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Ex-Assam CM Tarun Gogoi passes away, cremation on Thursday (Ld)
Guwahati, Nov 23 (IANS) Veteran Congress leader and three-time (2001-2016) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi (86) passed away on Monday evening after a protracted illness, Assam Health and Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.
2020-11-23
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Longest-serving Assam CM Tarun Gogoi broke the back of insurgency
Guwahati, Nov 23 (IANS) Tarun Gogoi, the octogenarian three-time chief minister of Assam, who breathed his last on Monday evening, was one of northeast India's tallest statesmen who changed the face of Assam from a terrorism-ravaged state to a land with opportunities for trade, business and economy during his 15-year reign.
2020-11-23
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi passes away
Guwahati, Nov 23 (IANS) Veteran Congress leader and three-time Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi (86) passed away on Monday evening after a protracted illness, Assam Health and Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.
2020-11-23
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
IIT-G develops novel free space optical communication system
Guwahati, Nov 23 (IANS) Researchers at Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT-G) have developed a novel free-space optical communication system using light beams that is free from the distorting effects of atmospheric turbulence.
2020-11-23
Category: India, Assam,Science/Tech
After question paper leak, over 65k appear for Assam police SI exam
Guwahati, Nov 22 (IANS) Over 65,000 candidates in 150 centres across 33 districts on Sunday appeared for the written examination of 597 posts of unarmed Assam police Sub-Inspectors (SI) for the second time, two months after a massive scam of leaking question paper, officials said.
2020-11-22
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Ahead of elections, top BPF leaders join BJP in Assam
Guwahati, Nov 22 (IANS) Ahead of the next year's assembly polls, with a shot in the arm for BJP, two top leaders of Bodoland Peoples Front (BPF), an ally of the ruling saffron party in Assam, including founding leader and Rajya Sabha MP Biswajit Daimary, on Sunday joined the leading partner.
2020-11-22
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Tarun Gogoi's health deteriorates due to post-Covid complications
Guwahati, Nov 21 (IANS) Veteran Congress leader and three-time Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi's health condition deteriorated on Saturday due to post-Covid-19 complications besides multi-organ failure, Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.
2020-11-21
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Assam's BPF lone MP resigns from Rajya Sabha to join BJP
Guwahati, Nov 21 (IANS) Biswajit Daimary, the founding leader and Rajya Sabha MP of the Bodoland Peoples Front (BPF), an ally of the ruling BJP in Assam, has resigned from the Upper House and announced his decision to join the saffron party on Sunday.
2020-11-21
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Assam lawyer held for deceiving people on pretext of govt jobs
Guwahati, Nov 20 (IANS) The Assam Police have arrested a lawyer for reportedly cheating people on the pretext of providing them government jobs in exchange of money, the police said on Friday.
2020-11-20
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Guwahati's key installations turn blue on World Children's Day
Guwahati, Nov 20 (IANS) Along with many iconic buildings of India and the world, the Gandhi Mandap in Guwahati was illuminated in blue on World Children's Day on Friday as part of UNICEF's #GoBlue campaign, an official release said.
2020-11-20
Category: India, Assam,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
4K Assam children want their issues to be part of political parties' manifestos
Guwahati, Nov 20 (IANS) As Assam gears up for the Assembly elections scheduled next year, over 4,000 children from 17 of the 33 districts of the state have put forward a manifesto of their issues and recommendations for the political parties to include them in their respective manifestos, a UNICEF release said on Friday.
2020-11-20
Category: India, Assam,National,Human Interest/Society
Cong agenda 'separatist' in J&K, 'communal' in Assam: Minister
Guwahati, Nov 19 (IANS) The Congress is actively playing with a "dangerous separatist agenda" in Jammu and Kashmir and following "communal agenda" in Assam threatening India's sovereignty, unity and integrity, said Assam Minister and senior BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday.
2020-11-19
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Editors Guild shares deep concern with Assam CM over attacks on scribes
Guwahati, Nov 19 (IANS) The Editors Guild of India (EGI) on Thursday expressed serious concern over the growing incidents of violence against journalists in Assam.
