News Post - Live, Latest and Breaking news from Assam & India. The new Assamese News Portal on Politics, Business, International news, Bollywood and much more http://www.newslivetv.com/ Thu, 28 Jul 2016 02:12:54 +0530 News Post en-gb Saradha scam: CBI searches premises of Himanta Biswa Sarma and Anjan Dutta http://www.newslivetv.com/regional/saradha-scam-cbi-searches-premises-of-himanta-biswa-sarma-and-anjan-dutta.html http://www.newslivetv.com/regional/saradha-scam-cbi-searches-premises-of-himanta-biswa-sarma-and-anjan-dutta.html

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday carried out searches at 22 locations including the homes and offices of two former Assam ministers — Himanta Biswa Sarma and Anjan Dutta —in connection with its probe in alleged swindling of investors’ deposits by Saradha group.

CBI sources said searches were conducted at 12 locations in Guwahati, two in Dhubri, Assam, seven in Kolkata and one place in Mumbai in connection with the scam.

Those whose premises were searched in Thursday’s operation included former Assam Ministers and MLAs Himanta Biswa Sarma and Anjan Dutta, former DGP of Assam Shankar Baruah and singer Sadananda Gogoi.

Mr. Sarma was a powerful minister in Tarun Gogoi Cabinet since 2001 but was dropped by the Chief Minister after he spearheaded a campaign to dislodge Mr. Gogoi. Mr. Dutta is considered a Gogoi loyalist who handled important porfolios like transport.

In Kolkata, premises of one Bapi Karim, who was a personal assistant to a minister, industrialists Sajjan and Sandhir Agarwal, a former IPS officer Deben Biswas and one Asif Khan were searched.

There are four FIRs against Saradha Group in which it is alleged that thousands of investors were allegedly duped by the company officials and their associates who swindled their deposits. Besides, there are 44 FIRs in Odisha against ponzi companies.

The Supreme Court had handed over the Saradha chit fund scam probe to CBI and asked the State governments to provide all logistical help to the CBI team investigating the matter.

CBI has formed a Special Investigating Team (SIT) headed by Joint Director Rajeev Singh to also probe the role of Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI) and RBI.

“Investigation conducted so far puts a question mark on the role of regulatory authorities like SEBI, Registrar of Companies and officials of RBI within whose respective jurisdictions and areas of operation the scam not only took birth but flourished unhindered,” an apex court bench headed by Justice T.S. Thakur had said in its order.

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Assembly adjourned for 3 days for MLAs to visit flood-hit area http://www.newslivetv.com/regional/assembly-adjourned-for-3-days-for-mlas-to-visit-flood-hit-area.html http://www.newslivetv.com/regional/assembly-adjourned-for-3-days-for-mlas-to-visit-flood-hit-area.html Assembly adjourned for 3 days for MLAs to visit flood-hit area Guwahati, Jul 27 () In an unprecedented move, the Assam Assembly was today adjourned for the next three days for allowing MLAs to visit flood-affected constituencies and give a report to the Chief Minister....

Guwahati, Jul 27 () In an unprecedented move, the Assam Assembly was today adjourned for the next three days for allowing MLAs to visit flood-affected constituencies and give a report to the Chief Minister.

As soon as the House assembled this morning, both ruling and opposition MLAs raised the matter and appealed to the Speaker to adjourn the House so that they could visit the flood-hit areas in their constituencies.

After getting support from Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on the issue, Speaker Ranjeet Kumar Dass held an urgent meeting of the Business Advisory Committee (BAC) by adjourning the House for 30 minutes after the Question Hour.

"The flood situation at present is very serious. With support from all MLAs of the House, BAC decided to adjourn the House till July 30," Dass said, announcing adjournment of the House with immediate effect.

As per the BAC recommendation, the Budget Session has been extended by a day till August 13, he informed the House.

The Speaker said the House will next meet on August 8 as the scheduled recess after the Budget Session will remain as per earlier programme from July 30 to August 7.

Earlier, BJP MLA Topon Kumar Gogoi said all the members are willing to visit flood-affected areas in their respective constituencies.

"Therefore, I request the Speaker to adjourn the House immediately for some days," he said.

Congress MLA Rakibul Hussain extended his party's support to the request.

Supporting the MLAs, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said: "It is good that our MLAs are wanting to stand by the people...I request the Speaker to consider this because we should be with the people when they need us the most...I also request all the MLAs to give me a report after visiting their constituencies...When we will send a memorandum to the Centre, we will incorporate their suggestions".

Congress MLA Sherman Ali Ahmed pointed out that while people affected by flood are usually compensated by the government, nobody looks after those who lose everything due to erosion.

