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Northeast India’s millennial farmers are sowing the seeds of a new culinary culture

July 26, 2018 5:30:52 pm

From Assam to Nagaland to Meghalaya, an army of 100 ‘green commandos’ — between the ages 18-30 — are going from village-to-village and school-to-school to spread knowledge about local foodisms, bust myths about organic farming, and revolutionalise the way the region eats.

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Alerted by Facebook, Assam police averts girl’s suicide

July 27, 2018 10:43:02 am

"The information was received from Facebook headquarters. A life was saved," police officials said.

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Assam Police’s Twitter handle shares informative post on stalking, wins praise online

July 27, 2018 10:43:11 am

There were many responses to the original tweet, with many requesting the Assam Police department to share the post in the local language. Actor Kajol also took noticed the post and retweeted it.

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Assam: witch-hunting outlawed, grassroots awareness drive takes off

July 25, 2018 8:59:54 am

Assam’s new anti witch-hunting law finally gets the President’s nod — but it will take grassroots awareness to make a difference and a coalition of womens’ self help groups, tribal organisations, local council members backed by the Assam Police are all set to do just that.

2nd NRC draft on June 30, officials review law-and-order situation in lower Assam districts

People not part of draft NRC won’t be declared foreigners, says MHA

July 24, 2018 10:46:58 am

The NRC, to be published on July 30, is only a draft and after it is published, adequate opportunities for filing claims and objections will be available to those whose names are excluded from it, a home ministry official said.

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Assam: Man behind fake Facebook accounts of top cops arrested

July 23, 2018 6:53:32 am

Suleiman Ibrahim Ali (30) was arrested on Saturday evening and taken into a five-day custody. The police also recovered 47 mobile phones, 13 tablets and 15 SIM cards from his possession.

Assam NRC: Bonafide Indians will get opportunities to prove citizenship, says Rajnath Singh

July 22, 2018 4:09:07 pm

In a series of tweets, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said the NRC was being updated in line with the 'Assam Accord' and the exercise was being carried out in a totally impartial, transparent and meticulous manner.

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Internet services suspended as Manipur varsity protest intensifies

July 21, 2018 1:36:21 am

Students have been demanding the V-C’s resignation over multiple allegations of administrative negligence and carelessness in running the university — charges that have been emphatically rejected by Pandey.

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Nanu the cat could bring Assam glory in this unique contest

July 19, 2018 5:51:10 pm

In PETA’s bid to motivate people to adopt pets, a “cutest rescued cat contest” draws hundreds of entries from pet parents around the country. Nanu, who was rescued from a pond in Assam’s Tezpur, is among the ten finalists.

Assam BJP MP’s daughter, 18 others held in cash-for-job scam

July 20, 2018 8:39:16 am

BJP MP from Tezpur R P Sharma’s daughter, Pallavi Sharma, who is an Assam Police Service (APS) officer of the 2016 batch, was summoned along with 18 other officers from the same batch last week.

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Guwahati: BJP MP’s daughter among 19 officers arrested in APSC cash-for-job scam

July 18, 2018 9:45:49 pm

Superintendent of Police, Dibrugarh, Gautam Bora said the handwriting of the 19 officers did not match with their answer sheets that were found to be fake earlier during forensic tests.

APSC cash-for-job ‘scam’: BJP MP alleges conspiracy after cops summon daughter

July 17, 2018 1:53:26 am

The main accused in the alleged scam is former APSC chief Rakesh Kumar Paul (55), who was arrested soon after the probe began in late 2016.

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Two dead as Rajdhani smashes into a car trapped in railway gate in Assam

July 16, 2018 4:00:23 pm

The deceased have been identified as Bimal Sharma (65) and his son Arnav Sharma (26), while the mother was grievously wounded and is undergoing treatment at the Assam Medical College in Dibrugarh.

First time in Assam: Transgender activist made conciliator in Lok Adalat

July 14, 2018 4:03:22 am

The conciliator’s position in a Lok Adalat is generally given to advocates, social workers or mediators and the motto of the ADR is amicable or voluntary settlement of disputes, which may be over a range of topics.

One more held in Assam train killings case

July 14, 2018 3:29:02 am

The second accused, Bipin Pandey, who resides in Tinsukia, was nabbed from a train in Dibrugarh at around 2am on Friday morning — the arrest coming hours after the prime accused Bikas Das was arrested on Thursday afternoon.

On a night of power cut, Hima’s electric run lights up Nagaon

July 14, 2018 9:41:16 am

The chase started back when Hima Das was a 13-year-old — first on the local football grounds near her home, and later, in track races around Assam.

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Assam train killings: Accused held, has confessed to rape-murder of 2 women, say cops

July 13, 2018 7:41:15 am

The body of a 21-year-old student of Assam Agricultural University was found in the toilet of a local inter-city train on Tuesday morning at Simaluguri station in Sivasagar district, while that of a 48-year-old woman was found in the toilet of Avadh-Assam Express on Wednesday afternoon at Mariani station in Jorhat district.

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Assam: Two women found strangled in toilets of separate trains

July 12, 2018 11:36:05 am

In both cases, traditional towels — called “gamusa” in Assam —were found around the victim’s neck. Prima facie probe and marks on the victims’ neck have led the police to suspect that they were strangulated.

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Assam: Two women found strangulated to death in train toilets

July 11, 2018 9:11:10 pm

Officials said that the body of Lalima Devi was recovered from a washroom in the Avadh Assam Express, while the body of Radha Kumari was found at Simaluguri station within 24 hours.

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Assam: CM Sarbananda Sonowal visits flood affected areas

July 11, 2018 8:38:07 pm

A population of 24,244 was affected by the flood waters in 33 villages of Dhemaji, Lakhimpur and Jorhat districts, the daily bulletin of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said.

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Assam: 90 guards appointed in rhino protection force

July 11, 2018 5:52:40 pm

The government of Assam has raised the Special Rhino Protection Force from people living in the fringe areas of the Kaziranga National Park.

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Assam: Man objects to firecrackers at a wedding, beaten to death

July 12, 2018 9:02:51 am

Police and local sources said the altercation had started after 35-year-old Jatin Das objected to the burning of firecrackers at a wedding in the neighbourhood.

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Assam: AIUDF MLA accused of rape denies allegations

July 11, 2018 9:15:29 am

The comment came two days after the victim’s husband was arrested, after she alleged that he had confined her and facilitated rape on two occasions in May.

Assam flood situation improves, Lakhimpur district worst affected

24,000 people still reeling under Assam deluge

July 10, 2018 8:11:40 am

According to Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), over 23,600 people were affected by the flood in Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath and Nagaon districts, as against 41,000 people in five districts of the state on Satru.

In Assam, three sadhus mobbed on child-lifting suspicion

July 7, 2018 8:55:45 am

Three sadhus were rescued in Dima Hasao district of Assam on Thursday after they were mobbed by at least 300 people, who suspected they were child abductors, the police said on Friday.

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