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  • Construction of world's tallest railway bridge begins in Manipur Yesterday

    Guwahati: Construction of the world's tallest railway bridge from the point of pillar height has begun in Manipur by the Northeast Frontier Railway Construction Organisation. The proposed bridge near Noney with pillar height up to 141 metres is slated to become the tallest in the world from the point of pillar...
  • Assam killings: Little to celebrate for those at relief camps this Eid Yesterday

    Baksa: In the midst of the Lok Sabha Elections earlier this year, 38 villagers were killed by suspected Bodo militants in Assam's Baksa district. Camped in a cramped relief camp in Khagrabari village, the displaced community of Muslims has little to celebrate this Eid. The mighty Beki river has been...
  • Assam government steps up measures to combat encephalitis 4 days ago

    Guwahati: Assam health department has stepped up measures to combat the outbreak of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) and Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) which has so far claimed 252 lives in the state. A spokesman of the health department said on Saturday the number of encephalitis deaths remained static at 252 - 69...
  • Assam: One dead, three injured in blast in Goalpara 1 week ago

    Goalpara: One person has been killed in a blast in Assam on Wednesday morning. Three others were also injured in the blast triggered by suspected militants. The IED blast happened in front of Krishani Police Station in Goalpara district. The bomb, which exploded at about 8:10 AM, was kept in a...
  • Assam CM Tarun Gogoi 'surprised' as 32 MLAs quit, seek his ouster July 21, 2014

    Guwahati: Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi says he is surprised by the resignation of some Congress MLAs including a minister in his government on Monday. Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and 31 other Congress MLAs on Monday resigned even after Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi extended his support to the beleagured...
  • Assam Health Minister Himanta Sarma, 31 Congress MLAs resign July 21, 2014

    Guwahati: Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and 31 other Congress MLAs on Monday have resigned. The development came after Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi extended his support to the beleagured Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and asked him to keep the rebel MLAs, who want him removed, under control. After...
  • Rahul Gandhi backs Assam CM Gogoi, asks him to control rebel MLAs July 21, 2014

    Guwahati: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday extended his support to beleagured Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and asked him to keep the rebel MLAs, who want him removed, under control. Gogoi has been facing severe opposition from Congress MLAs Cabinet after the party's debacle in the recent Lok Sabha...
  • Anti-Gogoi MLAs to approach Assam Governor and Speaker July 21, 2014

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has been facing severe opposition within his Cabinet after party's poll debacle. Nearly 25 MLAs on Monday will approach the Assam Governor and Speaker to tell them that they have no faith in Gogoi. Congress-in-charge of Assam CP Joshi will brief party President Sonia Gandhi...
  • Bodies of abducted people found in Assam July 13, 2014

    Guwahati: The bullet-riddled bodies of four people, who were abducted by suspected Bodo militants in Assam's Baksa district, have been found, while the curfew imposed in some areas was extended, police said on Sunday. Cadres of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) faction opposed to peace talks with the government...
  • Assam: Subansiri project to help northeast, says VK Singh July 12, 2014

    Guwahati: Protests against the 2,000 MW lower Subansiri hydroelectric power project were "unjustified" as the project will help Assam and the northeastern states tide over the power crisis, DoNER Minister Gen (retd) VK Singh said that on Saturday. "Power is a priority sector. However, there are issues with some power projects...
  • Assam: CM Gogoi urges NRHM to prevent spread of Japanese Encephalitis July 10, 2014

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Thursday urged the National Rural Health Mission to take measures to prevent spread of Japanese Encephalitis An official release said that Gogoi asked the NRHM Managing Director (In-Charge of Assam) Gautam Ganguly for a vaccination drive to check the disease across various districts...
  • Three Injured in Grenade Blasts in Assam's Bijni Town July 7, 2014

    Guwahati: Three persons were grievously injured when some unidentified youths lobbed grenades in Bijni town in Assam's Chirang district on Sunday, police said. Motorcycle-borne youths lobbed a grenade near Bolanguri bus stand at Kuklun Road area of Bijni town, critically injuring three persons working in a garage nearby. In another incident within...
  • 'If I were FM, I would allocate better facilities for tea garden workers' July 4, 2014

    "If I was Finance Minister Arun Jaitley then I would allocate funds for better facilities for thousands of tea garden workers and urge tea companies to do so." ...
  • One poacher killed, two arrested in Assam July 2, 2014

    Kaziranga: One poacher was killed and two others were arrested on Wednesday from different places in the state. According to Kaziranga National Park DFO Seal Sarma, forest guards and police killed a poacher in an encounter and recovered a modified AK-47 rifle and 16 rounds of live cartridges from Gotonga...
  • Northeast to have air ambulances soon July 1, 2014

    Guwahati: Patients from difficult-to-access locations in the landlocked northeastern states can heave a sigh of relief, as a Guwahati-based hospital is planning to launch air ambulance services to ferry patients from across the region. The Guwahati Neurological Research Centre (GNRC) on Tuesday unveiled a plan to launch air ambulance and medical...
  • Stop illegal Bangladeshis or Assam could turn into 'Bosnia or Kashmir': BSF ex-officer June 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Retired Indian security personnel must be allowed to settle along the Bangladesh border to be New Delhi's "eyes and ears" vis-a-vis illegal migration, a former BSF officer says. Retired Border Security Force (BSF) Additional Director General PK Mishra also warns that India's failure to stop the growing illegal...
  • Assam floods: over 2,000 people affected, 11 dead in Guwahati June 30, 2014

