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WB to get security personnel from Assam, AP, Odisha and Sikkim for Monday panchayat polls

Kolkata: Around 1,500 security personnel from four neighbouring states like Assam, Odisha, Sikkim and Andhra Pradesh will be arriving to West Bengal for the panchayat elections scheduled on Monday, a senior official said on Friday. While ten companies (each company comprising of 80 personnel) of forces will be arriving from Andhra Pradesh while the North-Eastern […]

Teachers' certificates from doubtful institutes will not be accepted!

Guwahati/Bhubaneswar: Assam Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma today said the government will focus on quality of teachers and will not accept certificates from any doubtful institutes while appointing them. Sarma, during a discussion on education in the Assembly, said his focus is to improve the system, keeping in mind the students’ interest on top. “Students […]

Odisha thrashes Assam in Vijay Hazare Trophy

Bhubaneswar/Bengaluru: Riding on Skipper Govinda Poddar and wicket-keeper Rajesh Dhuper’ s splendid batting performances, Odisha trounced  Assam in its third Group A game of Vijay Hazare Trophy one-day cricket tournament in Bengaluru. Both batsmen scored half centuries and ensured Odisha secured four crucial points from this game. Chasing a total of 137 runs, Odisha lost the […]

Stone thrown at Australian team bus in Guwahati

Guwahati: Australia’s cricket squad suffered a scare after a stone was thrown at their bus on its return to a city hotel from the Barsapara Cricket Stadium here. The incident took place on Tuesday night after Australia defeated India by eight wickets in the second Twenty20 International (T20I). “Pretty scary having a rock thrown through […]

Purohit sworn in as TN Governor

Chennai: Shifted from Assam, Banwaharilal Purohit was on Friday sworn in as the Governor of Tamil Nadu where the opposition and the rebel AIADMK faction are seeking an immediate floor test in the Assembly. Purohit, 77, a former MP who hails from Nagpur, was administered the oath of office by Chief Justice of the Madras […]

Kaziranga National Park thrown open to tourists

Guwahati: The Kaziranga National Park and the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, famous for their one-horned rhinos, were thrown open to tourists today, officials said. Assam Forest Minister Pramila Rani Brahma in presence of Agriculture Minister Atul Bora reopened the Kaziranga National Park for tourists at the Kohora range, a forest official said. Assam Water Resources Minister […]

Retired Army man asked to prove his Indian citizenship

Guwahati: An Assam-based retired Defence personnel has claimed that the Foreigners’ Tribunal has sent him a notice asking him to prove that he was not an illegal Bangladeshi migrant but an Indian citizen. Mohd Azmal Hoque, the Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) who had retired from service on September 30, 2016 told reporters yesterday that he […]

Close shave for 95 Jet Konnect passengers in Assam

Jorhat (Assam): Ninety five passengers and crew of a Jorhat-Guwahati-Kolkata flight had a miraculous escape when the aircraft skidded off the runway at Rowriah airport here on Tuesday afternoon. “All the passengers and crew of the Jet Konnect flight number 7048 are safe and were brought down from the aircraft unhurt,” said Pravakar Mishra, station […]

Centre okays Rs 200 crore for Assam's flood-hit highways

New Delhi: Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday announced grant of Rs 200 crore as first instalment for immediate repair of National Highways damaged due to heavy rains in Assam. Gadkari said that, if needed, further financial assistance will be given after a final report is submitted by an expert-team of the […]

Kaziranga using drones to monitor flood-affected animals

Guwahati: With over 50 per cent of the Kaziranga National Park in Assam submerged by flood waters, the park authorities have flown in drones to ensure security of animals in the park, particularly the famed one-horned rhinoceros. Two drones have been engaged to enhance the vigil and monitor the movement of animals, most of whom […]

Modi inaugurates India's longest river bridge in Assam

Dibrugarh: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated India’s longest river bridge here in Assam. The over 9.2 km long Dhola-Sadiya bridge, built on the Lohit river, a tributary of the Brahmaputra, will connect Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. Modi, who is on a day-long visit to the state, was received by Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda […]

India's longest bridge over Brahmaputra to bring Assam, Arunachal closer

Guwahati: Bringing Assam and Arunachal Pradesh closer, the country’s longest river bridge — at 9.15 km – over the mighty Brahmaputra, is to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday. The bridge which links Dhola to Sadiya — located near the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border — in Assam’s Tinsukia district, will cut travel time […]

Cabinet approves new AIIMS in Assam

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved setting up of a new All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Kamrup district of Assam at a cost of Rs 1,123 crore. The announcement was made by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley after the cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “The new hospital will be […]

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IAF Sukhoi jet loses radar, radio contact in Assam

Guwahati: An Indian Air Force Sukhoi-30MKI jet went missing on Tuesday after taking off from the Tezpur base camp in Assam, sources said. According to official sources, the Su-30MKI aircraft took off from Tezpur on Tuesday on a routine training mission but lost radar and radio contact around 60 km north of Tezpur. Tezpur Air […]

Ranji Trophy: Odisha take first innings lead against Assam

Hyderabad: Double ton by captain Gobinda Poddar and a century by his team mate Biplab Samantray helped Odisha take a massive first innings lead against Assam on the third day of the Ranji Trophy match at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here today. At draw of stumps, Deepak Behera and Suryakanta Pradhan were batting with 28 […]

BJP hopes to do an Assam in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: After securing a thumping maiden victory in the eastern Indian State of Assam, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has indicated that it would now focus on employing a similar strategy to come to power in Odisha. Senior party leaders have indicated that the party would adopt the same formula that defeated the Congress in […]

Mastermind of Assam's tribal massacre arrested

A top Bodo militant, allegedly one of the masterminds behind the massacre of at least 80 people in Assam in December last year, was arrested by the army and Assam Police on Monday, officials said

Seven get life in jail for witch-hunting

Guwahati: A court in Assam’s Chirang district yesterday sentenced seven people to life imprisonment over the killing of a couple after labelling them witches in November 2011. The case had been registered with the Dhaligaon police station in 2011. Public prosecutor Karuna Kanta Das told the media that the seven were convicted on charges of […]

Tantrik lynched in Assam for beheading boy

Guwahati: Simmering tension prevailed in Assam after a tantrik sacrificed a five-year-old boy to appease God and was later lynched by an irate mob, police said today. The incident took place at Tarajuli tea estate in Assam’s Sonitpur district on yesterday afternoon. Police said the boy was sacrificed in the temple built by the tantrik […]

ISIS, Naxals kept MHA busy in 2014

Terror outfit ISIS appeared to have emerged as a threat factor in the Indian security radar during 2014 which wrapped up on a tragic note with massacre of over 60 Adivasi by Bodo rebels in Assam after witnessing unabated Naxal violence

Toll rises to 78 in Assam violence

The toll rose to 78 on Thursday in attacks by NDFB(S) and retaliatory violence in lower Assam with Adivasis setting afire houses of Bodos as the backlash to the Tuesday massacre continued for the second day

16 killed in militant attacks in Assam, curfew imposed

At least 16 persons, including children and women, were killed and 14 seriously injured by heavily armed NDFB(S) militants who unleashed violence in two districts of Assam falling under the Bodoland Territorial Administration Districts area since last night