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2 youths held for defacing govt hoarding in Assamese
Silchar (Assam), Oct 20 (IANS) Two youths were arrested in Cachar district in Bengali-dominated southern Assam for allegedly defacing a government hoarding in Assamese, police said on Wednesday.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
IIT Guwahati to start course to produce data scientists
Guwahati, Oct 20 (IANS) The IIT Guwahati would launch a Bachelor's course in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence to open up several career options like data engineering, data analytics, data architecture, among others, officials said on Wednesday.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Assam,National,Education,Technology
Assam seeks Rs 1,088 cr from Centre to repair damages caused by floods
Guwahati, Oct 20 (IANS) The Assam government has demanded Rs 1,088.19 crore from the Centre for repair and restoration of various infrastructure damaged by the monsoon floods, officials said on Wednesday.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Oct 30 bypolls in Assam acid test for BJP
Guwahati, Oct 19 (IANS) After returning to power in Assam for the second straight term six months ago, the ruling BJP will face its first acid test when five Assembly seats in the state go to the bypolls on October 30.
2021-10-19
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Assam's elementary schools re-open after nearly two years
Guwahati, Oct 19 (IANS) After nearly two years, students of Classes 1 to 8 as well as of Class 11 headed back to their schools as all government and private institutions in Assam re-opened on Tuesday.
2021-10-19
Category: India, Assam,National,Education,Health/Medicine
CPI-M to support Congress, CPI candidates in Assam bypolls
Guwahati, Oct 18 (IANS) The CPI-M, which did not field any candidate for the October 30 by-elections to five Assembly seats in Assam, will support the Congress candidates in four seats and the CPI nominee in Thowra Assembly constituency.
2021-10-18
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
High alert in Assam over threats from ISI, Al Qaeda
Guwahati, Oct 18 (IANS) In wake of intelligence reports of plans to carry out a big terror attack in Assam and other places in the country, the Assam Police have sounded an alert over possible terror strikes by Pakistan's spy agency ISI and terror outfit Al Qaeda over alleged persecution of Muslims in the state, officials said on Monday.
2021-10-18
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Terrorism
Scindia flags off 6 additional air routes in NE states
Guwahati, Oct 18 (IANS) Further expanding air connectivity in the mountainous northeastern states, Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Monday virtually flagged off six additional routes involving three northeast state capitals and Kolkata, officials said.
2021-10-18
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Indian Army enhances deployment of air assets near border with China in Arunachal region
Missamari (Assam), Oct 18 (IANS) The Indian Army has enhanced deployment of air assets, including unmanned aircraft, near the borders with China in Arunachal Pradesh region.
2021-10-18
Category: India, Assam,National,Defence/Security
Several leaders of Assam opposition parties leaders join BJP
Guwahati, Oct 17 (IANS) A host of leaders from various opposition parties in Assam, including two elected representatives and two tea tribe leaders, on Sunday joined the ruling BJP.
2021-10-17
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Hectic campaign on for bypolls to 5 Assam Assembly seats
Guwahati, Oct 16 (IANS) With Durga Puja festivities now over, the campaign for the October 30 by-elections to five Assembly seats in Assam gathered momentum on Saturday.
2021-10-16
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Devotees bid adieu to goddess Durga on Vijayadashami in NE
Guwahati/Agartala, Oct 15 (IANS) The religious fervour, pomp and gaiety with which the five-day Durga Puja festivity was celebrated in the northeastern states, especially in Assam, Tripura and Manipur, came to an end on Friday with the immersion of idols of in various rivers, ponds and water bodies in the region.
2021-10-15
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Religion
Moderate earthquake in Assam, no damage reported
Guwahati, Oct 14 (IANS) Amid Durga Puja festivities, a moderate quake, measuring 3.3 on the Richter Scale, occurred in eastern Assam bordering Arunachal Pradesh on Thursday, but no loss of life and damage to property was reported.
