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Tuesday, 18-June-2019



81 weeks ago
Majuli, the biggest inhabited river island, is all set for a different tourism experience as Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal launched an ambitious sustainable tourism project christened ‘Majuli Sustainable Tourism Development Project’ which is aimed at not only encouraging a carbon free tourism experience in the world’s largest river island but also creating an environment protocol for tourism industry in the island. As part of the project, Chief Minister Sonowal launched modern orange cycles tours resembling the colour of the magnificent sun set in the island to add a new dimension to carbon fre...


81 weeks ago
Sonowal requested this to the Singapore Foreign Affairs Minister while holding a discussion with a delegation of Singapore Government in Guwahati. Stating that better connectivity between Assam and Singapore would lead to higher tourist footfall in both the destinations, the Chief Minister stressed that the move would augur well with trade & commerce as well. Sonowal also mentioned that improved air connectivity with Singapore would provide greater scope to Assam in showcasing its potential amongst the South East Asian countries. “We have launched our tourism policy which offers many incentives for entrepreneuri...


83 weeks ago
The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), an apex organization under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India has taken up an ambitious programme for the promotion of products of Northeast in Bangladesh and Myanmar. The programme would begin from November. APEDA is mandated with the responsibility for promotion and development of the export of various agro products. APEDA’s export baskets include fresh and processed fruits and vegetables, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, pickles, chutneys, guar gum, poultry, meat and dairy products, confectionery, cut f...


83 weeks ago
Tripura’s Industries and Commerce Minister Tapan Chakraborty inaugurated a bamboo based industrial cluster at the Industrial Estate of Kumarghat in the State’s Unakoti district. It is billed as the largest mechanized bamboo stick making industrial cluster in the country.  Built at an estimated cost of Rs 2.67 crore, the project has been implemented by Tripura Bamboo Mission (TBM) in collaboration with Tripura Industrial Development Corporation (TIDC).  Under this project, six work sheds were constructed and a total of 153 machines, including 51 round bamboo sticks machines, have been installed...


83 weeks ago
In a bid to promote Assam as a destination for shooting films and tourism, Assam Tourism has adopted a policy, announcing a slew of incentives for filmmakers and entrepreneurs willing to set up tourism ventures.  The State cabinet had recently approved the policy. Tourism minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said the new policy will be effective from January 1 next year. In the policy, Assam government has announced lavish incentives for experienced filmmakers who make films in English, Hindi and any other foreign language. “Making films in Hindi, English and other foreign languages in Assam locations especially...


84 weeks ago
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation has offered to help Manipur government in revising the State Action Plan on Climate Change which was drafted in 2013. The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is Switzerland’s international cooperation agency that is responsible for the overall coordination of Switzerland’s overseas relief and development activities. SDC is currently working with the different Himalayan States on their respective action plans for climate change.  SDC will provide technical support to the Manipur government in the exercise. It will help in reviewing the Stat...


84 weeks ago
Cinema lovers of the region are in for a treat with the first ever Guwahati International Film Festival (GIFF) ever to be held in northeast India was  inaugurated on October 28 at Guwahati by Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal. A total of 75 films from 35 countries of the world were screened in three screens at the Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra and one at the Jyoti Chitraban (Film Studio) Society during the six-day  festival. Assam’s Cultural Affairs Minister Naba Kumar Doley said that eminent names from India and other parts of the world participated in the festival. “Adoor Gopal...


84 weeks ago
Concerned at the rising pollution levels in the State, particularly in capital Guwahati, state owned Assam State Transport Corporation is mooting the idea of introducing green buses for public transport. The corporation has kept its options open and is in talks with various manufacturers to explore the possibility of operating buses which can be run by electricity, solar power and even biogas. As part of its efforts, the corporation flagged off the trial run of an electric bus provided by Tata Motors. The bus will be ply from Paltan Bazar to Kamakhya Temple. The 9-metre electric bus has a seating capacity of...

Naga Yoga instructor bags 3rd position

98 weeks ago
A  yoga instructor from Nagaland, has changed the perception  of Yoga being a Hindu philosophy and has proved with enthusiasm by winning a medal in the National Yoga competition. Orentsani Kikon has won 3rd position in the 22nd National Yoga competition held recently in Sarupathar,Assam .  She won the bronze medal in  the 25-35 age category. There were more then 130 participants from each state and only 2 from Nagaland. Orentsani Kikon is the first  yoga instructor among the Nagas in Nagaland. She currently owns a fitness studio in the state. 

Mizoram to Give Water Tanks to BPL Families: CM 

98 weeks ago
Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla said the state government would continue to distribute water tanks to the BPL families.Lal Thanhawla, who is also the Mizoram Pradesh congress Committee (MPCC) president while addressing party workers here said, “Water tanks would be distributed to poor families for rain water harvesting,” a MPCC press release said. He also said that the government would continue to give financial assistance to selected families under the New Land Use Policy (NLUP), the flagship programme of the ruling Congress party.According to the state economic and statistics department’s handbook, 2016, there were over 1. 88 lakh job card holders in ...


103 weeks ago
The Assam Government has planned big succour to farming community by taking several steps for agriculture and its allied sectors. Briefing the media, agriculture minister Atul Bora elaborated the series of decisions that have been taken as also the steps taken to curb nepotism and misgovernance.   Bora said that one lakh shallow tubewells, 10,000 solar pumps and around 400 small rice mills would be distributed and set up in the state within a year.   A meeting would be held in Guwahati on June 12 where top department officials and agriculture experts and scientists will brainstorm on the means and strateg...

Premier institutes for Assam

108 weeks ago
Guwahati: It may be noted that the multi-speciality hospital will be built at sprawling land of 50 acre and the proposed 362 bedded hospital will be built at a cost of Rs. 312 crore. Speaking on the occasion Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that during the last eleven months, the present state government has been resolutely working to uplift the poor section of the society. He also said that in order to materialise the dream of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the State Government has been relentlessly striving to achieve ‘Sabka Saath Sabka Bikash’. Chief Minister Sonowal said that Prime Minister Modi has started a new trend by abolishing VIP c...