Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Guwahati shopkeeper buys scooty using coins saved over 5-6 years

Guwahati (Assam) | March 22, 2023 11:34:54 AM IST
In an inspiring story, a small shopkeeper of Guwahati, Md. Saidul Hoque finally fulfilled his dream after buying a new scooty using his stored coins.... read..

'Bharat Gaurav' train flagged off, to explore the beauty of NE region

New Delhi/Guwahati |Wednesday, 2023 3:15:08 AM IST
The Bharat Gaurav train was launched by the Indian Railways on Tuesday for the northeast to explore the beauty of the picturesque mountainous region.... read..

Yuva Sangam: IIT Guwahati hosts student delegates under Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat Initiative

Guwahati (Assam) | March 22, 2023 8:06:27 PM IST
The Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati organized a 'Yuva Sangam' program under Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat initiated by the Union Ministry of Education.... read..

Entire public transport system in Guwahati will run on green energy by 2026: Assam CM

Guwahati (Assam) | March 21, 2023 10:04:42 PM IST
In a move to educate the masses on LiFE actions for promoting sustainable living and helping people tackle climate change, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday launched Mission LiFE in Assam in Guwahati.... read..

Rani Mukerji seeks blessings at Kamakhya Temple in Assam

Guwahati (Assam) | March 21, 2023 6:36:17 PM IST
On the occasion of her 45th birthday, actress Rani Mukerji visited the iconic Kamakhya Temple in Assam.... read..

Assam Police review security amid speculation of more Amritpal aides being brought

Guwahati |Tuesday, 2023 2:45:09 AM IST
Assam Police on Monday reviewed the security measures at the Dibrugarh central jail where four aides of radical Sikh preacher Amritpal Singh have been kept.... read..

Child marriages will be eliminated in Assam by 2026: Himanta Sarma

Guwahati |Tuesday, 2023 1:45:08 AM IST
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma stated on Monday that his government is determined to eliminating the child marriage menace by 2026 from the state.... read..

No information when delimitation exercise will be completed in Assam: Himanta

Guwahati |Tuesday, 2023 1:45:08 AM IST
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday said that his administration has no knowledge of the completion date for the process of delimitation of constituencies in the state.... read..

Northeast Frontier Railway, RailTel Corporation sign MoU to avert train-elephant collisions

Guwahati (Assam) | March 20, 2023 11:35:54 PM IST
Northeast Frontier Railway (NF Railway) on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with RailTel Corporation of India Ltd, for the installation of an Intrusion Detection System (IDS) to avert train-elephant collisions and disaster mitigation meas... read..

Asian Kho Kho: Assam girl Ranjana Sarania picked in Indian team; Akshay Bhangare to lead boys Team

Guwahati |Monday, 2023 3:15:09 AM IST
Assam girl Ranjana Sarania has been selected for the 15-member Indian team, which will participate in the 4th Asian Kho Kho Championship slated to begin on Monday in Tamulpur in Baksa district in Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR).... read..

Flying Amritpal's aides to Dibrugarh a joint excercise: Assam CM

Guwahati/New Delhi |Monday, 2023 4:15:08 AM IST
Four aides of absconding self-styled radical Sikh preacher and head of 'Waris Punjab De', Amritpal Singh, have been brought to Assam's Dibrugarh on Sunday, where they have been lodged in the central jail.... read..

By 2026, child marriage must be ended in Assam: CM Sarma

Guwahati (Assam) | March 20, 2023 2:35:37 PM IST
Weeks after launching a massive crackdown against Child Marriage in the state, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday said that his government is committed to ending the menace by 2026.... read..

13,000 cattle being smuggled to Bangladesh seized by authorities in Assam in 2022: CM Sarma

Guwahati (Assam) | March 20, 2023 5:04:24 PM IST
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday said that 13,000 cattle being smuggled to Bangladesh have been seized by authorities in the state in 2022.... read..

