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Spurious liquor claims five lives in Assam

The excise superintendent said, “There is a possibility that liquor became unfit for consumption since it was stored in a pesticide drum, procured from a nearby tea garden. May be the drum was not washed properly before storing the liquor,” he said.

Assam to honour 12-yr-old who died hoisting flag in 1942

Dhekiajuli incidentally is one place where even a nameless beggar and a nameless sanyasi had laid down their lives as they too joined the others to hoist the flag in the local police station on that fateful day.

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Assam BJP expels Muslim woman leader over Rohingya protest

“Benazir Arfan has been expelled after she failed to give any satisfactory reply to the show cause notice she was served last Thursday on why disciplinary action should not be taken against her for organizing a rally over the Rohingya Muslim issue in Guwahati without bringing the matter to the party forum,” said Dilip Saikia.

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No govt jobs in Assam for people violating legal age of marriage

People who violate the legal age of marriage will not be eligible for government jobs in Assam, according to the ‘Population and Women Empowerment Policy of Assam’ which was presented in the state Assembly.

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Will take stern action against those out to foment trouble, says Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal

A Dibrugarh court remanded Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) leader Akhil Gogoi to four days police custody for trying to instigate people to take up arms during a rally in Moran.

Tezpur University of Assam ranks among world’s top 1000 universities

Apart from Tezpur University, IIT-Guwahati (also in the 601-800 range) is placed among the top 1000 from the North East region, the release said

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Congress stage walk-out from Assam Assembly

“We walked out after our adjournment motion on such an urgent and burning issue of price rise was rejected by the Speaker. Prices of essential commodities have sky-rocketed in the past few months and the common people are having a harrowing time,” Debabrata Saikia said.

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Assam: School principal held on charge of abetting student’s suicide

A suicide note she left behind said she decided to take her life after being assaulted by the principal and physically and mentally humiliated in front of other students in the school on Tuesday, on allegations that she had scribbled some allegedly adverse remarks about a teacher.

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‘Green Corridor’ provided to ailing infant from Assam

The infant was taken to Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport for trans-shipment into an air ambulance to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in Delhi.

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In a first, Assam extends AFSPA term on its own

“The militant outfits operating in the area continue to affirm their faith in armed struggle and indulge in acts of violence to create panic among common people, disturb the administrative system and extort money from the people,” the notification said.

Rebels trying to show ‘striking capabilities’; Assam extends AFSPA for 6 months

Assam has remained a “disturbed area” under provisions of the AFSPA for nearly 27 years with the Centre invoking the AFSPA on November 27, 1990 in the backdrop of the ULFA causing a series of violence.

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Central Bureau of Investigation to probe Assam minority leader’s murder

While the Assam government had constituted an SIT to investigate the case on August 4, chief minister Sonowal had also the same day written to the union home minister recommending a CBI inquiry into it. 

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Assam CM calls for calm as pro-talks ULFA leaders threaten to take up arms

“I am deeply saddened by the recent untoward incident that took place in Nagaon and I appeal to the people of the state to maintain peace and harmony in the face of provocation,” Sonowal said in a statement.

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Assam floods: 4 more dead; improvement in overall situation

According to a report by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), one person each died in Biswanath, Darrang, Kamrup and Morigaon districts in flood-related incidents.

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Kaziranga: 30 per cent still under water, Park lost 334 animals in two waves of floods

Kaziranga National Park has lost as many as 334 animals in two successive waves of floods, with the casualty list including 22 rhinos, one tiger, several elephants and buffalos and over 250 various species of deer.