After several incidents and tension for several months over the border dispute, six Assam Police personnel and a civilian were killed and around 60 people were injured in firing and clashes between the police and civilians of the two states on July 26.
Meanwhile, the Ganga basin comprising large parts of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand & West Bengal has been witnessing continuous flooding due to the combined effect of river runoff from Yamuna and northern tributaries of Ganga, including those coming from Nepal.
Paying tributes to five killed policemen, he announced a government job and Rs 50 lakh as compensation to their next of kin and Rs one lakh for the 42 policemen and civilians injured in the border firing and clashes.
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and his Mizoram counterpart Zoramthanga, in a series of tweets, sought to blame each other's officials for the situation, while calling on Amit Shah to urgently intervene to control the situation.
Sonia Gandhi appointed Bhupen Bora as the President of Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC). While Loken Singh has been appointed as the interim President of the state party unit till a full time President is appointed for Manipur.
The entire money goes outside Assam, without payment of any tax or anything going to the state exchequer, Sarma said, while stressing that the money used by addicts to procure the drugs comes at the cost of well being of families.
Attending the World Environment Day programme at Gandhi Mandap in Guwahati, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the state government has decided to upgrade Raimona Sanctuary in BTR (Bodoland Territorial Region) to a national park.
As many as 18 elephants were killed in lightning strikes at a forest in Nagaon district of Assam on Thursday. Preliminary investigation reveals that the jumbos were killed due to electrocution caused by lightning, however, the exact reason will be known only after post-mortem.
The preliminary investigation found that the jumbos were killed due to electrocution caused by lightning, but the exact reason will be known only after post-mortem, which will be done on Friday
Himanta Biswa Sarma was on Monday sworn-in as the 15th Chief Minister of Assam, a day after he was named as the leader of the BJP legislative party in the state. Sarma was administered the oath of office by Governor Jagdish Mukhi at Srimanta Sankardeva Kalakshetra in Guwahati. BJP national President JP Nadda, former CM Sarbananda Sonowal, Chief Ministers from other NE states, BJP national vice-president Jay Panda and a host of top dignitaries were present in the hour-long swearing-in-ceremony. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and many top leaders wished Biswa after Biswa took charge as the Assam CM.
Himanta Biswa Sarma was on Monday sworn-in as the 15th Chief Minister of Assam, a day after he was named as the leader of the newly-elected BJP legislators in the state.
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Voting began across 475 seats in West Bengal, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Puducherry today, at 7 am. Polling begins for 31 seats in third phase of Bengal elections Polling…
New Delhi: The Election Commission on Friday ordered repoll at a polling station in the Ratabari Assembly seat of Assam after the EVM was found in a BJP candidate’s vehicle on Thursday evening. The EC in its order said: “The presiding officer and 3 other officials have been placed under suspension. Although the seals of […]
Karimganj: Violence broke out in Karimganj district of Assam on Thursday night after a mob spotted a BJP candidate’s vehicle being used to take a polled EVM to the strong room, forcing the police to fire in the air to bring the situation under control. The vehicle of the polling party of Indira MV School […]
Guwahati: Campaigning ended on Tuesday for the second phase of polling in Assam on Thursday for 39 of the 126 Assembly constituencies where the fate of 345 candidates, including 26 women aspirants, will be decided. The second phase of elections would be held mostly in central and southern Assam and the seats include six reserved […]
Bhubaneswar: A low pressure area is likely to develop over southeast Bay of Bengal (BoB) and adjoining South Andaman Sea in the next 48 hours , the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Monday. At present, a cyclonic circulation lay over southeast Bay of Bengal and the neighbourhood with vertical extension up to 4.5 km […]
Kolkata: Eight hours after voting began for Assembly polls on Saturday, West Bengal seems to be showing an unprecedented enthusiasm for the electoral exercise, with around 55.76 per cent voter turnout already recorded in the first phase of polling. More than half of the 73 lakh electorate in the 30 Assembly constituencies had already cast […]
New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has released a list of ‘Star Campaigners’ for West Bengal and Assam Assembly polls. Prime Minister NArendra Modi will lead the party’s campaign in both the states. Actor Mithun Chakraborty, who joined the BJP at the Prime Minister’s rally on Sunday, has been made one of the star […]
Guwahati: 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. While speaking at an impressive public gathering at Silapathar in eastern Assam’s Dhemaji district, the Prime Minister said that the Centre and Assam government are working together for the all-round […]
Guwahati: 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. The Assam government had removed the additional cess of Rs 5 levied on both the fuels last year at the peak of Covid-19 pandemic. While presenting the […]