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Train kills another elephant in Assam; fourth in two days
Wed, Dec 07, 2016

A herd of 25 wild elephants which had come down from the Meghalaya hills in the south and crossed the railway track in search of food, was on its way back when the incident took place.

Sarbananda Sonowal, Pema Khandu mourn Jayalalithaa’s death
Tue, Dec 06, 2016

Sonowal also dispatched industry and commerce minister Chandra Mohan Patowari to Chennai, where the latter paid homage to the mortal remains of J Jayalalithaa on behalf of the Assam government.

Train mows down 3 elephants in Assam
Tue, Dec 06, 2016

The three elephants were killed when a herd of wild elephants came on the railway tracks and “dashed against the train engine” of the Dibrugarh-bound express train.

In Assam, panchayat members to take forward cashless economy message
Tue, Dec 06, 2016

"While the prime minister has announced his policy of taking the country towards a cashless transaction, we want to make Assam the Number 1 state in this respect," Sonowal said.

Arunachal Pradesh ambush toll rises to two
Mon, Dec 05, 2016

Saturday’s was the seventh incident in the Tinsukia-Longding-Tirap-Changlang pocket of eastern Assam and eastern Arunachal Pradesh this year.

Arunachal Pradesh: 1 soldier killed, six critical in ambush
Sun, Dec 04, 2016

Official sources in Itanagar said the militants believed to be of the NSCN(K) ambushed a convoy of the Assam Rifles between Wakka and Tissa.

APSC resumes work, retd Brigadier seeks legal opinion on results of exams
Thu, Dec 01, 2016

The police investigating into the APSC jobs-for-cash scandal have interrogated several Assam government officers who were allegedly recruited by Paul & Company through unfair means.

Muslim outfits slam Himanta Biswa Sarma for madrasa remark
Wed, Nov 30, 2016

At a press conference on Monday, the BJP minister had threatened madrasa heads of action if they continued to observe weekly-off on Fridays, saying "madrasas remain closed on Fridays in Pakistan and Bangladesh, not in India".

Car-lifter in Assam confesses to 42 murders
Wed, Nov 30, 2016

Jorhat Superintendent of Police P K Bhuyan said that they would ascertain the veracity of Bubu Konwar’s claim when the police get his custody.

Will act against madrasas for Friday closure, says Assam Education Minister
Tue, Nov 29, 2016

The minister said the Assam government had no objection to students attending namaz on Friday afternoon but madrasas should not remain closed on Fridays.

Tea estate on Indo-Bhutan border pays workers online
Sun, Nov 27, 2016

Currently, 476 permanent plantation labourers work at Menoka, a 354-hectare garden.

Dimapur airport: Man with Rs 5 lakh in old notes detained
Sat, Nov 26, 2016

While the CISF immediately informed Income Tax officials, the latter are yet to ascertain whether the cash was legal or illegal.

Royal Bengal Tiger lynched in Assam village as it injures 3 people
Fri, Nov 25, 2016

Assam: Some people had removed teeth, nail and a portion of the tiger after it was done to death.

Assam: After elephant death at project site, minister orders FIR against Patanjali
Fri, Nov 25, 2016

The female elephant, which was the second to fall into a 10-feet deep pit after its calf first fell in it, sustained serious head injury and fracture in one leg when a full-grown male elephant fell atop her.

Assam pays rich tribute to Ahom General who had crushed the Mughals
Thu, Nov 24, 2016

The chief minister also asked the people to keep a portrait of Lachit Barphukan in all offices, schools and other educational institutions as a mark of respect to the legend.

Northeast cops on lookout for Rs 9 cr pushed by rebels
Thu, Nov 24, 2016

There were also reports of militant groups trying to press common people in some districts to exchange old notes

Arunachal alerts banks against deposits by outsiders through tribal people
Wed, Nov 23, 2016

Khandu also asked officials of the Income Tax department to trace all such accounts that deviated from normal history and pattern of deposit and take appropriate action.

