Veteran Congress leader quits after getting notice for criticising PPC chief
Tue, Jun 30, 2015

Three days after the Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) issued a show cause notice to him for publicly criticizing the APCC president, veteran Congress leader and ex-MLA Hiranya Bora has resigned from the party and announced he would form a new party.

Gauhati HC orders reinstating Tezpur Varsity Prof dismissed on sexual harassment charges
Tue, Jun 30, 2015

Gauhati HC said the departmental inquiries and the removal of the Tezpur University faculty member were found to be 'wholly illegal'.

Assam: Man dies in custody, Army says he was injured while fleeing
Tue, Jun 30, 2015

The state government has not announced any inquiry so far.

Assam police falter on timely probe, says panel
Tue, Jun 30, 2015

The Commission’s report for 2014 also shows that there were several complaints against Assam Police like non-registration of FIRs and incidents of policemen being involved in blackmailing.

Irked by frequent visits, Gogoi tells Centre: send funds, not ministers
Mon, Jun 29, 2015

In a tweet, Gogoi also accused visiting ministers from Delhi of hoodwinking the people.

Simply put: What lies behind Governor-Gogoi tussle?
Mon, Jun 29, 2015

Probably the Congress’s increasing nervousness about a Raj Bhawan that has a finger on Assam’s pulse as crucial Assembly elections approach.

Tea estates in Assam create natural corridors for elephants to pass through
Sun, Jun 28, 2015

Tea estates in Assam have created natural corridors for elephants to pass through in an attempt to reduce damage to the plantations and prevent loss of human life.

10 lakh footfalls in Kamakhya as Ambubachi mela ends
Fri, Jun 26, 2015

As the Kamakhya temple doors were reopened, thousands of devotees stood in serpentine queues to get a darshan of the yoni symbol carved on a rock inside the sanctum sanctorum which itself is a cave.

Asked for 6 smart cities, got 7 AMRUT schemes, rues Assam CM Tarun Gogoi
Fri, Jun 26, 2015

The Assam government had proposed Guwahati, Jorhat, Golaghat, Silchar, Tezpur and Tinsukia for inclusion in Modi’s smart city list.

Assam CM Tarun Gogoi orders recovery of Rs 20 lakh each from 244 PG doctors for not serving state govt
Thu, Jun 25, 2015

Gogoi also directed the state health and family welfare dept to immediately initiate strict legal action against those PG doctors who have violated the terms and conditions of the agreement they had signed at the time of their admission.

Assam Congress leaders get notice for slamming state unit chief
Thu, Jun 25, 2015

The Congress party in Assam is already crippled with internal bickering that began with dissident activities led by then health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.

Tarun Gogoi promise fails, but hope floats for BPL student
Thu, Jun 25, 2015

Tarun Gogoi on June 17 announced that students belonging to BPL families who secured second and third divisions would get full government support in pursing college education.

Six rebels arrested in Assam
Wed, Jun 24, 2015

Security forces in Assam apprehended six rebels belonging to different underground armed groups in three separate operations in the past two days, the most prominent among them being Chingthong Singnar, self-styled Chairman of Karbi National Liberation Army (KNLA).

4 militants escape from Assam jail
Wed, Jun 24, 2015

All the four were members of the outlawed Karbi People’s Liberation Tigers (KPLT) and were lodged in the Diphu district jail since July last year.

Seven Garo rebels held in Guwahati
Tue, Jun 23, 2015

The seven persons were picked up by the crime branch of the Assam Police, with a press release saying they admitted to having a huge cache of arms and ammunition in their possession in their hideouts in Meghalaya.

Assam Congress asks President to restrain governor
Tue, Jun 23, 2015

APCC has sought intervention of President Mukherjee and demanded either restraining Governor P B Acharya from making political comments or relieving him.

Kamakhya ushers in annual festival, with annual cannabis problem
Tue, Jun 23, 2015

District tobacco control nodal officer Samiran Barua on Monday imposed fines on two persons under COTPA (Cigarette and Other Tobacco Products Act) for smoking in public places.

Kaziranga villagers learn to protect animals during floods
Mon, Jun 22, 2015

Three such programmes have been already completed in the past one week, with women and school students showing maximum interest in it.

