Saturday, April 1, 2023

Assam govt hikes dearness allowance by 4%

Guwahati |Saturday, 2023 4:45:09 AM IST
At a Cabinet meeting held on Friday evening, Assam government decided to increase the dearness allowance (DA) for government employees by 4 per cent effective from January 1, 2023.... read..

'Rahul Gandhi is morally corrupt', Assam CM takes fresh dig at Cong leader

Guwahati |Saturday, 2023 3:45:09 AM IST
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday took a fresh dig at Rahul Gandhi over the former Wayanad MP's disqualification for the Lok Sabha, questioning the moral value of the Congress leader.... read..

5.8 L families in Assam are landless: Minister

Guwahati |Saturday, 2023 3:45:09 AM IST
At least 5.8 lakh families are still landless in Assam, the state Revenue and Disaster Management Minister Jogen Mohan told the state Assembly on Friday.... read..

Assam govt pays tribute to Bodo students' leader, announces several schemes

Guwahati |Saturday, 2023 3:45:09 AM IST
The Assam government on Friday celebrated former Bodo students' leader Upendranath Brahma's birth anniversary as 'Student's Day' and rolled out several schemes meant for the education sector.... read..

Assam: Brown Sugar worth Rs 55 lakh seized in Karimganj, one held

Karimganj (Assam) | April 1, 2023 12:07:49 AM IST
In a joint operation of police and Assam Rifles seized 276 grams of Brown Sugar worth Rs 55 lakh and apprehended a drug peddler in Assam's Karimganj district on Friday.... read..

RPF jawan dies after being hit by moving train in Assam's Dibrugarh

Dibrugarh (Assam) | April 1, 2023 5:36:54 AM IST
A Railway Protection Force (RPF) jawan died after being hit by a moving train at Dibrugarh Town railway station, the police said on Saturday.... read..

Assam-Arunachal border row: Chief Ministers' level meeting held in Guwahati

Guwahati (Assam) | March 31, 2023 7:36:49 AM IST
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and his Arunachal Pradesh counterpart Pema Khandu on Thursday held a meeting in Guwahati to discuss the border issue between the two states.... read..

AFSPA extended in Assam's 8 districts for 6 months

Guwahati |Friday, 2023 1:45:09 AM IST
Assam government has decided to extend the 'disturbed area' tag under the Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA) in eight districts of the state for a period of another six months from April 1.... read..

Tripura tribal party holds 'fruitful' meeting with Assam CM

Agartala/Guwahati |Friday, 2023 4:45:08 AM IST
The leaders of the Tipra Motha Party (TMP), whose chief Pradyot Bikram Manikya Deb Barman had earlier announced an indefinite hunger strike unless the Centre meets the party's demands by March 27, has held a "fruitful" meeting with Assam Chief Minister Hi... read..

Lt General Manish Erry assumes command of the Tezpur-based Gajraj Corps

Tezpur (Assam) | March 31, 2023 12:04:53 PM IST
Lieutenant General Manish Erry assumed command of the Tezpur-based Gajraj Corps on Friday.... read..

Assam Governor felicitates Lovlina Borgohain

Guwahati (Assam) | March 31, 2023 7:35:27 PM IST
Assam Governor Gulab Chand Kataria along with the First Lady of Assam Anita Kataria felicitated ace boxer Lovlina Borgohain here at Raj Bhavan in Guwahati on Friday.... read..

Assam celebrates Chatra Diwas to commemorate birth anniversary of social activist Bodofa Upendranath Brahma

Guwahati (Assam) | March 31, 2023 11:34:46 PM IST
To commemorate 67th birth anniversary of Bodofa Upendranath Brahma, Assam on Friday celebrated Chatra Diwas.... read..

Assam: Villagers kill leopard that injured three persons

Golaghat (Assam) | March 31, 2023 10:06:39 PM IST
Villagers killed a leopard that attacked and injured three persons in the area, said forest officials on Friday.... read..

