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Explained: Why Congress blames regional front for helping BJP win Assam

May 08, 2021 12:46 am

The Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP) and the Raijor Dal (RD), born out of protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), ended up with one winning candidate between them — the jailed peasant leader Akhil Gogoi who heads the RD.

After 0 out of 8 score in Muslim-dominated areas, Assam BJP dissolves Minority Morcha units

May 05, 2021 10:50 pm

The BJP had fielded eight Muslim candidates in the elections to the 126-member house. All of them lost.

SEBA HSLC 10th exam postponed

May 04, 2021 6:48 pm

The HSLC exams were scheduled to begin on May 11 and conclude on June 1. The result of HSLC, HS exams was to be declared between July 7 and 30 respectively.

COVID-19 vaccination drive for 18+ fails to take off in Assam

May 01, 2021 6:38 pm

The process for the third phase of vaccination, as part of the nationwide drive to inoculate younger people, "will commence from the moment the corresponding number of vaccines are received from the Government of India", National Health Mission director S Laxmanan said.

Earthquake of 3.2 magnitude hits Assam's Sonitpur again

April 30, 2021 7:20 pm

This comes two days after a massive 6.7 magnitude tremor rocked Dhekiajuli town in the state’s Sonitpur district on Wednesday morning injuring at least 10 people and causing extensive damage to several houses and buildings.

Top ULFA-I militant killed in encounter in Assam's Bongaigaon district, one of his aides arrested: Police

April 29, 2021 2:53 pm

The development comes after three employees of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) were kidnapped from Assam’s Sivasagar district on April 21.

Explained: In Assam earthquake, reminder of seismic hazard along HFT faultline

May 05, 2021 10:55 am

Assam earthquake: The primary earthquake had its epicentre at latitude 26.690 N and longitude 92.360 E, about 80 km northeast of Guwahati, and a focal depth of 17 km, the National Centre for Seismology (NCS) said.

Assam earthquake: At least 10 injured, houses damaged

April 29, 2021 2:55 am

Assam earthquake: The epicenter of the quake was Sonitpur and the quake occurred at 7.51 am at a depth of 17 kilometres, according to the National Centre for Seismology.

As Covid cases rise, Assam to get oxygen from Bhutan

April 27, 2021 8:29 pm

“Every day, forty metric tonnes of liquid oxygen produced by the plant will be exported to Assam using cryogenic tankers,” a statement from the Indian embassy in Bhutan said.

Covid cases rising, Assam govt imposes night curfew till May 1

April 27, 2021 4:39 pm

Meanwhile, Kamrup (Metro) district, which comprises state capital Guwahati, declared all education institutions to be closed till May 11. The district has been recording the highest spike in the state — it reported 1,153 fresh cases on Monday.

ASSAM PHOTOS

Assam witnesses violent anti-CAB protests, hundreds detained

December 13, 2019 7:04 am

Protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill intensified Wednesday in the northeastern states with the administration imposing a curfew in Guwahati till indefinite period.

Assam NRC final list out: Assam NRC website crashes, people queue up at Seva Kendras

August 31, 2019 12:46 pm

Assam’s final National Register of Citizens (NRC) was published Saturday. Of the 3.3 crore applicants, over 19 lakh were excluded from the final list.

Websites to check Assam AHSEC HS results 2019

May 25, 2019 8:46 am

Assam AHSEC HS results 2019: The Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC) has declared the results of Class 12 examinations on Saturday, May 25 at 9 am. The students who had appeared in the examination can check the results through the websites hsinfo.in, ahsec.nic.in, indiaresults.com

A look at Bogibeel bridge, India's longest rail-road link

December 31, 2018 9:08 am

The inauguration of Bogibeel bridge coincides with the birth anniversary of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, under whose government the work for the bridge had started in 2002

Flood situation worsens in Assam, claims eight lives

September 23, 2014 6:07 pm

Altogether eight people have died in heavy floods and landslides triggered by continuous rain for the last three days in Assam.

Floods wreak havoc across India

August 19, 2014 1:22 pm

With several parts of the country facing torrential rainfall, many states are flooded.

Polling draws to a close in Assam

April 12, 2014 4:56 pm

People wait in queues to cast their votes for Lok Sabha polls at a polling station.

