CM urges Union Finance Minister to release pending funds.

Guwahati/ 17th September’2017(Prag News Desk): State Treasury is facing fund crunch thus on Saturday, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal sought Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s intervention into the releasing of the pending amount under the Flood Management Programme. The Chief Minister called on Jaitley at his official residence updated him of the challenges posed by flood and erosion in the State

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Industrial Disputes Bill gets a green go…

Guwahati/ 8th September’2017 (Prag News Desk): The Assam Legislative Assembly, day three took a major leap by passing the Industrial Disputes(Assam Amendment) Bill, 2017, that benefits and safeguards the labor laws. The Industrial Disputes (Assam Amendment) Bill, 2017, which authorises the employers to retrench up to 300 employees ‘without seeking prior approval of the government.’ The Bill was passed amid

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ASTC still in shams, MD demands investigation.

Guwahati/ 4th September’2017 (Prag News Desk): Managing director AP Tiwari urges the State government to conduct an urgent investigation into illegal appointments of employees and undue monetary favors to contractors. Hinting at a major scam amounting to several crores of rupees in the Assam State Transport Corporation (ASTC) from 2006 to 2015 which also amounts illegal lincensing and manipulating corporation’s

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Pending Bills gets green go in the concluding cabinet meeting

Guwahati/ 1st September’2017 (Prag News Desk): In the State Cabinet meeting that was chaired yesterday, several pending decisions were taken including the approval to the state population  bill. The bill intends to focus majorly on women empowerment, which also includes the proposal for allotment of a plot of land measuring 32 acres of land in Beltola area. Incidentally, the vision is

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“The art of silk extraction must be conserved before its too late”.

Guwahati/ 30th June’2017 (Prag News Desk): One step towards the conservation of silk worms and the art of silk-extraction, Bijoy Kumar Gogoi, an ONGC Sivsagar employee started the “Muga Art”. An in-house institution that empowers women and encourages youth to learn the dying art of wild silk extraction. For the process, he has even designed an extraction machine where he

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Fashion entrepreneur from Mizoram roaring Instagram

Guwahati/ 29th June’2017 (Prag News Desk): Mizoram origin girl Ruthie Lalenkawli an entrepreneur founded Lillie by Ruthie a brand roaring Instagram among the fashion lovers. A year old clothing brand Lillie by Ruthie is an online instagram and website fashionable clothing store with affordable rates presents for customers. Ruthie’s manufacturing department charges includes sourcing, designing, detailing, logistics and photoshoot. Ruthie specialised

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CM Sonowal meeting with Pension Department.

Guwahati/ 28th June’2017 (Prag News Desk): Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal held a review meeting of the Pension & Public Grievances Dept in Guwahati and took stock of performance and workings. Here, CM Sonowal directed officials to clear backlog of pension cases at the earliest and called for complete digitisation of the pension sanction system. He stated, “officials must clear backlog of pension

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None from NE in list for Northeast Frontier Railway jobs

Guwahati/ 22nd June’2017(Prag News Desk): Assam and the Northeast is opening up for reservation of Grade C and Grade D posts for locals in the Indian Railways however  not a single name from Northeast filled were listed for positions of commercial inspector and commercial clerk in the Northeast Frontier Railway. 51 candidates selected for the posts after completion of a two-year

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OIL confers monetary help to poor students to get into IIT, NIT

Guwahati/ 14th June’2017 (Prag News Desk): The success story of Ajoy Doley-an orphan belonging to the economically backward Nahar Gezera village in Dhemaji district qualified for the prestigious IIT by cracking JEE Advance securing the 400th rank in the ST category with the rigorous assistence from Oil India Super 30. The Oil India Super 30 is a social initiative of

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GST rates relaxed for 66 items.

12th June’2017/ Prag News Desk:  Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced on the 16th meeting of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council on Sunday that the rates of 66 items out of the 133 to be  revised. These revision had been received seeking change from the four-slab indirect tax structure. As the follow-up for the 15th meeting of the council,

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