Monday, August 8, 2022

Assam: Assistant Sub-Inspector caught taking bribe red-handed

Guwahati (Assam) | August 8, 2022 3:26:21 AM IST
The Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption, Assam on Sunday caught Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Sabin Pal Das red-handed while accepting a bribe from a complainant.... read..

Jharkhand MLAs cash scam: Bengal CID summons Guwahati trader

Guwahati |Monday, 2022 4:45:09 AM IST
The West Bengal CID, which had sent a team to Assam last week, has summoned a Guwahati-based businessman to Kolkata on Monday in connection with the probe into the Jharkhand MLA cash seizure case, an Assam Police official said.... read..

Assam: Japanese Encephalitis claims 63 lives, infects 347

Guwahati |Sunday, 2022 5:15:09 AM IST
At least 63 people died of Japanese Encephalitis in Assam in the last 37 days while 347 were infected, prompting the Health Department to undertake various measures to deal with the disease, officials said on Saturday.... read..

Militant outfits call for I-Day boycott in 5 NE states

Guwahati |Sunday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
Banned militant outfits United Liberation Front of Asom (Independent) and a Yung Aug-led faction of the Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagalim (Khaplang) have called for a 'total boycott' of the celebrations of India's 75th Independence Day in five nort... read..

Assam boxer jailed for supporting ULFA-I gets bail

Guwahati |Sunday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
A young wushu player and boxer from Assam's Moranhat who was jailed for allegedly supporting the banned outfit United Liberation Front of Asom-Independent (ULFA-I) has been granted by a court, an official said on Saturday.... read..

Assam: Woman held for killing husband

Guwahati |Saturday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
A woman and her paramour have been arrested in Assam's Nagaon district for allegedly killing her husband after he discovered the illicit relation, officials said.... read..

'Demystifying the Dragon': Top Army brass discusses Chinese challenge on borders

Guwahati |Saturday, 2022 1:45:20 AM IST
Indian Army's Eastern Command chief Lt Gen R.P. Kalita re-emphasised on the need to be operationally prepared round the clock for any contingency developing along the northern borders as top brass and experts deliberated on the Chinese challenge.... read..

Assam govt extends retirement age of 99 employees for exemplary service

Guwahati |Saturday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
Assam government has rewarded 99 of its non-gazetted employees for exemplary service to the people by extending their retirement age by one year.... read..

AIUDF chief flays FM Nirmala Sitharaman for paralysing Indian economy

Guwahati (Assam) | August 6, 2022 10:28:41 AM IST
All India United Democratic Front chief Badruddin Ajmal on Friday lashed out at Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for hampering the progress of the economy and alleged that "India's money is with Finance Minister."... read..

AIUDF chief slams Assam CM for demolishing madrasas of state

Guwahati (Assam) | August 6, 2022 1:27:12 PM IST
The All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) chief Badruddin Ajmal on Friday lashed out at Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sharma for demolishing the madrasas of the state without any complete inquiry.... read..

Shoot 'bad elements' but don't defame entire community, AIUDF chief Badruddin Ajmal on Assam CM's crackdown on madrasas

Guwahati (Assam) | August 6, 2022 3:26:59 PM IST
Amid a crackdown on madrasas in Assam, the Chief of All India United Democratic Front, Badruddin Ajmal on Saturday said that he had no sympathy for bad elements in madrasas and that the authorities should impose detentions and shoot the "bad teachers".... read..

Assam police busted several modules of terror outfit AQIS: CM Sarma

Guwahati |Friday, 2022 1:45:11 AM IST
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said the state police have busted several modules of the Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent and the Bangladesh-based Ansarullah Bangla Team that were active to radicalise the youth of the state.... read..

Assam: Man poisons his two minor kids, kills self

Guwahati |Friday, 2022 4:45:09 AM IST
A man allegedly made his two children drink poison before consuming it himself at his residence in Assam's Sivasagar town, an official said.... read..

3 labourers mowed down by drunk driver in Assam

Guwahati |Thursday, 2022 4:45:10 AM IST
Three daily wage labourers were mowed down by a speeding car, whose driver was allegedly drunk, in Assam's Dibrugarh on Wednesday, police said.... read..

Army to hold seminar on Indo-China border dispute, Chinese strategic ideas

Guwahati |Thursday, 2022 3:15:09 AM IST
The Indian Army will conduct a two-day seminar from Thursday at the Gajraj Corps headquarters in Assam's Tezpur on diverse issues relating to India-China border, including disputes and Chinese strategic thought, officials said on Wednesday.... read..

Jharkhand MLAs cash scam: Bengal CID team in Assam

Guwahati |Thursday, 2022 2:45:10 AM IST
A team of West Bengal Police's CID is now in Assam to collect CCTV footage and other proof in connection with the arrest of three Congress MLAs of Jharkhand, who were nabbed with huge quantities of cash in Howrah district on July 30 evening.... read..

Top leaders of new insurgency outfit arrested in Assam

Guwahati |Thursday, 2022 2:15:11 AM IST
In a major operation, the Assam police on Wednesday arrested three top leaders of a newly-formed insurgency outfit in Karbi Anglong district.... read..