2020-11-19
Category: India, Assam,National,Media,Politics
Security to be beefed up along inter-state borders in NE
Guwahati/Aizawl/Silchar (Assam), Nov 18 (IANS) In wake of troubles on their inter-state borders, Assam and its neighbouring states have decided to further intensify vigil in these areas, officials said on Wednesday.
2020-11-18
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
11 fake Army jawans held from Guwahati airport being grilled
Guwahati, Nov 18 (IANS) Senior Assam Police officials on Wednesday started interrogating the 11 fake Army jawans, who were arrested on Tuesday from the Guwahati airport area, an official said.
2020-11-18
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Tribals' council in Assam to go to polls next month, Guv rule extend in Tripura council
Guwahati/Agartala, Nov 17 (IANS) The crucial elections to the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) in Assam would be held next month while the Governors rule was extended for another six months in the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) after its six-month tenure expired on Tuesday, officials said.
2020-11-17
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
26 held for embezzlement of scholarship funds in Assam
Guwahati, Nov 16 (IANS) The CID in Assam has so far arrested 26 people from four Assam districts for reported embezzlement of pre-matric scholarship funds for minority students worth about Rs 10 crore for the past two financial years, officials said on Monday.
2020-11-16
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Thousands bid farewell to Assam braveheart martyred in J&K
Guwahati/Agartala, Nov 16 (IANS) The Indian Army on Monday offered full military honours during the last rites of Havildar Hardhan Chandra Roy, who was martyred in the unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday.
2020-11-16
Category: India, Assam,National,Defence/Security
IIT-G develops method to transform industrial wastes into chemicals
Guwahati, Nov 16 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT-G) on Monday said its researchers have formulated efficient 'pincer' catalytic systems that transform industrial/biomass wastes into valuable chemicals.
2020-11-16
Category: India, Assam,Technology
Assam's blowout well successfully killed, fire fully doused: OIL
Guwahati, Nov 15 (IANS) After nearly six months, state-owned Oil India Ltd's (OIL) blowout well in Assam's Tinsukia district has been successfully "killed" and the 160-day-long fire there was doused completely on Sunday, officials said.
2020-11-15
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Senegalese-Kenyan couple held in Assam for illegal entry
Silchar (Assam), Nov 14 (IANS) A Senegalese-Kenyan couple was arrested by the police from a Guwahati-bound passenger bus in southern Assams Karimganj for illegally entering into India from Bangladesh, the police said on Saturday night.
2020-11-14
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Assam's braveheart among 4 martyred soldiers in J&K
Guwahati, Nov 14 (IANS) A young armyman from western Assams Dhubri district was among the four Indian Army personnel martyred in the unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday.
2020-11-14
Category: India, Assam,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Quakes hit Assam, no damage reported
Guwahati, Nov 13 (IANS) Separate moderate earthquakes measuring 3.7 and 2.8 on the Richter scales hit two central Assam districts on Friday, officials said.
2020-11-14
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
ULFA cadres' surrender to facilitate peace in NE: Army, police
Guwahati/Shillong, Nov 12 (IANS) The surrender of top ULFA (I) leader Drishti Rajkhowa and four other dreaded cadres of the outfit would facilitate to establish peace in the northeast region and prevent fresh recruitment, army and police officials said on Thursday.
2020-11-12
Category: India, Assam,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Compounder held for declaring child's death in Assam
Guwahati, Nov 9 (IANS) After high drama, the compounder of a tea garden hospital in northeastern Assam was arrested on Monday for declaring the death of a child in the absence of a doctor, the police said.
2020-11-09
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
With schools shut in most of NE, Army comes forward to teach
Guwahati, Nov 8 (IANS) Apart from defending the frontiers, fighting terrorists, and undertaking rescue missions in emergencies, the Indian Army has now launched coaching for students in the northeast region as educational institutions remain shut for over seven months now due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-11-08
Category: India, Assam,National,Defence/Security,Education
1,494 Indians among top 2% scientists in world: Stanford
Guwahati, Nov 7 (IANS) Twenty-two faculty members and researchers of Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati (IIT-G) and seven faculty members of Tezpur University are among 1,494 Indian scientists who featured in a list of top 2 per cent of the world scientists.
