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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 […]

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Assam Violence: Flights, Trains Cancelled, Terminated

New Delhi: Several trains and flights were cancelled on Thursday and all long-distance trains were being terminated at Guwahati, as Assam witnessed widespread violence over the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019. According to R.D. Vajpayee, Director (Media), Indian Railways, no long-distance train is going beyond Guwahati. “All these trains are being short terminated at Guwahati and […]

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CAB Stir: Bandh Agitators Clash With Security Forces In Assam, Train Services Affected

Guwahati: Normal life came to a halt on Tuesday in Assam’s Brahmaputra Valley due to a statewide bandh called by two students’ organizations in protest against the Citizenship (Amendment)Bill, which has received Lok Sabha nod. The 11-hour shutdown, called by the All Assam Students’ Union and the North East Students’ Organisation – an apex body […]

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Assam set to have India's first International Multi-Modal Hub

Guwahati: Assam Industry Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary said here on Wednesday that the state is all set o have India’s first International Multi-Modal Hub. He also said that the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has agreed to fund the project at an estimated cost of around Rs 600 crore. Assam is going to hold an exclusive […]

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10,000 Paramilitary Troops Deployed In Assam Before NRC Release Withdrawn

New Delhi: The Centre has withdrawn 10,000 paramilitary personnel deployed in Assam before the publication of the final National Register of Citizens (NRC), officials said on Saturday. The decision was taken as there has been no violence in Assam ever since the NRC, which validates bona fide Indian citizens of the northeastern state, was published […]

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Shah rules out change in Article 371 on Assam visit

Guwahati: Dismissing apprehensions after abrogation of Article 370, Union Home Minister Amit Shah here on Sunday assured the people of northeast that there would be no change in the Article 371 as it was a “special” provision. He said there was a difference between Article 371 and Article 370, which was revoked by the Centre […]

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After Assam, Will Odisha Come Up With NRC?

Balasore/Kendrapara: Close on the heels of final list release of National Register of Citizens (NRC) for Assam, Opposition parties in Odisha have demanded a register of citizens to identify immigrants in the State. “All the immigrants who are residing in Odisha should be sent back to the place where they originally belong to. Naveen babu […]

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'Jumbo’ disaster: Human toll rate of 6 a month propels Odisha to No 3 in country in 2018-19

Bhubaneswar: Odisha seems staring at a big crisis as six get killed by the pachyderms every month. The State figured among the top three nationally in human toll in jumbo attacks. As per a written statement tabled in the house by Forest and Environment Minister Bikram Arukh, the human toll in the last 4-years due […]

1 dead, 2 injured in landslides in Assam

Guwahati: A person was killed and two others were injured on Wednesday after incessant rains triggered landslides here in Assam’s capital city. One Narayan Shah died after stones and mud from adjacent hillock caved in on his house in Gorchuk area, officials of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said. While other members of […]

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Bring back missing Odia IAF pilot Sunit Mohanty, writes Aska MP to Rajnath Singh

Bhubaneswar: The newly elected Aska MP Pramila Bisoyi on Saturday requested Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to expedite the search for Odia pilot Sunit Mohanty who was on board Indian Air Force (IAF) transport aircraft AN 32 which went missing along with 12 other personnel. Flight Lieutenant Sunit Mohanty, who hails from Baliapalli of Kabisuryanagar of […]

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68 per cent polling in Assam in the First Phase

Guwahati: At least 68 per cent of the voters exercised their franchise on the first phase of Lok Sabha polling in five constituencies in Assam on Thursday, a top election official said. The polling percentage is likely to increase further as hundreds of people are still in the queue at the end of 5 pm. […]