Road Over Bridges to replace level crossing gates in Assam

Guwahati, August 21 (MExN): A meeting was held recently at Dispur between Northeast Frontier (NF) Railway and Government of Assam about construction of Road Over Bridges in Assam in lieu of existing level crossing gates.   While Government of Assam delegation was led by Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma, Minister in charge of PWD, the NF […]

Assam regularly hit by floods, can relate to Kerala pain: CM

Guwahati, August 20 (PTI): Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today said Assam can relate to the pain caused by the devastating flood in Kerala, as his state is faced with a similar plight every year.   “We can very well internalise the pain perpetrated by the flood to the people of Kerala, as the people of Assam face such kind of fury every […]

Assam announces Rs 3 cr for flood-hit Kerala

Guwahati, August 19 (IANS): The BJP-led government in Assam will extend a financial aid of Rs 3 crore to the flood-ravaged Kerala, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said on Sunday. Sonowal also directed the state Revenue and Disaster Management Department to open a helpline to extend help to the people of Assam who are trapped in […]

Assam police books MoS Rajen Gohain for rape; minister files blackmailing complaint against survivor

Guwahati, August 11 (PTI): Assam police have registered a case against Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain for allegedly raping and threatening a 24-year-old married woman in Nagaon district, a senior police officer said on Friday.   Gohain has also filed complaints of blackmailing against the woman and her family, his officer on special […]

Assam NRC: People unhappy over delay in getting claims’ forms

Assam NRC: People unhappy over delay in getting claims’ forms

Guwahati, August 11 (PTI): People in Assam are yet to receive the forms for claims, objections and corrections in the state’s National Register of Citizens (NRC), even as the process has been delayed by at least a week from the original schedule.   The NRC Sewa Kendras (NSKs) had yesterday started informing the public about […]

S&G Printing & Publishing House to acquire Eclectic Publications

Guwahati, August 11 (MExN): Itanagar based S&G Printing & Publishing House is all set to make its North East debut by acquiring the region’s popular Eclectic Northeast magazine, including online properties and related assets and brands of Eclectic Publications.   “Going Pan Northeast is a logical extension for the organization. Our vision is not to […]

Set up mobile towers along Bangla border, Conrad urges Centre

Guwahati, August 11 (IANS): Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma on Saturday appealed to the Central government to remove the bottlenecks for setting up mobile towers along the Indo-Bangladesh border to ensure better connectivity in border areas.   “Due to network problem, the Border Security Force (BSF) deployed in Indo-Bangladesh border uses SIM cards of Bangladesh-based […]

Thousands excluded from NRC throng Seva Kendras in Assam

Guwahati, August 10 (IANS): Thousands of persons on Friday visited the 2,500 NRC Seva Kendras across Assam to ascertain the reason for non-inclusion of their names in the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC).   Chaos prevailed at most of these Seva Kendras with people queuing up and a few staff being present to handle […]

Illegal liquor valued at Rs 168 crore destroyed in Assam

Guwahati, August 10 (IANS): The Assam government on Friday destroyed over six lakh bottles of illegal liquor and beer valued at Rs 168.55 crore with Excise Minister Parimal Shuklabaidya crushing these under a roadroller. The Excise Department had seized the liquor in the state in 2016.   The destroyed contraband includes over six lakh bottles […]

Three caught in Assam for bribery

Guwahati, August 8 (IANS): The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) of Assam Police caught three government servants for taking bribes, it was announced on Wednesday. While a police Sub-Inspector was caught while accepting a bribe of Rs 20,000 from a bar in Guwahati on Tuesday night, two other government employees were held in Sonitpur district on Wednesday for […]

Youth dies in custody, family blames police

Guwahati, August 8 (IANS): A youth who reportedly died in police custody at Panikhaiti outpost here was tortured to death by police, his family members alleged on Wednesday.   Guwahati Commissioner of Police, H. Nath said that the deceased, identified as Chandan Bharali was arrested from Fancy Bazar area here and was kept in police custody. […]

Man commits suicide in Assam, NRC blamed

Guwahati, August 7 (IANS): A septuagenarian in Assam committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree in a remote village on the India-Bangladesh border, sparking rumours that he took the extreme step after failing to find the names of his family members in NRC.   The incident came to light when on Tuesday people spotted the […]

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