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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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) […]

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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 […]

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Army To Build Bridge To Help Douse Assam Oil Well Fire

Guwahati: The army has started to build a 150-metre bridge over a water body to facilitate technical works to control gas leakage and oil well fire in the Tinsukia district of Assam, according to officials, here on Wednesday. In view of the urgency of the situation, Tinsukia District Deputy Commissioner Bhaskar Pegu requested the army […]

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Assam Landslides: 20 Dead & Several Injured In Series Of Landslides

Silchar: At least 20 people, including three children, were killed in three separate landslides in southern Assam on Tuesday, officials said. According to the district administration officials, among the dead seven each were reported from each in Cachar and Hailakandi, and six from Karimganj. Several others were also injured. Officials said that in Cachar district’s […]

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Govt allows conditional inter-state movement of stranded people

New Delhi: Migrant workers, tourists, students and other people stranded in different parts of the country were on Wednesday allowed to move to their respective destinations with certain conditions, giving a big relief to the distressed people. In an order, Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla said buses shall be used for transport of such groups […]

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Govt Signs Accord With NDFB, ABSU To Resolve Bodo Issue

New Delhi: The government on Monday signed an accord with the National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB), one of the dreaded insurgent groups of Assam, providing political and economic bonanza sans a separate state or Union Territory. The All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU), which has been spearheading a movement for a Bodoland state since 1972, […]

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Over 240 Tribal Militants Lay Down Arms In Assam

Silchar (Assam): Around 242 tribal guerrillas of mountainous southern Assam laid down their huge cache of arms and ammunition in different phases to the security forces during the past three weeks ending three decades of terrorism in three northeastern states – Assam, Mizoram and Tripura, officials said on Tuesday. Disclosing this to media, the officials […]

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Mobile Internet Ban Lifted In Assam

Guwahati: Mobile internet services resumed in Assam on Friday, ten days after it was snapped in the wake of violent protests over the new citizenship law, announced Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal. Sonowal addressing the press said, “I want to assure people that no one can steal rights of the sons of the soil of […]

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CAA Protest: Curfew Lifted In Guwahati, Relaxed In Dibrugarh

Guwahati: The curfew imposed in Guwahati on December 11 in the wake of protests against the citizenship law was lifted on Tuesday, officials said. Shops and business establishments were open in the city, and buses, cars and two-wheelers were plying. The decision to lift the curfew in Guwahati was taken at a law and order […]

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Assam Protest Toll Reaches 5, Partial Relief In Curfew

Guwahati: The toll in the ongoing protests against the new citizenship law (CAA) rose to five in Assam with two more persons injured in police firing earlier this week succumbing to their wounds, even as the authorities on Sunday decided to further relax the curfew in this capital city amid gradual improvement in the law […]

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CAA Protest: Railways Running Special Trains For Stranded Passengers

New Delhi: Railways is running special trains from Guwahati to help stranded passengers in Assam which has been hit by violent protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act, officials said on Saturday. Special passenger trains are being run in Guwahati so that people reach their destination in upper Assam. One such train was operated on Friday […]

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CAB: 2 Die In Police Firing As Assam Remains On Boil

Guwahati: Amidst reports of two protestors dying in police firing, thousands of people defied curfew to hit the streets as the raging agitation against the Citizenship Amendment Bill saw the house of an MLA and a circle office being set ablaze, while the government removed two key police officers on Thursday. The army conducted a […]