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Amit Shah in Assam on Thursday, to address two rallies
Guwahati, Feb 24 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah will visit poll-bound Assam on Thursday to attend two religious events and address public gatherings in Nagaon and Karbi Anglong districts.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
AFSPA extended for 6 months in Assam
Guwahati, Feb 24 (IANS) Months before the Assembly polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government in Assam on Wednesday extended the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (AFSPA), in the state for six more months beyond February 27, an official said.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Assam Guv requests Bangladesh envoy to boost bilateral trade, biz
Guwahati, Feb 24 (IANS) Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Muhammad Imran on Tuesday met Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi and discussed various bilateral issues and the latter requested the envoy to enhance mutual trade and business, Raj Bhavan officials said.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Top terrorist, 1,039 others lay down arms in Assam
Guwahati, Feb 23 (IANS) In a significant development ahead of the Assembly elections in Assam, 1,040 militants belonging to five extremist outfits led by wanted terrorist leader Ingti Kathar Songbijit surrendered on Tuesday at a ceremony here in the presence of Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.
2021-02-23
Category: India, Assam,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Ambulance catches fire in Guwahati, patient, 2 others escape
Guwahati, Feb 23 (IANS) An ambulance caught fire due to a technical snag in the Kahilipara area of Guwahati on Tuesday while a patient was being taken to the hospital, the police said.
2021-02-23
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP nominee from Assam elected to Rajya Sabha unopposed
Guwahati, Feb 23 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party gained a member in the Rajya Sabha from Assam with its nominee Biswajit Daimary on Monday getting elected unopposed to the Upper House of Parliament, officials said.
2021-02-23
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Modi is a 'migratory bird' for Assam, say Oppn leaders
Guwahati, Feb 23 (IANS) The Congress-led Mahagathbandhan (grand alliance) in Assam on Monday called Prime Minister Narendra Modi a 'migratory bird' who visits the state occasionally, but fails to solve the basic problems and forgets to implement the poll promises.
2021-02-23
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
PM launches 5 mega projects in Assam worth Rs 3,222 crore (Ld)
Guwahati, Feb 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday dedicated to the nation Rs 3,222 crore five mega gas and oil based projects and education in Assam.
2021-02-22
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
PM hints EC to give poll dates in March first week
Guwahati, Feb 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday hinted that the dates for Assembly elections in Assam and other states are expected to be announced by the Election Commission in the first week of March.
2021-02-22
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
India's growth engine to be powered by Assam, NE: PM
Guwahati, Feb 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that India's growth engine would be further boosted with the development of Assam and the northeastern region.
2021-02-22
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
ULFA 'defers' action on Quippo employees
Guwahati, Feb 22 (IANS) The separatist United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) says it has 'deferred action' against two employees of hydrocarbon company Quippo Oil & Gas Infrastructure Ltd who were kidnapped in December by their armed cadres.
2021-02-22
Category: India, Assam,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Despite pleas, fate of two oil company staffs hangs in balance
Guwahati, Feb 21 (IANS) Despite appeal from different quarters, the fate of the two hostages of a Delhi-based private oil company -- who were kidnapped two months ago -- is still hanging in balance as even the Assam Police as well as Arunachal Pradesh are clueless over their latest position.
2021-02-22
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Northeast India's first 'Kargil Vijay Smarak' in Assam
Silchar (Assam), Feb 21 (IANS) A 'Kargil Vijay Smarak' was unveiled in southern Assam's Silchar town to remember the Indian Army martyrs in the Kargil war against Pakistan in 1999.
2021-02-21
Category: India, Assam,National,Defence/Security
Cong says BJP looting in name of taxes, launches stir in Assam
Guwahati, Feb 21 (IANS) Ahead of the Assam polls, the opposition Congress on Sunday launched agitations in all the 34 districts of the state to protest against the rising fuel prices.
