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Jorhat hosts national workshop on "Lac Insect Conservation"
Jorhat (Assam) [India], Dec. 7 (ANI): North East India is one of the major producers of the Lac insect in our country. In order to revive Lac cultivation in India, a two-day National Workshop on "Lac Insect Conservation" was held at Department of Entomology, Assam Agriculture University, Jorhat, ...

Two killed as Rajendra Nagar-Guwahati Capital Express train derails
Guwahati/Kolkata [India], Dec.7 (ANI): Two persons were killed when the engine and two coaches of Up Rajendra Nagar-Guwahati Capital Express derailed at Samuktala Road near Assam-West Bengal border last night.

Assam to give free text books to Class 9, 10 students
Guwahati, Dec 5 : In a move to increase enrollment of students and to reduce school dropout rate in government schools, the Assam government said on Monday that it has decided to provide free text books to the students of Class 9 and 10 from the 2017-18 academic year.

Baby jumbo among three killed by speeding train in Assam
Nagaon (Assam) [India], Dec. 5 : Three elephants - aged about 15, 13 and 3 years - were found dead by a railway patrolling team on Monday morning after they were hit by the 15905 Up Kanyakumari-Dibrugarh Vivek Express near Jugijan railway station in Nagaon District late last night.

Speeding train kills 3 elephants in Assam
Guwahati, Dec 5 : Three elephants were killed after they were hit by a speeding train in Assam early Monday, an official said.

Imphal hosts 5th international tourism mart
Imphal (Manipur) [India], Dec. 5 : The North East Region of India, which comprises of the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim, has high tourism potential which has not been completely explored.

Arunachal: Army personnel killed, nine soldiers injured in ambush
Itanagar [India], Dec. 3 : An Assam Rifles convoy was ambushed today in Khonsa, Arunachal Pradesh, in which an Army personnel lost his life and nine soldiers were injured.

Two soldiers killed as Assam Rifles convoy ambushed in Arunachal
Guwahati, Dec 3 : Two soldiers were killed and eight others injured as militants, believed to be from the banned Naga outfit NSCN-K, ambushed a convoy of the Assam Rifles along the India-Myanmar border in Arunachal Pradesh on Saturday, a defence spokesman said.

Assam stun Tamil Nadu at national TT meet
Siliguri, Dec 2 : Assam stunned Tamil Nadu with a 3-1 victory to enter the quarter-finals of the sub-junior boys team event in the 78th cadet and sub-junior national Table Tennis Championships at the SMC Indoor Stadium on Friday.

Cabinet approves inclusion and amendments in Central List of OBC for ...
New Delhi [India], Dec.1 (ANI): The Union Cabinet has given its approval to notify inclusion and or amendments in the Central List of Other Backward Classes (OBC) notified in respect of the eight states of Assam, Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and ...

Cabinet nods inclusion, amendments in central list of OBC
New Delhi, Nov 30 : The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its approval to notify inclusion/amendments in the Central List of Other Backward Classes (OBC), notified in respect of states of Assam, Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Jammu and amp; Kashmir and Uttarakhand.

Dholaguri becomes the first tea garden in Assam to have ATM
Golaghat (Assam) [India], Nov.29 : In a bid to ease the cash crunch post the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs. 1000 currency notes, the State Bank of India (SBI) has installed an ATM machine inside the Dholaguri Tea Estate in Golaghat District to ensure weekly disbursement of wages.

Assam: Unique 'frog wedding' organised to appease rain god
Guwahati (Assam) [India], Nov. 29 : Lakhimpur witnessed an extraordinary event, where two souls were united solely with the intention of appeasing the rain god Indra, however, the bride and groom appeared to be without any embellishments and were silent throughout the ceremony as the bride was a ...

Assam Police review security of BJP leaders
Guwahati, Nov 28 : Assam Police are reviewing the security of some BJP leaders in view of threats from a faction of the United Liberation Front of Assam (Ulfa), a police official said on Monday.

Friday no more weekly holiday for high madrassas in Assam
Guwahati, Nov 28 : The Assam government has decided to discontinue the weekly holiday on Friday in some of government-run high madrassas in the state, said Health and Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday.

