Monday, February 26, 2024

PM Modi inaugurates microbiology lab and 17 Food Safety on Wheels (FSWs) in Assam

Guwahati (Assam) | February 26, 2024 3:24:33 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday virtually inaugurated the newly set-up Microbiology Laboratory and 17 numbers of Food Safety on Wheels (FSWs) at the State Public Health Laboratory, Assam at Bamunimaidam in Guwahati under the Commissionerate of Food... read..

KIUG Ashtalakshmi: Chandigarh University's Vikash creates new meet record in 1500m; Gurvinder, Sudeshna as fastest athletes

Guwahati (Assam) | February 26, 2024 3:24:29 AM IST
Chandigarh University's Vikash registered a new Games record in men's 1500m while his University-mate Gurvinder Singh and Shivaji University's Sudeshna Shivshankar were crowned the fastest male and female athletes of the 4th Khelo India University Games 2... read..

"There is strong opposition to BJP": Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi lauds Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra

Guwahati (Assam) | February 26, 2024 11:26:02 AM IST
Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi said that the party's Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra-led by Rahul Gandhi, has given confidence that there is strong opposition to the Bharatiya Janata Party.... read..

Muslim women get relief from torture, exploitation after repeal of Assam Muslim Marriages Act: CM Sarma

Guwahati (Assam) | February 25, 2024 10:55:07 PM IST
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday said that after the repeal of the Assam Muslim Marriages and Divorces Registration Act 1935 the Muslim women of the state will get relief from "torture and exploitation", adding that the act will also hel... read..

KIUG: Ex-food delivery agent, now gym instructor Prashant takes Bharati Vidyapeeth's rugby team to podium

Guwahati (Assam) | February 25, 2024 6:55:51 PM IST
Defending champions Bharati Vidyapeeth lost the core of their rugby team that won the gold in Lucknow last year as most of them passed out and came to the 4th Khelo India University Games (KIUG) Ashtalakshmi 2023, without any expectations of a podium fini... read..

"Congress MLAs in touch with us": AIUDF leader Rafiqul Islam

Guwahati (Assam) | February 25, 2024 1:55:11 PM IST
Assam's few Congress MLAs are in touch with the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF), claimed its leader Rafiqul Islam, adding that the Assam Congress is now in a broken state.... read..

"Muslim leaders need to act maturely": Assam Minister responds to Waris Pathan over repeal of Muslim Marriage Act

Guwahati (Assam) | February 25, 2024 7:55:59 AM IST
Assam Minister Pijush Hazarika has responded to AIMIM leader Waris Pathan's 'Anti-Muslim' remark on the state cabinet decision to repeal the Assam Muslim Marriage and Divorce Registration Act and asked, "How does repealing an 89-year-old law that permits ... read..

Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurates Centre of Excellence on Panchakarma at Govt Ayurvedic College and Hospital in Guwahati

Guwahati (Assam) | February 24, 2024 9:54:55 PM IST
Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated a Centre of Excellence on Panchakarma at the State Ayurvedic College & Hospital in Guwahati on Saturday.... read..

Assam Cabinet repeals Muslim Marriages and Divorces Registration Act

Guwahati (Assam) | February 24, 2024 6:55:04 AM IST
In a step towards prohibiting child marriage in the state, Assam Cabinet on Friday repealed the 'Assam Muslim Marriages and Divorces Registration Act, 1935.... read..

Assam to introduce six tribal languages as medium of instruction in schools to empower communities

Guwahati (Assam) | February 24, 2024 8:55:46 AM IST
The Assam government has decided to introduce six tribal languages as mediums of instruction in the foundational stage of school education to protect the interests of tribal communities and in line with the provisions of the National Education Policy, 202... read..

KIUG 2023: Shooter Sift Kaur Samra underlines freedom to experiment, hails TOP Scheme for success

Guwahati (Assam) | February 24, 2024 11:56:41 AM IST
Asian Games gold medallist Sift Kaur Samra came to the fourth Khelo India University Games (KIUG) 2023 Ashtalakshmi to test the changes made to her training method ahead of a busy season as she had tweaked a few things in her technique.... read..

Repealing Muslim Marriage Act tactic to target community: AIUDF leader Rafiqul Islam

Guwahati (Assam) | February 24, 2024 12:56:58 PM IST
After the Assam Cabinet announced to repeal the Assam Muslim Marriage and Divorce Registration Act, All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) leader Rafiqul Islam on Saturday criticised the decision, calling it a "tactic to target Muslims."... read..

