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FIR against Assam-based news portal over 'fake news'
Guwahati, Aug 18 (IANS) The brother of a research scholar of the Gauhati University has lodged an FIR against editor of a Guwahati-based news portal 'InsideNe' for implicating his sister in a "fake news" related to eating beef.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Freedom rallies mark I-Day celebrations in Assam
Guwahati, Aug 15 (IANS) The 73rd Independence Day was celebrated with much enthusiasm across Assam on Thursday with thousands of youths and individuals taking out freedom rallies on motorcycles and cars on the streets across the state.
2019-08-15
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Golden Butterfly tea fetches record Rs 75,000 a kg
Guwahati, Aug 13 (IANS) The Guwahati Tea Auction Centre (GTAC) on Tuesday created another international history by selling 1 kg of the "Golden Butterfly" tea at a whopping Rs 75,000.
2019-08-13
Category: India, Assam,Business/Economy
NRC re-verification fear grips people in Assam
Guwahati, Aug 5 (IANS) Ahead of the much-hyped August 31 publication of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), a fear of being rendered stateless has gripped thousands of people in some districts of Assam after they received 24-hour notices from the NRC authorities for re-verification of their citizenship claim.
2019-08-05
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Asked govt to to increase HC judges' retirement age: CJI
Guwahati, Aug 4 (IANS) Chief Justice of India, Justice Ranjan Gogoi on Sunday said he had proposed to the government that retirement age of high court judges be increased to 65 years from the present 62 years.
2019-08-04
Category: India, Assam,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Three JMB operatives arrested in Assam
Guwahati, July 31 (IANS) The police have arrested three Jamat-Ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) operatives in the Barpeta district of Assam.
2019-07-31
Category: India, Assam,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Muslims can say 'Jai Shri Ram': Assam BJP leader
Guwahati, July 28 (IANS) There was no restriction in Islam to say "Jai Shri Ram", said Sayed Mominul Awal, spokesman of the Assam Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), here on Sunday.
2019-07-28
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Assam relaxes curbs on Agar tree cultivation, felling
Guwahati, July 23 (IANS) In a welcome move, the Assam government has relaxed the restrictions on cultivation of the scented Agar tree.
2019-07-23
Category: India, Assam,National,Environment/Wildlife
Oliver Kahn's Goalplay seeks to set up centre in Assam
Guwahati, July 23 (IANS) Legendary German footballer Oliver Kahn's academy Goalplay has expressed its desire to set up a centre of excellence for goalkeeping in Guwahati.
2019-07-23
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Football
NSCN (IM) man involved in killing of Arunachal MLA nabbed
Guwahati, July 15 (IANS) In a major breakthrough against NSCN (IM), a joint operation by Army, Assam Rifles and Assam Police, have arrested an NSCN (IM)commander, 'Major' Anok Wangsa, who is believed to be involved in the killing of Tirong Aboh, an MLA from Arunachal Pradesh.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
Assam flood: Leaves of forests staff cancelled
Guwahati, July 13 (IANS) With flood waters entering most of the state's national parks and wildlife sanctuaries, Assam Environment and Forest Minister Parimal Shuklabaidya on Saturday appealed to all the staff of the department to cancel the leaves and resume duty at the earliest.
2019-07-13
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Assam flood situation grim, death toll rises to 6
Guwahati, July 12 (IANS) The flood situation in Assam continued to be grim with three more people dying in the last 24 hours, taking the total death toll in floods and landslides to six, even as over eight lakh people were marooned by the floods till Friday evening.
2019-07-12
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Police shoot two to save toddler from human sacrifice
Guwahati, July 6 (IANS) In a shocking incident, a toddler was allegedly set to be sacrificed by a family in Assam's Udalguri district on Saturday and only saved by a police team which rushed to the spot and opened fire at two family members to disarm them.
2019-07-06
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Japanese Encephalitis: Assam keeps on hold leaves of doctors, paramedics
Guwahati, July 6 (IANS) With reports of 49 deaths and 190 positive cases of Japanese Encephalitis (JE), the Assam government has kept on hold leaves for all doctors and paramedical staff across the state, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Saturday.
2019-07-06
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Mixed reactions to Budget proposals in Assam
Guwahati, July 5 (IANS) The Budget 2019-20 drew a mixed response in Assam on Friday.
2019-07-05
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Sonowal flags off 'historic' Guwahati-Dhaka flight
Guwahati, July 1 (IANS) The first-ever flight under the International UDAN programme, between Guwahati and Dhaka, was flagged off from the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport here on Monday by Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal
2019-07-01
Category: India, Assam,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Mistaken identity lands Assam woman in detention camp for 3 years
Guwahati, June 27 (IANS) A woman from Assam's Chirang district, sent by a foreigners' tribunal to a detention camp three years back on suspicion that she was an illegal infiltrator after being mistaken for someone else of the same name, has now been freed.
