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According to scientists, benzene concentrations are higher in colder areas and if the temperature drops in the coming days — which is expected — the levels are bound to rise.

An inquiry has been initiated against him both at JJ Hospital and at MRA Marg police station, where an FIR was lodged on Tuesday.

He ‘stalked’ 23-year-old Antara Das, told police he paid someone else to kill her.

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Assam set to launch home-stay scheme to tap rural tourism
Assam set to launch home-stay scheme to tap rural tourism

The scheme will be implemented by the state government’s tourism department through Assam Tourism Development Corporation (ATDC) at an estimated cost of Rs 16.29 crore.

Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal wants a rail link to Majuli island, his constituency
Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal wants a rail link to Majuli island, his constituency

Chief minister Sonowal in his letter requested MoS Gohain to ensure undertake a survey work followed by immediate execution of a project to put both Majuli and Barpeta on the railway map.

Non-bailable warrant against Meghalaya MLA accused of raping minor
Non-bailable warrant against Meghalaya MLA accused of raping minor

The legislator has been booked under several Sections of the IPC and the POCSO Act.

Epicentre in Tripura: One dead, 5 injured as 5.7 magnitude quake rocks Northeast
Epicentre in Tripura: One dead, 5 injured as 5.7 magnitude quake rocks Northeast

The earthquake, which was felt for about five to six seconds, occurred at 2:39 PM, and had its epicentre in Dhalai district of Tripura, close to Mizoram and the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh.

Demonetisation: Assam tea labourer commits suicide
Demonetisation: Assam tea labourer commits suicide

Dibrugarh Superintendent of Police Gautam Bora said there was no specific complaint that the said tea labourer had killed himself because of demonetisation.

Assam: Grenade hurled at Union Minister Rajen Gohain’s house, didn’t go off
Assam: Grenade hurled at Union Minister Rajen Gohain’s house, didn’t go off

A police official said that eye witnesses had claimed that two motorcycle-borne miscreants hurled the grenade post midnight at the house of Gohain.

Arunachal: CM Pema Khandu inaugurates 6th ALG in Tuting, 30 km from China border
Arunachal: CM Pema Khandu inaugurates 6th ALG in Tuting, 30 km from China border

Chief minister Khandu also announced that the Pasighat ALG would soon be the first ALG in the state to have a civilian terminal, and Air India would soon introduce a flight to Pasighat. “

25 new units with Rs 5000 cr investments coming up in Assam: Patowary
25 new units with Rs 5000 cr investments coming up in Assam: Patowary

Chandra Mohan Patowary said the improved law and order situation coupled with stability, good governance and steps taken under “ease of doing business” had attracted these investors to Assam.

Centenary celebrations of Assam literary body starts with hoisting of 1 lakh flags
Centenary celebrations of Assam literary body starts with hoisting of 1 lakh flags

Preparations for the five-day centenary year session have been marred by several controversies, with the general secretary being accused of indulging in a series of irregularities.

Rajnath Singh warns rebels
Rajnath Singh warns rebels

“The Centre will take all necessary constitutional, administrative and legislative measures as laid down in Clause 6 of the Assam Accord,” Singh said at a BJP meeting.

Woman trampled to death by wild elephants in Guwahati
Woman trampled to death by wild elephants in Guwahati

The woman, identified as Shalini Chhetri, a resident of Batahghuli in the Panjabari area of the city did not return home after she had gone to the Amchang WLS to fetch grass for her goats on Saturay morning.

Kiren Rijiju asks AP government to hold independent inquiry on  engineering student’s death in Rajasthan
Kiren Rijiju asks AP government to hold independent inquiry on engineering student’s death in Rajasthan

Rijiju gave direction to state CM Khandu and Food and Civil Supplies Parliamentary Secretary Markio Tado and sought a report in the matter during a meeting

Arunachal to get Rs 150-200 crore for science and technology
Arunachal to get Rs 150-200 crore for science and technology

The Union Minister of Science and Technology and Earth Science said his visit to the Himalayan state was “meaningful, fruitful” and that he gained a firsthand experience

I-T dept recovers Rs 2.3 crore from Assam businessman in new currency notes
I-T dept recovers Rs 2.3 crore from Assam businessman in new currency notes

Amulya Das was in the business of gutkha and pan masala even though they are banned.

Former Congress minister Robin Bordoloi joins BJP
Former Congress minister Robin Bordoloi joins BJP

“I want to do something worthwhile for the state and the country,” Bardoloi said.

Four held after Assam MLA gets ULFA extortion call
Four held after Assam MLA gets ULFA extortion call

While ex-minister Brahma lodged an FIR at the Dhaligaon police station in Chirang district in western Assam on Monday, an operation carried out by the police led to the arrest of four persons.

Guwahati: Theft accused found hanging in police lock-up
Guwahati: Theft accused found hanging in police lock-up

He was found hanging in the toilet attached to the police station lock-up early Tuesday morning.

Seven elephants killed by trains in 12 days: Assam to set up 24×7 control rooms
Seven elephants killed by trains in 12 days: Assam to set up 24×7 control rooms

Experts have also asked the government to make a fresh assessment of elephant corridors in view of increasing deaths and human-elephant in recent times.

Assam: Former Congress MLA Membor Gogoi dies
Assam: Former Congress MLA Membor Gogoi dies

Gogoi did not contest the 2016 elections due to ill-health and his daughter-in-law contested as Congress candidate from the constituency but she lost the polls.

Assam minister calls for united stand against Bangladeshi aggression
Assam minister calls for united stand against Bangladeshi aggression

Earlier, speaking in the round-table, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said protecting the land of indigenous communities was a top priority of his government.

Assam: 12-hour bandh paralyses normal life in Barak Valley
Assam: 12-hour bandh paralyses normal life in Barak Valley

All shops and business establishments remained closed while vehicular traffic were off roads in the Valley’s three districts – Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi, officials said

Assam govt issues guidelines for CM Sarbananda Sonowal security
Assam govt issues guidelines for CM Sarbananda Sonowal security

During the visit of the Chief Minister to any district, the Deputy Commissioner and Superintendent of Police should personally administer all arrangements of accommodation and required facilities.

Assam: Cops find Rs 1.5-cr worth new notes in Guwahati businessman’s house
Assam: Cops find Rs 1.5-cr worth new notes in Guwahati businessman’s house

“We have so far recovered currency notes of Rs 2000 and new Rs 500 worth at least Rs 1.5 crore from the residence of Harjit Singh Bedi, a businessman who owns a restaurant and bar in the city,” said DIG of the Assam Police CID.

Won’t tolerate any lapse in Majuli development; Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal warns officers
Won’t tolerate any lapse in Majuli development; Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal warns officers

“All government officials must work with full honesty and dedication to fulfil their responsibilities towards making Majuli a developed district and any lapse in this regard would not be tolerated,” Sonowal said.

Assam minister gets 300 transfer applications every day, says it affects work culture
Assam minister gets 300 transfer applications every day, says it affects work culture

Sarma said that if the government recommends transfer of one such employee, then that would definitely affect another person who had not made any such representation.

Assam: Militants with arms arrested in Kokrajhar district
Assam: Militants with arms arrested in Kokrajhar district

62 mm live ammunition, six bombs and three mobile handsets were seized from their possession, an official said.

Five elephants killed in five days in Assam
Five elephants killed in five days in Assam

An elephant died and another was injured by a goods train when they were crossing a rail line at Darangiri

Train kills another elephant in Assam; fourth in two days
Train kills another elephant in Assam; fourth in two days

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.