Indian Railways plans to expand network to Arunachal's Tawang, other parts of Northeast frontier state

Guwahati (Assam) | March 20, 2023 7:06:25 PM IST
In view of India's security strategy towards Line of Actual Control (LAC) along the India-China border and aiming to help the Indian army push its men and equipment into the border, the Indian Railways has planned to expand its railway network to Arunacha... read..

Drugs worth Rs 2,087 cr seized in Assam from 2016 to Feb this year: CM Himanta Sarma tells Assembly

Guwahati (Assam) | March 20, 2023 10:35:42 PM IST
The Assam government on Monday said that drugs worth Rs 2,087 crore were seized in the state from 2016 to February this year.... read..

Rahul Gandhi should be prime ministerial candidate for 2024 elections: Assam Congress MLA

Guwahati (Assam) | March 20, 2023 11:35:56 PM IST
Assam Congress MLA Kamalakhya Dey Purkayastha on Monday pitched for the acceptability of Rahul Gandhi as the Prime Ministerial candidate stating that he is the "only leader" of the country who can lead India in the right direction.... read..

IIT Guwahati concludes Brainstorming workshop on 'Technology Vision 2047' for North Eastern region

Guwahati (Assam) | March 20, 2023 9:05:07 PM IST
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati recently concluded the two-day brainstorming workshop for North-East India for structured discussion on Technology Vision 2047 with faculty members, professionals, and stakeholders from various scientific disc... read..

Assam govt suspends IAS officer over fund misappropriation in SCERT

Guwahati (Assam) | March 19, 2023 1:34:51 PM IST
The Assam government suspended IAS officer Sewali Devi Sharma, secretary to the Assam government, Agriculture Department in connection with a case of financial irregularities and misappropriation of funds during her tenure as the Executive Chairman cum Di... read..

Assam govt suspends four state civil service officers over irregularities in MPLAD

Guwahati (Assam) | March 19, 2023 1:34:53 PM IST
The Assam government suspended four Assam Civil Service (ACS) officers after the Chief Minister's Special Vigilance Cell found a number of irregularities and anomalies in the execution of works and utilization of funds under the Members of Parliament Loca... read..

Bharat Gaurav Train for Northeast to operate from March 21

Guwahati (Assam) | March 19, 2023 2:04:57 AM IST
Indian Railways will operate a specially designed tour for people to explore the North-eastern states of India by Bharat Gaurav Deluxe AC Tourist train.... read..

"Assam CM indulged in race to become Hindutva leader": AIUDF Secretary Aminul Islam

Guwahati (Assam) | March 19, 2023 3:35:07 PM IST
All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) General Secretary Aminul Islam on Sunday took a jibe at Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and other leaders of the country, and said that many leaders of the country are now trying to prove themselves as 'H... read..

RPF of Northeast Frontier Railway rescues 14 persons in last few days

Guwahati (Assam) | March 19, 2023 11:06:28 PM IST
The Railway Protection Force of Northeast Frontier Railway successfully rescued 14 persons including minors from different stations and trains in different drives from March 14 to 17 and also provided assistance to pregnant women.... read..

Election Commission team to visit Assam for delimitation discussions

Guwahati |Sunday, 2023 2:45:09 AM IST
The Election Commission will meet a variety of stakeholders, including political parties and civil society, and hold discussions before the delimitation exercise of constituencies in Assam, an official statement said on Saturday.... read..

Community biogas plants to be installed in selected villages across state: Assam Minister

Guwahati (Assam) | March 18, 2023 8:05:44 PM IST
Assam Minister Jayanta Malla Baruah on Saturday said that community biogas plants at dairy farms, Goshalas etc and cluster and semi-community level biogas plants will be installed in selected villages in districts with an abundance of cattle dung and othe... read..

40.39 lakh bighas of forest, govt land encroached upon, says Assam minister

Guwahati (Assam) | March 18, 2023 4:03:49 AM IST
Assam government on Friday said more than 40.39 lakh bighas of forest and government land in the state have been encroached upon.... read..

