Assam

  • Assam government to take meritorious students on 12-day tour to NASA 3 hours 40 minutes ago

    Guwahati: Assam government will take 10 meritorious students on a 12-day educational visit to the US-based National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The 'Deba Kumar Bora Memorial NASA Visit 2014' will sponsor visits of first three toppers of 10th standard and first position holder of 12th standard in each of...
  • Flash floods in Assam, Meghalaya; 10 dead, over 1 lakh affected 12 hours 33 minutes ago

    Guwahati: Flash floods have wreaked havoc in Assam and Meghalaya, leaving at least 10 people dead and over 1 lakh affected. Incessant rain over the past 24 hours has caused heavy waterlogging in Guwahati with water levels in the Brahmaputra river rising. In Meghalaya, heavy rains lashed the state inundating...
  • AlQaeda trying to enter Assam, planning attacks during Durga Puja: Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi 3 days ago

    Guwahati: A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi played down threats of the alQaeda in India, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has said that he has information the terror group is trying to make inroads in the state. Gogoi's statement comes just days after the alQaeda issued a video threatening to...
  • Saradha scam: FIR against CBI sleuths who raided former Assam DGP's residence 3 days ago

    Guwahati: Three days after former DGP of Assam Shankar Baruah committed suicide, an FIR has been registered against the CBI teams that conducted raids at the police officer's residence in connection with the Saradha scam. Baruah's house was raided on August 28 as he was being investigated for his alleged role...
  • Jawan injured in ambush in Assam 4 days ago

    Sibsagar: A jawan was seriously injured in an ambush by ULFA(I) militants at Kanobari in Assam's Sibsagar district on Friday. The militants exploded two IEDs between two tea gardens at Kherbari Tiniali when jawans of the 4th Rajput Regiment were moving in three trucks to Naharkatia at about 7.30 AM, police...
  • Saradha scam: CBI denies questioning Assam exDGP Shankar Baruah 5 days ago

    In a sudden twist in the Saradha Scam, the former Assam Director General of Police Shankar Baruah committed suicide on Wednesday. He was being investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for his involvement in the scam. ...
  • Raided in Saradha scam case, former Assam DGP Shankar Baruah commits suicide 6 days ago

    Guwahati: Former Assam Director General of Police (DGP) Shankar Baruah, whose house was raided in connection with the multicrore Saradha chit fund scam, has committed suicide. Baruah, a 1974 batch Indian Police Service officer, had been admitted to hospital for the last three days and had been released from hospital on...
  • BJP wrests Silchar from Congress in Assam bypoll 1 week ago

    Nagaon/Silchar: Opposition BJP wrested Silchar constituency from the Congress while the All India United Democratic Front and the ruling Congress retained Jamunamukh and Lakhipur seats respectively in the Assembly bypolls in Assam. The election office here said that BJP's Dilip Kumar Paul wrested Silchar from the Congress by defeating its nominee...
  • Assam: Woman cheated by lover, gangraped September 14, 2014

    Rangiya (Assam): A 25yearold woman was gangraped allegedly by a youth she trusted as her lover and seven of his friends at Hajo in Rangiya on Saturday night. SubDivisional Police Officer Kanteswar Gogoi said the girl from Nalbari came to meet the boy, who had befriended her...
  • Assam: Tea trader killed, two injured in blast September 14, 2014

    Tezpur: A tea trader was killed and two others including a tea garden manger were injured in a grenade blast by suspected NDFB(S) terrorists at Dalgaon area in Darrang district, police said on Saturday. The grenade was thrown last night at the Borgarah tea garden manager's office, in which the manager...
  • Bypolls: Voting held for 33 Assembly, 3 Lok Sabha seats, counting on September 16 September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Moderate to high turnout today marked the byelections held in 3 Lok Sabha and 33 assembly constituencies spread across ten states in an exercise seen as yet another key test of Narendra Modi government's popularity since it assumed power in May. The polling in the three LS constituenciesVadodara...
  • Assam bypoll: 70 per cent voter turnout registered September 13, 2014

    Guwahati: Nearly 70 per cent polling was recorded in the peaceful byeelection for three seats of Assam Assembly on Saturday to decide the fate of 25 contestants in Silchar, Lakhipur and Jamunamukh. Jamunamukh in Nagaon district witnessed over 74 per cent polling, while Silchar and Lakhipur in Cachar district saw...
  • Assam: Judicial Commission to study working conditions in tea gardens September 11, 2014

    Guwahati: A Judicial Commission has been constituted to study the working conditions in the tea gardens of the state. The Commission, to be headed by a retired judge, will study the implementation of the Plantation Labour Act in the tea gardens of the state and suggest suitable measures for their...
  • Campaigning for Assam bypoll ends September 11, 2014

    Guwahati: Campaigning for the byeelections to three Assembly constituencies of Silchar, Lakhipur and Jamunamukh on September 13 ended on Thursday. All the contesting parties Congress, AIUDF, BJP and Independents ended their campaign at the stipulated 5 PM. Altogether 25 candidates are in the fray for the three constituencies where...
  • Assam government gives Rs 5 crore to floodhit J&K September 10, 2014

