The State Election Commission (SEC) is gearing up for holding a free and fair panchayat polls in the state as the Gauhati High Court has cleared the decks.
According to information, the poll notification will be issued on November 29 and the model code of conduct will come into force.
The authority has already issued strict instructions to the district administrations for necessary arrangement to make the polls a free and fair.
The state poll panel will hold the election in three phases and the results are expected before January 15. But sources here say the voters will have to go with ballot papers instead of electronic voting machines (EVMs) in the polls.
The polls will elect as many as 242 zila parishad council (ZPC) members, 2,199 gaon panchayat (GP) presidents, 2,199 anchalic panchayat (AP) members and 21,990 gaon panchayat members.
Assam police on Tuesday got transit remand of Amar Jyoti Kalita a day after the main accused in the Guwahati molestation case was arrested in Varansi. Kalita was remanded to five days police custody when he was produced before a local court in Varansi on Tuesday in presence of a team of Assam police. Kalita would be brought back to Guwahati on Wednesday to be grilled in this connection. He and Gaurav Jyoti Neog, a reporter from a news channel filmed the molestation.
The Kamrup Chamber of Commerce demands withdrawal of tax on agricultural farming in the soon to be tabled state budget.
The major demand as steps to encourage the organic farming figured in the pre budget meeting with Chief Minister, Tarun Gogoi who is presenting state budget in the assembly on Monday.
KCC leaders told Gogoi that the withdrawal of tax on agriculture would will encourage investment in this sector.
KCC wish list include cold storage in all the districts. Citing examples in the West Bengal, the KCC leaders said the neighboring statehas over 500 cold storage and in Assam there is just 17 such storage.
The meeting stressed potato cultivation on the the river bank of Brahmaputra which remains fertile in between November to March.
The Tezpur Central University students took out a candle march on Sunday evening in protest against the rape of a 12-year-old girl in Margherita.
Nearly 300 students of the varsity participated in the silent march protest demanding exemplary punishment of the Buddhist monk.
It may be noted that a class 6 girl was brutally raped by a Buddhist monk named Indensa on August 3. The victim and her elder brother, residents of Jagun Lakhla village had visited the temple at Namdang to offer prayer when the incident took place.