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Covid-negative reports from other states not valid for Assam entry: Himanta

April 18, 2021 4:26:47 am

Addressing a press conference in Guwahati, Sarma said the previous order allowed travellers to display Covid-negative reports from other states conducted within 72 hours of their arrival.

Lower primary schools in Assam districts with more than 100 cases to be closed: Himanta

April 17, 2021 8:08:19 pm

After a staggered opening since September, schools (all classes) in Assam have been functioning in full capacity since January 1.

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Online ‘census’ for Assamese Muslims launched by indigenous associations

April 16, 2021 2:37:08 pm

The census is “modelled on the lines of the National Register of Citizens (NRC)” and aimed at "distinguishing Assamese Muslims from Bengali-speaking migrant Muslims."

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After Jaipur, Bhutan and Sikkim: in long wait for results, Mahajot’s hunt for havens

April 15, 2021 9:50:40 pm

The official line of the parties is that their candidates needed a “break” after months of hectic campaigning.

In rare verdict, Gauhati High Court junks Assam tribunal order labelling man a ‘foreigner’

April 13, 2021 12:47:42 pm

On January 30, 2019, FT-III, Barpeta had declared a Haider Ali, a resident of No 12, Kawaimari village, Sarthebari, a “foreigner”, who had entered Assam post-1971.

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In Assam, Covid-19 dampens Rongali Bihu festivities — yet again

April 13, 2021 11:21:20 am

With Covid cases on the uptick a week after polls end in Assam, Bihu committees make the hard choice of calling off cultural functions in the state

Assam writer held for sedition for questioning ‘martyrs’ on Facebook post

April 7, 2021 11:21:26 am

The accused, Sikha Sarma, a Guwahati-based writer, was arrested under “various sections, including IPC 124A (sedition)”, Guwahati Police Commissioner Munna Prasad Gupta said. “She will be produced in court tomorrow.”

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IIT-Guwahati suspends student accused of sexual assault, isolates others involved

April 6, 2021 3:19:13 am

A senior doctor at GMCH told The Indian Express that though the victim’s medical report was yet to be released, it seemed to be a “serious case of sexual assault”.

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Student ‘sexually assaulted’ at IIT Guwahati campus by peer, one held

April 4, 2021 3:53:00 am

According to authorities at the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital, the student was brought to the emergency section at around 12.50 am on March 29.

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EC orders repoll in Assam’s Ratabari after reports of EVMs in BJP candidate’s car

April 2, 2021 9:56:38 pm

All four officers of the polling party have been placed under suspension for breaching EC's transport protocol.

RGI turns down Assam govt’s request to financially support pending NRC work beyond March 3

March 27, 2021 10:31:22 pm

In a letter on March 4, the Assam government had sought an additional Rs 3.22 crore per month beyond March 3 for completion of the pending NRC activities in addition to the allocated Rs 1,602.66 crore for the entire project.

Akhil Gogoi alleges torture in custody, claims NIA offered bail if he joined RSS, BJP

March 23, 2021 6:27:15 pm

The letter released by Akhil Gogoi's newly floated political outfit Raijor Dal said that the peasant leader was taken to Delhi on December 18, 2019 without the Court's permission.

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Cong most corrupt party, vote for BJP to continue to avail centre and state schemes: Smriti Irani

March 13, 2021 2:19:51 pm

Listing out a series of schemes launched by the central and state governments, she said the Congress government never worked for the poor people and appealed to the people to vote for the BJP in the assembly polls.

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Assam: Three arrested for alleged plot to kill Himanta Biswa Sarma

March 10, 2021 9:09:41 am

Pradeep Gogoi, vice chairman of the banned militant outfit, was one of the arrested with two other accomplices, police said. They have been remanded to three days of police custody.

Assam elections: AIUDF releases first list, ‘friendly’ contest in 5 seats

March 8, 2021 3:05:58 am

The AIUDF, which enjoys a large support base amongst the Bengali-origin Muslims of Assam, is in alliance with the Congress in the grand alliance for this election. The party holds 14 seats in the outgoing Assam Assembly.

Denied poll ticket, Assam BJP minister joins Congress

March 7, 2021 11:35:44 pm

The hill areas development and mines and minerals minister joined the Congress in presence of AICC general secretary Jitendra Singh and the partys state unit chief Ripun Bora.

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Who is Hiren Gohain, the academician who quit Akhil Gogoi party over AIUDF letter?

March 6, 2021 5:33:02 pm

Gohain has been a strong critic of the BJP and the RSS. He is strongly opposed to the contentious CAA. In January 2019, he along with Gogoi and senior journalist Manjit Mahanta were booked for sedition after their comments during a protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.

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Congress says Sushmita Dev with party amid differences over seat-sharing

March 6, 2021 5:29:03 pm

The reports of Dev's resignation came amid differences with party leaders over seat-sharing with AIUDF.

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From yatras to shivirs, Baghel replicates his Chhattisgarh model to take on BJP in Assam

March 5, 2021 12:01:03 pm

For the first time in recent history, the party has tasked its chief ministers with election duties to turn the corner in other states — Chhattisgarh's Bhupesh Baghel in Assam and Rajasthan's Ashok Gehlot in Kerala.

In Assam, Cong promises 50 pc quota for women in govt jobs

March 5, 2021 12:01:26 pm

On March 2, among the five guarantees, Priyanka had promised five lakh government jobs, raising the wages of tea garden workers to Rs 365, free electricity up to 200 units per household, and Rs 2,000 monthly income support to homemakers.

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Ahead of polls, Congress promises 50pc reservation for women in govt jobs in Assam

March 4, 2021 2:41:02 pm

Addressing a press conference, All India Mahila Congress president Sushmita Dev said the Congress-led alliance will focus more on the upliftment of women and youths.

Who is Akhil Gogoi; why is he important to Assam polls 2021

March 4, 2021 2:29:47 pm

Akhil Gogoi leads the farmers' body Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) and is now the president of a new regional political party, Raijor Dal, which roughly translates into "People’s Party".

In letter from prison, Akhil Gogoi calls AIUDF ‘communal’

March 4, 2021 7:42:22 am

Gogoi said when he talks about the opposition parties against the BJP, he is consciously keeping the AIUDF out. “We do not desire to take along a communal party with fundamentalist ideology to oppose a communal and fascist party,” he wrote.

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In Assam, Cong bets big on social media, finds voice in Kokai

March 4, 2021 3:55:51 am

Party leaders said the campaign was carried out by an external firm, in coordination with the senior leaders.

Recognise those who do nothing but make promises before elections: Priyanka Gandhi

March 2, 2021 2:41:43 am

Launching a state-wide protest by the Congress against unemployment in Assam, Priyanka said a party which promised 2.5 million jobs in the state was not able to provide even 80,000 opportunities.

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