GUWAHATI

  • IIT Guwahati dean accused of raping office assistant held 2 days ago

    Guwahati: The dean of academic affairs at the IIT here has been arrested for allegedly raping an office assistant, a senior police officer said on Tuesday. "A case was registered against IIT Guwahati Professor Alok Kumar Ghosal at the Panbazar Women police station here...He was brought to the police station for...
  • Assam Police raises special force Veerangana for women safety 3 days ago

    Guwahati: After a video surfaced of a mob assaulting and molesting a woman on the streets of Guwahati in 2012 raising serious questions about the safety of women in North-east's biggest city, the Assam Police raised the special force of women officers. Armed with guns and ready to strike, they call...
  • Two trains collide near Patna; no casualty reported 1 week ago

    Patna: In a tragic incident, Anand Bihar-Guwahati Express and Bhojpur-Mokama shuttle train collided near Patna in Bihar on Friday morning. The accident took place at Barh railway station. Two bogies have been derailed in the collision. However, no loss of life has been reported yet. ...
  • Government will work to ensure peace, harmony in Assam: PM Modi November 30, 2014

    Guwahati: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday reached out to his party workers in Guwahati by saying that his government will do whatever it takes to ensure peace and harmony in Assam. On day two of his tour of the Northeast, he addressed a meeting of party workers in Guwhati. Modi...
  • PM Modi stresses on need for 'Smart Police', says contribution of policemen should not be ignored November 30, 2014

    Guwahati: Stressing on the need for 'Smart Police' force in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed the 49th All India DGPs and IGPs conference in Guwahati. Modi said, "I have a concept of Smart Police in my mind. S stands for strict and sensitive, M for modern and...
  • PM Modi to address annual DGP conference today, lay down policy on terror, security issues November 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay down policy on terror and international security issues during the second day of the 49th All India DGPs and IGPs conference in Guwahati on Sunday. The meet comes in the wake of the recent arrest of an ISIS terrorist from Mumbai and also...
  • Journalists should be like honey-bee: PM Modi November 29, 2014

    Guwahati: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday asked journalists to be like honey-bees--producing honey and at the same time stinging-- and not like house-fly which only spreads dirt. Journalists should be like honeybees -- producing honey and at the same time stinging to make a lasting impact and not like the...
  • Threat to freedom of expression a threat to media: PM Modi November 29, 2014

    Guwahati: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday urged the media to accept the challenges of threat to freedom of expression posed by certain quarters. "In a democracy, we realise the importance of freedom of expression only when it is denied to us just like the importance of breathing is realised when...
  • CBI chief Ranjit Singh caught snoozing at internal security meet November 29, 2014

    Central Bureau of Investigation Director Ranjit Sinha was caught snoozing at the crucial internal security meet in Guwahati. The meet was addressed by Home Minister Rajnath Singh. ...
  • Two-day DGP conference begins today; PM, Home Minister to attend meet November 29, 2014

    New Delhi: A two-day conference of the state DGPs and IGs will commence in Guwahati city of Assam on Saturday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh will attend the meet which is being held outside the national capital for the first time. The conclave will also discuss about...
  • Huge quantity of explosives recovered in Guwahati November 27, 2014

    Guwahati: A large quantity of explosives were today recovered from a vehicle in the capital city where security has been tightened ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit on November 29. Three cartons containing gelatin sticks, detonators and cordex wire hidden inside gunny bags were recovered during routine checking of vehicles...
  • India third largest passport issuing country, China at the top: Sushma Swaraj November 14, 2014

    Shillong: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday said that India is the third largest passport issuing country after China and the US. "India accounts for 14 per cent of passport issuance and is the third largest passport issuing country after China and the US, with over 5.7 crore passports...
  • 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...
  • Assam flood toll rises to 43; nearly six lakh affected September 30, 2014

    Guwahati: The flood situation in Assam continued to remain grim with report of one more death on Tuesday, taking the toll to 43 so far, while nearly six lakh people are affected in the natural disaster. According to the daily flood report by Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), one body...
  • Assam: Tea trader killed, two injured in blast September 14, 2014

    Tezpur: A tea trader was killed and two others including a tea garden manger were injured in a grenade blast by suspected NDFB(S) terrorists at Dalgaon area in Darrang district, police said on Saturday. The grenade was thrown last night at the Borgarah tea garden manager's office, in which the manager...
  • IITGuwahati student commits suicide September 14, 2014

    Guwahati: A first semester student of IITGuwahati on Sunday committed suicide allegedly by jumping from the fourth floor of his hostel in the campus. He has been identified as Tushar Yadav, hailing from Gurgaon in Haryana, and was a student of Electronics Communication and Engineering department at Indian Institute of TechnologyGuwahati,...
  • Guwahati: 248 SIM cards bought with fake papers seized, 2 held September 13, 2014

    Guwahati: Two persons were arrested and 248 preactivated mobile SIM cards purchased with fake identity papers seized from their possession by a joint security team in Assam's Sonitpur district. Based on an intelligence input, the Army and the police launched a joint operation and arrested Md...
  • Damage to equipment strands train, traffic hit for about 7 hours in Thiruvananthapuram September 7, 2014

    Chennai: Equipment damage to a Thiruvananthapuram bound Express train forced it to a halt at nearby Arakkonam, affecting traffic for about seven hours, but there was no casualties, a top railway official said. The loco pilot of the GuwahatiTrivandrum Express stopped the train at Sitheri near Arakkonam at around 9.15...
  • Centre to set up Special Rhino Protection Force in Assam September 6, 2014

    Guwahati: The Centre will create a Special Rhino Protection Force in Assam to protect the animal from poaching and form a task force to enquire into encroachment of forest land in the state, Union Environment and Forests Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Saturday. "We will have zero tolerance for rhino poaching....
  • Assam violence: Guwahati buses to be off road on Thursday August 20, 2014

    Guwahati: City buses in Assam's capital will remain off the road for 12 hours on Thursday in protest against the firing in Golaghat that left three persons dead and six others injured on Wednesday. The Guwahati City Bus Association has decided not to ply their buses for 12 hours on...
  • Army man held for trying to molest girl in Rajdhani Express August 19, 2014

    Guwahati: An Army man on Tuesday was arrested for allegedly making an attempt to molest a minor girl. The incident took place on board the DibrugarhDelhi Rajdhani Express. The 17year old girl travelling with her uncle in a threetier AC compartment raised an alarm at 4 AM when the army man...
  • Assam floods: Lakhs affected, one dead August 16, 2014

    Tezpur/Kaziranga: The flood situation in Assam turned grim on Saturday after a child died as the Brahmaputra and its tributaries inundated vast tracts of land in Upper Assam and the Kaziranga National Park following incessant rainfall in the catchment areas. The flood situation turned critical in Lakhimpur, Dhemaji and Sonitpur districts...
  • Over 14,000 police posts vacant in Assam August 4, 2014

    Guwahati: Nearly 20 per cent posts of the 75,559strong Assam Police are lying vacant at present, the state Assembly was informed on Monday. Despite this, the state could not utilise more than 80 per cent of the central funds for modernisation of the force during the last three financial years. Replying...
  • Construction of world's tallest railway bridge begins in Manipur July 29, 2014

    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 difficulttoaccess locations in the landlocked northeastern states can heave a sigh of relief, as a Guwahatibased 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 worstaffected 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 PreEverest 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 twoandahalfyearold boy died today after falling in a 30footdeep 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...