Articles about Assam

Shutting down Madrassas, bringing UCC will benefit Muslims: Assam CM

23 May 2022

Politics
Shutting down Madrassas, bringing UCC will benefit Muslims: Assam CM

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday said that shutting down madrassas and implementing Uniform Civil Code would benefit Muslims.

Assam: After mob torches police station, homes of accused demolished

22 May 2022

India
Assam: After mob torches police station, homes of accused demolished

Bulldozers demolished the homes of "those who were involved in setting fire to the police station," police officers said, a day after a mob of 40 people set fire to a police station in Assam's Nagaon district over an alleged custodial death case of a local resident.

Assam floods: 4 more deaths take toll to 18

22 May 2022

India
Assam floods: 4 more deaths take toll to 18

As the floodwater entered new areas in Assam, four more deaths were reported on Saturday, taking the total death toll to 18.

Assam: Floods compel 500 families to live on railway tracks

21 May 2022

India
Assam: Floods compel 500 families to live on railway tracks

Floods in Assam have forced more than 500 families to live on the railway tracks with not much support from the government.

Assam flood situation deteriorates; heavy rain alert in Kerala districts

19 May 2022

India
Assam flood situation deteriorates; heavy rain alert in Kerala districts

The flood situation in the Assam worsened further on Wednesday, with the number of affected people rising to 6.62 lakh in 27 districts of the state.

Floods: Rain continues to batter Assam; death toll reaches 8

18 May 2022

India
Floods: Rain continues to batter Assam; death toll reaches 8

Floodwater entered fresh areas in Assam as incessant rainfall continued on Tuesday.

Assam floods: Thousands affected; IAF choppers deployed for rescue ops

16 May 2022

India
Assam floods: Thousands affected; IAF choppers deployed for rescue ops

Thousands of people have been affected in the northeastern state of Assam as incessant heavy rains caused flooding and landslides in many parts of the state over the last few days.

Heatwave in north, Delhi records 49°C; rainfall in south, east

16 May 2022

India
Heatwave in north, Delhi records 49°C; rainfall in south, east

The temperatures in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh breached the 49 °C mark on Sunday amid an intensive heatwave in north India, said the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

Assam: Woman, whose son died after citizenship summons, declared Indian

12 May 2022

India
Assam: Woman, whose son died after citizenship summons, declared Indian

Akol Rani Namasudhra, 82, faced years of misery and strife after her son died by suicide in 2013 as the family was asked to prove their citizenship.

Jignesh Mevani threatens 'Gujarat bandh' on June 1: Details here

04 May 2022

Politics
Jignesh Mevani threatens 'Gujarat bandh' on June 1: Details here

Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani has threatened to call for a statewide strike on June 1 if the BJP-led state government doesn't meet his demands.

'PMO's pre-planned conspiracy': Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani on his arrest

02 May 2022

Politics
'PMO's pre-planned conspiracy': Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani on his arrest

Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani on Monday alleged his recent arrest was a pre-planned conspiracy "designed" by the Prime Minister's Office to "destroy" him ahead of the 2022 Gujarat polls.

Assam Police arrests Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani: Details here

21 Apr 2022

Politics
Assam Police arrests Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani: Details here

Gujarat MLA and Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani was arrested by the Assam Police from the Palanpur Circuit House in Gujarat on Wednesday night.

Loudspeaker row: How Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Assam, and Kerala reacted

19 Apr 2022

Politics
Loudspeaker row: How Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Assam, and Kerala reacted

Various states have reacted to rising communal clashes across India and the row over the using loudspeakers at religious places sparked by MNS chief Raj Thackeray.

5 best tourist places to visit in Guwahati

18 Apr 2022

Lifestyle
5 best tourist places to visit in Guwahati

Located in Assam, Guwahati is an ancient urban city blessed with scenic views of the Brahmaputra and rich flora and fauna along with mighty mountain ranges.

5 popular island destinations in India

15 Apr 2022

Lifestyle
5 popular island destinations in India

India has several beautiful islands where you can enjoy water sports, beach parties, stunning sunsets, and sunrises along with long rejuvenating walks.

Baisakhi, Bihu, and more: Marking new year across India

12 Apr 2022

Lifestyle
Baisakhi, Bihu, and more: Marking new year across India

Different states in India observe different religious New Year festivals with unique traditions every year in the month of April based on the Hindu calendar.

Al-Qaeda won't understand uniform's importance: Assam CM on hijab video

07 Apr 2022

Politics
Al-Qaeda won't understand uniform's importance: Assam CM on hijab video

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday said that al-Qaeda will never understand the significance of wearing uniforms in educational institutions, but Indian Muslims will.

Centre extends AFSPA in 3 districts of Arunachal Pradesh

01 Apr 2022

India
Centre extends AFSPA in 3 districts of Arunachal Pradesh

The Centre on Friday extended the ambit of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) in three Arunachal Pradesh districts, namely Tirap, Changlang, and Longding, from April 1 (Friday) to September 30.

Assam, Meghalaya sign pact to resolve 50-year-old border dispute

29 Mar 2022

India
Assam, Meghalaya sign pact to resolve 50-year-old border dispute

Assam and Meghalaya signed an agreement on Tuesday, resolving their five-decade-old border dispute in six of the twelve locations.

Top travel destinations in India in 2022

17 Mar 2022

Lifestyle
Top travel destinations in India in 2022

Many of us are cautiously attempting to make our travel plans for this year, lest the pandemic eats up all the joy again.

Which states have or haven't lifted night curfew? Details here

15 Feb 2022

India
Which states have or haven't lifted night curfew? Details here

As the COVID-19 situation is improving in the country, many states have eased the restrictions that were imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus infection, driven by the Omicron variant.

Odisha: Man arrested for marrying, duping 14 women

15 Feb 2022

India
Odisha: Man arrested for marrying, duping 14 women

A man was arrested on Monday in Odisha's Bhubaneswar for allegedly marrying 14 women and fleeing with their money, said a senior police officer.

Top 5 Assamese dishes you need to try

14 Feb 2022

Lifestyle
Top 5 Assamese dishes you need to try

Assam is well-known for its delicious food that is infused with unique flavors and made with fresh produce.

Assam to lift COVID-19 curbs, night curfew from February 15

07 Feb 2022

India
Assam to lift COVID-19 curbs, night curfew from February 15

The Assam government on Monday decided to lift all COVID-19 restrictions and night curfews from February 15.

In a first, Assam to launch leopard census from Monday

30 Jan 2022

India
In a first, Assam to launch leopard census from Monday

To assess the population of leopards in both forest and non-forest regions, a leopard counting census will begin in Assam from Monday (January 31).

#MannKiBaat: Modi remembers Bapu, urges people to visit War Memorial

30 Jan 2022

India
#MannKiBaat: Modi remembers Bapu, urges people to visit War Memorial

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed the 85th edition of his monthly radio show Mann ki Baat.

5 places in India for a tropical holiday

12 Jan 2022

Lifestyle
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

India
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

India
'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

Lifestyle
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

Politics
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

India
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

India
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

India
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

India
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

Politics
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

India
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

India
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

India
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

India
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.

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