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, 30 May 2015 05:22:12 +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
Rijiju vows to bring devpt to Arunachal http://www.newslivetv.com/regional/rijiju-vows-to-bring-devpt-to-arunachal.html http://www.newslivetv.com/regional/rijiju-vows-to-bring-devpt-to-arunachal.html The Union MoS for home affairs Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday listed economic rejuvenation and initiatives for the poor among the achievements of the NDA government in its first year in power....
ITANAGAR: The Union MoS for home affairs Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday listed economic rejuvenation and initiatives for the poor among the achievements of the NDA government in its first year in power.

Addressing BJP workers here on Tuesday, Rijiju said bringing development to Arunachal Pradesh and helping it retain its identity are his priority. "The lost glory of this sensitive border state needs to be revived. I want to bring development to Arunachal and create a unique identity for it in mainland India," Rijiju said.

Since being inducted as a Union minister, he has liaised with various ministries and ensured development packages for the northeast, he said. "Implementation of central schemes will not be successful if the state government is not committed," he added.

Regarding security of people from the northeast in various parts of the country, Rijiju said he implemented the recommendations of the Bezbaruah Committee, opening helplines in metro cities and constituting groups of students from the region to help people in distress. "Steps have been taken to incorporate chapters on the northeast in school textbooks across the country. Recommendations have been made to CBSE and UGC on the same and the process has begun," he said.

To tap the region's sporting talent, the Centre has proposed to establish a sports university in Imphal, said Rijiju. Moreover, a National Film and Television Institute has been approved for Arunachal.

To recruit youngsters from the northeast in the central security forces, the home ministry has relaxed norms like minimum height and chest span, he said. "My ministry suggested recruiting 10 men and 10 women from every northeastern state, except Assam, annually in Delhi Police. In case of Assam, the number of men and women would be 20 each," he said. A Sasashtra Seema Bal frontier headquarters has been approved in Assam's Tezpur, while the IGP (CISF) now works out of Guwahati, instead of Kolkata.

"To attract foreign tourists to Arunachal, the home ministry has relaxed PAP norms in select tourist circuits and tourists can visit any time with permission from local authorities," he said, adding that 37 extra border outposts have been sanctioned for the state.

Referring to various infrastructure projects sanctioned by the Centre for Arunachal, Rijiju said Union road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari recently laid the foundation of Rs 6000-crore road projects in the state. He approved plans for an industrial corridor road from Bhairab kund in Tawang to Ruksin in East Siang district, Rijiju said and added that Arunachal and Sikkim will get Rs 5,000 crore for power transmission projects generating above 132 KV.

Source:  http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/guwahati/Rijiju-vows-to-bring-devpt-to-Arunachal/articleshow/47435302.cms

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reporter@newslivetv.com (News Post) Featured Regional Wed, 27 May 2015 06:21:00 +0530
Results out, students pack their bags for Delhi http://www.newslivetv.com/regional/results-out-students-pack-their-bags-for-delhi.html http://www.newslivetv.com/regional/results-out-students-pack-their-bags-for-delhi.html The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class XII results are out and many have started packing their bags for Delhi...
Guwahati: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class XII results are out and many have started packing their bags for Delhi.

Students who want to pursue a bachelors' degree in arts, science and commerce are eyeing colleges affiliated to Delhi University (DU).

Sudeshna Sarkar from Kendriya Vidyalaya, Khanapara, who scored 93% in humanities, is determined to pursue her higher studies in DU. "I will try to secure a berth in DU with honours in history. I want to go to Hindu or Ramjas College," she said.

There are many like Sudeshna who plan to study in Delhi. Kabyakirti Das, another student from the school, is desperately seeking an opportunity to study in St Stephen's or Hindu College. Kabyakirti scored 92.8% in humanities.

Many humanities students from Delhi Public School, Guwahati, are keeping DU as their first choice. Anubhuti Bhattacharya, a student who scored 93%, said, "I have been selected for Symbiosis, Pune, but I prefer DU as it offers more streams to choose from."

She wants to study political science in DU.

Many humanities students are planning to study unconventional streams. "I want to opt for specialized courses and not take up conventional general courses," said Rishov Dam from KV, Khanapara. He scored 92% and is keen on studying law at the Government Law College in Mumbai or the Indian Law School, Pune.

