Assam: News

19 May 2023

Himanta Biswa Sarma

Assam: Mosque committee bans burial of drug addicts

The Moirabari Town Kabristan Committee in Assam's Morigaon district has decided not to permit and to participate in the funerals of people who died because of drug consumption or have been involved in the illegal drug trade, reported ANI.

IMD predicts light rain in Delhi, dust storms to continue 

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday predicted the ongoing dust storms in Delhi and National Capital Region (NCR), Rajasthan, Haryana, and West Uttar Pradesh, would continue till Thursday.

16 May 2023

Assam Police

Assam Police announces plan to get rid of unfit cops

Assam's Director General of Police GP Singh on Tuesday said a fitness survey of all the state police personnel would be conducted, and those found "unfit" would be asked to take voluntary retirement.

08 May 2023


Guwahati: Doctor couple abused, tortured adopted 4-year-old daughter; arrested

In a horrific incident, a doctor couple was arrested for allegedly torturing their adopted four-year-old daughter in Guwahati, Assam. Per ANI, the couple tied the girl to a pole on their terrace and tortured her in the Paltan Bazaar area of the state.

06 May 2023


1,000+ flee violence-hit Manipur to Assam; situation improving, say police

The violence in Manipur led to the forced inter-state migration of hundreds of people to Assam's Cachar district.

23 Apr 2023

Himanta Biswa Sarma

Don't blame me: Assam CM to Congress over harassment case 

Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday responded to Congress leader Randeep Surjewala's allegations that the former wanted to arrest Indian Youth Congress (IYC) National President Srinivas BV.

Congress expels ex-Assam youth chief days after she alleged harassment

The All India Congress Committee (AICC) on Saturday expelled Angkita Dutta, former president of the Youth Congress in Assam, for a period of six years owing to "anti-party activities."

20 Apr 2023

Indian Army

Assam: Indian Army personnel to learn Mandarin at Tezpur University

The Indian Army and Assam's Tezpur University signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Wednesday to train soldiers in Mandarin, reported The Hindu.

19 Apr 2023

Rahul Gandhi

Ex-Assam Youth Congress chief gets notice for 'defaming' national head 

Hours after Angkita Dutta, former Youth Congress President of Assam, accused the party's National President Srinivas BV of "sexism" and "harassment," the latter sent a criminal defamation notice to her.

14 Apr 2023


Baishakhi, Bihu, Vishu, and Puthandu: Why these harvest festivals matter

Spring harvest festivals are a time of great celebration in India, where agriculture is a vital part of the economy and culture.

14 Apr 2023

Narendra Modi

PM Modi inaugurates Northeast's 1st AIIMS in Assam

PM Narendra Modi inaugurated Northeast India's first All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Guwahati, Assam, on Friday.

12 Apr 2023

Travel And Tourism

Explore the best five wildlife destinations in India

India is home to some of the most incredible wildlife and biodiversity in the world.

08 Apr 2023

Droupadi Murmu

President Murmu takes maiden sortie onboard Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter jet

In what marked her maiden sortie, Indian President Droupadi Murmu set off onboard a Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter aircraft on Saturday from the Tezpur Air Force Station in Assam.

06 Apr 2023

Healthy Foods

Rice beyond Basmati: 5 lesser-known rice varieties in India

When it comes to Indian cuisine, Basmati rice is the one of most well-known and commonly used varieties.

01 Apr 2023

Himanta Biswa Sarma

Assam: CM Sarma warns Kejriwal ahead of AAP rally

Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma has warned Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal against defaming him ahead of the latter's first political rally in the state on Sunday.

25 Mar 2023

Amit Shah

Centre decides to reduce 'disturbed areas' under AFSPA in northeast

Union Home Affairs Minister Amit Shah on Saturday announced that the central government decided to reduce the jurisdiction of "disturbed areas" in Nagaland, Assam, and Manipur under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, or AFSPA.

Membership of banned outfit sufficient for prosecution under UAPA: SC

The Supreme Court on Friday ruled that membership in an outlawed group will constitute an offense under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), 1967.

19 Mar 2023

Punjab Police

Pro-Khalistani leader Amritpal Singh's 4 aides flown to Assam's Dibrugarh

In a major development in the crackdown against Waris Punjab De chief and pro-Khalistani separatist leader Amritpal Singh and his associates, four of his arrested close aides were reportedly flown to Assam's Dibrugarh in a special aircraft, reported India Today, citing top police sources.

17 Mar 2023

Himanta Biswa Sarma

Closed 600 madrassas in Assam, will shut all: BJP's Himanta

Addressing the Vijay Sankalp Yatra in Belgavi district of poll-bound Karnataka, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said he has closed 600 madrassas and intends to shut all because he wants schools, colleges, and universities.

