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13-Jul-2019 Guwahati

Assam flood situation worsens, death toll rises to 7

The flood situation in Assam continued to worsen with new areas flooding every day even as the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) on Saturday said that 25 districts of the state are under water and seven people have been killed so far in flood-...

12-Jul-2019 Guwahati

Assam flood situation grim, death toll rises to 6

The flood situation in Assam continued to be grim with three more people dying in the last 24 hours, taking the total death toll in floods and landslides to six, even as over eight lakh people were marooned by the floods till Friday evening.Officials of...

10-Jul-2019 Guwahati

3 dead in Assam floods, over 2 lakh affected

At least three persons have died in the last 24 hours in floods and landslides in Assam and over two lakh people have been affected, officials said on Wednesday.Two people died due to floods and one person was killed in a landslide here. The situation is...

10-Jul-2019 Guwahati

1 dead, 2 injured in landslides in Assam

A person was killed and two others were injured on Wednesday after incessant rains triggered landslides here in Assam's capital city.One Narayan Shah died after stones and mud from adjacent hillock caved in on his house in Gorchuk area, officials of the...

07-Jul-2019 Guwahati

Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank visits IIT Guwahati Campus

Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal visited Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati on 6thJuly, 2019. He congratulated IIT Guwahati for securing 491 overall rank and 79th rank in the category of youngest institutions in the QS...

30-May-2019 Guwahati

Kiren Rijiju: Most prominent BJP face in northeast

Kiren Rijiju has been the face of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the northeastern states.Rijiju on Thursday took oath as a Union Minister in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's new ministry. The Lok Sabha member from Arunachal West constituency was bound to...

30-May-2019 Guwahati

Rameswar Teli, a simple man with high popularity

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi inducted Rameswar Teli into his cabinet on Thursday, happiness swept across Assam, particularly the tea garden areas of the state.Many in Assam feel a cabinet berth to the young and dynamic MP like Teli was long overdue.Born...

25-May-2019 Agartala/Guwahati

N-E India sends 3 women to Lok Sabha, one more than 2014

North-east India, comprising eight states, is sending three women to the Lok Sabha -- one more than the 2014 general election. Of the three women, elected for the 17th Lok Sabha, two are new faces and belong to the BJP: Queen Oja (from Guwahati parliamentary seat)...

24-May-2019 Guwahati

India Open: Mary Kom, Shiva Thapa, Amit Panghal win gold

Six-time world champion Mary Kom (51kg) was crowned champion in the second edition of the India Open International Boxing Tournament at the Karmabir Nabin Chandra Bordoloi Indoor Stadium here on Friday.Additionally, Amit Panghal (52kg) won his third gold of the...

23-May-2019 Guwahati

India Open: Mary Kom beats Zareen, Sachin upsets Solanki

Six-time world champion Mary Kom staved off a stiff challenge from Asian Championships bronze medallist Nikhat Zareen in the 51-kg category while former world youth champion Sachin Siwach (52-kg) upset Commonwealth Games gold medallist Gaurav Solanki to storm...

19-Apr-2019 Guwahati

Congress opened doors to infiltrators: Ram Madhav

BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav on Friday launched a scathing attack on the Congress alleging that it was the Congress government at the Centre in 1967 that opened the country's doors to infiltrators."Who allowed infiltrators in large numbers into India,...

04-Apr-2019 Guwahati

Not against AFSPA but won't allow misuse : Manpreet Singh Badal

 Responding to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's allegation that the Congress wants to take away the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal on Thursday said the party is not in favour of repealing the AFSPA but it...

23-Mar-2019 Guwahati

Denied ticket, BJP MP in Assam to float new party

Sitting BJP MP from Assam's Tezpur, Ram Prasad Sarmah, who has been dropped for the 2019 polls, on Saturday said that he will float a new party which will bring in all the old and "neglected" BJP leaders.The BJP has replaced Sarmah with state minister Pallab...

22-Feb-2019 Guwahati

Assam hooch tragedy death toll rises to 25

At least 25 persons, including 15 women, have died and over 40 others have taken ill after consuming spurious liquor at a tea garden in Assam's Golaghat district, the police said on Friday.The incident took place on Thursday night at the Salmora tea estate...

10-Feb-2019 Guwahati

Citizenship Bill will not be passed : Yashwant Sinha

Former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha on Sunday said the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 will not be passed in the Rajya Sabha even as he insisted that the Modi government is not going to come to power for a second time.The veteran politician, who quit the...

04-Feb-2019 Guwahati

Whatever happened to Saradha scam probe in Assam, asks Congress

A day after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee confronted the CBI over the probe into multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam, the opposition Congress in Assam on Monday questioned the details of the probe regarding the Saradha scam in Assam.Senior...

03-Feb-2019 Guwahati

We must strengthen bonds between India, ASEAN : K.J. Alphons

Referring to their common thread particularly through Buddhism and Hinduism, Union Minister of State for Tourism K.J. Alphons on Sunday stressed the need to strengthen the bonds between India and the ASEAN."There is so much common among the ASEAN countries and...

25-Jan-2019 Guwahati

Bhupen Hazarika : A legend whose music transcended boundaries

Bhupen Hazarika, who was posthumously awarded Bharat Ratna on Friday, was a singer, balladeer, poet, lyricist and film maker who was widely admired not only in native Assam but across the country.Hazarika's songs resonate among music lovers of all ages and...

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...

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