Rhino poaching attempt foiled in Assam's Kaziranga

Guwahati |Wednesday, 2022 3:15:11 AM IST
The police in Assam have foiled an attempt of rhino poaching in the state's Kaziranga National Park, an official said on Tuesday.... read..

Jharkhand crisis: Assam CM Himanta Sarma hits back at Congress, says "Like Quattrocchi Filing Case Against Bofors"

Guwahati (Assam) | August 2, 2022 11:58:24 AM IST
BJP has hit back at the "baseless" allegations by Congress that Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma was attempting to topple the JMM-Congress coalition government in Jharkhand.... read..

Two months on, Assam youth still in jail for Facebook comment

Guwahati |Tuesday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
A 22-year-old youth of Amguri town in Assam's Sivsagar district has been in jail for more than two months after he had allegedly posted a comment on Facebook in support of banned terror outfit United Liberation Front of Asom-Independent (ULFA-I).... read..

Assam govt to provide caste certificates to students in digital mode

Guwahati |Tuesday, 2022 4:45:09 AM IST
The Assam government on Monday launched 'Bhumiputra', an initiative to digitally deliver caste certificate to students studying in different schools across the state.... read..

Assam to announce new land policy for tribals with increased land holding

Guwahati |Tuesday, 2022 4:45:09 AM IST
Under its new tribal land policy, the Assam government would allow a tribal land owner to hold 50 bighas of land, up from the existing eight bighas.... read..

Allegations that Assam CM planning to topple Jharkhand govt "baseless": BJP leader Hazarika

Guwahati (Assam) | August 2, 2022 2:26:43 PM IST
Assam Minister Piyush Hazarika on Tuesday said that Congress MLA Kumar Jaimangal's claim about Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma planning to topple the JMM-Congress coalition government in Jharkhand is "baseless".... read..

Assam CM directs to set up temporary check-points on Assam-Arunachal border

Guwahati (Assam) | August 2, 2022 10:56:26 PM IST
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday chaired a review meeting on a range of issues with senior officials of the excise department.... read..

Assam CM launches digital issuance of caste certificates for students

Guwahati (Assam) | August 2, 2022 6:26:41 AM IST
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday launched 'Mission Bhumiputra', a digital way to issue digitalised caste certificates to students.... read..

Japanese Encephalitis claims four more lives in Assam, death toll mounts to 52

Guwahati (Assam) | August 1, 2022 10:26:56 PM IST
Japanese Encephalitis has claimed four more lives in Assam taking the death toll to 52. According to the data shared by National Health Mission (NHM), Assam, four persons died due to Japanese Encephalitis infection in the state in the last 24 hours. All f... read..

Three of a family killed after train hits car in Assam

Guwahati |Monday, 2022 5:15:10 AM IST
Three members of a family were killed on Sunday when a car in which they were travelling was hit by a speeding train at a level crossing in Assam's Nagaon district, police said.... read..

Assam extends financial support to Covid orphans

Guwahati |Monday, 2022 3:45:10 AM IST
In a bid to support the children who lost their parents during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Assam government provided financial assistance to eight children under its Sishu Seva scheme.... read..

Heroin valued at Rs 8 crore seized in Assam

Guwahati |Monday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
The Assam police on Sunday seized heroin valued at around Rs 8 crore, and arrested two persons on charges of drug peddling from Bokajan area of Karbi Anglong district.... read..

Drugs worth crores destroyed in Assam

Guwahati/Silchar |Sunday, 2022 5:15:09 AM IST
Drugs worth over 2,000 crore rupees were destroyed by the Assam police on Saturday. These massive quantities of contrabands were seized by the police from three districts of Barak valley in Southern Assam in the last few months.... read..

Another madrasa teacher held in Assam over terror links

Guwahati |Sunday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
Another madrasa teacher was detained by the Assam police on Saturday in connection with the terror links with Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) and the Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) module.... read..

Guwahati Police destroy 935 kg of drugs worth over Rs 100 cr

Guwahati (Assam) | July 30, 2022 11:55:56 PM IST
In mass disposal of drugs, Guwahati Police on Saturday burnt down 935 kg of drugs seized at Hatishila Daampara under Pragjyotishpur police station on the outskirts of the city.... read..

Two govt officials arrested on corruption charges in Assam

Guwahati |Saturday, 2022 5:15:10 AM IST
Two government officials in Assam were caught red-handed for taking bribes and later arrested on Friday in seperate operations by the state Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB).... read..

Assam: 85-year-old woman to prove her citizenship one more time after 21 years

Guwahati |Saturday, 2022 1:45:10 AM IST
An 85-year-old woman in Assam who was earlier declared Indian by a Foreigner's Tribunal court, has been sent a notice to prove her citizenship once again.... read..

