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  • Nadda holds meetings with Assam BJP leaders on assembly polls
    Guwahati, January 12 (PTI): BJP president J P Nadda held a series of meetings with senior party leaders of Assam on the upcoming assembly election, the saffron party''s state unit Ranjeet Kumar Dass said on Tuesday. Discussions were held on wide-ranging issues related to the polls, including the strengthening of the party''s organisational structure, he told reporters here. Nadda conducted three meetings with the members of the core committee, election committee a
  • Assam CM launches free, dedicated bus service for women, senior citizens
    Guwahati, January 9 (PTI): Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday flagged off 25 buses exclusively for women and senior citizens to travel within the city of Guwahati. Flagging off the new pink buses under Bhraman Sarathi Scheme, Sonowal said that the free transport service would immensely help women and senior citizens. The new bus service of the Assam State Transport Corporation (ASTC) would give a new dimension to the state governments welfare measures in the new
  • Nadda on 2-day Assam visit from Monday, to address rally in Silchar
    Guwahati, January 10 (IANS): BJP national President JP Nadda would arrive in Assam on Monday on a two-day visit and address a public rally in Silchar to kick-start the ruling party's campaigning for the coming Assembly elections, party leaders said on Sunday. Bharatiya Janata Party's Assam unit General Secretary Rajdeep Roy said that besides addressing the public gathering at the Police Parade Ground in Silchar on Monday, Nadda would also meet with senior party leaders. H
  • Assam CM launches free, dedicated bus service for women, senior citizens
    Guwahati, January 9 (PTI): Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday flagged off 25 buses exclusively for women and senior citizens to travel within the city of Guwahati. Flagging off the new pink buses under Bhraman Sarathi Scheme, Sonowal said that the free transport service would immensely help women and senior citizens. The new bus service of the Assam State Transport Corporation (ASTC) would give a new dimension to the state governments welfare measures in the new
  • NRL pays Rs 122.61cr interim dividend to Assam govt
    Guwahati, January 3 (PTI): Petroleum major Numaligarh Refinery Ltd (NRL) on Sunday paid an interim dividend of Rs 122.61 crore to the Assam government for the current fiscal. The state government holds 12.35 per cent stake in the PSU firm. NRL Managing Director S K Barua gave a cheque of Rs 122.61 crore as interim dividend for the 2020-21 financial year to Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, a company statement said. The interim dividend was based on the financial performance o
  • Assam's COVID-19 toll climbs to 1,051, tally at 2,16,289
    Guwahati, January 3 (PTI): Assam reported two more deaths due to COVID-19, pushing the death toll to 1,051, while the coronavirus tally mounted to 2,16,289 with 38 fresh cases, the National Health Mission (NHM) said in a bulletin. The overall positivity rate stood at 3.58 per cent against total testing of 60,38,661 samples so far, it said. The state reported 80 single-day recoveries, taking the total count to 2,12,069, NHM said late on Saturday. Assam now has 3,166 active cases
  • With schools shut in most of NE, Army comes forward to teach
    Guwahati, November 8 (IANS): Apart from defending the frontiers, fighting terrorists, and undertaking rescue missions in emergencies, the Indian Army has now launched coaching for students in the northeast region as educational institutions remain shut for over seven months now due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Under "Operation Sadbhavna", the Army's Spear Corps has undertaken to conduct coaching classes for students of Classes 9 to 12 in Miao and Kharsang villages of Arun
  • Israel to extend tech to boost agriculture, IT in NE India
    Agartala/Shillong/Guwahati, November 4 (IANS): Israeli Ambassador to India, Ron Malka, who is now visiting the northeastern region of the country, is keen to extend his countrys technologies to boost the agriculture and horticulture sectors as well as the information technology (IT) segment of the northeastern states, officials said on Wednesday. After visiting Assam and Meghalaya, the Israeli Ambassador, accompanied by his wife Lea Malka and a delegation, arrived in Agartala on Wed
  • Assam to utilise Israeli technologies to boost agriculture
    Guwahati, November 3 (IANS): Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday laid the foundation stone of the Indo-Israeli Centre of Excellence for Vegetables Protected Cultivation, intended to boost agricultural activities with the help of the latest Israeli technologies. The Rs 10.33 crore project was initiated at Khetri on the outskirts of Guwahati city in presence of Israeli Ambassador to India, Ron Malka. Expressing hope that the centre would provide a major boost to agric
  • Ex-Assam CM Tarun Gogoi put on ventilator support in Guwahati
    Guwahati, November 2 (IANS): Nine days after his discharge from a hospital after he recovered from the Covid-19 infection, former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has been admitted to a hospital and put on ventilator support after the veteran Congress leader's health condition deteriorated, hospital sources said on Monday. The 85-year-old politician complained of uneasiness on Sunday night, after which he was shifted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of Gauhati Medical College an
