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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...

30-Dec-2017 Guwahati

Centre sanctions Rs 1,250 cr for Assam inland transport

The central government has sanctioned Rs. 1,250 crore for the development of transport sector in Assam, Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari said here on Saturday.Chairing a high powered meeting of the Brahmaputra Board...

15-Dec-2017 Guwahati

Rs 80,000 cr has come to BJP coffers in last five months : Anna Hazare

Attacking the Narendra Modi government at the Centre, prominent social activist Anna Hazare on Friday said the country has topped the list of corrupt countries in Asia in the last three years of the NDA rule and claimed that Rs 80,000 crore has come to the coffers...

10-Dec-2017 Guwahati

Six elephants killed by speeding train in Assam

At least six elephants were killed after being hit by a speeding train in Assam's Sonitpur district early on Sunday, officials said.Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) officials said that the incident happened at 135 km marker between Balipara and Dhalaibeel...

05-Dec-2017 Guwahati

India win South Asian badminton title

India lived up to their tag of favourites, walloping Nepal 3-0 to win the first ever South Asian Regional Badminton Tournament (team championship) here on Tuesday.India who came into the final without losing a single match continued their good run with Aryaman...

05-Dec-2017 Guwahati

Northeast's tourism hurdles will end : K.J. Alphons

Union Minister of State for Tourism K.J. Alphons on Tuesday assured that he will take up at proper level the issue of northeastern states being kept as Level II destinations by many countries.He also said that he would look into the issue of having direct...

04-Dec-2017 Guwahati

Assam cabinet panel to examine 3 tribes' case for Sixth Schedule

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday announced setting up of a Cabinet sub-committee with a mandate to carry out feasibility study for inclusion of Rabha, Tiwa and Mising communities under the Constitution's Sixth Schedule which makes special...

26-Nov-2017 Guwahati

India claims 5 gold medals at Youth Women Boxing Worlds

India topped the medals' chart after claiming five gold medals on the final day of the AIBA World Women's Youth Boxing Championships here on Sunday.Nitu, Jyoti, Sakshi, Shashi Chopra and Ankushita Boro clinched the yellow metals. India earlier had also won...

24-Nov-2017 Guwahati

Boxers Jyoti, Shashi, Ankushita cruise into finals

 Indian boxers continued their spectacular run in the AIBA Women's Youth World Boxing Championships, with three of them winning their bouts and storming into the finals on Friday.Jyoti (flyweight), Shashi Chopra (feather) and local star Ankushita Boro (lightwelter)...

22-Nov-2017 Guwahati

Assam's legendary actor Biju Phukan passes away

Assam's prominent film actor Biju Phukan passed away at a private hospital here on Wednesday.Phukan, who was suffering from cardiac ailments for last few days, was admitted to the Apollo Hospital in Guwahati around 4.30 p.m on Wednesday. The doctors said he...

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