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Thursday, August 13, 2020



Explained: Who is Assamese? A proposed definition, and several questions

August 13, 2020 9:23 am

The question, 'Who are the Assamese people?' has always been contentious. Now, a definition has been proposed by a committee that looked into implementation of Clause 6 of the Assam Accord. What is this clause? What is the proposed definition, and what are the implications?

MHA’s Clause 6 panel sets 1951 as year to determine Assamese

August 12, 2020 7:15 am

As protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act spiralled across Assam since December last year, the Sarbananda Sonowal-led state government promised a speedy implementation of Clause 6 as an antidote to the agitation and a measure to protect the interests of the “indigenous” people of Assam.

Assam: Final capping ops to control Baghjan blowout fail for the second time

August 10, 2020 11:03 pm

The operations at the well, which has been the site of a blowout and a fire for more than two months now, suffered a setback on July 31 when the Athey wagon toppled while placing the Blowout Preventer (BOP) — the device essential to plug the leak — on the well head.

Assam: Asst prof booked for Facebook post on Ram

August 10, 2020 8:37 am

The comments were posted by Anindya Sen on August 5—on the day of the bhoomi pujan ceremony for the Ram temple in Ayodhya—and a case was filed on August 8 after a complaint from one Rohit Chanda, whose Facebook profile describes him as an ABVP member.

Watch: Elephant helps struggling calf climb out of flooded river in Assam

July 28, 2020 6:46 pm

The incident, that many on social media said was heartwarming, was recorded at Assam’s Udalguri district.

Weather Forecast Today update: 2 killed as rains lash north Bengal; heavy rainfall predicted in Delhi tomorrow 

July 28, 2020 4:16 pm

Today, heavy spells are likely over Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, West Bengal & Sikkim, Odisha, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura, Coastal Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Kerala.

Explained: What is African Swine Fever that has hit Assam after China, what has been its impact?

July 27, 2020 4:39 pm

The current outbreak of ASF in India is the first time that the disease has been reported in the country. In September 2019, the outbreak of the disease swept through pig populations in China — which is the largest exporter and consumer of pork — leading to large-scale cullings.

India Coronavirus Updates, 25 July: Goa's youngest COVID victim is 14-yrs-old; Delhi cases cross 1.29 lakh

July 25, 2020 10:14 pm

Coronavirus (Covid-19) India Updates: Maharashtra has reported the highest number of cases at 3,57,117, followed by Tamil Nadu (1,99,749), Delhi (1,28,389), Karnataka (85,870), Andhra Pradesh (80,858), Uttar Pradesh (60,771), West Bengal (53,973), and Gujarat (53,545).

Weather Forecast Today: Yellow alert in Mumbai, Thane; Bihar to receive more rains

July 25, 2020 12:48 pm

A ‘yellow alert’, indicating heavy rains, has been issued in isolated areas of Mumbai and Thane on Saturday. Light to moderate showers were recorded this morning. 

COVID-19 patients sing and dance at Assam quarantine centre, netizens cheer them on

July 24, 2020 1:28 pm

The video shows residents from a quarantine facility in Assam’s Dibrugarh singing and dancing, as one of the patients plays a tune on a flute.


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,,

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.


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.