At around 6.30 pm, just as APJ Abdul Kalam had clicked past the first two slides, he collapsed — 75 minutes later, it was official. “All efforts were made but Dr A P J Abdul Kalam could not be revived,” the Bethany Hospital said in a statement.
The tribunal wanted to know from them what right they had over the land and whether those plots fell under the proposed eco-sensitive zone of Kaziranga National Park.
"In his death, Assam lost a very good parliamentarian, while I lost a very close friend," Assam CM Tarun Gogoi said as he payed his tributes to Handique.
The search and seizure were carried out following orders issued by a division bench of the Guwahati High Court.
Reports said the mob dragged Purni Orang from her house by her hair and presented her before Anima Ronghangpi on the riverbank.
A few days ago, the faction had asked leaders of the two outfits to tender an unconditional apology for allegedly raising anti-ULFA slogans.
With the Guwahati water supply project's mention in the Louis Berger bribery case, Assam CM ordered probe into the allegations that govt functionaries received bribe for awarding contract to the company.
Two students, both studying in Class VII of a local high school were killed when an exchange of fire took place between security forces and armed militants.
Bijuliban, like most other villages in this eastern part of Tinsukia district, has a significant population of people who trace their roots to Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi described the incident as unfortunate and announced an inquiry into the incident.
“Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Manipur’s economic growth rate is recorded at a rate that is lower than the Northeast region's average growth rate," noted Assocham.
The Assam Rifles said that the incident indicated that innocent villagers were apparently coerced by the NSCN(K) cadres to block the road and help in in laying an ambush on the troops.
The state government has announced an ex gratia of Rs 4 lakh to the next of kin of the two persons — Nandalal Shah and his daughter Kajol. It has also directed security forces to go all out against the ULFA militants.
Samudra Gupta Kashyap looks at the resurgence of groups that have come together on a common platform.
Troops of the Border Security Force (BSF) on late Wednesday night intercepted nine bamboo rafts containing coal and seven containing timber destined for Bangladesh on through the Simsang river near the international boundary in Meghalaya.
The overall flood situation in four Assam districts remained grim on Thursday with Brahmaputra and several of its tributaries flowing over the danger mark at several places.
A patrol party were attacked by the militants and the exchange of fire lead to the killing of two NSCN(K) militants and capture of one.
Several Hindi-speaking traders and businessmen in Tinsukia district in upper Assam received messages from the ULFA faction on their phones seeking Rs 5 lakh each to the outfit.
The cardiac surgeon had to face arrest after he had transplanted a pig’s heart on a 32-year old male patient’s body following which the patient survived for seven days in 1997.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday filed charge sheets in connection with two separate incidents of violence that were carried out by the NDFB(S) faction in Baksa district in Assam in may last year, naming as many as eight militants for these crimes.
Pawan Hans Ltd General Manager said the pilots did a commendable job by finding a suitable spot on a pucca road near Gohpur, where they managed to land safely.
Tinsukia SP Arnab Deka said three unidentified persons knocked on the door and shot him from close range after a brief altercation.
Bordeuri Samaj, descendants of five priestly families, are back in charge of Assam’s famous Shakti peeth
The attack had not only left 30 people dead, but had also triggered more violence in the state’s four Bodoland districts, leading to as many as 75 deaths in a week.
At NE meet, CM Sarkar has figures to show why state exited AFSPA; says his mantra a combination of security operations and development works
There was also a need to tighten vigil along the Indo-Bangladesh and Indo-Bhutan borders, Singh said, asking the chief ministers to open more police stations in the border areas
Speaking at the meeting of chief ministers of the Northeastern region, Singh said there were over two lakh people who live in 240 villages within 10 kms of the India-Myanmar border alone.
A report on the region, prepared by ASSOCHAM which was released by its secretary general DS Rawat here on the occasion of inauguration of its regional headquarters in the Assam capital
“The BJP has betrayed the people of the country in general and those of Assam in particular,” said Bora.
Life was disrupted in on Tuesday following a 12-hour bandh called by several organisations demanding ST status for six communities.
While preliminary inquiry said the woman was from Shillong, how she reached Guwahati remained a mystery. She had apparently mentioned different names and was unable to produce an identity card.
The BJP with seven seats having reduced the Congress to three Lok Sabha seats out of 14, Assam CM arun Gogoi has started an early campaign for the assembly elections due in eight months.
Birubala Rabha, a tribal woman known for her crusade against witch-craft and witch-hunting, was presented the 12th Upendra Nath Brahma Soldier of Humanity in Kokrajhar.
The NMA in a memorandum to chief minister TR Zeliang and the Joint Legislators’ Forum said this had led to fresh incidents violence and killings as well as a build-up of increasing militarization in the Naga hills.
According to estimates, 400 people and 50 elephants are killed in India every year due to conflict, which is increasing due to the rapidly shrinking habitat.
The Railways hopes to reach all state capitals in the Northeast by March 2020.
Through two broad chapters on the investigation and the trial, Avirook Sen presents how the Talwars were hit with a double whammy: a shoddy and insensitive investigation by the UP Police and the CBI and what Sen believed was a premeditated judgment.