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16-Jan-2019 Guwahati

Won't betray Assamese on citizen bill : Sarbananda Sonowal

Amid the growing chaos over Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday reiterated that he is not going to betray the Assamese people."The people of Assam have made me Chief Minister with lots of trust and confidence....

25-Dec-2018 Bogibeel

Narendra Modi launches attack on Congress over helicopter deal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday launched a scathing attack on the Congress, without naming anyone, saying that no one could have even thought four years back that the 'key secret player' (sabse bada raajdar) in the AgustaWestland helicopter deal would...

25-Dec-2018 Guwahati

Narendra Modi inaugurates Bogibeel bridge over Brahmaputra

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday inaugurated the country's longest rail-cum-road bridge in Bogibeel over the Brahmaputra river in Assam.The Prime Minister arrived at the Mohanbari Airport near Dibruharh and headed to Bogibeel in a helicopter.Assam Governor...

10-Dec-2018 Guwahati

Financial assistance for Assam movement victims : Sarbananda Sonowal

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday said the government will provide one-time financial assistance of Rs 2 lakh to everyone who suffered bullet injuries during the Assam movement.Addressing a gathering on the occasion of "Shahid Diwas" (martyr's...

09-Dec-2018 Guwahati

Assam tea body slam 'chaiwala' Modi

The largest tea body of Assam on Sunday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who often refer to himself as a "chaiwala", for not being considerate towards the state's tea garden workers' plight and urged him to implement the promised minimum wage of Rs...

04-Dec-2018 Guwahati

Northeast to focus on bamboo industry: Dr Jitendra Singh

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh said that with the assistance of Centre, Northeast will focus on bamboo...

29-Nov-2018 Guwahati

Arrival of Rafale jets on schedule : B.S. Dhanoa

Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa on Thursday said the Indian Air Force will have the first Rafale jets by 2019, and that the process is on to induct a number of Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) into the force.On the sidelines of a programme where President Ram Nath...

20-Nov-2018 Guwahati

'Dimsum Affairs' to cozy up to on winter evenings in Guwahati

The dip in the mercury level during the day and foggy evenings have set the tone for a perfect get together of friends and old buddies. And what else does one need if the menu is topped with some hot and steaming dimsums, which will not only help one open...

14-Nov-2018 Guwahati

Citizenship Bill spurring Assam youth to take up arms : Congress

The Congress on Wednesday said that the admission by the Assam's police brass that the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 was spurring the youth to take up arms proved the BJP government's failure to protect the state's interest.Director General (Special...

05-Nov-2018 Aizawl/Guwahati

Jolt for Congress in Mizoram, Speaker quit party, joins BJP

Ahead of the Assembly polls, in a big jolt for the ruling Congress, Mizoram assembly Speaker Hiphei on Monday resigned from his post and the party before joining the BJP.Hiphei is the fifth legislators of the ruling Congress in Mizoram to have resigned from...

21-Oct-2018 Guwahati

Pleased with the batting effort : Jason Holder

West Indies skipper Jason Holder on Sunday said despite the eight wicket loss against India in the first ODI, he is pleased with the batting effort of his team.A brilliant century by Shimron Hetmyer (106) and some useful contributions from Devendra Bishoo...

21-Oct-2018 Guwahati

1st ODI: Bowlers could have applied bit better : Virat Kohli

After winning the first ODI against the West Indies here, Indian skipper Virat Kohli said bowlers could have performed better, especially in the last few overs.A brilliant century by Shimron Hetmyer (106) and some useful contributions from Devendra Bishoo...

21-Oct-2018 Guwahati

Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli star as India thrash West Indies in 1st ODI

Opener Rohit Sharma and skipper Virat Kohli scored blistering centuries to help India thrash the West Indies by eight wickets in the first One-Day International match here on Sunday.India dominated with the bat through out the innings as Rohit remained unbeaten...

20-Oct-2018 Guwahati

Five killed, several injured in Assam road mishap

At least five people, including two women, died and several others were injured when their bus fell into a water body on Saturday.Police said the incident took place at a remote place called Mukalmua in Assam's Nalbari district."The bus was travelling from...

