“Youth are the economic shapeshifter of NE” states CM

Guwahati/ 17th September’2017 (Prag News Desk): The Chief Minister while inaugurating the Northeast Students and Youth Summit 2017, ‘Arunodoi’, at Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts (IGNCA) on Saturday said if the youth of the region work with grit, determination and dedication, the Northeast will soon become an economic hub of India. Addressing the youth summit, Minister of State for DoNER

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AASU rallies against illegal Bangladeshis

Guwahati/ 16th September’2017 (Prag News Desk): All Assam Students Union held torchlight processions at their district and sub-divisional headquarters of the state on Wednesday demanding a special force to identify the foreigners, delete their names from voter list and deport them. The union also demanded constitutional and economic safeguards to the indigenous people of the state , immediate action to seal

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Brahmaputra Valley Film Festival going on inside ITI Machkhowa

Guwahati/ 16th September’2017 (Prag News Desk): If you don’t have any fixed plans this weekend, you can definitely pay a visit to the biggest film festival of North East that is the 5th edition of Brahmaputra Valley Film Festival,which is going on at at the Pragjyoti ITA Centre, Machkhowa. Additional Chief Secretary, Assam Tsering Y Das  inaugurated The three day festival,

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NEEPCO projects are all set to be commissioned by February.

Guwahati/ 16th September’2017 (Prag News Desk): The North Eastern Electric Power Corporation (NEEPCO) aanounced that its two hydro electric projects in Arunachal Pradesh are on the verge of completion and they would be commissioned next year. Commissioning of the 600 MW Kameng Hydro Electric Project and the 110 MW Pare Hydro Electric Project was delayed by about a couple of months due

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Akhil Gogoi was arrested for a fake encounter: KMSS leadership

Guwahati/ 16th September’2017 (Prag News Desk): The Krishak Mukti Sangram Sammittee (KMSS) leadership condemned the whole arrest fiasco stating that the State Government had conspired to eliminate its leader Akhil Gogoi. On September 13, Akhil Gogoi was lifted into the police vehicle from his residence in Golaghat for a fake encounter or a secret killing which was intervened after media was allowed

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No foreign investments in India: China

Guwahati/ 16th September’2017 (Prag News Desk): China said that it is opposed to any foreign investments, including that from Japan, in India’s Northeast and is against any third party’s involvement in resolving its border disputes with India. Reacting to Japan’s plans to step up investments in the northeastern states during Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to India, Chinese Foreign

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Policy regulating population in the state introduced.

Guwahati/ 16th September’2017 (Prag News Desk): Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma introduced the ‘Population and Women Empowerment Policy,’ which was adopted by the Assembly as a government resolution that will focus on education and awareness. According to the Policy, candidates having two or less children will only be eligible for government jobs, while government servants will have to strictly follow

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Mandatory for State government employee to take care of their parents

Guwahati/16th September’2017 (Prag News Desk): The Assam Employees Parental Responsibility and Norms for Accountability and Monitoring (PRANAM) Bill was passed in the Assam Assembly on Friday which to make it mandatory for a State government employee to take care of their parents. The bill was first introduced by Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma in the House which was passed by the Assam

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Six arrested with 6.97 kg gold at Imphal Airport

Guwahati/16th September’2017 (Prag News Desk): Six persons were arrested with 6.97 kg of gold biscuit at the Imphal International Airport in Manipur on Saturday. The investigation was led by combined team of customs division and Central Industrial Security Force which successfully arrested the people. According to the information, around 35 gold biscuits were seized which were smuggled from Myanmar. The six persons were

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Bill passed for regional development in Assam.

Guwahati/ 16th September’2017 (Prag News Desk):The State Assembly passed a Bill for the establishment of a regional development authority that will prepare a regional plan for the development of the Assam State Capital Region. The Assam State Capital Region Development Authority will include areas under five districts – Kamrup (Metro), Kamrup, Nalbari, Darrang and Morigaon. The authority will be headed by the

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