ASSAM

  • SC directs Centre to pay Rs 10 lakh compensation to Manorama's mother 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the Centre to pay Rs 10 lakh to the mother of Manipuri girl Thangjam Manorama, who was killed by Assam Rifles personnel in 2004. A bench comprising justices T S Thakur and P C Ghosh said that the compensation amount has to be...
  • Ranji Trophy Group C, Round 2: Seven-wicket win for Andhra against Kerala 4 days ago

    Andhra cantered to a seven-wicket victory over Kerala in their Ranji Trophy Group C cricket match on Wednesday. The hosts, after giving away a handy first-innings lead to Kerala, reached the target with ease scoring 221 for three in 51.2 overs. Brief scores: Kerala: 229 and 129 in 78.1 overs (K B Pawan...
  • Assam Police raises special force Veerangana for women safety 6 days ago

    Guwahati: After a video surfaced of a mob assaulting and molesting a woman on the streets of Guwahati in 2012 raising serious questions about the safety of women in North-east's biggest city, the Assam Police raised the special force of women officers. Armed with guns and ready to strike, they call...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Round 2, Day 1 December 14, 2014

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Domestic heavyweights Mumbai will like to get over their defeat against Jammu and Kashmir in the opening round as they face tricky opponents in Railways in the second group league match. On the other hand, all eyes will be on Bengal's...
  • Special Assam tea to be served at the grand Nobel Prize banquet on Wednesday December 10, 2014

    Stockholm: There is an Assam connection to this year's Nobel Prize ceremony here with a special tea served at the grand banquet coming from the northeastern state of India. For the first time, the Nobel Museum Tea Blend, created in honour of the scientist and Nobel creator Alfred Nobel, formed a...
  • Assam CM Gogoi opposes move to scrap Plan panel December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, a Congress veteran, on Sunday opposed the move to scrap the Planning Commission, saying replacing it without carefully devising a new structure was likely to do more harm than good. "Perhaps, what is required is to reorient and reform...
  • NIA arrests Burdwan blast accused Shahnoor Alam from Assam December 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Key suspect in the Burdwan blast Shahnoor Alam, alleged to be the financial brain of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) terror group, was arrested on Thursday night by NIA with the help of central security agencies from Nalbari district of Assam. NIA, whose probe into the October 2 blast received a...
  • Musician Papon contributes Rs 17 lakh to Assam CM's Relief Fund December 5, 2014

    Guwahati: Popular singer Angaraag Mahanta, better known as Papon, has contributed Rs 17 lakh to Assam Chief Minister's Relief Fund for flood affected people. The fund for the flood affected people of the state has been raised through a musical concert held in New Delhi on October 19 last, Papon said...
  • Tarun Gogoi urged PM Modi to take up issue of 'China dams on Brahmaputra' November 30, 2014

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to raise with Beijing the reported construction of dams on Brahmaputra by China. "It is learnt that China is constructing some dams on the Brahmaputra river in the portion flowing through Tibet. This has created many apprehensions in the minds...
  • Government will work to ensure peace, harmony in Assam: PM Modi November 30, 2014

    Guwahati: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday reached out to his party workers in Guwahati by saying that his government will do whatever it takes to ensure peace and harmony in Assam. On day two of his tour of the Northeast, he addressed a meeting of party workers in Guwhati. Modi...
  • Two-day DGP conference begins today; PM, Home Minister to attend meet November 29, 2014

    New Delhi: A two-day conference of the state DGPs and IGs will commence in Guwahati city of Assam on Saturday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh will attend the meet which is being held outside the national capital for the first time. The conclave will also discuss about...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories November 24, 2014

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  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay November 24, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: SC slams BCCI over Srinivasan's conflict of interest November 24, 2014

    Wrapping on the knuckles of BCCI, the Supreme Court on Monday asked ICC Chairman N Srinivasan to address the question of conflict of interest as head of BCCI and also owner of the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Chennai Super Kings. ...
  • Assam: NIA foils major blast ahead of PM Modi's visit November 24, 2014

    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 November 23, 2014

    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...
  • 30-year-old woman gangraped in Delhi, accused arrested November 16, 2014

    A 30-year-old woman was gangraped in the Mundka area of Delhi. The victim named the accused, saying they had been harassing her after her husband's death. The accused have arrested and sent to Tihar jail. ...
  • Vijay Hazare Trophy: Bengal beat Assam by 18 runs November 15, 2014

    Kolkata: Already assured of a place in the knock-out stage, Bengal rode on opener Shreevats Goswami's fluent 133 to beat Assam by 18 runs in a high-scoring East Zone match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy on Saturday.. Opting to bat, Goswami smashed 133 off 135 balls with the help of 14...
  • Vijay Hazare trophy: Assam sail past Jharkhand by seven wickets November 13, 2014

    Kolkata: Dheeraj Jadhav and Sibsankar Roy struck half centuries to help Assam beat Jharkhand by seven wickets in an East Zone match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy one-day tournament on Thursday. Assam's bowlers did a decent job by limiting Jharkhand to 191 for eight before their batsmen, led by Jadhav (68)...
  • 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 beat Tripura by 7 wickets as opener Parvez Aziz shines November 7, 2014

    Kolkata: Opener Parvez Aziz scored 72 as Assam notched up a comfortable seven-wicket win over minnows Tripura in an East Zone leg match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy on Friday. Put into bat, Tripura managed a meagre 160 in 46.3 overs with Nirupam Sen Chowdhury scoring 50 and Yogesh Takawale chipping...
  • 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...
  • Enquire into links between AIUDF, jihadis in Assam: BJP October 29, 2014

    Guwahati: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday demanded an enquiry into allegations that Assam's All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) had links with Bangladeshi jihadi elements. "It is reported in one of the national TV channels that IB has found links between AIUDF and jihadis. If this is true, then...
  • 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...
  • Music for relief! Bollywood singers and musicians come together for a concert to help Assam flood victims October 22, 2014

    As Indians were glued to their TV sets for the Haryana and Maharashtra Assembly bypoll results, government and people's apathy towards Assam flood victims seemed to have been of much more concern to some of the most prominent faces from the Indian music fraternity than the polls outcome. Spearheaded by...
  • 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...