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  • BJP to intensify LS poll campaign in Assam with national leaders Yesterday

    BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will be in the state for the third time to campaign for the ongoing Lok Sabha elections and will address three rallies at different places on a single day this week. "BJP has always given priority to the North East. That is why Modiji...
  • Train gets derailed in Assam, over 50 injured Yesterday

    Guwahati: Over 50 passengers were injured, 19 of them seriously, when the engine and 10 coaches of the Dimapur-Kamakhya BG Express derailed at Teghiria in central Assam in the wee hours today. The derailment damaged 100 mts of railway line leading to cancellation of eight trains on the route. The...
  • LS polls: EC issues show cause notice to Assam Minister 5 days ago

    Election Commission has issued a show cause notice to Assam Food and Civil Supplies Minister Nazrul Islam for violation of the model code of conduct. "Complaints against Islam had been filed with the EC by BJP for his alleged communal remark at an election meeting in Hojai on March 21,"...
  • LS polls: Campaign ends for three constituencies in Assam 1 week ago

    An indefinite bandh by a militant outfit in the Autonomous District (ST) along with last minute canvassing in two constituencies of Karimganj (SC) and Silchar in the Barak Valley marked the end of a high pitched campaigning on Thursday for three constituencies in the second phase of Lok Sabha polls...
  • Assam: Repolling in six booths on Thursday April 9, 2014

    Repolling would be held on Thursday in six polling booths of three of the five Lok Sabha constituencies which went to polls on April seven. Repolling was ordered in four booths of Jorhat seat, and in one booth each in Dibrugarh and Tezpur constituencies because of EVM malfunctioning during the...
  • LS polls fisrt phase: High voters turnout in Assam, Tripura April 7, 2014

    An estimated 72 per cent of the 64.4 lakh voters exercised their franchise peacefully in five Lok Sabha constituencies in Assam while 84 per cent of the 1.2 million electorate on Monday cast their ballot in Tripura. ...
  • Lok Sabha polls: 60 pc voting till afternoon in Assam April 7, 2014

    Guwahati: Nearly 60 per cent of the total 64.4 lakh voters exercised their franchise till 3 pm on Monday in the five Lok Sabha constituencies of Assam from where minor sporadic incidents were reported. Tezpur reported 56 per cent polling, Jorhat 60, Lakhimpur 52, Dibrugarh 52.5 and Koliabor 60 per...
  • No Modi wave in Assam, says Congress candidate BK Handique April 7, 2014

    Congress candidate BK Handique is a six-time MP from Jorhat and he is aiming for a seventh victory this Lok Sabha elections. ...
  • Carnival mood in Assam as youth, women flock to vote April 7, 2014

    'Rongali Bihu' (Spring festival) seems to have come early to Assam with enthusiastic youth and women voters flocking to the booths in a carnival mood to cast their votes in the first phase of polling in five parliamentary constituencies on Monday. With Bihu round the corner, the pleasant spring weather...
  • BJP will see a repeat of the 2009 LS results: Tarun Gogoi's son Gaurav April 7, 2014

    Gaurav Gogoi is the Congress candidate from Kaliabor in Assam. He was confident of a Congress victory in the state. ...
  • Assam: Lakhimpur real test for Congress, tea tribe votes key in Dibrugarh April 5, 2014

    In the traditional Congress bastion of Dibrugarh, Ghatowar is locked in a battle with BJP's Rameswar Teli, a two-time former MLA from the oil township of Duliajan. Ghatowar, a tea community leader and former INTUC General Secretary, is bidding to retain the seat for the sixth time. Except in 2004,...
  • Young candidates in fray for LS polls in Assam April 3, 2014

    Candidates in the first two phases of Lok Sabha polls in Assam are a young lot with 26 of the 88 in fray in their 30s, 24 in their 40s and only two above the age of 80. There are three candidates in their 20s, 19 in 50s, nine in...
  • Assam: BJP says CM son's anti-Modi campaign benefiting party April 2, 2014

    The canvassing against Narendra Modi by Gourav Gogoi, a Congress candidate for the Lok Sabha polls, was to the saffron party's advantage, a BJP nominee reasoned on Wednesday as the Assam Chief Minister's son was giving publicity to the BJP Prime Ministerial candidate and also the party. Expressing happiness at...
  • Assam poll tracker: Big lead for Congress, BJP and AGP way behind March 31, 2014

    New Delhi: There is some good news for the Congress from the Northeastern state of Assam. The Congress which has been in power in Assam since 2001 has maintained its lead over opponents even in the latest survey. According to CNN-IBN-CSDS-Lokniti pre-poll survey it is expected to get 44 per...
  • Congress unites people, 'others' try to spread hatred: Sonia Gandhi March 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Yet again accusing the BJP of playing divisive politics, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Sunday launched a veiled attack on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi urging voters to defeat divisive forces. "There is a face-off of two ideologies. On one hand there is Congress that worked towards uniting...
  • CPM hopes to win one seat in Assam, says Sitaram Yechury March 29, 2014

