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11 Dec 2017

Indian Railways

Speeding train kills five elephants in Assam

Speeding trains are a danger not only to people but also to our rich fauna. Five wild elephants, including a pregnant one, were recently killed after being hit by a train in Assam's Balipara.

24 Nov 2017


Himanta Sarma's 'unconditional apology' after linking cancer to 'divine justice'

After two days of facing backlash over his comments linking cancer to "divine justice", Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has offered an 'unconditional apology' while accusing the media and opposition of distorting his statements.

06 Oct 2017


Gorakhpur again? 7 newborns die in Assam hospital in 22hrs

In a shocking development, at least seven newborns have died in Assam's Fakkhrudin Ali Ahmed Medical College in Barpeta in less than a day.

Retired Assamese Army veteran asked to prove his Indian citizenship

A retired Indian Army officer hailing from Assam has been asked to prove his Indian citizenship by the Assamese Police.

02 Sep 2017

Indian Army

The AFSPA saga continues: State government declares Assam "disturbed"

Since 1990, the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) has been imposed in Assam by the Centre.

30 Aug 2017


Centre issues flood alert for 12 states: Find out which

Six states are already reeling under floods. Now the government has warned that 12 others might witness floods due to "extreme to very heavy rainfall".

19 Aug 2017


Floods in UP and Bihar leave 170 dead

Over 130 people have been killed in floods caused by incessant rains in Bihar and neighboring Nepal.

17 Aug 2017


Floods: 1.2cr people affected, death toll rises, train services hit

Heavy rains and floods continue to batter the eastern and northeastern parts of India. Over 1.2cr people have been affected, and the death toll continues to rise in Assam, West Bengal and Bihar.

28 Jul 2017

West Bengal

Flood crisis: Centre blames State governments over unutilized relief funds

Nearly 600 people have died in floods or landslides across the country in 2017.

25 Jul 2017

Indian Army

Assam: Terrorist killed in joint operation by army, police

In a joint operation by the Indian Army and Assam Police, a terrorist was killed in the state's Kokrajhar district.

14 Jul 2017

Kiren Rijiju

Assam floods: 5 dead, over 17 lakh remain affected

Nearly five people lost their lives and over 17 lakh remain affected as the flood situation deteriorated in Assam.

Arunachal Pradesh exempted from liquor ban by Supreme Court

After the exemption granted to other hilly states like Sikkim, Meghalaya, the SC granted an exemption to Arunachal Pradesh from its liquor ban.

12 Jul 2017

Ranjit Sinha

Shillong: Meet the ladies that turn garbage into gold

They are called the 'Merry Maidens' of Shillong with a twist.

11 Jul 2017


Meet Guwahati's Roshni Hassan: This year's Mrs United Nations

After Rishita Baruah, another beauty queen from Assam has made India proud. Guwahati's Roshni Hassan was crowned Mrs United Nations 2017.

10 Jul 2017

Arunachal Pradesh

Why discontinue Sanitary napkins scheme: Congress to Arunachal Pradesh Govt.

Calling the Arunachal Pradesh govt inept to work for people's welfare, Congress party demanded the relaunch of Sanitary Napkins scheme.

08 Jul 2017


Meghalaya: Central govt. should compensate for losses from GST

Meghalaya CM has asserted that the Central Government is legally bound to compensate the state in case of any losses incurred during the initial GST implementation.

05 Jul 2017

Aadhaar Card

Mandatory Aadhaar-PAN linking: Who all are exempt?

Starting July, linking Aadhaar with PAN became mandatory for filing tax returns. However, there are certain sections which are exempt from the otherwise mandatory linking subject to specific conditions.

27 Jun 2017


Delhi Golf Club removes Meghalayan woman in traditional Khasi dress

The reputed Delhi Golf Club is facing flak for allegedly displaying racial prejudices against a northeastern woman.

19 Jun 2017


NE floods- Indo-Bangladesh border fence damaged in many areas

Apart from affecting tens of thousands of people, floods in the northeast have given rise to security concerns.

18 Jun 2017


3 killed in Meghalaya landslide, rescue operations underway

Three people were killed and two were reported missing after a massive landslide in Meghalaya's Ri-Bhoi district.

