Sonowal said his government has prioritised PM Modi's vision of making the North East region as the new engine of India's growth.
People who violate the legal age of marriage will not be eligible for Assam government jobs, says the 'Population and Women Empowerment Policy of Assam' which was presented in the state Assembly on Friday.
An Assam college student allegedly taking part in the Blue Whale Challenge attempted to commit suicide early Friday.
The Assam Police will probe allegations by a teacher in the state`s Morigaion district that she was being forced by two of her senior colleagues to eat beef and convert to Islam, an official said on Wednesday.
The police also organized awareness meetings involving parents and school authorities, state Parliamentary Affairs Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary told the state assembly on Wednesday.
In response to the demand of Assamese Sikhs, the state government on Tuesday reportedly agreed to accord "micro minority status" to the community.
Torrential rains threw normal life out of gear in Mumbai on Tuesday.
In Odisha, heavy rains, triggered by a low pressure, disrupted normal life in many parts today causing a flood-like situation in three districts.
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday pitched for all-weather roads adjoining the hilly terrains of Assam with neighbouring states.
The flood situation in Assam improved considerably on Friday with waters of the Brahmaputra river and many of its tributaries flowing below the red mark, even as seven districts in the state were still inundated.
Assam has been hit by massive flooding of the Brahmaputra river.
Devastating floods have swept across large swathes of Bihar, Assam and Uttar Pradesh.
This is the third wave of flood in the state this year and the total number deaths in flood-related incidents so far has gone up to 147.
At least 225 animals have died in the Kaziranga National Park in Assam as the second wave of devastating floods lashed the state, park officials said on Saturday.
The authorities on Friday reported a slight improvement in the flood situation in Assam with over 2,200 villages in 20 districts still under a sea of water and the death toll climbing to 60.
The Board of Secondary Education Assam on August 18 (Thursday) announced the Assam SEBA 10th Compartment Result 2017.
To prevent adulteration and revenue leakage, the Assam government has decided that country liquor would be grain-based, undergo chemical tests and be branded, making it mandatory for the bottles to sport a hologram as in the case of IMFL.
Floods claimed more lives in Assam, Bihar and West Bengal on Wednesday.
Rail connectivity in flood-hit portions of Bihar and West Bengal continues to be affected with marginal improvement in situation today.
In Guwahati, thousands took to the streets riding on cycles, motorcycles and waving the flag.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi called up Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, who toured various flood-affected areas in Dibrugarh district, an official release said.
A 3.4 magnitude of earthquake hit Assam's Kamrup district on Monday.
Meghalaya too has been witnessing violence by ULFA, NDFB militants in the recent past.
According to the forest authority, five rhinos died after the massive flood hit the state.
Earlier also Ahmed had been attacked by miscreants, following which the Assam Police had provided him with personal bodyguards. Unfortunately, they were not there during the last attack.
The government is also planning to request the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe the killing.
Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday visited flood affected areas at Lakhimpur in Assam.
PM Narendra Modi announced Rs 2,000 crore for the northeastern states to deal with the havoc caused by floods that have killed 76 persons in Assam and affected millions.
The seven-time Congress MP is survived by his wife and four daughters, including Sushmita.
Later in the day, ABMSU supporters blocked roads by burning tyres and shouted slogans in Basugaon and other adjoining areas, protesting the killing.
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