2020-11-07
Category: India, Assam,National,Science/Tech
Assam police probing 'pro-Pakistan' sloganeering, AIUDF denies charge
Guwahati/Silchar, Nov 6 (IANS) With Assam Finance and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma asserting on Friday that pro-Pakistan sloganeering by some persons at southern Assam's Silchar airport would be probed, police officials in Guwahati and Silchar confirmed that they were investigating the matter.
2020-11-06
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Difficulty of bureaucratic reforms in Haryana
A river can erode the biggest boulder in its path, but it does not stop or wait for the erosion, it flows around the rock. Over time, the boulder breaks down and disintegrates as dust to flow with the river. Reforms have to be like a river, they have to flow around the obstacles they cannot stop because of them. The best time for reforms is a crisis.
2020-11-06
Category: India, Assam,National,Opinion/Commentary
Central forces being deployed on Assam-Mizoram border as row on
Guwahati/Silchar (Assam), Aizawl, Nov 6 (IANS) Central Paramilitary Force (CPMF) personnel are being deployed along the Assam-Mizoram border as the 10-day-long tension in these areas persisted on Friday.
2020-11-06
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Drugs worth Rs 16.50 cr seized in Assam, Mizoram, 3 held (Ld)
Silchar (Assam)/Aizawl, Nov 5 (IANS) The security personnel have seized a huge cache of drugs valued at Rs 16.50 crore in southern Assam and adjoining Mizoram and arrested three persons, officials said on Thursday.
2020-11-05
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Democracy attacked: NE CMs condemn Arnab Goswami's arrest
Guwahati/Agartala, Nov 4 (IANS) The Chief Ministers of several northeastern states on Wednesday condemned the arrest of Republic TV Editor in Chief Arnab Goswami in Mumbai, terming the action as "a black-day for Indian democracy" and an attack on "free speech and democracy".
2020-11-04
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
NE's 14th airport to start commercial operation from Jan
Guwahati, Nov 3 (IANS) With commercial operations from the re-developed Rupsi airport expected to begin from January, Assam would get its seventh airport and the northeast its 14th, boosting air connectivity to the region, officials said on Tuesday.
2020-11-03
Category: India, Assam,Business/Economy
Assam to utilise Israeli technologies to boost agriculture
Guwahati, Nov 2 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday laid the foundation stone of the Indo-Israeli Centre of Excellence for Vegetables Protected Cultivation, intended to boost agricultural activities with the help of the latest Israeli technologies.
2020-11-02
Category: India, Assam,National,Diplomacy,Politics
42 Bangladeshi nationals deported from Assam
Silchar (Assam), Nov 2 (IANS) With the help of the BSF, the Assam Police on Monday deported 42 Bangladeshi nationals, including women and children, who had entered India illegally, police said.
2020-11-02
Category: India, Assam,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Schools reopen in Assam, other NE states undecided
Guwahati/Agartala, Nov 2 (IANS) The educational institutions in Assam reopened on Monday after more than seven months, while the other northeastern states are yet to decide on the resumption of classes in schools on a regular basis, officials said.
2020-11-02
Category: India, Assam,National,Education
Ex-Assam CM Tarun Gogoi put on ventilator support in Guwahati
Guwahati, Nov 2 (IANS) Nine days after his discharge from a hospital after he recovered from the Covid-19 infection, former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has been admitted to a hospital and put on ventilator support after the veteran Congress leader's health condition deteriorated, hospital sources said on Monday.
2020-11-02
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
5 members of 'debt-ridden' Assam family commit suicide
Guwahati, Nov 2 (IANS) Five members of a "debt-ridden" family, including four women, allegedly committed suicide at their home in Assam's Kokrajhar district, police said on Monday.