Meghalaya gets its first electric train: NF Railway

Guwahati |Saturday, 2023 2:45:09 AM IST
Meghalaya has got the electric train for the first time after the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has commissioned the 22.82 km track of Dudhnai-Mendipathar railway line, officials said on Friday.... read..

Arunachal chopper crash: Army confirms death of two pilots

Guwahati |Friday, 2023 1:45:09 AM IST
Two pilots who were missing after an Army chopper crashed in Arunachal Pradesh on Thursday have died, an official said.... read..

Assam Police arrest 27 in HSLC paper leak case

Guwahati (Assam) | March 17, 2023 9:06:29 PM IST
The Assam Police have arrested 27 people so far in connection with the leakage of the question paper of the High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) examination which was scheduled earlier on March 13, said the officials on Friday.... read..

Arunachal helicopter crash: Indian Army pays obeisance to officers with full military honours

Guwahati (Assam) | March 17, 2023 7:34:02 PM IST
Indian Army on Friday paid obeisance to Lieutenant Colonel VVB Reddy and Major Jayanth A with full military honours at Assam's Tezpur.... read..

SEBA HSLC Assamese exam to be rescheduled soon: State Education Minister after paper leak

Guwahati (Assam) | March 17, 2023 5:06:23 PM IST
Assam Education Minister Dr Ranoj Pegu on Friday said that the Board of Secondary Education, Assam (SEBA) would announce a new date for the Assamese following the leakage and cancellation of the paper.... read..

Unemployment has shown a dip in Assam, says CM Sarma

Guwahati |Thursday, 2023 4:15:08 AM IST
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday claimed that the unemployment in the state has come down.... read..

Assam child marriages crackdown: Ratio of arrests of Muslims to Hindus is 55:45, says CM Sarma

Guwahati (Assam) | March 16, 2023 11:35:59 AM IST
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday said that an equivalent number of Muslims and Hindus were arrested during the state government's ongoing operation against child marriage in the state.... read..

Assam: Govt clears 7 green power projects in Cabinet meeting

Guwahati (Assam) | March 16, 2023 7:04:33 PM IST
In a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday, the Assam government took decisions on multiple fronts ranging from the implementation of green power projects to improving air connectivity across the State.... read..

Assam finance minister tables budget 2023-24 with focus on employment, education, housing

Guwahati (Assam) | March 16, 2023 9:05:51 PM IST
Assam's first woman Finance Minister Ajanta Neog presented the annual state budget for the financial year 2023-24 in the Assam Legislative Assembly on Thursday.... read..

Assam's first budget of Amrit Kaal will fulfil aspirations of new Assam: CM Himanta Biswa Sarma

Guwahati (Assam) | March 16, 2023 10:05:55 PM IST
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday said that the Assam state budget would fulfil the aspirations of new Assam and "prioritise the dreams of neediest sections of society".... read..

Assam Government to celebrate 200 years of Assam Tea: Finance Minister Ajanta Neog

Guwahati (Assam) | March 16, 2023 11:34:28 PM IST
To celebrate 200 years of Assam tea, the state government announced to organise road shows in major cities across the country as well as abroad to promote Assam Tea as a brand on Thursday.... read..

Assam will surpass Punjab's GDP in three years: Himanta Biswa Sarma

Guwahati |Thursday, 2023 3:15:09 AM IST
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Wednesday that the state' s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) will surpass that of Punjab in three years.... read..

Budget aimed at fulfilling hopes and aspirations of all sections of society: Assam CM

Guwahati (Assam) | March 16, 2023 10:34:55 PM IST
Assam Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday expressed his happiness at the Assam Budget 2023-24 presented by Finance Minister Ajanta Neog at the floor of the Assam Legislative Assembly.... read..

Assam Police detains 22 in HSLC paper leak case

Guwahati (Assam) | March 15, 2023 12:06:50 AM IST
Assam Police detained 22 people in connection with the General Science question paper leak in the High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) examination.... read..

