ASSAM

  • Eight Assam Rifles men killed in Nagaland militant attack 19 hours 25 minutes ago

    Kohima: Eight Assam Rifles personnel were killed, six injured and another four reported missing on Sunday when militants triggered a powerful blast and ambushed a convoy of the paramilitary force at a remote location in Nagaland along the border with Myanmar, officials said. The incident took place at Changlang Su area...
  • High alert along Assam-Nagaland border after tension at Rongkham 23 hours 15 minutes ago

    Jorhat: Security forces have been kept on "high alert" along the Assam-Nagaland border in Jorhat district to prevent any untoward situation following reports of temporary houses being built by people from Nagaland. According to Jorhat Superintendent of Police Amanjit Kaur "security forces from both the states were kept on high alert"...
  • Tarun Gogoi urges Nitin Gadkari to strengthen road and inland transport 2 days ago

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday urged Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari to improve and strengthen road transport and inland water connectivity in the state. In a memorandum submitted to the Union Minister, who is on a two-day visit to Assam, Gogoi urged...
  • 5.3 magnitude earthquake hits Andaman Islands, no casualties reported 3 days ago

    Port Blair: A moderate intensity earthquake of 5.3 magnitude hit Andaman Islands on Friday afternoon, a week after a massive earthquake devastated Nepal with tremors felt across India. The epicentre of the quake is 135 km southwest of Port Blair. The tremors were felt at 2:28 PM. No loss of life...
  • Slight intensity earthquake in Assam 3 days ago

    New Delhi: An earthquake of slight intensity measuring 4.7 on the Richter Scale was felt in Assam on Thursday midnight. The earthquake, which was felt at 12.51 am, had its epicenter in Jorhat area with its latitude 26.5 degree North and longitude 94.3 degree East, according to a MeT report. No...
  • Slight intensity quake in Assam 1 week ago

    New Delhi: An earthquake of magnitude 3.2 on Richter Scale hit Assam on Sunday with its epicenter in the Nagaon region. The slight intensity earthquake occurred at 9:26 PM, Indian Meteorological Department said. Its latitude and longitude are 26.3 N and 92.8 E respectively at depth of 30 Km with its...
  • Assam Congress MLA Rumi Nath arrested for links with pan-India auto theft gang April 14, 2015

    Cachar: In a case of lawlessness by the lawmakers, sitting Assam Congress MLA Rumi Nath has been arrested for links with a pan-India auto theft gang. Assam Police arrested Rumi Nath from the MLA quarters on Tuesday morning. "We have arrested her from the MLA hostel at around 7 AM....
  • Assam: One killed, five injured in a grenade blast in Udalgiri April 12, 2015

    Guwahati: One person was killed and five others were injured in a grenade blast in Udalgiri area of Assam early on Sunday. The blast took place at a local market which had in the past seen clashes between Bodos and immigrant minorities. This comes in the backdrop of Bodoland Territorial Council...
  • Indian Ocean, Garg main highlights of cultural festival April 6, 2015

    Guwahati: Renowned music band Indian Ocean and famous Bollywood singer Zubeen Garg are the highlights of the concluding day of a three-day cultural festival showcasing various elements of different tribes of Assam. The extravaganza 'Rongali - Celebrating the essence of Assam' is being organised from April 3-5 with an aim to...
  • 21 people chargesheeted in Burdwan blast case; charges include criminal conspiracy, waging war against nation March 30, 2015

    Kolkata: The National Investigation Agency(NIA) has chargesheeted 21 people in Burdwan blast case that took place in October 2014. According to NIA sources, the charges against the accused include criminal conspiracy and waging war against the nation. The chargesheet is also likely to talk about connections with Bodo militant group as...
  • Assam Speaker to form panel to probe tender irregularities March 25, 2015

    Guwahati: Assam Assembly Speaker Pranab Kumar Gogoi said he will constitute a House Committee to examine alleged irregularities in inviting tenders from contractors by the Public Works Department. "I will set up an Assembly Committee to see the irregularities," Gogoi said during the Question Hour. He was responding to a...
  • Poaching in Kaziranga National Park raises questions on rhino conservation March 22, 2015

    Golaghat: With over 2,300 rhinos, Kaziranga has been the success story of rhino conservation. But a steady rise in poaching over the last three years has sent alarm bells ringing. In the first 90 days of 2015, nine rhinos have been killed by the poachers in Assam. Since Januray this year...
  • Education policy: States raise concern over no-detention till Class 8 March 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Some states have expressed concern over the controversial no-detention policy up to Class-VIII, saying it has led to a sharp fall in academic exercise, at a high-level meeting on the proposed National Education Policy, consultations for which are expected to be over by December. At a meeting of state...
  • Anna Hazare says he will launch 'Jail Bharo Andolan' March 20, 2015

    Assam: Anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare on Friday said a 'jail bharo aandolan' will be started across the country taking up the questions raised by farmers and demanded a separate Krishi Ayog for them. Addressing the biennial conference of the Krishak Mukti Sangram Parishad in Rangoli Hazare said, he will start the...
  • Tarun Gogoi only welcomes Bangladeshi immigrants to Assam: Subramanian Swamy March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Taking a jibe at Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said the Chief Minister only welcomes illegal Bangladeshi migrants to Assam. "Gogoi has sent me a message in secret: If I want to enter Assam, then I come dressed as a Bangladesh infiltrator. All hospitality guaranteed,"...
  • First swine flu death reported in Assam March 9, 2015

