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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. 

Kaziranga guards get INSAS, Ghatak rifles to tackle rhino poachers

February 18, 2018 8:40:59 pm

Altogether 272 INSAS rifles, 954 SLRs, 133 12-bore pump action guns, twenty 9-mm pistols and 91 ghatak rifles that were recently procured by the forest department were handed over to the frontline forest personnels by the chief minister.

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Sonowal calls for steps to curb monsoon electrocution deaths

February 18, 2018 5:42:48 pm

Sonowal stressed the need of branding the Department and introducing a uniform dress code for the field area employees of the Power Department and a pilot project for the same can be started from April this year.

Facing coal shortage, NTPC worried even as its third Bongaigaon unit is ready

February 15, 2018 3:19:03 am

Dipankar Bose, Group General Manager of NTPC’s Bongaigaon operation, blames the railways for the problem, saying the railways have not been able to provide rakes to move more quantity of coal to NTPC’s Bongaigaon plant from the Central India Coalfields despite the latter having enough coal.

India’s oldest gas-based fertilizer plant sees fresh hopes for revival

India’s oldest gas-based fertilizer plant sees fresh hopes for revival

February 14, 2018 4:40:25 am

While the country’s first gas-based fertiliser plant was set up at Namrup in the early 1960s by the Fertiliser Corporation of India, the Namrup plants were bifurcated from the former’s successor Hindustan Fertilizer Corporation Ltd in 2002 to constitute the BVFCL in 2002.

Assam woos ASEAN cities ‘closer than Mumbai’, investors commit Rs 1 lakh crore

February 12, 2018 5:28:50 am

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal made a presentation that used geographical distances to project Guwahati as the actual epicentre of growth in Southeast Asia, in the process inviting investors to look at his state as a favourite destination.

Cancer-afflicted children get a home in Guwahati

Cancer-afflicted children get a home in Guwahati

February 11, 2018 8:48:57 pm

A Guwahati-based NGO that works for cancer patients as well as raising awareness about cancer, the children’s centre has been named Sishu Ashray Sthal.

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Four lakh bogus job-card holders identified in Assam

February 9, 2018 2:21:36 pm

Due to the adoption of new methods of payment by the department, fund disbursals to genuine job-card holders have been expedited, senior officials of the department informed Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal at a review meeting.

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RSS controlling chief secretary, DGP of Assam: Tarun Gogoi

February 6, 2018 4:13:46 pm

Tarun Gogoi, the former chief minister of Assam and a veteran Congress leader, said that intelligence did not inform him about the bureaucrat's proximity to the RSS when he was appointed at this post.

Assam revises wages for private security agency workers

Assam to host its first global investors summit tomorrow

February 2, 2018 3:34:25 pm

Sarbananda Sonowal said the prime minister's special focus for the development of the Northeast and his multiple initiatives for the region will be the basis for the success of the summit.

Assam revises wages for private security agency workers

Assam government working wih dedication for good governance, says Sarbananda Sonowal

January 31, 2018 8:43:24 pm

"Until and unless people imbibe the values shown by Siu-Ka-Pha to strengthen the harmony and unity of the Assamese society, true respect would not be shown to the great Ahom leader", Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said.

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Territorial integrity of Assam won’t be compromised: Rajnath Singh

January 28, 2018 10:15:15 pm

"The home minister assured that not a single inch of Assam's land will be parted with any state. He (Singh) said that the territorial integrity of Assam and other states will be fully protected," Sarbananda Sonowal said.

3 low-intensity blasts in Assam on Republic Day

January 26, 2018 6:13:59 pm

Police said two blasts occurred within a gap of a few minutes in a drain near the Jagun police station, and the other one at Tirap colliery near the Ledo police station.

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Greater Nagalim issue: 8 hurt in firing as protesters set railway station on fire, remove tracks in Assam

January 26, 2018 1:40:43 am

Jain said protesters had blocked the Lumding-Silchar railway track at Maibang station and when the SP and Deputy Commissioner reached the spot and asked the people to clear the blockade they turned violent and threw stones at the officers.

Dima Hasao bandh: Mob attacks train passengers, police fire in air

January 25, 2018 7:24:55 pm

The police had first baton charged the protesters and burst teargas shells as they threw stones at the personnel, damaged railway property, blocked rail tracks and uprooted them, the officials said.

Brahmaputra bridge girder bearings tilted in 2009 quake repaired after eight years

January 16, 2018 8:03:36 pm

While the bridge was kept under round-the-clock observation for more than eight years, the railways kept it a closely-guarded secret so that there was no panic at any time.

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Assam River Atlas to be database to tackle floods, erosion, deforestation

January 12, 2018 7:22:08 pm

Chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal, who had mooted the idea of preparing this comprehensive database of all major and minor rivers of the state, meanwhile has also asked NESAC to bring quality and quantity of sand and sand-layers in the river-beds within the ambit of the study.

Dibrugarh’s 120-year old heritage building to get a fresh lease of life

January 11, 2018 7:43:06 pm

“We have been entrusted with the responsibility of renovation and reconstruction of the first building of the Berry White Medical School constructed around 1898, and we hope to complete it within the next 15 months,” INTACH Dibrugarh chapter convenor Aradhana Kataki said.