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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.

Kerala woman alleges rape by multiple men befriended online by husband for wife-swap; four arrested

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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Ahead of NRC list, fate of 1.5 lakh now hangs in the balance

July 7, 2018 9:44:04 am

NRC state coordinator Prateek Hajela revealed this figure of 1.5 lakh-odd being dropped from the first NRC draft in his report to the Supreme Court at the July 2 hearing. Their deletion was approved by the court.

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Having survived a century, an iconic Guwahati sweet shop prepares for the next

July 3, 2018 1:15:25 pm

Guwahati's Mahamaya Cabin has seen the city through it all: its highs and lows, its struggles and triumphs, its fight for identity and its emergence from the shadows of a decade of insurgency and turmoil.

Assam NRC deadline is July 30, orders Supreme Court

July 3, 2018 9:08:23 am

A bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi and R F Nariman had earlier ruled that the draft should be published by June 30 but was informed by the state NRC coordinator that it would not be possible to meet the deadline because of floods in the state.

The government expects the Registrar General of India (RGI), monitoring the NRC upgradation, to complete the process of publishing the final NRC by August 31.

Supreme Court extends NRC final draft deadline

July 2, 2018 1:01:22 pm

Last month, NRC state coordinator Prateek Hajela told The Indian Express that the June 30 deadline will not be met.

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Prove your identity

July 2, 2018 11:44:23 am

This "prove your identity" is one sign on one barricade in Karimganj, on the Assam-Bangladesh border. In Assam, this is a demand being made everywhere as a bruising NRC exercise coincides with the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, that has prised open a Barak Valley-Brahmaputra Valley split. So is being Assamese about language, religion, ethinicity, or citizenship? TORA AGARWALA on the many Assams.

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Assam to give financial assistance to pregnant tea garden workers: CM Sarbananda Sonowal

June 30, 2018 11:51:12 pm

Stating that lack of proper educational infrastructure at the tea gardens affects academic interests of the tea tribes' students, CM Sonowal asked the Secondary Education department to take up speedy measures for setting up one hundred high schools in the tea gardens.

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Assam: Call to quash Citizenship Amendment Bill grows louder

June 29, 2018 10:03:26 pm

People from different walks of life joined the protest rally that was taken out from Latasil Field here and culminated at Assam Engineering Institute playground, a member of All Assam Students' Union (AASU) said.

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Assam: NRC draft to miss June 30 date, to be published after SC hearing on July 2

June 29, 2018 3:08:35 am

The first NRC draft – that verified 1.9 crore people out of the 3.29 crore who applied as legal citizens of India – was published on the midnight of January 1.

Slight improvement in Assam flood situation; death toll rises to 26

June 25, 2018 7:55:46 pm

A total of 96,993 people in five districts were reeling under the impact of the flood, as against the 1.94 lakh people in six districts on Sunday.

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Assam: Couple beaten up night-long, woman’s head shaved for having ‘illicit affair’

June 25, 2018 3:48:52 pm

The villagers alleged that both were married persons and they were cheating on their spouses, the police officer said. "The woman's head was shaved by other women of the village. Their clothes were torn and they were tortured through the night," he added.

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The ‘older-than-Bengali’ Assamese script now a step closer to getting digital recognition

June 26, 2018 10:46:39 am

The ISO recommendation to rename the “Bengali” script as “Bengali/Assamese” script in the Unicode comes after a meeting in London on Friday — and years of struggle by different quarters of the Assamese society, both in India and abroad.

Gujarat: Woman lynched over child-lifting rumours

Assam: Couple beaten up all night, woman’s head shaved for illicit affair

June 25, 2018 1:11:22 am

A police officer from the local outpost said the incident happened when a man from the neighbouring Tubuki village visited the woman's home at Jhumurmur village Saturday night.

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How trains became temporary homes for Assam flood victims

June 22, 2018 11:19:20 pm

The first wave of floods from unprecedented rain that started on June 14 left three Assam districts reeling. As thousands congregated seeking shelter, various railway stations across South Assam became islands of refuge.

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Assam: Law and order situation reviewed ahead of NRC draft publication

June 22, 2018 8:18:16 pm

The deputy commissioners, superintendents of police and other senior police officials, army and central paramilitary forces were present in the meeting which discussed various issues related to the NRC revision.

Assam: One held after ‘moral policing’ video surfaces

June 22, 2018 7:31:43 am

In the video, a group of 10-20 people, with one of them holding a stick, is seen trying to assault the couple. The incident happened at Kheropara under Rongjuli police station.

Assam lynching case: 36 arested so far

June 22, 2018 5:51:33 pm

Abhijit Nath (30) and Nilotpal Das (29), residents of Guwahati, were lynched in Panjuri Kachari village in Karbi Anglong on June 8 after local residents suspected they were “child abductors”.