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Two killed, over 5 lakh remain affected in Assam floods
Guwahati, July 23 : Two people were killed in Assam on Saturday even as the overall flood situation remained grim in the state with over five lakh people being affected in 13 districts and more areas were inundated by surging waters of the Brahmaputra and its tributaries.

India-Bangladesh border will be secured: Assam CM
Guwahati, July 23 : Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday said the state and central governments have taken strong measures to seal the India-Bangladesh border and added that the international border in Assam will be sealed in line with Kashmir, Punjab and Rajasthan.

No respite from flood situation in Assam
Guwahati (Assam), July 23 : There is no respite from the flood situation in Assam. Rains in catchment areas in neighbouring Bhutan have flooded parts of Bongaigaon and Chirang districts.

Assam flood situation grim, close to 3 lakh remain affected
Guwahati, July 22 : The flood situation continued to deteriorate in Assam with close to three lakh persons affected by the floods in districts like Lakhimpur, Golaghat, Morigaon, Jorhat, Dhemaji, Sivsagar, Kokrajhar, Barpeta, Bongaigaon and Chirang.

Keep spiralling prices under check: Assam CM to trade organizations
Guwahati, July 22 : Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday asked the wholesale dealers to keep the spiralling prices under check in consonance with the State Government's regulations.

Assam expert team to visit China to study the management of Yellow ...
Guwahati, July 22 : To control flood and soil erosion of the Brahmaputra river, Assam government will send an expert committee group to China to study the management of Hwang Ho river which also known as Yellow River and the World Bank will bear the entire expenses of the tour.

Assam assembly urges CM to avail Z+ security
Guwahati, July 22 : Expressing concern over the chief minister's security, the ruling and opposition members in the Assam assembly on Friday requested Sarbananda Sonowal to accept Z+ security cover considering the threat perception in the state.

Flood alert issued in Jorhat, Barpeta districts of Assam
Guwahati (Assam), July 22 : The state disaster management authority in Assam has issued a flood alert at five revenue circles in Jorhat and Barpeta districts for the next 24 hours.

239 rhinos killed in Assam since 2001, most killed in Kaziranga
Guwahati, July 22 : A total of 239 one-horned rhinos have been killed by poachers in Assam from 2001 to 2016, and despite high security, most were from Kaziranga National Park, which accounted for 161, the state assembly was told on Friday.

Police foils ULFA(I)'s bid, nabs hardcore militant
Guwahati, July 21 : The Assam police foiled a bid of Paresh Baruah alias Paresh Asom led ULFA(I) after apprehending a hardcore militant of the outfit group in Upper Assam's Dibrugarh district on Thursday.

239 one-horned rhinos poached in Assam in past 16 years
Guwahati, July 21 : A total of 239 one horned rhinos have been poached in Assam in past 16 years.

Sonowal says will write to Centre over proposed AIIMS
Guwahati, July 20 : Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday expressed concern over the recent agitation at Raha in Nagaon district and said the state government will write to the Centre to set up the proposed All India Institute of Medical Sciences there.

Two suspected jehadis nabbed in Assam
Guwahati, July 18 : : Security forces on Monday apprehended two suspected jehadis from Assam's Chirang district, officials said.

Assam's former CM Tarun Gogoi spent Rs 8.97 cr alone in helicopter ...
Guwahati, July 18 : : Assam's former Chief Minister Tarun Googi was spent over Rs 8.97 crore from the state exchequer as his helicopter tour expenditure in his last tenure.

HUL to invest Rs 1,000 crore for new unit in Assam
Mumbai, July 18 : Fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) major Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) will make an investment of around Rs 1,000 crore for setting up a new manufacturing unit near its existing facility at Doom Dooma in Assam, a regulatory filing by the company said on Monday.

Free health camp for flood-hit people in Assam
Jorhat (Assam), July 18 : A free medical camp has been organised by the Asom Jatiyabada Yuva Chattra Parishad (AJYCP) in collaboration with Joint Director of Health in Jorhat district at the flood -hit Nimati Bitor Kokilamukh village and adjoining villages.

Bring medical procedures under CCTV surveillance, says NGO
Guwahati, July 18 : To keep a track of malpractices during medical procedures, a non-government organisation on Monday urged the central as well as Assam governments to bring all the hospital departments and procedures under the surveillance of CCTVs.

ONGC, Oil India to pay higher royalty to states
New Delhi, July 18 : State-run explorer Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) stock fell nearly 5 per cent on Monday following the government decision that oil producers would have to pay royalty to crude oil producing states such as Assam, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu at ...

Aspiring models of northeast must focus on grooming: Actress Barsha ...
Guwahati, July 18 : They have immense talent, as well as the desirable height and figure to join the modelling industry. But aspiring models from the northeast region, which is brimming with fashion savvy people, need to groom themselves too to get national recognition as it's a serious business, ...

Rhino poacher arrested in Assam
Morigaon (Assam), July 17 : Assam Police on Sunday arrested a person for killing a rhinoceros four years ago, said a senior officer.

One killed in Assam floods, nearly 2 lakh people affected
Guwahati, July 17 : One person was killed due to floods in Assam on Sunday even as close to two lakh people were affected in seven districts of the state, officials said on Sunday.

Three hardcore NDFB(S) militants gunned down in Assam
Guwahati, July 17 : : Three hardcore militants of NDFB(S) were killed during a gun fight with security forces in Assam's Kokrajhar district on Sunday morning, officials said.

Three militants killed in Assam
Kolkata/Guwahati, July 17 : Security forces on Sunday gunned down three top National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB-S) rebels during a series of counter-insurgency operations in Assam's Kokrajhar district, an official said.

Assam: Army neutralises three NDFB(S) terrorists in Kokrajhar
Kokrajhar, July 17 (ANI): Based on specific intelligence, the Indian Army in the wee hours of Sunday morning launched a series of joint operations with the Assam Pollice in Kokrajhar, in which they neutralised three top terrorists of the outlawed group National Democratic Front of ...

Assam starts verifying rhino horns in government custody
Guwahati, July 16 : The Assam government on Saturday started the process to verify the rhino horns in its custody, giving in to demands for a CBI probe to ascertain the genuineness of the horns of one-horned rhinos.

Tuki has no right to continue as Arunachal CM: Kalikho Pul
Guwahati (Assam), July 15 : Accusing the Congress Party of horse-trading to win majority, Kalikho Pul, who lost the Arunachal Pradesh chief ministership following the Supreme Court judgment on Friday said that Nabam Tuki has no right to continue as the Chief Minister as he does not have the ...

Relief work underway in flood-hit areas of Assam
Guwahati (Assam), July 14 : Incessant rains have wreaked havoc in Assam with its villages, towns and cities situated in the low foothills of the state reeling from floods for over a month.

Nabam Tuki needs to prove majority: Tapi Gao
Guwahati (Assam), July 14 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party's state president Tapir Gao on Thursday said that it respects Supreme Court's decision, however, added that Nabam Tuki government needs to prove majority in the floor house before taking charge of the government.

1,500 new villages to benefit under Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram ...
New Delhi, July 13 : As many as 1,500 Scheduled Caste majority villages across 10 states, including Uttar Pradesh and Punjab in the north and Assam, West Bengal and Jharkhand in eastern India, will be now benefit from the Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojna (PMAGY), Union Minister for Social Justice ...

Rape accused Tripura official sent to police custody
Agartala, July 13 : A local court in Tripura on Wednesday sent to three days police custody a senior Tripura government official who was arrested a day ago in Assam's Karimganj on rape charges, police said.

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