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Thursday, August 05, 2021



Guwahati woman takes on molester, drags his scooter down the drain; Facebook post goes viral

August 03, 2021 8:47 pm

The incident came to light, when the victim, a 25-year-old student from Guwahati, shared her experience on her Facebook page, describing how she ensured that her attacker could not escape.

Assam: Four-time Congress MLA Rupjyoti Kurmi joins BJP, says he feels ‘secure and happy’

June 21, 2021 7:54 pm

Kurmi, a prominent leader from the tea tribe community who has represented the Mariani constituency in upper Assam since 2006, joined the ruling party in a function at Gerukamuch in Dhemaji district.

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.

As EC relaxes ban, Himanta holds huge rally in Guwahati

April 04, 2021 2:33 am

Sarma, who is contesting from Jalukbari constituency that goes to polls on April 6, is one of the key leaders of the BJP in Assam and the Northeast.

Coronavirus India August 19 updates: Kerala CM urges people to celebrate Onam at home, officials to maintain vigil at borders

August 20, 2020 10:36 am

In the 24 hours ending 9 am Wednesday, India reported 64,531 new cases of Covid-19 and 1,092 deaths. India's tally of 27,67,274 cases now includes 6,76,514 patients undergoing treatment, 20,37,871 patients who have recovered and 52,889 deaths.

Guwahati jail, a Covid hotspot, now on slow path to recovery

July 25, 2020 1:54 am

A senior government official told The Indian Express that 10 out of 31 jails in Assam have been affected by the outbreak and about 535 inmates have tested positive.

Lockdown in Guwahati extended by a week

July 11, 2020 10:11 pm

Over 15,500 persons have tested positive in Assam till Friday and the state has reported 35 deaths. Guwahati was under a strict 14-day lockdown since June 28 evening.

Weather Forecast Today, July 4: Widespread rain likely in plains of Northwest India

July 04, 2020 9:47 am

Weather Forecast Today: Yesterday, the highest maximum highest temperature of 45.1 degrees Celcius was recorded from Bikaner and Phalodi in West Rajasthan, while Chandrapur in Vidarbha reported the lowest minimum temperature of 21 degrees Celcius.

Guwahati sees spike in Covid cases, now 30 containment zones in city

June 12, 2020 11:08 am

Since Monday, with the relaxation of the lockdown, Guwahati has largely opened up and all important roads were congested with traffic during the day. Officials say this could have an effect on the number of cases.

Assam: Cop suffers minor injuries after stone-pelting in Lakhimpur

May 01, 2020 8:57 pm

On Friday, Rajveer and other officials visited the village and spoke to community elders, who told the police that there was lack of awareness in some villagers about the Covid-19 outbreak.


All eyes on Jasprit Bumrah as 'Men in Blue' sweat it out in Guwahati ahead of Sri Lanka series

January 05, 2020 8:58 am

All eyes will be on comeback man Jasprit Bumrah as India take on Sri Lanka in the first T20I in Guwahati on Sunday.

Today in pics: At least 15 killed in blast at GAIL site in Andhra Pradesh

June 27, 2014 4:03 pm

A top official of the state-run Gas Authority of India Ltd, said more than a dozen people died in the fire following the explosion in the pipeline.

Water logging after heavy showers paralyses daily life in Guwahati

May 27, 2014 10:43 am

Massive water logging in many parts of Guwahati paralysed normal life on Monday (May 26).


12th South Asian Games conclude

February 24, 2016 3:44 am

Guwahati, Feb 24 (ANI): The 12th South Asian games were declared close in a glittering ceremony that saw performances by eight live bands from across the northeastern states. India's regional supremacy went unchallenged as the hosts were crowned overall champions for the 12th consecutive time after notching up a record-breaking haul of 188 gold, 90 silver and 30 bronze medals taking the overall tally to 308. While Sri Lanka with a total of 186 medals came second, Pakistan begged third position with 106 medals. Afghanistan stood at fourth with a medal tally of 35, Bangladesh at fifth with 75 medals, Nepal secured sixth position with 60 medals, Maldives stands at seventh with a medal tally of 3 and Bhutan stands at eighth with a total of 16 medals. Cycling, football, hockey, squash, volleyball were among 23 sport disciplines of which 16 were held in Guwahati and 7 in Shillong. The hosting of the major international sporting event is part of the government's efforts to develop India's northeast region. The two hosting cities Guwahati and Shillong showcased the culture and heritage of northeast India. The mega sports extravaganza will help boost the state's tourism besides pushing infrastructural growth. The objective of decentralizing sports to centres outside the metros is laudable and the effort will boost economic growth and bring prosperity to the region, making India a global destination for sports.

AAI to make airport facilities as commercially viable

January 23, 2016 12:50 pm

New Delhi, Jan 23 (ANI): The Airports Authority of India will enhance its marketing strategy to make airports more operationally and commercially viable. At the Airport Marketing Conference held recently in New Delhi, the officials and experts chalked out a strategy to make commercial use of airport infrastructure in the country. Formed in April 1995, the Airports Authority of India manages 125 destinations, including 77 domestic and 21 international airports in the country. The Authority is also looking at focusing on the cargo segment to boost its revenues. It has been undertaking the International Cargo handling operations at international airports including Chennai, Kolkata, Lucknow, Coimbatore, Amritsar and Guwahati. Similarly, the Authority has identified 24 domestic airports across five regions, including three civil enclaves to develop such integrated facilities. They include Port Blair, Coimbatore, Jaipur, Raipur, Ahmedabad and others. The Airports Authority of India, which has developed infrastructure at many of its airports, is looking forward to make its commercial use.

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.

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.