2021-10-14
Category: India, Assam,National,Environment/Wildlife
5 NSCN cadres held with arms, two hostages rescued
Guwahati/Kohima, Oct 14 (IANS) Amid ongoing talks between the Centre and Naga outfits in Delhi, five cadres of the different factions of the NSCN have been arrested in Nagaland and Assam with arms and ammunition and two hostages freed, defence officials said on Thursday.
2021-10-14
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Terrorism
Extension of BSF's jurisdiction evokes mixed response
Guwahati/Agartala, Oct 14 (IANS) A day after the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) extended BSF's area of operational jurisdiction in three states -- Punjab, West Bengal and Assam -- within a belt of 50 km from the international borders, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday supported the move, while the CPI-M and the Trinamool Congress strongly opposed it.
2021-10-14
Category: India, Assam,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Amid economic slowdown, Durga Puja festivities grip NE states
Guwahati/Agartala, Oct 12 (IANS) Notwithstanding the economic slowdown brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, Durga Puja festivities have gripped the people of the northeastern states, especially the puja revellers in Assam, Tripura and Manipur.
2021-10-12
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Religion
Bypolls: Congress to contest all seats in Assam, Meghalaya; BJP to go with allies
Guwahati/Shillong, Oct 11 (IANS) The Congress will contest all the five Assembly seats in Assam and three in Meghalaya in the October 30 bypolls, while the BJP has fielded candidates in alliance with its partners in the two northeastern states.
2021-10-11
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Coal crisis: Assam may face power crisis in festive season
Guwahati, Oct 11 (IANS) Like the other states in India, Assam might face severe power shortages during the Durga Puja and other festivals due to the coal crisis, officials said on Monday.
2021-10-11
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
At least 114 Assam jail inmates test HIV positive
Guwahati/Agartala, Oct 11 (IANS) Nearly 114 inmates, mostly drug addicts, were detected as being HIV positive in various jails in Assam, officials said on Monday.
2021-10-11
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Woman trampled to death in Assam by wild elephant
Guwahati, Oct 10 (IANS) A woman in Assam's Golaghat district has been trampled to death by a wild elephant, officials said on Sunday.
2021-10-10
Category: India, Assam,National,Human Interest/Society,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mixed response to Centre's oil palm mission in NE, experts fear ecological effect
Guwahati/Agartala, Oct 10 (IANS) Oil palm farmers are excited that several northeastern states inspired by the Centres National Mission on Edible Oils - Oil Palm (NMEO-OP) have undertaken oil palm cultivation in a big way. However, experts and a section of politicians have diverse opinions over the possible adverse impact on the environment and wildlife.
2021-10-10
Category: India, Assam,National,Environment/Wildlife
Amid protests, Adani Group takes over Guwahati int'l airport for 50 years
Guwahati, Oct 8 (IANS) Amid widespread protests, the Adani Guwahati International Airport Limited (AGIAL) on Friday took over the management, development and operation of the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International (LGBI) Airport in Guwahati, the second international airport in the northeast after Imphal, officials said.
2021-10-08
Category: India, Assam,Business/Economy
Ahead of Assam bypolls, Cong's alliance with new ally gets a jolt
Guwahati, Oct 7 (IANS) After discarding two of its old allies -- AIUDF and BPF, the main opposition Congress in Assam tried to forge alliance before the October 30 bypolls with the Asom Jatiya Parishad (AJP) and Raijor Dal but the latter refused the Congress proposal.
2021-10-07
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Gauhati HC terms eviction violence in Assam as 'big tragedy'
Guwahati, Oct 7 (IANS) Referring to the September 23 eviction related violence, which claimed two lives and injured 20 others in Assam's Darrang district, the Gauhati High Court on Thursday termed the incident as "a big tragedy and very unfortunate" and directed the state government to file a detailed affidavit in the matter.
2021-10-07
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Sitharaman lays foundation of ADB-aided projects in Assam
Guwahati, Oct 7 (IANS) Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday performed the 'Bhoomi Pujan' for 120 MW capacity Rs 2,200 crore Lower Kopili Hydro Electric Project aided by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Assam's Dima Hasao district.