"Didn't think Rahul Gandhi would be so morally corrupt": Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma

Guwahati (Assam) | March 31, 2023 11:34:41 PM IST
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday, hit out at Rahul Gandhi and called him "morally corrupt" for changing his stand regarding the disqualification of a convicted public representative.... read..

Assam: Villagers appeal for precautionary measures as river erosion wreaks havoc in Barpeta ahead of monsoon

Barpeta (Assam) | March 31, 2023 2:34:19 PM IST
As river erosion wreaked havoc in the state, the villagers of Assam's Barpeta district appealed to the state's administration to take precautionary measures as the monsoon season approaches.... read..

Assam govt to set up separate board to recruit college teachers

Guwahati |Friday, 2023 4:15:09 AM IST
The Assam government informed the Assembly on Thursday that a central hiring board will be established to recruit teachers in colleges across the state.... read..

Rajasthan Royals set to arrive in Guwahati ahead of two home matches

Guwahati (Assam) | March 30, 2023 5:34:35 PM IST
Representatives from Rajasthan Royals and the Assam Cricket Association (ACA) addressed the media in Guwahati ahead of the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) season. With the Royals scheduled to play two home matches at the Assam Cricket Association Sta... read..

Ruckus in Assam Assembly over Rahul Gandhi disqualification, three MLAs suspended

Guwahati |Thursday, 2023 1:15:09 AM IST
There was commotion in the Assam Assembly on Wednesday as a the Congress sough to introduce an adjournment motion to discuss party leader Rahul Gandhi's disqualification from the Lok Sabha as a result of conviction in a defamation case at a Gujarat court.... read..

Tripura tribal party to meet Assam CM to press its demand for interlocutor

Agartala/Guwahati |Thursday, 2023 2:15:09 AM IST
A delegation of the Tipra Motha Party (TMP), who's supremo Pradyot Bikram Manikya Deb Barman earlier announced an indefinite hunger strike unless the Centre met the party's demand by March 27, suddenly left for Guwahati on Wednesday to meet Assam Chief Mi... read..

'Rahul was in favour of disqualification...': Assam CM

Guwahati |Thursday, 2023 4:45:09 AM IST
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday criticised the Congress over the issue of disqualification of former INC president Rahul Gandhi from the Lok Sabha following his conviction by a court in a defamation case.... read..

Assam distributes Rs 64 crore among tea growers as production subsidy

Guwahati (Assam) | March 30, 2023 7:34:39 PM IST
The Assam government on Thursday distributed Rs 64 crore under its special incentive scheme among 370 tea gardens here at a ceremonial event.... read..

Assam: Cong MLAs wear black clothes to protest Rahul's LS disqualification

Guwahati |Thursday, 2023 3:15:09 AM IST
The Congress MLAs in Assam on Wednesday protested the disqualification of INC leader Rahul Gandhi from the Lok Sabha by taking out a march to the Assembly in black clothes, holding placards.... read..

Assam: People protest in Kamrup demanding inclusion of RHAC in Sixth Schedule

Kamrup (Assam) | March 29, 2023 3:35:30 PM IST
Thousand of people on Wednesday took part in a massive protest rally (padayatra) at Boko area in Assam's Kamrup district demanding to include Rabha Hasong Autonomous Council (RHAC) under the Sixth Scheduled of the Constitution of India.... read..

Gauhati HC fines lawyers for representing non-existing petitioner

Guwahati |Wednesday, 2023 4:45:09 AM IST
The Gauhati High Court has imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 each on two lawyers for dragging a case for more than six years on behalf of a non-existing client in a 'frivolous litigation', a court official said.... read..

Drugs worth Rs 50 lakh seized in Assam, three arrested

Karimganj (Assam) | March 29, 2023 2:04:56 AM IST
In a joint operation with Assam police, the officials of Assam Rifles have arrested three persons and seized over 100 gms of Heroin, worth Rs 50 lakh, from Karimganj district.... read..

Railway line to Kohima to be completed by 2026: NF Rail

Guwahati |Wednesday, 2023 4:15:08 AM IST
As part of its bid to connect all capital cities of northeast by rail, the Northeast Frontier Railways is hopeful that Nagaland's capital city Kohima is connected by train in 2026.... read..

