Assam: News

20 Jun 2024


India battles severe heatwave; over 40,000 heatstroke cases reported

India is currently grappling with a severe heatwave that has resulted in over 40,000 suspected cases of heatstroke and at least 110 confirmed deaths between March 1 and June 18, as per health ministry data.

18 Jun 2024


Assam: Over 1.05 lakh people affected as Brahmaputra river swells

Over the past few days, torrential rainfall has triggered floods affecting over 1.05 lakh people across 14 districts of Assam, according to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA).

17 Jun 2024


Delayed monsoon progress likely to revive by late June

The monsoon in India has been weaker than usual, with meteorologists predicting a revival only by the last week of June.

06 Jun 2024

Arunachal Pradesh

IMD issues heavy rainfall warning for NE states, others 

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted widespread rainfall across several states over the next five days due to multiple cyclonic circulations and a Western Disturbance.

06 Jun 2024

Himanta Biswa Sarma

Assam: BJP vs. BJP after losing Jorhat seat to Congress

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma is facing internal criticism from his party, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), following a loss in the Jorhat Lok Sabha seat.

06 Jun 2024


7 independents win Lok Sabha polls; who are they? 

Seven independent candidates have emerged victorious in the 18th Lok Sabha elections.

01 Jun 2024

Arunachal Pradesh

IMD warns of heatwave in Delhi, 9 other states  

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a heatwave warning for Delhi and nine other states on Saturday (June 1).

Northeastern states isolated from mainland due to flooded railway tracks

Several northeastern states of India, including Tripura, Manipur, Mizoram, and the southern part of Assam, have been cut off from the rest of the country due to waterlogged and damaged railway tracks.

28 May 2024


15 killed in stone quarry collapse, landslides in Mizoram

At least 15 people were killed in multiple landslides across Aizawl on Tuesday, including 11 in a stone quarry collapse, as Mizoram faced storms triggered by Cyclone Remal.

20 May 2024


Savor the flavor of Assam's vegan ingredients

Assam, a state celebrated for its lush greenery and vibrant culture, offers a unique vegan culinary experience.

19 May 2024

National Security Act

Pro-Khalistan leader Amritpal Singh receives 'mike' as election symbol

Pro-Khalistan leader Amritpal Singh, who is currently incarcerated in Assam's Dibrugarh jail, has been assigned the 'mike' as his election symbol.

09 May 2024

Lok Sabha Elections

Assam: FIR against Nalbari DC for 'mentally harassing' circle officer 

A circle officer in Assam has lodged a police complaint against Varnali Deka, the Nalbari District Commissioner (DC), accusing the latter of "mental harassment, public humiliation, and threatening" while she was on election duty.

24 Apr 2024


Gorge on these Assamese vegetarian delights

Assam, a state celebrated for its verdant landscapes and rich cultural tapestry, boasts a distinctive vegetarian cuisine that is as nutritious as it is full of flavor.

09 Apr 2024

Travel And Tourism

Flavors of Bihu: Foods to enjoy during this Assamese festival

Bihu stands at the core of Assamese culture, heralding the Assamese New Year with a bounty of distinct flavors and culinary delights.

31 Mar 2024

Asom Gana Parishad

'Marry again before polls, or else...': Himanta's advice to MP 

In a jab at Muslim MP Badruddin Ajmal, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said if the former wishes to marry a "second or third wife," he should do so before the Lok Sabha elections.

27 Mar 2024


Assam: Corruption-accused politician's 'sleeping in cash' photo sparks outrage 

An old photo of Benjamin Basumatary, a now-suspended member of the United People's Party Liberal (UPPL) in Assam, sleeping amidst a pile of Rs. 500 notes has triggered a row.

24 Mar 2024

Himanta Biswa Sarma

No polygamy, child marriage: Himanta Sarma's 'conditions' for Bengali-speaking Muslims 

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma laid down conditions on Saturday for the recognition of Bengali-speaking Bangladeshi Muslims as indigenous people in the state.

18 Mar 2024

Assam Police

Assam cop arrested for raping 15-year-old domestic help

A senior police official in Assam was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a minor who was employed as a domestic help in his home.

Indian Union Muslim League challenges CAA implementation in SC

The Indian Union Muslim League (IUML), a Kerala-based political party, on Tuesday approached the Supreme Court against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

Opposition calls for state-wide shutdown in Assam against CAA 

The United Opposition Forum, Assam (UOFA), a coalition of 16 political parties led by the Congress, called for a state-wide shutdown in Assam against the implementation of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA) on Tuesday.

Explained: CAA implementation does not cover tribal areas in Northeast

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government on Monday evening officially notified the Citizenship (Amendment) Rules, 2024.

09 Mar 2024

Narendra Modi

PM Modi's packed Saturday: Kaziranga safari to Kashi Vishwanath 'darshan'

With the 2024 Lok Sabha elections just around the corner, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is visiting four states on Saturday. The states include Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal.

08 Mar 2024


Superintendent of Dibrugarh jail, housing Amritpal Singh, arrested for 'laxity'

The Dibrugarh Central Jail superintendent in Assam has been arrested for negligence after electronic devices were found in the possession of pro-Khalistani preacher Amritpal Singh and his aides.

08 Mar 2024

Maha Shivratri

Places to witness the majesty of Mahashivratri

Maha Shivratri, a great night dedicated to Lord Shiva, is an auspicious occasion celebrated with fervor and devotion across the Indian subcontinent.

24 Feb 2024

Uniform Civil Code

Step toward UCC: Assam repeals Muslim Marriage Act

In a major step toward the Uniform Civil Code (UCC), the Assam Cabinet repealed the Assam Muslim Marriage and Divorce Registration Act, 1935, on Friday.