2021-10-07
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Model Rajkanya Baruah re-arrested in road accident case
Guwahati, Oct 6 (IANS) Model and 2016 Miss India finalist, Rajkanya Baruah, who injured eight roadside workers last week in Guwahati while driving her car allegedly at high speed and in an inebriated condition, was rearrested on Wednesday, police said.
2021-10-06
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Cinema/Showbiz
Hanging bridge collapses in Assam, 24 school students hurt
Silchar, Oct 5 (IANS) At least 24 school students were injured, three of them seriously, after a hanging bridge collapsed in southern Assams Karimganj district when the students were on their way home after school, officials said on Tuesday.
2021-10-05
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Assam DIG held in disproportionate assets case
Guwahati, Oct 5 (IANS) Assam Police Deputy Inspector General (Border) Rounak Ali Hazarika, who travelled abroad 9 times without permission, was arrested on Tuesday by the Chief Minister's Special Vigilance Cell in connection with a disproportionate assets case.
2021-10-05
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Congress suspends Assam MLA arrested for 'provocative' remarks
Guwahati, Oct 4 (IANS) The Congress on Monday suspended its Assam MLA Sherman Ali Ahmed, who was arrested on Saturday for his "communally provocative" comments on the September 23 violence during an eviction drive in the state's Darrang district, which left two dead and 20 others injured.
2021-10-04
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Congress in Assam forges alliance with 2 local parties for by-polls
Guwahati, Oct 4 (IANS) After dumping two of its old allies -- AIUDF and BPF, the opposition Congress in Assam will now forge an alliance with the Asom Jatiya Parishad (AJP) and Raijor Dal to take on the ruling BJP in the October 30 by-polls to the 6 Assembly seats.
2021-10-04
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Vice President confers Assam's highest civilian awards to 3
Guwahati, Oct 3 (IANS) Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday conferred the Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi Award for National Integration and National Contribution to eminent writer and scholar Nirode Kumar Barooah, Assam Branch of the Kasturba Gandhi National Memorial Trust and Meghalaya's Shillong Chamber Choir.
2021-10-03
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
'Centre, states can include value of water conservation in school curriculum'
Guwahati, Oct 3 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday has suggested to the Central and the state governments to include lessons on the importance of water conservation in school curriculum.
2021-10-03
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Assam Congress MLA held for 'communally provocative' remarks
Guwahati, Oct 2 (IANS) Assam Congress MLA Sherman Ali Ahmed was detained on Saturday evening, a day after his party served show-cause notice to him for his "communally provocative" comments referring to the September 23 violence, which claimed two lives and injured 20 others after a mob clashed with the police during an eviction drive in Darrang district of the state.
2021-10-02
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Illegal settlers planning to grab power in Assam by 2050: CM
Guwahati, Oct 2 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma alleged on Friday that illegal settlers have hatched a plan to grab power in the state by 2050, gradually becoming a majority and dominant community in different Assembly constituencies across the state.
2021-10-02
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Assam Cong serves notice to party MLA for 'communal' remarks
Guwahati, Oct 1 (IANS) The Assam Congress on Friday served a show-cause notice to its MLA Sherman Ali Ahmed for his reported "communally provocative" comments referring to the September 23 violence, in which two persons were killed and 20 others were injured after a mob clashed with the police during an eviction drive in Darrang district of the state.
2021-10-01
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Lack of monsoon trough causes deficit rains in most of NE states
Guwahati/Agartala, Oct 1 (IANS) Even as southwest monsoon rainfall in the country, according to the the India Meteorological Department (IMD), as a whole was "normal", six of the eight northeastern states witnessed deficient monsoon rains due to lack of rain bearing clouds and monsoon trough from the Bay of Bengal.
2021-10-01
Category: India, Assam,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Assam: SC, ST, forest dwellers get exemption in two-child norm
Guwahati, Oct 1 (IANS) The BJP led Assam government on Thursday eliminated criteria to adhere to a two-child norm for the people belonging to scheduled caste, tribals and other traditional forest dweller communities in order to get a government job.
