Guwahati

  • Construction of world's tallest railway bridge begins in Manipur Yesterday

    Guwahati: Construction of the world's tallest railway bridge from the point of pillar height has begun in Manipur by the Northeast Frontier Railway Construction Organisation. The proposed bridge near Noney with pillar height up to 141 metres is slated to become the tallest in the world from the point of pillar...
  • Northeast to have air ambulances soon July 1, 2014

    Guwahati: Patients from difficult-to-access locations in the landlocked northeastern states can heave a sigh of relief, as a Guwahati-based hospital is planning to launch air ambulance services to ferry patients from across the region. The Guwahati Neurological Research Centre (GNRC) on Tuesday unveiled a plan to launch air ambulance and medical...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Members of Gauhati HC Bar Association revolt against judge May 7, 2014

    Guwahati: In an open revolt against one of their ilk, members of the Gauhati High Court Bar Association (GHCBA) demanded the immediate transfer of Justice K Sreedhar Rao. The members unanimously adopted this extraordinary resolution in a general meeting on Monday. Justice Rao was earlier a judge of the Karnataka High Court....
  • Guwahati: Child dies after falling in borewell May 3, 2014

    Guwahati: A two-and-a-half-year-old boy died today after falling in a 30-foot-deep borewell pipe in the Hatigarh Chariali area of Guwahati. The child, identified as Afirul Islam, was playing at a house construction site when he slipped and fell into the pipe, official sources said. Efforts were made for eight hours...
  • Politicising West Assam violence will be recipe for disaster May 3, 2014

    As Assam's Bodo Territorial Autonomous District (BTAD) staggers under multiple militant attacks and arson, the political games being played by remote and largely oblivious players will only aggravate an already volatile situation. While the Congress in power in Guwahati and Delhi has been doing what it does best - issuing milk-and-water...
  • Chennai blasts: Tamil Nadu CB-CID probes CCTV footage of suspect May 3, 2014

    Chennai: The CCTV footage of the suspect in the Chennai central Railway Station twin blasts has been released. It is being scrutinised by the Tamil Nadu CB-CID to ascertain the movements of the suspect. The Tamil Nadu CB-CID had on Friday indicated that the twin blasts in Chennai might have...
  • Chennai blasts: Similar explosives used in Patna blasts, says CB-CID May 2, 2014

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu CB-CID on Friday indicated that the twin blasts in Chennai might have some connection with the Patna serial blasts as there was some similarity in the explosives used in both the incidents. Timer device was used in the twin blasts that rocked the Bangalore-Guwahati Express at Chennai...
  • Chennai blasts: CCTV footage being probed, says Karnataka Railways DIG May 2, 2014

    Bangalore: With the probe into the twin blasts at Chennai Central Railway Station underway, Karnataka DIG Railways B Srikantappa speaks to CNN-IBN where he says that the investigators are looking into the CCTV footages of the platforms for any further lead in the case. "All the platforms have CCTV cameras... there...
  • Investigators probe links of SL man Zakir Hussain to Chennai blasts May 2, 2014

    Chennai: Twenty-four hours after the twin blasts on board a train at the Chennai Central Railway Station, investigators are now probing if there is any link of the blasts with a Sri Lankan national Zakir Hussain who was arrested earlier this week. He is suspected to have acted as an...
  • Normalcy returns to Chennai station a day after twin blasts May 2, 2014

    Chennai: A day after the twin blasts on board a train at the Chennai Central Railway Station, normalcy has returned to the busy station, with trains functioning as per schedule. Chennai residents are demanding increased security so that they can travel without fear. "I don't think the security is enough. There...
  • Is politics being played out over Chennai terror blasts? May 1, 2014

    One passenger was killed and 14 others injured in twin explosions in the Bangalore-Guwahati Express at platform number 9 of the Chennai Central Railway Station on Thursday morning. The blasts reportedly took place in the sleeper coaches of the train as it was coming to an halt at the station,...
  • Chennai: Bangalore-Guwahati Express blasts a terror attack, say police May 1, 2014

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu Police on Thursday confirmed that the twin blasts on the Bangalore-Guwahati Express, in which a young woman was killed and 14 others were injured, were a terror attack. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has now sent two teams to assist the Tamil Nadu Police in its investigations....
  • Chennai blasts: 24-year-old woman who died was a TCS employee May 1, 2014

    Chennai: A 24-year-old woman lost her life on Thursday in the twin blasts in the Bangalore-Guwahati Express at the Chennai Central Railway Station on Thursday. The woman, Swati Parachuri, was an employee of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and her family belongs to Guntur, Andhra Pradesh. TCS, in a statement after the...
  • Video: Inside the blast-hit Bangalore-Guwahati Express May 1, 2014

