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Sarbananda inaugurates Assam House in Shillong
Guwahati, May 26 : Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday inaugurated the refurbished Assam House in Shillong during a function.

Assam forest department to prepare action plan to curb rhino poaching ...
Guwahati, May 26 : Assam forest department has announced that is has prepared an action plan to curb rhino poaching in the state.

BJP is 'only suitable option available' for UP: Uma Bharti
New Delhi, May 26 : Ecstatic with the historic win in the recent assembly polls in Assam, Union Minister for Water Resources Uma Bharti on Thursday expressed confidence that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would form the next government in Uttar Pradesh as the nation out rightly rejected the ...

Acute cinema illiteracy in Assam: Director Bhaskar Hazarika
New Delhi, May 26 : The film scene in Assam is depressing and there is acute illiteracy about the medium, according to director Bhaskar Hazarika whose movie "Kothanodi" (River of Stories) won the National Award for best feature film in Assamese.

Sonowal distributes portfolios, keeps home; Sarma gets finance
Guwahati, May 26 : Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has kept the home and political department with him while he has given important portfolios like finance, planning and development, health & family welfare as well as the education department to Himanta Biswa Sarma.

Sonowal among nine crorepatis in Assam cabinet: Survey
New Delhi, May 26 : Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and eight out of 11 members of his cabinet are crorepatis (multi-millionaires) while one of them has criminal cases against him, the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) said on Wednesday.

New Assam cabinet decides to abolish check gates
Guwahati, May 26 : The new government in Assam led by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday decided to abolish with immediate effect all the check gates in the state, which have become the hub of syndicates and illegal activities.

In remote Assam hamlet, black rice rakes in the moolah
By Aditya Baruah, Guwahati, May 26 : Rice is generally white in colour, or is it? Black is the colour for over 200 farmers in Assam's Goalpara district - and they are laughing all the way to the bank.

'I am not retiring, will fulfil my duty': Gogoi
Guwahati (Assam), May 25 : After the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) dethroned him in the recently concluded Assam assembly elections, former chief minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday made it clear that he was not retiring from active politics and said the Congress Party will revive itself in the state.

Anti-talk ULFA faction opposes land to Patanjali Trust in Assam
Guwahati, May 23 : The United Liberation Front of Asom's (ULFA) anti-talk faction has appealed to the leadership of the Bodoland Territorial Areas District (BTAD) to reconsider giving 3,800 hectare of land in the Chirang district to yoga guru Baba Ramdev's Patanjali Trust.

Smriti Irani in Twitter spat with Congress spokesperson
New Delhi, May 23 : A Twitter spat broke out between Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi and Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Monday with the latter taking potshots at the Congress for its defeat in Assam even as she denied getting 'Z' category security.

Cadres feel Cong promoting only fund raisers, not honest: Kishore ...
New Delhi, May 23 : Taking a serious note of the humiliating debacle in Assam and Kerala, senior Congress leader Kishore Chandra Dev on Monday said there is growing dissatisfaction among the cadres, who think the grand old party is promoting only those capable of raising funds.

Ten ministers to take oath with Sonowal on Tuesday
Guwahati, May 23 : Ten ministers will be sworn-in along with Assam's new Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday as Assam gets its first BJP government, sources said.

Bodies of martyred Assam Rifles personnel undergoing post mortem at ...
Imphal (Manipur), May 23 : Six bodies of personnel of the 29 Assam Rifles were brought to the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences Mortuary in Porompat this morning for post mortem.

Congress needs 'cardiac surgery' to deliver wins: Satyavrat Chaturvedi
New Delhi, May 23 : Taking a dig at the party high command over the crushing defeat in the recent assembly elections in Kerala, Assam, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, Congress Rajya Sabha MP Satyavrat Chaturvedi on Monday sparked off a row by saying that the party does not need cosmetic ...

PM Modi's policies, Amit Shah's organisation skills led to Assam ...
New Delhi, May 23 : Ecstatic with the historic win in Assam, Union Mines and Steel Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) achieved this feat in the north-east state courtesy the policies and organisational strategies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party chief ...

Assam: More than two crore LPG consumers join PAHAL scheme
Guwahati, May 23 : In Assam, more than two crore LPG consumers have joined the ambitious PAHAL scheme which was introduced in the state from January 1 last year.

Six Assam Rifles troopers killed by insurgents in Manipur
Imphal, May 22 : Six troopers were killed when an Assam Rifles convoy was ambushed on Sunday in Manipur's Chandel district by insurgents of the Corcom, the apex body of six proscribed underground organisations, officials said.

Assam Governor invites BJP ally to form next government
Guwahati, May 22 : : Assam Governor Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya on Sunday invited BJP, AGP and BPF to form the next government in Assam after the three partners staked their claim.

One JCO, five Assam Rifles jawans killed in Manipur ambush
Guwahati, May 22 : At least six security personnel , including an officer of 29 Assam Rifles, were killed in an ambush suspected to be carried out by CorCom (Coordination Committee) militants in Manipur on Sunday, officials said.

Six Assam Rifles troopers killed in Manipur ambush
Imphal, May 22 : Six troopers were killed when an Assam Rifles convoy was ambushed on Sunday in Manipur's Chandel district by insurgents of the Corcom, the apex body of six proscribed underground organisations, officials said.

Rajnath mourns killing of jawans in Manipur, says MHA monitoring ...
New Delhi, May 22 : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday expressed grief over killing of six jawans including an officer of the Assam Rifles in an encounter with terrorists in Manipur's Chandel district.

Post-ambush, minister reviews law and order in Manipur
New Delhi, May 22 : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday met top officials, including of intelligence agencies, and directed security forces to take all necessary action against militants involved in the killing of six Assam Rifles personnel in Manipur, official sources here said.

Sonowal meets Governor, stakes claim; swearing-in on Tuesday
Guwahati, May 22 : BJP's chief ministerial candidate Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday met Assam Governor P.B. Acharya here and staked claim to forming the next government by his party and its allies in the state.

6 Assam Rifles troopers killed in Manipur ambush
Imphal, May 22 : Six troopers were killed when an Assam Rifles convoy was ambushed on Sunday in Manipur's Chandel district by insurgents of the Corcom, the apex body of six proscribed underground organisations, officials said.

Six Assam Rifles personnel killed in Manipur ambush
Imphal, May 22 : A Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) and five jawans of the 29 Assam Rifles were killed in an ambush reportedly by CorCom (Coordination Committee) militants at Hangshi, around 15 km from its battalion headquarter at Joupi village, in Chandel district of Manipur on Sunday.

Assam win bears out good governance, development: Ravi Shankar ...
New Delhi, May 22 : Hailing the first ever victory for BJP in Assam as "a testimony of Modi government's good governance and development politics", union Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said the party is expanding across the country.

Assam government will work to tackle illegal immigration: Sonowal
New Delhi, May 22 : The new BJP-led government in Assam will give top priority to finding a permanent solution to the problem of infiltration of illegal migrants from Bangladesh into the north-eastern state, BJP leader Sarbanand Sonowal has said.

'Foundation for BJP's Assam win was laid a generation ago'
New Delhi, May 22 : Now that the BJP has captured power in Assam and credit is being given to meticulous campaigning and projection of the new leadership of Sarbananda Sonowal and Himanta Biswa Sarma, old-timers say the ground work had started almost a generation back.

Sonowal resigns, Jitendra given additional charge of youth affairs
New Delhi, May 22 : Sarbanand Sonowal, who was on Sunday elected leader of the Assam BJP legislature party, has resigned from the union cabinet as the minister for youth affairs and sports.

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