Will seek fast track trial of Assam lynching case: CM

GUWAHATI, JUNE 20 (PTI): Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has assured the parents of the two men lynched in Karbi Anglong that he would request the chief justice of the Gauhati high court to fast track the trial, an official release said here today.   Nilotpal Das (29) and Abhijeet Nath (30) were on June […]

Assam flood: Toll rises to 21 as one more dies

Assam flood: Toll rises to 21 as one more dies

The flood situation slightly improved in the state, but officials said over half of Kaziranga National Park was submerged and over 70 animals have died. (Image: Reuters) GUWAHATI, JUNE 20 (PTI): The devastating flood in Assam claimed one more life since yesterday as the situation remained critical, while displaced people returned home in neighbouring state […]

Assam gears up for Ambubachi mela at Kamakhya temple

Guwahati, June 20 (IANS): With devotees from across the country and abroad thronging the historic Kamakhya temple here for the annual Ambubachi mela, the temple authorities are gearing up to play host to lakhs while police has beefed up security.   The festival begins on Friday evening and will continue till Tuesday. The temple authorities […]

Six more die in Assam floods, over 5.5 lakh still marooned

Guwahati, June 19 (IANS): With six more deaths reported from Cachar and Karimganj districts on Tuesday, the death toll in the first wave of floods in Assam has reached 17 as 5,64,074 people continued to be affected by the deluge in five districts on Tuesday.   While the flood situation has improved in Golaghat and […]

9 cancer centres in Assam to start functioning from mid 2020

Guwahati, June 16  (PTI): Assam government today announced 19 cancer care centres, to be set up across the state in partnership with Tata Trusts at an investment of Rs 1,910 crore, will start functioning from mid-2020.   The government will lay the foundation stone of the proposed centres at a function on June 18 in […]

Main accused in Assam lynching arrested

Guwahati, June 13 (IANS): Police in Assam on Wednesday arrested the main accused in connection with the lynching of two Guwahati-based youths in Karbi Anglong district who were mistaken to be child abductors.   Assam Director General of Police Kuladhar Saikia said Alphajoz Timung was arrested in a village near the area of Panjuri Kachari […]

Assam lynching: 13 arrested for posting hate messages

GUWAHATI, JUNE 11 (PTI): With three more arrests, the police have so far taken 19 persons in custody in connection with the lynching of two men in Assam’s Karbi Anglong district, a police spokesman said today.   Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Mukesh Agarwala is monitoring the situation on the spot and […]

Rhino falls prey to poachers in Assam

Tezpur, June 9 (PTI): A partially decomposed carcass of a rhino with its horn missing was recovered by forest personnel at Kaziranga National Park in Assam’s Sonitpur district, forest officials said. The rhino was found with bullet injuries on the forehead by the forest personnel inside Haregari Kathoni yesterday, Range Officer of Sixth Addition Kaziranga […]

ASCPCR takes cognizance of cruelty to girl child during

Guwahati, June 7 (PTI): Assam State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (ASCPCR) has taken suo-moto cognizance of alleged cruelty to a girl child by members of a political party during a protest in North Lakhimpur district.   The Commission took cognizance of media reports that a girl child aged about 7-9 years was used […]

Dibrugarh becomes 400th free WiFi-enabled railway station

New Delhi, June 7 (IANS): Google has successfully completed its public Wi-Fi programme to provide India’s railway stations with free internet, with Dibrugarh in Assam becoming the 400th station to go live on Thursday.   Google had, in collaboration with Railtel, launched free Wi-Fi services to 400 railway stations as a key initiative under the […]

JV formed to set up India’s first bio-refinery in Assam

Guwahati, June 5 (IANS): An agreement to set up India’s first bio-refinery – Assam Bio-Refinery Pvt Ltd – as a joint venture (JV) between state-run Numaligarh Refinery Ltd (NRL) and two foreign partners has been signed, NRL announced on Tuesday.   The JV, which would produce the eco-friendly bio-ethanol and other chemicals from bamboo biomass, has […]

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