"Future growth of India can come through its North East by Acting Eastwards to Southeast Asia and East Asia," Sonowal said.
The sex racket came to light after an employee of a guest house owned by senior Congress leader and state Home Minister HDR Lyngdoh's son was arrested for pimping the victim last month.
Police have launched an investigation to find if any militant group is involved in the attack.
CM Sarbananda Sonowal said PM Narendra Modi has given utmost importance to improving surface communication in the state for ushering in development in the region.
Assam suffered revival of violence by the United Liberation Front of Asom-Independent -- led by Paresh Baruah.
Dass handed over his resignation letter to Assam Assembly Deputy Speaker Dilip Kumar Paul at a function in his constituency, Sorbhog.
"The health assurance scheme will cover all individuals in eligible families with annual income below Rs 5 lakh, both BPL and APL," an official release said.
Leader of the Opposition of Assam Debrata Saikia has appealed to the Central government to make arrangements for disbursing a portion of the wages of tea garden workers in cash so that they can cope up with crisis triggered by demonetisation.
Failing to get any response from the government after repeated requests, villagers of Boro Robi in Dima Hasao district of Assam have constructed a 6-km road on their own, connecting their isolated village to the world.
Former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi alleged it was a "political" decision as he often criticises the Narendra Modi government.
The banks have been told to alert the state police in case there is any exchange of money through contractors and traders involved in business across the border.
Assam Police Monday raided a local businessman's house here and seized about Rs 1.55 crore in new Rs 2,000 and Rs 500 currency notes.
The CM has asked the officials concerned to complete all embankment and flood related activities before April, IANS reported.
The All Assam Students' Union (AASU), which spearheaded the movement, observes December 10 every year as Shahid Divas (Martyrs Day).
Two hardcore National Democratic Front of Bodoland NDFB(S) militants were killed in a joint operation of the Indian Army and Assam Police on Saturday.
Free text books will be available to students by December 25 this year as the new sessions will start from January 1, IANS reported.
Assam has recorded 928 new HIV cases with an estimated 12,090 people living with HIV(PLHA) last year, according to Assam State AIDS Control Society (ASACS).
Assam Police are reviewing the security of some BJP leaders in view of threats from a faction of the United Liberation Front of Assam (Ulfa), a police official said on Monday.
The Assam government has decided to discontinue the weekly holiday on Friday in some of government-run high madrassas in the state, said Health & Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday.
The inmates, undergoing rigorous imprisonment for life, in their petition submitted that it became a problem for the prisoners, confined in jail, to deposit cash in hand of more than Rs 50,000 in demonetised currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000.
The Raj Bhavan here on Friday also sought a direction from President Mukherjee seeking to remove the tainted chairman.
Several hours after her death, the forest officials took out the elephant`s body from the pit with the help of a crane. Later, they removed her tusk and buried her remains.
Jasim Ahmed, Additional Conservator of Forest, West Sonitpur Forest Division, said the FIR was lodged at Salanibari police outpost under Tezpur police station.
The order comes hours after a female elephant died at a project site of Patanjali Herbal and Mega Food Park near Tezpur in Assam.
Many groups of ULFA cadres travelled to Pakistan during the 1990s to receive training with the help of ISI.
The 15 Kumaon Regiment of Indian Army at Burhi Dihing, Tinsukia, was attacked on Saturday morning, the banned outfit said in a statement.
"Spoke to Assam CM Sonowal who apprised me of the situation in the wake of blast in Tinsukia. The MHA is closely monitoring the situation," Rajnath said.
"The polling ended peacefully. The overall percentage of voting is 60.93 percent," Chief Electoral Officer Mukesh C Sahu told PTI here.
Polling started for the by-polls to Lakhimpur Lok Sabha constituency and Baithalangso Assembly constituency in Assam on Saturday amid tight security.
Heavily-armed militants of the outlawed United Liberation Front of Assam (Independent) ambushed an Army convoy at around 5:30 am near the Pengeri reserve forest.
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