ASSAM ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS -2016 (Phase 2 - Date of Poll 11.04.2016 )



(Phase 2 - Date of Poll 11.04.2016 )

S. No.
Number of Assembly
Constituencies going on poll=61
Total Electors

Male –                   5391204
Female-                  5044051
Others           -                   22
Service Elector -         17954
 Total  -                  10453231

Total number of Candidates

Total Number of Female candidates

No. and Name of the Assembly Constituency with maximum No. of  Candidates
55-Hajo (16 Candidates)
No. & Name of the Assembly Constituency with  minimum number of Candidates 
63-Chapariguri, 82-Raha 
(3 Candidates)
Assembly Constituency where more than one women candidate
13 ACs  
Number and Name of Assembly Constituencies where there is straight contest


Party-wise list of candidates:




Largest Assembly constituency
Electorate wise

52- Dispur
Largest Assembly Constituency Area Wise
28- Gossaigaon

Smallest Assembly constituency Electorate wise

No. of  Polling Stations
Number of EVMs to be used in the elections


Massive fire and explosion during public display of fireworks at Puttingal Temple, Kollam District, Kerala.
A massive fire and explosion occurred during public display of fireworks at Puttingal Temple, Kollam District, Kerala at about 3.00 AM on 10.04.2016. As per the preliminary reports, 84 people have died and over 250 sustained injuries.

The accident occurred during display of fireworks. Prima facie, from pictures seen on TV news channels, it was observed that large quantity of fireworks items were used for the public display. It is mandatory to obtain a licence in Form LE-6 under Explosives Rules 2008 from District Magistrate for public Display of fireworks.

As per the Hon’ble Supreme Court’s directive Fireworks should be used only upto 10 pm. and as per as per Ministry of Environment and Forests Notification no. G.S.R. 682 (E) dated 05/10/1999 the noise level of cracker should not exceed 125 dB.

Necessary advisory have been issued from time to time by Petroleum & Explosives Safety Organisation (PESO), Ernakulam to all District Magistrates for grant of licences in Form LE-6 under Explosives Rules 2008 and safety measures to be taken.

Following officials from PESO are visiting the accident site to assist the district administration in finding out the cause of accident and to suggest measures to prevent recurrence of similar incidents in future.

Dr. S. Kamal Chief Controller of Explosives, Nagpur, Dr. A. K. Yadav Jt. Chief Controller of Explosives, South Circle, Chennai, Shri R. Venugopal, Dy. Chief Controller of Explosives, Hyderabad, Shri Thiagarajan, Controller of Explosives, Sivakasi T.N. and Shri S. Kandasamy, Dy. Controller of Explosives, Ernakulam.


Cost of Solar energy is less than that of conventional energy says Power Minister Shri Piyush Goyal - makes a strong plea for adopting solar in rural areas
Shri Piyush Goyal Minister of State (IC) for Power ,Coal and New & Renewable Energy has said that energy is important part of our ecosystem and the setting up of a multilateral Agency of International Solar Alliance is a demonstration of our concern for issues of climate change. Speaking at a lecture organized by Mahratta Chamber of Commerce and the Pune International Centre he said US obstruction and pressures would not be acceptable to India. The traditional ethos of conservation makes India a natural country to lead the world efforts in the area of climate change. Criticizing the US claims on clean energy , Shri Goyal said US has contributed zilch towards it. Arguing that India’s Solar energy generation program as one of the largest in the world, he said the world has tremendous potential to save energy. Shri Goyal said he convinced the solar energy producers not to press for anti-dumping measures as that would have done more damage and the country would have been able to target any of its targets in the field of solar generation. Making a strong plea to industries for adopting solar in rural and urban areas in Pune, Shri Goyal said that the cost of solar is cheaper than conventional energy based on fossil fuels and the tariff remains same for 25 years and its based on natural resources over which no external agency has control.

On the ambitious program of replacing 770 million incandescent bulbs by LED bulbs, the Minister said till date more than 9 crore bulbs had been replaced and the company EESL(Energy Efficiency Services Ltd) is doing a phenomenal job replacing 7 lakh bulbs per day. This will result in a saving of 100 billion units every year and the consumer bills would come down cumulatively by Rs 40,000 crore and the Co2 emission will be down by 60 million tons/year. Shri Goyal said energy efficiency and clean energy have been important features of the program. The Minister said India produces hardly 2.5 percent of greenhouse gases but despite that the US is doing little to mitigate effects of climate change. He said we are taking steps not because of pressure from them but because of our consciousness in recognizing the value of the universe.
Senior economist Dr Vijay Kelkar, industrialist Baba Kalyani and members of Pune International Centre were present at the event.


NRDC inks licence agreement for commercialising “test kit for Microbiological Quality of Drinking Water”, as a part of “Make in India”
The National Research Development Corporation (NRDC), under Ministry of Science & Technology, has entered into a license agreement with M/s Ramashree Chemicals Pvt. Ltd, Bhopal for commercialisation of “Test kit for Microbiological Quality of Drinking Water” developed by Defence Research and Development Establishment (DRDE), Gwalior, DRDO, Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India.

The company plans to take this technology across the country through a network of dealers. The kit has been licensed to more than 20 companies in India so far and is useful to ascertain the quality of drinking water especially in developing countries.

The kit is used for detection of H2S producing organism in drinking water, which are present along with coliforms. Waterborne diseases like typhoid, cholera, diarrhoea and jaundice are caused by polluted water supply. It is an inexpensive, reliable and convenient method of testing in field conditions and is approved by World Health Organization (WHO). The initiative of NRDC aids the “Make in India” Mission of the Government of India.
The formal license agreement was signed by CMD, NRDC Dr. H. Purushotham, and General Manager, M/s Ramashree Chemicals Pvt. Ltd.Shri V K Joshi. 

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