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From Along-Dolong to Ukulli-mukuli: this man is documenting indigenous games of Northeast tribes

They might not be as popular as football and cricket. But in remote areas of Assam, a thriving culture of indigenous games has existed for years— marked by ingenuity and played by children and adults alike. Now one man is on mission to document them all.

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.

Guwahati blast: TV actor among two held, police claim ULFA connection

Police claimed Rajguru joined the ULFA in 1986 and was a “senior cadre” looking after the outfit’s activities in Guwahati and neighbouring areas. Saikia, they alleged, assisted him and helped transport cadre to areas targeted for attacks.

Two SSB personnel among 11 injured in Guwahati grenade attack

Police sources said that it is suspected that ULFA -I could be behind the incident because there are reports that the outfit’s chief, Paresh Barua, called a few local television channels and claimed responsibility.

Assam: Eleven injured in grenade blast in Guwahati

While five of the injured have been referred to Guwahati Medical College Hospital, a few of them have been sent to Nemcare. Also among the injured are a father-daughter duo and a 23-year-old man who is critical. The blast took place at 7.52 pm.

Assam: Muslim man defies curfew to take pregnant Hindu woman to hospital

They made it and a boy, aptly named 'Shanti', was born on Sunday when curfew was in force in Hailakandi following communal clashes just two days ago.

At least 23 killed in storms, lightning strikes in Assam in past few weeks: ASDMA

The two natural disasters have also affected around 22,801 families in 18 districts of the state in the current year, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said in a statement on Tuesday.

Assam detention camps: SC order on conditional release ray of hope for many ‘foreigners’

Last week, the Supreme Court ordered that detainees who have completed more than three years may be released on furnishing a bond with two sureties of Rs 1 lakh each of Indian citizens, as also giving details of address of stay after release and providing biometric details in a secured database.

Assam’s colonial police stations are getting restored more than a century after they were built

Almost eight decades after a band of freedom fighters died trying to hoist the Tricolour in three police stations in Assam, the colonial heritage structures — the oldest built in 1902 — are being restored by the government.

SC allows release of illegal foreigners detained in Assam with riders

A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Sanjiv Khanna also directed them to furnish a bond of Rs 1 lakh with two Indian sureties and give details of address of stay after release.

Assam: Supreme Court considers release of foreigners in detention centres

The court asked advocate Prashant Bhushan, whom it had appointed as amicus curiae, and Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to suggest how this could be ensured.

Assam Police: 125 declared foreigners detained in a month

Most of the detainees belong to Bengali-speaking Hindu and Muslim communities.