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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. […]

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Assam hooch tragedy toll touches 133, over 200 hospitalised

Guwahati: The death toll in the Assam hooch tragedy increased to 133 on Sunday, with over 200 people hospitalised in Golaghat and Jorhat districts, authorities said. The toll was confirmed by Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Mukesh Agarwal, who added that 10 people have been arrested in connection with the sale and […]

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Son of Bhupen Hazarika agrees to receive Bharat Ratna

New Delhi: Tej Hazarika, son of the iconic Assamese singer-composer Bhupen Hazarika, has now decided to receive the Bharat Ratna on behalf of his late father. “It’s an honor for me & my family to be invited by GOI to accept Bharat Ratna on behalf of my late father. It’ll be my privilege to receive […]

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Bharatiya Janata Party office vandalised in Assam

Guwahati: As protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 continued in Assam, a group of agitators vandalised a BJP office near here, police said on Friday. The agitators belonging to Oikya Sena Asom on Thursday night vandalised the office in Palashbari area. The police said the protesters set fire to the effigies of Prime Minister […]

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PM inaugurates India's longest rail-cum-road bridge in Assam

Bogibeel (Assam): Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday inaugurated the country’s longest rail-cum-road bridge over Brahmaputra river at Bogibeel near Dibrugarh in Assam. After reaching Dibrugarh in the afternoon from New Delhi, Modi directly flew to Bogibeel in a chopper and inaugurated the 4.94-km-long double-decker bridge from the southern bank of the river. Modi along with […]

Assam NRC claims, objections can be filed till Dec 31: SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday extended till December 31 the deadline for filing claims and objection by around 40 lakh people who were left out of Assam’s draft National Register of Citizens (NRC). A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman said that issuance of notice to those who […]

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Blast in passenger train in Assam, 3 injured

Guwahati: At least three persons were injured after a blast on a moving passenger train at Assam’s Harisinga station on Saturday, officials said. A senior railway official said the blast occurred in Rangiya-Dekargaon passenger train at Harisinga station of Rangiya division of the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR). The official said as of now no casualties […]

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TMC leaders meet Tinsukia victims' kin

Guwahati/Kolkata: A vicious environment of “aggressive regionalism” is prevailing in the country, said a Trinamool Congress delegation that visited Dhala in Assam’s Tinsukia district, where militants gunned down five Bengali Hindus on November 1. The four-member delegation comprising Rajya Sabha member Derek O’Brien, Lok Sabha MP Mamata Bala Thakur, Rajya Sabha MP Nadimul Haque and […]

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Mantu Patra murder case: Accused jawan held from Assam

Dhenkanal: A team of Dhenkanal police on Saturday arrested Sanjay Kumar, an Army jawan from Dibrugarh in Assam, for the brutal murder of a jeweller Mantu Patra here on September 3. Addressing a presser, Dhenkanal Superintendent of Police Santosh Nayak informed that the accused Sanjay was into an illicit relationship with the deceased Mantu Patra’s […]

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4 injured in Guwahati blast

Guwahati: At least four people were injured on Saturday in a blast here, police said. The explosion took place near Sukreswar temple in the city’s highly secured Pan Bazaar area that houses the High Court building, Deputy Commissioner’s Office and many other important buildings. “Four persons received minor injuries in the explosion. They were rushed […]

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4,130 rapes, over 15,000 dowry cases in Assam last 2 years

Guwahati: Assam has witnessed 4,130 cases of rape and over 15,000 dowry-related cases ever since the BJP-led government came to power in the state two years ago, according to an official data. The figures could prove to be an embarrassment to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led state government since it came to power in 2016 […]