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

Names of rejected NRC applicants will be kept confidential, says SC

May 9, 2018 3:28:33 pm

The Supreme Court gives its nod to two proposals submitted by NRC state coordinator Prateek Hajela.

JPC conducts hearing in Silchar on Citizenship Bill

May 9, 2018 1:31:15 pm

In Silchar, a human chain was formed by a large number of people who held placards expressing their support for the Bill. In other parts of Assam, several organisations are opposing it.

Cabinet approves constitutional amendment: North-East autonomous councils set to get more power, funds

Assam: Protests mark JPC hearing on Citizenship Bill

May 8, 2018 9:09:20 am

Opposing the bill, prominent BJP women's wing leader Meera Borthakur said, "A foreigner is a foreigner, whether Hindu or Muslim. The Assamese people have not become so weak that we need to import people from Bangladesh.

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Protests in Assam against inclusion of four sites in Centre’s ‘Adopt-a-Heritage’ project

May 5, 2018 10:55:39 am

The protesting bodies have been called by the State government for a meeting on Saturday to discuss the matter.

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Tea garden deaths on the rise in World Bank-funded plantations, claim local NGOs

May 4, 2018 11:10:04 am

Nine years after the World Bank invested in the Amalgamated Plantations Private Limited-run tea gardens in Assam, two local bodies PAJHRA and PAD call them out on their neglect in an official complaint.

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In Assam, a multi-crore renovation converts a colonial bungalow into a heritage centre

May 2, 2018 9:19:25 pm

Long ago, the military base for the Ahoms of Assam, and today, a heritage centre celebrating the Brahmaputra. The story of a 19th century bungalow, strategically placed atop a hillock in Guwahati’s Pan Bazaar, in its new avatar.

Cop charged with raping Uzbekistan national: Victim refused to accompany probe team to Pune, say police

Chargesheet filed in Nagaon rape and murder case of minor

April 27, 2018 10:03:22 pm

158 paged chargesheet filed against eight persons in connection with the gangrape and murder of a 12-year-old in a village in Nagaon, Assam on March 23.

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Tax collections down by 15-20% due to GST, says CM Sarbananda Sonowal

April 26, 2018 6:24:18 pm

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal also requested the Commission to propose an inter-state and international border development programme in North East benefiting all states in order to reduce disputes among them.

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Assam CM Sonowal expands cabinet after two years, inducts seven new ministers

April 26, 2018 6:16:43 pm

Seven ministers inducted into the Assam Cabinet on Thursday in its first expansion since its inception.

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Guwahati: Plans of a newly-minted ‘Bicycle Mayor’

April 26, 2018 10:09:57 pm

What does a “Bicycle Mayor” do? What is a “Bicycle Mayor”? In Guwahati, a 39-year-old cyclist assumes this weighty title as he pushes the pedal on going back to a greener commute.

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Three tribal villages of Assam open up their homes

April 25, 2018 5:13:16 pm

In Assam’s Sonitpur district, an ecotourism initiative opens doors of three villages to guests as well as economic sustainability.

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Putting the Mekhela Chador back on the map: Assam designer Sanjukta Dutta wins Dada Saheb Phalke Excellence Award 2018

April 23, 2018 3:44:32 pm

Awarded the “Best Fashion Designer of The Year” at the Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Awards 2018 held in Mumbai on Saturday, Sanjukta Dutta from Nagaon speaks about the resurgence of the indigenous Assamese silk industry.

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This was the Assam rape cited by leaders to duck heat from Kathua

April 23, 2018 9:49:14 pm

Nagaon rape: The police FIR says the girl was gagged, gangraped, doused in kerosene and set on fire on March 23. Victim’s cousin among three accused

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Eroded by the Barak River, road crumbles in Assam’s Cachar district

April 21, 2018 5:04:09 pm

Erosion by the Barak River in Assam’s Cachar District damages an entire road and cuts off connectivity to several villages on the Indo-Bangladesh border.

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Move to protect Assam’s heritage: 24 archaeological sites identified

April 18, 2018 4:05:39 pm

With 24 heritage sites identified for protection, Assam’s Directorate of Archaeology opens a new chapter on the state's rich history

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Bihu meets EDM in this viral video from Assam

April 24, 2018 8:14:46 pm

Assamese EDM artist Axl Hazarika’s Goru Bihu song to be officially screened at Germany’s 47th Sehsüchte, one of the largest international film festivals in Europe.

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National Award-winning Assamese film, Ishu, starts a new conversation on witch-hunting—but from a child’s perspective

April 16, 2018 4:52:15 pm

Utpal Borpujari on his National award-winning film Ishu, witch-hunting and the unusual "reverse trend" where theatre holds more currency than cinema in Assam.

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National Award-winning Assam filmmaker Rima Das on Village Rockstars: ‘The kids learnt how to act under open skies’

April 13, 2018 6:13:49 pm

How Village Rockstars, shot with a handheld camera over 150 days by an Assamese filmmaker with no formal training, won multiple National Awards, including Best Film, announced today.

Indoor forest, craft village and the works: a timely upgrade for the Guwahati International Airport

April 12, 2018 7:44:20 pm

A new state-of-the-art terminal for Guwahati Airport is in the works, and will overcome inadequacies of the current one, strengthening the Centre’s Act East Policy and reiterating the Assamese capital’s position as the one true gateway in and out of India's Northeast, and perhaps even Southeast Asia.

Woman stripped, beaten up in another moral policing incident in Assam

April 12, 2018 9:20:28 am

The incident follows another such incident that came to light on April 9, when a woman was assaulted by a group of men when she was accompanying a male friend to a medical centre in Goalpara district of Assam.

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Assam: New train to connect Barak and Brahmaputra valley

April 6, 2018 8:03:41 pm

According to the Northeast Frontier Railway, the new service will be jointly flagged off by chief minister of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal and minister of state of Railways Rajen Gohain, from Dibrugarh on Sunday.

Only 70 out of 119 Jet Airways aircraft operational: DGCA official

Flavours of Assam in the air this Rongali Bihu

March 28, 2018 6:33:34 pm

Rongali Bihu is a festival celebrated in Assam, and marks the beginning of the Assamese new year. It usually falls on the second week of April, signifying the time of harvest.

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Assam government open for diversification of tea garden lands

March 14, 2018 4:24:08 pm

BJP members Rituparna Baruah and Siddhartha Bhattacharya alleged that tea garden lands are being sold off illegally and demanded a high-level probe into it.

Assam revises wages for private security agency workers

Assam government revises wages for private security agency workers

February 28, 2018 10:03:23 pm

The overtime rate shall be twice the ordinary rates of wages which shall be payable for every work in excess of 8 hours in a day and 48 hours in a week. Workers shall be allowed a day's rest every week.

Assam Congress MLA suspended from House, removed by marshal

February 23, 2018 9:18:36 pm

The MLA told reporters outside the House that his suspension reflected the undemocratic attitude of the present government.