Guwahati: Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi's official overseas trips to 18 countries since assuming office in 2001 cost the state exchequer Rs.43,44,353 but yielded just one MoU, the Assam government has revealed.
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, a Congress veteran, on Sunday opposed the move to scrap the Planning Commission, saying replacing it without carefully devising a new structure was likely to do more harm than good.
Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting with BJP workers on November 30 in Sarusajai Sports Complex here, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday directed the Sports and Youth Welfare Department not to allow any "non-sporting activity" in it, prompting BJP to retort that the "same venue was used for the CM's son's wedding."
Facing criticism over the blast in Dibrugarh and recovery of a powerful bomb in a train, the Assam government Tuesday said the responsibility of containing insurgency also lies with the central government.
Worried over reports that al Qaeda may carry out subversive activities in Indian sub-continent, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has backed a proposal that the Centre sets up an institutional mechanism for eastern India to coordinate and monitor terror acts and share intelligence.
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Friday congratulated Pune girl Vaidehi Reddy and invited her to the state for winning the sixth edition of 'Doodle4Google' contest through her depiction of the colourful natural and cultural mosaic of Assam.
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday hoped that the setting up of the first Central Library, Archive cum Auditorium in the state at Amingaon, near here, would benefit students, researchers and scholars.