Assam: Rajnath Singh, Sarbananda Sonowal review state situation after protests over Citizenship Bill

Guwahati, November 28 (PTI): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and top officials on November 27 night reviewed the situation in Assam in the wake of strong protests against the Citizenship Amendment Bill in the state, sources said.   Sonowal and his ministerial colleague Himanta Biswa Sarmah briefed the home minister […]

Tribal group supports Cong CM of Mizoram

Guwahati, November 27 (PTI): A tribal organisation has appealed to Mizoram’s powerful Presbyterian Church to support Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla in the Assembly election, describing him as a “prominent Christian leader” in the country.   The Kuki Organisation for Human Rights Trust (KOHRT) — a Manipur-based organisation of the Kuki tribe — has alleged that […]

Assam: Nurses launch indefinite strike at GMCH & JMCH

Guwahati, November 27, 2018 (PTI): The All Assam Nurses Association (AANA) launched an indefinite strike from Monday in the premises of Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) and Jorhat Medical College and Hospital (JMCH) demanding ‘same post same salary’.   GMCH Superintendent Dr R Talukdar said, “no nursing service in the hospital has been allowed […]

CBCNEI appealed to PM to intervene in North Sentinel Island

Guwahati, Novemebr 27 (MExN): The Council of Baptist Churches in North East India (CBCNEI) in an appeal letter to the Prime Minister of India urged him to help the people of the island. The CBCNEI, according to the letter, is perturbed by the news report that estimated about forty surviving members of the tribe. Citing […]

Schoolchildren torch-bearers of sanitation drive in Assam

Guwahati, November 25 (PTI): School begins early for Pompy Biswas, Nitraban Hazarika and Krittika Das as they don the hats of ‘swachh sevaks’ to check whether the water tank has been filled, hand washing area cleaned and soaps put in place.   The three students of Azara Keotpara Lower Primary School, along with their fellow […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]