Assam Rifles seize contraband worth Rs 17 crore in Manipur's Moreh

Guwahati (Assam) | February 24, 2024 9:54:23 PM IST
Assam Rifles busted a godown used for stocking narcotics and contraband during an operation in Manipur's Moreh district, officials said on Saturday.... read..

"BJP govt anti-Muslim; they want to polarise votes:" AIMIM leader Waris Pathan on repealing of Muslim marriages, Divorce act

Guwahati (Assam) | February 24, 2024 10:55:38 PM IST
Following the Assam government's move to repeal the Assam Muslim Marriage and Divorce Registration Act, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader Waris Pathan alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government is 'anti-Muslim' and that t... read..

Guwahati: Solar eri spinning machine bags award at festival

Guwahati (Assam) | February 24, 2024 6:55:11 PM IST
Satish Choudhary of Satpakhali in Kamrup district won the Dinanath Pandey Smart Idea Innovation Award in 2024 for his solar eri spinning machine at the Regional Science Centre, Khanapara, in Guwahati.... read..

Shristi Upadhyay makes waves at Khelo India University Games 2023

Guwahati (Assam) | February 23, 2024 1:55:57 PM IST
Odisha's Shristi Upadhyay is having yet another fruitful outing at the ongoing Khelo India University Games 2023 Ashtalakshmi, clinching three medals including gold medals in the 200m butterfly, 100m butterfly, and a silver medal in the 50m butterfly.... read..

Assam Congress seeks disqualification of 2 MLAs for supporting BJP govt

Guwahati (Assam) | February 23, 2024 10:56:09 PM IST
Ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, the opposition Congress in Assam on Friday sought the disqualification of two of its MLAs from the assembly for supporting the government led by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).... read..

Assam Forest department conducts GPS training for elephant population estimation

Guwahati (Assam) | February 23, 2024 10:55:46 AM IST
Experts from one of India's leading research-oriented biodiversity conservation organisations Aaranyak have imparted GPS training to the frontline forest officials from various divisions of the Assam Forest Department as part of the ongoing Elephant Estim... read..

KIUG 2023: Chandigarh University's Bhumi Gupta makes strong comeback after long injury layoff with three medals in swimming

Guwahati (Assam) | February 23, 2024 9:57:20 PM IST
Swimmer Bhumi Gupta suffered a career-threatening shoulder injury during the Khelo India Youth Games (KIUG) in Madhya Pradesh last year and needed surgery, which kept her out of action for almost nine months.... read..

Eastern Open Talent Hunt: Boxing Federation of India expecting record participation

Guwahati (Assam) | February 23, 2024 2:57:25 PM IST
Following the success of three previous talent hunt programmes, Boxing Federation of India in association with REC Limited, a leading Maharatna Company under the Ministry of Power is all set to unfold the next chapter with the Eastern Open Talent Hunt sch... read..

KIUG 2023: Sakshi inspires Chandigarh University to clinch women's kabaddi gold in first appearance

Guwahati (Assam) | February 22, 2024 7:55:51 PM IST
As the women's kabaddi final between Chandigarh University and Bharati Vidyapeeth in the fourth Khelo India University Games 2023 Ashtalakshmi, headed towards a nail-biting finish, the instruction from Chandigarh skipper Sakshi Sharma started becoming pre... read..

IIT Guwahati launches India's largest drone pilot training organisation

Guwahati (Assam) | February 22, 2024 7:55:27 PM IST
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, in collaboration with EduRade, a brand owned by RC HobbyTech Solutions Pvt. Ltd. and incubated at IIT Guwahati Research Park, launched India's largest Remote Pilot Training Organization (RPTO), spanning across 18 a... read..

Empowering future entrepreneurs: The 48 Assam Naval Unit NCC hosts women's empowerment initiative

Guwahati (Assam) | February 22, 2024 2:54:57 PM IST
The 48 Assam Naval Unit NCC, Guwahati, proudly announced its Social Service and Community Development (SSCD) initiative aimed at empowering young female cadets. Under the theme of "Empowering Women Entrepreneurs, Forging Paths and Shaping Economics," the ... read..

Assam Minister lashes out Congress, AIUDF for walking out together from assembly

Guwahati (Assam) | February 22, 2024 11:55:15 AM IST
Lashing out at Congress and the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) for walking out together from the state assembly, Assam's Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pijush Hazarika has asked whether "both parties are against each other or in alliance."... read..

