GUWAHATI, July 29 – The number of people who have died of encephalitis in the State has shot up to 147. Of them, 44 died of confirmed Japanese Encephalitis (JE).

Though the Government has decided to revive the Chandrapur Thermal Power Station (CTPS) by converting the project into a coal based power station, the delay in receiving the coal linkage delayed the implementation of the project.

Jorhat, Jan. 3: The Assam State Transport Corporation has allotted 15 new buses for rural routes across the state as a New Year gift for people living in the remote areas.

The buses will start plying with immediate effect.


Dhubri, Sept.

Maphou dam site (Manipur), March 31

The Northeastern region had witnessed a 30 per cent shortfall in power production in the current 2009-10 financial year owing to shortfall of monsoon.

This was stated at the 8th technical coordination committee (TCC) meeting here on Monday by Ashok Pal of North Eastern Regional Load Dispatch Centre (NERLDC), Shillong.


Union Power Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde today assured the State Government of a thorough assessment of the cumulative impact on downstream Assam by the proposed hydro-electric projects on the upper reaches of the Brahmaputra in Arunachal Pradesh. The assessment will be done by a third party.