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Burdwan blast: NIA chargesheets Assam's Sahanur, Shaikul
Guwahati, March 30 : The NIA, which is probing the Burdwan blast case, on Monday submitted a chargesheet in a court in Kolkata which included the names of two Assam-based operatives of the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) - Sahanur Alom and Shaikul Islam Khan.
Northeast girl wins gold in International sporting event held in ...
Guwahati, Mar. 28 : Madhusmita Baruah, a 22-year old student from Assam, has recently won a gold medal at the 3rd International Strength Lifting and Incline Benchpress Championship held at Manama in Bahrain.
Number of rhinos in Assam's Kaziranga up, says census
Guwahati, March 28 : The number of world famous one-horned rhinos in Assam's Kaziranga National Park has increased to over 2,400, according to a latest census released on Saturday.
Train on new Assam line carries Bengal potatoes
Guwahati/New Delhi, March 27 : Assam's underdeveloped Barak Valley was brought on the broad gauge rail map on Friday, with the inaugural goods train carrying about 2,300 tonnes of potatoes from West Bengal.
Prabhu opens Lumding-Silchar rail line in Assam
New Delhi, March 27 : Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu on Friday inaugurated the landmark Lumding-Silchar broad gauge rail line by flagging off a goods train from here over video-conference, bringing Assam's underdeveloped Barak Valley on the broad guage map.
Kaziranga guard's close shave from charging rhino
Guwahati, March 26 : A forest guard, who was assisting in the ongoing census of one-horned rhinos in Assam's Kaziranga National Park, was injured on Thursday when he fell off an elephant which was charged at by an irate rhino.
Assam polls before May 2016: CEC Brahma
Guwahati, March 24 : Elections to the Assam legislative assembly will be held before May 2016, Chief Election Commissioner H.S. Brahma said here on Tuesday.
Secretary and Assessor appointed in One Man Inquiry Commission
Guwahati, Mar 23 : : The Assam government on Monday appointed Bhaskar Phukan, Additional Managing Director of State Rural Livelihood Mission, as Secretary to the One Man Inquiry Commission headed by Justice (Retd.) B. D. Agarwal.
8 militant groups active in Assam, 19939 extremists arrested since ...
Guwahati, Mar 23 : Eight militant groups including United Liberartion Front of Asom (Independent), National Democratic Front of Bodoland (Sangbijit) are active in Assam.
Women not safe in Assam, statistics reveal
Guwahati, March 23 : Women are seemingly not safe in Assam. From 2005 to 2014, nearly 16,000 women have been raped, around 1,400 killed for dowry and over 120 lynched in the name of witch-hunting, a minister said on Monday.
Nationalised banks need to increase credit-deposit rate in Assam: ...
Guwahati, March 21 : Nationalised banks operating in Assam needs to play a pro-active role for the development of the state and increase the credit-deposit ratio, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said here on Saturday.
US-made arms, ammunition seized in Mizoram
Aizawl, March 20 : Assam Rifles troopers and Mizoram Police in a joint operation seized US-made arms and ammunition in Mizoram, police said here on Friday. One person was arrested in connection with the case.
2 MULTA militants arrested in Assam
Goalpara (Assam), Mar. 20 : Security forces have arrested two members of the banned Islamist extremist organisation Muslim United Liberation Tigers of Assam (MULTA) in the Goalpara district of Assam.
Bodo council polls in Assam on April 8
Guwahati, March 18 : Elections to the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) that runs the administration in four districts of Assam's Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD) will be held on April 8, it was announced on Wednesday.
National level expo held to promote handloom sector in Assam
Guwahati, MAR. 17 : Guwahati recently hosted a 10-day long 'National Handloom Expo' at Chandmari playground under the aegis of Handloom development Commission, Government of India.
Swamy's mosque comments create uproar in Rajya Sabha
New Delhi, March 17 : There was an uproar in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday over comments by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy in Assam where he reportedly said mosques are not religious places.
Assam-Agra transmission line to help north India this summer
By Sujit Chakraborty, Agartala, March 16 : A 1,800 km transmission line from Assam to Agra is likely to provide some relief to electricity-starved north India this summer, thanks to a power surplus in otherwise economically backward northeast India, a top official said.
Railways to connect all northeastern states by 2020
Silchar (Assam), March 16 : The railways hope to connect all the eight states in India's northeast by 2020.
Three militants nabbed in Assam
Guwahati, March 14 : Three militants were arrested on Saturday in Assam's Kokrajhar district in a joint operation launched by the army and the police.
Assam may hike commercial power tariff 7-12 percent
Kolkata, March 14 : The Assam government will not hike consumer electricity prices this year, although a 7-12 per cent hike for the commercial sector is under consideration, an official of the state electricity regulatory commission said on Saturday.
Assam's Barak Valley to be on broad gauge map soon
Silchar/Guwahati, March 13 : Assam's Barak Valley will soon be on the country's broad gauge map, realising a dream of the people living there, with the Indian Railways on Friday successfully carrying out trial run of a diesel engine from Lumding to Silchar.
Endangered vultures survive poisoning, released in forest
Guwahati, March 13 : The Assam forest department and the International Fund for Animal Welfare-Wildlife Trust of India (IFAW-WTI) on Friday released nine endangered wild vultures after they survived poisoning in Assam's Tinsukia district.
Another one-horned rhino killed in Kaziranga, horn taken away
Guwahati, March 13 : A day after the forest department in Assam killed a poacher in Assam's Kaziranga National Park, poachers have killed yet another rhino in the famous park and made away with its horn.
Assam may get tough laws to deal with witch-hunting
Guwahati, March 12 : Assam may soon have tougher laws to deal with the menace of witch-hunting over which 140 people have been killed since 2002.
Karbi, Muslim militants nabbed in Assam
Guwahati, March 11 : Security forces engaged in counter-insurgency operations on Wednesday arrested three Karbi militants, a Muslim militant and two linkmen of a Karbi insurgent outfit, the army said.
Control swine flu: Assam CM tells health department
Guwahati, March 11 : Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday directed the health and family welfare department to work on a mission mode to contain the spread of swine flu, which has so far claimed two lives in the state.
Assam CM presents Rs.265 crore deficit budget
Guwahati, March 10 : Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Tuesday presented a Rs.265.32 crore deficit budget for 2015-16. The main attraction of the budget were special schemes for women.
Rescued tribal kids sent back homes in Assam, Tripura
Agartala, March 10 : The 19 tribal children rescued from Guwahati railway station in Assam by security forces and Childline, an NGO, have been handed over to their parents, officials said on Tuesday.
Assam: Lost Opportunities
By Giriraj Bhattacharjee, Research Assistant, Institute for Conflict Management : Unidentified militants hurled a grenade at the house of a businessman, identified as Biren Agarwal, located in the market area of Sepon village in Sivasagar District, killing his younger brother, Situ Agarwal, and ...
Govt. seeks report on Assam youth's thrashing
New Delhi, Mar. 9 : Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Monday said the government has sought a report on the incident in which a 22-year-old boy from Assam was brutally beaten up by goons in the Amar colony area of the national capital.