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9 years after groundwater law, govt yet to notify rules

File photo: Boring machine Rituraj Borthakur GUWAHATI, April 7: Even after nine years of enacting the Assam State Ground Water (Control & Regulation) Act that seeks to regulate and control the development and management of groundwater in the State, the government is yet to notify the rules under it. As

SVEEP icon Riyan fails to cast his vote

Sanjoy Ray GUWAHATI, April 6: Indian Premier League (IPL) fame Assam cricketer Riyan Parag, who was appointed as one of the icons of Assam Assembly elections, 2021, gave his maiden voting opportunity a miss! Riyan is one of the four Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) icons appointed by

Dearth of “good” candidates revives debate over NOTA

Rituraj Borthakur GUWAHATI, April 6: Dearth of “good” candidates left many voters in a dilemma in the State, prompting many to choose the “best among the worst” and in many cases press the NOTA (None of the Above) option. The narrative was more prominent here where some voters queued up

Many throw COVID-19 norms to the winds

Along with the large-scale voting in the third and last phase of the Assembly elections, the city also witnessed blatant violation of COVID-19 norms in most of the polling stations on Tuesday.

Shed narrow partisan interests, focus on real issues: young voters to leaders

The young voters of Guwahati who actively exercised their franchise from the first hour of voting today, want their leaders to go beyond narrow partisan interests and instead focus on ‘real issues’ such as jobs, women’s safety and various civic issues.

Female voters outnumber males in 4 Guwahati seats

In all the four constituencies of Kamrup Metro, women votes are a deciding factor with female voters surpassing their male counterparts.

Nearly 79 % polling till 5 p.m. in Assam

Guwahati, April 6: Around 79 percent of the total of 79,19,641 voters exercised their franchise till 5 p.m. in the third and final phase of the Assam Assembly polls, held in 40 constituencies amid tight security on Tuesday, according to election officials. The final phase would decide