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Assam floods: 67 dead, Rajnath to visit flood-hit areas Wednesday
Guwahati, Sep 30 : Sixty-seven people have been killed in the floods in Assam's Brahmaputra Valley even as Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju are expected to visit the flood-affected areas of Assam and Meghalaya Wednesday.
Security tightened in Tripura, Assam for Durga Puja
Agartala/Silchar, Sep 30 : Armed with sophisticated weapons and electronic gadgets, a large number of security personnel have been deployed in Tripura and Assam for the Durga Puja.
Assam to use associated gas to generate power
Guwahati, Sep 29 : The Assam government is planning to use associated gas, which were hitherto being burnt, for generating power, Industries and Power minister Pradyut Bordoloi said Moday.
Assam CM refutes union minister's claim on central funds
Guwahati, Sep 29 : Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Monday refuted union minister Sarbananda Sonowal's comment that the state government has failed to utilise the central funds for disaster relief.
OIL India revamping pump stations in Assam at Rs.1,200 crore
Guwahati, Sep 27 : State-run explorer Oil India Ltd.(OIL) Saturday said it is investing Rs.1,200 crore to revamp pump stations of pipelines transporting crude oil to refineries in Assam.
Automobile sector witnesses a boom in Guwahati
Guwahati, Sep. 27 : With a gradual improvement of security situation in Assam, investors are now showing a keen interest to tap the state's economic potential and Guwahati is fast emerging as a favored destination for the automobile companies who have been expressing an interest in expanding their ...
Al Qaeda outfit trying to set up base in Assam: Tarun Gogoi
New Delhi, Sept.27 : Days after Al-Qaeda issued a video threatening to carry out its campaign in India and expand its base in several states, including Assam, state Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi confirmed the report.
PM announces compensation for Assam, Meghalaya flood victims
New Delhi, Sep 26 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday condoled the loss of lives due to floods in Assam and Meghalaya and sanctioned ex-gratia relief of Rs.2 lakh to the next of kin of the deceased.
Gogoi seeks Rs.1,000 crore central package for flood-hit Assam
Guwahati, Sep 26 : Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Friday sought a special package of Rs.1,000 crore from the Centre to begin rehabilitation work in the flood-hit districts, where 36 people have died and over one lakh others have been rendered homeless.
Parts of northeast cut off as Meghalaya blockade continues
Agartala, Sep 26 : The northeastern states of Tripura, Mizoram, parts of Manipur and southern Assam remained cut off from the rest of India for the fourth day Friday following a blockade of the National Highway (NH) No.6 in Meghalaya, official said here.
Assam floods: Death toll mounts to 36
Goalpara, Sept. 26 : The death toll due to floods in Assam has now gone up to 36 with the recovery of four more bodies on Thursday. The floods in Assam have affected close to 10 lakh people in 13 districts and rendered a majority of people homeless.
Pranab Mukherjee condoles loss of lives due to Meghalaya, Assam floods
New Delhi, Sept.25 : President Pranab Mukherjee today condoled the loss of lives due to floods in certain areas of Meghalaya and Assam.
Water level recedes in Assam, Meghalaya, death toll 71
Guwahati/Shillong, Sept.25 : There is a marginal improvement in the flood situation in lower Assam districts, and the water level has also receded in the worst hit areas of Goalpara and Kamrup Districts.
President condoles deaths in Assam, Meghalaya floods
New Delhi, Sep 25 : President Pranab Mukherjee Thursday condoled the loss of lives due to floods in Meghalaya and Assam. He wished speedy recovery for those who are injured, a statement said.
Assam floods: CM urges centre to raise ex-gratia
Guwahati, Sep 24 : Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Wednesday appealed to union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to raise the ex-gratia for families of those killed and injured in the devastating floods in the state.
Assam flood toll rises to 31; waters receding
Guwahati, Sep 24 : The toll in the floods and landslides in Assam Wednesday rose to 31, with the recovery of more bodies in the severely-hit Goalpara and Kamrup districts, even as the water was receding from the flood-affected areas, officials said.
Nine dead in Assam floods, over 1200 shifted to safer places
Goalpara (Assam), Sept. 24 : The flood situation in Assam has remained unchanged for the third consecutive day today, with nine bodies being recovered so far from the Goalpara district. The army has been deployed for the rescue and relief operations in addition to squads from the National Disaster ...
Meghalaya blockade cuts off parts of northeast
Agartala, Sep 24 : The northeastern states of Tripura and Mizoram, and southern Assam remained cut off from the rest of India following a blockade of the National Highway (NH) 44 in Meghalaya, official said here Wednesday.
Gogoi slams Gujarat for showing Arunachal, Kashmir as disputed
Guwahati, Sep 23 : Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Tuesday lashed out at the Gujarat government for signing agreements with China that had maps showing Arunachal Pradesh and some parts of Jammu and Kashmir as disputed territories.
Release Assam journalist from custody: Amnesty
Guwahati, Sep 23 : Amnesty International India Tuesday asked the Assam government to release a journalist from custody and guarantee him a fair trial after he was accused of having links with banned militant outfits.
Incessant rains trigger flash floods in Assam
Guwahati, Sept. 23 : Incessant rains have created havoc in Guwahati, paralyzing normal life and making daily commuters face immense problems in reaching their destinations.
Two killed in Assam floods
Guwahati, Sep 22 : At least two people have been killed in Assam in flash floods and landslides triggered by incessant rain for the past two days, officials said.
Assam CM inaugurates first Women's University in Jorhat
Jorhat (Assam), Sept. 22 : Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi inaugurated First Women's only University in Jorhat.
Mizoram boys storm into Subroto Cup semis
New Delhi, Sep 21 : Defending champions Government Chawngfianga Middle School (CMS) of Mizoram thrashed Assam's Birjhora Higher Secondary School (BHSS) 5-0 to enter the Under-14 semi-finals of the Subroto Cup Football Tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium here Sunday.
Ananth Kumar wants Assam Gas Cracker project operational by June
New Delhi, Sept. 20 : Taking a serious note of the delay in the completion of the Assam Gas Cracker project, Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers Ananth Kumar has directed the project's mechanical completion by November, 2014 and commissioning by June, 2015.
Al-Qaeda trying to set up bases in Assam: Gogoi
Guwahati, Sep 20 : Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Saturday said the Islamist terror group Al Qaeda is trying to set up bases in Assam as it has already established links with militant outfits operating in the state.
Three northeast teams reach Subroto Cup quarters
New Delhi, Sep 19 : Teams from the northeast had a fruitful day at the 55th Subroto Cup Football Tournament as Mizoram's defending champions Government Chawngfianga Middle School, Birjhora Higher Secondary School of Assam and Nagaland's Greenwood High School qualified for the quarter-finals of the ...
Soldier hurt in ULFA-triggered blast
Guwahati, Sep 19 : An army soldier was injured in a blast triggered by the anti-talk faction of ULFA in Assam's Sivasagar district Friday, police said.
Assam wants SSB along volatile Nagaland border
Guwahati, Sep 18 : Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has requested Home Minister Rajnath Singh to deploy the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) as a neutral force along the Assam-Nagaland border where at least 10 Assamese villagers were killed and over 10,000 people displaced after attacks by Naga insurgents.
Take up Brahmaputra dams issue with Xi, Gogoi urges Modi
Guwahati, Sep 18 : Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Thursday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take up with visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping the issue of construction of dams on the Brahmaputra river by China.