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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

Assam: Two killed in grenade attack, cops suspect Ulfa hand

May 14, 2021 7:59:40 pm

The banned militant outfit, however, has denied any involvement through a media statement.

Assam NRC chief moves Supreme Court for relook at 2019 ‘draft’ list

May 14, 2021 4:58:26 am

Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who took charge on Monday, had earlier this week said, “Regarding the NRC, our position is very clear. In border districts, we want a re-examination of 20% names included, and in other districts, that of 10% names.”

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Assam: Minor killed in grenade blast, police claim bomb ‘dropped mistakenly’ during routine movement

May 12, 2021 8:40:31 pm

Terming it an "unfortunate accidental blast", the Assam Police said in a statement that the “grenade may have been dropped mistakenly by security forces during routine movement in the area."

Days after testing negative, renowned Assamese litterateur Homen Borgohain dies at 88

May 13, 2021 2:24:40 am

A former president of the state’s apex literary body Asam Sahitya Sabha, Homen Borgohain has written at least 11 novels in Assamese and served as the editor-in-chief of two major Assamese dailies, Amar Asom and Niyomiya Barta.

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Assam: Fresh curbs, longer curfew hours amid surge

May 12, 2021 6:30:04 pm

Wednesday’s order said all shops and commercial establishments will shut at 1 pm and weekly bazaars will not be allowed for 15 days. Earlier, curfew hours lasted from 6 pm to 5 am.

Himanta Biswa Sarma takes oath as Assam chief minister, says Covid management first priority

May 10, 2021 7:09:04 pm

Himanta Biswa Sarma, 52, who held key portfolios in the previous Assam government, including finance, health, and education — succeeds Sarbananda Sonowal as the Chief Minister

Himanta, BJP’s troubleshooter in the Northeast, all set to become Assam’s 15th CM

May 10, 2021 1:57:23 am

Sarma has held key portfolios in the outgoing Sarbananda Sonowal-led Assam government, including finance, health and education, and is also the convenor of the North East Democratic Alliance.

Himanta Biswa Sarma set to be next Assam CM, will take oath at 12 pm on Monday

May 9, 2021 3:49:12 pm

Himanta Biswa Sarma has been arguably the most influential politician in Northeastern India as of now and the BJP’s key man and troubleshooter in the region.

As Covid-19 spreads to Assam’s tea gardens, officials say it is a ‘cause for worry’

May 8, 2021 8:36:51 pm

There are about 800 tea gardens in Assam and large-scale Covid spread was flagged up as a cause of concern in 2020.


Top ULFA-I militant killed in encounter in Assam’s Bongaigaon district, one of his aides arrested: Police

April 29, 2021 2:53:37 pm

The development comes after three employees of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) were kidnapped from Assam’s Sivasagar district on April 21.

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Assam earthquake: At least 10 injured, houses damaged

April 29, 2021 2:55:33 am

Assam earthquake: The epicenter of the quake was Sonitpur and the quake occurred at 7.51 am at a depth of 17 kilometres, according to the National Centre for Seismology.

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As Covid cases rise, Assam to get oxygen from Bhutan

April 27, 2021 8:29:57 pm

“Every day, forty metric tonnes of liquid oxygen produced by the plant will be exported to Assam using cryogenic tankers,” a statement from the Indian embassy in Bhutan said.

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Covid cases rising, Assam govt imposes night curfew till May 1

April 27, 2021 4:39:28 pm

Meanwhile, Kamrup (Metro) district, which comprises state capital Guwahati, declared all education institutions to be closed till May 11. The district has been recording the highest spike in the state — it reported 1,153 fresh cases on Monday.

‘Only wish to get some update… any update about him’: Wife of abducted ONGC employee

April 26, 2021 9:53:44 pm

Mohini (32), Alakesh (28) and Retul (38) — who work in the production department of ONGC — were abducted from a rig site in Lakuwa field in Sivasagar while they were on night duty.

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Assam cop among three held for alleged role in ONGC abduction

April 26, 2021 7:30:55 pm

The accused include Biraj Chetia of Banipur, Dibrugarh district, Rahul Mohan of Sepon, Sivasagar district, and Basanta Buragohain of Sadia, Tinsukia district. Buragohain is a constable with the 25th AP(ONGC) Bn.

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Assam: Minor ‘domestic help’ dies, two arrested

April 24, 2021 9:24:41 am

Police suspect that she was burnt to death by her employers.

ONGC abduction case: ULFA-I role confirmed, 14 held, says police

April 23, 2021 7:27:39 pm

As per initial intelligence inputs, the abduction was done for ransom