Guwahati: News

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.

29 Jan 2017

Assam Police

Meghalaya CM refuses to sack Home Min over sex scandal

Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma has refused to sack state Home Minister HDR Lyngdoh over his son's role in the sexual assault of a minor. CM Sangma said "As of now...the law doesn't demand so."