Articles about Assam

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.

Assam: Doctor brutally assaulted by mob after COVID-19 patient dies

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.

Policeman wears PPE kit, carries COVID-19 patient to ambulance

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.

Banned ULFA(I) outfit announces three-month ceasefire due to COVID-19

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.

Assam Masjid Committees: No Eid mass prayers due to COVID-19

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.

Himanta Biswa Sarma to take oath as Assam CM tomorrow

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.

Counting of votes begins for four states and one UT

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.

#ExitPolls: Tight race in Bengal; DMK to sweep Tamil Nadu

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.

People spend sleepless night as 18 aftershocks rock Assam

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.

6.4 magnitude earthquake jolts Assam, tremors in northeast, Bengal

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.

Minister says no shortage of oxygen in Assam

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.

Classes will be suspended if cases cross 100: Assam minister

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.

300 flight passengers skip mandatory COVID-19 tests at Silchar airport

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.

'Salaried people can't be martyrs,' says writer after Naxal attack

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.

BJP's Himanta Sarma challenges 48-hour campaign ban in Gauhati HC

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.

Assam: Repolling ordered after EVM found in BJP candidate's car

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.

People in Assam have shown Congress-led alliance 'red card': PM

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.

Assembly elections: Nandigram among 30 West Bengal constituencies voting today

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.

Unlike BJP, Congress fulfills its poll promises: Rahul Gandhi

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.

BJP will win Bengal election with over 200 seats: Shah

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.

Cast vote against 'divisive forces' to strengthen democracy: Rahul

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.

Voting underway for 30 seats in Bengal, 47 in 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.

BJP will enact laws against 'love-and-land jihad' in Assam: Shah

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.

BJP announces election candidates for Kerala, TN, Assam, Bengal

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.

EC announces election dates in Assam, Kerala, Puducherry, TN, 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.

Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Bengal election dates likely after February 15

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.

In Assam, Modi alleges foreign conspiracy to defame Indian tea

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.

145 fall ill after having biryani at Assam Government event

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.

NDA committed to preserving Assam's culture: PM Modi

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.