Guwahati: News

02 Oct 2023


Manipur students' death: CBI arrests 4, shifts to Guwahati

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested four persons in connection with the murder of two students from Imphal, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh said on Sunday.

11 Sep 2023


Man 'gropes' female passenger on IndiGo's Mumbai-Guwahati flight, arrested

In the latest midflight incident involving sexual harassment, a man was arrested for reportedly groping a female co-passenger on an IndiGo flight from Mumbai to Guwahati, the airline officials revealed on Sunday.

12 Aug 2023


BJP leader kills self after intimate photo-leak with senior leader

In a shocking incident in Assam, prominent Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Indrani Tahbildar was reportedly found dead at her residence in Guwahati on Friday.

29 May 2023

Vande Bharat Express

PM Modi virtually flags off Northeast's first Vande Bharat Express

Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually flagged off northeast India's first Vande Bharat Express train from Guwahati in Assam to New Jalpaiguri in West Bengal on Monday.

08 May 2023


Guwahati: Doctor couple abused, tortured adopted 4-year-old daughter; arrested

In a horrific incident, a doctor couple was arrested for allegedly torturing their adopted four-year-old daughter in Guwahati, Assam. Per ANI, the couple tied the girl to a pole on their terrace and tortured her in the Paltan Bazaar area of the state.

14 Apr 2023

Narendra Modi

PM Modi inaugurates Northeast's 1st AIIMS in Assam

PM Narendra Modi inaugurated Northeast India's first All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Guwahati, Assam, on Friday.

30 Mar 2023


Drunk passenger defecates, vomits on IndiGo's Guwahati-Delhi flight

In yet another instance of an on-flight mishap in India, an intoxicated passenger traveling on an IndiGo flight to Delhi from Guwahati on Sunday reportedly vomited in the aisle and defecated around the washroom.

16 Mar 2023

Indian Army

Indian Army helicopter crashes in Arunachal Pradesh, 2 pilots missing 

An Indian Army Cheetah helicopter crashed in the Mandala Hills region of Arunachal Pradesh on Thursday. Two pilots— a Lieutenant Colonel and a Major— are missing, reported NDTV.

20 Feb 2023


Assam woman kills husband, mother-in-law; stores body pieces in fridge

A woman in Assam's Guwahati has been arrested for allegedly murdering her husband and mother-in-law, chopping their bodies, keeping the pieces in a fridge for three days, and later disposing of the same in Meghalaya, the police revealed on Monday.

16 Sep 2022

Assam Police

Assam: Hindu man found hanging; family alleges forced conversion, murder

Tensions flared in Lakhimpur district of Assam after a Hindu youth (23) was found hanging from a tree in a tea garden, reported The Sentinel Assam.

31 Jul 2022


Congress MLA alleges Sarma wants to bring down Jharkhand government

A Congress MLA from Jharkhand has now revealed that his colleagues jailed in Bengal over the seizure of cash worth lakhs have urged him to accompany them to Guwahati to meet Assam Chief Minister (CM) Himanta Biswa Sarma.

22 Jul 2022


Best planetariums in India to introduce your kids to astronomy

If you are inclined toward space exploration and astronomy, then planetariums or taramandals are a must-visit for you.

13 Jul 2022


Planning a trip to Assam? Check out these beautiful places

Located in Northeast India, Assam is known for its historical temples, rich flora and fauna, lush green tea plantations, and the sparkling Brahmaputra River.

12 Jul 2022


Meet Sneha Pareek, only girl among 2022 JEE Main Session-1 toppers

Sneha Pareek of Assam's Guwahati emerged as the only girl among the 14 2022 JEE Main Session 1 toppers who received a perfect score.

07 Jul 2022


Manipur woman started organic food brand with just Rs. 500!

Yangmila Zimik, a single mother-turned-entrepreneur from the Ukhrul district in Manipur has proven again that hard work, faith, and determination can help anyone make their dreams come true.

22 Jun 2022

Shiv Sena

Sena rebel Shinde claims he has 40 MLAs with him

Shiv Sena's rebel MLA, Eknath Shinde, claimed on Wednesday that he has 40 MLAs with him, adding that they will carry Balasaheb Thackeray's Hindutva.

17 Jun 2022


Floods kill 16, affect 11 lakh in Assam, Meghalaya

Floods have wreaked havoc in Assam and Meghalaya, killing at least 16 people as water levels in key rivers are on the rise.

27 May 2022

West Bengal

5 places to visit near Siliguri

Siliguri in West Bengal is the doorway to the northeast for the rest of India. Siliguri also gives one access to Sikkim via road.

18 May 2022

Travel And Tourism

5 most scenic bus routes in India

They say the journey is more important than the destination, and, when it comes to traveling, they are right.

