Mike enthrals students from space Edward Michael Finke, the NASA astronaut, who is popularly known as Mike Finke, today enthused the schoolchildren of the city’s Axam Jatiya Vidyalaya by talking to them from the International Space Station (ISS).
Nationwide officers’ strike hits oil PSUs Seventeen oil sector officers — 11 from ONGC and three each from IOC and GAIL — have been suspended and two ONGC officers arrested for participating in a strike that had been prohibited by the higher judiciary, according to Petroleum Secretary R S Pandey.
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Darrang, Udalguri riots: Opp members flay Govt inaction Members of State Assembly today alleged that the insincerity of the State Government to tackle organisations like the Muslim Yuba-Chattra Santha and to punish the police officers concerned for dereliction of duty led to the Darrang-Udalguri ethnic clashes.
Govt accepts Opp move on border sealing The threat to the security of the nation because of the porous international border with Bangladesh was one of the major points of discussions in the Assam Legislative Assembly for the second consecutive day today and the Government accepted the Opposition’s proposal that the House should adopt a resolution to demand immediate sealing of the Indo-Bangla border.
Rs 4cr allotted to flood-hit sattras The State Government made an allocation of Rs 4 crore during the 2006-07 fiscal, under Plan heads, for the renovation of the 63 flood-ravaged sattras.
Truckers strike may hit NE The transport of goods, including essential commodities, into Assam and the rest of the North-East could be under a cloud with the pan India strike of truckers continuing for the third consecutive day.
Kokrajhar Varsity Bill to be tabled The Government is planning to move a Bill during the current session of the State Assembly to upgrade the Kokrajhar campus of the Gauhati University into a full-fledged university.
No poll pact with Cong: Ajmal Assam United Democratic Front (AUDF) today made it clear that it had no plan to forge any electoral alliance with the ruling Congress, let alone its merging with the ruling party.
CM seeks Centre’s aid to upgrade police Making a strong pitch for modernization of police forces in view of growing terror attacks, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Tuesday said that the Centre should help the State Government in a big way to revamp the forces.