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BPF quits NDA in Assam; boost for Congress

February 28, 2021 7:16:09 am

The BJP has already said it will not have any alliance with BPF in the Assembly polls.

RJD will contest Assam Assembly polls in alliance with like-minded parties: Tejashwi

February 27, 2021 6:09:48 pm

Tejashwi Yadav, during his first visit to Guwahati, said he has already spoken to Congress and will hold talks with the AIUDF later in the day to formalise the alliance.

Assam polls: Congress hopes to cash in on anti-CAA sentiment, BJP focuses on schemes

February 26, 2021 7:54:38 pm

From five seats in 2011 to a massive 60 in 2016, the BJP got a stunning mandate in the previous Assembly elections. Its alliance with the regional AGP and the tribal Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) further cemented its position — together, the three won 85 seats of the 126-member Assembly.

Meet Sikari Tisso, the man on a life-long mission to document the Karbi language

February 23, 2021 4:59:13 pm

Sikari Tisso — awarded the Linguistic Society of America’s Excellence in Community Linguistics Award (2021) — has been documenting the Karbi language for two decades now

ULFA-I chief: ‘Kidnapped oil drilling firm staff won’t be killed’

February 22, 2021 2:26:41 am

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.

Rare and revered: Black-necked crane visits Assam for the first time, gets a divine name

February 21, 2021 4:12:16 pm

Often associated with peace and luck, the Black-necked crane is central to Buddhist mythology and culture.

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ULFA declares it will take ‘extreme steps’ against abducted men

February 19, 2021 10:32:02 pm

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.

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Clause 6 panel: Can’t implement inputs, says Himanta Biswa Sarma

February 18, 2021 1:17:55 am

The Sarbananda Sonowal-led state government had promised a speedy implementation of Clause 6 in December 2019, in a bid to quell the protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in Assam.

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6 held in POCSO case for spreading photo of politician, daughter with ‘salacious’ intent

February 17, 2021 7:46:32 pm

The websites had allegedly shared a photo of the politician and his minor daughter without mentioning who she was, after which it went viral.

Assam: Congress to build memorial to commemorate anti-CAA martyrs, if voted to power

February 16, 2021 9:13:34 pm

While the Congress has taken a hardened stand on the CAA issue, the BJP has largely stayed away from referring to it.

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Assam: 50-year-old arrested for throwing acid on woman

February 15, 2021 11:22:04 pm

The accused is a man named Buddhadeb Das, the police said.

Himanta Biswa Sarma: CAA non-issue, Ajmal ‘enemy’ of Assam

February 15, 2021 4:41:16 am

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

Ahead of polls, Assam govt removes Covid additional cess on fuel, liquor

February 12, 2021 7:46:36 pm

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

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Assam govt presents vote on account in Assembly; petrol, diesel to become cheaper by Rs 5 per litre

February 12, 2021 3:34:36 pm

Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma also proposed to remove an additional cess of around 25 per cent imposed on alcoholic beverages in the last year.

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Assam: Dibrugarh University VC suspended over allegations of financial mismanagement

February 11, 2021 2:49:07 pm

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.

Award-winning Assamese film bridges understanding about the annual deluge

February 6, 2021 3:11:49 pm

Honoured with the ‘Special Mention’ award at the IFFI in Goa last month, the Assamese language film Bridge is about living with — and overcoming — the Assam floods.

Two new Assam parties enter into pre-poll alliance

February 5, 2021 4:27:03 am

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’

February 4, 2021 2:37:23 am

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.

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Himanta Biswa Sarma: Don’t need Miya Muslim vote… they are very communal

February 4, 2021 7:36:26 am

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

February 4, 2021 1:43:25 am

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

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Assam: BJP to seek people’s suggestions for manifesto

January 28, 2021 2:52:36 pm

BJP state president Ranjeet Dass told The Indian Express, “We are sending out 100 such vans across the state. They will spread the word about our government’s work and seek people’s suggestions on what important points our manifesto should include.”

Assam: Two killed in firing by suspected militants

January 28, 2021 2:46:38 pm

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal condoled the deaths and directed the police to take strict action against the perpetrators.

Political rights, culture and language of all communities of Assam secure under BJP: Amit Shah

‘Cong-AIUDF will open gates to infiltrators’: Shah

January 25, 2021 3:41:36 am

Congress and Badruddin Ajmal cannot protect Assam from infiltrators. Their alliance will open all doors for infiltrators and allow infiltrators to come into Assam because that is their vote bank.

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‘Many denied land ownership for years’: PM Modi aims at opposition in Assam

January 23, 2021 1:51:01 pm

Paying homage to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his birth anniversary on Saturday, PM Modi said the celebration of the freedom fighter's 125th birthday as Parakram Divas' will inspire hope and national pride.

Assam: Three killed, 23 injured in road accidents

January 23, 2021 1:23:56 pm

Two persons were killed and as many injured when their car went out of control and plunged into a 30-feet deep ditch in Balijan area in Biswanath district on Friday night, they said.

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