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Assam considers NIA probe into Mizoram custody death

November 5, 2020 4:44:49 am

On Monday, a resident of Assam’s Cachar district, Intazul Laskar, died in the custody of Mizoram authorities who claim he is a drug peddler.

In Assam, young women are learning to defend themselves —a punch and a kick at a time

November 4, 2020 7:10:03 pm

'Prahar' offers women across Assam free self-defence lessons — a mix of Karate, Taekwondo, and a healthy dose of self-confidence

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Assam man dies in Mizoram custody, CM Sonowal writes to Amit Shah over border tension

November 3, 2020 2:13:09 am

According to Assam officials, Intazul Laskar was a woodcutter without any criminal record, while Mizoram officials maintain he was involved in peddling drugs. His death comes weeks after clashes between residents of border villages of Assam and Mizoram.

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Main accused in Assam JEE (Main) scam arrested

November 2, 2020 8:53:17 am

The Assam Police Headquarters said in a release that Bhargav Deka, the owner of a city-based coaching institute Global Edu Light, has been apprehended.

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After polls, will jail Cong MLA for lungi remark: Himanta Biswa Sarma

November 1, 2020 12:56:15 am

At a press conference Saturday, Sarma accused Ahmed of commenting in the media that he wanted to exhibit a “blue-coloured lungi” in the proposed museum.

Assam Congress chief pulls up MLA who set off museum row

October 31, 2020 1:27:45 am

State Congress president Ripun Bora, in an October 28 missive, told Ahmed that his letter to the Museums Director was “in perfect order” and that he had done his “duty as an MLA”.

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JEE candidate in Assam who got 99.8 percentile arrested along with father for using proxy

October 30, 2020 8:53:36 am

Assam Police has written to the National Testing Agency (NTA), which conducts the exam, seeking CCTV footage from the examination centre in Borjhar, Guwahati, for analysis and investigation.

Assam’s century-old literary body turns a new page, will digitise its rich archive

October 29, 2020 1:23:36 pm

With a mammoth digitising project undertaken by the 103-year-old Asam Sahitya Sabha, a plethora of material will be available in a single place: an online archive accessible to the public

Himanta Biswa Sarma dumps MLA panel report, says won’t allow ‘Miya Museum’

Himanta Biswa Sarma dumps MLA panel report, says won’t allow ‘Miya Museum’

October 28, 2020 8:59:43 am

‘Char-Chaporis’ refer to the riverine sand belts of the Brahmaputra, which are home to a vast majority of Muslims of Bengali-origin, a community which colloquially — and often derogatorily — is called ‘Miya’ in Assam.

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NRC: Assam minority students union, Jamiat to challenge deletion order in SC

October 28, 2020 1:49:25 am

The NRC process has hit a stonewall as rejection orders are yet to be issued to the 19 lakh excluded people — it will allow them to appeal against the exclusion in the Foreigners' Tribunals.

How a folk theatre collective in Assam is playing to preserve some unique tribal notes

How a folk theatre collective in Assam is playing to preserve some unique tribal notes

November 5, 2020 11:52:15 am

These are more than just music lessons, but a way to hold on to their tribal identity in Assam.

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Assam-Mizoram border issue: Trucks resume movement after 4 days

October 22, 2020 5:53:00 pm

Trucks that got stranded in both sides of the border since the clash between the people of the two states on Saturday night have started moving since this morning.

Assam Forest Dept seizes locomotive that mowed down elephant, calf

October 22, 2020 1:32:10 am

MK Yadava, Chief Wildlife Warden, Assam, said: "It is a legal procedure now, so I cannot say much. The only thing is that the railways will have to mend their ways."

Kaziranga opens to tourists; CM Sonowal hopes it will help revive tourism post-lockdown

October 21, 2020 5:20:22 pm

Only regulated jeep safaris will be allowed in certain ranges of the park.

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Assam-Mizoram border calm; Sonowal talks to PM, Shah and Zoramthanga

October 20, 2020 7:16:38 am

Violence broke out Saturday between residents of Lailapur village in Assam’s Cachar district and residents of localities near Vairengte in Mizoram’s Kolasib district.

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‘I just wanted to keep the morale up’: Assam’s PPE-clad dancing doctor

October 19, 2020 7:52:12 pm

The viral video of Dr Arup Senapati has more than ten thousand retweets, drawing the attention of many public figures, among them, Hrithik Roshan himself.

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Territory row snowballs into violence at Mizo-Assam border

October 19, 2020 2:03:03 am

H Lalthangliana, the DC of Mizoram’s Kolasib district, said three persons have been injured on the the Mizoram side, with one of them critical and under treatment at a hospital.

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Assam schools, colleges to start regular classes from November 2

October 18, 2020 2:49:04 am

Health and Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma made the announcement at a press conference in Guwahati adding that regular classes can resume in schools only from class 6 onwards.

Notification to shut govt-run madrassas, Sanskrit tols in November: Assam minister

October 17, 2020 10:23:14 pm

The Madrassa Education Board will be dissolved and all state-run madrassas will be converted into high schools and new admissions will be held for all as regular students, the minister said addressing a press conference here.

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Assam announces re-opening of schools from Nov 2, attendance voluntary

October 17, 2020 6:00:45 pm

Students of classes 8, 10 and 11 will have classes on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, whereas students of 6, 7, 9 and 12 will have classes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Senior Assam cop arrested in paper leak case

October 16, 2020 2:25:22 am

The exam for recruitment of 597 sub-inspectors—for which more than 66,000 candidates were to appear—was scheduled for September 20.

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Assam: NRC authorities to delete names of ‘ineligible persons’ from citizens register

October 15, 2020 5:53:44 am

The National Register of Citizens, published in August last year under the direct supervision of the Supreme Court, excluded 19 lakh-odd applicants out of around 3.3 crore applicants.

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Covid curve has started flattening in Assam, vaccination likely early next year: Himanta Biswa Sarma

October 14, 2020 12:25:18 pm

Citing data from October 6-12 and arguing that the state's positivity rate has remained below 4%, Sarma added: “I am saying officially that flattening of the Covid curve has started.”

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Himanta: Ajmal speaks Arabic, no intellectual opposes it

October 10, 2020 2:55:24 am

Ajmal has announced a tie-up between his party and the Congress ahead of next year’s Assembly elections. Recently, Ajmal had addressed a meeting where the posters of the meet were written in Arabic.

Gauhati High Court seeks report on detention centres from Assam govt

October 9, 2020 7:27:14 am

Assam currently has six detention centres to hold ‘illegal foreigners’ – all inside jails.

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