    The CPM hoped to win one Lok Sabha seat in Assam where it has put up three candidates, party Politburo member Sitaram Yechury said on Saturday. "We have a very good chance to win the Barpeta seat. Our performance in the state is going to be better this time," Yechury...
  • Assam: Tarun Gogoi's son files nomination from Koliabor March 19, 2014

    The second generation of Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi's family stepped into active politics with his son Gaurav Gogoi filing his nomination papers for the Koliabor parliamentary seat on Wednesday. Accompanied by his mother Dolly Gogoi and his English wife Elizabeth Colburn Gogoi, Gaurav filed his papers before the returning...
  • Assam: Former President's son to fight for TMC from Barpeta seat March 18, 2014

    Former President Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed's son Pervez Ahmed will contest as a Trinamool Congress candidate from Barpeta Lok Sabha constituency in Assam. Ahmed's name figured in the fourth list of nine TMC nominees released on Tuesday, including seven from Assam, one each from Moradabad in UP and Giridih in Jharkhand....
  • LS polls: AGP non-committal over cementing an alliance with BJP March 6, 2014

    Guwahati: In a bid to strengthen its vote bank in the Northeast, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is trying to tie-up with the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), but the chief of the latter Prafulla Kumar Mahanta remained non-committal on the possibility of an alliance between the two parties ahead of...
  • KMSS President Akhil Gogoi arrested March 2, 2014

    Guwahati: Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) President and RTI activist Akhil Gogoi has been arrested by the Assam Police. Police made the arrest around Saturday midnight. Gogoi has been arrested under non-bailable sections after an FIR was filed by the father of a person who immolated himself in Guwahati. The...
  • Three elephants die after being hit by a train in Assam February 27, 2014

    Guwahati: Three elephants were killed when they were hit by a local passenger train in upper Assam's Jorhat district. The elephants were killed when the Guwahati-Tinsukia Intercity Express hit them as they were crossing the railway track at Venuguri village near Moriani railway station in a herd. The elephants were...
  • MHA sets up panel to look into the demand for Bodoland state February 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Thursday set up a committee headed by former home secretary GK Pillai to look into the demands of a separate Bodoland state to be carved out of Assam. The panel headed by the former home secretary will submit its report in nine...
  • Any conflict can be resolved through discussions: Rahul February 26, 2014

    Guwahati: The insurgency problem in Manipur like in Assam could be resolved through discussions, devolution of power and love, Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi said on Wednesday. "I am inspired by Mahatma Gandhi that any conflict can be resolved through discussions, love and peace. So that is my answer," Gandhi said...
  • Rahul raises pitch for better connectivity in North-East February 26, 2014

    Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that poor connectivity in the North East would have to be aggressively addressed to remove the barriers of movement in the rest of the country and to properly utilise the productivity of the people. "The reason for the energy of the North-East people...
  • Not in favour of tickets for politicians' kin: Rahul Gandhi February 25, 2014

    Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said that he was not in favour of family members of politicians getting party tickets to contest polls. "I am not in favour of giving tickets to family members of Congress leaders and want to change this trend," Gandhi said during an interaction with...
  • LS polls: Rahul Gandhi campaigns for Congress in Guwahati February 25, 2014

    Guwahati: Taking a jibe at Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said that the Opposition is making mockery of the people by saying that all the work done in the past 70 years will be done in three months if BJP...
  • No newspaper in Assam for sixth day, hawkers continue strike February 21, 2014

    The residents of Assam have not received their daily morning newspaper for the sixth day on Friday following strike by newspapers hawkers even as the Journalists' Forum of Assam (JFA) pleaded to the Press Council of India (PCI) to intervene in the matter. "The hawkers' strike has infringed the people's...
  • Tarun Gogoi slams Modi, says growth in Assam higher than in Gujarat February 12, 2014

    Attacking Narendra Modi for his claims on development in Assam, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday said his state had witnessed a much higher growth compared to Gujarat. "Assam's growth was 13 per cent in 2012-13, while it was 8.52 per cent in Gujarat. Modi only has speed of talking,...
  • Assam's ethnic clashes: 1,327 families yet to be rehabilitated February 11, 2014

    The Assam government on Tuesday admitted that over 1,300 families, who were affected during the ethnic clashes in the Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD) in 2012, were yet to be rehabilitated. In a written reply to the Assam Legislative Assembly, state revenue and disaster management minister Prithibi Majhi said that...
  • Tarun Gogoi hits out at Narendra Modi, calls him 'irresponsible' February 10, 2014

    Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi took on Narendra Modi on Monday saying that the BJP Prime Ministerial candidate was 'irresponsible' and had made 'wrong statements' at his rally two days ago. "Today I got a golden opportunity to expose Narendra Modi. He is an ordinary man. I have never seen...