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  • Assam peaceful, Tarun Gogoi reviews situation 24 minutes ago

    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 Yesterday

    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? 3 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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...
  • Tarun Gogoi to make aerial survey of flood-hit Goalpara today September 26, 2014

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi will make an aerial survey of flood-ravaged areas of Goalpara district to take stock of the situation. A statement from the Chief Minister's Office said Goalpara is the worst affected district where 16 people have lost their lives so far because of the floods....
  • Assam flood death toll rises to 36; 10 lakh affected September 25, 2014

    Guwahati: With the recovery of four more bodies on Thursday, the death toll mounted to 36 in Assam floods that affected about 10 lakh people in 13 districts and rendered majority of them homeless. Two more deaths were reported from Krishnai and Kukurkata areas of the worst-hit Goalpara district, while one...
  • AAP's Mayank Gandhi booked for abetting sexual harassment September 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Mayank Gandhi was among the six persons booked in Mumbai after a 21yearold female party volunteer filed a criminal complaint against them, police said on Saturday. While AAP activist Tarun Singh has been booked under section 354 (a) (sexual harassment), 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation),...
  • Give North East share of China's investment to India: Tarun Gogoi September 20, 2014

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday sought a share of China's US dollar 20 billion investment committed by its President Xi Jinping for the north eastern region. "North East (NE) is a part of India. Give importance to NE and Assam. We are neighbours of China. In fact, we...
  • AlQaeda trying to enter Assam, planning attacks during Durga Puja: Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi September 20, 2014

    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...
  • Asian Games Football: South Korea challenge for upbeat India Women September 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Having all but booked a place in the maiden quarterfinals of the 17th Asian Games courtesy the 150 demolition of Maldives in the opening match of Group A, a buoyed India Women's Senior National Team will be put through a litmus test when they take on hosts South...
  • Asian Games football: Coach hails Indian girls terrific show September 14, 2014

    Incheon: Chief coach Tarun Roy lauded his girls as the Indian football team started their Asian Games campaign with a 150 thrashing of thee Maldives in Group A on Sunday. "The first match of any tournament is of immense importance. It invariably sets the tone for the rest of the competition...
  • 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 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...
  • Badminton: Ashwini PonnappaTarun Kona ousted from World Championships August 25, 2014

    Copenhagen: The Indian badminton squad got off to a poor start as Tarun Kona and Ashwini Ponnappa were ousted from their mixed doubles opener at the World Championships on Monday. Though Tarun and Ashwini lost the first game 1621 to Danish World No.16 pair Anders Kristiansen and Julie Houmann, they came...