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  • Assam Speaker to form panel to probe tender irregularities 2 days ago

    Guwahati: Assam Assembly Speaker Pranab Kumar Gogoi said he will constitute a House Committee to examine alleged irregularities in inviting tenders from contractors by the Public Works Department. "I will set up an Assembly Committee to see the irregularities," Gogoi said during the Question Hour. He was responding to a...
  • Poaching in Kaziranga National Park raises questions on rhino conservation 6 days ago

    Golaghat: With over 2,300 rhinos, Kaziranga has been the success story of rhino conservation. But a steady rise in poaching over the last three years has sent alarm bells ringing. In the first 90 days of 2015, nine rhinos have been killed by the poachers in Assam. Since Januray this year...
  • Education policy: States raise concern over no-detention till Class 8 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Some states have expressed concern over the controversial no-detention policy up to Class-VIII, saying it has led to a sharp fall in academic exercise, at a high-level meeting on the proposed National Education Policy, consultations for which are expected to be over by December. At a meeting of state...
  • Anna Hazare says he will launch 'Jail Bharo Andolan' 1 week ago

    Assam: Anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare on Friday said a 'jail bharo aandolan' will be started across the country taking up the questions raised by farmers and demanded a separate Krishi Ayog for them. Addressing the biennial conference of the Krishak Mukti Sangram Parishad in Rangoli Hazare said, he will start the...
  • 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,"...
  • First swine flu death reported in Assam March 9, 2015

    Assam: Swine flu claimed its first victim in Assam with the death of a 59-year-old man at Jorhat Medical College Hospital where four others have also tested positive. An alert was sounded by the hospital after an employee of the Jorhat District Treasury office died due to swine flu on Sunday...
  • Nagaland: Mobile, Internet services still blocked in Dimapur, 22 arrested in mob lynching case March 9, 2015

    Karbi Anglong: The situation is slowly returning to normalcy in Dimapur city of Nagaland after the horrific lynching of a rape accused by a mob of thousands on Thursday. Twenty two people have been arrested in connection with the case but the incident has now led to a political tussle...
  • Nagaland: 18 people held in Dimapur mob lynching case, mobile, Internet services blocked March 8, 2015

    Dimapur: Twelve people have been arrested on Sunday in Dimapur city of Nagaland in connection with the lynching of a rape accused on Thursday. The situation is slowly returning to normalcy, three days after a 35-year-old rape accused was dragged out of Dimapur Central Jail by a mob of thousands,...
  • Dimapur returning to normalcy, curfew relaxed till 3 PM; mobile, Internet, SMS services blocked March 8, 2015

    Dimapur: The situation in Dimapur city of Nagaland is slowly returning to normalcy, three days after a 35-year-old rape accused was dragged out of Dimapur Central Jail by a mob of thousands, lynched and then hanged from a clock tower. The curfew has been lifted till 3 PM but mobile, Internet...
  • Six arrested in Dimapur mob lynching case, Nagaland-Assam border remains tense March 8, 2015

    Dimapur: Situation remains tense in Dimapur city and along the Nagaland-Assam border after a mob of thousands lynched a rape accused on Thursday. Six people have been arrested so far while the victim's family living in Bosla village of Assam's Karimganj district, demands justice. On Thursday, rape accused 35-year-old Syed Farid...
  • 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...
  • Dimapur mob lynching case: Situation remains tense in Assam, Nagaland; no arrests so far March 7, 2015

    Dimapur: Even as both Assam and Nagaland remain tense over the lynching of an alleged rapist by a mob in Dimapur, Amnesty International India on Saturday said the case must be investigated and those who lynched the man must be brought to justice urgently. A mob of thousands dragged the man...
  • Dimapur mob lynching: Situation remains tense along Assam-Nagaland border, curfew continues March 7, 2015

    Dimapur: Situation continues to remain tense along the Assam-Nagaland border two days after a mob of thousands lynched an alleged rapist in Dimapur city of Nagaland. Stone pelting was reported in Karbi Anglong and curfew has been imposed in the area. This comes after an infuriated mob forced its way into...
  • 1 killed in police firing on mob in Dimapur, Assam on high alert March 6, 2015

    Kohima: One person, suspected to be part of a mob that lynched a rape suspect after pulling him out of a jail in Dimapur town of Nagaland, was killed in police firing even as the situation there was stated to be under control. Neighbouring Assam was put on high alert...
  • Ranji Trophy: Karnataka advance to semi-finals February 20, 2015

    Indore: Defending champions Karnataka advanced to the Ranji Trophy semifinals after taking the first innings lead against Assam in the last eight match that ended on Friday. Assam ended their second innings at 338 for four after starting day five at 32 for no loss. Karnataka were in full control of the...
  • Ranji Trophy: Samarth, Uthappa virtually seal semifinal berth for Karnataka February 19, 2015

    Indore: Karnataka virtually assured themselves a place in the semifinals of the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament after setting a near impossible 683 runs target in front of Assam in their second innings on the fourth and penultimate day of the quarterfinal tie, here on Thursday. Resuming their second innings at the...
  • Assam BJP leader Prodyut Bora quits party, brings Modi in line of fire February 18, 2015