Al-Qaeda, ABT trying to establish its footprints in Assam: Police

Guwahati (Assam) | July 29, 2022 11:26:39 PM IST
Assam police on Friday said that Al-Qaeda is trying to establish its footprints, base in Assam and formed several modules in the state. The Assam police have recently busted two modules of Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) and Ansarullah Bangla T... read..

Assam: Two govt officials caught red-handed for taking bribes

Guwahati (Assam) | July 29, 2022 8:57:01 PM IST
Assam police on Friday arrested two government officials for taking bribes. The arrested government officials were identified as Barasha Borah Bordoloi, Superintendent of Excise of Morigaon district and Nabojyoti Sarma, Head Teacher of Phatika Chuwa LP Sc... read..

Al-Qaeda-linked terror module busted, around 10 persons arrested: Assam CM

Guwahati (Assam) | July 29, 2022 4:29:00 PM IST
Hours after authorities nabbed a few persons in Assam for allegedly having links with terror groups, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday said that around 10 persons have been arrested and their statements recorded.... read..

Assam: Madarasa teachers among 17 held for terror links

Guwahati/Morigaon |Friday, 2022 4:15:10 AM IST
As many as 17 persons, including six madarsa teachers, were held in Assam on Thursday for allegedly having links with terror groups.... read..

Al-Qaeda-linked terror module busted in Assam: These are the terrorists nabbed

Guwahati (Assam) | July 29, 2022 2:27:01 AM IST
In a major crackdown in the northeastern state of Assam, 11 persons were detained for their alleged links with global terror outfits including Al-Qaeda in Indian Sub-continent (AQIS) and Bangladesh-based Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT). One of the persons de... read..

Islamic terror module linked to international terror outfits busted in Assam, 11 detained

Guwahati (Assam) | July 28, 2022 8:57:57 PM IST
Assam Police along with Central agencies on Thursday detained 11 people in connection with Islamic fundamentalism and linked with Bangladesh-based radical outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) and Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS).... read..

Assam govt to sponsor national sports events in state

Guwahati (Assam) | July 28, 2022 8:59:22 AM IST
Assam Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday said that his government will sponsor national sports events, the national team and provide coaching facilities in the state.... read..

IIT Guwahati makes plans to attract more foreign students

Guwahati |Thursday, 2022 1:45:11 AM IST
The Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati has been implementing special initiatives to attract more foreign students, officials said on Wednesday.... read..

'Heavy rainfall in Assam impacts tea production'

Guwahati (Assam) | July 27, 2022 6:27:50 PM IST
The arrival of tea to the Guwahati Tea Auction Centre (GTAC) got reduced by around 8 million kilograms in June and July because of heavy rainfall in Assam this year. According to the GTAC, 90.85 million kg and 103.24 million kg of the crop (tea) arrived h... read..

Japanese Encephalitis claims 44 lives in Assam so far

Guwahati (Assam) | July 27, 2022 1:59:42 PM IST
Mosquito-borne disease Japanese Encephalitis has claimed 44 lives across Assam so far, according to the state branch of the National Health Mission (NHM).... read..

Renowned Assamese writer Atulananda Goswami passes away at 87

Guwahati (Assam) | July 27, 2022 2:56:10 PM IST
Renowned Assamese writer Atulananda Goswami passed away on Wednesday at the Guwahati Medical College and Hospital. He was 87.... read..

Covid cases continue to rise in NE states

Guwahati/Agartala |Tuesday, 2022 3:45:09 AM IST
Fresh Covid cases are continuing to rise across northeastern India with the authorities in most of these states yet to take any serious precautionary measures.... read..

Assam CM is looking into this matter: General Secretary of Assam Olympic Association on Lovlina Borgohain's allegation

Guwahati (Assam) | July 25, 2022 8:56:19 PM IST
Amid allegations by Olympic medallist Lovlina Borgohain about her coaches being denied entry into the Commonwealth Games village in Birmingham, Lakhya Konwar, General Secretary of Assam Olympic Association on Monday said that Assam Chief Minister Himanta ... read..

'Hypocritical': AIUDF MLA criticises Centre's 'Har Ghar Tiranga' campaign

Guwahati (Assam) | July 25, 2022 5:26:30 PM IST
The All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) in Assam on Monday termed the Centre's 'Har Ghar Tiranga' campaign as 'hypocritical'.... read..

Three-day northeast festival in Bangkok from July 29

Guwahati |Monday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
A three-day festival would commence in Bangkok on July 29 to showcase northeast India and explore the shared history, officials said on Sunday.... read..

Assam stares at LPG shortage as transporters go on strike from Mon

Guwahati |Monday, 2022 3:45:09 AM IST
The people of Assam are likely to face a shortage of LPG cylinders in the coming days as LPG transporters across the state have decided to go on an indefinite strike from Monday. The proposed strike is also likely hit supplies in the neighbouring northeas... read..

Entry through backdoor: 217 govt employees in Assam may lose jobs

Guwahati |Monday, 2022 3:15:09 AM IST
As many as 217 employees of Assam Fisheries Development Corporation (AFDC) Ltd may lose their jobs following allegations that they joined the corporation by adopting illegal means.... read..
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