Not H3N2, Adenovirus cases a concern in Assam

Guwahati |Wednesday, 2023 2:45:09 AM IST
Children below five years of age landing in the ICUs of the hospital with acute H3N2 infection have been causing worry among the doctors in many states in the country. However, Assam has so far witnessed a very low number of influenza H3N2 cases in the ch... read..

Assam reports its first case of H3N2 virus

Guwahati (Assam) | March 15, 2023 7:05:14 PM IST
The first case of H3N2 influenza virus from Assam has been confirmed on Wednesday.... read..

Discussions on for new law on Child Marriage: Assam CM Himanta Sarma

Guwahati (Assam) | March 15, 2023 10:04:50 PM IST
Assam Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday said that the Assam government is discussing bringing a new law in the state against Child Marriage and that the state government's drive against Child Marriage will continue.... read..

Delegates broadly agreed to draft communique at SAI20 Guwahati meet

Guwahati (Assam) | March 14, 2023 6:34:57 PM IST
The delegates from the Supreme Audit Institutions (SAI20) broadly agreed to the 'Zero' draft of the Communique and provided their suggestions to bring out an inclusive, decisive, and action-oriented Communique in the SAI20 summit scheduled to be held in G... read..

Data collection, maintenance through artificial intelligence require lot of clarity, ethical use: CAG GC Murmu

Guwahati (Assam) | March 14, 2023 4:06:31 PM IST
Although, artificial intelligence is an emerging technology today, there are certain downsides for which one needs to have a lot of clarity and ethical use, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India Girish Chandra Murmu said.... read..

Both Assam, Meghalaya claim violence-hit Mukroh village in their territory

Guwahati/ Shillong |Tuesday, 2023 5:15:09 AM IST
Even as Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has claimed that the disputed Mukroh village falls in the state's jurisdiction, Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong on Monday said "the village is very much within Meghalaya".... read..

Blue Economy can make all the difference to Earth: CAG Girish Murmu

Guwahati |Tuesday, 2023 2:45:09 AM IST
The first senior officials' meeting of the Supreme Audit Institutions (SAI)-20 Engagement Group under India's G20 Presidency began here on Monday, with Girish Chandra Murmu, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India, as the Chair of the SAI20 Eng... read..

India, Bhutan for coordinated efforts against wildlife crime

Guwahati |Tuesday, 2023 1:45:09 AM IST
India's Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and officials of the Royal Bhutan Police have stressed the need to curb illegal wildlife trade.... read..

Assam: SSB, Royal Bhutan officials attend sensitisation on transboundary wildlife crime, trade

Guwahati (Assam) | March 13, 2023 5:04:22 PM IST
Over seventy men in uniform, including officials from Royal Bhutan Government, participated in two back-to-back sensitisation workshops on Preventing Wildlife Crime and Illegal Wildlife Trade organised by country key border guarding force, Sashastra Seema... read..

Assam HSLC General Science exam cancelled amid paper leak reports

Guwahati(Assam) | March 13, 2023 12:04:23 PM IST
The Board of Secondary Education in Assam (SEBA) has cancelled the High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) examination of General Science subject which was scheduled for March 13 in view of media reports of leakage of the question paper.... read..

IIT Guwahati collaborates with Sri Sathya Sai Heart Hospital to foster cardiac research

Guwahati (Assam) | March 13, 2023 4:34:39 PM IST
The Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati is working continuously to assist the state and central government in building a strong infrastructure for the advancement of technologies and research to assist the general public at large.... read..

"494 persons convicted for child marriage, POCSO since 2017 in Assam": CM Sarma in state Assembly

Guwahati (Assam) | March 13, 2023 9:05:26 PM IST
The Assam government on Monday said that 494 persons out of 8,773 who were charge-sheeted for child marriage and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 (POCSO) cases in the state, have been convicted since 2017.... read..
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