18 Apr 2022


5 best tourist places to visit in Guwahati

Located in Assam, Guwahati is an ancient urban city blessed with scenic views of the Brahmaputra and rich flora and fauna along with mighty mountain ranges.

03 Sep 2021


Bhargav Saikia to direct multi-lingual horror-fantasy feature film 'Bokshi'

Filmmaker Bhargav Saikia on Friday announced that he will direct a multi-lingual horror-fantasy feature film titled Bokshi.

21 Jul 2021

Mohan Bhagwat

CAA, NRC have nothing to do with Hindu-Muslim divide: Bhagwat

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, who is in Assam on a two-day visit, said that the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) have nothing to do with the Hindu-Muslim divide and communal narrative surrounding the two issues were being peddled by some to gain political mileage.

05 Apr 2021

Crime Against Women

IIT-Guwahati suspends student arrested on charge of molestation

Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati has suspended the student arrested on the charge of molesting a fellow woman student.

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.

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.

08 Jan 2020

Narendra Modi

Amid anger against CAA, Modi to skip event in Guwahati

The Northeast is burning since Centre got the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) passed in the Parliament. It became an act after President's assent on Decemeber 13.

26 Dec 2019


Arrested for sedition, activist Akhil Gogoi's home raided by NIA

The National Investigation Agency raided RTI activist and peasant leader Akhil Gogoi's residence in Guwahati, Assam, on Thursday.

17 Dec 2019


Citizenship Act protests: Curfew lifted in Assam, broadband services resume

The curfew imposed in Assam's capital Guwahati was lifted on Tuesday, but with a rider. The restrictions will remain in place during the night, state finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma announced yesterday.

13 Dec 2019


As Assam burns, CM Sonowal says violence won't be tolerated

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has finally spoken about the unrest in his state and promised to take strong action against those indulging in violence.

12 Dec 2019

Deepak Kumar

Assam: Guwahati Police Commissioner sacked amid Citizenship Bill protests

As protests rage in Assam over the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, the Police Commissioner of Guwahati, Deepak Kumar, has been removed from his position, officials said.

12 Dec 2019


Citizenship (Amendment) Bill protests: Curfew in Assam, Army on standby

Late last evening, the Rajya Sabha passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, amid widespread protests in the Northeast.

Japanese student found dead at IIT-Guwahati; police suspect suicide

In a tragic incident, a Japanese student was found dead at the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati (IIT-G) on Thursday.

26 Aug 2019


IIT-Guwahati researchers develop lab-grown artificial meat that's eco-friendly

While all agricultural practices have varying effects on the environment, meat production is associated with accelerating the greenhouse effect due to animal methane, excessive waste, fossil fuel usage, and inordinate consumption of water and land.

04 Aug 2019


2 years after Assam student's murder, lover gets death penalty

Almost two years after a college student was murdered in Assam, her lover, Govind Singhal, was sentenced to death by a fast-track court of Kamrup in Guwahati on Saturday.

16 Jul 2019


Assam floods: 15 dead, lakhs affected; state on red alert

As many as 30 out of Assam's 33 districts have been affected by floods, prompting the state government to sound a red alert on Monday.

04 Jul 2019


#PhDMeToo: PhD scholars campaign against mental harassment at IITs

Frustrated with the mental harassment perpetrated by their supervisors, research scholars across India have started a campaign, #PhDMeToo, in a desperate bid to get justice.

17 Jun 2019

Hrithik Roshan

'Super 30' team had to change script 13 times

Hrithik Roshan's Super 30 has been in the pipeline for a long time.

07 Jun 2019


IRCTC offers Shillong-Guwahati tour package, starting at Rs. 20,000

The Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) offers domestic as well as International tour packages throughout the year.

06 Mar 2019


This Muslim family maintains a 500-year-old Shiva temple

Just recently, a heart-warming story of unity between the Hindu and Muslim communities surfaced online.

18 Feb 2019

Jammu And Kashmir

Guwahati: College professor suspended for Facebook post on Pulwama attack

A college professor in Guwahati has been suspended for questioning the Indian security forces' actions in Kashmir in the aftermath of the Pulwama attack that has left 40 CRPF jawans dead.

04 Feb 2019


IIT-Guwahati students are demanding separate Northeast time zone: Here's why

Students of IIT-Guwahati are set to launch a campaign demanding a separate time zone for the Northeast in a bid to improve utilization of resources.

23 Nov 2018


Nahid Afrin becomes first 'Youth Advocate' of UNICEF for Northeast

Popular singer Nahid Afrin has been appointed as the first 'Youth Advocate' of the northeastern region by the UNICEF to fight for child rights.

16 Nov 2018


Assam: Security beefed up as organizations protest Citizenship Bill

Prohibitory orders were clamped in three police districts of Guwahati and security beefed up in view of the Assam Secretariat gherao program called by several organizations today against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016.