Assam government to open more Sainik schools in state: Himanta Biswa Sarma

Guwahati (Assam) | March 29, 2023 8:07:25 AM IST
To facilitate a vibrant ecosystem for attracting the best talent into our Armed Forces, the Assam government has decided to open more Sainik Schools in the state, said the Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday.... read..

Bayer strengthens Assam healthcare system, instals oxygen plant at Guwahati medical college

Guwahati (Assam) | March 29, 2023 6:35:22 PM IST
A medical-grade oxygen plant with 500 LPM (litres of oxygen per minute) capacity, set up at the Cardiothoracic and Neuroscience Centre, Gauhati Medical College and Hospital, was dedicated to the people of Assam on Wednesday.... read..

Assam: Spear Corps Warriors felicitates Minerva Jaishy for securing AIR 1 in NCC Special Entry

Guwahati (Assam) | March 29, 2023 11:35:05 PM IST
Spear Corps Warriors felicitated Minerva Jaishy for securing AIR-01 in the National Cadet Corps (NCC) Spl Entry Scheme 53 Course (OTA), an official statement by Public Relations Officer, Defence, Lt Col Mahendra Rawat said on Wednesday.... read..

"Will BJP MLAs wear black clothes and protest if I am convicted? No": Sarma slams Cong protests

Guwahati (Assam) | March 29, 2023 8:38:52 PM IST
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday lashed out at the Congress over its ongoing protests against the conviction of Rahul Gandhi by a Surat court, eventually leading to his disqualification from the Lok Sabha.... read..

No change in number of constituencies in Assam after delimitation: CEC

Guwahati |Wednesday, 2023 2:45:08 AM IST
The 126 assembly and 14 parliamentary seats in Assam will remain the same following the process of redrawing the boundaries of the constituencies, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Rajiv Kumar said on Tuesday.... read..

Assam govt announces reward of Rs 50 lakh for golden girl Lovlina Borgohain

Guwahati (Assam) | March 29, 2023 10:36:14 PM IST
Assam government on Wednesday announced a cash reward of Rs 50 lakh for pugilist Lovlina Borgohain for winning India a gold medal at the recent World Boxing Championships.... read..

Good samaritans: Meet 3 friends from Assam's Golaghat feeding needy since covid outbreak

Golaghat (Assam) | March 29, 2023 4:34:55 PM IST
In Assam's Golaghat, three friends have set examples of good samaritans through their acts of compassion, empathy and social responsibility by feeding the poor and needy during covid pandemic.... read..

Assam: Police seize 44 cattle heads in Guwahati

Guwahati (Assam) | March 28, 2023 11:34:32 PM IST
Police seized 44 cattle heads from two trucks in the Jorabat area, outskirts of Guwahati on Tuesday.... read..

Construction work at Dimapur-Kohima new rail line going on in full swing: Northeast Frontier Railway

Guwahati (Assam) | March 28, 2023 8:34:30 PM IST
Construction works of a new broad gauge railway line between Dimapur and Kohima in Nagaland will be a major boost for the economy and will benefit the local people of the region, the Northeast Frontier Railway said on Tuesday.... read..

Assembly, Parliamentary constituencies in Assam will remain same after delimitation exercise: CEC Rajiv Kumar

Guwahati (Assam) | March 28, 2023 5:37:36 PM IST
Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar on Tuesday said that the 126 assembly seats and 14 parliamentary seats in Assam would remain the same after the completion of the process of redrawing of boundaries of the constituencies in the State.... read..

Maha Saptami Puja 2023: CM Biswa Sharma collects holy water from Bashishta Ashram

Guwahati (Assam) | March 28, 2023 3:38:35 PM IST
Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday collected holy water from Bashishta Ashram in Guwahati ahead of Maha Saptami Puja at the Chief Minister's residence.... read..

'Delimitation exercise in Assam should be postponed for 3 years'

Guwahati |Tuesday, 2023 4:15:09 AM IST
The Assam unit of Trinamool Congress on Monday urged the Election Commission (EC) to postpone the delimitation exercise of the Parliamentary and Assembly constituencies in the state for three years.... read..

