Guwahati

  • Train gets derailed in Assam, over 50 injured 16-04-2014 08:00 AM

    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...
  • LS polls: 75 per cent polling recorded in Assam 12-04-2014 07:35 AM

    Guwahati: High voter turnout was witnessed in three Lok Sabha constituencies in Assam with 75 per cent polling taking place on Saturday. A voter turnout of 53.31 per cent was recorded till 2 pm for three Lok Sabha seats in Assam. Karimganj (SC) recorded the highest of 40 per cent...
  • LS elections: Voter turnout high in Assam and Tripura till 4 pm 07-04-2014 11:19 AM

    Guwahati/Agartala: Update: 4 pm: Assam registers 64 per cent polling till 4 pm. Polling is officially over in most centres but it is still on in places where long queues were registered. 3 pm: Till 3 pm, 60 per cent voting in Assam and 74 per cent voter turnout in...
  • FIFA plans to hold U-17 World Cup matches in Guwahati in 2017 27-02-2014 11:06 PM

    Guwahati: A delegation of FIFA, led by Deputy Director of Competitions and Events Head, Inaki Alvarez, met Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi to discuss holding of some matches of FIFA Under-17 World Cup in the city in 2017. According to an official release, Alvarez said he had inspected the stadiums...
  • Rahul hits out at Modi, says BJP making false promises 25-02-2014 02:57 PM

    Guwahati: Taking a jibe at Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said that the Opposition is making mockery of the people by saying that all the work done in the past 70 years will be done in three months if BJP...
  • Modi takes on PM over his Assam connection, questions development in state 08-02-2014 04:17 PM

    Guwahati: After painting himself as the saviour of Northeast India in Manipur, BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi held addressed public in Assam on Saturday afternoon. During his rally in Guwahati, Modi took on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who is a Rajya Sabha member from Assam. He asked, "You gave...
  • Plane tyre bursts; flight operations hit at Jaipur airport 06-01-2014 06:13 PM

    Jaipur: A narrow escape for passengers on board an Air India flight in Jaipur as the plane's tyre burst as it was landing at the Sanganer airport. No one was injured in the incident but flight operations were halted at the airport. Guwahati-Delhi flight of Air India with 173 passengers...
  • Arunachal Pradesh: Chopper service resumes at Tawang after 31 months 24-12-2013 01:54 PM

    After a gap of 31 months, chopper service was re-introduced in Tawang district, bordering China with the Pawan Hans Helicopters Ltd (PHHL) resuming its passenger services between Naharlagun, Guwahati and Tawang. The Pawan Hans, which commenced yesterday, will operate twice a week (Monday and Friday) on the route, official sources...
  • Guwahati molestation victim recounts horror, culprits out on bail 13-12-2013 01:45 PM

    Guwahati: In July 2012, a young girl was sexually assaulted by a mob on the streets of Guwahati for almost an hour as the city just looked on. Only one man stood up for her. The victim finally broke her silence and recalled her horrific experience. Guwahati, on the banks...
  • WB: Train blocked by herd of elephants after it mows down 6 of them 14-11-2013 08:25 AM

    Kolkata: The Guwahati Kavi Guru Express rammed into a herd of 50 to 60 elephants, killing six and seriously injuring three others while passing through an elephant corridor in Dooars forest area. The incident happened at Jalpaiguri in West Bengal. The herd has now blocked the train from moving. A...
  • Government will rectify situation: Manish Tewari 08-11-2013 06:15 PM

    Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari said that the government will rectify the situation that has arised following the Guwahati High Court order on CBI. Tewari in 2010 had moved a private members bill saying CBI was not protected by a legislation and hence its existence is open to legal...
  • Tarun Gogoi slams Asom Gana Parishad, BJP over development 09-10-2013 07:51 PM

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday rejected the claims of the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) that the Congress government was reaping the fruits of development it had sowed when in power. Terming the AGP rule as the darkest chapter in Assam's history, he said several family members of...
  • Assam: CM orders prompt registration of cases for crime against women 03-10-2013 08:21 PM

    Guwahati: Noting that speedy investigation of cases of crime against women will act as a deterrent for the criminals, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Thursday directed the police to be prompt in registering such cases. "Speedy investigation will not only ensure quick justice to the victims but also act...
  • Guwahati: Five men arrested for allegedly gangraping a minor girl 17-09-2013 10:22 AM

    Guwahati: In yet another case of crime against children, a minor girl was on Sunday allegedly gangraped by five men in Guwahati. All the five accused have been arrested. According to reports, a bone marrow test will be conducted to establish the age of the accused. Meanwhile, in a separate...
  • Assam ties up with TERI to harness solar potential 12-09-2013 11:41 PM

    Guwahati: Assam has tied up with The Energy Resource Institute (TERI) for application of solar energy in the state, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said Thursday. Noting Assam has tremendous potential in this vital renewable energy resourcs, he said it can help to provide electricity to each and every poor household...
  • Assam ties up with TERI to harness solar potential 12-09-2013 09:50 PM

    Guwahati:Assam has tied up with The Energy Resource Institute (TERI) for application of solar energy in the state, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said on Thursday. Noting Assam has tremendous potential in this vital renewable energy resourcs, he said it can help to provide electricity to each and every poor household...
  • BSF trooper kills two colleagues, self 05-09-2013 05:25 PM

