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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.

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.

27 Apr 2021

Himanta 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 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.

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.

03 Apr 2021

Himanta 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 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.

01 Apr 2021

Narendra 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 2021

West 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 2021

Rahul 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 2021

Amit 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 2021

West 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 2021

West 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 2021

Amit 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 2021

Tamil 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 2021

West 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 2021

West 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 2021

West 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 2021

Health & 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 2021

West 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 2021

West 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 2021

West 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.

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 2021


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.

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 2020


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 2020


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 2020

Narendra 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 2020


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 2020


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 2020


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 2020


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 2020


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 2020

Hindustan 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 2020


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 2020


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 2020


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 2020


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 2020


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 2020

West 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.

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