    Assam: Swine flu claimed its first victim in Assam with the death of a 59-year-old man at Jorhat Medical College Hospital where four others have also tested positive. An alert was sounded by the hospital after an employee of the Jorhat District Treasury office died due to swine flu on Sunday...
  • Nagaland: Mobile, Internet services still blocked in Dimapur, 22 arrested in mob lynching case March 9, 2015

    Karbi Anglong: The situation is slowly returning to normalcy in Dimapur city of Nagaland after the horrific lynching of a rape accused by a mob of thousands on Thursday. Twenty two people have been arrested in connection with the case but the incident has now led to a political tussle...
  • Nagaland: 18 people held in Dimapur mob lynching case, mobile, Internet services blocked March 8, 2015

    Dimapur: Twelve people have been arrested on Sunday in Dimapur city of Nagaland in connection with the lynching of a rape accused on Thursday. The situation is slowly returning to normalcy, three days after a 35-year-old rape accused was dragged out of Dimapur Central Jail by a mob of thousands,...
  • Dimapur returning to normalcy, curfew relaxed till 3 PM; mobile, Internet, SMS services blocked March 8, 2015

    Dimapur: The situation in Dimapur city of Nagaland is slowly returning to normalcy, three days after a 35-year-old rape accused was dragged out of Dimapur Central Jail by a mob of thousands, lynched and then hanged from a clock tower. The curfew has been lifted till 3 PM but mobile, Internet...
  • Six arrested in Dimapur mob lynching case, Nagaland-Assam border remains tense March 8, 2015

    Dimapur: Situation remains tense in Dimapur city and along the Nagaland-Assam border after a mob of thousands lynched a rape accused on Thursday. Six people have been arrested so far while the victim's family living in Bosla village of Assam's Karimganj district, demands justice. On Thursday, rape accused 35-year-old Syed Farid...
  • Central security forces failed to stop Nagaland rape accused's lynching: Tarun Gogoi March 7, 2015

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday said that the security at Dimapur Central Jail, from where a rape accused was dragged out and lynched by a mob, was under central security forces who failed to stop the lynching. "The security in the jail was under central security forces who...
  • Dimapur mob lynching case: Situation remains tense in Assam, Nagaland; no arrests so far March 7, 2015

    Dimapur: Even as both Assam and Nagaland remain tense over the lynching of an alleged rapist by a mob in Dimapur, Amnesty International India on Saturday said the case must be investigated and those who lynched the man must be brought to justice urgently. A mob of thousands dragged the man...
  • Dimapur mob lynching: Situation remains tense along Assam-Nagaland border, curfew continues March 7, 2015

    Dimapur: Situation continues to remain tense along the Assam-Nagaland border two days after a mob of thousands lynched an alleged rapist in Dimapur city of Nagaland. Stone pelting was reported in Karbi Anglong and curfew has been imposed in the area. This comes after an infuriated mob forced its way into...
  • 1 killed in police firing on mob in Dimapur, Assam on high alert March 6, 2015

    Kohima: One person, suspected to be part of a mob that lynched a rape suspect after pulling him out of a jail in Dimapur town of Nagaland, was killed in police firing even as the situation there was stated to be under control. Neighbouring Assam was put on high alert...
  • Ranji Trophy: Karnataka advance to semi-finals February 20, 2015

    Indore: Defending champions Karnataka advanced to the Ranji Trophy semifinals after taking the first innings lead against Assam in the last eight match that ended on Friday. Assam ended their second innings at 338 for four after starting day five at 32 for no loss. Karnataka were in full control of the...
  • Ranji Trophy: Samarth, Uthappa virtually seal semifinal berth for Karnataka February 19, 2015

    Indore: Karnataka virtually assured themselves a place in the semifinals of the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament after setting a near impossible 683 runs target in front of Assam in their second innings on the fourth and penultimate day of the quarterfinal tie, here on Thursday. Resuming their second innings at the...
  • Assam BJP leader Prodyut Bora quits party, brings Modi in line of fire February 18, 2015

    Guwahati: BJP National Executive Committee member from Assam Prodyut Bora resigned from BJP alleging subversion of democratic tradition in the central government and the party and bringing Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his confidante Amit Shah in the firing line. Bora, in his four-page letter to BJP president Amit Shah, cited...
  • Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Quarter-final: Karnataka tighten noose around Assam February 18, 2015

    Indore: Karnataka stamped their authority on the Ranji Trophy quarter-final being held by cleaning up Assam for 185 before taking a 404-run lead at stumps on day three at the Holkar Stadium. Assam, resuming their first innings at 58 for three, folded up for 185 with Gokul Sharma (58) scoring the...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Quarter-Finals, Day 3 February 18, 2015

    For Live Updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page Mumbai look to gain upper hand against Delhi, Mahrashtra-Andhra QF in the balance, Karnataka look to dominate Assam, Vidarbha look to put up a fight against Tamil Nadu on day three. ...
  • Ranji Trophy: Karnataka in drivers' seat against Assam February 17, 2015

    Indore: Karnataka placed themselves in the drivers' seat as they piled on a huge 452 all out in their first innings before reducing Assam to 58 for three on the second day of their Ranji Trophy cricket quarterfinal match here on Tuesday. Resuming the day at 302 for 2, Karnataka added...