    Guwahati: Assam Government has extended financial assistance of Rs 5 crore for the relief of floodhit people of Jammu and Kashmir, spokesman of the Chief Minister Office (CMO) said. Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday directed officials that Rs five crore be given from the state government for the people affected...
  • Assam government sends ADGP to liaise with J&K government September 9, 2014

    Guwahati: The Assam Government has deputed the Additional Director General of Police (Vigilance and Anti Corruption) on Tuesday to Jammu and Kashmir to liaise with the state government in order to render necessary assistance to the people of Assam stranded there. ADGP Rajkumar Chandranathan will be camping at Srinagar and will...
  • Assam CM Tarun Gogoi exempts Priyanka Chopra's 'Mary Kom' from entertainment tax September 4, 2014

    Guwahati: The Assam government on Wednesday announced exemption of entertainment tax on "Mary Kom", a new Bollywood movie on the World champion woman boxer from Manipur. "As the movie revolves around boxer Mary Kom, the pride of the northeast and the country as a whole, we have decided to exempt it...
  • Assam CM Tarun Gogoi orders probe into gas pipeline blast September 2, 2014

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Tuesday instituted an inquiry into the blast in the pipeline of Assam Gas Company Limited in Sivasagar that killed four persons and injured several others. The chief minister in a statement said that the inquiry would help ascertain reasons for the explosion and find...
  • 40 children trafficked from Assam rescued in Mumbai September 1, 2014

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra CID, with the support of an NGO rescued as many as 40 children from an alleged child trafficking racket in Mumbai on Monday. The children, 36 of whom were girls, were from Assam and were working in the fishery industry as child labourers. The children have been brought...
  • Gas pipeline blast in Upper Assam's Moran; 3 killed, 20 injured September 1, 2014

    Dibrugarh: Three persons, including two women, were killed and seven others injured, when a high pressure LPG pipeline exploded in upper Assam's Sibsagar district on Monday, a senior police officer said. Six houses and several livestock were also burnt in the explosion that occurred in the underground pipeline of the public...
  • Nearly three lakh affected by Assam flood August 24, 2014

    Guwahati: Nearly three lakh people have been affected by floods in Assam which has claimed seven lives and has hit 15 districts of the state. According to a release issued by the Chief Minister's Office (CMO) on Sunday, 2.87 lakh people have been affected across 1,066 villages in 15 districts in...
  • NDFB suspects girl as informer, shoots her in front of parents August 23, 2014

    Guwahati: A teenage girl was shot dead by the NDFB in the presence of her parents in Assam's Chirang district as militants suspected her of being a police informer and a probe has been announced after chilling video of the killing was aired by local television channels. The video, sent by...
  • Relief camp in Uriamghat for those affected in AssamNagaland clashes August 23, 2014

    The relief camp in Uriamghat is sheltering more than 400 families. Earlier this month, 9 villagers from Uriamghat were allegedly killed by Nagas. Blame game has erupted between Assam government and Centre over the clashes. ...
  • AssamNagaland border conflict: Chettiya residents flee home, await rehabilitation August 23, 2014

    Chettiya in Assam presents a sad spectacle after nine villages were burnt to the ground and nine people shot dead by Nagas. Hundreds have fled the area and are now living in relief camps waiting for violence to abate. Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has ordered a CBI probe into...
  • Will order CBI probe into the recent AssamNagaland border violence, says Assam CM August 23, 2014

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday declared that the state government would go for a CBI probe into the recent conflict along the AssamNagaland border. "I have ordered for a CBI probe into the recent happenings along the AssamNagaland border. I have also ordered for a judicial probe...
  • Local school safe haven for over 400 families in violencetorn Golaghat August 23, 2014

    Golaghat: After weeks of violence, the Golaghat area in Assam is battling an uneasy calm. A local school in the area has been house to over 400 families ever since the violence unleashed along the AssamNagaland border in an ageold border dispute. While women tend their infants on the floor...
  • AssamNagaland border violence: Curfew relaxed in Golaghat for 12 hours August 22, 2014

    Golaghat: The indefinite curfew in Golaghat district was relaxed for 12 hours from Friday morning with the situation "under control and improving further", a senior district official said. There was no report of untoward incident on Friday from any part of the district, including Uriamghat along the AssamNagaland border, he...
  • Situation remains tense at AssamNagaland border, main highway blocked August 22, 2014

    Guwahati: The situation along the AssamNagaland border remains tense after three people were killed in police firing and the main highway between the two states remains blocked. The situation remains tense even as the Chief Ministers of both states decided to put in place a joint mechanism to prevent similar...
  • Assam: Curfew partially lifted in evening; agitators withdraw strike August 21, 2014

    Golaghat: The indefinite curfew imposed in Golaghat district on Thursday in the wake of Wednesday's border flareup was relaxed for a few hours in the evening even as police fired in the air and burst tear gas shells to disperse protesters trying to block NH39 at Numaligarh. The curfew would be...
  • Border violence: Locals slam Assam police August 21, 2014

    Guwahati The situation along the AssamNagaland border remains tense after three people were killed in police firing on Wednesday. Even as the Chief Ministers of both states have decided to put in place a joint mechanism to prevent similar flare ups, the anger is palpable among the locals. CRPF soldiers...