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  • 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,"...
  • CM Tarun Gogoi threatens to ban Subramanian Swamy's entry into Assam March 15, 2015

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Sunday said the government would consider banning entry of BJP leader Subramanian Swamy into the state after his reported remark that "mosques are mere buildings and can be demolished." "His comments are completely insulting for a community. We will take action. If he continues...
  • We did not submit any report to centre: Nagaland CM March 12, 2015

    A day after reports of Nagaland government submitting a detailed report on Dimapur lynching incident, Nagaland CM TR Zeilang on Thursday rubbished submitting any such report to the MHA. ...
  • BJP encouraging anti-national activities: Tarun Gogoi March 10, 2015

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi alleged that the BJP-led government at the Centre was encouraging "anti-national activities" by continuing support to the PDP government in Jammu and Kashmir. "By continuing support to the PDP Government in Jammu and Kashmir, is the BJP-led NDA Government not encouraging anti-national activities?", the...
  • Over 40 arrested in Dimapur mob lynching case, situation remains tense March 10, 2015

    Dimapur: Five days after the public lynching of Syed Farid Khan, over 40 people have been arrested by the police. Nagaland government submitted a report to the Home Ministry in which the police claimed that they tried to rescue the victim but were overwhelmed by the mob. "Police showed restraint as...
  • Assam: Opposition questions Congress MLA statement accusing Gogoi March 9, 2015

    Guwahati: Opposition members in Assam Assembly on Monday questioned Congress MLA Siddique Ahmod's reported statement in a public meeting accusing Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi of failing to take action despite being informed that the rape accused, who hailed from Karimganj, would be dragged out from Dimapur Central Jail. The opposition members...
  • 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...
  • Nagaland Chief Minister assures Gogoi of steps to ensure safety of all March 7, 2015

    Kohima: Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang has assured of all possible steps to ensure safety and security of people from Assam as well as people from other parts of the country. "All possible steps are being taken to ensure safety and security of people from Assam, as well as for those...
  • New era is beginning in India-China ties: BJP February 7, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: A new era is beginning in India-China relations due to the synergy between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping, BJP leader Tarun Vijay on Saturday said. "A new brave era is beginning in India-China relations due to the wonderful synergy between Prime Minister Modi and President...
  • Assam situation improving, no incident in last 48 hours December 28, 2014

    Guwahati: The situation in violence-hit lower Assam districts is improving with no fresh incidents being reported since Friday even as Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Sunday said confidence-building measures were needed in the wake of death of 81 people following NDFB(S) militant attack. State Home Commissioner Prateek Hajela on Sunday said...
  • Assam peaceful, Tarun Gogoi reviews situation December 28, 2014

    Guwahati: Assam remained peaceful on Sunday with no fresh incidents reported as Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi reviewed the situation calling for intensifying confidence- building measures in the wake of death of 81 people in NDFB(S) militant attack, retaliatory violence and police firing. The Chief Minister has directed Assam Director General of...
  • Tarun Gogoi government's attitude responsible for militant activities, says BJP December 27, 2014

    New Delhi: In the wake of the massacre of tribals in Assam by a Bodo group, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Siddharth Nath Singh on Saturday condemned Tarun Gogoi's government for not doing enough work in the state to stop such incidents. Singh said, "Gogoi's government has tumultuous approach towards militants. Congress's...
  • Kokrajhar massacre: Is Tarun Gogoi government a complete failure? December 24, 2014

    At least 68 people have been killed in serial attacks by suspected NDFB (Songbijit) terrorists at different places in Sonitpur and Kokrajhar districts of Assam. Home Minister Rajnath Singh has reached Guwahati to take stock of the situation arising out of violence in Assam. ...
  • Sonia Gandhi calls Tarun Gogoi to discuss Assam situation December 24, 2014

    Guwahati: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday called Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi to enquire about the prevailing situation in the state in the wake of killing of 65 people by NDFB(S) militants. Gandhi called up Gogoi this afternoon and condemned the dastardly killing of innocent people by the militants,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Social media outrage forces Tarun Tejpal out of TOI Litfest November 24, 2014

    Mumbai: Outrage in the social media over inviting rape accused and former editor of 'Tehelka' magazine Tarun J Tejpal to a panel discussion has forced the organizers to drop him from the Times Literary Festival scheduled to be held in Mumbai in the first week of December. Bachi Karkaria, senior...
  • Assam CM Tarun Gogoi to help young scientists and entrepreneurs November 7, 2014

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday directed authorities concerned to provide all possible help to young scientists and entrepreneurs to start innovative projects. The chief minister visited the Guwahati Biotech Park Society, of which he is the chairman, and asked the Director of IIT, Guwahati, under which the...
  • Tarun Gogoi lays foundation stone of first Central Library in Assam November 7, 2014

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi hoped that the setting up of the first Central Library, Archive cum Auditorium in the state at Amingaon, near here, would benefit students, researchers and scholars. Gogoi, while laying the foundation stone of the library, said that his government had always laid emphasis on...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • PM Modi hails Assam CM Gogoi, Sachin for 'Swachh Bharat' campaign October 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday appreciated Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar for participating in 'Swachh Bharat' campaign and said the mission can be made successful by working together. "Glad to see Assam CM Tarun Gogoi ji inspiring the...
  • CM Tarun Gogoi kicks off 'Clean Assam Campaign' October 5, 2014

    Guwahati: Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi on Sunday formally launched 'Clean Assam Campaign'. As part of the campaign, Gogoi visited the Latashil puja ground and broomed the compound along with the office bearers of the puja committee. After launching the campaign, Gogoi tweeted "Formally kicked off the Clean Assam Campaign in...
  • Centre ready to give over Rs 1,000 Crore to flood-hit Assam September 26, 2014

    Guwahati: Union minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday said the Central government was ready to give more than Rs 1,000 crore, the amount demanded by Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi for flood relief. "The Centre is ready to give even more than Rs 1,000 crore for flood relief and to build damaged...
  • Assam flood situation grim, death toll rises to 40 September 26, 2014

    Guwahati: Assam's flood situation remained grim with the death toll rising to 40 and Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi making an aerial survey of the worst affected Goalpara and Kamrup (Rural) district on Friday. Gogoi made an aerial survey of the two districts for about 45 minutes but could not land to...