking to Assam Times senior BJP leaders said that Dutta will resume office as soon as he reaches Guwahati. Then the party would have to propose a legislator to take over as the Speaker.