Articles about Assam

5 places in India for a tropical holiday

12 Jan 2022

5 places in India for a tropical holiday

A lazy afternoon, relaxing on the beach, with a drink in hand and waves crashing into the shore—does it get any better than this?

Who is Neeraj Bishnoi, the 21-year-old behind 'Bulli Bai' app?

07 Jan 2022

Who is Neeraj Bishnoi, the 21-year-old behind 'Bulli Bai' app?

Neeraj Bishnoi, a 21-year-old engineering student, is behind bars for allegedly creating an online app that targeted dozens of prominent Muslim women.

'Bulli Bai' creator nabbed from Assam; 4th arrest in case

06 Jan 2022

'Bulli Bai' creator nabbed from Assam; 4th arrest in case

The main conspirator in the Bulli Bai case was arrested by the Delhi Police on Thursday from Assam's Jorhat district.

5 things to do in Majuli

28 Dec 2021

5 things to do in Majuli

Popularly known as the cultural capital of Assam, Majuli is located in the midst of the picturesque Brahmaputra River.

Meghalaya: 12 out of 17 Congress MLAs join TMC

25 Nov 2021

Meghalaya: 12 out of 17 Congress MLAs join TMC

In what can appropriately be termed a "midnight coup," 12 out of 17 Congress MLAs in Meghalaya jumped ship to Trinamool Congress Wednesday midnight.

2 journalists reporting on Tripura communal violence detained in Assam

14 Nov 2021

2 journalists reporting on Tripura communal violence detained in Assam

The Tripura Police has booked two women journalists for allegedly "instigating" communal enmity in the state after an FIR was lodged against them by a Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) activist.

Centre's warning to Assam, West Bengal as COVID-19 cases rise

30 Oct 2021

Centre's warning to Assam, West Bengal as COVID-19 cases rise

The central government has issued a warning to the governments of Assam and West Bengal keeping in view rising COVID-19 cases and weekly positivity rates and decreasing testing numbers there.

Assam Police issues alert over ISI, Al Qaeda terror plots

18 Oct 2021

Assam Police issues alert over ISI, Al Qaeda terror plots

The Assam Police has issued a high alert in the state after receiving intelligence inputs of terror plots in the state and other places in the country by Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and Al Qaeda.

Pro-Taliban online posts: 13 people arrested under UAPA granted bail

12 Oct 2021

Pro-Taliban online posts: 13 people arrested under UAPA granted bail

Thirteen people out of the 15 arrested under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) in Assam over pro-Taliban posts on social media have been granted bail by local courts.

MoS Petroleum says fuel price hiked to provide free vaccines

11 Oct 2021

MoS Petroleum says fuel price hiked to provide free vaccines

Amid soaring fuel prices in the country, Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Rameswar Teli on Monday said that fuel prices are rising due to free COVID-19 vaccines.

Assam government to lift COVID-19 restrictions from November 1: CM

28 Sep 2021

Assam government to lift COVID-19 restrictions from November 1: CM

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday said his government is making efforts to revive the COVID-19 hit tourism industry by lifting restrictions from November 1 as the COVID-19 situation in Assam has considerably improved.

Assam: Heavy security in Dholpur after 2 killed during eviction

24 Sep 2021

Assam: Heavy security in Dholpur after 2 killed during eviction

The situation remained tense at the Dholpur Gorukhuti area in Assam's Darrang district, where a police firing killed two people on Thursday.

Nimati Ghat boat disaster: Missing victim's body recovered

11 Sep 2021

Nimati Ghat boat disaster: Missing victim's body recovered

The body of one of the two missing victims of the boat disaster at Nimati Ghat in Assam's Jorhat district was recovered four days after the incident near Biswanath Ghat, about 100 km downstream of Brahmaputra river from the accident site, on Saturday morning, an official said.

Former Assam DGP brings state's unique landscape alive in anthology

10 Sep 2021

Former Assam DGP brings state's unique landscape alive in anthology

Noted writer and former Assam DGP Harekrishna Deka brings alive the unique landscape of the state and different aspects of the society in unforgettable images through 13 of his stories which are part of a new anthology in English.

