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09 Jul 2018


Knowledge of Assamese must for working in Assam: Literary body

Assam Sahitya Sabha, the apex literary body of the state, has said anyone wanting to work in Assam must know Assamese or any of the local mother tongues.

09 Jul 2018


Assam: Man held for facilitating MLA to rape wife twice

A man was arrested from Guwahati's Azara area on July 7 after his wife complained to the police that he had helped an AIUDF MLA, Nijam Uddin Choudhury, in raping her twice in May, the police said today.

06 Jul 2018


WhatsApp rumors: Three sadhus narrowly escape lynching in Assam

Police and army in Assam prevented a repeat of last month's brutal Karbi Anglong lynching, rescuing three saints from an agitated 100-member mob in Dima Hasao.

29 Jun 2018


Assam police registers case over fake Facebook account of DGP

A fake Facebook account of Assam Director General of Police Kuladhar Saikia has been detected.

25 Jun 2018


Assam: Couple thrashed all night by villagers, woman's head shaved

On Saturday night, villagers of Assam's Nagaon district thrashed a couple and shaved the woman's head, because they didn't approve of the couple's affair.

24 Jun 2018


This organization is changing the lives of LGBT Muslims

While June is celebrated around the world as Pride Month, Muslims also spend days fasting during Ramzan.

24 Jun 2018

Indian Railways

For Assam flood victims, Railways brings ray of hope

For thousands of flood-affected people in South Assam, train coaches have become their lifesaving shelter.

22 Jun 2018


Assam: Unmarried couple riding motorcycle thrashed, forced to marry

A mob thrashed an unmarried couple, who were going on a motorcycle, for traveling together in Assam's Goalpara district.

Costly meal: 'Rats' shred notes worth Rs.12L in Assam ATM

Tinsukia district in Assam is in the news for bizarre, amusing and alarming reasons: rats apparently tore to shreds currency notes worth Rs. 12L inside an ATM here.

17 Jun 2018


Northeast beckons tourists; footfalls to grow 12% in 2019

Improved infrastructure and air connectivity are drawing a large number of tourists to India's Northeast and looking at the current traction, footfalls in the picturesque region are expected to grow by 10-12% in 2019, industry experts said.

16 Jun 2018


Man accused of raping daughter kills wife in court premises

A man, accused of raping his daughter, has killed his wife inside the Dibrugarh district and sessions court premises by slitting her throat.

09 Jun 2018

Karbi Anglong

Assam: Mob lynches two on suspicion of being child lifters

Two men, suspected of being child lifters, were lynched by unidentified people in Assam's Karbi Anglong district, police said today.

08 Jun 2018


22-year-old Assam lawyer chosen for prestigious peace-building program in US

Salma Hussain, a 22-year-old lawyer in Assam, will join a team of young women selected from across the world for a peace-building initiative by a Washington-based institute.

05 Jun 2018


Four-year-old Assam boy's book published; becomes youngest author of India

At an age when children can barely string two sentences together, four-year-old Ayan Gogoi Gohain of Assam's North Lakhimpur district has earned the rare distinction of "Youngest Author of India".

02 Jun 2018

Assam Floods

Restoring faith: Congress-MLA from Assam carries, cremates body of poor-man

At a time when elected representatives have made it difficult for us to have faith in them, a Congress MLA from Assam cremated the body of a poor man.

31 May 2018

DC Comics

CBSE Class-10: Gurugram's Rudraaksh defeated autism to score 83%!

For KB Rudraaksh of Gurugram, autism made life very difficult. Apart from having to deal with physical challenges, he had to face bullying and discrimination.

29 May 2018


Writing entirely with right leg, Assam girl aces class-X boards

Making up excuses before attempting difficult tasks comes easy to us, but one should learn from this Assamese 17-year-old.

24 May 2018


Assam: Woman faces murder charges after killing father during rape-attempt

A 25-year-old woman in Assam's Biswanath has been charged for killing her father allegedly when he attempted to rape her.

22 May 2018


Mathura police rescues 15-year-old girl, nabs 6 for sex trafficking

A 15-year-old girl from Assam was rescued from a private guest house in Mathura by the Kotwali Police.