08-Oct-2018 Guwahati

India needs 'emotional integration' with Northeast : Sumitra Mahajan

India needs to bring about a sense of "emotional integration" with the Northeast so that the people of the region do not feel alienated from the mainstream, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said on Monday.The development of the Northeast was a prerequisite...

02-Oct-2018 Guwahati

Assam CM pays tributes to Gandhiji, installs tallest flag pole

Assam on Tuesday paid rich tributes to Mahatma Gandhi on his 149th birth anniversary, with Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal dedicating one of India's tallest flag poles to mark the occasion at Gandhi Mandap in Guwahati."Gandhiji's philosophy on non-violence,...

21-Sep-2018 Guwahati

6 electrocuted in Assam

Six people were electrocuted in Assam's Nagaon district on Friday, police said.The incident took place at a fishery in Khatowal area."The victims were killed immediately as a high voltage electric wire was in the fishery which might have fallen in it the...

14-Aug-2018 Guwahati

Tarun Gogoi slams Modi for silence over rape case against Minister

Former Assam Chief Minister and Congress leader Tarun Gogoi on Tuesday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his silence over the rape case against Union Minister Rajen Gohain."The Prime Minister talks about 'Beti bachao'. However, we need to save our...

06-Aug-2018 Guwahati

116 Assam villages flooded after excess water released from dam

Thousands of people in 116 villages of Assam's Golaghat district have been affected by flooding after excess water was released from a dam located at Nagaland's Wokha district, officials said.The dam is run by the North East Electric Power Corporation Limited...

26-Jun-2018 Guwahati (Assam)

Rs 340.4 crore flood relief released for Assam

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North E??astern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh? disclosed in Guwahati (Assam) today that...

14-Jun-2018 Guwahati/Agartala/Imphal

Northeast flood situation grim, Army help sought

The flood situation in the Northeast continued to be grim on Thursday with at least nine people losing their lives and thousands displaced in Assam, Manipur and Tripura, where the state governments have sought Armys help in rescue operations.Two people lost...

18-Apr-2018 Guwahati, Assam

Health coverage schemes must provide widest coverage : Venkaiah Naidu

The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that there is a need to create health coverage schemes that provide widest coverage to the young, aged and infirm and those suffering from both critical acute and chronic ailments. He was addressing...

17-Mar-2018 Guwahati

1,000 kg marijuana seized in Guwahati

Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) sleuths have seized about 1,000 kg of contraband marijuana from a vehicle here that was to be smuggled to Uttar Pradesh, officials said on Saturday.The driver of the vehicle and his helper were arrested on Friday night when...

06-Mar-2018 Guwahati

30 injured as mobs clash with police in Assam

At least 30 people were injured as mobs clashed with police and security forces in Assam's Bodoland on Tuesday. The people were protesting a recent Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) decision on land sale.The problem started in Kokrajhar and Chirang districts...

03-Mar-2018 Guwahati

Sarbananda Sonowal for job-driven curriculum for higher education

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday advocated research-based employment-driven curriculum for higher education that was restructured every five years to keep in tune with the changing times.The Chief Minister said this after holding a review...

27-Feb-2018 Guwahati

Ram Vilas Paswan chairs review meeting of FCI in Guwahati

Ensuring food security in the North East Region through induction of sufficient quantum of food grains from Ex-Surplus States of North India: Food Minister.Shri Ram Vilas Paswan, the Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution  highlighted...

25-Feb-2018 Guwahati

BJP has entered kitchens to see what's cooking : Ghulam Nabi Azad

Accusing the BJP of playing the politics of religion, senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Sunday said the party had been entering the people's kitchen to see what meat they were eating."They have gone to the kitchens of people or hostels to see what meat...

25-Feb-2018 Guwahati

Army in India should remain non-political : Ghulam Nabi Azad

Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Sunday said that the Indian army has remained non-political since Independence and should continue to remain the same."We have great regard for the army, they are our protectors. But the army should not look into the...

18-Feb-2018 Guwahati

Assam forest personnel get sophisticated arms

The fight against wildlife crimes, including poaching of one-horned rhinos, got a boost on Sunday when Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal distributed modern and sophisticated weapons to forest personnel.The government has procured 272 INSAS rifles,...