Bypolls 2016: Up in Tripura, BJP gains 56,000 more votes in Lakhimpur in a span of 6 months
Wed, Nov 23, 2016

In Tripura on the other hand, results of the by-election to two assembly constituencies have definitely proved that the BJP has made significant inroads into the Left bastion.

BJP wins in Arunachal, Assam; CPM gets two seats in Tripura
Wed, Nov 23, 2016

The Lakhimpur seat had fallen vacant when Sarbananda Sonowal resigned from Lok Sabha after he was elected to the state assembly and was appointed chief minister of Assam.

Demonetisation: 2618 of SBI’s 2845 ATMs in Northeast recalibrated
Tue, Nov 22, 2016

In Guwahati city, 301 out of the 318 ATMs were also working, of which 288 have been calibrated for new currencies.

Indian badminton team manager from Arunachal finally gets back passport from Chinese embassy
Tue, Nov 22, 2016

“I got back my passport only after I wrote to the Chinese embassy on Monday that I will file an FIR for the recovery of the same," said Tago.

Assam: Four tea workers, a week’s wages, one Rs 2,000 note
Tue, Nov 22, 2016

On Monday, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal directed all banks to ensure each tea worker has an account to enable timely disbursal of wages.

Assam CM Sonowal asks banks to ensure every tea worker has a bank account
Mon, Nov 21, 2016

He directed the bank authorities to open sufficient of ATMs and sending out mobile vans so that the account holders could transact money locally

Assam: Pengeri attack was ‘joint operation’ of 5 NE rebel groups, claims ULFA
Mon, Nov 21, 2016

Assam DGP who has been camping in Tinsukia after he rushed there following the Saturday morning ambush, also said that all weapons that the militants used were of Chinese make.

Assam: Speeding train mows down four minor boys
Sun, Nov 20, 2016

Bodies of four boys were found lying along the railway track near Borgaon level crossing on between Biswanath Chariali and Monabari railway stations

Assam: Three army jawans killed, police blame ULFA, NSCN
Sun, Nov 20, 2016

This is first major attack by militants since the BJP-led government took charge in Assam in May.

AASU hits out at Assam govt over infiltration
Sun, Nov 20, 2016

The AASU chief advisor also accused all parties – including the BJP, Congress, regional and Left parties – for doing nothing to expel the Bangladeshi infiltrators.

Lakhimpur: BJP beats note ban blues, targets Cong over graft in APSC
Sat, Nov 19, 2016

The bypoll was necessitated due to the resignation of then Union sports minister Sarbananda Sonowal, who opted to become an MLA and take over as the Chief Minister of Assam.

Centre’s Bangladeshi influx figures triggers off fresh debate in Assam
Fri, Nov 18, 2016

While Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju told the Parliament about the two crore Bangladeshi infiltrators, the Congress party in Assam has asked what the Modi government had done in the past two years and more to detect and expel them.

Indian badminton team manager from Arunachal denied visa by China
Thu, Nov 17, 2016

Though the BAI had submitted all required documents of the Indian contingents at the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi several weeks ago, all but Tago were issued their visas.

One killed in attack on cash van in Assam
Thu, Nov 17, 2016

SP Mahanta said the miscreants attacked from a dense forest on the Pengeri-Digboi road, about 11 km short of Digboi.

In remote Assam district, coins are the new currency
Thu, Nov 17, 2016

Gauri Shankar Das, chief manager at the SBI in the district headquarters of Haflong, said the villagers were initially angry at being handed the coins but have now come to embrace them.

Arunachal: One killed in suspected ULFA attack on tea estate van
Wed, Nov 16, 2016

The area, which was once a major ULFA-infested area of upper Assam, has a history of militant attacks in the past several years.

Assam: In remote Dima Hasao, tribal villagers get coins for 500 rupee notes
Wed, Nov 16, 2016

Dima Hasao, a district with 2.14 lakh population which had witnessed a series of ethnic violence and militant activities in the past two decades, has the lowest number of bank branches among all districts of Assam.

Assam blockade hits train services to Tripura
Tue, Nov 15, 2016

The strike, if continued, will also affect the Tripura Sundari Express, the only train that connects the Tripura capital with the national Capital.