Troops in Northeast observe Yoga Day
Sun, Jun 21, 2015

Troops of the Army as well as those belonging to the para-military forces and others deployed in the Northeast also joined the nation in observing the first International Yoga Day.

Church bodies in Nagaland and Manipur oppose Yoga Day on Sunday
Sat, Jun 20, 2015

A church body in Mizoram has gone a step further and urged people not to take part in Yoga Day.

Scribe fired upon by rebels in Assam district
Fri, Jun 19, 2015

The Journalist Action Committee (Assam) and Journalists’ Forum Assam on Friday expressed deep shock at the incident and demanded stringent actions against the perpetrators.

Over 3,000 seek tickets as BJP gears up for 2016 Assam assembly polls
Fri, Jun 19, 2015

State BJP president Siddhartha Bhattacharyya on the other hand said the party would definitely win a majority in the next assembly elections.

International Yoga Day: Non-NDA states Karnataka, West Bengal, Assam join in
Fri, Jun 19, 2015

West Bengal will hold an event in Kolkata’s Netaji Indoor Stadium with representatives of a various yoga, health and meditation agencies.

Nagaland restricts junk food in schools
Thu, Jun 18, 2015

Nagaland on Thursday directed all schools in the state to place firm restrictions on availability of junk food in and around the educational institutions.

Tarun Gogoi: NDA govt protects people with black money
Thu, Jun 18, 2015

There is no doubt that this Narendra Modi govt has been protecting people with black money,” Gogoi said.

In Assam, an ongoing effort to detect illegal Bangladeshi migrants
Wed, Jun 17, 2015

The National Register of Citizens (NRC) is expected to identify those who illegally entered Assam after 1971.

Assam: Overflowing rivers flood new areas, over 2 lakh hit
Sat, Jun 13, 2015

Over one lakh population have been affected in Barpeta district alone, with the total crop area damaged or submerged in the district being put at nearly 2,800 hectares.

How High Court and govt have re-ignited a simmering Meghalaya debate
Fri, Jun 12, 2015

Late last year, an intervention by Meghalaya High Court over Constitutional freedoms re-ignited an old cultural disagreement over what is supreme in the state: tradition or law. Traditional tribal institutions that have “governed” communities for centuries, have repeatedly locked horns with the state over this contested turf. At the end of May, the government moved […]

Assam overflows, Arunachal cut off
Fri, Jun 12, 2015

Road links have been snapped in eight districts of Arunachal, leaving several administrative circles faced with a shortage of essential items including foodgrains.

Brahmaputra crosses danger mark as floods hit three lakh people in Assam
Fri, Jun 12, 2015

With heavy rains continuing in eastern Arunachal Pradesh and upper Assam, the water level is expected to rise further in the next few days.

Floods: 1.95 lakh affected in Assam, 3 districts cut off in Arunachal
Thu, Jun 11, 2015

While the Brahmaputra was flowing over the danger mark at Nimatighat (near Jorhat) for the second consecutive day, boat ferry service between Jorhat and Majuli island was suspended because of the current.

The Myanmar Naga who has troubled India for half a century
Thu, Jun 11, 2015

The militant career of S S Khaplang, leader of the group behind the ambush of Army unit in Manipur

Bangladesh ex-minister Salahuddin Ahme can’t leave Shillong
Wed, Jun 10, 2015

He was released from the hospital after doctors declared his condition to be stable, but the court has debarred him from leaving the city.

Flood alert after heavy rain in Assam, over 80,000 affected
Wed, Jun 10, 2015

The situation was particularly grim in Lakhimpur and Dhemaji districts in eastern Assam, where nearly 45,000 people have been affected.

NE trade bodies happy over PM Modi’s Bangladesh trade pacts
Tue, Jun 09, 2015

"The starting of bus service between Guwahati and Dhaka as also between Agartala and Kolkata via Dhaka will give a major impetus to development and trade in the Northeast," said Barthakur.

Dhaka trip exposed Modi’s seriousness in tackling Bangla influx, smuggling: Gogoi
Mon, Jun 08, 2015

Gogoi said Prime Minister Modi had made such promises during the Lok Sabha election campaign only to garner votes. “He was never serious to implement his poll promises,” Gogoi added.