2021-10-01
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Govt concerned as tea exports sluggish for 10 years: Minister
Guwahati, Oct 1 (IANS) Tea exports have remained sluggish for the last 10 years and the government is concerned about this, Union Minister of State of Commerce and Industry Anupriya Singh Patel said on Thursday.
2021-10-01
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Army busts ULFA-I recruitment module, apprehends seven Myanmar-bound youth
Guwahati, Sep 30 (IANS) The Indian Army has busted a recruitment module of the ULFA-I and apprehended seven youths, who were on their way to the outlawed outfit's training camps in Myanmar, defence officials said on Thursday.
2021-09-30
Category: India, Assam,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
12 ULB militants surrender in Assam
Guwahati, Sep 29 (IANS) Twelve militants of newly-formed ultra outfit United Liberation of Bodoland (ULB) surrendered on Wednesday and deposited arms and ammunition at Udalguri district bordering Bhutan, officials said.
2021-09-29
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Assam bypolls: Congress to go alone, BJP in alliance
Guwahati, Sep 29 (IANS) With by-elections to five Assembly seats in Assam to be held on October 30, the main opposition Congress is likely to go alone to take on the ruling BJP, which would contest in four seats, leaving one seat to its ally United Peoples Party Liberal (UPPL).
2021-09-29
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Assam announces Rs 570 cr package for staff of 2 shut paper mills
Guwahati, Sep 29 (IANS) The Assam government on Wednesday signed an agreement with the workers and employees of two paper mills owned by the government-run Hindustan Paper Corporation Ltd (HPCL) to resolve issues of their salaries and dues, pending for 56 months.
2021-09-29
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Top Maoist leader Tingraj Orang surrenders in Assam
Guwahati, Sep 28 (IANS) Top Maoist leader Tingraj Orang surrendered to Assam police on Tuesday, officials said.
2021-09-28
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
3 missing Assam school students' bodies recovered, one still untraced
Guwahati, Sep 27 (IANS) Three bodies of four missing Class 10 students have been recovered from the Brahmaputra near Pandu ghat in Assam's Guwahati, while the fourth was still untraced as on Monday evening, officials said.
2021-09-27
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Union Minister Sonowal elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha
Guwahati, Sep 27 (IANS) Union Minister and former Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal was on Monday elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha from Assam.
2021-09-27
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Assam's highest civilian award for national integration to be conferred by V-P Naidu (Reissued with corrections)
Guwahati, Sep 27 (IANS) The Assam government will confer the 'Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi Award' for National Integration and National Contribution to a prominent person and the award would be conferred by Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu during his proposed visit to the state on October 3, officials said here on Monday.
2021-09-27
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Bharat Bandh evokes partial response in Northeast
Guwahati/Agartala, Sep 27 (IANS) The Bharat Bandh called by the Samyukt Kisan Morcha against the three contentious farm laws evoked a partial response in the Northeastern states on Monday.
2021-09-27
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Judima wine becomes first beverage from northeast India to get GI tag
Guwahati, Sep 26 (IANS) The traditional Judima wine of the Dimasa tribals of Assam and Nagaland has become the first beverage from northeast India to be awarded the Geographical Indication (GI) tag, officials said on Sunday.
2021-09-26
Category: India, Assam,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Assam CM claims PFI hand in eviction violence, demands ban on outfit
Guwahati, Sep 25 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday claimed that the Popular Front of India (PFI) was involved in the violence in Darrang district during an eviction drive, stating that some people had collected Rs 28 lakh from the encroacher families assuring them that they would convince the government against eviction.
2021-09-25
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Assam's highest civilian award for national integration to be conferred on Venkaiah Naidu
Guwahati, Sep 25 (IANS) The Assam government will confer the Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi Award for National Integration and National Contribution on Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu during his proposed visit to the state on October 3, officials said here on Saturday.
2021-09-25
Category: India, Assam,National