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  • 1 killed in ULFA strike, militant killed in encounter Yesterday

    Lakhimpur/Dibrugarh (Assam): ULFA (I) militants on Thursday killed a man and injured two others while another militant was killed in an encounter with police ahead Prime Minister Narendra Modi's two-day visit to Assam on November 29. A group of ULFA (Independent) militants came on a motorcycle at about 2 AM at...
  • Huge quantity of explosives recovered in Guwahati Yesterday

    Guwahati: A large quantity of explosives were today recovered from a vehicle in the capital city where security has been tightened ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit on November 29. Three cartons containing gelatin sticks, detonators and cordex wire hidden inside gunny bags were recovered during routine checking of vehicles...
  • Assam: NIA foils major blast ahead of PM Modi's visit 4 days ago

    Guwahati: Following inputs from National Investigation Agency, the Assam Police on Monday foiled a major explosion in the state just days ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's two-day visit later in the week. Security personnel on duty in Alipurduar-Kamakhya Intercity Express spotted a plastic bag covered with a towel and wires...
  • Assam: One dead, 20 injured in explosion 5 days ago

    Dibrugarh: A major explosion in Assam's Dirbrugarh district killed one person and injured as many as 20 people on Sunday evening. "There was an explosion but we are yet to ascertain its exact cause," said Dibrugarh Superintendent of Police Rana Bhuyan, adding that all the injured were rushed to the hospital. The...
  • Government declares Kamatapur Liberation Organisation a banned terrorist group November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Kamatapur Liberation Organisation (KLO), a terror outfit which operates in West Bengal and Assam and is fighting for a sovereign state, has been declared a banned terrorist group by the government. In a gazette notification, the Home Ministry said that exercising the powers conferred under the Unlawful Activities...
  • Assam CM Tarun Gogoi to help young scientists and entrepreneurs November 7, 2014

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday directed authorities concerned to provide all possible help to young scientists and entrepreneurs to start innovative projects. The chief minister visited the Guwahati Biotech Park Society, of which he is the chairman, and asked the Director of IIT, Guwahati, under which the...
  • Tarun Gogoi lays foundation stone of first Central Library in Assam November 7, 2014

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi hoped that the setting up of the first Central Library, Archive cum Auditorium in the state at Amingaon, near here, would benefit students, researchers and scholars. Gogoi, while laying the foundation stone of the library, said that his government had always laid emphasis on...
  • Jihadi activities in Assam mainly in Barpeta district: Tarun Gogoi November 4, 2014

    Guwahati: Jihadi activities in Assam are mainly in Barpeta district, said Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Tuesday. "Jihadi activities are mainly in Barpeta district. Some people from there and Nalbari district have gone for training outside," Gogoi told reporters at a press meet. "The National Investigation Agency is investigating into it. The...
  • Assam government to hand over cases related to jihadi activities to NIA November 1, 2014

    Guwahati: The Assam government will hand over cases related to jihadi activities in the state to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) as decided at a law and order review meeting convened by Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday. The meeting decided to hand over the cases to the NIA so...
  • CM Tarun Gogoi to effect reshuffle in his ministry October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Three months after facing a major dissidence in his ministry, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi announced that he would effect a reshuffle in his cabinet soon. "The Congress high command has given me the approval for a reshuffle of my ministry. I will do it soon," he told...
  • Assam: 9 dead, 26 injured as a bus falls into a ditch October 26, 2014

    Guwahati: Nine people were killed and 26 others were injured when a speeding bus overturned and fell into a roadside ditch. The incident occurred when the bus driver travelling from Lakhimpur lost his control over the vehicle. The tragedy occurred at 4 AM in the morning and total 37 people were...
  • Assam, Nagaland church leaders meet Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi October 22, 2014

    Guwahati: A joint peace mission comprising church leaders of Assam and Nagaland met Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi to discuss the issues relating to the troubled inter-state border. "Church leaders from Catholic and Protestant churches while apprising the chief minister about peace initiatives undertaken by them in the trouble-torn areas along...
  • Assam government has proof of jihadi activities in state: CM Gogoi October 22, 2014

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday said that the government had proof that jihadi groups were active in the state. Referring to the Jamaat-ul Mujahideen of Bangladesh (JMB), the Chief Minister told reporters, "We have got some proof that jihadis were present in the state. We will identify...
  • Assam government's aid gives a new lease of life to the state's 130-year-old fireworks industry this Diwali October 20, 2014

    Barpeta: As India prepares to celebrate Diwali, the 130-year-old firework industry in Assam is getting a new lease of life this festive season. The state government's aid of almost Rs 7 crore is trying to fire-up the industry once again. The Barpeta fireworks industry in lower Assam was started way...
  • Kiren Rijiju against big power projects, favours 300-500 MW projects October 17, 2014

    Guwahati: Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju on Friday said he is "traditionally" against construction of big dams in North East and favoured smaller ones with 300-500 MW capacities. "Traditionally I am not for big hydro power projects in North East. I am not in favour of 4,000 MW...
  • CM Tarun Gogoi kicks off 'Clean Assam Campaign' October 5, 2014

