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/ Sat, 20 Sep 2014 02:48:32 +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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reporter@newslivetv.com (News Post) Featured Regional Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:47:44 +0530
Man attempts suicide after attacking girl in Guwahati http://www.newslivetv.com/regional/man-attempts-suicide-after-attacking-girl-in-guwahati.html http://www.newslivetv.com/regional/man-attempts-suicide-after-attacking-girl-in-guwahati.html A 25-year-old man tried to kill himself in the city’s Panbazar area on Tuesday morning, after attacking a girl he was allegedly in love with. Both of them are undergoing treatment and their conditions are reported to be stable....
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Source:  http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/guwahati/Man-attempts-suicide-after-attacking-girl-in-Guwahati/articleshow/42715414.cms

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reporter@newslivetv.com (News Post) Featured Regional Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:29:00 +0530
BJP, Cong, AIUDF share spoils in Assam bypolls http://www.newslivetv.com/regional/bjp-cong-aiudf-share-spoils-in-assam-bypolls.html http://www.newslivetv.com/regional/bjp-cong-aiudf-share-spoils-in-assam-bypolls.html Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Congress and All India United Democratic Party (AIUDF) won one assembly seat each in the byelections, the results of which were declared on Tuesday. Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) did not contest the bypolls....
GUWAHATI: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Congress and All India United Democratic Party (AIUDF) won one assembly seat each in the byelections, the results of which were declared on Tuesday. Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) did not contest the bypolls.

While Congress won in Lakhipur, BJP won in Silchar. Both seats were won by Congress in the 2011 assembly elections. AIUDF retained its stronghold Jamunamukh.

With assembly elections being less than two years away, the byelection results are discouraging for the ruling Congress which managed to retain just one of the two seats it had won three years ago. The party's strength in the House now stands reduced by one.

Chief minister Tarun Gogoi said, "I am not happy with the results. We have lost one seat."

On the flip side, it was another victory for BJP after the Lok Sabha election. The saffron party not only wrested Silchar from Congress after 2001, it also increased its tally in the legislative assembly to six members.

The party's state spokesman, Shiladitya Deb, said, "BJP is number one. Congress is the clear loser as it lost one of its two seats. If you look into the results for Jamunamukh, BJP won more than 13,000 votes. Even three years ago, in 2011, we had got just about 4,000 votes. This shows AIUDF is losing ground."

The byelection results have brought sons of two politicians to the assembly. While AIUDF supremo and perfume baron Badruddin Ajmal's second son Abdur Rahim will make his entry from Jamunamukh, former Congress minister Dinesh Prasad Goala's son Rajdeep will make his debut from Lakhipur. His father, whose death necessitated the bypoll, had won the seat for seven consecutive times since 1983.

The byelection in Jamunamukh was held after sitting MLA and younger brother of Ajmal, Sirajuddin, moved to the Lok Sabha from Barpeta. Similarly, the Silchar assembly constituency was vacated after sitting MLA, Sushmita Dev, of Congress contested the last Lok Sabha election and won from Silchar Lok Sabha constituency.

Source:  http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/guwahati/BJP-Cong-AIUDF-share-spoils-in-Assam-bypolls/articleshow/42715120.cms

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reporter@newslivetv.com (News Post) Featured Regional Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:26:00 +0530
Seat hurdle in pursuing higher education http://www.newslivetv.com/regional/seat-hurdle-in-pursuing-higher-education.html http://www.newslivetv.com/regional/seat-hurdle-in-pursuing-higher-education.html Guwahati: The dearth of postgraduate seats in state universities has deprived many students of the opportunity to pursue higher education, alleged the state committees of Students’ Federation of India (SFI) and Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) on Tuesday....
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reporter@newslivetv.com (News Post) Featured Regional Wed, 17 Sep 2014 06:00:00 +0530