"So I request the Chief Minister to help those people and declare erosion as a state problem," he added. TR MM GVS
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The stunning Urvashi Rautela Meet Mannara Chopra

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reporter@newslivetv.com (News Post) Featured Regional Wed, 27 Jul 2016 14:52:00 +0530
Assam flood toll 12, CM makes statement in House http://www.newslivetv.com/regional/assam-flood-toll-12-cm-makes-statement-in-house.html http://www.newslivetv.com/regional/assam-flood-toll-12-cm-makes-statement-in-house.html Assam flood toll 12, CM makes statement in House Guwahati, Jul 27 () The current wave of flood has claimed 12 lives and affected nearly 16 lakh people across Assam, the state Assembly was informed today....

Guwahati, Jul 27 () The current wave of flood has claimed 12 lives and affected nearly 16 lakh people across Assam, the state Assembly was informed today.

Making a statement on the flood situation, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal declared an ex-gratia of Rs 4 lakh to the families of each of the deceased and said the amount will be paid this week.

"Flood is the most burning problem of the state. The current flood has affected almost all constituencies and has become a serious problem. It has claimed 12 lives so far and hit nearly 16 lakh people across 19 districts," he told the Assembly.

The government is closely monitoring the situation and has been holding regular discussions with officials of various departments, mainly those responsible for flood relief and rehabilitation, Sonowal said.

"We have specifically directed the DCs and SDOs to depute officials for flood-related works and do a detailed study of the situation. Health and Veterinary departments have been asked to go to the people and evaluate the situation," he added.

The government has asked the authorities concerned to provide all necessary support to the people living in the relief camps, the Chief Minister said while making his statement during the Budget Session of the Assembly.

"As soon as the flood problem hit the state, we released funds to all the DCs (Deputy Commissioners). Earlier, all DCs used to complain about lack of funds, but this time it will not happen," he added.

Sonowal also informed about his discussion with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who had yesterday assured all possible help from the Centre in tacking the problem.

He also said BJP MPs met the Prime Minister yesterday and "he has assured them that the Centre is with Assam at this hour". TR SUS TIR
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The stunning Urvashi Rautela Meet Mannara Chopra
The stunning Urvashi Rautela Meet Mannara Chopra

Source:  http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/guwahati/Assam-flood-toll-12-CM-makes-statement-in-House/articleshow/53412736.cms

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reporter@newslivetv.com (News Post) Featured Regional Wed, 27 Jul 2016 13:32:00 +0530
Assam still in grip of floods, more rainfall predicted http://www.newslivetv.com/regional/assam-still-in-grip-of-floods-more-rainfall-predicted.html http://www.newslivetv.com/regional/assam-still-in-grip-of-floods-more-rainfall-predicted.html Assam still in grip of floods, more rainfall predictedAssam still in grip of floods, more rainfall predictedThere was no respite from the floods in Assam on Tuesday with over 15.7 lakh people hit by the latest wave.With two more deaths reported on Tuesday, the toll has gone up to nine....
GUWAHATI: There was no respite from the floods in Assam on Tuesday with over 15.7 lakh people hit by the latest wave.

With two more deaths reported on Tuesday, the toll has gone up to nine. Marooned people are fleeing to relief camps as the situation has worsened in 19 districts of the state. The Army, NDRF and the state disaster response teams are carrying out the rescue operations on a war footing as new areas have been inundated by floodwaters in the past 24 hours.

Western Assam's Dhubri continues to be the worst-affected district in the state with over 2.52 lakh people affected. Thousands have been rendered homeless in Jorhat and Dhemaji districts in upper Assam where 1.88 lakh and 1.85 lakh people have been affected respectively, stated the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) flood report on Tuesday evening.

Surging water level of the Brahmaputra entered the Pandu area in west Guwahati ringing alarm bells among the locals. Chandrapur and Azara revenue circles under Kamrup (Metro) district, too, have been hit as the river is flowing above the danger level in Guwahati.



The met department has predicted more rainfall over the state in the next couple of days making the situation even worse. Several tributaries - the Burhidehing, Subansiri, Dhansiri, Jia Bharali, Puthimari, Beki and Sankosh - are flowing above the danger level.

Animals from the Kaziranga National Park have started fleeing to safer places as 80% of the park area has been flooded, said a forest official in Kaziranga. The park authorities on Tuesday rescued 17 hog deer, one fishing cat and a rhino calf. The park authorities are constantly monitoring the movement of the animals as there has been large-scale migration of hog deer across the NH-37.

A park official said it had become a big challenge to resist poaching attempt as 129 out of 178 anti-poaching camps had been inundated in Kaziranga.

More than nine search and rescue teams of the NDRF are carrying out operations in the affected areas. Over 700 marooned villagers have been evacuated. The rainfall and floods have dealt a body blow to the state's agriculture sector with over 1.37 lakh hectares of cropland flooded.
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The stunning Urvashi Rautela Meet Mannara Chopra
The stunning Urvashi Rautela Meet Mannara Chopra

Source:  http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/guwahati/Assam-still-in-grip-of-floods-more-rainfall-predicted/articleshow/53411076.cms

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reporter@newslivetv.com (News Post) Featured Regional Wed, 27 Jul 2016 11:53:00 +0530