    Guwahati: Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi on Sunday formally launched 'Clean Assam Campaign'. As part of the campaign, Gogoi visited the Latashil puja ground and broomed the compound along with the office bearers of the puja committee. After launching the campaign, Gogoi tweeted "Formally kicked off the Clean Assam Campaign in...
  • Nearly 4 lakh still hit, flood crisis remains grim: Assam government October 4, 2014

    Guwahati: The situation in flood-hit Assam remains grim with nearly four lakh people still affected even though water levels were receding at most places in the state. According to the daily flood report by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), 3.74 lakh people across three districts are still grappling with...
  • Assam flood toll rises to 44, nearly four lakh still affected October 3, 2014

    Guwahati: The flood situation in Assam remained serious with report of one more death today, taking the toll to 44 so far and affecting nearly four lakh people in the state. According to the daily flood report by Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), one body was recovered in Morigaon district. With...
  • Assam flood toll rises to 43; nearly six lakh affected September 30, 2014

    Guwahati: The flood situation in Assam continued to remain grim with report of one more death on Tuesday, taking the toll to 43 so far, while nearly six lakh people are affected in the natural disaster. According to the daily flood report by Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), one body...
  • NDRF says 85 people killed by floods in Assam and Meghalaya September 27, 2014

    Guwahati: A total of 85 people have been killed due to heavy floods and inundation in Assam and Meghalaya, the NDRF on Saturday said. After combating the floods and water logging tragedy for over a week in the two states, the lead mitigation force has now shifted its operations from...
  • Centre ready to give over Rs 1,000 Crore to flood-hit Assam September 26, 2014

    Guwahati: Union minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday said the Central government was ready to give more than Rs 1,000 crore, the amount demanded by Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi for flood relief. "The Centre is ready to give even more than Rs 1,000 crore for flood relief and to build damaged...
  • Assam flood situation grim, death toll rises to 40 September 26, 2014

    Guwahati: Assam's flood situation remained grim with the death toll rising to 40 and Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi making an aerial survey of the worst affected Goalpara and Kamrup (Rural) district on Friday. Gogoi made an aerial survey of the two districts for about 45 minutes but could not land to...
  • Tarun Gogoi to make aerial survey of flood-hit Goalpara today September 26, 2014

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi will make an aerial survey of flood-ravaged areas of Goalpara district to take stock of the situation. A statement from the Chief Minister's Office said Goalpara is the worst affected district where 16 people have lost their lives so far because of the floods....
  • Assam flood death toll rises to 36; 10 lakh affected September 25, 2014

    Guwahati: With the recovery of four more bodies on Thursday, the death toll mounted to 36 in Assam floods that affected about 10 lakh people in 13 districts and rendered majority of them homeless. Two more deaths were reported from Krishnai and Kukurkata areas of the worst-hit Goalpara district, while one...
  • Rajnath Singh to visit Assam, Meghalaya early October September 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh will visit Assam and Meghalaya early next month to take stock of rescue and relief operations in the flood-hit states. Singh has sent Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju and Minister of State (Independence charge) for Sports Sarbananda Sonowal to Assam on Thursday...
  • Assam flood toll rises to 32 September 24, 2014

    Guwahati: Sixteen more bodies were recovered on Wednesday from two flood-hit districts of Assam, raising the toll in the deluge to 32, as Army and disaster response forces personnel evacuated hundreds of marooned people from affected areas. A report by Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said there has been no...
  • BJP asks MPs, MLAs to help in flood-hit Meghalaya, Assam September 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Expressing concern over deaths and losses due to floods in Meghalaya and Assam, BJP chief Amit Shah has asked partymen and public representatives in the two states, including party MPs and MLAs, to help in rescue and relief operations. After talking to the party units...
  • Assam floods claim 16 lives; Army called in, choppers pressed September 23, 2014

    Guwahati: The flood situation in Assam was grim in Assam on Tuesday with Air Force choppers pressed into service to evacuate the marooned as the death toll in the deluge mounted to 16. Around 3.7 lakh people have been affected in the floods. Army, NDRF and SDRF teams also conducted rescue...
  • Assam government to take meritorious students on 12-day tour to NASA September 23, 2014

    Guwahati: Assam government will take 10 meritorious students on a 12-day educational visit to the US-based National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The 'Deba Kumar Bora Memorial NASA Visit 2014' will sponsor visits of first three toppers of 10th standard and first position holder of 12th standard in each of...
  • Flash floods in Assam, Meghalaya; 10 dead, over 1 lakh affected September 23, 2014

    Guwahati: Flash floods have wreaked havoc in Assam and Meghalaya, leaving at least 10 people dead and over 1 lakh affected. Incessant rain over the past 24 hours has caused heavy waterlogging in Guwahati with water levels in the Brahmaputra river rising. In Meghalaya, heavy rains lashed the state inundating...