08 May 2021
Sonowal, Himanta Sarma reach Delhi amid suspense over Assam CM
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, notably the most influential Minister in the State Cabinet, today flew down to national capital Delhi to meet the top brass of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
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.
04 Feb 2021
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.
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.
26 Sep 2020
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.
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.
20 Jul 2020
Coronavirus: With 40,000+ new cases, India's tally crosses 1.1 million-mark
India on Sunday touched another grim milestone as new coronavirus cases crossed the 40,000-mark for the first time.
16 Jul 2020
Assam floods: Lakhs affected, over 60 dead, relief unlikely soon
Assam has been suffering due to floods for days now. Houses are destroyed, lives have been lost and the state's battle against coronavirus is also derailed.
27 Jan 2020
'Golden future for Assam': Government signs Bodo peace accord
The Centre on Monday signed a key accord with the government of Assam and the banned Assam-based insurgent group National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB).
21 Jan 2020
Tendulkar and Anand dropped from AICS advisory panel: Details here
Indian sports legends, Sachin Tendulkar from cricket and Viswanathan Anand from chess, have been dropped from the advisory panel of the All India Council of Sports (AICS).
08 Jan 2020
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.
02 Jan 2020
Assam: Videos of police violence at anti-CAA protests viral
Reports of police brutality emerge from Assam as protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act continued on the first day of the new year.
20 Dec 2019
Assam: Messages flood phones as internet resumes after 10 days
In Assam, mobile internet services were restored on Friday after a ten-day blackout following violent agitation across the state over the Citizenship Amendment Act.
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.
15 Dec 2019
Amit Shah to discuss Citizenship Act with Meghalaya; hints changes
After the Citizenship (Amendment) Act stirred havoc in the Northeast, Home Minister Amit Shah has hinted that some changes to the legislation may be in order.
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
Why is Assam protesting the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill?
The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill has caused quite a stir in the Northeastern state of Assam. Since Wednesday, when the Bill was passed in the Rajya Sabha, protests have intensified, triggering curfews, the suspension of internet services, and utter mayhem.
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.
28 Oct 2019
Muslims would keep having more kids: MP on Assam's two-child-policy
Recently, the Assam government, led by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), announced that those having more than two children will not be eligible for government jobs.
22 Oct 2019
Assam: Soon, those with 2+ kids won't get government jobs
The Assam government, run by BJP, has come up with a new plan to keep a check on population.
31 Aug 2019
Assam: Final NRC list out, over 19 lakh left out
The final National Register of Citizens (NRC) list released at 10 AM today, four years after the gargantuan process to disenfranchise illegal Bangladeshi immigrants started.
09 Aug 2019
Pranab Da gets Bharat Ratna, Gandhis skip event. But why?
Pranab Mukherjee, one of the tallest leaders of Congress, was awarded the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honor on Thursday, by President Ram Nath Kovind.
17 Jul 2019
Assam floods: 20 dead, 52 lakh affected; Centre releases funds
Assam battered due to floods, found no respite on Tuesday with the death toll reaching 20. The number of people who have been affected by incessant rains touched 52 lakh, while only 1.5 lakh have been taken to relief centers.
23 Feb 2019
Assam: 68 tea plantation workers die after consuming illegal alcohol
Less than a fortnight after more than 100 people died due to consumption of illicit alcohol in Northern India, around 68 people died in Assam after drinking bootlegged liquor.
03 Feb 2019
Ariban Syam Sharma to return Padma Shri to protest Citizenship-Bill
On Sunday, veteran Manipuri filmmaker Aribam Syam Sharma announced that he would like to return his Padma Shri award to protest against the Central government's Citizenship Bill.
02 Feb 2019
Assam fuming over BJP leader's assault, protests continue
The Karbi Anglong district in Assam witnessed unrest on Friday as protesters took to streets with their respective demands.
31 Jan 2019
Assam: BJP leader thrashed by protesters of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill
Amid the tense situation in Assam over Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, a BJP leader was on Wednesday thrashed and manhandled by protesters in the Tinsukia district of the state.
30 Jan 2019
Assam: Three-year-old's black jacket removed by security, CM orders probe
A video of a mother removing the black jacket of her three-year-old on orders of security personnel on Tuesday in Assam has gone viral on social media, prompting Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal to order an inquiry.
02 Jan 2019
9th All India Police Commando Competition begins in Assam
The ninth All India Police Commando Competition, organized under the aegis of Assam Rifles was inaugurated by Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy at Karbi Anglong Sports Association (KASA) Stadium at Karbi Anglong district headquarters in Assam, officials said.
25 Dec 2018
PM Modi inaugurates Bogibeel bridge, India's longest rail-cum-road bridge
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Bogibeel bridge in Assam today, in a bid to commemorate the birth anniversary of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the man who commenced the project.
18 Nov 2018
Of 40L excluded in NRC, 35.5L haven't applied for inclusion
Over 35.5 lakh people of the 40 lakh, who were excluded in the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC), haven't yet come forward for inclusion in the final list of the Supreme Court-monitored exercise.
23 Oct 2018
Assam BJP MLA resigns from the Assembly. Here's why
First-time BJP MLA Terash Gowalla today said he has sent his resignation letter from the Assam Assembly to Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.
18 Oct 2018
Assam celebrates Kati Bihu festival; Governor, CM extend best wishes
Assam's third Bihu festival, known as Kati Bihu, was being celebrated across the state on Thursday, officials said.
07 Sep 2018
Man convicted of gangrape, murder of minor gets death penalty
A court in Assam today awarded death penalty to Zakir Hussain, the prime accused in the gangrape and murder of an 11-year-old girl in the state's Nagaon district in March.
02 Sep 2018
Assam lynching: Chargesheet against 48 accused filed
On Saturday, Assam police filed a chargesheet against 48 accused in the lynching of businessman Abhijit Nath and musician Nilotpal Das.
02 Aug 2018
Assam: NRC protests tense after police detain TMC-team at airport
Protests over NRC in Assam turned tense as police refused to let a TMC delegation from West Bengal (WB) leave the Silchar airport.
29 Jul 2018
Center approves 264km-long 4-lane highway along Indo-Bhutan border: Assam CM
Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal yesterday said the Center agreed in principle to construct a 264km-long four-lane highway along the Indo-Bhutan border.
04 Feb 2018
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.
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.
14 Jul 2017
Assam floods: 5 dead, over 17 lakh remain affected
Nearly five people lost their lives and over 17 lakh remain affected as the flood situation deteriorated in Assam.