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Assam floods: More than 6 lakh affected, death toll rises to 9

May 19, 2022 10:35:26 am

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma that the Centre has sanctioned Rs 1,000 crore for flood relief measures.

Assam: Govt school headmistress booked for ‘carrying beef’ in lunch

May 19, 2022 7:26:44 am

The headmistress' arrest was made based on a complaint by the school management committee, confirmed a senior police officer of the Assam district.

Army completes Court of Inquiry into killing of Nagaland civilians

May 16, 2022 10:24:40 pm

Following the killings in Oting area of Mon district in a botched operation and its aftermath, the Army started a Court of Inquiry (CoI), while the state government set up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the incident.

After Foreigners’ Tribunal’s ‘stop interfering’ letter, NRC coordinator says: ‘List not final’

May 17, 2022 2:06:37 am

Ever since it was published on August 31, 2019, Assam’s NRC — which left out 19 lakh people — has been in a limbo.

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A Letter From Assam’s Namsang, Joypur: This is the way we go to school

May 8, 2022 10:01:45 am

Come May 10, Assam tea gardens will finally have high schools. Down forests, past elephants, bench by bench, teacher by teacher, children of workers can finally hope to finish schooling, have a life outside

Storm hits Assam’s Barpeta district

May 7, 2022 10:42:26 pm

Four houses and three other establishments were damaged in some villages under Chenga revenue circle, an Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) bulletin said.

Assam: ULFA-I issues death sentence to two cardres for alleged spy work

May 7, 2022 12:56:01 pm

The banned group’s publicity wing said that Dhanjit Das and Sanjib Sarma had been planted by the police to extract information about the outfit.

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Granting Mevani bail, court raps Assam Police for ‘abusing process of court and law’

April 30, 2022 10:22:54 am

After being granted bail in a "defamatory" tweet case, Mevani on Monday was rearrested in a fresh case filed in Barpeta district under various charges including assault of a public servant and outraging a woman’s modesty.

Working towards removing AFSPA from Northeast: PM in Assam

April 29, 2022 6:57:29 pm

The prime minister says in Karbi Anglong that though previous governments kept extending AFSPA, the situation has improved so much in the past few years that it was lifted from 23 districts.

After releasing ‘confessional’ video, ULFA-I names youths allegedly ’trained’ to spy on the outfit

April 27, 2022 5:31:56 pm

In the statement, Rumel Asom, of ULFA-I publicity wing, said that the names had been gathered from the mobile phone of Sanjeev Sharma, the alleged spy who featured in the confessional video

Rights Bodies demand Mevani’s release: Stop BJP from creating fear among people, Congress urges Governor

Assam: Court rejects Jignesh Mevani’s bail plea, remands him in five-day police custody

April 27, 2022 1:52:28 am

Even as a court in Kokrajhar granted bail to the Gujarat MLA in the case pertaining to a 'defamatory tweet', Mevani was rearrested in a fresh case filed in Barpeta. His lawyer is now set to move the bail plea "on a higher forum”.

Jignesh Mevani rearrested in Assam for ‘assaulting’ officials after securing bail in ‘defamatory’ tweet case

April 26, 2022 9:36:18 am

An MLA supported by the Congress, Mevani was booked under the IPC Sections related to voluntarily causing hurt, assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty and others, the police said.

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Jignesh Mevani sent to judicial custody; court reserves judgment for Monday

April 25, 2022 12:39:12 pm

Mevani, an independent MLA who had in September last pledged support to the Congress party, was arrested in Gujarat by the Assam Police on Thursday and flown to Assam where a court remanded him in three-day police custody.

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Assam: BJP, ally AGP sweep Guwahati civic polls; AAP and AJP win one seat each

April 24, 2022 5:29:27 pm

The state election commission said the BJP won 52 of the 60 seats, the AGP won six and the AJP and AAP one each. The civic polls in Guwahati were held on April 21.

Opposition leaders protest outside Assam police station where Jignesh Mevani is held

April 22, 2022 10:15:43 pm

The Gujarat MLA’s lawyer said he might move the Gauhati high court for bail. Congress spokesperson Apurba Kumar Bhattacharjee lamented "such a big punishment for a mere tweet" while Akil Gogoi said the MLA was "prepared to fight".

Assam, Arunachal Pradesh to form district-level committees to solve border dispute

April 20, 2022 5:34:29 pm

The announcement came after Sarma met his Arunachal Pradesh counterpart Pema Khandu in Guwahati to discuss the decades-old inter-state boundary dispute. The two chief ministers had earlier met in January for the first official talk.

Ripun Bora, former Assam Congress chief quits party, joins TMC

April 17, 2022 10:10:59 pm

Bora, as a joint candidate of the opposition parties in Assam, had unsuccessfully contested the recent Rajya Sabha election.

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Assam: Heavy rainfall, storms claim 14 lives in two days

April 18, 2022 5:52:20 am

In all, at least 21,000 people have been affected, as the storms have left homes and properties destroyed in their wake, including 7,344 homes, as well as uprooted several trees and electric poles.

This Assam doctor is on a mission to ensure no one dies of snakebites

April 17, 2022 11:52:21 am

Meet Dr Surajit Giri, the anaesthesiologist who has cured more than 1,200 snakebite victims from across the state.

Six arrested in Assam for ‘links’ to Bangladesh-based terror group

April 16, 2022 4:15:51 pm

This follows another set of arrests in the state’s Barpeta district last month when five people, including a Bangladeshi national, were booked for alleged links with the group called Ansar-ul Bangla Team.

‘Cyberattack’ reported at Oil India Limited HQ in Assam; probe underway

April 13, 2022 12:00:17 pm

An FIR has been lodged at the Duliajan police station, and the Cyber Cell of the Assam Police is probing the matter.

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Locked biometrics for NRC: SC notice to Centre, Assam govt on plea to issue Aadhaar

April 11, 2022 8:34:11 pm

The apex court sought a response from the Centre, the Assam government, the Registrar General of India and the UIDAI on or before May 17.

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Northeast groups oppose Centre’s Hindi move, call it an ‘imposition’

April 11, 2022 7:33:26 am

Earlier this week, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who chairs the Parliamentary Official Language committee, had announced that Hindi would be made compulsory in all eight north-eastern states up to Class X.

Assam: Congress leader sends legal notice to AIUDF MLA for ‘cross-voting’ allegation in RS polls

April 8, 2022 2:35:51 am

Elections to the two Rajya Sabha seats in Assam were held on March 31, with BJP and its ally, UPPL, winning both seats.

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Assam court directs police to register case against Assam CM based on Congress MP’s complaint

March 8, 2022 1:57:12 am

On December 28, 2021, Khaleque had filed a police complaint against Sarma in the Dispur Police Station, accusing him of “hate-mongering” and making inflammatory remarks in connection to an eviction drive in Assam's Darrang district.

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