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Sonowal, Himanta Sarma reach Delhi amid suspense over Assam CM

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).

6.4 magnitude earthquake jolts Assam, tremors in northeast, Bengal

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.

145 fall ill after having biryani at Assam Government event

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.

Violence at Assam-Mizoram border leaves several injured, Centre intervenes

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.

Assam: African swine fever spreads; government orders culling of pigs

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.

Everything that happened in the entertainment world today

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.

Coronavirus: With 40,000+ new cases, India's tally crosses 1.1 million-mark

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.

Assam floods: Lakhs affected, over 60 dead, relief unlikely soon

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.

'Golden future for Assam': Government signs Bodo peace accord

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).

Tendulkar and Anand dropped from AICS advisory panel: Details here

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).

Amid anger against CAA, Modi to skip event in Guwahati

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.

Assam: Videos of police violence at anti-CAA protests viral

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.

Assam: Messages flood phones as internet resumes after 10 days

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.

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

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.

Amit Shah to discuss Citizenship Act with Meghalaya; hints changes

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.

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

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.

Why is Assam protesting the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill?

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.

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

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.

Muslims would keep having more kids: MP on Assam's two-child-policy

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.

Assam: Soon, those with 2+ kids won't get 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.

Assam: Final NRC list out, over 19 lakh left out

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.

Pranab Da gets Bharat Ratna, Gandhis skip event. But why?

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.

Assam floods: 20 dead, 52 lakh affected; Centre releases funds

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.

Assam: 68 tea plantation workers die after consuming illegal alcohol

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.

Ariban Syam Sharma to return Padma Shri to protest Citizenship-Bill

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.

Assam fuming over BJP leader's assault, protests continue

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.

Assam: BJP leader thrashed by protesters of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

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.

Assam: Three-year-old's black jacket removed by security, CM orders probe

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.

9th All India Police Commando Competition begins in Assam

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.

PM Modi inaugurates Bogibeel bridge, India's longest rail-cum-road bridge

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.

Of 40L excluded in NRC, 35.5L haven't applied for inclusion

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.

Assam BJP MLA resigns from the Assembly. Here's why

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.

Assam celebrates Kati Bihu festival; Governor, CM extend best wishes

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.

Man convicted of gangrape, murder of minor gets death penalty

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.

Assam lynching: Chargesheet against 48 accused filed

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.

Assam: NRC protests tense after police detain TMC-team at airport

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.

Center approves 264km-long 4-lane highway along Indo-Bhutan border: Assam CM

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.

Mukesh Ambani announces Rs. 2,500 crore investment in Assam

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.

Assam: Suspected ULFA militants shoot village leader, son dead

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.

Assam floods: 5 dead, over 17 lakh remain affected

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.