Efforts on to resolve border dispute with Assam: Mizoram minister

09 Sep 2021

Efforts on to resolve border dispute with Assam: Mizoram minister

The Mizoram government has devised strategies and making massive efforts to resolve the long-standing border dispute with neighboring Assam, state Home Minister Lalchamliana told the assembly on Thursday.

Assam boat capsize: 84 passengers found alive, two missing

09 Sep 2021

Assam boat capsize: 84 passengers found alive, two missing

Overnight search and rescue operations established contacts with 84 persons who were traveling on the ill-fated boat that capsized in the Brahmaputra river in Assam, but two persons are still missing, officials said.

Double vaccinated incoming passengers exempted from RT-PCR test in Assam

02 Sep 2021

Double vaccinated incoming passengers exempted from RT-PCR test in Assam

All the COVID-19 double vaccinated incoming passengers have been exempted from the mandatory RT-PCR tests on arrival at airports, railways, and road border points in Assam, according to a directive issued by the state health department on Wednesday.

Aadhaar uncertainty looms large over lakhs due to NRC limbo

30 Aug 2021

Aadhaar uncertainty looms large over lakhs due to NRC limbo

Over eight lakh people in Assam are struggling to get their Aadhaar enrollments done as their biometrics were frozen during the updation of the National Register of Citizens (NRC).

Assam Police may have instigated mob attack: Meghalaya DSP

28 Aug 2021

Assam Police may have instigated mob attack: Meghalaya DSP

Meghalaya's Deputy Superintendent of Police Firoz Rahman, who was severely injured in a mob attack at the state's border with Assam, alleged on Saturday the Assam Police that was "battle-ready" sensing trouble in the area did not help him when he was assaulted, which may have been the result of instigation by some of its personnel.

Century-old golf course wins battle to preserve its turf

18 Aug 2021

Century-old golf course wins battle to preserve its turf

A century-old golf course at Chabua in Assam's Dibrugarh district where the last Viceroy of British India, Lord Louis Mountbatten had once played the nine holes, was almost plowed up and turned into part of a tea estate, till a group of golf enthusiasts intervened to save the heritage course.

Stop RT-PCR tests of vaccinated travelers, Assam MP urges PM

17 Aug 2021

Stop RT-PCR tests of vaccinated travelers, Assam MP urges PM

A Rajya Sabha member and Congress MP Ripun Bora in a letter appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday to stop COVID-19 tests of fully vaccinated travelers in Assam, saying such a step is nothing but a "wastage of resources" and "harassment of people."

Sushmita Dev joins TMC day after resigning from Congress

16 Aug 2021

Sushmita Dev joins TMC day after resigning from Congress

A day after resigning from the Indian National Congress, Sushmita Dev on Monday joined West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress.

Lovlina receives warm welcome in Assam; to be felicitated today

12 Aug 2021

Lovlina receives warm welcome in Assam; to be felicitated today

Olympic bronze medalist Lovlina Borgohain arrived in Guwahati on Thursday to a warm welcome as Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma received her at the airport.

Assam: Dacoit killed in police encounter; toll rises to 17

11 Aug 2021

Assam: Dacoit killed in police encounter; toll rises to 17

A dacoit was killed in a police encounter when he attempted to escape from custody in Assam's Darrang district on Wednesday, a senior officer said.

No plan on nationwide NRC yet; will update NPR: Government

10 Aug 2021

No plan on nationwide NRC yet; will update NPR: Government

The Home Ministry on Tuesday informed Parliament that the government has not yet taken any decision to prepare the National Register of Indian Citizens at the national level.

Mizoram to 'relook' FIR against Assam CM after inter-state violence

01 Aug 2021

Mizoram to 'relook' FIR against Assam CM after inter-state violence

After the Mizoram Police named Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma in an FIR related to an inter-state border row, the Mizoram government Sunday said that it will review the case.

Assam-Mizoram border dispute: Both states' officials, including Assam CM, booked

31 Jul 2021

Assam-Mizoram border dispute: Both states' officials, including Assam CM, booked

The Assam-Mizoram border dispute is worsening by the day and the issue has taken a new turn as both states have now booked each other's top officials.

