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Meet the Padma Shri awardee doctor who left his life in Chennai to help cancer patients in Assam

January 27, 2020 10:00:43 pm

The Cachar Cancer Hospital treats more than 20,000 patients every year, generates employment for their attendants, and provides free food to the patients with low-cost stay for their family members.

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4 IED blasts in Assam, ULFA-I claims role

January 27, 2020 3:47:34 am

Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal called the blasts an “act of cowardice”. He asked DGP BJ Mahanta to “deal with the situation and nab the forces believed to have perpetrated the explosions”.

A home for the Hargila: an artificial breeding project aims to help the endangered stork

January 26, 2020 3:13:40 pm

Earlier this month, the endangered Greater Adjutant Stork was bred in the Assam Zoo, only for the pair of chicks to die soon after. But the project — arguably the first instance of the bird being artificially bred in a zoo — is still considered a success.

Pact with Bodo militant group — Govt set to sign peace accord with NDFB

Pact with Bodo militant group — Assam govt set to sign peace accord with NDFB

January 26, 2020 2:32:37 am

On Saturday, influential Bodo militant leader NDFB(RD) chairman Ranjan Daimary, who and nine others were sentenced to life last year by a special CBI court in Guwahati for the 2008 serial blasts, left for Delhi after he was granted bail a day earlier.

Assam’s ‘elephant doctor’ awarded Padma Shri: ‘This land belongs to the elephants’

January 25, 2020 11:24:09 pm

While weekdays see him at the College of Veterinary Sciences in Guwahati, weekends are spent in service of elephants across Assam. Meet Dr Kushal Konwar Sarma, the elephant doctor from Assam who has been awarded the Padma Shri.

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Govt to sign accord with Bodo militant group NDFB on Monday

January 25, 2020 9:54:07 pm

NDFB (R) supremo Ranjan Daimary, sentenced to life in prison for serial bomb blasts in Assam in 2008, was on Saturday released on interim bail from the Guwahati Central Jail and taken to New Delhi for participation in Bodo peace talks with the Union government.

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Assam: Over 600 militants lay down arms

January 24, 2020 4:10:30 am

According to police data, there were 50 cadres of ULFA-I, eight of NDFB, six of KLO, 13 of RNLF, one of CPI-Maoist, 87 of NSLA, 178 of ADF and 301 of NLFB.

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Assam Accord Clause 6: Cut-off year 1971 or 1951, who are the Assamese people?

January 23, 2020 7:10:12 am

The committee was scheduled to submit its report on January 15 but has now got a one-month extension from the Home Ministry.

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Not just politics, students should concentrate on education as well: Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi

January 22, 2020 12:15:40 pm

"As the governor of Assam, I am chancellor of 17 universities. I look for quality education and I want students to concentrate on achieving quality education first. Universities are meant for education, not for politics," Mukhi said.

Himanta Biswa Sarma: Will win with 100 seats against new party

Himanta Biswa Sarma: Will win with 100 seats against new party

January 19, 2020 7:03:56 am

Sarma’s remarks come days after the AASU leadership talked about a new political alternative to take the anti-CAA movement forward in the state.

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Assam cabinet expansion, two new ministers sworn in

January 18, 2020 10:52:39 am

Both Mohan and Kishan were sworn in as ministers of state with independent charge.

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Bodo militant outfit NDFB(S) to shun violence, join peace talks

January 18, 2020 4:25:52 am

The agreement says the group has “agreed to abjure violence, come overground and join the peace process by being a signatory to the proposed comprehensive Memorandum of Settlement with Bodo organisations”. The move comes as a boost to the ongoing peace talks with Bodo groups since all the factions are now on board, an official said.

Assam to MHA: Give 3 months to applicants seeking citizenship

January 17, 2020 2:24:43 am

The state government has suggested that once the rules for the legislation are notified, applicants should be given only three months to apply.

New force needed so that such law never imposed again: AASU

January 16, 2020 1:23:23 am

While AASU has previously cited “people’s demand” to describe the need for a new front, the Congress has said that there is “space” for one.

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NRC would’ve been correct if Assam govt did it: Sarbananda Sonowal

January 15, 2020 3:13:00 am

The NRC preparation in Assam started following a December 2014 order by the Supreme Court, and continued thereafter under its direct monitoring.

Opposition MLAs protest in and outside Assam Assembly

January 14, 2020 2:36:34 am

The Constitution (126th Amendment) Bill, 2019, extending reservations to SC/STs in the legislature by another 10 years, was unanimously ratified during the session, which was held to pass a resolution ratifying the Bill cleared by Parliament.

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Festivity in times of protest: How Magh Bihu will showcase Assam’s opposition to CAA

January 14, 2020 9:51:33 am

In Assam, the run-up to Magh Bihu is usually marked by a week of feverish preparation. This time, however, the enthusiasm seems to be amiss.

Amit Shah meets Sonowal, says Assam Accord will be upheld

January 10, 2020 3:56:03 am

The committee is supposed to determine the quota of representation of indigenous people in Assam in the state Assembly, among other measures to protect indigenous culture and language.

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Assam: AASU calls for burning of CAA copies in Bihu bonfires

January 10, 2020 3:53:24 am

The words ‘No CAA’ and its variants have been carved out to be burnt at several celebration spots.

Himanta Biswa stresses need to save Assam from ‘Miya poetry, Ajmals’

If Assam doesn’t identify friends, Badruddin Ajmal will be CM in 10 yrs: Himanta Biswa

January 8, 2020 10:52:49 am

Himanta Biswa Sarma also urged All-Assam Students’ Union’s (AASU) adviser Samujjal Bhattacharya to join the BJP and work for the people on behalf of the party.