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Assembly Polls 2021: Mamata Powers TMC To Win Bengal, BJP Returns In Assam & LDF In Kerala

New Delhi: Mamata Banerjee rode the BJP challenge to take her Trinamool Congress to triumph for a third consecutive term in West Bengal on Sunday while the BJP was set…

West Bengal Elections 2021: BJP Releases Names Of 157 Candidates
BJP-Led NDA Heading To Retain Power In Assam 2nd Time In A Row

Guwahati: The ruling BJP-led NDA is heading to retain power in Assam for the second time in a row as the alliance is leading in 68 seats in the 126-member…

CVoter Exit Poll: NDA, UPA Poised For Photo-Finish In Assam; LDF To Retain In Kerala
CVoter Exit Poll: NDA, UPA Poised For Photo-Finish In Assam; LDF To Retain In Kerala

New Delhi: Assam is heading for a photo-finish in the Assembly elections with the UPA looking poised to close the gap with the ruling NDA. As per the CVoter Exit…

Three ONGC Employees Abducted In Assam

New Delhi: Three employees of state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) were abducted by unknown armed militants from a rig site in Assam on Wednesday, the company said. The…

Assembly Polls 2021: Voting On 475 Seats Begins In Bengal, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Puducherry

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…

Assam EVM Row: Presiding Officer Suspended, Re-Poll Ordered By EC

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 […]

Violence In Assam's Karimganj After EVM Found In BJP Candidate's Car

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 […]

Assam Elections 2021: Campaigning Ends For Second Phase, Polling On Thursday
Assam Elections 2021: Campaigning Ends For Second Phase, Polling On Thursday

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 […]

Low Pressure Over Southeast Bay Of Bengal In Next 48 Hours: IMD

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 […]

55.76% Polling In Bengal In 8 hours, 62.09% In Assam
55.76% Polling In Bengal In 8 hours, 62.09% In Assam

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 […]

BJP Releases List Of Star Campaigner For Bengal, Assam

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 […]

PM Modi Launches 5 Mega Projects Worth Rs 3,222 Crore In Assam

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 […]

Prices Of Petrol, Diesel, Liquor Drastically Slashed In This North-Eastern State, Check Details

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 […]

Pm Modi at Sivsagar in Assam
PM Modi Attacks Previous Assam Govts For Failing To Protect Land Rights Of Indigenous People

Sivasagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday castigated the previous governments in Assam for depriving its lakhs of poor indigenous people of their land rights. The BJP-led government in the state is committed to ensuring that the indigenous people have legal rights over their land, Modi said, after launching a drive to give ownership certificates […]

Numaligarh Refinery's Rs 949 Cr Plan To Boost Capacity, Lay Pipelines To Odisha, Bengal

Guwahati: The state-owned Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) in Assam has undertaken an ambitious Rs 949 crore plan to augment its capacity and lay 2,200 km of crude oil pipeline from the Paradip port in Odisha to Numaligarh, and product pipeline from Numaligarh to Siliguri in West Bengal, officials said on Saturday. A senior NRL official […]

Assam BJP In-Charge Baijayant Panda Reaches Guwahati For Party Programmes

Guwahati: The new in-charge (Prabhari) of Bharatiya Janata Party’s Assam unit, Baijayant Panda was accorded a hearty welcome by party leaders and workers soon after his arrival at Lokpriya Gopinath Borodoloi International Airport in Guwahati on Wednesday. He was accompanied by the deputy in-charge Pawan Sharma. Both the leaders were greeted by BJP Assam President […]

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Our United Efforts Will Bear Fruits In Delhi, Assam: Jay Panda

New Delhi: Following a resounding victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the recently concluded Manipur by-elections, party national vice-president Baijayant Jay Panda has turned his attention to Delhi and Assam where he has been appointed as the party’s State in-charge. Speaking to OTV on the new responsibility the party has bestowed on him, […]

Odisha's Jagannath Seth Plays Pivotal Role In International Movie 'Semkhor'
Odisha's Jagannath Seth Plays Pivotal Role In International Movie 'Semkhor'

Bargarh: A youth from Odisha will be seen in a lead role in an international movie ‘Semkhor’- based on the life of the indigenous Dimasa tribe of Assam, a north-eastern state of India. 34-year-old Jagannath Seth of Mohanapali village under Padampur block of Bargarh district will portray the character of a Dimasa tribal man who […]

Doctor's 'Ghungroo' Dance To Cheer Up COVID-19 Patients Wins Hearts

Assam: A video of a doctor on COVID-19 duty, dancing in a protective suit to cheer up patients at a hospital in Assam, is winning praise from all quarters. The video is of Dr Arup Senapati, a surgeon who works at Assam’s Silchar Medical College. The ENT surgeon is winning hearts with his dance performance […]

Weather: Monsoon rainfall flood-hit zone
Over 2.83 Lakh People Still Affected By Assam Flood

Guwahati: Though some respite in rain has led to a further improvement in the flood situation in Assam, 2.83 lakh people in eight of the state’s 33 districts were still affected as on Wednesday, disaster management officials said. Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) officials said that of the affected people, 2,08,481 people were in […]

Assam's Only Woman CM Syeda Anwara Taimur Passes Away

Guwahati: Syeda Anwara Taimur, the only woman Chief Minister of Assam, died in Australia after a prolonged illness on Monday. She was 84. Family sources in Guwahati said that Taimur, Chief Minister from December 6, 1980 to June 30, 1981, was residing in Australia with her son for the past few years. A teacher of […]

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Assam flood deteriorates, affects 2.25 lakh people in 9 districts

Guwahati: The ongoing third wave of floods in Assam further deteriorated on Sunday with 2.25 lakh people affected in nine districts, officials said. Officials of Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said that around 10,000 hectares of crop land in 219 villages under nine districts have been inundated. “Hundreds of people have taken shelter in […]

Assam Flood: Death Toll Reaches 105, Over 27.64 Lakh People Affected

Guwahati: Flood-related incidents claimed three more lives in Assam, where the deluge has hit 27.64 lakh people in 26 of the 33 districts and destroyed houses, crops, roads and bridges at several places. Two persons died in Barpeta and one person in South Salmara district, taking the death toll to 105, including 26 in landslides, […]

Assam Flood Affects 11 Lakh People In 18 Districts, Death Toll Rises To 37

Guwahati: With two more fresh deaths on Saturday, the toll in the ongoing current wave of Assam floods has increased to 37. The situation, however, has largely improved in seven districts even as 11 lakh people in 18 of the state’s 33 districts have been affected, officials said. The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) […]

Assam Flood Worsens Affecting Nearly 9.3 Lakh People, Deaths Climb To 18

Guwahati: The flood situation in Assam worsened further on Sunday with two more persons losing their lives in the deluge which affected nearly 9.3 lakh people in 23 districts, the State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said. According to the ASDMA daily flood report, one person died at Jonai revenue circle of Dhemaji district and another […]