2021-02-21
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
ULFA drags kidnapped oilmen into Myanmar
Guwahati, Feb 21 (IANS) The separatist United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) seems to have shifted two kidnapped employees of hydrocarbon company Quippo Oil & Gas Infrastructure Ltd across the border into Myanmar.
2021-02-21
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Terrorism
Include NE history, culture in curriculum, CMs at NITI Aayog meet
Guwahati/Itanagar/Shillong, Feb 20 (IANS) The Chief Ministers of northeastern states while addressing the NITI Aayog's sixth Governing Council meeting on virtual platform, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday, stressed to incorporate history, traditions and culture of the northeastern region in the national education curriculum so that students across the country know better about the region.
2021-02-20
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Ahead of polls, BJP hikes daily wages of tea garden workers in Assam
Guwahati, Feb 20 (IANS) Ahead of the Assembly elections in Assam, the BJP-led state government on Saturday increased the daily wages of scores of tea garden workers from Rs 167 to Rs 217 per day, officials said.
2021-02-20
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Assam minister urges ULFA-I to release 2 oil company staff
Guwahati/Itanagar, Feb 19 (IANS) A senior Assam minister on Friday urged terror outfit ULFA-I to release the two hostages of a Delhi based private oil company -- who were kidnapped in December last year -- even as the police of both Assam and Arunachal Pradesh remained clueless over the fate of the duo.
2021-02-20
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Govt keen to utilise more technologies in farming sector: Tomar
Guwahati, Feb 19 (IANS) Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Friday said that the government is keen to use more technology in farming so that the farmers can get more price from their produce.
2021-02-19
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Army rescues 447 tourists in Nathu-La after snowstorm
Guwahati, Feb 19 (IANS) The army has rescued 447 tourists stuck at snow-bound Nathu-La near the India-China border in Sikkim following a snowstorm, defence officials said on Friday.
2021-02-19
Category: India, Assam,National,Defence/Security
Govt ready to talk to farmers on 3 farms laws: Tomar
Guwahati, Feb 19 (IANS) Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said here on on Thursday that the Central government is willing to talk to the farmers protesting against the three farm laws, and denied any link between BJPs loss in the Punjab civic polls and the farmers' protest over the farm legislations.
2021-02-19
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
PM virtually launches Rs 15K cr connectivity projects for N-E
Guwahati, Feb 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually launched several connectivity projects costing Rs 15,000 cr in Assam on Thursday. He said that these projects would not only boost trade, economy and industrialisation but also open a new chapter for the tourism industry in the northeastern region.
2021-02-18
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Assam and NE region will be hub of East-Asia: PM Modi (ld)
Guwahati, Feb 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that with the launching of a huge number of connectivity projects, Assam and the northeast region would emerge as the hub of East-Asia.
2021-02-18
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
2 scribes held, 3 others detained for maligning Assam minister
Guwahati, Feb 18 (IANS) Two journalists of an online news portal were arrested while three others were detained on Wednesday for their reported attempt to slander Assam minister and senior BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma after they shared a photo of the minister along with his daughter with a "malicious intent", the police said.
2021-02-18
Category: India, Assam,National,Media,Politics
Rhino kills forest guard in Kaziranga National Park
Guwahati, Feb 17 (IANS) A forest guard was killed when a rhino from the Kaziranga National Park attacked him in Assam's Golaghat district on Wednesday, officials said.
2021-02-17
Category: India, Assam,National,Environment/Wildlife
Quake shakes Assam, no damage reported
Guwahati, Feb 17 (IANS) A moderate earthquake, measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale, was recorded Assam's Sonitpur district on Wednesday, the National Centre for Seismology (NCS) said.
2021-02-17
Category: India, Assam,National,Environment/Wildlife
Assam Congress to collect 50L 'gamochas' with anti-CAA messages
Guwahati, Feb 17 (IANS) Before the Assembly elections in Assam, Congress leaders and workers will visit every house in the state and collect 50 lakh 'gamochas' to intensify its campaign against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, party leaders said on Wednesday.