Assam govt tables bill aimed at eradicating non-scientific healing practices

Guwahati (Assam) | February 22, 2024 7:54:42 AM IST
The Assam government tabled a new legislation 'Assam Healing (Prevention of Evil) Practices Bill, 2024' in the state assembly aimed at eradicating the non-scientific healing practices with ulterior motives for exploiting the innocent people and thereby de... read..

"It will greatly benefit our aim to build a flood-free state": Assam CM after Centre continues FMBAP scheme

Guwahati (Assam) | February 22, 2024 5:54:33 AM IST
After the Union Cabinet gave its nod to the continuation of the Flood Management and Border Areas Programme (FMBAP) scheme for a period of five years, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that this scheme has several components that help mitigate... read..

KIUG: Sanitary napkin vending machines, women's safety measures in place

Guwahati (Assam) | February 21, 2024 11:55:24 PM IST
With an aim to enhance women's hygiene accessibility and raise awareness on menstrual hygiene, the organisers of the Khelo India University Games, Ashtalakshmi have installed sanitary napkin vending machines and eco-friendly incinerators for disposal of t... read..

KIUG: Meet Jain University's Sudanese basketball player Riek Gatkuoth

Guwahati (Assam) | February 21, 2024 9:54:09 PM IST
The Khelo India University Games (KIUG) has been a happy hunting space for Sudan's Riek Gatkuoth, who landed in Guwahati as a member of the defending champion unit.... read..

Assam Congress forms quick response team amid leadership exodus

Guwahati (Assam) | February 21, 2024 11:55:12 AM IST
Following the fresh exodus of its leaders, the Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) has constituted a Quick Response Team (QRT) to respond promptly in situations of imminent conflict or controversy.... read..

Amid political shift, Congress MLA calls for strengthening AGP in Assam

Guwahati (Assam) | February 21, 2024 9:54:19 AM IST
After two Congress MLAs extended their full support to Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma-led government in Assam, another MLA of the party has now said that the BJP's ally party Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) should be strengthened.... read..

Anurag Singh Thakur condemns attack on media freedom in West Bengal

Guwahati (Assam) | February 20, 2024 1:54:27 AM IST
Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Singh Thakur has condemned the attack on media freedom in West Bengal, where a TV journalist reporting on Sandeshkhali horrors was 'taken away' by West Bengal Police late Monday evening.... read..

"Matter of great pride...": Assam CM attends opening ceremony of Khelo India University Games 2023

Guwahati (Assam) | February 20, 2024 1:54:29 AM IST
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and Union Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs Anurag Singh Thakur on Monday attended as Chief Guests the Opening Ceremony of the Khelo India University Games 2023 - Ashtalakshmi at a programme held at the Sarusaja... read..

Assam government transfers 9 SPs, several other police officers

Guwahati (Assam) | February 20, 2024 11:55:12 PM IST
In a major reshuffle, the Assam government transferred the Superintendents of Police (SP) of nine districts of the state and other officers of the state police department on Tuesday.... read..

Assam: GRP recovers 30,269 Yaba tablets from couple at Guwahati railway station

Guwahati (Assam) | February 20, 2024 8:54:03 PM IST
The Government Railway Police (GRP) on Tuesday recovered 30,269 Yaba tablets in possession of a couple at Guwahati railway station.... read..

Assam Police summons Congress MLA, party leader for clash during Nyay Yatra

Guwahati (Assam) | February 20, 2024 12:25:00 AM IST
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Assam police has summoned Congress MLA Jakir Hussain Sikdar and another Assam Pradesh Congress leader for questioning in connection with a clash that occurred during Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra in G... read..

Sarbananda Sonowal launches major projects for development of waterways in northeast region

Guwahati (Assam) | February 20, 2024 7:53:54 PM IST
Union Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways, Sarbananda Sonowal, on Tuesday launched a major push for the development of waterways, unveiling projects worth Rs 308 crore for the northeast region.... read..

"Northeast has emerged as a sports power": Anurag Thakur

Guwahati (Assam) | February 19, 2024 11:23:34 PM IST
Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur hailed the growing contribution of the Northeast to sports and the way it has emerged as a sports power.... read..

PM Modi wishes athletes luck for Khelo India University Games 2023

Guwahati (Assam) | February 19, 2024 9:23:49 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday wished luck to all the athletes taking part in the Khelo India University Games 2023 in Guwahati.... read..