    Guwahati: Several villages in Assam's Lakhimpur district have been hit by floods after heavy rains lashed the region over the past three to four days. More than 2,000 people have been affected. The Brahmaputra river is flowing above the danger level in several parts of Dibrugarh. Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi...
  • Flash floods kill at least 12 in Guwahati June 28, 2014

    Guwahati: Incessant rains have led to flash floods in Assam's Guwahati killing at least 12 people. According to reports, half the city is submerged in flood waters. Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday conducted tour of the worst-affected areas. The authorities have blamed illegal encroachments across Guwahati for the flash...
  • Assam: Bodoland People's Front breaks ties with Congress June 26, 2014

    Guwahati: In what could prove to be a setback for the Congress party in Assam, the Bodoland People's Front ended its age old alliance with the party on Thursday. The 13-year-old alliance between the Congress and BPF ran the administration in Assam's troubled Bodoland. BPF chief Hagrama Mohilary cited non-co-operation from...
  • Dibrugarh Rajdhani mishap: Railways issues list of dead, injured passengers June 25, 2014

    Guwahati: The four passengers, including three women, killed and 18 others injured when the 12236 New Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express derailed between Chhapra Kacheri and Goldenganj stations in Bihar have been identified, a Railway official said on Wednesday. As per the list of dead and injured passengers received from East Central Railway,...
  • After Gogoi, Haryana CM Bhupinder Hooda meets Sonia Gandhi June 21, 2014

    New Delhi: With speculations rife about the change of guard in some states like Haryana, Assam and Maharashtra, chief ministers have come knocking at Congress President Sonia Gandhi's doorsteps. Days after Assam CM Tarun Gogoi met Sonia, it was Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda who met the party chief...
  • World Bank grants Rs 8 crores for developmental projects in Northeast June 19, 2014

    Guwahati: The World Bank on Thursday awarded grants worth $1.4 million (over Rs 8 crore) to 12 organisations for various developmental projects in Assam, Meghalaya and Mizoram. "From low cost eye care, to tapping unbanked populations through technology, to providing energy efficient solutions for water and sanitation issues -- these...
  • Gogoi once again meets Sonia amidst demand for change of guard in state unit June 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Monday met Congress President Sonia Gandhi and discussed the political discussion in his party back home. Gogoi is under pressure from dissidents to reshuffle his ministry. Health and Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, one among the four ministers in the dissident camp, had...
  • Assam's popular folk singer Khagen Mahanta dead June 12, 2014

    Guwahati: Assam's eminent folk singer Khagen Mahanta died at his residence on Thursday after a prolonged illness, family sources said. He was 72 and is survived by his singer wife Archana Mahanta, son Angarag 'Papon' Mahanta, a popular singer and a daughter. He was suffering from coronary and related ailments...
  • NDA plan for development of North East a comprehensive roadmap: Rijiju June 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The NDA's plan for development of the northeast is a comprehensive roadmap that hasn't come from any government till now, Union minister Kiren Rijiju on Monday claimed. "Never before such a comprehensive roadmap for the development of northeast has come from any government," the Minister of State for Home...
  • Kiren Rijiju appeals to North-East terrorists to join mainstream June 7, 2014

    Guwahati: Union Minister of state for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Saturday appealed to militants in the North East to eschew violence and join the mainstream. Rijiju, who arrived in Guwahati following the killing of Hamrem SP Nanda Goswami and his personal security officer (PSO) during an encounter with Karbi Peoples'...
  • Rijiju attends Assam SP's cremation, slain officer's son demands CBI probe June 7, 2014

    Guwahati: Karbi Anglong SP and his Personal Security Officer (PSO) who were killed in an encounter with the KPLT operatives were cremated on Sunday morning in Guwahati. MoS, Home Ministry, Kiren Rijiju attended the cremation. The slain policeman's son has demanded CBI probe into his father's death saying that his demand...
  • MHA seeks report on killing of Assam SP June 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs has sought a report from the Assam government into the killing of a senior police officer by terrorists in Karbi Anglong. A Superintendent of Police and his PSO was killed in an encounter with the operatives of KPLT in Assam's Karbi Anglong district on...
  • Gogoi congratulates Assam teams for scaling Island Peak June 6, 2014

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday congratulated two teams from the state which successfully scaled the 6189 meter Island Peak in the Nepal Himalayas. The first team, led by Manash Barooah and the second by Nandadulal Das, were both part of a Pre-Everest Expedition sponsored by the state government. The...
  • Assam: Karbi Anglong SP killed in encounter with terrorists June 6, 2014

    Karbi Anglong: A Superintendent of Police and his PSO was killed in encounter with terrorists in Assam's Karbi Anglong district on Thursday evening. SP Nitya Nanda Goswami of Hamren police district was leading an operation against the insurgent outfit in remote Rongthang forest area where they came face to face with...