EC team in Assam to hold discussion on delimitation exercise

Guwahati |Monday, 2023 3:45:08 AM IST
The Election Commission (EC) team arrived here on Sunday to meet all the stakeholders and hold discussions with them in connection with the delimitation exercise of Parliamentary and Assembly constituencies in Assam.... read..

Bangladesh Independence Day celebrated in Assam, Tripura

Guwahati/Agartala |Monday, 2023 1:15:08 AM IST
The Bangladeshi Independence Day celebrated in Assam and Tripura on Sunday with numerous functions and events in the two Indian states that share border with the neighbouring country.... read..

Assam: Cong's protest against Rahul's LS disqualification witnesses Oppn unity

Guwahati |Monday, 2023 4:15:09 AM IST
The Congress in Assam on Sunday staged a protest here over the disqualification of party leader Rahul Gandhi from the Lok Sabha. At least 11 political parties and some noted intellectuals of the state took part in the protest.... read..

IIT Guwahati ranked among world's top universities

Guwahati (Assam) | March 27, 2023 5:05:05 PM IST
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati has been named as one of the world's top universities for the study of 14 subjects, according to the latest edition of the world's most-consulted university ranking.... read..

Assam minister Parimal Suklabaidya visits Hailakandi to oversee preparations at Bihu Training Camp

Hailakandi (Assam) | March 27, 2023 10:36:17 PM IST
As per the directions of Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, state Transport and Fisheries Minister Parimal Suklabaidya on Monday visited Hailakandi to oversee the preparations at the Bihu Training Camp in Town Hall.... read..

Assam Governor reviews Centre's various schemes at Golaghat

Guwahati (Assam) | March 27, 2023 10:36:18 PM IST
Assam Governor Gulab Chand Kataria on Monday took stock of the implementation of different central and state government schemes in Golaghat at a meeting held in the conference hall of the Deputy Commissioner Office.... read..

Drugs worth Rs 30 cr seized in Assam, 3 held

Karimganj (Assam) | March 27, 2023 12:06:57 AM IST
Assam Police on Sunday caught three drug peddlers from Karimganj district, and recovered drugs worth around Rs 30 crore from a truck.... read..

Assam: Poachers kill rhino for its horn in Kaziranga National Park

Kaziranga (Assam) | March 27, 2023 4:37:46 PM IST
Ahead of President Droupadi Murmu's visit to Assam's Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve, poachers killed a one-horned rhinoceros in the national park and took away its horn.... read..

Assam CM Biswa inaugurates projects worth Rs 545 cr in Rangia

Kamrup (Assam) | March 26, 2023 10:06:48 PM IST
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday inaugurated and laid the foundation for 23 development projects worth Rs 545 crore at Rangia in Kamrup district.... read..

Delimitation of Assembly, LS constituencies in Assam: EC team to visit on March 26-28

Guwahati |Sunday, 2023 5:15:08 AM IST
An Election Commission team headed by Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar will be on a three-day visit to Assam from March 26-28 to hear the opinions of the stakeholders, political parties, civil societies, general public and officials on the ongoing ... read..

Assam Governor attends 14th tribal youth exchange programme

Guwahati (Assam) | March 26, 2023 8:07:45 AM IST
Assam Governor Gulab Chand Kataria on Saturday said that youth exchange programmes go a long way in sharing, fostering and preserving the rich traditions and cultural heritage of the country which strengthens the mutual relations.... read..

Man narrowly escapes wild elephant's attack in Assam's Kamrup

Kamrup (Assam), | March 26, 2023 8:07:51 AM IST
A man escaped an attack by a wild elephant in a paddy field in Assam's Kamrup district on Saturday.... read..

Action against Rahul Gandhi is result of his political immaturity: Assam minister

Guwahati (Assam) | March 26, 2023 8:36:01 AM IST
The disqualification of Congress Rahul Gandhi from Lok Sabha has stirred a political row with the spat between the grand old party and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).... read..
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