Assam

  • Assam: One dead, three injured in blast in Goalpara 4 hours 26 minutes ago

    Goalpara: One person has been killed in a blast in Assam on Wednesday morning. Three others were also injured in the blast triggered by suspected militants. The IED blast happened in front of Krishani Police Station in Goalpara district. The bomb, which exploded at about 8:10 AM, was kept in a...
  • Over 200 people succumb to encephalitis across India 5 hours 46 minutes ago

    New Delhi: More than 200 people succumbed to encephalitis in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh and seven districts of West Bengal. In West Bengal alone, 102 people have died due to encephalitis. A total of 344 people have been affected by the viral disease in the state since January 2014. Jalpaiguri district is...
  • Congress hit by crisis in Haryana, Assam, Maharashtra Yesterday

    The Congress party is hit by crisis as its leaders are turning rebel with each passing day. After the party was hit by the crisis in Assam and Maharashtra, dissent is growing in the Haryana too. Ever since the Congress was decimated in the Lok Sabha elections in this May...
  • Rahul, Sonia grapple with crisis, Congress faces revolt in Maharashtra, Haryana, Assam Yesterday

    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...
  • Triple whammy for Congress: A test of Rahul Gandhi's leadership? Yesterday

    The Congress party is facing crisis as the leaders are rebelling against the leadership. After Maharashtra, Assam, Haryana Congress leader Birendra Singh was rebelling against the state government and even demanded Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda's resignation. CNN-IBN discusses with a panel of experts whether the crisis in the party...
  • Assam CM Tarun Gogoi 'surprised' as 32 MLAs quit, seek his ouster Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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...
  • Congress in crisis; Maharashtra, Assam ministers quit, flay CMs Yesterday

    New Delhi: In a double blow to the Indian National Congress, Narayan Rane from Maharashtra and Himanta Biswa Sarma from Assam resigned from the respective state Cabinets on Monday. The resignations come in the backdrop of Congress's severe mauling in the recent Lok Sabha elections where the party won just...
  • Assam Health Minister Himanta Sarma, 31 Congress MLAs resign 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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...
  • Bodies of abducted people found in Assam July 13, 2014

    Guwahati: The bullet-riddled bodies of four people, who were abducted by suspected Bodo militants in Assam's Baksa district, have been found, while the curfew imposed in some areas was extended, police said on Sunday. Cadres of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) faction opposed to peace talks with the government...
  • Assam: Subansiri project to help northeast, says VK Singh July 12, 2014

    Guwahati: Protests against the 2,000 MW lower Subansiri hydroelectric power project were "unjustified" as the project will help Assam and the northeastern states tide over the power crisis, DoNER Minister Gen (retd) VK Singh said that on Saturday. "Power is a priority sector. However, there are issues with some power projects...
  • Three Injured in Grenade Blasts in Assam's Bijni Town July 7, 2014

    Guwahati: Three persons were grievously injured when some unidentified youths lobbed grenades in Bijni town in Assam's Chirang district on Sunday, police said. Motorcycle-borne youths lobbed a grenade near Bolanguri bus stand at Kuklun Road area of Bijni town, critically injuring three persons working in a garage nearby. In another incident within...
  • 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...
  • Crimes against women rises in 6 North East states; Assam tops list July 5, 2014

    Guwahati: Crimes against women in six of the eight Northeastern states increased significantly in the last year compared to the year before as Assam led the list, although Manipur and Mizoram registered a downward trend. At the all-India level, Assam remains in the seventh place, like in the previous year....
  • One poacher killed, two arrested in Assam July 2, 2014

    Kaziranga: One poacher was killed and two others were arrested on Wednesday from different places in the state. According to Kaziranga National Park DFO Seal Sarma, forest guards and police killed a poacher in an encounter and recovered a modified AK-47 rifle and 16 rounds of live cartridges from Gotonga...
  • Stop illegal Bangladeshis or Assam could turn into 'Bosnia or Kashmir': BSF ex-officer June 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Retired Indian security personnel must be allowed to settle along the Bangladesh border to be New Delhi's "eyes and ears" vis-a-vis illegal migration, a former BSF officer says. Retired Border Security Force (BSF) Additional Director General PK Mishra also warns that India's failure to stop the growing illegal...
  • Assam floods: over 2,000 people affected, 11 dead in Guwahati June 30, 2014

    Guwahati: Several villages in Assam's Lakhimpur district have been hit by floods after heavy rains lashed the region over the past three to four days. More than 2,000 people have been affected. The Brahmaputra river is flowing above the danger level in several parts of Dibrugarh. Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi...
  • 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...
  • Assam: Bodoland People's Front breaks ties with Congress June 26, 2014

    Guwahati: In what could prove to be a setback for the Congress party in Assam, the Bodoland People's Front ended its age old alliance with the party on Thursday. The 13-year-old alliance between the Congress and BPF ran the administration in Assam's troubled Bodoland. BPF chief Hagrama Mohilary cited non-co-operation from...
  • Manjhi rules out Maoist hand in Dibrugarh Rajdhani mishap June 25, 2014

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Wednesday ruled out the chances of a possible Maoist hand in the derailment of Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express early in the morning in Chhapra. He instead said that the incident appeared to have happened as a result of an "error" on the part of...
  • Bogibeel Bridge: challenges of bridging river Brahmaputra June 25, 2014

    Guwahati: Originally scheduled to be inaugurated in 2009, Bogibeel Bridge, the country's longest rail-cum-road bridge, is facing numerous challenges which have made the progress of work slow. The stiffest challenge so far is the construction of guide bunds on the turbulent Brahmaputra river within the short time of four to five...
  • 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...
  • Lower Subansiri project incurring daily loss of Rs 10 crore June 23, 2014

    Itanagar: The Lower Subansiri hydro-electric project at Gerukamukh on the Assam-Arunachal border is incurring a daily loss of Rs 10 crore after anti-dam activists of Assam raised safety-related issues. The 2000-MW project in the Subansiri river, the largest in the country and being executed by the NHPC, has run into rough...
  • Three NSCN cadres arrested in Kohima June 22, 2014

    Kohima: Troops of 19 Assam Rifles nabbed four persons, including three NSCN(K) cadres in Kohima with arms and ammunition. Acting upon specific information regarding presence of three NSCN(K) cadres with weapons at PR Hill area, 19 Assam Rifles launched an operation on Friday which led to the arrest of three cadres...
  • 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...