The Assam government, that has made headlines with its advocacy of a two-child policy, may bring new legislation during next month’s budget session of the state assembly to enforce it widely. The law could make only those with up to two children eligible for government jobs and welfare schemes, official sources have said. Asked about plans for the law, Assam’s… Continue reading "Assam may bring law to enforce two-child policy from next month"
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will be interacting with field officials from States and Districts to converse about their experience in handling the pandemic at 11am on 18th May. Many of these districts have seen a huge surge in cases and widespread infection. The battle against COVID-19 across various States & Districts is being led at the cutting edge by… Continue reading "PM to interact with State and District officials across the country on COVID-19 management"
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has congratulated Shri Himanta Biswa Sarma and other Ministers on taking oath in Assam. In a tweet, The Prime Minister said: “Congratulations to @himantabiswa Ji and the other Ministers who took oath today. I am confident this team will add momentum to the development journey of Assam and fulfil aspirations of the people.” Shri… Continue reading "PM congratulates Shri Himanta Biswa Sarma on taking oath as Assam CM"
The Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC) pulled off a spectacular victory in a high-stakes electoral battle, trouncing BJP to form the government for a third consecutive term in West Bengal. As per the latest data from the Election Commission, TMC is on its course to win over 210 seats in a 294-member Assembly, while BJP is likely to win 77… Continue reading "TMC to form government in West Bengal for third time"
Amid a political outcry and trading of charges, the Election Commission on Friday ordered suspension of four polling personnel in Ratabari (SC) assembly constituency in Assam after they violated EVM transport protocol by hitching a ride with machines following Thursday’s polling in a private car belonging to the wife of a BJP candidate from another constituency. The EC said the personnel — presiding officer Sahab Uddin Talukdar and… Continue reading "ECI suspends four officials in Assam"
Bengal and Assam began voting today in the first phase of Assembly elections for each state. Voting is taking place in 30 seats in Bengal and 47 in Assam. In Bengal, the ruling Trinamool and the opposition BJP – who have waged an often vicious campaign over the past few weeks – will each be eager to make a strong… Continue reading "First phase of voting begins in Assam and West Bengal"
The Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah today launched several development projects in Assam. Shri Amit Shah laid the foundation stone of New Medical College in Guwahati. To be built at a cost of around Rs 850 crore, this will be the second medical college in Guwahati city. Shri Shah also laid the foundation stone of nine law colleges to… Continue reading "Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah launched several development projects in Assam"