State Information and Public Relations Minister Pijush Hazarika said that the Assam Cabinet at a meeting here on Wednesday approved a Cattle Preservation Bill and it would be moved in the Budget session of the Assembly.
The state’s population is around 3.3 crore and 75.87 lakh people have been vaccinated so far, including 62.93 lakh for the first dose and 12.94 lakh for the second dose.
Sarma was replying to a question on Kurmi, the Congress’ lone legislator from the tea tribe community, who quit the grand old party and resigned from the Assam Legislative Assembly.
In the third category, are those women who have no plans to take any further loans or engage in any further activity and the government will provide them with full relief.
The chief minister, reviewing the implementation of various schemes of the department, also directed the officials to prepare a roadmap to attract youths to take up dairy and livestock farming through incentives and facilitation of bank loans.
An official of Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) said that from this year onwards, literary pension would be conferred in the name of litterateur Homen Borgohain on his birthday on December 7.
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the curfew to contain Covid-19 infection would continue till June 5.
The Governor in his customary speech, prepared by the BJP-led government, said people respect and worship cows, considering it a sacred animal.
Clerics of the masjids have appealed to the faithful in their area to offer prayers at their respective home to celebrate the festival at the end of the month-long Ramadan fasting.
Assam Governor Prof Jagdish Mukhi administered the oath of office and secrecy to Sarma as the new chief minister of Assam.
The 52-year-old leader is all set to swear in as the 15th Chief Minister of Assam on Monday. Sarma was elected as the leader of the BJP legislative party in Assam on Sunday.
Sarma, who was accompanied by outgoing Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, submitted the list of elected legislators owing allegiance to the NDA.
Ending speculations on who would occupy the top post as both Sarma and outgoing chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal were contenders, the powerful NEDA convenor was elected as the legislature party leader
Assam incumbent Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal also attended the meeting. Both of them left the party chief’s house on Saturday after the meeting.
BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) secured a comfortable majority in Assam winning 75 seats of the total 126 constituencies.
On Sunday, the BJP-led North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) was leading in 79 seats while the Congress-AIUDF alliance was ahead only in 46 of the 126-seat legislative Assembly.
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday said that he is confident of Bharatiya Janata Party-led government retaining the power in the state for the second consecutive term. While talking to the media, Sonowal, who is seeking re-election from the world’s largest river island Majuli in eastern Assam, said that[Read More…]
Assam Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Nitin Khade said counting of votes are being held in 50 Election Districts (34 administrative districts) and there are three tiers of security put in place in and around the counting centres and adjoining areas.
Speaking to reporters here, Sarma said there will be no shortage of Remdesivir as he requested drug manufacturer Sun Pharma to expedite the production at its Palasbari plant to 80,000 vials per week week.