2021-02-17
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
After Assam, Meghalaya slashes petrol/diesel prices by up to Rs 5.54 per litre
Guwahati, Feb 16 (IANS) After Assam, the government in neighbouring Meghalaya on Tuesday announced a reduction of prices by at least Rs 5.54 per litre on petrol and diesel.
2021-02-16
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Cong to build anti-CAA memorial if it comes to power in Assam
Guwahati, Feb 16 (IANS) Ahead of the Assembly elections in Assam, taking a tough stance on the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, the Congress on Tuesday announced that the party if elected would build a memorial to commemorate the martyrdom of anti-CAA protestors, who sacrificed their lives to save 'Assamese pride'.
2021-02-16
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Despite Covid pandemic, Kaziranga attracts 1.11L tourists
Guwahati, Feb 16 (IANS) The Covid-19 pandemic and the ensuing lockdown could not dampen the spirit of 1.11 lakh tourists, including 175 foreigners, from visiting the UNESCO world heritage site Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve (KNP & TR), considered as one of the best conserved wildlife reserves in the country.
2021-02-16
Category: India, Assam,National,Environment/Wildlife
Efforts are on for more foreign investment in Assam: Jaishankar
Guwahati, Feb 15 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.Jaishankar on Monday said that the government has been trying to develop infrastructure and connectivity, besides enabling the environment in Assam to attract more foreign investment, particularly the Japanese investors.
2021-02-15
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Corporates will grab Rs 80 lakh cr agribusiness: Rahul on farm laws (Ld)
Sibsagar, Feb 14 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday claimed that the three new central farm laws will help corporates and rich people grab agribusiness worth Rs 80 lakh crore in India.
2021-02-14
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Corporates will grab Rs 80 lakh cr agribusiness: Rahul on farm laws
Guwahati, Feb 14 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi claimed on Sunday that the three new central farm laws will help corporates and rich people grab agribusiness worth Rs 80 lakh crore in India.
2021-02-14
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Two workers die at railway construction site in Assam
Guwahati, Feb 13 (IANS) Two workers died and seven others injured when they were engaged in an earth-cutting work for constructing the railway's Road Under Bridge (RUB) in the Guwahati-Lumding section on Saturday, officials said.
2021-02-14
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Assam Congress slams transfer of black panthers to private zoo in Gujarat
Guwahati, Feb 13 (IANS) The opposition Congress in Assam on Saturday strongly condemned the transfer of two black panthers from the Assam State Zoo to a private zoo in Gujarat.
2021-02-13
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Assam-Mizoram border row: Tension on; fresh troubles discussed in Assembly
Guwahati/Aizawl, Feb 13 (IANS) The Assam Assembly on Friday discussed the Assam-Mizoram border disputes even as tension prevailed in the villages along the borders of the two northeastern states following the violent incidents on Tuesday and Wednesday.
2021-02-13
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Congress in Assam launches Bus Yatras ahead of polls
Guwahati, Feb 12 (IANS) To reach out to the people before the Assembly elections, the Congress in Assam on Friday launched the 'Bus Yatras' named 'Axom Basaon Ahok' (Let's Save Assam).
2021-02-12
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Prices of petrol, diesel, liquor slashed in Assam
Guwahati, Feb 12 (IANS) Petrol and diesel will become cheaper by Rs 5 in Assam from Friday midnight, while the 25 per cent additional cess on liquor will also be removed.
2021-02-12
Category: India, Assam,Business/Economy
Assembly ruckus forces Assam Guv to cut short speech
Guwahati, Feb 11 (IANS) The last Budget session of the Assam Assembly ahead of the April-May elections, got off to a tempestuous start on Thursday, with the Opposition MLAs displaying placards over various issues and trooping into the well of the House, forcing Governor Jagdish Mukhi to cut short his customary speech.