    Guwahati: BJP National Executive Committee member from Assam Prodyut Bora resigned from BJP alleging subversion of democratic tradition in the central government and the party and bringing Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his confidante Amit Shah in the firing line. Bora, in his four-page letter to BJP president Amit Shah, cited...
  • Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Quarter-final: Karnataka tighten noose around Assam February 18, 2015

    Indore: Karnataka stamped their authority on the Ranji Trophy quarter-final being held by cleaning up Assam for 185 before taking a 404-run lead at stumps on day three at the Holkar Stadium. Assam, resuming their first innings at 58 for three, folded up for 185 with Gokul Sharma (58) scoring the...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Quarter-Finals, Day 3 February 18, 2015

    For Live Updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page Mumbai look to gain upper hand against Delhi, Mahrashtra-Andhra QF in the balance, Karnataka look to dominate Assam, Vidarbha look to put up a fight against Tamil Nadu on day three. ...
  • Ranji Trophy: Karnataka in drivers' seat against Assam February 17, 2015

    Indore: Karnataka placed themselves in the drivers' seat as they piled on a huge 452 all out in their first innings before reducing Assam to 58 for three on the second day of their Ranji Trophy cricket quarterfinal match here on Tuesday. Resuming the day at 302 for 2, Karnataka added...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy Scores: Quarter-finals, Day 2 February 17, 2015

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 roundup: Sumit Narwal, Parvinder Awana, Sangwan, Rajat Bhatia and Manan Sharma picked up at least a wicket to dismiss Mumbai for 156 in 81 overs. In reply, Delhi reached 20 for the loss of Chand, with Gambhir unbeaten...
  • Robin Uthappa, KL Rahul put Karnataka in command in Ranji Trophy February 16, 2015

    Indore: Robin Uthappa hit a brilliant 153, while Lokesh Rahul struck a patient 91 as defending champions Karnataka reached 302-2 at stumps on the opening day of their Ranji Trophy quarter-final match against Assam, here on Monday. The 29-year-old Uthappa blasted as many as 21 boundaries and one six en route...
  • Assam bans National Health Mission employees strike February 15, 2015

    Guwahati: Assam government on Sunday said it has banned any form of strike by employees of National Health Mission under Essential Services Maintenance (Assam) Act, 1980. Currently, employees of National Health Mission are on strike affecting health services to press for fulfilment of their demands. "The state government has prohibited any strikes...
  • BJP dominates municipal polls in Assam, sweeps 340 wards February 12, 2015

    Guwahati: BJP on Thursday is poised to swept the municipal elections in Assam winning 340 wards and getting a majority in 30 municipal boards and town committees. The results of 702 of the 743 wards have been declared so far while that of Golaghat and Silchar was yet to come in,...
  • AAP plans to repeat Delhi result in Assam, to fight 2016 polls February 12, 2015

    Guwahati: Buoyed by its spectacular show in the Delhi poll, the Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday said it would emerge as a "strong, honest and alternative" force in Assam to defeat Congress and BJP in 2016's Assembly election. "We will strongly contest the 2016 Assam Assembly polls. The results of the...
  • Delhi vs Mumbai pick of the Ranji Trophy quarter-finals February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Defending champions Karnataka will take on Assam while Delhi will clash with Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy quarter-finals, starting from February 16. In the other quarter-finals, Vidarbha have been drawn against Tamil Nadu while Andhra Pradesh are set to clash with Maharashtra. According to a BCCI release, the semi-finals will...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 9, Group C, Day 1: Assam 197/4 against Kerala February 6, 2015

    Kannur: Already through to the quarter-finals, Assam were 197 for four in their Group C Ranji Trophy match against Kerala on Friday. At stumps, opener Dheeraj Jadhav was batting on 73, while Tarjinder Singh was giving him company on 24 at the Conor Vayal Stadium. Jadhav struck eight boundaries in 187-ball unbeaten...
  • 30 Minutes: Exploring fault lines in Assam following NDFB(S) onslaught February 1, 2015

    In December 2014, at least 81 persons, mostly Adivasis, were killed in serial attacks by NDFB(S) terrorists across many districts in Assam, retaliatory violence and police firing to control mobs. CNN-IBN's Subhajit Sengupta visits Sonitpur, one of the violence affected areas in Assam, to explore the fault lines of the...
  • Watch: The inside story of Assam violence January 30, 2015

    On 23rd Dec, 80 adivasis were massacred in Assam allegedly by the militants. NIA was given the investigation and the Sonbhijit faction of National Democratic Front of Boroland has been held responsible for the bloodbath of 23rd December. CNN-IBN got an exclusive glimpse into their training camp, it shows them...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 8, Group C wrap: Assam take first-innings lead against Andhra January 30, 2015

    Guwahati: Assam took a vital first-innings lead in their Group C Ranji Trophy cricket match against Andhra Pradesh here on Friday. At stumps on the second day, Assam were 199 for six in their first innings, taking a lead of 62 runs with four wickets remaining in reply to the visiting...