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Assam CM urges police to create an environment where no individual needs personal security

Dibrugarh (Assam) [India]: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday urged everyone to eliminate PSO (Personal Security Officer) culture.Sarma on Monday inaugurated the second conference of superintendents of police of all districts of the state at oil town Duliajan in Dibrugarh district in a bid to explore new dimensions of policing in Assam through sharing of experiences, education and motivation. “By gradually coming out of ‘PSO culture’ and recruiting sufficient manpower, we should create an atmosphere of security where ideally nobody needs a PSO in next 2-3 yrs. To deal with changing nature of crimes, our force should quickly adapt to emerging technologies,” he said.Sarma also said the police must counter all threats to society through a strong intelligence and active monitoring system. He said that with the overall improvement of the law and order situation of the state, the police force must…

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Assam CM to attend meet with PM Modi, seek blessings at Kashi Vishwanath temple

Dispur (Assam) [India]: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that for the development of the state, he will be visiting and taking blessings at the Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi of Uttar Pradesh on Monday. Sarma is also scheduled to attend the meeting of Chief Ministers of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ruled states with the Prime Minister.“Today there is an opportunity to visit Banaras to participate in the meeting of Chief Ministers of BJP ruled states organized under the leadership of respected Prime Minister. For the all-round development of the state, I will also get the privilege of praying by visiting Kashi Vishwanathji,” Sarma said in a tweet (roughly translated from Hindi). Earlier on Monday, the Prime Minister’s Office informed that the Chief Ministers of 12 states and deputy chief ministers of nine states will be present during the inauguration of the Vishwanath…

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Himanta Biswa Sarma: The kingmaker of Northeast

By Subhro Majumder For BJP strongman Himanta Biswa Sarma, it is a long-cherished aspiration that has fructified.  As he dons the Assam chief minister’s mantle, the fierce campaigner, who is also the architect of the BJP’s success story in not just Assam but the entire Northeast and an able administrator, has finally come of age. Many in Assam were surprised that the BJP central leadership had to go through the motion of so many deliberations before naming a face that every Assamese, irrespective of ethnic background, relates to.  It has been a long wait for Sarma who was once the blue-eyed boy of three-time former Congress CM, the late Tarun Gogoi, and seen even within the Congress as a natural successor of Gogoi. The two had fallen out with each other following Gogoi’s US-educated son Gaurav’s emergence in Assam’s political landscape. It is history how the…

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Himanta discusses border issue with PM

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the national capital to discuss the Assam-Mizoram border issue.dated: Aug 09, 2021 12:18 IST New Delhi [India], August 9 : “The Chief Minister of Assam, @himantabiswa called on PM @narendramodi,” the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) tweeted. Earlier, the Assam Chief Minister, accompanied by BJP MPs from Assam also met Union Home Minister Amit Shah over the border dispute with the neighboring state Mizoram.The Chief Minister will meet Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya later today.However, Assam and Mizoram in a joint statement agreed to take forward the Centre’s initiative of letting neutral forces patrol the disputed areas of the inter-state border for maintaining peace.Earlier in August, Mizoram Governor Dr Hari Babu Kambhampati met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah to discuss the current border situation and how to diffuse…

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Shoot-out ‘should be pattern’ if..

Chief Minister of Assam Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday asserted that shooting at criminals “should be the pattern” if they attempt to escape from custody Justifying the series of encounters in Assam since he assumed office, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday asserted that shooting at criminals “should be the pattern” if they attempt to escape from custody or try to snatch arms from the police to open fire. A rising number of encounters, which have seen at least a dozen suspected insurgents and criminals being shot dead as they “tried to escape” from custody, has whipped up a political furore in Assam. “If an accused tries to snatch the service gun and run away, or even simply flee, and on top of it he is, say, a rapist, law allows shooting at such a person on the leg, but not on the…