    CNN-IBN's Anna Isaac reports from inside the Bangalore-Guwahati Express after the two blast-hit coaches S4 and S5 were removed from the train. This after two blasts hit the Bangalore-Guwahati Express at the Chennai Central Railway station leaving one woman dead and 14 injured. ...
  • Bangalore-Guwahati Express blasts: List of the dead and injured May 1, 2014

    Bangalore: One woman died and 14 others were injured in twin blasts inside the Bangalore-Guwahati Express train at Chennai Central Railway Station on Thursday morning. The South Western Railway, Public Relations Office, Bangalore Division said that out of the 14 injured, two are serious and have been operated upon. The dead...
  • Chennai station blasts: Jayalalithaa orders CB-CID probe May 1, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Thursday ordered a CB-CID probe into the two bomb blasts on board the Bangalore-Guwahati Express at the Chennai Central Railway Station that left a woman passenger dead. Condemning the incident, Jayalalithaa assured people that there was no need for panic as security...
  • Chennai Central Railway Station blasts: First person accounts May 1, 2014

    Chennai: Twin blasts in the Bangalore-Guwahati Express at the Chennai Central Railway Station on Thursday left one woman dead and 14 others injured. Passengers complained that there was no security in the train or at the station at the time of the blast. Following are two accounts of the blasts...
  • Watch: Passengers plead for help after Chennai staion blasts May 1, 2014

    Passengers on board the Bangalore-Guwahati expressed that was hit by twin blasts on Thursday said they received no help after the explosion. They also complained that there was no security in the train or the Chennai Central station when the blasts took place. ...
  • Is Chennai a hub of sleeper cells of terror outfits? May 1, 2014

    Chennai: Southern metropolis Chennai woke up to a day of blasts on Thursday. Two blasts took place in two separate coaches of the long distance Bangalore-Guwahati Express, which travels via Chennai at 7:30 in the morning. One woman passenger has died in the blasts, while 10 others have been injured...
  • IIT Guwahati only Indian college in the top 100 global varsity rankings May 1, 2014

    London: The prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati has taken India into the world's top 100 university rankings for the first time with an entry at number 87. IIT Guwahati is the only Indian educational institute in the 2014 league table of '100 Under 50' institutions released by the 'Times...
  • SIT will probe Bangalore-Guwahati Express blasts: TN Police chief May 1, 2014

    Chennai: A Special Investigation Team will probe the twin bomb blasts that rocked the Bangalore-Guwahati Express on Thursday, leaving a woman dead and 14 others injured. Tamil Nadu DGP K Ramanujam said after the Railway Police registers the case into the explosion, the investigation will be taken up by a Special...
  • Two blasts in Bangalore-Guwahati Express at Chennai station, one dead, police confirm terror angle May 1, 2014

    Chennai: One passenger was killed and 14 others injured in twin explosions in the Bangalore-Guwahati Express at platform number 9 of the Chennai Central Railway Station on Thursday morning. The blasts reportedly took place in the sleeper coaches of the train as it was coming to an halt at the station,...
  • Policeman killed in Assam's Kokrajhar in poll violence April 24, 2014

    Guwahati: A policeman was on Thursday killed while another was injured when a mob tried to capture a poll booth in Kokrajhar Parliamentary seat of Assam, leading BSF personnel to open fire. In view of the violence, polling has been stopped at five polling booths even as a contingent of police...
  • Guwahati wetland a poll issue for fishermen, farmers April 22, 2014

    Guwahati: Ecological degradation of Deepor Beel, a freshwater lake of international importance on the outskirts of Guwahati, has turned out to be a major electoral issue for hundreds of fishermen and farmers dependent on the wetland. Spread over an area of 40.1 sq km, the lake, which is listed in...
  • TMC 'throttling' democracy in WB: Tripura CM April 22, 2014

    Guwahati: Charging Trinamool Congress with throttling democracy in West Bengal by intimidating voters, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Tuesday said the Left will do better in the state if polling is done without any fear. He also said that TMC's dream to create a base in Tripura "will...
  • Snapshot: Farhan Akhtar tweets photos of his first ever performance in Guwahati April 21, 2014

    Actor-director Farhan Akhtar tweeted photos of his band's first ever performance in Guwahati today. With his band Farhan Live, Akhtar has been touring various college festivals across the country, connecting with his fans. His band include members Shannon Donald, Sarosh Izedyar, Anurag Rao, Darshan Doshi, Umang doshi and Anupam...
  • Train gets derailed in Assam, over 50 injured April 16, 2014

    Guwahati: Over 50 passengers were injured, 19 of them seriously, when the engine and 10 coaches of the Dimapur-Kamakhya BG Express derailed at Teghiria in central Assam in the wee hours today. The derailment damaged 100 mts of railway line leading to cancellation of eight trains on the route. The Dibrugarh-New...