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10,000 Paramilitary Troops Deployed In Assam Before NRC Release Withdrawn

New Delhi: The Centre has withdrawn 10,000 paramilitary personnel deployed in Assam before the publication of the final National Register of Citizens (NRC), officials said on Saturday.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 […]

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 He said there was a difference between Article 371 and Article 370, which was revoked by the Centre […]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 […]

'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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

SC directs start of submitting claims for inclusion in NRC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the commencement of the process of submitting claims for inclusion of names in Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC) draft list from September 25. A bench headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi said the claims for inclusions in NRC would be backed by 10 identity documents which were […]

5.5-magnitude earthquake hits Assam; no damage reported

Guwahati: An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale shook Guwahati and its adjoining areas on Wednesday, the Met said. No damage was reported. The quake occurred at a depth of 13 km around 10.20 a.m. with its epicentre in Kokrajhar district, the India Meteorological Department said. An Assam State Disaster Management Authority official said […]

Boat capsizes in Brahmaputra, 2 dead, 30 missing

Guwahati: At least two persons were killed and 30 others were missing after a country-made boat – carrying about 50 passengers capsized in Brahmaputra river in Assam this afternoon. According to sources, the accident happened at around 2 pm today after boat crashed with a concrete pillar near the Aswaklanta temple ghat in Guwahati. Meanwhile, the […]

Locals demand demolition of litterateur Bezbarua's house in Sambalpur

Sambalpur: Controversy surfaced over Assamese litterateur late Lakshminath Bezbarua’s residence in Sambalpur after locals stopped the renovation work of the house demanding its demolition. Locals have said that the house should be demolished as it will lead to accidents in the area and act as an obstacle in construction of second bridge over Mahanadi River […]

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Flood affects 116 Assam villages after excess water released from dam

Guwahati: Thousands of people in 116 villages of Assam’s Golaghat district have been affected by flooding after excess water was released from a dam located at Nagaland’s Wokha district, officials said. The dam is run by the North East Electric Power Corporation Limited (NEEPCO). This is the second wave of floods since last week affecting […]

NRC release: Assam CM congratulates people, calls it a historic day

Guwahati: Congratulating the people of the state for the successful publication of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today said “the historic day will remain etched in their memories forever”. The process of publishing the final draft today was carried out in cooperation with the Registrar General of India, along […]

Adil Hussain hopes Assamese actor plays Hima Das in Biopic

Mumbai: Actor Adil Hussain is delighted that Akshay Kumar has expressed interest in making a biopic on sprinter Hima Das. He hopes an Assamese actor gets to play the part. Reacting to a news article wherein Akshay has said he would like to make a biopic on “young achiever” Das, Adil tweeted: “That’s a good […]

Assam lynching: 13 arrested for posting hate messages

Guwahati: Police in Assam have arrested 13 people for posting hate messages on social media over the lynching of two youths in Karbi Anglong district by villagers who mistook them to be child abductors, an official said on Monday. Ten people were arrested on Sunday evening and three others on Monday morning. The 13, arrested […]