14 Feb 2024


Kaji nemu declared the state fruit of Assam

The Assam government officially designated the GI-tagged kaji nemu (Citrus Limon) as the state fruit.

14 Feb 2024


Exploring vulnerable and endangered birds in India

India, with its rich biodiversity, is a sanctuary for countless species of birds. However, alongside this natural wealth comes the looming threat of habitat loss, climate change, pollution, and illegal poaching.

09 Feb 2024


Mizoram, Assam agree to resolve colonial-era border dispute

Assam and Mizoram have agreed to make joint efforts to settle the long pending inter-state border dispute between the two states.

08 Feb 2024

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

AAP announces candidates for 3 Lok Sabha seats in Assam

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has announced its candidates for three Lok Sabha seats in Assam.

29 Jan 2024

Health & Wellness

Foundation laid for first naturopathy hospital in Dibrugarh, Assam

The Union Minister of Ayush and Ports, Shipping & Waterways, Sarbananda Sonowal, and the Chief Minister of Assam, Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma, jointly laid the foundation stone for the Central Research Institute of Yoga & Naturopathy (CRIYN) and a 100-bed yoga and naturopathy hospital in Dihing Khamtighat, Dibrugarh on Sunday.

28 Jan 2024

Rahul Gandhi

Will soon identify Rahul Gandhi's 'body double': Himanta Sarma 

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said he would soon reveal the details of the "body double" allegedly used by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi during the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra in the state.

24 Jan 2024

Rahul Gandhi

'File as many...': Rahul hits out against FIRs in Assam

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday dared the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-ruled government in Assam to file "as many cases as they can," saying he will not be intimidated.

23 Jan 2024

Congress Party

Rahul's yatra: Clash breaks out between Congress workers, Assam cops

On Tuesday, nearly 5,000 Congress workers, including Rahul Gandhi, attempting to enter Guwahati, were stopped as the party resumed its 'Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra' in Assam.

23 Jan 2024

Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi's yatra route diverted in Guwahati to 'avoid chaos'

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was denied permission for his Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra to pass through main roads in Guwahati, Assam, as it returns from Meghalaya, Times of India reported.

22 Jan 2024

Rahul Gandhi

Denied entry to Batadrava Satra Temple in Assam: Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday alleged that he is being barred from visiting the Batadrava Satra Temple in Assam, NDTV reported.

21 Jan 2024

Rahul Gandhi

Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra: Rahul Gandhi 'attacked' in Assam

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was escorted to safety inside the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra bus on Sunday after he was allegedly attacked in Assam.

20 Jan 2024

Rahul Gandhi

Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra: Assam Congress accuses BJP of vandalization

The Congress has accused Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers of vandalizing banners and posters in Assam's North Lakhimpur town to welcome the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra led by Rahul Gandhi.

19 Jan 2024

Rahul Gandhi

BJP wants to confine tribal people to forests: Rahul Gandhi

Congress MP Rahul Gandhi on Friday said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wants to confine tribal people to forests and deprive them of education and other major opportunities.

10 Jan 2024

Travel And Tourism

Indian islands and beaches besides Lakshadweep that need your attention

After Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit and the controversy it sparked in the Maldives, Lakshadweep is getting more attention. Indians are supporting the Union territory by boycotting travel to the Maldives to show solidarity.

08 Jan 2024

Travel And Tourism

Stunning rainforests in India that you shouldn't miss

Tucked away among the varied motifs of India's topography, rainforests serve as vivid verdant havens, alive with life and resonating with the melodies of the natural world.

06 Jan 2024


Severe cold wave grips North India, no relief till Tuesday

Delhi and several parts of North India are currently facing harsh cold wave conditions, with temperatures dropping below average.

31 Dec 2023

Bhagwant Mann

Why Defence Ministry rejected Punjab, Bengal tableaus for R-day

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has rejected the Punjab and West Bengal governments' tableau proposals for the 2024 Republic Day parade, The Indian Express reported.

29 Dec 2023

Amit Shah

Centre, Assam government, ULFA insurgents ink historic tripartite peace accord

The Centre and Assam Government have signed a historic peace deal with the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA).

28 Dec 2023


Eastern elegance: Unveiling wedding wonders in India's east 

Ever since the "Wed in India" message by our PM aired on 'Man Ki Bat', couples have been looking for great wedding spots in India to keep their cultural roots near them.

27 Dec 2023

Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi's 'Bharat Nyay Yatra' to launch on January 14

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is set to launch the second edition of the party's nationwide march on January 14, 2024, on the lines of the previous Bharat Jodo Yatra.

27 Nov 2023


Kuki group suspends economic blockade in Manipur

The Committee on Tribal Unity-Sadar Hills (COTU) on Monday suspended the 12-day economic blockade on two national highways linking Manipur's Meitei-dominated capital, Imphal.

Cyclone Midhili likely to make landfall in Bangladesh on Saturday

The India Meteorological Department (IMD), on Thursday, warned of an upcoming cyclone that could impact India.

29 Oct 2023


Bihar: Man found dead at Congress MLA's house, probe underway

The body of a man was discovered on Saturday at the house of Congress MLA Neetu Singh in the Nawada district of Bihar, reported India Today.

Cyclone Hamoon intensifies, heavy rainfall alert in several states

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday said that Cyclone Hamoon has intensified into a "severe cyclonic storm" over the northwest Bay of Bengal.

06 Oct 2023


Odisha: Over 2,800 cases, 8 deaths from Scrub Typhus

At least eight people have died due to Scrub Typhus in Odisha, the state's health director said.

02 Oct 2023

Himanta Biswa Sarma

Don't need Miya votes for 10 years: Himanta Biswa Sarma

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) doesn't need the votes of the Miya people, Bengali-speaking Muslims in Assam, for the next 10 years until they abandon fundamentalism.