"You can make your future here": Aspiring kabaddi star Happy Ganghas on Khelo India University Games

Guwahati (Assam) | February 19, 2024 8:23:20 PM IST
As the fourth edition of the Khelo India University Games 2023 Ashtalakshmi began on Saturday, athletes from universities all over have descended upon the Northeast to showcase their skills and compete for national glory.... read..

How Khelo India scholarship became a life-changer for TN kabaddi player M Ajay's family

Guwahati (Assam) | February 19, 2024 5:24:49 PM IST
M Ajay's maiden trip to Guwahati as part of the men's kabaddi team of VELS Institute of Science and Advance Studies, Tamil Nadu, for the Khelo India University Games suffered a massive setback after he fractured his hand during the team's opening encounte... read..

Khelo India University Games: Six golds on offer as swimmers set to start medal frenzy from Monday

Guwahati (Assam) | February 18, 2024 9:23:04 PM IST
India international Aneesh Gowda of Christ University and Shubham Dhaygude of Savitribai Phule Pune University will be among the eight swimmers vying for the first gold of the Khelo India University Games (KIUG) 2023, Ashtalakshmi, that will be officially... read..

Assam DGP GP Singh flags of 21-km 'Guwahati Marathon'

Guwahati (Assam) | February 18, 2024 8:23:43 AM IST
Assam Director General of Police (DGP) GP Singh on Sunday flagged off the 21-km 'Guwahati Marathon' that is being organized by Prerana - IAS Officers' Wives' Association in Guwahati.... read..

Assam: Congress expels Golaghat district chief after his meeting with CM Himanta

Guwahati (Assam) | February 17, 2024 3:55:13 PM IST
The Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) has expelled Golaghat District Congress Committee from his position following a meeting with Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.... read..

Assam's electorate rises to 2.43 cr from 2.18 cr in 2019

Guwahati (Assam) | February 17, 2024 3:54:45 PM IST
Assam's electorate has risen to 2.43 crore which is a jump of 11 per cent from 2.18 crore in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.... read..

Assam: STF seizes 54.5 grams of heroin in Guwahati, 2 held

Guwahati (Assam) | February 17, 2024 11:24:47 AM IST
The Special Task Force (STF) of Assam police arrested two drug peddlers along with drugs in Guwahati on Friday evening, officials said.... read..

IIT Guwahati formalises collaboration with Deori Tribe

Guwahati (Assam) | February 17, 2024 10:24:24 AM IST
Recognising the paramount importance of cultural preservation and socio-economic upliftment, the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, is extending its support to marginalised communities and indigenous tribes in the state of Assam.... read..

Assam Education Minister distributes 273 appointment letters in various departments

Guwahati (Assam) | February 17, 2024 2:23:18 AM IST
Assam Education Minister Dr Ranoj Pegu on Friday ceremonially distributed 273 appointment letters to newly appointed Assistant Professors, Grade-III, and Grade-IV employees of various Provincialized/PDUAM/government model colleges of the state during a pr... read..

Unauthorised activities reported; spy cam and smart phone recovered in Dibrugarh jail: Assam Police

Guwahati (Assam) | February 17, 2024 11:54:43 PM IST
In a major security breach, several unauthorised activities were detected in the National Security Act (NSA) cell at the highly secure Dibrugarh Jail, which houses, among others, separatist leader and Waris Punjab De chief Amritpal Singh and his associate... read..

Shivangi confident of hearing "good things" from participants as Assam readies for KIUG 2023

Guwahati (Assam) | February 16, 2024 2:54:41 PM IST
Assam swimmer Shivangi Sharma, who was part of the quartet that created a national record in women's 4x200m freestyle relay at the Hangzhou Asian Games, expressed her delight about the prospects of her home state gearing up to host the forthcoming Khelo I... read..

Assam's international standard venues to spice up Khelo India Varsity Games

Guwahati (Assam) | February 16, 2024 8:53:20 AM IST
The forthcoming fourth edition of the Khelo India University Games 2023 is expected to witness edge-of-the-seat contests at the city's state-of-the-art venues, designed to match international standards, and boosted by the recent introduction of the High-P... read..

Khelo India University Games 2024: An ideal platform to build a sporting legacy

Guwahati (Assam) | February 16, 2024 5:55:15 PM IST
North East has been one of the powerhouses of sports in the country and Assam has been at the forefront of developing sports infrastructure that can cater to all the eight North Eastern states apart from various schemes to support elite athletes.... read..
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