Guwahati has potential to be major airline hub: SpiceJet chief
New Delhi, Nov 27 : With support from the state government, Guwahati, Assam's main city and the gateway to India's northeast, has the potential to become a major airline hub, says budget carrier SpiceJet's Chairman and Managing Director Ajay Singh.

Assam Public Service Commission chief suspended
Guwahati, Nov 26 : The Assam government has suspended the arrested chairman of the Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) Rakesh Paul for his involvement in a multi-crore cash-for-jobs scam, an official said on Saturday.

Heartbroken elephant calf refuses to part with mother's dead body in ...
Sonitpur (Assam) [India], Nov.26 : In a heart wrenching incident, a baby elephant in Assam's Sonitpur district refused to leave its mother's body after the elephant fell into a pit and died.

Assam: Para Taekwondo, Open Martial Art Championships held to ...
Guwahati (Assam) [India], Nov. 26 : To motivate youngsters and empower disabled children, the First Para Taekwondo state level and the 11th district level Open Martial Art Championship was held in Assam's Jorhat district under the aegis of Taekwando Association of Assam in association with Jorhat ...

Students from Assam meet Rijiju in Delhi
New Delhi, Nov 24 : A group of students from Assam, on a National Integration Tour, met Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju here on Thursday, an official said.

Maharashtra beat Assam with bonus point in Ranji Trophy
Chennai, Nov 24 : Maharashtra registered a comprehensive innings and 52 runs win over Assam in a Group B Ranji Trophy cricket match here on Thursday.

Ola, Uber drivers begin 36 hour-strike in Guwahati
Guwahati (Assam) [India], Nov. 23 : The drivers of Ola and Uber cabs have started a 36-hour strike in Guwahati as both companies have acquired more cars, which will result in lesser incentives.

BJP smiles after first elections post demonetisation (Roundup)
New Delhi, Nov 22 : In the first elections after the government's demonetisation, the BJP on Tuesday won by-polls in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh while the Trinamool Congress, one of the most bitter critics of the currency spike, triumphed in West Bengal.

BJP registers convincing wins in Assam by-polls
Guwahati, Nov 22 : The BJP on Tuesday won the by-election to both Lakhimpur Lok Sabha constituency as well as to Baithalangso Legislative Assembly seat, defeating the nearest Congress rivals by huge margins.

Jorhat hosts first state-level Taekwondo Championship for disabled ...
Jorhat [Assam], Nov.21 (ANI): The first Para Taekwando state-level and 11th District Level Open Martial Art Championship for the intellectual disabled children was held recently at PRERONA Spastic Society Centre in Jorhat, Assam.

Final leg of India-Myanmar-Thailand Friendship Car Rally reaches ...
Guwahati (Assam) [India], Nov. 21 (ANI): The India-Myanmar-Thailand Friendship Car Rally which aims to improve road connectivity in South East Asia reached Guwahati yesterday.

Assam by-polls record over 60 per cent turnout
Guwahati, Nov 19 : Over 60 per cent of the around 1.7 million voters cast their votes on Saturday in the Lakhimpur Lok Sabha constituency and Baithalangso legislative assembly constituency by-polls.

Sonowal flags off Indo-Myanmar-Thailand car rally from Guwahati
Guwahati, Nov 19 : Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday flagged off the Indo-Myanmar-Thailand Friendship Motor Rally from a hotel in Guwahati and said that the rally is a first step towards boosting trade and commerce between the neighbouring country and India's northeast region.

Three soldiers killed in Assam ambush, MHA monitoring situation
New Delhi/Guwahati, Nov 19 : At least three soldiers were killed when militants fired at an army convoy in Assam's Tinsukia district early on Saturday morning.

Baisoya clinches IndianOil Servo Masters Golf title
Digboi (Assam), Nov 19 : Delhis Honey Baisoya made it back-to-back wins on the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) after marching to a comfortable nine-stroke triumph at the IndianOil Servo Masters Golf here on Saturday.

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