03 Mar 2023

Travel And Tourism

World Wildlife Day 2023: 5 must-visit national parks in India

Observed on March 3 every year, World Wildlife Day celebrates wild animals and plants around the world and honors their contribution to making our planet better.

24 Feb 2023

Pawan Khera

Khera tendered unconditional apology, says Himanta Biswa Sarma

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma claimed on Friday that senior Congress leader Pawan Khera has "tendered an unconditional apology" for his recent use of "uncivilized language" against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

20 Feb 2023


Assam woman kills husband, mother-in-law; stores body pieces in fridge

A woman in Assam's Guwahati has been arrested for allegedly murdering her husband and mother-in-law, chopping their bodies, keeping the pieces in a fridge for three days, and later disposing of the same in Meghalaya, the police revealed on Monday.

16 Feb 2023


Know about these incredible folk festivals in India 

Being one of the oldest civilizations in the world, India is well-known for its rich culture which has its own traditions and customs.

15 Feb 2023


Assam: Crackdown on child marriages triggers tough questions from HC

The current crackdown on child marriages in Assam has triggered piercing queries from the Gauhati High Court, which has called into question the application of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (POCSO) Act in child marriage cases.

03 Feb 2023

Assam Police

Assam: Over 1,800 arrested under Child Marriage Act

In what can be described as a significant crackdown against child marriage cases in Assam by the state government, the police arrested more than 1,800 offenders on Friday.

24 Jan 2023


Jio 5G services launched in 50 new cities: Check list

Reliance Jio has launched its 5G services in 50 more cities across 17 states and union territories, bringing the total count to 184 cities across India.

22 Jan 2023

Himanta Biswa Sarma

Assam CM Sarma gets call from Shah Rukh; Here's why

Chief Minister of Assam Himanta Biswa Sarma revealed that he spoke to Shah Rukh Khan on Sunday, hours after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader's 'Who is SRK' remark.

13 Jan 2023

Narendra Modi

Modi flags off world's longest river cruise MV Ganga Vilas

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday flagged off the world's longest river cruise, 'MV Ganga Vilas' from Varanasi.

28 Dec 2022


Ganga Vilas: All about the world's longest river cruise

The world's longest river cruise is set to begin from Varanasi on January 13.

07 Dec 2022


5 period rituals in different Indian states

One of the turning points in a girl's life, menstruation not only brings in hormonal changes but is also a sign that the girl is now transitioning into a woman.

25 Nov 2022

Amit Shah

Rewrite 'distorted' history, Centre will support: Amit Shah to historians

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Amit Shah urged historians to come forward and help rewrite history in the Indian context on Thursday.

22 Nov 2022


6 dead in alleged timber smuggling violence at Assam-Meghalaya border

Six people, including a forest guard, lost their lives in violence at the Assam-Meghalaya border after cops stopped a truck allegedly smuggling timber in the wee hours of Tuesday.

16 Nov 2022


Mizoram: Death toll reaches 10 in stone quarry accident

Two more dead bodies were reportedly recovered from the debris on Tuesday night after a stone quarry caved in at Maudarh village of Hnahthial district in Mizoram on Monday, raising the death toll to 10.

15 Nov 2022

Travel And Tourism

World's longest river cruise set to start from January 2023

The Indian government is all set to launch the world's longest luxury river cruise in January 2023.

10 Nov 2022

Nitin Gadkari

Gadkari approves Rs. 68,000-crore road projects for northeast states

Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday, in a bid to make intentional standard surface connectivity roads in northeast states, approved several road projects worth Rs. 68,000 crore.

02 Nov 2022

Travel And Tourism

Bookmark these stunning hiking trails in Assam

Here's a place where beauty meets thrill.

28 Oct 2022

Travel And Tourism

5 picturesque places in India to go dolphin watching

One of the most intelligent aquatic mammals found in the world, dolphins are friendly, and it is a delight to watch them swim in pairs in deep water.

21 Oct 2022


5 traditional Diwali recipes from different Indian states

One of the most anticipated festivals of the country, Diwali is almost here and we are already getting all the festive vibes with lit-up streets and decorated homes.

12 Oct 2022


Video of elephant enjoying 'phuchka' in Assam goes viral

Phuchka, panipuri, golgappa - call them what you want, but this street food is a hit across the country.

08 Oct 2022


Assam: Man rapes minor, dumps in sack. She walks home

A 27-year-old man allegedly raped his minor 'girlfriend', slit her throat, and then dumped her in a tea garden by stuffing her in a sack in Moynagarh, around 20 kilometer from Silchar town in Assam on Monday night.

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