Assam issues advisory against traveling to Mizoram citing safety threat

30 Jul 2021

Assam issues advisory against traveling to Mizoram citing safety threat

Issuing a first-of-its-kind travel advisory, the Assam government has asked the people of the state not to travel to the neighboring state, Mizoram, saying there is a "threat to personal safety."

7-member Congress committee to assess Assam-Mizoram border violence

27 Jul 2021

7-member Congress committee to assess Assam-Mizoram border violence

The Indian National Congress on Tuesday constituted a seven-member committee to assess the Assam-Mizoram border dispute and the "ensuing violence that cost the lives of police personnel."

6 cops killed in Assam-Mizoram border violence; Centre's intervention sought

26 Jul 2021

6 cops killed in Assam-Mizoram border violence; Centre's intervention sought

Six police officers were killed as violence broke out at the disputed Assam-Mizoram border on Monday, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.

Assam: First phase of online liquor sale limited to Guwahati

23 Jul 2021

Assam: First phase of online liquor sale limited to Guwahati

The first phase of the online sale of liquor in Assam has been limited to the Guwahati Municipal Corporation area. It will be extended to state's other parts gradually.

Assam cycles to wish success to Olympics boxer Lovlina Borgohain

21 Jul 2021

Assam cycles to wish success to Olympics boxer Lovlina Borgohain

Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, Assembly Speaker Biswajit Daimary, and Leader of Opposition Debabrata Saikia on Wednesday pedaled bicycles, wishing success to pugilist Lovlina Borgohain from Assam in Tokyo Olympics.

Five districts of Assam to remain under complete lockdown

20 Jul 2021

Five districts of Assam to remain under complete lockdown

Five districts of Assam will continue to be under total lockdown owing to their high COVID-19 positivity rate while the movement of people to and from other districts across the state will remain suspended, state Health Minister Keshab Mahanta said on Monday.

'Cash-for-marks' scam in Assam board exams unearthed

19 Jul 2021

'Cash-for-marks' scam in Assam board exams unearthed

The Assam Police has unearthed a scam of awarding higher marks in Class X and XII state board examinations in lieu of money and arrested two persons in this connection from Kamrup district on Sunday.

5.2-magnitude earthquake hits Assam; tremors felt in WB, Meghalaya, Bangladesh

07 Jul 2021

5.2-magnitude earthquake hits Assam; tremors felt in WB, Meghalaya, Bangladesh

An earthquake of magnitude 5.2 hit Assam on Wednesday morning with tremors being felt in neighboring Meghalaya and northern parts of West Bengal, besides Bangladesh.

Assam launches incentive scheme to boost orthodox, specialty tea production

05 Jul 2021

Assam launches incentive scheme to boost orthodox, specialty tea production

The Assam government rolled out an incentive scheme to boost the production of orthodox and specialty tea, which have high demand in overseas markets and can help planters fetch better prices, on Sunday.

Assam, Punjab, and Tripura cancel boards; Supreme Court hearing tomorrow

21 Jun 2021

Assam, Punjab, and Tripura cancel boards; Supreme Court hearing tomorrow

Assam, Punjab, and Tripura informed the Supreme Court on Monday that they have decided to cancel physical board examinations for students of Class XII in light of the COVID-19 situation.

Shopkeeper arrested for violating COVID-19 protocol dies in police custody

19 Jun 2021

Shopkeeper arrested for violating COVID-19 protocol dies in police custody

A shopkeeper arrested by police for keeping his shop open during curfew died in police custody in Assam's Cachar district following which 500 people came out in the streets alleging that he was tortured and demanded action against police personnel, officials said on Saturday.

Assam Congress MLA Rupjyoti Kurmi quits; set to join BJP

18 Jun 2021

Assam Congress MLA Rupjyoti Kurmi quits; set to join BJP

Assam MLA Rupjyoti Kurmi of the Indian National Congress party quit the party and the Assembly on Friday.

Assam: Two arrested for allegedly assaulting a doctor

12 Jun 2021

Assam: Two arrested for allegedly assaulting a doctor

Two persons have been arrested for their alleged involvement in another case of assault of a doctor in Assam's Biswanath district, police said on Friday.