Articles about Assam
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
02 Jun 2021
Assam: Doctor brutally assaulted by mob after COVID-19 patient dies
A junior doctor posted at a coronavirus facility was mercilessly thrashed by a mob on Tuesday after a COVID-19 patient died during the treatment, allegedly due to a shortage of oxygen.
24 May 2021
Policeman wears PPE kit, carries COVID-19 patient to ambulance
A police officer donned a PPE kit and carried a COVID-19 positive patient, whose oxygen level had severely dropped, to an ambulance for shifting him to a hospital in Assam's Chirang district, Director General of Police Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta said.
15 May 2021
Banned ULFA(I) outfit announces three-month ceasefire due to COVID-19
The banned United Liberation Front of Asom (Independent) on Saturday announced a unilateral ceasefire for three months due to the prevailing COVID-19 situation in the state.
11 May 2021
Assam Masjid Committees: No Eid mass prayers due to COVID-19
Masjid committees in Assam have decided not to have mass prayers on their premises during the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr festival due to the COVID-19 pandemic and state government guidelines.
09 May 2021
Himanta Biswa Sarma to take oath as Assam CM tomorrow
Senior BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma is set to be the next Chief Minister of Assam replacing incumbent Sarbananda Sonowal at the top post.
02 May 2021
Counting of votes begins for four states and one UT
This morning, the counting of votes began for Assembly elections that were recently held in West Bengal, Puducherry, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Assam.
29 Apr 2021
#ExitPolls: Tight race in Bengal; DMK to sweep Tamil Nadu
With the completion of the eighth and final phase of the West Bengal election on Thursday, Assembly polls in five states/union territories have concluded.
29 Apr 2021
People spend sleepless night as 18 aftershocks rock Assam
People spent a sleepless night as a series of aftershocks continued to shake Assam, following the strong 6.4 magnitude earthquake causing extensive damage.
28 Apr 2021
6.4 magnitude earthquake jolts Assam, tremors in northeast, Bengal
An earthquake of magnitude 6.4 on the Richter scale struck Assam early this morning, the National Center for Seismology confirmed.
27 Apr 2021
Minister says no shortage of oxygen in Assam
Assam Industries and Commerce Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary on Monday said that there is no oxygen shortage in Assam, but still, the state government has decided to stop the supply of life-saving gas to industries.
27 Apr 2021
Classes will be suspended if cases cross 100: Assam minister
Assam Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday said that Deputy Commissioners have been authorized to suspend physical classes up to Class 8 in districts where COVID-19 cases have crossed 100 on a particular day.
22 Apr 2021
300 flight passengers skip mandatory COVID-19 tests at Silchar airport
Around 300 flight passengers are said to have fled mandatory testing for COVID-19 after they landed at the Silchar airport in Assam on Wednesday.
08 Apr 2021
'Salaried people can't be martyrs,' says writer after Naxal attack
Sikha Sarma, a 48-year-old Guwahati-based writer was arrested on Tuesday on various charges including sedition over her Facebook post on Indian security forces after 22 personnel got martyred in a Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh last weekend.
03 Apr 2021
BJP's Himanta Sarma challenges 48-hour campaign ban in Gauhati HC
Assam Minister and senior leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Himanta Biswa Sarma was on Friday barred from election campaigning ahead of the third and final round of Assembly polls in the state.
02 Apr 2021
Assam: Repolling ordered after EVM found in BJP candidate's car
A day after a video allegedly showed an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) kept inside the car of Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) candidate from Patharkandi Krishnendu Paul, the Election Commission has ordered repolling in polling station 179 of Ratabari seat in Assam.
01 Apr 2021
People in Assam have shown Congress-led alliance 'red card': PM
Drawing a football analogy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday claimed the people of Assam have shown the "red card" to the Congress-led Grand Alliance in the state.
01 Apr 2021
Assembly elections: Nandigram among 30 West Bengal constituencies voting today
A total of 69 Assembly constituencies, spread across West Bengal and Assam, went to polls today morning.
31 Mar 2021
Unlike BJP, Congress fulfills its poll promises: Rahul Gandhi
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday visited the famed Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati and offered puja.
28 Mar 2021
BJP will win Bengal election with over 200 seats: Shah
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday said that the saffron party will win the West Bengal elections with more than 200 seats.
27 Mar 2021
Cast vote against 'divisive forces' to strengthen democracy: Rahul
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi urged voters on Saturday to cast their ballots against "divisive forces" to strengthen democracy as polling began for the first phase of the Assembly elections in West Bengal and Assam.
27 Mar 2021
Voting underway for 30 seats in Bengal, 47 in Assam
Phase one of the Assembly polls kicked off in Assam and West Bengal today, honoring the coronavirus-linked precautions.
26 Mar 2021
BJP will enact laws against 'love-and-land jihad' in Assam: Shah
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday said the BJP will enact laws to tackle the "menace of love and land jihad" in Assam if it is voted to power.
14 Mar 2021
BJP announces election candidates for Kerala, TN, Assam, Bengal
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday announced its candidates for the upcoming Assembly elections in Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and West Bengal.
26 Feb 2021
EC announces election dates in Assam, Kerala, Puducherry, TN, Bengal
The Election Commission of India on Friday announced the dates for Assembly polls in five states/union territories.
10 Feb 2021
Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Bengal election dates likely after February 15
The Election Commission will likely announce the poll schedule for five states and union territories after February 15.
07 Feb 2021
In Assam, Modi alleges foreign conspiracy to defame Indian tea
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that a conspiracy has been hatched abroad to defame Indian tea.
04 Feb 2021
145 fall ill after having biryani at Assam Government event
As many as 145 people were hospitalized due to suspected food poisoning in Assam's Karbi Anglong district after having biryani at a government function attended by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, prompting authorities to order an inquiry on Wednesday, officials said.
23 Jan 2021
NDA committed to preserving Assam's culture: PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday addressed a massive rally in Sivasagar in Assam, wherein he gave over one lakh land allotment certificates.