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Assam: Two minor girls found hanging from tree; five detained

June 13, 2021 6:20:03 pm

“Prima facie it appears to be a case of suicide but we are investigating all aspects. If it was a suicide, we will find the cause for the same and if it was a murder, we will nab the perpetrators soon," said Thube Prateek Vijay Kumar, SP of Kokrajhar.

Adopt family planning: Assam CM to ‘immigrant Muslims’ in state

June 11, 2021 7:36:42 am

Speaking in the context of the recent eviction of unauthorised settlers, Sarma said those criticising his government should instead think of “how to practice small family size”.

Himanta urges minority community to adopt ‘decent family planning policy’ for poverty reduction

June 10, 2021 2:23:59 pm

Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that his government will work towards educating the women of the community so that the problem can be tackled effectively.

Two new national parks, Dehing Patkai and Raimona, notified in Assam

June 9, 2021 11:33:07 pm

Assam now is the state with the second highest number of national parks in the country, after Madhya Pradesh's 11. The Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar has nine national parks.

‘No one offered help’: Viral photo shows Assamese woman carrying Covid positive father-in-law on back

June 9, 2021 11:12:05 pm

As social media was filled with posts celebrating her as an inspiration for women and a model daughter-in-law, Niharika said she had no idea about the viral post until a local news channel approached her for an interview.

In Assam, a defunct World War II airstrip takes wings again

June 5, 2021 7:33:50 pm

After lying abandoned for decades, Rupsi was finally redeveloped under the Central government’s UDAN scheme last month, spelling hope for not just lower Assam, which borders Bangladesh, but Bengal and Meghalaya too.

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Assam govt announces price cap for Covid treatment in private hospitals

June 4, 2021 8:21:51 pm

In super-speciality hospitals, Mahanta said the price cap for a bed in a general ward would be Rs 5,000 per day, in a shared cabin Rs 6,500 per day, in ICU without ventilator Rs 10,000 per day and in ICU with ventilator, Rs 15,000 per day.

Racial slur case: After Punjab YouTuber incident, students demand inclusion of Northeast history in NCERT curriculum

June 2, 2021 8:15:50 pm

The idea of the Twitter storm was triggered by a video uploaded by Paras Singh, a 21-year-old YouTuber from Ludhiana, last week.

Assam doctor assaulted by kin of deceased Covid patient; 24 held

June 3, 2021 3:08:57 am

Meanwhile, the Indian Medical Association’s Assam unit Wednesday called on all doctors in the state to abstain from outdoor patient services as a token protest.

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Assam announces Rs 3,500 per month, other assistance for children orphaned by Covid

May 29, 2021 8:12:00 pm

The scheme also promises assistance towards marriage of young women who have lost their parents to Covid, including a one-time financial package, one tola of gold and an amount of Rs 50,000

Assam MLA Leho Ram Boro dies of Covid-19

May 29, 2021 12:42:57 pm

Leho Ram Boro is the second legislator in Assam to die due to reason related to Covid. On Wednesday, Majendra Narzary, who represented Gossaigaon assembly constituency, died of post-Covid complications.

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Assam government announces wage hike for tea garden labourers

May 28, 2021 10:45:01 pm

Tea garden workers will get the increased wage with retrospective effect from February 23, the statement added.

Assam govt notifies sanitary napkin as essential flood relief item

May 28, 2021 9:32:06 pm

The move comes after a two-year-long digital campaign on the plight of women in flood camps by Tezpur-based public health activist Mayuri Bhattacharjee.

Four-time Assam MLA dies of post-COVID complications

May 26, 2021 12:44:57 pm

The Bodoland Peoples' Front (BPF) leader was 68 and is survived by his wife and four children.

Assam: Man lynched on suspicion of witchcraft, five arrested

May 26, 2021 4:39:07 am

The man was cornered by 150 people who began thrashing him over allegations of him practicing black magic and witchcraft.

Himanta Biswa Sarma: Govt, ULFA should create atmosphere for talks

May 25, 2021 5:32:30 am

The CM also informed the House that the government is on the way to sign a peace and development accord with outfits in Karbi Anglong district in line with the signing of the Bodo Accord in January 2020.

ONGC staffer released by ULFA: ‘Couldn’t tell night from day… spent agonising hours thinking about my son’s laugh, parents’

May 24, 2021 6:54:24 am

A month later, on Saturday morning, Saikia was released by the militants at Longwa, in Nagaland’s Mon district, near India-Myanmar border, and handed over to a team of Assam Police, Nagaland Police and the Assam Rifles.

Seven ‘top’ DNLA militants killed in Assam’s Karbi Anglong

May 24, 2021 3:32:11 am

A large cache of arms have also been recovered during the encounter.

Assam govt to implement cow protection Bill

May 23, 2021 10:13:44 am

The proposed Bill envisages imposition of complete ban on transport of cattle outside the state.

ONGC staffer freed by ULFA-I a month later: ‘Missed my baby’

May 23, 2021 3:06:34 am

Saikia was released at Longwa, in Nagaland’s Mon district, near India-Myanmar border, around 7 am Saturday, officials said.

Jailed Assam activist Akhil Gogoi takes oath as MLA

Jailed Assam activist Akhil Gogoi takes oath as MLA

May 21, 2021 5:27:44 pm

Gogoi has been in prison since December 2019, after the NIA booked him on charges of sedition and under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) following his involvement in the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests in Assam.

After video of singer, down with Covid, goes viral, Assam govt steps in

May 20, 2021 5:13:59 pm

After testing positive for the novel coronavirus, Das, 68, and his wife, Pinky, were admitted to the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital. In the video, which went viral, a helpless Das can be heard saying that no one was attending to them in the hospital.

Assam: IPS officer charged with sexual assault on child made dist SP

May 20, 2021 7:02:29 am

The chargesheet was filed on March 31 this year under Sections 354, 354A (assault or criminal force to outrage modesty, sexual harassment) of the Indian Penal Code and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

Six-time MP from Amritsar Raghunandan Lal Bhatia passes away at 100

ULFA-I announces three-month ceasefire citing Covid pandemic

May 16, 2021 8:41:25 am

The development comes close on the heels of two kidnappings by the outfit and a grenade blast killing two, for which the militant organisation is suspected.

Assam elephants deaths: Provisional post mortem report indicates electrocution by lightning

May 15, 2021 3:26:33 pm

On the night of May 12, 18 elephants died in the Bamuni hillock in the Kundoli Proposed Reserve Forest under the Kathiatoli range, situated close to the border of Nagaon and Karbi Anglong districts

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