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Former Assam minister Chandan Kumar Sarkar passes away

Sarkar suffered a cardiac arrest Monday morning and was immediately rushed to a local hospital where he passed away.

The ‘barefoot counsellors’ of Assam who tackle women’s problems anywhere, anytime

From sexual harassment to domestic abuse — Assam’s barefoot counsellors are lending a ear to a gamut of issues faced by women living in small towns and remote villages.

Paresh Barua’s nephew joins ULFA, say police

Munna Barua’s joining ULFA-I comes after Pankaj Pratim Dutta, a local leader of the All Assam Student Union in Golaghat district, went missing and joined the outfit.

Assam NRC: 3.5 lakh out of 40 lakh excluded in draft list apply for inclusion so far

Besides, less than 100 applications have been received by the authorities challenging the inclusion of the names of suspected illegal immigrants in the NRC, a list of Assam's residents.

People protesting Citizenship Bill stopped from proceeding towards Assam secretariat

Members and supporters of the organisations, led by the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) and the Assam Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chhatra Parishad (AJYCP), had congregated on Friday morning to gherao the secretariat.

Citizenship Bill spurring Assam youth to take up arms, says Congress

Congress leader Debabrata Saikia said dwindling employment opportunities and stagnation of development activities are also creating frustration and resentment among many youth, who are gravitating towards the ULFA faction.

Citizenship Bill helping ULFA, creating rift: Assam top cop

The top officer also added that the recent publication of unverified news reports regarding the death of the chief of the ULFA(I), Paresh Barua, could add to the tension.

Assam: Why Tinsukia killers not caught yet, asks former CM Tarun Gogoi

Former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi added that the delay in apprehending the killers raises “suspicion on the involvement of vested interest groups".

Assam: 16 newborns die in 8 days, state govt sends team to hospital

The special newborn unit at the paediatrics department of the government-run hospital has a capacity to admit 40 patients, but between November 1 and 6 a total of 84 patients were admitted at the ward.

In Assamese film Bornodi Bhotiai, find a Majuli that no one knows of

Between the tragedy of a vanishing island and the celebration of its flourishing culture, there is a Majuli that goes unnoticed. Anupam Kaushik Borah’s film Bordnodi Bhotiai tells that tale.

Tinsukia killings: TMC delegation meets victims’ families

The delegation — comprising Rajya Sabha MPs Derek O' Brien and Nadimul Haque, Lok Sabha MP Mamata Bala Thakur, and West Bengal MLA Mahua Moitra — landed at the Dibrugarh airport on Sunday morning and drove to Bisonimukh village of Tinsukia.

Tinsukia killings: Two eyewitnesses say gunmen asked them to go

According to police sources, the duo was questioned late on Saturday night for possible clues regarding the identity of the gunmen.

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