2021-02-11
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Dibrugarh varsity VC suspended after allegations of financial misdeed
Guwahati, Feb 11 (IANS) Dibrugarh University Vice-Chancellor (VC) Prof. Ranjit Tamuli was suspended by Governor Jagadish Mukhi on Thursday following allegations of financial irregularities and misuse of public funds, Raj Bhawan officials said.
2021-02-11
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Ahead of Assam & Bengal polls, Shah meets Koch-Rajbongshi 'Maharaja'
Guwahati, Feb 11 (IANS) With eye on assembly polls in Assam and West Bengal, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday met influential Koch-Rajbongshi leader 'Maharaj' Ananta Rai and spent about an hour at his home in western Assam's Chirang district bordering Bhutan.
2021-02-11
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Ace athlete Hima Das to be appointed DSP of Assam Police
Guwahati, Feb 10 (IANS) Ace sprinter Hima Das will be appointed as the Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) in Assam Police, for her outstanding contributions in various national and international athletic meets, officials said on Wednesday.
2021-02-10
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Assam man gets death sentence for rape, murder of minor girl
Guwahati, Feb 10 (IANS) A district court in Assams Hojai district on Wednesday sentenced a man to death for raping and murdering a four-year-old girl a year ago.
2021-02-10
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Eye on polls, Shah to meet influential community head in Assam
Guwahati, Feb 10 (IANS) To woo the Koch-Rajbongshi votes in poll-bound Assam and West Bengal, Union Home Minister Amit Shah would meet 'Maharaj' Ananta Rai on Thursday, who claims to be a successor of the erstwhile Koch-Rajbongshi royal dynasty and an influential superior of the community.
2021-02-10
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Bus yatras will show that Congress stands with people of Assam: Sushmita
Guwahati, Feb 10 (IANS) With the planned bus yatras ahead of the Assembly polls in Assam, the Congress intends to connect with the people in the remotest parts directly to give them a sense that the party stands with them to save the northeastern state from the policies of the BJP.
2021-02-10
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
National Junior Athletics: Devadiga, Ancy win u-20 200m races
Guwahati, Feb 10 (IANS) Abhin Bhaskar Devadiga of Karnataka and Ancy Sojan of Kerala turned in smart running on the bend to claim the under-20 men and women's 200m crowns respectively on the final day of the 36th National Junior Athletics Championships at the Sarusajai Stadium here on Wednesday.
2021-02-10
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Athletics
10 hurt, 20 houses burnt in fresh trouble along Assam-Mizoram border
Silchar/Aizawl, Feb 10 (IANS) In fresh trouble along the Assam-Mizoram borders, at least 10 people were injured and around 20 houses were burnt down by 'unknown miscreants', forcing the authorities to deploy huge contingent of security forces in the area, officials said on Wednesday.
2021-02-10
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Defence/Security
Ahead of Assam polls, Cong launches video contest on biggest issues
Guwahati, Feb 9 (IANS) Months ahead of the Assembly polls in Assam, the main opposition Congress on Tuesday launched a 10-day video contest on social media, asking people to post a two-minute video on the biggest issues and problems of the state.
2021-02-09
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Ntl Jr Athletics: Munita sets new 10,000m race walk record
Guwahati, Feb 9 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh's Munita Prajapati came into her own in scripting a new national record in the under-20 women's 10,000m race walk with a fine victory on the penultimate day of the 36th National Junior Athletics Championships at the Sarusajai Stadium here on Tuesday. It helped her overcome the pain of being beaten to third place a fortnight ago.
2021-02-09
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Cricket
Waterfowl numbers up 173%, species rise to 112 in Assam's Kaziranga
Guwahati, Feb 9 (IANS) The number of waterfowl in Assam's world-famous Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve (KNP & TR) in the latest census increased by 173 per cent and the species' numbers rose to 112 from 99, officials said on Tuesday.
2021-02-09
Category: India, Assam,National,Environment/Wildlife