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NDFB terrorist killed in Assam

Guwahati, July 25 (IANS): A terrorist linked with the anti-talk faction of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) was killed and a police official injured in a gunfight in Assam’s Kokrajhar district on Tuesday morning, police said.   Around 11.30…

Gogoi concerned at revelation on army’s munition shortage

Guwahati, July 24 (IANS): Former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Monday slammed the BJP-led NDA government over the recent CAG revelation about shortage of ammunition with the Indian Army at a time when there is an ongoing stand-off along…

Raag Desh promoted in Guwahati

Raag Desh promoted in Guwahati

Guwahati, July 24 (MExN): Bollywood movie Raag Desh, which has a strong North East connect, will be released this Friday.   Interacting with the media at a press conference in Guwahati on July 24, Kenny Basumatary, who plays the role…

Exhibition showcasing pioneer artists of Assam

Guwahati, July 23 (PTI): The pioneering role of 35 artists in setting the foundation of contemporary art in Assam and reflected in their distinctive art work has found a place in an ongoing exhibition here.   The month-long exhibition titled…

Congress ‘cleanses’ Assam college over RSS’ training camp

  Guwahati, July 22 (IANS): The Congress on Saturday “cleansed” with milk a college located at Mariani in Assam’s tea-rich Jorhat district after the college authorities allowed the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) to organise a training camp in the campus.…

Assam floods: Appeal to launch PM’s Special Prog

Guwahati, July 18 (PTI): Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and requested him to launch the ‘Prime Minister’s Special Programme for Flood and Erosion Control’ to develop road-cum-embankments stretching across 5,000 km in the…

Assam to shut down inter-state check gates from next month 

GUWAHATI, July 16 (PTI): Assam government today announced to shut down all inter-state check gates from next month, a step aimed at reducing transportation cost of essential items coming from other states.   “The government has taken an in-principle decision…

Toll in Assam floods now 33, over 12 lakh affected

Guwahati, July 10 (IANS): Seven more persons, including three minors, have died in floods and landslides in Assam since Sunday, taking the death toll to 33 this year, officials said on Monday.   Over 12,55,692 people have been affected in…

Five persons electrocuted in Assam in three days

Guwahati, July 8 (PTI): At least five persons, including three students, have been electrocuted after coming into contact with snapped electricity wires in Assam during the last three days prompting public outcry and protests against the Power department.   A…

Northeast traders embrace GST despite digital challenges

Agartala/Guwahati, July 8 (IANS): Amid confusion and initial reluctance, traders in the northeast seem to have finally accepted the new Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime and officials are hopeful that teething troubles will be resolved soon.   The Federation…

Assam CM sends 8 ministers to flood zones, death toll reaches 22

Guwahati, July 7 (IANS): With the flood situation worsening across the state, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday asked eight of his Cabinet colleagues to visit the flood affected areas immediately and take stock of the situation.   With…

One killed in police firing in Assam

Guwahati, June 30 (IANS): One person was killed in police firing in Assam’s Goalpara district on Friday during a protest rally.   Police fired at a group of people who had taken out a protest rally on National Highway 37.…

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