One Karbi militant arrested in Assam

Guwahati, September 19 (IANS): A militant of the banned Karbi People’s Liberation Tiger (KPLT) outfit and another person linked to the group have been arrested by the CRPF and Assam Police, an official said on Tuesday.   KPLT cadre Jona Singh Rongpi, 28, and an aide Ranjit Bhumji were arrested from Jamindar Teron in Assam’s […]

Guwahati to be made gateway to Southeast Asia: Assam CM

New Delhi, September 16 (IANS): In sync with the Centre’s Act East Policy, Guwahati, the largest city in northeastern India, will be developed as the gateway to southeast Asia, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said here on Saturday.   “Guwahati has always been seen as the gateway to the northeast,” Sonowal said while inaugurating the […]

Assam govt employees who dump parents will lose part salary

Guwahati, September  15 (IANS): The Assam Assembly on Friday passed a bill that makes it mandatory for state government employees to take care of their parents and needy siblings or face a cut in their income.   The Assam Employees Parental Responsibility And Norms for Accountability and Monitoring (PRANAM) Bill was passed unanimously, with almost […]

Specialty Assam green tea fetches whopping price

Guwahati, September 12 (IANS): The tea industry in Assam has reasons to cheer after a company fetched a whopping price of Rs 5,001 per kilo for the first lot of specialty green tea produced this year.   The Mahalaxmi Tea Estate in Assam’s Golaghat district on Monday sold its first lot of specialty tea – […]

7 districts still flood hit in Assam

Guwahati, September 4 (PTI): Seven districts of Assam are still affected by floods with the Brahmaputra and its tributaries flowing above the danger level at many places.   A population of 44,618 in the districts of Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Chirang, Morigaon, Nagaon, Jorhat and Cachar, a report by Assam State Disaster Management Authority said today.   […]

Congress members walk out of Assam assembly

Guwahati, September 4 (IANS): Congress members on Monday walked out of the Assam assembly on the first day of its session after the Speaker reserved his ruling on an adjournment motion on price rise moved by the party.   Leader of Opposition Debabrata Saikia moved the adjournment motion to discuss the rise in prices of […]

Assam declared ‘disturbed area’ for six months

Guwahati, September 1 (PTI): The Assam government has declared the entire state “disturbed area” for six months beginning today.   The notification issued by the state home and political department declares the north-eastern state ‘disturbed area’ for a period of six months, unless withdrawn earlier, as per power conferred under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) […]

Parents alerted as Blue whale claims 1st victim in Assam

Guwahati, August 30 (IANS): With the online killer game Blue Whale spreading its tentacles fast, Assam Police on Wednesday issued an advisory to parents and elders of families to monitor and regulate the online surfing activity of their children. The advisory came a day after the police in Assam’s capital town unearthed a case suspected […]

Goods train resumes services, passenger train from Sept 3

Goods train resumes services, passenger train from Sept 3

Maligaon (Guwahati) August 29 (MExN): The goods train to northeast resumed services today with the safe passage of train between Sudhani and Telta station, an Northeast Frontier Railways official informed today. The movements of passenger trains will also commenced from September 3, he said. Train services were affected as recent flood had damaged portion of […]

Assam flood situation improves, one more dies

Guwahati, August 29 (PTI):The overall flood situation in Assam improved today though a fresh death was reported in Morigaon district to take the toll in the third wave of flood to 74. Over one lakh people are still suffering across four districts in the state. According to a report by the Assam State Disaster Management […]

CBI to probe Assam student leader murder

Guwahati, August  28 (IANS): The Central government has handed over the investigation in the murder of a minority students’ leader in Assam to the CBI as the state had sought, it was announced on Monday. Union Development of North Eastern Region Minister Jitendra Singh, who is also the Minister of State in the PMO, informed […]

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