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  • Tarun Gogoi meets senior Congress leaders 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Facing revolt, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday met senior Congress leaders to discuss the situation in the state where a senior minister has quit the government expressing no confidence in his leadership. Gogoi met senior party leaders AK Antony and Ahmed Patel to discuss the situation in...
  • Rahul, Sonia grapple with crisis, Congress faces revolt in Maharashtra, Haryana, Assam July 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Its worst electoral mauling seems to have started a chain reaction in the Congress party which is trying hard to douse the rebellion among its ranks. The party is falling apart as a host of leaders have turned rebels in the recent days. The Congress leadership is grappling with...
  • Assam CM Tarun Gogoi 'surprised' as 32 MLAs quit, seek his ouster July 21, 2014

    Guwahati: Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi says he is surprised by the resignation of some Congress MLAs including a minister in his government on Monday. Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and 31 other Congress MLAs on Monday resigned even after Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi extended his support to the beleagured...
  • Assam minister's resignation: Congress says dissidence not against Rahul July 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Unfazed by rebel minister Himanta Biswa Sarma's resignation, Congress on Monday said Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi enjoyed majority and dismissed suggestions that the dissidence in the state was against Rahul Gandhi. "It is not a rebellion against Rahul at all. Whole issue is some people would not be...
  • Assam Health Minister Himanta Sarma, 31 Congress MLAs resign July 21, 2014

    Guwahati: Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and 31 other Congress MLAs on Monday have resigned. The development came after Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi extended his support to the beleagured Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and asked him to keep the rebel MLAs, who want him removed, under control. After...
  • Rahul Gandhi backs Assam CM Gogoi, asks him to control rebel MLAs July 21, 2014

    Guwahati: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday extended his support to beleagured Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and asked him to keep the rebel MLAs, who want him removed, under control. Gogoi has been facing severe opposition from Congress MLAs Cabinet after the party's debacle in the recent Lok Sabha...
  • Anti-Gogoi MLAs to approach Assam Governor and Speaker July 21, 2014

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has been facing severe opposition within his Cabinet after party's poll debacle. Nearly 25 MLAs on Monday will approach the Assam Governor and Speaker to tell them that they have no faith in Gogoi. Congress-in-charge of Assam CP Joshi will brief party President Sonia Gandhi...
  • Anti-Gogoi camp wants Congress high command to take final call on state leadership by weekend July 17, 2014

    Guwahati: The Assam Congress may be heading for a split. Rebel MLA Himant Biswas who is leading the faction against Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has asked the Congress high command to look into their demands by the weekend. There is a faction in the state Congress that is protesting against...
  • Assam: CM Gogoi urges NRHM to prevent spread of Japanese Encephalitis July 10, 2014

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Thursday urged the National Rural Health Mission to take measures to prevent spread of Japanese Encephalitis An official release said that Gogoi asked the NRHM Managing Director (In-Charge of Assam) Gautam Ganguly for a vaccination drive to check the disease across various districts...
  • Tarun Gogoi seeks more trains for Assam July 5, 2014

    Guwahati: Ahead of the rail budget, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday urged Railway Minister D V Sadananda Gowda to sanction more trains for Assam. In a letter to Gowda, he urged him to introduce a super fast weekly express train between Dibrugarh and Pune, and daily inter-city express trains...
  • Sexual assault case: SC grants bail to Tehelka founder Tarun Tejpal July 1, 2014

    New Delhi: In what comes as huge relief for Tehelka founder editor Tarun Tejpal, the Supreme Court on Tuesday granted him bail in the sexual assault case. Tejpal has told the court that he will not tamper with evidence or threaten witnesses. The Goa government had earlier opposed the grant of...
  • Tarun Tahiliani couture exposition back with sixth edition July 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Ace designer Tarun Tahiliani is all set to host the sixth edition of his couture exposition starting July 11 in Mumbai and it will be followed by the Delhi leg from Aug 2. "The two-day Mumbai edition will take place at Four Seasons hotel, while Delhi edition will go...
  • Assam CM refuses to take blame for floods June 28, 2014

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday refused to take the blame for the recent flash floods and landslides that killed eight people here, saying his government has "taken it seriously" and implemented many steps to ease the situation. Flash floods since Thursday night have led to the death of...
  • Flash floods kill at least 12 in Guwahati June 28, 2014

    Guwahati: Incessant rains have led to flash floods in Assam's Guwahati killing at least 12 people. According to reports, half the city is submerged in flood waters. Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday conducted tour of the worst-affected areas. The authorities have blamed illegal encroachments across Guwahati for the flash...
  • Sexual assault case: SC extends Tarun Tejpal's interim bail June 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Tehelka founder editor Tarun Tejpal's interim bail was on Friday extended by the Supreme Court till July one when it will hear his regular bail plea in a sexual assault case. The order was passed by a bench comprising justices Vikramajit Sen and Shiv Kirti Singh. The Goa...
  • Gogoi requests Bihar CM to provide free treatment to injured Rajdhani passengers June 25, 2014

    Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday requested his Bihar counterpart to provide free medical treatment to the injured passengers of New Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express that derailed at Chapra in Bihar. Gogoi who spoke to Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi over phone requested him to take steps to provide free...
  • Tarun Gogoi admits differences of opinion in leadership issue June 24, 2014

    Guwahati: There were differences of opinion within the party over the demand for a change in the leadership, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said on Tuesday, after an hour-long meeting with party observer Mallikarjun Kharge. "Differences of opinion are there. Some want change in the leadership," Gogoi said after his meeting...
  • BJP trying to divert attention on visa free entry: Tarun Gogoi June 24, 2014

    Guwahati: Amidst the controversy about a proposal on visa-free entry to Bangladesh nationals, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today accused the BJP of diverting people's attention on the sensitive issue. In a statement, the Chief Minister said that he brought the matter before the people as "illegal migration from Bangladesh...
  • After Gogoi, Haryana CM Bhupinder Hooda meets Sonia Gandhi June 21, 2014

    New Delhi: With speculations rife about the change of guard in some states like Haryana, Assam and Maharashtra, chief ministers have come knocking at Congress President Sonia Gandhi's doorsteps. Days after Assam CM Tarun Gogoi met Sonia, it was Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda who met the party chief...
  • Congress looking at changing the CMs of Maharashtra, Assam, Haryana June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: After the poll debacle, the Congress has gone into the damage control mode. The Congress is reportedly looking at a possible change of chief ministers in Maharashtra, Assam and Haryana. According to sources, Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan might have to step down from his post soon. The Nationalist Congress...
  • Ashwini-Tarun exit from Indonesian Open June 17, 2014

    Jakarta: Indian shuttlers Ashwini Ponnappa and Tarun Kona lost their mixed doubles first round clash of the Indonesian Open Super Series Premier at the Istora Gelora Bung Karno Stadium here on Tuesday. The World No.21 German pair of Peter Kaesbauer and Isabel Herttrich came from behind after losing the first game...
  • Sexual assault case: SC to hear Tarun Tejpal plea on June 27 June 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Supreme Court will hear the regular bail plea of Tehelka founder editor Tarun Tejpal in a sexual assault case on June 27, the day when his interim bail expires. A bench of justices Vikramajit Sen and SK Singh posted the case for hearing on June 27 after senior...
  • Gogoi once again meets Sonia amidst demand for change of guard in state unit June 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Monday met Congress President Sonia Gandhi and discussed the political discussion in his party back home. Gogoi is under pressure from dissidents to reshuffle his ministry. Health and Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, one among the four ministers in the dissident camp, had...
  • 'Chal Bhaag' Review: With its sketchy editing and weak screenplay, the film fails to leave an impact June 17, 2014

    Whether it is the recent spate of murders, crime against women, cases indicating police-criminal nexus or the slow judicial process, there is no denying the fact that every factor has contributed in making Delhi the crime capital of India. While the masses rebuke cops and other concerned authorities for their...
  • Kiren Rijiju appeals to North-East terrorists to join mainstream June 7, 2014

    Guwahati: Union Minister of state for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Saturday appealed to militants in the North East to eschew violence and join the mainstream. Rijiju, who arrived in Guwahati following the killing of Hamrem SP Nanda Goswami and his personal security officer (PSO) during an encounter with Karbi Peoples'...
  • Rijiju attends Assam SP's cremation, slain officer's son demands CBI probe June 7, 2014

    Guwahati: Karbi Anglong SP and his Personal Security Officer (PSO) who were killed in an encounter with the KPLT operatives were cremated on Sunday morning in Guwahati. MoS, Home Ministry, Kiren Rijiju attended the cremation. The slain policeman's son has demanded CBI probe into his father's death saying that his demand...
  • Gogoi congratulates Assam teams for scaling Island Peak June 6, 2014

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday congratulated two teams from the state which successfully scaled the 6189 meter Island Peak in the Nepal Himalayas. The first team, led by Manash Barooah and the second by Nandadulal Das, were both part of a Pre-Everest Expedition sponsored by the state government. The...
  • Congress leadership meets to discuss Assam political crisis June 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Amidst the political crisis in Assam, a three-member committee of senior Congress leaders, Ghulam Nabi Azad, CP Joshi and Motilal Vohra met Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday to take stock of the situation in the state. The three leaders who recently visited the state submitted its report to...
  • Sexual assault case: SC extends Tejpal's interim bail till June 27 June 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday extended Tehelka founder editor Tarun Tejpal's interim bail till June 27 in a sexual assault case. A bench comprising justices J S Khehar and C Nagappan extended the interim bail, saying, "He had already been granted this relief earlier". Former External Affairs Minister and...
  • SC to hear Tejpal's plea for extending interim bail today June 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear Tehelka founder editor Tarun Tejpal's plea seeking extension of his interim bail in a sexual assault case. A bench comprising justices JS Khehar and C Nagappan will hear the plea. Tejpal is seeking extension of his interim bail by six weeks on...