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  • Gogoi blames Centre for escalating tensions at Assam-Nagaland border 3 hours 36 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday held the Narendra Modi government responsible for the escalating tensions at the Assam-Nagaland border. Nine people from Nagaland have been allegedly killed by armed groups in Assam last week. Gogoi said, "Why only I am being held responsible for the current situation....
  • Fresh violence on Assam-Nagaland border, 18 injured 14 hours 24 minutes ago

    Golaghat: At least 18 protesters were injured after police fired rubber pellets and resorted to lathicharge at Rangajan in violence-hit Golaghat district of Assam along the Nagaland border on Tuesday evening, a senior police officer said. District Superintendent of Police Siladitya Chetia told PTI that a group of protesters turned violent...
  • Army man held for trying to molest girl in Rajdhani Express 22 hours 1 minutes ago

    Guwahati: An Army man on Tuesday was arrested for allegedly making an attempt to molest a minor girl. The incident took place on board the Dibrugarh-Delhi Rajdhani Express. The 17-year old girl travelling with her uncle in a three-tier AC compartment raised an alarm at 4 AM when the army man...
  • Assam: Flood situation remains grim, two dead Yesterday

    Tezpur/Jorhat: The flood situation in Assam remained critical in a number of districts including Dhemaji, Lakhimpur and Sonitpur with two persons losing their lives and over one lakh people being affected. In Lakhimpur, where the two deaths took place, over 100 villages were under flood water. More than 70 villages were...
  • People oppose Tarun Gogoi's visit to Assam-Nagaland Border, clash with police Yesterday

    Guwahati: There has been a clash between people and police at Merapani's district near Nagaland border over the visit of Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Monday. Locals opposed the Chief Minister's visit due to the ongoing Assam-Nagaland border conflict. The police even fired in the air to disburse the crowd...
  • Rain woes continue; 32 people killed in floods in Uttarakhand, lakhs displaced in north India 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Heavy rains and flash floods continue to wreak havoc across north India. Many people have been killed and lakhs have been displaced as swelling rivers and landslides destroyed farmlands and crumbled homes. Major parts of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar are facing severe flooding due to the monsoons. In...
  • Assam government to submit detailed report on violence to Union Home Ministry 2 days ago

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Sunday said that the state government would submit a detailed report to the Union Home Ministry on the recent violence along the Assam-Nagaland border which claimed nine lives in Golaghat district. "Along with the detailed report, a memorandum will...
  • Monsoon fury: 1,500 people stranded in UP, Bihar battles to rescue 4 lakh villagers 2 days ago

    New Delhi: As the monsoon gained strength, heavy rainfall unleashed its fury, wreaking havoc across the country. At least 10 people were killed and 500 districts were affected in Uttar Pradesh due to flooding and heavy rainfall after water level rose in Sharda and Ghaghra rivers post the release of...
  • 50 per cent water logging in lower areas of Kaziranga National park 3 days ago

    Kaziranga: Incessant rains have caused a flood like situation in many parts of Assam. There is 50 per cent water logging in lower areas of the Kaziranga National park. The forest minister has issued time cards and speed limit is set at 40 km per hour to prevent animals from...
  • Assam floods: Lakhs affected, one dead 3 days ago

    Tezpur/Kaziranga: The flood situation in Assam turned grim on Saturday after a child died as the Brahmaputra and its tributaries inundated vast tracts of land in Upper Assam and the Kaziranga National Park following incessant rainfall in the catchment areas. The flood situation turned critical in Lakhimpur, Dhemaji and Sonitpur districts...
  • Assam braves boycott call on Independence Day 5 days ago

    Guwahati: Braving incessant rains and a boycott call by militants, tens of thousands celebrated Independence Day in Guwahati and in other parts of Assam on Friday. Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi unfurled the national tricolour at the Veterinary Field Ground in Guwahati. His cabinet colleagues took part in Independence Day functions in various...
  • Guwahati on high alert ahead of Independence Day 6 days ago

    Guwahati: Security measures have been tightened for the Independence Day celebrations on Thursday ahead of the 68th Independence Day. Check points have been put up across Guwahati and frisking is being done for all vehicles. Security forces are on high alert to thwart any subversive activity. There is no intelligence...
  • Centre asks Assam to check violence, seize illegal weapons 1 week ago

    New Delhi: To prevent incidents of violence, Assam government has been advised to take strict security measures, including seizure of illegal weapons, Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday. 46 people lost their lives in May following violence in Baksa and Kokrajhar districts of Assam. "The government of Assam has been advised to...
  • Six-year old raped in Assam August 11, 2014

    Tezpur (Assam): A minor was allegedly raped by two persons on Monday in North Lakhimpur district, close on the heels of the gangrape of a 15-year-old girl in Dibrugarh district, police said. The six-year old girl was found in a critical condition, covered with a thin sheet of cloth, near the...
  • Assam: 272 encephalitis deaths till now in 2014 August 8, 2014

    Guwahati: At least 272 persons have died in Assam after being diagnosed of having Encephalitis this year. Of the 272 having shown Acute Encephalitis Syndrome, 124 perished due to Japanese Encephalitis (JE) alone, an NRHM health official said on Friday. AES has affected 1628 people, which included 636 from JE, in...
  • Over 14,000 police posts vacant in Assam August 4, 2014

    Guwahati: Nearly 20 per cent posts of the 75,559-strong Assam Police are lying vacant at present, the state Assembly was informed on Monday. Despite this, the state could not utilise more than 80 per cent of the central funds for modernisation of the force during the last three financial years. Replying...
  • 471 people died in communal clashes in Assam since 2001: Centre August 4, 2014

    Guwahati: As many as 471 persons lost their lives in communal clashes and 263 were injured in Assam since 2001, the state Assembly was informed on Monday. Replying to a query by AGP MLA Keshab Mahanta during the Question Hour in the Assam Legislative Assembly, Environment and Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain...
  • Assam: Three terrorists die while planting explosives August 1, 2014

    Goalpara: Three ULFA terrorists were killed in an IED blast in Assam's Goalpara on Friday morning. The terrorists were planting the bomb when it went off. The local police say they had prior information of a possible attack. The blast was aimed at targeting police personnel. ...
  • Construction of world's tallest railway bridge begins in Manipur July 29, 2014

    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 July 29, 2014

    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 July 26, 2014

    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 July 23, 2014

    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...