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Centre ready to hold peace talks with ULFA (I): Himanta Biswa Sarma

January 28, 2020 1:04 pm

Sarma said that Union Home Minister Amit Shah had clearly said on Monday that if the anti-talk ULFA (I) faction is ready for negotiations, then "the Centre is more than willing to hold dialogue with them for the sake of permanent peace in Assam and the Northeast."

After Assam & UP, three more states charge JNU student with sedition

January 27, 2020 7:41 am

Police in Delhi and UP, meanwhile, have started conducting searches to trace Imam. Aligarh SSP Akash Kulhary said two teams are conducting searches in different areas of Delhi. “We are working closely with Delhi Police and should be able to find him soon,” said Kulhary.

4 IED blasts in Assam, ULFA-I claims role

January 27, 2020 3:47 am

Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal called the blasts an “act of cowardice”. He asked DGP BJ Mahanta to “deal with the situation and nab the forces believed to have perpetrated the explosions”.

A home for the Hargila: an artificial breeding project aims to help the endangered stork

January 26, 2020 3:13 pm

Earlier this month, the endangered Greater Adjutant Stork was bred in the Assam Zoo, only for the pair of chicks to die soon after. But the project — arguably the first instance of the bird being artificially bred in a zoo — is still considered a success.

Learning Assamese till Class 10 must for state govt jobs: Education Minister

January 26, 2020 1:27 pm

Himanta Biswa Sarma, however, clarified that the rule will be applicable to all areas in the state, barring the three Barak Valley districts and the Bodoland Territorial Autonomous Districts (BTAD)

UP, Assam charge JNU student with sedition, cite ‘Shaheen Bagh link’

January 26, 2020 10:25 am

BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra claimed at a press conference in Delhi that Sharjeel Imam had made the speech, where he called for stepping up the protests in Assam through road blocks to force the Centre to listen, at Shaheen Bagh on January 24.

Pact with Bodo militant group — Assam govt set to sign peace accord with NDFB

January 26, 2020 2:32 am

On Saturday, influential Bodo militant leader NDFB(RD) chairman Ranjan Daimary, who and nine others were sentenced to life last year by a special CBI court in Guwahati for the 2008 serial blasts, left for Delhi after he was granted bail a day earlier.

Govt to sign accord with Bodo militant group NDFB on Monday

January 25, 2020 9:54 pm

NDFB (R) supremo Ranjan Daimary, sentenced to life in prison for serial bomb blasts in Assam in 2008, was on Saturday released on interim bail from the Guwahati Central Jail and taken to New Delhi for participation in Bodo peace talks with the Union government.

Assam: Over 600 militants lay down arms

January 24, 2020 4:10 am

According to police data, there were 50 cadres of ULFA-I, eight of NDFB, six of KLO, 13 of RNLF, one of CPI-Maoist, 87 of NSLA, 178 of ADF and 301 of NLFB.

Telling Numbers: In Economist’s Democracy Index, India at its lowest ranking ever

January 23, 2020 7:28 am

On a scale of 0 to 10, India’s scores were 8.67 in electoral process and pluralism, 6.79 in functioning of government; 6.67 in political participation; 5.63 in political culture; and 6.76 in civil liberties.

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

October 30, 2018 9:05 am

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

How safe children are in India: News in Numbers

August 10, 2018 1:26 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

August 03, 2018 6:04 am

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

August 03, 2018 3:36 am

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.