15-Feb-2018 Guwahati

IAF chopper crashes in Assam, 2 dead

A microlight helicopter of the Indian Air Force with two pilots on board crashed on Thursday in Assam's Majuli island, killing both.Police in the island district confirmed the incident and the deaths.The incident took place at Sumoimari Chapori, a police...

11-Feb-2018 Guwahati

Speeding train kills four elephants in Assam

At least four elephants were killed and two others injured in Assam after a train hit a herd trying to cross railway tracks, officials said.The incident took place late Saturday night, P.J. Sharma, Chief Public Relations Officer of the Northeast Frontier...

03-Feb-2018 Guwahati

Reliance industries to invest Rs 2,500 cr in Assam: Mukesh Ambani

Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani said on Saturday that the company will invest Rs 2500 crore in Assam in the retail, petroleum, telecom, tourism and sports sectors creating job opportunities for at least 80,000 people.Addressing the Global Investment...

03-Feb-2018 Guwahati

BJP, NDPP enter into seat-sharing deal for Nagaland polls

Union Minister of State for Home and senior BJP leader Kiren Rijiju on Saturday said the BJP has entered into a seat-sharing agreement with the newly-floated National Democratic Peoples' Party (NDPP) ahead of the February 27 Nagaland Assembly polls.Rijiju,...

01-Feb-2018 Guwahati

Two militants killed in Arunachal

The Assam Rifles on Thursday shot dead two terrorists in Arunachal Pradesh.An official said the incident took place at Shankpani in Changlang district.An Assam Rifles official said that one of the slain men belonged to the anti-talk faction of ULFA. The...

01-Feb-2018 Guwahati

Two militants killed in Arunachal

The Assam Rifles on Thursday shot dead two terrorists in Arunachal Pradesh.An official said the incident took place at Shankpani in Changlang district.An Assam Rifles official said that one of the slain men belonged to the anti-talk faction of ULFA. The...

29-Jan-2018 Guwahati

Territorial integrity of Assam will not be compromised : Rajnath Singh

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday assured Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal that state's territorial integrity will not be compromised when the final Naga peace accord is signed.Singh's assurance came in the wake of violence in Dima Hasao district...

28-Jan-2018 Guwahati

Foundation stone for airport terminal laid in Guwahati

Union Civil Aviation Minister P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Sunday laid the foundation stone for a terminal at the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport here.The new Integrated Terminal Building, to be built at an estimated cost of Rs 1,232 crore,...

26-Jan-2018 Guwahati

Protest in Assam district leaves thousands stranded

Protests continued in Assam's Dima Hasao district as two of the nine persons injured in Thursday's police firing died on Friday. A mob also stopped a train, leaving thousands of people stranded.The Silchar-Guwahati passenger train was stopped at the New Haflong...

21-Jan-2018 Guwahati

Hindutva unifying force for India's diversity : Mohan Bhagwat

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Sunday said that Hindutva is one thing that has united Indians despite so much diversity and differences in the country, and that the greatness of Hindutva lies in the fact that it accepts and respects all diversity.He was addressing...

16-Jan-2018 Guwahati

Nine oil tankers set afire on Assam-Arunachal border

Suspected Naga militants set afire nine tankers loaded with crude oil in the remote Namsik area on the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border on Tuesday evening.The tankers were moving from Kharsang in Arunachal Pradesh to Digboi in Assam when they were set on fire near...

06-Jan-2018 Guwahati

Amit Shah visits Guwahati's Kamakhya temple

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah on Saturday arrived in Assam, enroute to Meghalaya, and visited the ancient Kamakhya temple here, situated on the Nilachal Hill.Shah is on a two-day long visit to northeast and is scheduled to address a public rally...

04-Jan-2018 Guwahati

Mamata Banerjee draws flak in Assam over NRC updation remark

Protests were held in Assam on Thursday against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who had termed the recent updation of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam a "conspiracy against the Bengalis".While the Brihattar Asomiya Yuva Mancha staged...

04-Jan-2018 Guwahati

Five youths die in Assam

Five young men, including a student, were found dead inside a vehicle in a village in Assam's Nalbari district on Thursday, police said.Police said a group of 24 people had gone for a picnic from Bordighala village on Wednesday morning and returned at night."The...

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