2019-06-27
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Worried over name not in NRC, Assam minor hangs herself
Guwahati, June 26 (IANS) A minor girl in Assam's Darrang district committed suicide on Wednesday, with her relatives and members of a students' organization linking the incident to the National Register of Citizens (NRC), which is being updated across the state.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Naga militant involved in killing two Assam Rifles men nabbed
Guwahati, June 22 (IANS) In a major breakthrough, the Indian Army's Special Forces, the Assam Rifles and intelligence agencies have apprehended a top insurgent of the NSCN's K-Yung Aung faction, involved in many brutal and heinous crimes including killing of two Assam Rifles soldiers about a month ago, an official said on Saturday.
2019-06-22
Category: India, Assam,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Naga sadhus perform yoga at Kamakhya temple in Assam
Guwahati, June 21 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, his Cabinet colleagues and a large number of people participated in the main Yoga Day event held at Sarusojai stadium in Guwahati.
2019-06-21
Category: India, Assam,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Religion
Assam's Saraighat bridge reopened after 3 months of repairs
Guwahati, June 20 (IANS) The historic Saraighat bridge in Assam was reopened for vehicular traffic on Thursday after being closed for repairs for three months.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Assam,National,Human Interest/Society
Headless corpse recovered from near Kamakhya temple
Guwahati, June 19 (IANS) Ahead of the much-awaited Ambubachi festival, a headless body of a woman was recovered from near the Bandurga temple, located close to the historical Kamakhya temple atop Nilachal hill in Guwahati.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP's Assam social media team slam arrests of members
Guwahati, June 13 (IANS) The Assam Police has arrested two members of the ruling BJP's social media team who had been vocal against the state government, and particularly Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, over some issues, leading to allegations of "intolerance" from their colleagues.
2019-06-13
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Two NRC officials nabbed for accepting bribe
Guwahati, June 13 (IANS) The sleuths of the Vigilance and Anti Corruption Bureau on Thursday arrested two officials working under the National Register of Citizens (NRC) for allegedly taking bribe, assuring inclusion of names in the NRC.
2019-06-13
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
No trace of missing An-32 despite massive search
Guwahati, June 4 (IANS) Despite a massive search operation, an Indian Air Force (IAF) An-32 aircraft that went missing with 13 people on board a day earlier near the China border in Arunachal Pradesh remained untraced on Tuesday.
2019-06-04
Category: India, Assam,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Assam government won't hold NRC hearing due to Eid
Guwahati, June 4 (IANS) The Assam government will not hold a hearing on the National Register of Citizen (NRC) issue on Wednesday due to the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, officials said here on Tuesday.
2019-06-04
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
IAF aircraft with 13 on board missing
Guwahati, June 3 (IANS) An AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) with 13 people on board went missing on Monday 35 minutes after it became airborne from an airport in Assam on way to Arunachal Pradesh.
2019-06-03
Category: India, Assam,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Leopard carries off, kills 9-month-old baby in Maharashtra
Chandrapur (Maharashtra), June 2 (IANS) A nine-month-old infant was mauled to death in by a leopard early on Sunday in this Maharashtra district, police said.
2019-06-02
Category: India, Assam,National,Environment/Wildlife
Army unit stands by retired Captain declared foreigner
Guwahati, May 31 (IANS) The Indian Army is offering all legal help to the family of retired Captain Sona Ullah, who was declared a foreigner by a Foreigners Tribunal in Assam and sent to a detention camp in Goalpara.
2019-05-31
Category: India, Assam,National,Defence/Security
BJP, AGP to field candidates for two Rajya Sabha seats
Guwahati, May 26 (IANS) Assam Finance Minister and convener of the North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday said that the BJP and its partner Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) will field one candidate each for the two Rajya Sabha seats which will fall vacant on June 14.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
BJP resorted to religious polarisation to win polls in Assam: Pradyut Bordoloi
Guwahati, May 26 (IANS) Slamming the BJP for its "religious polarisation" across the country, newly-elected Congress MP from Assam's Nowgong Lok Sabha constituency Pradyut Bordoloi on Sunday vowed to fight against the "divisive" politics spread by the saffron party.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
ALERT: Sikkim Krantikari Morcha wins absolute majority in assembly poll, ends Sikkim Democratic Front's over two decade rule
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2019-05-23
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Saffron surge sweeps N-E states too (2nd Lead)
Guwahati, May 23 (IANS) The saffron surge that swept the entire country on Thursday also gripped India's north-east with the BJP leading in 14 out of the total 25 seats in the eight northeastern states.
2019-05-23
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
India Open: Mary Kom beats Zareen; Sachin upsets Solanki
Guwahati, May 23 (IANS) Six-time world champion Mary Kom staved off a stiff challenge from Asian Championships bronze medallist Nikhat Zareen in the 51-kg category while former world youth champion Sachin Siwach (52-kg) upset Commonwealth Games gold medallist Gaurav Solanki to storm into the final in the second edition of the India Open International Boxing Tournament at the Karmabir Nabin Chandra Bordoloi Indoor Stadium here on Thursday.
