Assamese youths joining ULFA due to BJP’s indifference: Congress

Guwahati, November 24 (PTI): Congress leader Debabrata Saikia Saturday blamed the BJP-led governments at the state and the Centre for ignoring the sentiments of the Assamese people which has allegedly led to the rise in youths joining the banned ULFA(I).   Even senior police officers of the state have admitted that there is fresh induction […]

1 killed as ULFA triggers blast in Assam

Guwahati, November 22 (IANS) One person was killed and another injured after suspected militants belonging to the anti-talk faction of United Liberation Front of Asom’s (ULFA) triggered a blast in Assam’s Sivsagar district on Thursday evening, police said.   Police said the blast took place at a hardware store belonging to one Kamal Agarwala. “While […]

Nothing new in youngsters joining ULFA-I: Sarma

Guwahati, November 21 (PTI):  Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma Wednesday said there was nothing new in youngsters from the state joining the proscribed ULFA-Independent and sought to underplay the outfit’s “commander-in-chief” Paresh Baruah’s nephew joining it.   He attacked former chief minister Tarun Gogoi for saying that many youngsters from Assam had joined the […]

Prez, PM urged to rectify distortion of Assamese script

Guwahati , November 21 (PTI):  A public petition has been sent to the President and the Prime Minister seeking to rectify the “deletion and distortions” of the Assamese script by the Unicode Consortium, a US based organization that standardizes scripts for use in modern software globally.   In Unicode, Assamese script has been mentioned as […]

Truck set on fire, driver run over during Assam bandh

Kokrajhar, November 21 (PTI):  A flour-laden truck from Uttar Pradesh was set on fire by unidentified miscreants in Assam’s Kokrajhar district and its driver knocked down by a passing vehicle as he attempted to flee, a police officer said.   The truck, which was on its way to Tezpur in Sonitpur district, was burned down […]

NFR records operating efficiency

Maligaon, November 21 (MExN): The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has made considerable improvement in Operational Efficiency during last one year. This was made possible by the policy of optimal utilization of available resources.   The Total Train Engine Kilometre (TTEK), which reflect the amount of total traffic moved have increased from 20.92 in 2017-18 to […]

Surge in man-animal conflict: Train collided with elephant

Maligaon, November21 (MExN):  The front luggage cum parcel van of Guwahati-Ledo Intercity Express got derailed when the train collided with an elephant on November 21 around 4:50 am between Titabar and Mariani under Tinsukia Division of NF Railway.   A press release from NFR informed that the derailed coach was re-railed around 7:45 am with […]

NFR free Wi-Fi in train

Maligaon, November 20 (MExN): Northeast Frontier Railway introduced free Wi-Fi Entertainment System in 20501/20502 Agartala-Anand Vihar Rajdhani Express last month.   This facility is available to all passengers who have a Wi-Fi enabled device irrespective of class of travel, stated a press release from NFR CPRO Pranav Jyoti Sharma. More content will be provided in […]

Rafale controversy won’t dent IAF image: Raghunath Nambiar

Guwahati, November 20 (IANS): The image of Indian Air Force (IAF) will not be dented due to the controversy regarding the Rafale fighter jets deal, said Air Marshal Raghunath Nambiar, the deputy chief of IAF.   He said this here on Monday while interacting with the media and added that the people can differentiate between […]

NFR observe Quami Ekta Week

Maligaon, November 19 (MExN): Northeast Frontier Railway is observing Quami Ekta Week to foster and reinforce the strength of public harmony and national integration. The observance was kicked off on November 19 and will continue November 25. The week-long celebration aims to reaffirm the old traditions, culture and faiths in worth of tolerance and brotherhood, […]

Former Assam minister Chandan Kumar Sarkar passes away

Guwahati, November 19 (PTI): Former Assam minister and senior Congress leader Chandan Kumar Sarkar died at a hospital at Bongaigaon on Monday following a cardiac arrest, family sources said.   Sarkar was 65 and is survived by wife, two sons and a daughter.   The Congress leader suffered a cardiac arrest at his Bongaigaon home […]