16 Jun 2017


Population control- 146 lacking districts to have 'Mission Parivar Vikas'

Upping its fight against population explosion, the government has announced 'Mission Parivar Vikas' in 146 districts where the Total Fertility Rate (number of children born per woman) is more than three.

26 May 2017


What is the significance of Dhola-Sadiya bridge?

PM Modi inaugurated the Dhola-Sadiya bridge, that serves to improve connectivity and reduce traveling time between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.

26 May 2017


PM Modi to inaugurate India's longest bridge in Assam today

On May 26, PM Narendra Modi will inaugurate India's longest bridge at Dhola-Sadiya in Assam. The 9.2km bridge would facilitate the smooth movement of troops to Arunachal Pradesh, a territory China claims as its own.

22 May 2017

Crime Against Women

Assam gang-rape: NCW wants case tried in fast-track court

The National Commission for Women wants the recent gang-rape and murder of a 21-year-old in Assam to be tried in a fast-track court.

17 May 2017


Google's Internet Sathi - Internet literacy comes to rural Assam

In India, where women's illiteracy rate is surprisingly low, Google partnered with Tata Trusts to create "Internet Sathi," a noble initiative to increase digital literacy in India last year.

12 May 2017

Crime Against Women

Assam- Six arrested for torturing, raping and killing 21-year-old

Six people, all likely teenagers, were arrested for allegedly torturing, raping and killing a 21-year-old in Assam's West Karbi Anglong district.

12 May 2017


Assam to take forward Modi's 'Act East Policy'

Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal said that his administration would set up an 'Act East' department to combine and take ahead the Centre's Act East Policy.

06 May 2017


Assam wants AFSPA to be removed in some areas

The Assam government will review whether the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) could be withdrawn in a phased manner and present its recommendations to the Centre.

05 May 2017


Triple talaq victims to now get pension in Assam

Health and Education Minister of Assam, Himanta Biswa Sharma on Thursday announced that pension and skill development training would be provided to Muslim women who are victims of triple talaq.

02 May 2017

Narendra Modi

Two arrested over lynching of suspected cow thieves in Assam

Two persons were arrested in Assam's Nagaon for their alleged involvement in the lynching of two suspected cow thieves.

01 May 2017

Narendra Modi

Now, cow vigilantism in Assam too?

Cow vigilantism seems to have found its way to Assam as well, where 2 suspected cattle smugglers were lynched by a mob in Nagaon district.

26 Apr 2017


Modi to inaugurate India's longest bridge in Assam

PM Modi will inaugurate India's longest bridge in Assam, on 24th May. The Dhola-Sadiya bridge will traverse across the Brahmaputra River.

23 Apr 2017


Assam has India's highest maternal deaths, text messages save lives

Assam has a maternal mortality ratio of 300 deaths per 100,000 live-births, the worst in India and almost the same as Ghana (321) and Sudan (325).

15 Apr 2017


Kaziranga documentary: 5-yr ban on BBC in all national parks

The government has enforced a five-year ban on BBC from shooting in any Indian animal park or wildlife sanctuary.

13 Apr 2017


Bypolls: BJP leads in Delhi, Congress follows, AAP trails

Counting of votes is underway for bypolls in 10 assembly constituencies across eight states -Assam, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and West Bengal.

Assam's only all-women bank: KMUCB addresses women's financial concerns

Only 26% of Indian women hold an account with a formal financial institution.

11 Apr 2017


EC defers Anantnag by-elections to 25th May

Following reports from the J&K administration as well as its Chief Electoral Officer that the Lok Sabha by-poll in Anantnag may be intervened by violent elements, the Election Commission adjourned the same to 25th May.

10 Apr 2017


Srinagar by-polls marred by violence, 8 dead

The Srinagar Lok Sabha by-polls witnessed violence with 8 people having died after being fired at by the security forces.

03 Apr 2017


Assam govt: BBC promotes poachers' cause

The National Tiger Conservation Authority has issued a show-cause notice to BBC, over their documentary on the Kaziranga National Park. The Assam government lodged a formal complaint as well.

10 Mar 2017


Elections over, exit polls an appetizer before final results

Exit polls for the recently conducted assembly elections in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur have started coming in.

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