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28 Apr 2021Earthquake
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 2021India
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 2021Himanta Biswa Sarma
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 2021Coronavirus
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 2021India
'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 2021Himanta Biswa Sarma
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 2021India
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 2021Narendra Modi
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 2021West Bengal
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 2021Rahul Gandhi
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 2021Amit Shah
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 2021West Bengal
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 2021West Bengal
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 2021Amit Shah
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 2021Tamil Nadu
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 2021West Bengal
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 2021West Bengal
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 2021West Bengal
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 2021Health & Wellness
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 2021West Bengal
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.
23 Jan 2021West Bengal
PM Modi arrives in Assam, next stop is West Bengal
Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed in Assam a short while ago, after which he is slated to visit neighboring West Bengal.
21 Jan 2021West Bengal
PM Modi to visit Kolkata for Bose's birth anniversary celebrations
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address Parakram Diwas celebrations in Kolkata on January 23 to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, an iconic freedom fighter who hailed from the state.
02 Jan 2021Kaziranga National Park
Over 64,000 tourists have visited Kaziranga since October 21
More than 64,000 tourists have visited the Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve, famed for the one-horned Indian rhinoceros, since it reopened on October 21.
02 Jan 2021Karnataka
Schools reopen in Kerala, Karnataka, Assam amid strict COVID-19 regulations
Schools in Kerala, Karnataka, and Assam reopened with strict COVID-19 regulations, including masks, thermal screening, hand hygiene, and social distancing.
27 Dec 2020Income Tax Department of India
I-T Department detects black income of Rs. 100 crore
An unaccounted income of Rs. 100 crore has been detected after the Income Tax Department raided three "leading" contractors of Northeast India based in Assam earlier this week, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) said on Saturday.
29 Nov 2020India
Assam: Probe reveals how minority students were scammed of scholarship
An investigation into the Assam scholarship scam has revealed how the pre-Matric scholarship for poor minority students was illegally diverted in the state over the last two years.
25 Nov 2020Meghalaya
Contract for building India's longest river bridge goes to L&T
The construction wing of infrastructure giant, Larsen and Toubro (L&T), has landed the contract for building India's largest river bridge, reports said.
23 Nov 2020Narendra Modi
Ex-Assam CM Tarun Gogoi, undergoing treatment for post-COVID complications, dies
Former Assam Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Tarun Gogoi died on Monday.
01 Nov 2020Coronavirus
Assam schools reopening from Monday; check guidelines here
After a gap of over seven months, schools are set to reopen in Assam from Monday (November 2). The state government has issued a fresh set of guidelines for the reopening of schools, colleges, and other educational institutions.
29 Oct 2020Guwahati
Assam JEE (Mains) topper, who used proxy for examination, arrested
The topper of JEE (Mains) from Assam, Neel Nakshatra Das, and his father, Dr. Jyotirmoy Das, have been arrested by the Guwahati Police after the former allegedly used a proxy to write the test, which is meant for admission in prestigious engineering colleges, including IITs.
20 Oct 2020Twitter
Hrithik Roshan awed by doctor's viral moves on 'Ghungroo'
A video of a doctor dancing to the popular track Ghungroo from the 2019 hit movie War has been going crazy viral on social media.
19 Oct 2020Mizoram
Violence at Assam-Mizoram border leaves several injured, Centre intervenes
The Centre has called a meeting between Assam and Mizoram after a violent clash at the states' border on Saturday evening left at least seven people injured.
14 Oct 2020Facebook
Quran cannot be taught using government funds, says Assam Minister
Assam Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has said that there should be no religious education with the government's funding.
26 Sep 2020Hindustan Times
Assam: African swine fever spreads; government orders culling of pigs
The Northeastern state of Assam has been hit by African swine fever (ASF), prompting the state government to order the culling of 12,000 pigs.
20 Sep 2020Haryana
Schools reopening tomorrow: List of states where classes are resuming
Even as the number of coronavirus cases continues to rise, some states have decided to reopen schools partially.
10 Sep 2020Guwahati
I'm tired: Assam man who cremated 400 COVID-19 patients
As the coronavirus caseload and the number of deaths in Assam is surging, a man has reached a breaking point, tired of cremating bodies round the clock.
28 Aug 2020Bollywood
Everything that happened in the entertainment world today
Today, news in the world of entertainment was about a veteran singer's death, updates on a couple of much-awaited flicks, more goodness by Sonu Sood, and some major developments in the investigation into Sushant Singh Rajput's tragic death.
13 Aug 2020India
Coronavirus: India's tally nears 24 lakh after record single-day spike
India on Wednesday reported roughly 67,000 new coronavirus infections marking the biggest single-day spike so far. The nationwide total has reached 23.95 lakh while the death toll crossed 47,000 with over 900 more fatalities.
11 Aug 2020India
Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 22.67 lakh; death toll crosses 45,000
On Monday, India reported roughly 52,000 new coronavirus infections, a significant dip compared to the past week.
10 Aug 2020West Bengal
Experts fear measles outbreak as coronavirus impacts immunization efforts
Amid the coronavirus outbreak, as the healthcare system stands disrupted, experts fear that we could be staring at an impending measles outbreak.