27 Oct 2018


Manipuri filmmaker urges GIFF to screen movies in other NE-states

Manipur filmmaker Haobam Paban Kumar has suggested that the movies that are being screened at the ongoing Guwahati International Film Festival (GIFF) should be shown in other northeastern states.

13 Oct 2018


Assam: Blast in Guwahati injures four, including a woman

Four people were injured in an explosion in the Sukleswar ghat area in Guwahati, Assam today.

06 Oct 2018

Amitabh Bachchan

KBC 10's first crorepati Binita Jain reveals her winning secret

Binita Jain, a teacher from Guwahati, went on to create history this week after becoming the first crorepati of 'Kaun Banega Crorepati 10'.

14 Sep 2018


Guwahati-based start-up to launch cab services in 98 cities

A Guwahati-based start-up today announced to roll out on-demand cab services across 98 cities in India under the brand 'Wify Cab'.

13 Sep 2018


Engineering sucks, writes IIT-Guwahati student in alleged suicide note

A first-year engineering student allegedly committed suicide in her hostel room of IIT Guwahati on Wednesday, as she was didn't want to study engineering.

12 Sep 2018


IIT-Guwahati student commits suicide in hostel room

A first-year student of IIT-Guwahati has allegedly committed suicide by hanging from the ceiling fan of her hostel room, a police officer said.

28 Aug 2018


Assam: Rainwater pours through ceiling of Guwahati airport's passenger lounge

Rainwater gushed through the ceiling inside the passenger lounge area of Guwahati airport in Assam following heavy showers yesterday but no flight operations were affected, an airport official said today.

24 Aug 2018


This Arunachal tea variety fetched Rs. 40,000/kg in auction

A tea variety from Arunachal Pradesh has fetched a world-record price of Rs. 40,000/kg at Guwahati Tea Auction Center in Assam breaking the record of an Assam tea variety auctioned last month.

25 Jul 2018

Delhi Police

Newborn's body with paper stuffed in mouth found on flight

In a shocking incident, the dead-body of an infant was found onboard a New Delhi-bound AirAsia flight inside the toilet.

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.

29 Jun 2018


Tripura: Angry-mob lynches one believing child-lifting rumors, injures two others

Social media rumors have taken a deadly turn in India.

27 Jun 2018


Guwahati: Woman, returning from father's rites, stripped to 'verify' pregnancy

In a shocking incident, a woman was stripped by staff of CISF to ensure her pregnancy at Guwahati's Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, on Sunday.

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.

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.

16 May 2018


Help this young IIT engineer to fight his life battle

On April 15, time stopped for the Mumbai-based Kakati family.

24 Mar 2018


2019 Election: Shah sets target of 21 seats from northeast

Gearing up for the 2019 General election, BJP President Amit Shah today set a target of 21 seats out of 25 parliamentary constituencies from the northeast in the Lok Sabha polls.

09 Mar 2018

Indian Railways

In a first, Indian-Railways appoints all-women team for technical maintenance

In its rich 165-year history, the Indian Railways never had a group of women working for technical maintenance of the train coaches, until now.

05 Mar 2018


Guwahati stage-artiste Kismat Bano to launch mini-theatre-hall to train children

Stage prodigy from Guwahati, Kismat Bano, has got a mini theatre hall built at her house in the city to train neighborhood children in the art of acting.

06 Feb 2018


Ola to launch river taxis in Guwahati

Ola boats may soon be a reality.

04 Feb 2018


Pride parades are going 'desi' in India's smaller cities

Guwahati is one week away from its fifth pride parade. Other smaller Indian towns are also beginning their LGBTQI movement.

11 Dec 2017


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.

21 Nov 2017


IndiGo in news again: Staff suspended for misbehaving with passenger

It has been a bad month for IndiGo. First, ace shuttler PV Sindhu accused a staffer of behaving "badly and rudely" with her, and a few days later, a video of IndiGo employees thrashing a passenger went viral.

09 Nov 2017


GST review: What to expect at tomorrow's Council meet

The GST Council is expected to announce a slew of reforms at its 23rd meeting on November 9-10 in Guwahati.

06 Nov 2017


Guwahati civic body mandates daily singing of national anthem

Less than a week after the Jaipur municipal corporation mandated daily singing of the national anthem by staff, the Guwahati civic body has now followed suit.

22 Oct 2017

Arun Jaitley

GST rates need complete overhaul: Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia

Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia said GST rates need a complete overhaul, given that the new regime is firmly implemented.

19 Jul 2017


Nagaland crisis: Zeliang re-appointed CM after Liezietsu skips floor test

TR Zeliang has been re-appointed the Nagaland CM after his rival and incumbent CM Shurhozelie Liezietsu skipped a floor test scheduled to prove majority.