  • 5 members of 'debt-ridden' Assam family commit suicide
    Guwahati, November 2 (IANS): Five members of a "debt-ridden" family, including four women, allegedly committed suicide at their home in Assam's Kokrajhar district, police said on Monday. Kokrajhar's Superintendent of Police Rakesh Raushan said that shop owner Nirmal Paul, his wife and three daughters were committed suicide by hanging themselves at their home at Tulsibeel late on Sunday night. "Paul had debts of Rs 25-30 lakh and he was unable to repay his E
  • Proposal to set up museum for Muslims in Assam sparks debate
    Guwahati, November 1 (IANS): A Congress MLA's proposal to set up a museum for the Muslims living in Char Anchal (riverine area) at the famous Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra, sparked a debate in Assam with the state's powerful Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday saying that once the BJP is voted back to power the legislator would be sent to jail. Sarma told the media that the MLA Sherman Ali Ahmed would not be spared and after the next year's Assembly elections he
  • Educational institutions in Assam to reopen on Nov 2
    Guwahati, October 31 (IANS): The educational institutions in Assam are set to reopen next week with strict Covid-19 guidelines after over seven months of closure, officials said on Saturday. The schools are going to open on Monday. According to the officials of the state Education Department, the students from Class 6 to 12 would only attend the schools and a standard operating procedure (SOP) has been issued in this regard. The officials said the students of classes 6, 8 and
  • Mizoram-Assam border row enters 4th day, blockade continues
    Aizawl/Guwahati, October 31 (IANS): As the blockade on National Highway 306, the lifeline of Mizoram, entered the fourth day on Saturday, the Mizoram government ferried fuel and cooking gas from neighbouring Manipur and Tripura. The fresh deadlock at its border with Assam has been continuing since Wednesday despite a series of top level meetings, officials said on Saturday. In Guwahati, Assam Minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Saturday that
  • Delhi gold smuggling case: NIA raids 4 locations in Assam, Maharashtra
    NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 29 (IANS): The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday carried out searches at four locations in Assam's Guwahati and Maharashtra's Sangli in Delhi gold smuggling case. An NIA spokesperson said that the agency sleuths carried out searches at the premises related to accused persons and their handlers from where they used to give effect to the commission of crime. "During searches, incriminating documents and electronic devices containing det
  • Ex-Assam CM recovers from Covid, discharged from hospital after 60 days
    Guwahati, October 25 (IANS): Former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi (85) was discharged from the hostpital after more than 60 days on Sunday after he recovered from the Covid-19 infection, Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said. Sarma in a tweet said, "Former Chief Minister of Assam Sri Tarun Gogoi has been discharged from Guwahati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) today (Sunday) after 60 days of hospitalisation. His further treatment shall continue in his official r
  • Assam minister rejects proposal to set up museum for Muslims
    Guwahati, October 25 (IANS): The Education and Finance Minister of Assam, Himanta Biswa Sarma, on Sunday rejected the Congress proposal to set up a museum for the Muslims living in Char anchal (riverine area) of the state at the famous Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra in Guwahati. Congress MLA from Baghbar constituency (under Barpeta district), Sherman Ali Ahmed, who also belong from the Bengali Muslim community, last week proposed the Assam government to establish the museum for th
  • RPF/NFR rescue minor girl, apprehend kidnappers
    Maligaon, October 23 (MExN): The Railway Protection Force (RPF) of the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) rescued a minor girl after she was found with three persons at the computerized reservation centre at Guwahati Railway Station. According to a press release from NFR   Chief Public Relations Officer Subhanan Chanda, on  October 14, on duty RPF personnel detected three persons with a minor girl at the computerized reservation centre at Guwahati Railway Station and detaine
  • Amid Covid spread, rain dampens Durga Puja spirit in NE
    Guwahati/Agartala, October 23 (IANS): Amid Covid-19 spread, the five-day long Durga Puja festivity was dampened by rain across the northeastern region. The pandemic has restricted not just gatherings and movement but also the passion and zeal in which the Puja is celebrated everyear. According to India Meteorological Department (IMD) officials, the unseasonal rain was caused by the depression in the Bay of Bengal. According to the predictions and warnings of the IMD, eight northe
  • Assam down town University holds 7th Convocation Day 
    Guwahati, October 21 (MExN): The Assam down town University (AdtU) celebrated its 7th Convocation Day October 19.  Unlike other times, the convocation was held virtually amid the COVID-19 pandemic and broadcasted live on the University’s Official YouTube Channel and attracted large number of students and parents from all over the country and abroad, a press release from AdtU informed.  A total of 860 students and scholars passed out at the convocation, out of whic