2019-05-23
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Other Sports
Arunachal Pradesh MLA, 10 others killed in militant ambush (2nd Lead)
Guwahati, May 21 (IANS) At least 11 persons, including Arunachal Pradesh legislator Tirong Aboh, were killed in an ambush by suspected Naga militants in Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh on Tuesday, police said.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Terrorism
Arunachal Pradesh MLA killed in militant ambush
Guwahati, May 21 (IANS) At least seven persons, including Arunachal Pradesh legislator Tirong Aboh, were killed in an attack by suspected Naga militants in Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh on Tuesday, police said.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Terrorism
Tributes in Assam's Silchar, Tripura to commemorate language martyrs
Silchar/Agartala, May 19 (IANS) Tributes were paid on Sunday to commemorate the death of 11 people who died in police firing on May 19, 1961 in Silchar during the Bengali language agitation.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Assam,National,Human Interest/Society
Curfew continues in Assam town, 1 succumbs to injuries
Guwahati, May 11 (IANS) The curfew continued and mobile internet services remained suspended in Hailakandi town in the Barak Valley of Assam on Saturday, following Friday's clashes between two groups that claimed one life and left several others injured.
2019-05-11
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Religion
Post LS polls, parties in Assam focus on RS seats
Guwahati, May 7 (IANS) Following the completion of the Lok Sabha polls in Assam, parties in the state are now focussing on the two Rajya Sabha seats which are set to fall vacant next month.
2019-05-07
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Rain lashes Assam due to Fani impact
Guwahati, May 4 (IANS) Most parts of Assam witnessed incessant rains on Saturday due to the impact of cyclone Fani, one of the strongest storms to batter the Indian subcontinent in decades.
2019-05-04
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Assam records over 67% peaceful polling
Guwahati, April 11 (IANS) The first phase of polling for the five Lok Sabha seats in Assam on Thursday remained largely peaceful even as 67.4 per cent of polling was recorded till evening. The polling percentage will increase as the officials are yet to get reports from some of the remote polling stations.
2019-04-11
Category: India, Assam,National,Dangal 2019
Congress encouraged infiltration for votes: Modi
Kendukona (Kamrup, Assam), April 11 (IANS) Launching a scathing attack on the Congress over the issue of infiltration in Assam, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the opposition party encouraged infiltration from across the border for their vote bank politics.
2019-04-11
Category: India, Assam,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Modi assures amendments to Citizenship Bill
Silchar (Assam), April 11 (IANS) Reiterating his government's commitment to pass the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that Centre will make some amendments to ensure that its implementation does not affect anyone.
2019-04-11
Category: India, Assam,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Voting for party of 'naamdars' will be a sin: Modi
Mangaldoi (Assam), April 11 (IANS) In a scathing attack on the Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that it will be a "sin" to vote for the party of "naamdars" (dynasts), which was contesting polls by looting money meant for the poor.
2019-04-11
Category: India, Assam,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Cash, liquor flow in Northeast ahead of LS polls
Guwahati, April 6 (IANS) With the Lok Sabha elections drawing closer, some of the northeastern states seem to be high on spirits while cash seizures too have been reported from these states.
2019-04-06
Category: India, Assam,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Not against AFSPA but won't allow misuse: Manpreet Badal
Guwahati, April 4 (IANS) Responding to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's allegation that the Congress wants to take away the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal on Thursday said the party is not in favour of repealing the AFSPA but it will amend the Act to ensure that no illegal tortures and crime against women are committed.
2019-04-04
Category: India, Assam,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Rs 3.76 cr seized in NE states, probe on in 200 cases
Guwahati, April 3 (IANS) Principal Director of Income Tax Sanjay Bahadur on Wednesday said that a total of Rs 3.76 crore has been seized in the northeastern states since the announcement of elections and inquiries have been initiated in 200 cases of suspicious cash deposits and withdrawals from the banks in the region.
2019-04-03
Category: India, Assam,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Rahul to address three rallies in northeast on Wednesday
Guwahati, April 2 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi will address three back to back election rallies in Nagaland and Assam on Wednesday.
2019-04-02
Category: India, Assam,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Assam's groundwater contamination will worsen, experts warn
Guwahati, March 29 (IANS) It's peak election season. But, even as political parties go all out to appease voters, the worsening quality of groundwater hardly finds any mention.
2019-03-29
Category: India, Assam,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Assam's groundwater contamination will worsen, experts warn
Guwahati, March 29 (IANS) Its the peak election season. But, even as political parties go all out to appease voters, the worsening quality of groundwater hardly finds any mention.
2019-03-29
Category: India, Assam,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine