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Goalpara police chief suspects ULFA hand in blast
Goalpara (Assam), July 23 : Goalpara Superintendent of Police (SP) Nitul Gogoi said here on Wednesday that rebels affiliated to the United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) could be responsible for the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast in the district this morning in which one person was ...
Bomb explosion in Assam kills one, injures four
Goalpara (Assam), July 23 : A bomb explosion in Assam's Goalpara district claimed one life and injured three others on Wednesday.
Assam governor approves dropping of ministers
Guwahati, July 23 : Assam Governor J.B. Patnaik Wednesday approved Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi's recommendation to drop Ardhendu Dey and Siddeque Ahmed from the council of ministers for "indiscipline".
One killed, 3 injured in Assam blast
Guwahati, July 23 : One person was killed and three others were injured Wednesday morning in a bomb blast, triggered by militants suspected to be from an ULFA faction opposed to peace talks, in Assam's Goalpara district.
I am from northeast... but I am not Mowgli!
By Prantick Majumder : "Does the Rajdhani Express go to Assam?" I thought I had heard something wrong. When the question was repeated, I knew I heard it right. My blood came to a boil. But my conscience got the better of me as I realised that the person may genuinely not know much about Assam.
Assam protests infiltration of Bangladeshis in India
Guwahati (Assam), July 22 : Various activist groups, including tribal organisations and the All Assam Students Union (AASU) staged a protest in Assam against the state government for its inability to stop Bangladeshis from infiltrating into the state.
Personal ambition seen as reason behind Sarma quitting Gogoi govt.
New Delhi/Guwahati, July 22 : The political crisis in the state of Assam has given rise to rumours of personal ambition being responsible for state health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma quitting from the Tarun Gogoi led government.
Congress's Assam unit backs Gogoi, slams rebel minister
Guwahati, July 22 : A day after Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma resigned from the Tarun Gogoi government and said he would work as a "constructive opposition", the Congress state unit said he had violated party discipline and the high command's direction was awaited.
Troubles for Congress as Rane, Sarma quit as ministers
New Delhi/Mumbai/Guwahati, July 21 : Troubles mounted for Congress Monday as two senior ministers - Narayan Rane in poll-bound Maharashtra and Himanta Biswa Sarma in Assam - resigned from their posts signalling their desire to replace the incumbent chief ministers.
Assam's rebel minister quits, blames CM
Guwahati, July 21 : Assam's rebel minister Himanta Biswa Sarma Monday resigned from the state cabinet, saying it was not possible for him "mentally, physically and politically" to work under Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi.
Not a rebellion against Rahul: Congress on Assam minister
New Delhi, July 21 : The Congress Monday downplayed the resignation of Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, saying it should not be seen as a rebellion against party vice president Rahul Gandhi, and that everything will be sorted out "amicably".
Not a rebellion against Rahul: Congress on Assam minister
New Delhi, July 21 : The Congress Monday said the resignation of Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma was not a rebellion against party vice-president Rahul Gandhi.
Assam's rebel minister Himanta Biswa Sarma quits
Guwahati, July 21 : Assam's rebel minister Himanta Biswa Sarma Monday resigned from the state cabinet, saying it was not possible "mentally, physically and politically" to work under Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi.
World's hottest chilli becomes a profitable business for farmers in ...
Imphal, July 18 : It is widely known as 'Bhut jolokia' in Assam, 'Raja mirchi' in Nagaland and 'U-morok' in Manipur - the world's hottest chilli grown in different parts of the northeast has become a hot business for the locals in Manipur.
One-horned rhino killed in Assam
Guwahati, July 18 : Poachers have killed yet another one-horned rhinoceros in Assam's Kaziranga National Park and taken away its horn, a forest official said Friday.
Alliance Air to resume Shillong, Tezpur, Lilabari services
Shillong, July 18 : Alliance Air will resume its services between Kolkata and Shillong in Meghalaya besides Tezpur and Lilabari in Assam from Aug 1, an official said Friday.
Development of backward areas thrust areas in coming Assam Budget
Guwahati, Jul 17 : Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today said that employment generation, development activities, particularly backward areas, education, power, health, agriculture, fisheries, animal husbandry, drinking water, sanitation, irrigation would be the thrust areas of the Government in ...
Assam Cong dissidents set deadline for resolution of impasse
Guwahati, Jul 17 : Dissident legislators of the ruling Congress in Assam today set a deadline till Saturday for the party high command to resolve the "political impasse" plaguing the state party unit, a move that has been dubbed as "arm twisting" tactics by Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi's loyalists.
Nagaland DC expresses concern on flow of drugs from Assam, Myanmar
Kohima, Jul 17 : Deputy Commissioner of Mon Angau I. Thou has expressed serious concern over the increasing cases of rape and influx of liquor and opium from Assam and Myanmar into Mon district, affecting the young generation.
Assam wants asylum for victims of religious persecution
Guwahati, July 16 : The Assam government Wednesday decided to request the Centre to frame a policy for granting asylum on humanitarian grounds to people who fled their countries due to religious persecution and discrimination and taken refuge in India.
Aircel launches 4G services in four circles
New Delhi, July 16 : Telecom service provider Aircel Wednesday launched fourth generation (4G) services across four circles -- Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar and Odisha, the company said here.
Hamas rejects Egyptian initiative for truce with Israel
Gaza, July 15 : Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Hamas movement, Tuesday rejected an Egyptian initiative for truce with Israel, saying that there would be no ceasefire before reaching an agreement.
Curfew imposed in Assam's Baksa District
Guwahati, July 14 : An indefinite curfew has been imposed in Assam's Baksa District after the recovery of three more bodies.
Former Assam CM resigns as AGP chief
Guwahati, July 14 : Former Assam chief minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta Monday resigned as the president of the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) after its debacle in the recent general elections.
Bodies of abducted people found in Assam
Guwahati, July 13 : The bullet-riddled bodies of four people, who were abducted by suspected Bodo militants in Assam's Baksa district, have been found, while the curfew imposed in some areas was extended, police said Sunday.
Assam district tense after militants abduct four
Guwahati, July 12 : Tension prevailed in Baksa district of Assam Saturday following the abduction of four people by suspected Bodo militants, police said.
Subansiri project to help northeast: V.K. Singh
Guwahati, July 12 : Protests against the 2,000 MW lower Subansiri hydroelectric power project were "unjustified" as the project will help Assam and the northeastern states tide over the power crisis, DoNER Minister Gen. (retd.) V.K. Singh said here Saturday.
Rhino poached in Assam
Guwahati, July 10 : Poachers have killed yet another one-horned rhino in Assam's Kaziranga National Park and took away its horn, officials said Thursday.
Assam CM terms budget 'most disappointing'
Guwahati, July 10 : Expressing dissatisfaction over the union budget, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Thursday said it was the "most disappointing".
Gogoi urges Prasad to introduce bill for Upper House in Assam
Guwahati, Jul 9 : Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has urged Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to introduce the Assam Legislative Council Bill, 2013, for creating an Upper House in the Assam Legislative Assembly in the Budget session of Parliament.