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The State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) has said that the death toll has reached 96. Floods have wreaked havoc in Assam’s various districts for the fourth time this year.(PTI)

129 animal casualties reported at Kaziranga National Park, Tiger Reserve in Assam floods

Guwahati | By Asian News International| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 26, 2020 05:36 PM IST
The animals which have been rescued include 14 rhinos, five wild buffaloes, eight wild boars, two swamp deer, 95 hog deer, a sambar, three porcupines, and a Python.
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.(PTI file)
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.(PTI file)

55,000 Assam government posts to be filled up within 6 months

Guwahati | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON DEC 17, 2019 01:46 PM IST
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal asked senior officials of various departments to immediately start the measures and complete the appointment process within six months.
Security personnel patrol on a road ahead of the publication of the final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) at Kachari Para village, in Hojai district, Assam, August 30, 2019(REUTERS Photo)
Security personnel patrol on a road ahead of the publication of the final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) at Kachari Para village, in Hojai district, Assam, August 30, 2019(REUTERS Photo)

Assam NRC: CM Sonowal promises due care of excluded people on the night before the big day

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar/Sadiq Naqvi
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2020 10:34 PM IST
Updating of the NRC is being carried out on the directions of the Supreme Court as per the 1985 Assam accord that led to insertion of Section 6A by an amendment to the Citizenship Act, 1955.
On June 3, an expert panel submitted the draft New Education Policy (NEP) to the human resource development (HRD) ministry. The draft required students from non-Hindi states to study Hindi and English apart from the regional languages. This move led to a controversy, with several political parties from the south and Maharashtra protesting the move.(HT FILE PHOTO)
On June 3, an expert panel submitted the draft New Education Policy (NEP) to the human resource development (HRD) ministry. The draft required students from non-Hindi states to study Hindi and English apart from the regional languages. This move led to a controversy, with several political parties from the south and Maharashtra protesting the move.(HT FILE PHOTO)

The three-language formula is a bad idea

Hindustan Times | By KumKum Dasgupta
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2019 05:12 PM IST
This will be a very heavy cognitive burden on a young child of five to seven years as each of the Indian languages has a very large number of visual units (aksharas) between 400 and 700, to be mastered in two to three years’ time. This formulation is developmentally inappropriate for young children and cannot be allowed to form part of the final policy.
Ministry of Home Affairs on Friday refuted reports doing rounds in the media that it has asked the Assam government to take action against editors opposing the Citizenship Bill.(AFP)
Ministry of Home Affairs on Friday refuted reports doing rounds in the media that it has asked the Assam government to take action against editors opposing the Citizenship Bill.(AFP)

MHA refutes media reports on action against editors opposing Citizenship Bill

New Delhi | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2019 07:02 PM IST
The Ministry, in its clarification, said such reports are “an absolutely baseless and a mischievous interpretation of the fact”.
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