Samudra Gupta Kashyap

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Bid for 12 small oilfields to roll Rs 4,000 crore in Assam: Dharmendra Pradhan
Sat, Jun 25, 2016

Minister Pradhan said India’s energy requirement was increasing at a very rapid rate and the country had recently emerged as the third largest consumer of oil in the world.

Itanagar Raj Bhavan sets up fruit processing unit to train women, youth
Sat, Jun 25, 2016

The fruit processing centre was formally inaugurated by governor JP Rajkhowa on Saturday with 29 women from the state capital joining the first batch of trainees.

Assam to become petroleum hub for Southeast Asia: Pradhan
Sat, Jun 25, 2016

The Centre, in its Hydrocrabon Vision 2030 for the Northeast, has envisaged investing Rs 1.30 lakh crore in the petroleum sector in the region in the next 14 years, of which Rs 80,000 crore will be invested in Assam alone.

Rain, landslides hit food and petrol supply in Tripura
Sat, Jun 25, 2016

Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy has also written to the Union road transport and highway minister seeking his immediate intervention, the official said.

Supplies hit as rains, landslides block lone highway link to Tripura
Fri, Jun 24, 2016

Officials in Agartala said that very few trucks have managed to cross the dilapidated highway between Lowerpoah and Churaibari on the inter-state border.

Assam refineries’ capacity raised to 16 MTPA, state all set to become petroleum hub for SE Asia
Fri, Jun 24, 2016

The BJP-led government at the Centre has drawn up a plan to raise the capacity of Assam’s four refineries from the existing 7 MTPA to 16 MTPA in the next one decade or more.

BJP gets 10 regional parties under NE Democratic Alliance umbrella
Fri, Jun 24, 2016

Prior to this, most of these regional parties were part of the North-East Regional Political Front that was floated by the Naga People’s Front (NPF) and AGP in October 2013.

Brahmaputra crosses danger level, Majuli cut off from mainland
Fri, Jun 24, 2016

For the 1.53 lakh people of Majuli, said to be one of the largest inhabited river islands in the world, boats and ferries are the only means of transport to the mainland.

Count up from 14 to 21 in 3 years: Manas National Park has 7 more tigers
Fri, Jun 24, 2016

Of the 21 tigers confirmed through the camera-trapping exercise, 14 were on the Indian side, 11 in Bhutan and four appearing common on both sides of the border.

Majuli island cut off as Brahmaputra crosses red mark
Thu, Jun 23, 2016

For the 1.53 lakh population of Majuli, said to be one of the largest inhabited river islands in the world, boats and ferries are the only means of surface communication to the outside world.

Ambubachi Mela begins at Kamakhya temple in Assam, 25 lakh visitors expected
Thu, Jun 23, 2016

The BJP-led government, which has launched a massive campaign to attract a record number of pilgrims and visitors to the Mela, has set up five large camps apart from several temporary shelters in the Nilachal foothills.

Arunachal PDS scam: Former civil supplies director gets 5-year term, told to pay Rs 2-crore fine
Thu, Jun 23, 2016

The Special Court judgment said the former officer had between April 2002 and July 2004 deposited at least 28 cheques totaling Rs 2,89,43,071 which he had allegedly received from different persons.

Guwahati ready for 2.5 million pilgrims to Kamakhya temple in next four days
Mon, Jun 20, 2016

Thousands of pilgrims from different parts of India have already started pouring in, with the authorities already setting up five large camps apart from several temporary shelters in the Nilachal foothills.

Assam Congress chief Anjan Dutta dies at 64
Fri, Jun 17, 2016

A close associate of former chief minister Tarun Gogoi, the PCC president had taken ill while on his way back from South Africa.

Kaziranga director suspended for ‘hiding’ poaching incident
Fri, Jun 17, 2016

The IFS officer was placed under suspension following an approval from the chief minister, Assam forest minister said.

Meghalaya: 29 killed as bus falls into gorge
Thu, Jun 16, 2016

While the mishap occurred at around 10 PM on Tuesday, the police rescue operation that was launched only on Wednesday morning suffered due to heavy rains as well as difficult terrain.

Crores of rupees in DFO’s house only ‘tip of the iceberg’, says Assam governor
Wed, Jun 15, 2016

Governor PB Acharya said corrupt officers should be dealt with mercilessly and ruthlessly; there should be such action that others are taken by fear.

