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Friday, February 26, 2021

Abhishek Saha


Those who sit with Ajmal, can they stop infiltration: Shah
Fri, Feb 26, 2021

Union Home Minister Amit Shah said only a BJP-led government can make Assam free of corruption, protests and infiltrators, and promised to bring to an end the menace of heavy floods in the state every year.

Explained: The significance of militants’ surrender in Assam, and history of Karbi insurgency
Thu, Feb 25, 2021

Insurgency by Karbi — a major ethnic community of Assam — groups, dotted by several factions and splinters, has had a long history in Assam, marked by killings, ethnic violence, abductions and taxation since the late 1980s.

Projects for Assam, Bengal, PM Modi promises real ‘poriborton’
Tue, Feb 23, 2021

Sharpening his attack on the Trinamool government, the PM accused it of failing to provide drinking water to the people of Bengal.

ULFA-I chief: ‘Kidnapped oil drilling firm staff won’t be killed’
Mon, Feb 22, 2021

Barua, speaking to a senior functionary of Guwahati Press Club (GPC) over the telephone, said the outfit’s statement about “extreme steps” was misconstrued by sections of media and never meant killing.

Explained: Significance of Assam govt increasing daily wage of tea garden workers
Mon, Feb 22, 2021

The Assam government has increased the wages of tea garden workers from Rs 167 to Rs 217. Why is this announcement important? Why is the tea garden community important in Assam?

Assam hikes daily wage of tea garden workers
Sun, Feb 21, 2021

Last Sunday, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said in a rally in the state that the party will ensure a Rs 365 per day wage to tea garden workers of Assam if elected to power.

Will make sacrifices… removing BJP our only goal: AIUDF chief
Sat, Feb 20, 2021

He added: “The BJP has to understand that people are not fools. It’s like you keep saying the tiger is coming, the tiger is coming …but Badruddin Ajmal is not a tiger. Badruddin Ajmal is a human being.”

ULFA declares it will take ‘extreme steps’ against abducted men
Fri, Feb 19, 2021

The ULFA-I statement, signed by the outfit’s “publicity cell” member Rumel Asom, said that its demands had not been fulfilled till the deadline on Friday.

Himanta Biswa Sarma: CAA non-issue, Ajmal ‘enemy’ of Assam
Mon, Feb 15, 2021

Himanta targeted AIUDF chief Badruddin Ajmal, saying the perfume baron-MP was an “enemy” of Assam.

Congress won’t allow CAA in Assam: Rahul at poll rally
Mon, Feb 15, 2021

Rahul and other senior state and national Congress leaders, including Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, appeared on stage with the traditional Assamese gamusa (towel) on their shoulders with the letters CAA crossed out.

Assam removes Covid cess; fuel gets cheaper
Sat, Feb 13, 2021

Assam’s Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma made the announcement in the Assembly while presenting the vote-on-account for an aggregate expenditure of Rs 60,784.03 crore for the first six months of the next financial year.

Ahead of polls, Assam govt removes Covid additional cess on fuel, liquor
Fri, Feb 12, 2021

Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma listed all the achievements of the Sarbananda Sonowal-led government and the various schemes successfully implemented in different sectors.

Assam: Dibrugarh University VC suspended over allegations of financial mismanagement
Thu, Feb 11, 2021

Mukhi also constituted a high-level inquiry committee to go into details of the functioning of the Dibrugarh University for the last five years and enquire into financial allegations.

Explained: The Koch Rajbongshi vote in Assam, West Bengal
Thu, Feb 11, 2021

Who are the Koch Rajbangshis? How significant are they politically? Who is Ananta Rai, whom Shah is visiting in Assam?

Armed Myanmar group seeks asylum for 40 families in India; Mizoram alert
Thu, Feb 11, 2021

Champai shares a porous border with Myanmar’s Chin State. The Mizo and the Chin communities share similar ethnic roots, inter-marriages too occur between them, a government official said.

Government employees to be tested for drug abuse in Arunachal Pradesh
Tue, Feb 09, 2021

The districts of Namsai, Lohit, Dibang Valley, Upper Siang, Anjaw, Changlang, Tirap and West Kameng are said to be among the 272 worst drug-abuse affected districts in the country and there are reports of government employees addicted to drugs in the state.

International conspiracy to defame India, PM alleges in Bengal, Assam
Mon, Feb 08, 2021

Such conspiracies will not be allowed to succeed, he said. “Our tea workers will win this fight. These attacks on Indian tea do not have the strength to face the hard work of our tea garden workers.”

In Assam, PM Modi alleges plot to defame India’s tea industry, says ‘none will be spared’
Sun, Feb 07, 2021

Claiming there is a ‘conspiracy’ afoot to malign the global image of India’s beverage industry, Modi said no one could appreciate the rich aroma and special taste of Assam tea more than him.

Cong asks new Assam alliance to join hands
Sat, Feb 06, 2021

Last month, the Congress and five other parties — the CPI, the CPI(M) and the CPI(ML); the AIUDF and the Anchalik Gana Morcha (AGM) — officially announced their pre-poll ‘grand alliance’.

Two new Assam parties enter into pre-poll alliance
Fri, Feb 05, 2021

Both the new parties owe their origin to the massive anti-CAA protests that rocked Assam in 2019.

Assam: 1 dead, 177 in hospital due to ‘food poisoning’
Thu, Feb 04, 2021

The high profile event was attended by CM Sarbananda Sonowal and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. Sarma, at a press conference in Guwahati on Wednesday, said that he too had food from the same kitchen and suffered a minor stomach upset.

Himanta Biswa Sarma: Don’t need Miya Muslim vote… they are very communal
Thu, Feb 04, 2021

Sarma said the BJP will not give tickets to those who identify themselves as Miya Muslims and urged the Congress to do the same.

PM Modi, Sitharaman in poll-bound Assam over weekend, launch multiple projects
Thu, Feb 04, 2021

Sitharaman will lead an event to ceremonially kick-off a direct benefit transfer (DBT) scheme for Assam tea garden workers on February 6.

Himanta: Cong electoral ‘tsunami’ can come only in Bangladesh, not in riverine Assam
Wed, Feb 03, 2021

Himanta Biswa Sarma’s comments comes days after he said that the Congress can win 100 seats “only in Bangladesh”.

Fathers kidnapped, unwell son, sleepless daughter await return
Sun, Jan 31, 2021

Ramkumar Diwakar, the father-in-law of Ram Kumar, from Samastipur in Bihar, told The Indian Express the family was deeply worried. “My 5-year-old grandchild Aditya Raj — Ram Kumar’s son — suffers from blood cancer.