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Assam hoping BJP will live up to promises

Guwahati, May 19 (IANS) With the BJP making it to Dispur, people in Assam will now be watching the change that the saffron party has promised to win the hearts of the majority of the people in the state.  …

Trinamool, AIADMK retain power, BJP takes Assam, Left Kerala

Trinamool, AIADMK retain power, BJP takes Assam, Left Kerala

New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress on Thursday crushed the opposition and Tamil Nadu’s AIADMK proved exit polls wrong by retaining power in assembly elections, the biggest popularity test after the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. The…

BJP’s gains in Assam unrelated to record voter turnout

  IANS By Swapnil Bhandari & Rithika Kumar Higher-than-expected voter turnout of a record-breaking 84.7 percent in Assam has been making headlines since the assembly polls ended on April 11, 2016.   Higher turnout may indicate a desire for change…

Assam’s future: Need to strengthen intra-regional linkages

IANS By Samir K. Purkayastha The emergence of Maulana Badruddin Ajmal, an immigrant of East Bengali origin, as the central theme in the campaign for the just ended assembly elections in Assam again exposed how the ‘migrant factor’ can polarise…

Backward Assam village heading for brighter days (Development Feature)

By Aditya Baruah Rani (Assam), May 12 (IANS) Forty-five-year-old Dhaneswar Boro is excited that his days of illiteracy are over. He can now write his name in Assamese and he is gradually getting to know his rights as an Indian…

Nearly 1 lakh people affected in floods across 6 Assam dists

Nearly 1 lakh people affected in floods across 6 Assam dists

Guwahati, April 25 (PTI): Almost one lakh people have been affected across six districts in the first wave of floods in Assam. According to an official release by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), nearly one lakh people were…

Pre-monsoon floods hit Assam, over 40,000 affected

Guwahati, April 24 (IANS) Over 40,000 people have been affected and 1,000 hectares of crop land inundated by flood waters following pre-monsoon rains for the past one week in Assam, officials said on Sunday.   Four districts — Lakhimpur, Jorhat,…

Backward to smart – the transformation of an Assam village

Backward to smart – the transformation of an Assam village

By Prantick Majumder   New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) An insurgency-hit village in Assam’s Himalayan foothills where the residents long suffered stomach ailments due to the iron-contaminated water and only 10 percent of its around 250 households had proper sanitation…

Assam polls: 82 percent turnout in phase 2, one dead in violence

Assam polls: 82 percent turnout in phase 2, one dead in violence

Guwahati, April 11 (IANS) The second and final phase of polling to the Assam assembly in 61 constituencies on Monday saw 82.02 percent of the over one crore voters casting their ballot, on a day that witnessed the death of…

Phase II polling for 61 Assam assembly seats on Monday

Guwahati, April 10 (IANS) Over one crore voters will exercise their franchise in the second phase of polling in Assam for the 61 assembly seats on Monday and decide the fate of 525 candidates in the fray.   The polling…

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