Assam to restore, preserve house of 1942 martyr Kushal Konwar
Wed, Jun 15, 2016

Paying rich tributes to the martyr, Sonowal recalled the sacrifices made by thousands of people who took part in the freedom movement in Assam.

Assam DFO arrested for taking bribe, Rs 2 crore seized from residence
Wed, Jun 15, 2016

On Monday, sleuths of the Anti-Corruption branch of the Assam Police arrested Talukdar while he was accepting a bribe totalling Rs 30,000 from three truck owners.

Assam divisional forest officer held with Rs 66 lakh cash, ivory, tiger skin
Tue, Jun 14, 2016

The arrest and recovery came at a time when forest minister Pramila Rani Brahma had been struggling to put an end to rhino poaching in Kaziranga National Park.

‘Stricter’ CPM expels or drops over 5,000 members in Tripura
Tue, Jun 14, 2016

The party had carried out the renewal exercise between January and March.

Arunachal CM Kalikho Pul takes class at Government Middle School in Itanagar
Mon, Jun 13, 2016

Pul, who took over as CM on February 20 after he revolted against the Congress party and its chief minister Nabam Tuki, has made it a point to inspect schools.

Thespian Achyut Lahkar, doyen of Assam’s mobile theatre, passes away
Sun, Jun 12, 2016

Noted playwright and actor Achyut Lahkar passed away in his hometown Pathsala at the age of 85.

Sonowal meets PM Modi, seeks Rs 2,6226 crores to tide over ‘financial crisis’
Sun, Jun 12, 2016

Sonowal, who submitted a memorandum as also a White Paper on the state’s financial situation to the prime minister, also requested allotment of Rs 5,000 crore as a “special one-time revenue deficit grant”.

Citizens’ group asks Sonowal to boost upper Assam economy with Act East Policy
Sat, Jun 11, 2016

The group also asked Assam CM Sonowal to lay more emphasis on infrastructure development including extension of high speed fibre-optic Internet connection to the upper Assam districts.

Wife chased by miscreants, Arunachal Governor wants patrol, police helpline
Fri, Jun 10, 2016

The Arunachal Pradesh Governor also appealed to the people to come forward and file formal complaints.

18 UNLF leaders awarded jail terms
Thu, Jun 09, 2016

This is the first time that almost the entire top rung of an insurgent group of the Northeast has been convicted.

To take on BJP in Assam assembly, Congress banks on ex-Chief Minister Saikia’s son
Wed, Jun 08, 2016

On May 30, the party finally chose a relatively junior Saikia over Neog and Hussain, with Gogoi describing the decision as one that would help rejuvenate the state unit.

BJP takes control of Guwahati civic body
Wed, Jun 08, 2016

The Congress, which had won the GMC elections two years ago, had lost majority after one of its councillors resigned from the party during the Assembly polls.

5 held for chasing Arunachal governor’s wife on Assam highway
Mon, Jun 06, 2016

At one point, the Swift Dezire overtook the Raj Bhavan car and stopped ahead on the highway, and tried to stop the car

Gauhati University revokes expulsion of 3 students
Mon, Jun 06, 2016

Ten days after three students of Gauhati University were expelled, one permanently and two others for one year each, the authorities have revoked the orders.

Probe report on Dimapur lynching raps police for ineffectiveness
Mon, Jun 06, 2016

‘This can happen only when officers at the helm of affairs are either incompetent or lack will to dedicate themselves to (saving) democracy and (upholding) the Constitution’

Seal Bangla border on war-footing: Sarbananda Sonowal tells BSF
Sun, Jun 05, 2016

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal asked the BSF to remove all challenges coming in the way of ensuring a secured border at the earliest.

Assam CM Sonowal warns against ‘cheap’ politics over Bangladeshi infiltrators
Fri, Jun 03, 2016

The chief minister also expressed satisfaction that the union home ministry had earlier this week set March 2017 as deadline for complete sealing of the Indo-Bangladesh boundary.

On Day 1, Governor bats for Sonowal govt: Will protect citizens’ identity
Fri, Jun 03, 2016

The Governor said that the government would make efforts to protect the identity of the people of the state

Whistle-blower knocks at PM door, seeks probe into scams in ONGC Ankleshwar Assets
Thu, Jun 02, 2016

Dashing off another letter to the PMO in May, Bhagowaty pleaded with the prime minister to institute an independent inquiry so that the truth was unraveled and the guilty officials meted out exemplary punishment.