20 May 2018


Two engineers built app to fix parking problems in northeast

Two young engineers of Assam built an app named "ParkingRhino" in 2016 and now plan to manage both on-street and off-street parking in Guwahati and other towns of Assam such as Jorhat, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, and Tezpur, by providing real-time information to drivers.

29 Apr 2018

Priyanka Chopra

Watch: Priyanka tries her luck at Bihu dance in Assam

Priyanka Chopra recently flew to Assam to shoot a new promotional video for the state's tourism department.

27 Apr 2018

Narendra Modi

Assam: Bodo groups call for NH-blockade demanding talks on Bodoland

Several Bodo groups have protested against the Assam government's alleged failure to hold a further dialogue on the Bodoland issue and called for a five-day national highway blockade in Bodoland areas from May 2.

25 Apr 2018


In Assam, newly-wed wife gang-raped by husband, friends over dowry

A woman was allegedly raped by her husband, and two of his friends on April 17 in South Assam's Karimganj district, just three days after her wedding.

23 Apr 2018


AFSPA completely revoked from Meghalaya, diluted in Arunachal Pradesh

In a major move, the Home Ministry has completely revoked the controversial AFSPA from Meghalaya, and diluted it in some parts of Arunachal Pradesh.

01 Apr 2018

Animal Rights

Kaziranga has more rhinos today than it did in 2015

Kaziranga National Park is currently home to 2,413 one-horned rhinos, 12 more than what it had in 2015, according to the latest census of the species.

24 Mar 2018

Crime Against Women

Assam: Class 5 girl gang-raped, later set on fire

On Friday, in a hideous incident, a Class 5 student in Assam's Nagaon district was set on fire after allegedly being gang-raped. The girl, who suffered 90% burn injuries, passed away in a hospital at night.

15 Mar 2018


Have you heard of Assam's "Chutiyas"?

A tweet by Union Minister for Tribal Affairs Jual Oram has reignited an old debate, and also exposed the ignorance of "mainstream" Indians about the northeast.

12 Mar 2018

Himanta Biswa Sarma

Assam Finance Minister to present state's first e-Budget today

Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said he would present the state's first e-Budget at the Legislative Assembly in Guwahati on Monday.

22 Feb 2018

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Army Chief's comments about Assamese party condemned as political

Army Chief Bipin Rawat finds himself in the midst of a controversy after he spoke of how a political party in the Northeast was rising on the back of Muslim support.

22 Feb 2018


Pakistan, China facilitating illegal migration to the northeast: Bipin Rawat

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat has blamed India's "western neighbor" (Pakistan) and "northern neighbor" (China) for "planned" illegal migration in the northeast.

20 Feb 2018

Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka's 'revealing' picture on Assam tourism calendar irks politicians

Priyanka Chopra found herself mired in a fresh controversy once again after several politicians raised objections over her picture in the Assam tourism calendar.

15 Feb 2018

Indian Air Force

Two air force pilots killed in Assam aircraft crash

Two air force pilots were killed when their microlight aircraft crashed in Majuli district of Assam today.

06 Feb 2018


Ola to launch river taxis in Guwahati

Ola boats may soon be a reality.

04 Feb 2018


SpiceJet contemplating using seaplanes on the Brahmaputra

Low-cost airline SpiceJet is currently mulling introducing seaplanes on the Brahmaputra river in Assam.

04 Feb 2018

Mukesh Ambani

Mukesh Ambani announces Rs. 2,500 crore investment in Assam

Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani, while speaking at the Global Investors Summit 2018 in Guwahati, announced an investment of Rs. 2,500 crore across various sectors in Assam which would create at least 80,000 jobs over the next three years.

11 Jan 2018


Meet the IAS officer promoting toilet donation in Assam's Jorhat

An IAS officer in Assam's Jorhat district has found a unique way to realize Swachh Bharat's mission of making India open defecation free by 2019.

01 Jan 2018


Assam publishes first draft of NRC on New Year

The first draft of the much-awaited National Register of Citizens (NRC) for Assam has finally been published with 1.9cr names.

15 Dec 2017


#InternationalTeaDay: Celebrating the 'Ek Cup Chai' we can't do without

Did you know that not every tea is chai?

12 Dec 2017


Assam: Suspected ULFA militants shoot village leader, son dead

Three suspected militants of the United Liberation Front of Assam (Independent) (ULFA-I) shot dead a village leader and his son yesterday evening.

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