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Assam floods: Over 26 lakh people affected, PM Modi assures CM of assistance

The flood situation in the state worsened on Sunday -- with the death toll rising to 11 and nearly 26.5 lakh people getting affected.

Sarbananda Sonowal meets Shah, briefs him on law & order

Those left out have the option of contesting their exclusion in the foreigners’ tribunals. The Home Ministry has already told Assam that it would help it set up 1,000 Foreigners’ Tribunals to sort out disputes.


Lok Sabha election result historic, unprecedented: Sarbananda Sonowal

Stating that the outcome is a mandate for Modi, the Assam BJP leader claimed that it is unprecedented in electoral history and a wave in favour of a "great leader decided national and state elections the way #ModiWave has done for @BJP4India".

Sonowal briefs Governor on law and order situation in Assam

The meeting also took note of the Central and state government schemes and their assiduous implementation to ensure the transfer of benefits of the governance to the people at the lowest level, the release said.

Assam journalist beaten up, CM Sarbananda Sonowal promises action

Rajen Deka, who reports from Mukalmua for the daily Dainik Asom, received multiple stitches on his head and his condition is now stable, Nalbari SP Amanjeet Kaur said.

Congress and Leftists have scared people on issue of Citizenship Bill: Sarbananda Sonowal

"The apprehension about the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 amongst people here has been addressed clearly in our manifesto. People’s sentiments will be taken care of and their interests will be absolutely protected," said Sonowal.


Supreme Court slams Assam over functioning of foreigners’ tribunals in state

The apex court is hearing a petition by activist Harsh Mander against the dismal living conditions in the detentions centres. The plea alleges that inmates were kept in detention indefinitely just because they were not Indians and were treated as “illegal aliens”.

Assam: Alleged scam in recruitment, CM orders probe

Taking a suo motu cognizance of the reported controversy, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal ordered formation of a one-man inquiry by Additional Chief Secretary Jishnu Baruah to inquire into the whole episode and submit report to the government at the earliest, a press statement from the CMO said.

'Media houses under severe crisis': Assam newspapers to skip govt ads for 3 days

This announcement was made through a press statement by the Northeast Newspaper Society, an umbrella body of which most established newspapers are part.

After hooch deaths, molasses banned in Assam

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has also asked the chief secretary to direct the deputy commissioners to "generate awareness in all tea gardens and their periphery areas by conducting awareness meetings so that people can be made aware of the evils of consuming sulai".

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Assam floods submerge large parts of Kaziranga park, animals taken to safe places

The rain forced over 48,483 people to shift to 208 relief camps in 16 worse affected districts. Around 2,498 villages are presently under water and over 1.4 lakh hectare crop area has been affected.

Sonowal sworn in as Assam CM, says 'will make the state free from illegal migrants'

BJP MLA Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday took oath of office at Khanapara in Guwahati, creating history for the party.


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

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.