    Guwahati:An enraged BSF trooper shot dead two of his colleagues, injured a third and then killed himself on Thursday on the India-Bangladesh border in Assam, an official said. The incident took place at the Hatichar border outpost in Dhubri district around 11 a.m., the Border Security Force said. The killer...
  • CM Tarun Gogoi calls for transformation of Guwahati University 23-08-2013 06:21 PM

    Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, on Friday, called for improvement in quality of education, human resources, working conditions and infrastructure to transform GuwahatiUniversity into a front-ranking institute of the world. In an interaction with the newly appointed Vice Chancellor of GuwahatiUniversity, Dr Mridul Hazarika, Gogoi underscored the need to upgrade...
  • WB: Bomb explodes inside a bus, 6 injured 18-08-2013 03:27 PM

    Jalpaiguri: Six passengers were on Sunday injured when a bomb exploded inside a bus in Jalpaiguri district. Explosion took place when the bus had made a halt for lunch amd most of the passengers were out for lunch. The passenger bus was plying between Thimpu and Phutsheling, which is close...
  • NGO stages silent protest at Guwahati High Court 17-08-2013 06:05 PM

    Protests were held by an NGO during the inauguration of the additional building of the GuwahatiHigh Court by Chief Justice of India P Satashivam, on Saturday. Members of the NGO 'Save Guwahati, Build Guwahati' staged a silent protest outside the complex on the banks of Brahmaputra during the inauguration. The...
  • Demand for small states rises, protesters call for blockades in Assam 16-08-2013 01:12 PM

    Guwahati: A series of protests have been organised in the North East in the wake of the announcement for a new statehood for Telangana on Friday. Protesters in Assam are planning on blocking several crucial roads and railways in a bid to cut off the entire North Eastern region from...
  • JFA appeals for defying militants' diktat, celebrate I-Day in beffiting manner 12-08-2013 05:11 PM

    The Journalists Forum Assam (JFA) has appealed to the people of the north eastern region to defy the militants' diktat and celebrate Independence Day in a befitting manner. In a statement, the Assam-based body urged the people of the region to hoist the national flag at their residences, residential colonies...
  • Guwahati: 14 injured in a grenade blast near railway station 28-07-2013 08:46 PM

    Guwahati: Fourteen persons, including two police personnel, were injured in a grenade blast near Guwahati railway station, police said on Sunday. "The blast took place at around 7:55 pm near the Paltan Bazar police station, which is next to the railway station. Of those injured in the attack are two...
  • Why does Assam flood every year? 09-07-2013 11:49 PM

    Despite Rs 11,000 crore allocated for flood relief in Assam, the situation in the state has not improved. While about 350 villages and 11 districts have submerged in 2013 affecting over one lakh lives in the flood-hit Assam, in 2011 floods breached a crucial 37 km long embankment. ...
  • Assam: Rs 11,000 crore spent in the last 7 years on flood prevention 09-07-2013 04:25 PM

    Guwahati: Despite Rs 11,000 crore allocated for flood relief in Assam, the situation in the state has not improved. While about 350 villages and 11 districts have submerged in 2013 affecting over one lakh lives in the flood-hit Assam, in 2011 floods breached a crucial 37 km long embankment. The...
  • Blood bank in-charge, 2 others suspended on AIDS case 17-06-2013 01:31 AM

    Guwahati: The in-charge of the blood bank and two laboratory technicians at Mangaldai Civil Hospital, where four persons were transfused HIV-infected blood, were suspended on Sunday. "Darrang Deputy Commissioner today suspended Jiten Saharia, in-charge of the blood bank at Mangaldai Civil Hospital and two laboratory technicians Ranjit Chandra Deka and...
  • Rise in waste is sign of prosperity, says Tarun Gogoi 16-06-2013 12:45 AM

    Guwahati: Accepting that waste management by civic authorities of the city is not up-to-the-mark, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday said "increase of waste is a sign of prosperity and high standard of living". Addressing a press conference here to express his optimism about Congress victory in the forthcoming...
  • Guwahati: Assam Rifles major arrested for murdering his wife 06-06-2013 04:06 AM

    Guwahati: A major in Assam Rifles has been arrested in Assam on charges of murdering his wife. Police said Major Gaurav Singh was taken into custody following the murder of Priya Singh, whose body was recovered on the evening of May 30. On May 1, Singh had told police that...
  • Guwahati: 3 arrested Russians refuse to eat jail food 04-06-2013 05:02 PM

    Guwahati: The three Russian nationals, arrested on charges of fraudulently collecting money from people, have refused to eat jail food, a top police officer said on Tuesday. The trio, who were arrested on May 29, had been sent to jail custody on Monday after their five-day police remanded ended, IGP...
  • BJP to launch a week long Jail Bharo campaign against UPA 20-05-2013 03:53 AM

    Guwahati: BJP will launch a week-long 'Jail Bharo' campaign protesting against alleged corrupt practices of the UPA government. The campaign would start on May 27 and continue till June 2 in all states, BJP vice president SS Ahluwalia told reporters in Guwahati on Sunday. The UPA government at the Centre...