Rhino poacher contesting rural polls unacceptable: Assam environment group

Guwahati, November 17 (PTI): An environmental organisation on Friday expressed concern over the participation of an alleged rhino poacher in the forthcoming Panchayat elections in Assam.   Environmental and biodiversity organisation ‘Aaranyak’ said the alleged rhino poacher Ganesh Doley filed nominations yesterday at Bokakhat to contest for the post of president of the Gaon Panchayat […]

Citizenship Bill spurring Assam youth to take up arms: Congress

Guwahati, November 14 (IANS): The Congress on Wednesday said that the admission by the Assam’s police brass that the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 was spurring the youth to take up arms proved the BJP government’s failure to protect the state’s interest.   Director General (Special Branch) of Assam Police and the Superintendent of Police, Tinsukia, […]

If citizenship bill passed, Assam’s youth will start ‘armed revolution’: ULFA pro-talk faction

Guwahati, November 14 (PTI): The pro-talk faction of the ULFA has cautioned the central and the Assam governments against “playing with the sentiments” of indigenous people over the citizenship bill, saying any attempt for its passage will compel the state’s youths to join an “armed revolution”.   The top leadership of the faction also slammed […]

NFR introduces ‘Fog Pass’ device

Guwahati, November 10 (IANS): The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has introduced a portable device called the Fog Pass in trains that will help drivers’ visibility during the foggy winter months, an NFR spokesman said on Saturday.   NFR chief spokesman Pranav Jyoti Sharma said that the device is a low-cost, Global Positioning System (GPS) based […]

16 newborns die in Assam hospital

Guwahati, November 9 (IANS): The Assam government has sent a team of medical experts to the Jorhat Medical College and Hospital following the reported death of 16 newborns in the hospital since last week.   Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that a team of experts including the Director of Medical Education, a UNICEF […]

AASU warns against Citizenship Bill 2016

Guwahati, November 8 (IANS): The All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) and 28 other organizations on Thursday staged an agitation in Dispur against the government move to execute the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 in Assam and other parts of the North-East.   Hundreds of people drawn from AASU and 28 other outfits took part in a […]

Assam pays rich tributes to Bhupen Hazarika

Guwahati, November 5 (IANS): Assam on Monday paid rich tributes to music maestro Dr Bhupen Hazarika on his seventh death anniversary.   Hundreds of organizations across the state held functions in various places to pay tributes to the maestro.   The Chief Minister said the houses of the Assamese cultural doyen at Kolkata and Kuthori […]

Filmmaker opens window to unseen side of Assamese society

Guwahati, October 28 (PTI): There are many stories about the Assamese society that need to be reach out to a wider audience, and filmmaker Jahnu Barua, through his latest venture ‘Bhoga Khiriki’, has made an attempt to open a window to this “inconspicuous side” of his homeland.   ‘Bhoga Khiriki’ or ‘Broken window’, which had […]

Guwahati-Pakyong direct flight started

Guwahati, October 28 (PTI): In a bid to improve air connectivity and promote tourism in the North East, Guwahati was connected to three destinations with direct flights from Sunday.   The direct flights linked the Lokopriyo Gopinath Bordoloi International (LGBI) Airport here with Pakyong in Sikkim, Bhubaneswar in Odisha and Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, an […]

Assam groups against Citizenship Bill seek appointment with CM

Guwahati, October 24 (IANS): Representatives of organisations who had called a 12-hour Assam bandh on Tuesday against the Centre’s move to pass the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016, on Wednesday sought an appointment with Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal to discuss the issue.   Serving an ultimatum on Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal to convene a meeting […]

Gauhati and Sikkim High Courts get new Chief Justices

New Delhi, October 24 (PTI): Five high courts in the country got new chief justices on Wednesday, a Law Ministry notification said.   The appointments were made in courts in Uttarakhand, Sikkim, Calcutta, Gauhati and Bombay.   Vijai Kumar Bist, a judge of the Uttarakhand HC, has been elevated as chief justice of the Sikkim […]

Assam bandh call over Citizenship Bill gets total response

Guwahati, October 23 (IANS): The call for a 12-hour Assam bandh on Tuesday given by over 60 organisations against the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2016 drew a total response across the state, except the four districts of Barak Valley.   Most of the government offices in state capital Guwahati recorded thin attendance, while commercial establishments across […]