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Assam conservationist nominated for Heritage Heroes Award
Guwahati, Aug 26 : Assam's ecologist and conservation activist Bibhuti Lahkar has become the only Asian and the first individual from Assam to be nominated for the prestigious 'Heritage Heroes Award' to be given by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Rice being transported to Tripura from Kolkata via B'desh
Agartala, Aug 26 : The government-owned Food Corporation of India (FCI) has started ferrying a fresh consignment of 2,350 tonnes of rice from Kolkata to Tripura via Bangladesh to avoid transportation hitches through the traditional route of Assam and Meghalaya, an official said here on Friday.

Kamakhya Temple comes alive with Deodhani festival
Guwahati (Assam) [India], Aug.26 : Thousands of devotees from all across the country thronged the famous Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati to celebrate the three-day Deodhani Festival dedicated to the Serpent Goddess Kamakhya. It is believed that Goddess Kamakhya fulfills the wishes of the devotees who ...

Air connectivity to boost North East's economy: Assam CM
Dispur, Aug 25 : Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday said economic activities in the northeast will get a boost with the frequent air connectivity between the region and other parts of the country.

When 'Made in Assam' mesmerised fashion stalwarts at LFW
Mumbai, Aug 25 : It was a day dedicated to sustainable fashion and Indian textiles at the ongoing Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2016 and what better way to open the second day with a "Made in Assam" show titled 'Halodhi' where three top designers of the region enthralled the audience ...

Northeast India women leaders take part in historic peace congregation
Guwahati (Assam), Aug.25 : After several years of hard work on the issue, women from eight northeastern Indian states congregated recently at Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakashetra in Guwahati, Assam.

Cabinet approves leasing out of AAI land to Assam Industrial ...
New Delhi, Aug 24 : The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday gave its approval for leasing out of AAI land measuring 4050 sq. Mtrs. to Assam Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC), a Government of Assam Undertaking.

Assam refinery told to demolish wall for elephant corridor
New Delhi, Aug 24 : The National Green Tribunal on Wednesday ordered Numaligarh refinery in Assam to demolish a 2.2 km section of a wall to clear the way for an elephant corridor.

6.8 earthquake rocks Myanmar, tremors felt in parts of India
New Delhi/Kolkata/Guwahati, Aug 24 : An earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter Scale rocked Myanmar on Wednesday as tremors were felt in Indian states like West Bengal, Bihar, Odisha, Tripura and Assam as well as in neighbouring Bangladesh, officials said.

6.8 earthquake hits Myanmar, tremors felt in India and Bangladesh
New Delhi, Aug 24 : An earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter Scale hit Myanmar on Wednesday and tremors were felt as far as West Bengal, Bihar, Odisha, Tripura and Assam in India as well as in Bangladesh, officials said.

NGT orders demolition of wall blocking elephant corridor in Assam
New Delhi, Aug.24 : The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday ordered the demolition of a wall blocking an elephant corridor near the Kaziranga National Park.

Mamata hits out at centre over 'attempts' to shift Tea Board HQ
Kolkata, Aug 23 : Continuing her tirade against the Narendra Modi led central government, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday alleged that attempts were being made to shift the Tea Board headquarters from Kolkata to Assam.

Dredging of Brahmaputra soon to stop floods, erosion: Sonowal
Guwahati, Aug 23 : To deal with annual flooding and erosion problem in Assam, the state government has decided to start dredging of the Brahmaputra river, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said on Tuesday.

Ripun Bora appointed Assam Congress chief
New Delhi, Aug 23 : Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday appointed Ripun Bora as president of Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC).

Ripun Bora appointed Assam Congress chief
New Delhi, Aug 23 : Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday appointed Ripun Bora as president of Assam Pradesh Congress Committee.

Quake hits northeast India, neighbouring areas
Agartala/Aizawl, Aug 23 : A 5.5-magnitude earthquake in the Myanmar-India border region on Tuesday rocked Assam, Tripura, Mizoram, Meghalaya and some other parts of northeast India, but there was no report of major damage, officials said.

3.1-magnitude earthquake jolts Assam
Guwahati, Aug. 23 : A 3.1 magnitude earthquake struck Karbi Anglong district of Assam at 5.30 a.m. on Tuesday, reported the Indian Metrological Department (IMD).

In ISIS style video, ULFA demands Rs.1 crore ransom for releasing BJP ...
Guwahati, Aug 22 : In a ISIS style hit, terror outfit United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) has released a video showing a young man kneeling, asking for help, surrounded by five masked men holding guns.

Guwahati to host 2016 Indian Super League season opener
New Delhi, Aug 22 : Football Sports Development Ltd, the promoters of the Indian Super League, has awarded Guwahati, Assam the coveted rights to host the opening ceremony and the season opener match of the upcoming ISL.

Banwarilal Purohit swears-in as new Assam Governor
Guwahati, Aug. 22 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Banwarilal Purohit was sworn-in as the Governor of Assam here on Monday in a glittering ceremony graced by dignitaries.

ULFA abducts BJP leader's son, demands Rs. one crore as ransom
Guwahati (Assam), Aug 22 : The United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) has kidnapped the son of a BJP leader from Assam and demanded a ransom of Rs. one crore.

Banwarilal Purohit sworn in as Assam Governor
Guwahati, Aug 22 : Banwarilal Purohit was sworn in as the Assam Governor at a solemn function held at the Durbar Hall of Raj Bhavan in Guwahati on Monday.

Ulfa releases video of abducted youth, demands Rs 1 crore
Guwahati, Aug 22 : The anti-talk faction of Ulfa militants on Monday released video footage of a youth abducted from Assam and demanded a ransom of Rs 1 crore.

Ulfa releases video of abducted youth, demands Rs 1 cr
Guwahati, Aug 22 : The anti-talk faction of Ulfa militants on Monday released video footage of a youth abducted from Assam and demanded a ransom of Rs 1 crore.

Over 10,000 Congress workers join BJP in Karbi Anglong
Guwahati, Aug 22 : : After losing power in Assam, Congress faced another set back when more than 10,000 party workers joined the BJP in Assam's Karbi Anglong district on Sunday.

Assam Police eye skill centres for Bodo youth
New Delhi, Aug 21 : Assam Police have suggested that skill development centres be created across the Bodoland Territorial Area District (BTAD) to keep youngsters away from militancy, a top police officer has said.

Classic language status for Manipuri demanded
Imphal, Aug 20 : Manipuri populated areas in Bangladesh, Myanmar and the North Eastern region, especially Assam, Tripura and Manipur, observed the 25th Manipuri Language Day on Saturday and demanded making Manipuri a classic language.

Guwahati to host Hero ISL 2016 grand opening ceremony
New Delhi, Aug 20 : :Football Sports Development Ltd, the promoters of Hero Indian Super Leaguehave awarded Guwahati, Assam the coveted rights to host the opening ceremony and the season opener match of Hero ISL 2016.

Sonowal greets Governor-designate of Assam Purohit
Guwahati, Aug 19 : : Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal greeted Governor-designate of Assam Banwarilal Purohit on his arrival at LGBI Airport in Guwahati late evening today.

Three NDFB(S) militants gunned down along Assam-Arunachal Pradesh ...
Guwahati, Aug 19 : Three hardcore militants of NDFB(S) were killed in a gun fight with security forces in Assam's Sonitpur district along with Arunachal Pradesh border on Friday and security personnel destroyed a camp of the outfit group.

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