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    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.

    Saradha scam: Ex-Assam DGP commits suicide
    Guwahati, Sept.17 : Former Assam Director General of Police (DGP) Shankar Barua, who was quizzed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) last month in connection with the multi-crore rupee Saradha scam, shot himself dead here on Wednesday.

    Saradha scam: CBI custody of Assam singer Gogoi extended
    Kolkata, Sep 17 : A court here Wednesday extended till Sep 20 the CBI custody of Assamese singer Sadananda Gogoi arrested in connection with the multi-crore-rupee Saradha scam.

    Former Assam police chief commits suicide
    New Delhi/Guwahati, Sep 17 : Former Assam Director General of Police (DGP) Shankar Baruah Wednesday shot himself dead at his residence here, police said.

    Former Assam police chief commits suicide
    Guwahati, Sep 17 : Former Assam Director General of Police (DGP) Shankar Baruah Wednesday shot himself dead at his residence here, police said.

    Former Assam police chief commits suicide
    Guwahati, Sep 17 : Former Assam police chief Shankar Baruah shot himself dead here Wednesday, police said.

    Eight poachers arrested in Assam
    Assam, Sept.15 : The security forces have arrested eight poachers along the Indo-Bhutan international border in Assam's Kokrajhar district.

    Priyanka Chopra excited about Guwahati visit
    Mumbai, Sep 15 : After regaling movie aficianados with her act as Manipuri boxing champion M.C. Mary Kom in Bollywood film "Mary Kom", actress Priyanka Chopra is excited about her visit to the northeastern city of Guwahati in Assam.

    One killed, two injured in Assam blast
    Guwahati, Sep 13 : One person was killed and two were injured when militants lobbed a grenade at a tea estate manager's office in Assam's Darrang district Saturday evening, police said.

    Assam bypoll: 66 percent voters cast ballot
    Guwahati, Sep 13 : The bypoll to Assam's three assembly constituencies Saturday recorded over 66 percent voter turnout till 5 p.m. even as balloting continued in some polling stations.

    Prakash Javadekar visits Kaziranga
    Nagaon, (Assam), Sep. 13 : Union Minister for Environment and Forests Prakash Javadekar visited the Kaziranga National Park recently.

    By-polls underway in 3 Lok Sabha and 33 state assembly seats
    New Delhi, Sep.13 : Voting is underway in three Lok Sabha and 33 state assembly seats in by-polls being held across nine states today. The polls are being held in Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Sikkim, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and Telangana.

    Half of Assam by-poll voters cast ballot
    Guwahati, Sep 13 : The by-poll to the three legislative assembly constituencies in Assam Saturday recorded close to 50 percent voter turnout by early afternoon. The polling was peaceful across the three constituencies.

    Brisk balloting in Assam bypolls
    Guwahati, Sep 13 : Brisk voting took place Saturday for the byelections in Assam's three assembly constituencies - Silchar, Lakhipur and Jamunamukh, officials said.

    Polling starts in Assam
    Guwahati, Sep 13 : Ballotting began Saturday for by-elections in Assam's three assembly constituencies - Silchar, Lakhipur and Jamunamukh, officials said.

    Saradha scam: CBI arrests Assam singer Sadananda Gogoi
    Kolkata, Sep 12 : The CBI Friday arrested Assamese singer and filmmaker Sadananda Gogoi in connection with the multi-crore-rupee Saradha scam in the West Bengal capital, an official said.

    Assam set up panel to probe tea garden work conditions
    Guwahati, Sep 11 : The Assam government Thursday set up a judicial inquiry commission to study the working conditions in the tea gardens of the state.

    Three militants gunned down in Assam
    Guwahati, Sep 11 : Three members of a newly-floated militant outfit were killed in a gun battle with security forces in Assam Thursday, police said.

    25 candidates in fray for Assam bypolls
    Guwahati, Sep 11 : A total of 25 candidates are in the fray for Saturday's bypolls in Assam's three legislative assembly constituencies - Silchar, Lakhipur and Jamunamukh.

    Ex-ULFA rebels want cases withdrawn
    Guwahati, Sep 10 : An umbrella grouping of around 4,200 surrendered ULFA members Wednesday urged Assam Governor J.B. Patnaik to withdraw criminal cases pending against them in courts.

    Assam govt. withdraws Assamese as official language, restores Bengali
    Guwahati, Sep.10 : A controversial circular regarding the use of Assamese as the official language in Barak valley has been today withdrawn by the state government.

    Jahnu Barua's 'Ajeyo' to release Sep 19
    New Delhi, Sep 9 : Jahnu Barua's National Award winning Assamese film "Ajeyo" (Invincible), set in the pre-Independence era, will hit theatres in select cities Sep 19. The acclaimed filmmaker is happy the film is getting a wide release.

    Northeast by-polls: I-T teams to check on black money
    Agartala, Sep 9 : The Income Tax (I-T) department will deploy teams in Assam, Tripura and Sikkim to keep a tab on the use of black money during the Sep 13 assembly by-polls, an official release said here Tuesday.

    'Mary Kom' spins gold at box office; northeast contribution negligible
    By Natalia Ningthoujam, New Delhi, Sep 8 : Bollywood film "Mary Kom" hit 1,800 screens in the country and raked in Rs.28.32 crore in the opening weekend with maximum collections from Delhi and Mumbai. The film is going houseful in Assam and Meghalaya, but the overall contribution to the box office ...

    Assam's helpline for those stranded in Kashmir
    Guwahati, Sep 8 : Assam Police Monday launched two helpline numbers to assist people from the state whose relatives are stranded in flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir.

    Javadekar promises special Rhino protection force for Assam
    Guwahati, Sept. 6 : Minister for Environment and Forest Prakash Javadekar said Saturday that a special Rhino Protection Force will be formed soon to tackle the menace of rhino poachers in Assam.

    Assam: Two school girls found hanging from a tree in Karimganj
    Karimganj (Assam), Sep. 6 : Two Assam school girls, who had been missing from their homes, were found hanging from a tree in the state's Karimganj district close to the Bangladesh border.

    'Education sector in Northeast undergoing major transformation'
    By Rupesh Dutta, New Delhi, Sep 6 : National Award winner Khagendra Nath Chetia Phukan, who has spent 40 years teaching in some of the most remote parts of Assam and its bordering areas, has seen the education sector in the region undergoing major development.

    Javadekar promises to speed up CBI probe over rhino poaching
    Kaziranga (Assam), Sep 5 : Union Minister of State for Environment and Forest Prakash Javadekar Friday assured to speed up the CBI probe into the poaching of Assam's one-horned rhinos.

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