Most science students across the city are opting for engineering and medical courses.

"I am planning to do a four-year engineering course in computer science. I hope to get into National Institute of Technology, Warangal," said Pulak Kouli from DPS, who scored 94% in science.

Prayukshan Sharma, a science student from Maharishi Vidya Mandir, Barsajai, who got 95.6%, is eyeing NIT-Delhi or NIT-Tiruchirappalli. "My parents are happy with my results and so am I," Prayukshan added.

Another science student, Abhiroop Baro from Royal Global School, got 86% and is thinking of taking up either engineering or medical studies. He said, "I will fill forms for DU and keep the general stream as my last resort."

Source:  http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/guwahati/Results-out-students-pack-their-bags-for-Delhi/articleshow/47421490.cms

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reporter@newslivetv.com (News Post) Featured Regional Tue, 26 May 2015 06:33:00 +0530
Golden mahseer struggles to survive in Jia Bhorelli http://www.newslivetv.com/regional/golden-mahseer-struggles-to-survive-in-jia-bhorelli.html http://www.newslivetv.com/regional/golden-mahseer-struggles-to-survive-in-jia-bhorelli.html As countries across the globe observed World Fish Migration Day on Sunday, the Assam (Bhorelli) Angling and Conservation Association (A(B)ACA), the oldest angling group in the state, appealed to the government and public to put in place strict measures to ensure safe migration of the golden mahseer for breeding in the Jia Bhorelli river....
POTASALI (SONITPUR): As countries across the globe observed World Fish Migration Day on Sunday, the Assam (Bhorelli) Angling and Conservation Association (A(B)ACA), the oldest angling group in the state, appealed to the government and public to put in place strict measures to ensure safe migration of the golden mahseer for breeding in the Jia Bhorelli river.

The river flows through the Nameri Tiger Reserve in Sonitpur district.

The golden mahseer, the most sought-after game fish for anglers across the world, is highly threatened by hundreds of anglers from different countries who used to flock to Jia Bhorelli river every year.

Though angling or netting of the fish has been banned by the forest department because of the alarming drop in its population at Jia Bhorelli, many are clandestinely catching the golden mahseer in various stretches of the river.

Fish scientists, who took part in the World Fish Migration Day celebrations at A(B)ACA here, said May to September was the best time for the migration of the golden mahseer, which earlier used to weigh up to 26 kg and grow up to nine feet.

"The number of golden mahseer in the Jia Bhorelli has gone down. That is why A(B)ACA has taken up the artificial breeding project under the Bhimtal-based Directorate of Coldwater Fisheries Research (DCFR) at our eco-camp here so that we can repopulate the river with this fish species. Although it is a protected fish species, unabated illegal catching is on. Our humble appeal to the government and public on this occasion is let this fish have undisturbed breeding during the migration season. Let there be strict vigilance in place to curb illegal catching of the fish," A(B)ACA secretary K K Bhattacharjee said.

Jia Bhorelli, one of the major tributaries of Brahmaputra, originates in Arunachal Pradesh where it is known as Kameng river. The river has four species of golden mahseer and another species called the chocolate mahseer.

Scientists said the biggest challenge in conservation of the golden mahseer is that the fish was a slow breeder as its fecundity rate was far lower that other fish species.

DCFR principal scientist Debajit Sarma said the golden mahseer usually lays up to 4,000 eggs, and the survival rate is two to three per cent.

"Mahseer is endangered because of biological factors as it has substantially long hatching period. On the other hand, habitat destruction especially in Jia Bhorelli has also contributed to the decline of the golden mahseer. The migration routes of this fish are blocked by various human interference including construction activities on the river," Sarma said.

The director of the golden mahseer hatchery project at A(B)ACA's eco-camp here, Atul Borgohain, said illegal catching of the fish during migration season was indeed a serious threat to the long-term conservation of the species, and stringent measures were required to stop the menace.

Source:  http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/guwahati/Golden-mahseer-struggles-to-survive-in-Jia-Bhorelli/articleshow/47410110.cms

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reporter@newslivetv.com (News Post) Featured Regional Mon, 25 May 2015 03:01:00 +0530