ASSAM VIDEOS

Highlights from the first ever North East Olympics Games: News in Numbers

June 22, 2020 6:12 pm

All the numbers from the North East Olympic Games that concluded on Sunday in Manipur.

How safe children are in India: News in Numbers

June 22, 2020 6:19 pm

Crimes against children have increased by 14% in India from 2014 to 2016. Take a look in today’s News in Numbers.

What is the Assam NRC and what it means to be left out of it

June 22, 2020 6:20 pm

With 40 lakh people being left out of the Assam NRC, there is a huge debate on what their future is. Here's a look at what the Assam NRC is and how the government is addressing the controversies.

40 lakh people left out of Assam NRC: News in Numbers

June 22, 2020 6:20 pm

What does it mean for 40 lakh people to be left out of the Assam NRC? Let's put the number in perspective. Take a look in today's News in Numbers.

Rahul Gandhi holds ‘padyatra’ in Assam

February 16, 2016 10:39 am

Shivsagar (Assam), Feb 16 (ANI): Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, who is on a two-day pre-election visit to Assam, began his padyatra here on Tuesday. He is expected to address his party workers at a rally after the padyatra. The Congress vice-president kicked off his two-day visit on Monday at Gohpur in Sonitpur district on the north bank of the Brahmaputra.

PM 'good actor' but it won't work in Assam: CM Gogoi

January 22, 2016 6:50 am

Guwahati, Jan 22 (ANI): Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a 'good actor', but his acting skills won't work all the time. Gogoi added that the Prime Minister was trying to mislead people of the country by saying that no development has taken place in Assam. He should check the records before speaking. He further said PM Modi should speak on the basis of the records of the Government of India.

PM Modi addresses rally, talks about development in Guwahati

January 19, 2016 12:03 pm

Guwahati, Jan 19 (ANI): Addressing a rally in Guwahati on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said world's best rating agency are claiming India to be one of the top economies. He added that the foreign investment pouring from overseas would be used to develop Assam. He emphasised that his government wanted development in each nook and corner of the country. He stated that if north east was developed the way other parts of the nation were developed, youth in Assam wouldn't have been forced to leave their families. He added that the Government of India's Act East policy is for the development of this entire region and the second green revolution would initiate in Assam. He also stated that by 2022, he would uplift the state of farmers in the country.

Assam commemorates ‘Magh Bihu’ with pomp and gaiety

January 16, 2016 6:23 am

Jorhat/Assam, Jan 16 (ANI): The people of Assam celebrated Uruka, the eve of Magh Bihu, in a grand manner on Saturday. Men and women partook in various rituals associated with Magh Bihu while soaking in the festive spirit. Magh Bihu or more appropriately Bhogali Bihu is one of the most important festivals of Assam which marks the end of harvesting season in the month of ‘Maagha’. The celebrations mostly include families getting together for a grand feast. Bhogali is derived from the Assamese word ‘Bhog’ meaning food and the name signifies that the stores and granaries in homes are filled with the just harvested crop.

Release of Anup Chetia to give impetus to peace process in Assam

January 11, 2016 3:36 am

Assam, Jan 11 (ANI): On November 24, ULFA general secretary Golap Baruah alias Anup Chetia was released from Guwahati central jail after 18 years of incarceration in Bangladesh and prisons in India. The court had granted him bail in the last of the four cases registered against him. Soon after the release, Chetia apologized for the 2004 Independence Day blast in Dhemaji, Assam. Thirteen people, including 10 school children, died in the incident. Chetia has pledged to never to take up arms and said he will join the ongoing peace process. The ULFA general secretary was detained in Bangladesh in 1997 for illegally entering the country using a forged passport, and was found in possession of arms and foreign currencies. On November 11, 2015, Bangladesh handed over top ULFA leader Anup Chetia to India's Central Bureau of Investigation and he was brought to Guwahati on a transit remand. The release is seen as breakthrough in the ongoing talks between Ulfa, the Centre and state government. However, Paresh Baruah, who is the head of military wing of ULFA, is continued to oppose to any peace talks. Experts believe the exclusion of the Baruah faction hinders the peace process. In the last few decades, Assam has witnessed violence perpetrated by Ulfa.