Assam Finance Dept to use social media for state budget

GUWAHATI, FEBRUARY 5 (PTI): For the first time, the Assam Finance Department will use social media as an additional platform to inform and engage citizens on the state’s 2019-20 budget. A decision to this effect was taken by the department as social media is an effective tool to gauge public mood, acquire feedback and also […]

5 arrested for raping minor in Assam

Diphu(Assam), December 16 (PTI): A five-year-old girl was allegedly raped byfive persons in Assam’s Karbi Anglong district and all the accused werearrested on Sunday.The girl waspicked up by five persons from her aunt’s home at Chirkangnap village onSaturday morning. “She was then taken to a nearby jungle and five personsraped her.After committing thecrime, they threatened […]

PM Modi to inaugurate Assam’s Bogibeelbridge on Dec 25: Goyal

Vadodara, December 16 (PTI): PrimeMinister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Bogibeel rail-cum-road bridge on the Brahmaputra in Assam on December 25, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said here. Goyal was inVadodara on Saturday to inaugurate the National Rail and TransportationInstitute (NRTI), the country’s first railway university. “The4.94 kilometre Bogibeel bridge, work on which started in 2002, […]

Provide security for woman journalist under threat in Guwahati: NWMI

Guwahati, December 15 (MExN): TheNetwork of Women in Media, India (NWMI) is deeply concerned about thecontinuing threat to a Guwahati-based woman journalist. According to the womanjournalist, on December 1 evening, Aniruddha Bhakat Chutya, a reporter withRepublic TV, in collusion with one of his associates abducted the journalist,confined her in his house by tying her to […]

Call to name new Brahmaputra bridge after Ahom Kingdom founder

Dibrugarh, December 12 (IANS): With Prime Minister Narendra Modi set to inaugurate the new rail-cum-road bridge over river Brahmaputra at Bogibeel near here on December 25, a demand has come up for naming it after the founder of the erstwhile Ahom Kingdom of Assam, Chaolung Siu-ka-pha.   In a memorandum to Modi on Monday, a […]

Assam NRC claims, objections can be filed till Dec 31: SC

New Delhi, December 12 (IANS): The Supreme Court on Wednesday extended till December 31 the deadline for filing claims and objection by around 40 lakh people who were left out of Assam’s draft National Register of Citizens (NRC).   A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman said the issuance of […]

NF Railway starts railway embankment work under MNREGA

Maligaon December 12 (MExN): Taking forward the joint decision of the Ministry of Rural Development and the Ministry of Railways for utilising the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Gurantee Act (MGNREGA) for undertaking certain works for Railways, NF Railway has started work of widening of railway embankment in Kishanganj area of Katihar Division under MNREGA. […]

NF Railway informs on cancellation of trains due to fog

Maligaon, December 12 (MExN): Due to upcoming foggy season in Northern India, it has been decided to cancel the services of 15483/15484 and 15705/15706 express trains on particular dates only as mentioned below:   i) 15483 (Alipurduar Jn- Delhi) Mahananda Express scheduled to leave on 13, 15, 16, 18, 20, 22, 23, 25, 27, 29 […]

‘Requiem for Dead Sisters’

TISS Guwahati commemorates Human Rights Day   Guwahati, December 11 (MExN): The 70th International Human Rights Day was commemorated at NEthing (Everything North East), Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Guwahati on December 10.   The event brought together academicians, activists and theatre artists together to discuss and deliberate on issues of sexual violence and […]

NIT tour Northeast students concludes

Shillong, December 11 (MExN): The 11 days long National Integration Tour to Delhi and Agra for twenty-six students and seven teachers from seven North Eastern states of India organized by the Assam Rifles concluded on December 11 at Shillong where it was flagged in by Lt Gen Sukhdeep Sangwan, Director General Assam Rifles.   The […]

Mobile Ticketing gaining popularity

Maligaon, December 11 (MExN): In a bid to promote digital transactions and ease of purchase of local train tickets by commuter from stations excluding halt stations mobile ticketing app was introduced in N.F. Railway on October 25.  A press release from NF Railway stated that the service is gaining popularity and the latest figures indicate […]

MNF win good for regional forces, AGP must divorce BJP: Mahanta

Guwahati, December 11 (IANS): Former Assam Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta said on Tuesday that the Mizo National Front’s (MNF) electoral victory in Mizoram was good for regional forces and said he wanted his party AGP to divorce the BJP.   Mahanta, who led the six-year long Assam Movement between 1979 and 1985, congratulated MNF […]

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