2020-11-02
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Assam govt to set up 119 model high schools at tea garden areas
Guwahati, Nov 1 (IANS) The Assam government has decided to build 119 model high schools at tea garden areas of the state at a cost of Rs 142.50 crore, state's Education and Finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Sunday.
2020-11-01
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Proposal to set up museum for Muslims in Assam sparks debate
Guwahati, Oct 31 (IANS) A Congress MLA's proposal to set up a museum for the Muslims living in Char Anchal (riverine area) at the famous Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra, sparked a debate in Assam with the state's powerful Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday saying that once the BJP is voted back to power the legislator would be sent to jail.
2020-10-31
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Educational institutions in Assam to reopen on Nov 2
Guwahati, Oct 31 (IANS) The educational institutions in Assam are set to reopen next week with strict Covid-19 guidelines after over seven months of closure, officials said on Saturday.
2020-10-31
Category: India, Assam,National,Education
JEE scam: Assam Police launch manhunt to nab co-conspirators
Guwahati, Oct 30 (IANS) The Assam Police have launched a manhunt to nab the owner of a coaching institute and an employee of an IT company in connection with the scam in the Joint Entrance Examination (Mains) in which five people have already been arrested for using a proxy to appear in the test in September on behalf of a candidate, who secured 99.8 per cent marks, the police said on Friday.
2020-10-30
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Highway to Mizoram stays blocked as Aizawl refuses to pull back
Silchar (Assam)/Aizawl, Oct 30 (IANS) The trouble along the Assam-Mizoram border took a turn for the worse on Friday as the Mizoram government announced that it is not withdrawing its security personnel from the disputed areas.
2020-10-30
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Jishnu Barua named new Assam Chief Secretary
Guwahati, Oct 30 (IANS) Jishnu Barua, who is currently serving as the Additional Chief Secretary, has been appointed as the new Chief Secretary of Assam on Friday replacing Kumar Sanjay Krishna, who will retire on Saturday, a government notification said.
2020-10-30
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
NE border row: Protesters block highway to Mizoram for 2nd day
Silchar/Aizawl, Oct 29 (IANS) The Assam-Mizoram border trouble continued for the second day on Thursday as the agitators in southern Assam refused to withdraw their blockade of National Highway 306, the lifeline of Mizoram, demanding the withdrawal of its security personnel from Assam's territory.
2020-10-29
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Gauhati HC seeks affidavit on how ineligible people registered names in NRC
Guwahati, Oct 29 (IANS) The Gauhati High Court has asked the NRC state coordinator to file a comprehensive affidavit within three weeks detailing how a section of ineligible people managed to include their names in the National Register of Citizens (NRC) published on August 31 last year, a court official said on Thursday.
2020-10-29
Category: India, Assam,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Animal skins smuggling racket busted in Assam, three held
Guwahati, Oct 29 (IANS) Assam forest officials have busted a racket in the illegal trade of animal skins and bones and arrested three poachers, officials said on Thursday.
2020-10-29
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Assam police nab 5, constitute SIT to probe entrance test scam
Guwahati, Oct 29 (IANS) The Assam police has constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe a scam in the Joint Entrance Examination (Mains) in which five people were arrested for using a proxy to appear in the test in September on behalf of a candidate, who secured 99.8 per cent marks, police said on Thursday.
2020-10-29
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Border row resurfaces, Assam agitators block highway to Mizoram
Silchar (Assam)/Aizawl, Oct 28 (IANS) A week after the fortnight-long Assam-Mizoram border dispute was purportedly resolved, the issue resurfaced on Wednesday as agitators in Assam blocked National Highway 306, the life-line of Mizoram, demanding the state withdraw its security personnel from Assam's territory.
2020-10-28
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Southwest monsoon finally departs from northeast region
Guwahati/Agartala, Oct 28 (IANS) After two weeks delay, the southwest monsoon finally withdrew on Wednesday from the entire northeast, officials said.
2020-10-28
Category: India, Assam,National,Environment/Wildlife