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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.

Assam man run over by govt escort vehicle that was following President’s convoy

February 26, 2022 9:18:04 pm

Kovind is in Assam on a three-day visit, and was on his way to visit the Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve on Saturday when the incident occurred.

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Assam to launch portal seeking suggestions to change names of places: CM Himanta Biswa Sarma

February 16, 2022 8:30:18 pm

Chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma had said on the occasion of the 'Bhumipujan' of the second medical college in Guwahati on Monday that some places, including Kala Pahar in Guwahati, will be renamed.

Congress misinterpreting my remark on Rahul, trying to deviate from real questions: Himanta

February 14, 2022 1:53:31 am

At an election rally in Uttarakhand on Friday, Sarma hit out at Congress MP Rahul Gandhi for allegedly questioning the 2016 surgical strike against terrorists across the Line of Control (LoC).

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Voices from Assam school: ‘Good that girls have spoken their mind’

February 10, 2022 2:22:08 pm

Begum, a Class 9 student, says it would be “much less hassle” if the hijab was allowed in school, but adds: “Rules are rules, our teachers have a point too.”

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Assam to relocate all 2,051 families evicted last year to another place in same district

February 10, 2022 1:52:35 am

In September 2021, the eviction drive in Dholpur, where mostly Bengali-speaking Muslims live, was carried out to remove “illegal encroachers” to free up government land for “landless indigenous communities” for an agricultural project in the Garukhuti area.

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Assam: Nagaon SP transferred after comments on student leader shooting

February 10, 2022 3:55:02 am

Mishra’s transfer comes a day after the Assam government asked the state director general of police (DGP) to suspend sub-inspector Pradeep Bania in connection with the shooting of Bora in Nagaon last month.

Assam journalist beaten up by cops for questioning them for not wearing helmets

February 8, 2022 1:32:06 pm

An FIR under Sections 341, 323 and 427 of the Indian Penal Code has been registered against the two constables, Pradip Saha and Lakhi Barman. A departmental inquiry is underway.

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Assam to withdraw all COVID restrictions from Feb 15

February 7, 2022 8:44:03 pm

There will be no night curfew, malls and cinema halls will open with full capacity, and weddings can be held through the night but guests must be double vaccinated, Sarma said.

Assam govt carries out eviction to clear Sattra land of ‘encroachers’

February 6, 2022 7:51:14 pm

Sattras are influential monastic institutions created as part of a 16th century neo-Vaishnavite reformist movement started by Vaishnavite saint Srimanta Sankaradeva.

HC upholds Assam law to abolish state-funded madrasas

February 5, 2022 1:01:27 am

Reacting to the development, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma took to Twitter to call it a “landmark judgment”.

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Gauhati HC cites secularism to uphold Assam law abolishing state-funded madrasas

February 4, 2022 11:19:26 pm

The Gauhati High Court on Friday upheld a 2020 Assam law converting all state-run madrasas into “regular schools".

Assam: 60-year-old man fighting citizenship battle dies by suicide

February 4, 2022 3:43:19 am

Manik Das's family has alleged that he was going through “mental trauma” because of the ongoing case before a Foreigners' Tribunal.

Assam human rights panel issues notice on student leader shooting

January 29, 2022 3:44:56 pm

Kirti Kamal Bora (22) was shot in the legs by the Nagaon police during an anti-drug operation on January 22, leading to a state-wide furore.

Over 200 Gorkha, Tiwa militants lay down arms in Assam

January 27, 2022 7:41:13 pm

Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma said that only two active insurgent groups now remain in the state, namely the United Liberation Front of Asom-Independent (ULFA-I) and Kamtapur Liberation Organisation (KLO).

Assam encounters: Congress writes to human rights body; Himanta says ‘police action to go on’ while he is CM

January 26, 2022 2:58:11 am

"If someone is caught with 3kg of heroin, are we supposed to felicitate them with a gamosa in the Congress office?” CM Himanta Biswa Sarma said.

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Declared foreigner after missing tribunal hearings, Assam woman ‘regains’ citizenship thanks to HC

January 25, 2022 6:57:23 am

On September 19, 2017, Foreigners Tribunal 6 declared Sefali Rani Das, a 23-year-old woman from Mohankhal village of Sonai in Cachar district, a foreigner ex parte (without her being present).

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Ratan Tata to be conferred Assam’s highest civilian award

January 24, 2022 1:49:01 pm

Tata, however, will not be able to attend the ceremony in Guwahati and will receive the award on a later date in Mumbai.

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Assam Oppn parties slam govt proposal to resolve boundary dispute with Meghalaya

January 23, 2022 9:17:16 pm

The Assam and Meghalaya governments have jointly submitted a proposal to resolve disputes along six areas along the inter-state border. CM Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the disputes were a result of Congress party's 'historic blunder'.

Former student leader shot at by police, Assam announces probe

January 24, 2022 7:36:25 am

🔴 “If we find that the police have done any wrong, action will be taken immediately,” he said, addressing a press conference in Guwahati.

After pig’s heart transplant in the US, controversial Assam doctor points out: Had done historic surgery 24 yrs ago

January 14, 2022 8:44:12 am

🔴 Dr Baruah, now 72, was embroiled in a controversy when, in 1997, he performed a xenotransplantation (transplanting organs from one species to another) surgery and managed to transplant a pig's heart and lungs on a 32-year-old man.

In Assam, ‘curfew’ for non-vaccinated persons from Jan 15: CM Himanta

January 7, 2022 8:29:29 pm

🔴 Addressing a press conference in Guwahati, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the third wave had hit Assam on January 1, and that the government would henceforth “treat every infection as a possible Omicron case.”

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In Assam, Padma awardee booked for alleged rape of foster child

January 5, 2022 1:03:16 pm

Following the FIR, the man moved the Gauhati High Court, seeking pre-arrest bail. On December 28, he was granted interim bail, and the court called for the case diary on January 7. 

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‘Was scared of needle but excited to get jabbed’: Over 90,000 Assam teenagers vaccinated on first day

January 3, 2022 8:50:00 pm

Assam has approximately 20 lakh eligible recipients who fall in the 15-18 age group.

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