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    COVID19: Rs 1000 fine for not wearing masks in Bihu functions; Task Force formed

    A Task Force was also constituted with the nominated officials of district administration, city police and GMC

    Assam Polls: CCTV not working, Wall found broken at...

    There were also allegations that recently an unknown person without any security clearance was found inside the campus of the strong room site

    Massive fire engulfs restaurant in Guwahati’s Fancy Bazaar

    No casualties were reported so far during the fire incident

    Local rock band Lady Midday gifts song ‘Away From...

    Through the music video of the song ‘Away from us’, the band tried to deliver a beautiful message about the serious crisis of poaching of the one-horned rhino.

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    Assam: NSUI urges GU to postpone M.Com 1st sem exam

    The students union in their letter to the Vice Chancellor of GU has also requested to reduce the syllabus of the exam as the entire syllabus has not been covered yet.

    COVID19: BCPL Chief Manager Died of COVID; 249 new cases in Guwahati

    Guwahati recorded 249 fresh cases on Tuesday

    Cycle Rally organised at Excelcare Hospitals on Parkinson’s Day

    The event was organised by the hospital to raise awareness about Parkinson's Disease and the advancement in treatment/therapy

    GMC launched eviction drive in Guwahati’s Fancy Bazar, Fruits worth several lakhs ravaged

    At least 200 shops have been evicted during the drive since the wee hours on Monday

    Kamrup (M) admin targets 10,500 COVID-19 tests per day in Guwahati city

    Persons who tested positive for COVID-19, can either shift to a hospital or can opt for home isolation, said DC Pegu

    Random COVID-19 Tests in Guwahati from April 10

    The Kamrup Metro district administration appeals to the people of Guwahati for cooperation

    Bus drivers, conductors, handymen to get vaccinated against COVID, confirms Kamrup (M) DC

    Passengers coming from states like West Bengal, Delhi, Maharashtra and Karnataka will have to strictly undergo COVID-19 tests

    Huge IMFL consignments seized in Amingaon, driver apprehended

    The truck driver identified as Manish Kumar has been apprehended by the department

    IIT-G develops way to boost Litium-ion battery performance

    The technique can precisely estimate the stage of charge (SOC), which reflects the remaining capacity of the battery.

    Kamrup Metro Admin declares LNIPE in Sonapur as ‘CONTAINMENT ZONE’

    The order shall remain effective from April 8 to April 21, 2021

    Breaking | Sikha Sarma slapped with sedition charges, sent to judicial custody

    Sikha Sarma in a Facebook post refused to consider the soldiers killed in the Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh as martyrs

    Miscreants silt throat of businessman in Guwahati city

    So far none have been arrested in connection to the matter; however, the police investigation is on

    BREAKING: Dry Days Declared in Guwahati

    Dry days will also be in force on the day of the counting of votes on May 2 and the day of re-poll if any

    Incessant rainfall causes water-logging in Guwahati city, citizens aghast!

    There are maximum chances of localized flooding of roads, water logging in low lying areas: IMD

    Assam Polls: Sand Art Installed For Voter Awareness

    The 800 sq ft sized sand art was opened for public on Monday afternoon

    CM Sonowal appeals Fancy Bazar crowds to pursue PM Modi’s vision of “Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat”

    BJP government wants to strengthen peace in state and enhance brotherhood, love, sentiments amongst the masses: CM Sonowal

    Scribe’s Mysterious Death: Guwahati police picks up one for questioning

    The journalist was reported missing since 10.30 pm on Sunday, and his body was recovered from nearby a drain in front of his residence on Monday morning

    Fatal road accident in North Guwahati’s Amingaon leaves one dead

    Both the car and motorcycle have been seized by Amingaon police until further verification

    Senior scribe found dead under mysterious condition in Guwahati, Family suspects murder

    Members of the Guwahati Press Club have condemned the mysterious death of the scribe and demanded a probe into the matter

    Holi: Local Holiday declared under Kamrup Metro District on March 29

    This year also there is a tremendous decline and markets have been relatively empty in the week of Holi

    BREAKING: ‘Partial’ Dry Day in Guwahati on Holi

    The district administration said that any violation of the order would be dealt seriously

    ‘Absentee voters’ to cast ballot starting from tomorrow in Kamrup (M) election district

    Voting through ballots by 'absentee voters' in the category of senior citizens (above 80 years of age), persons with disability flagged in the electoral roll and Covid-19 suspect or affected persons will cast their votes at their residences

    Guwahati: 2 fire incidents took place at Maligaon, Fancy Bazar

    Fire tenders reach the site and doused the unprecedented fire. No casualties have been reported so far.

    Show of Strength: Himanta Biswa Sarma files nomination; Supporters flood city roads

    Assam’s senior minister Himanta Biswa Sarma marched through the city along with his thousands of supporters to file his nomination papers for the upcoming assembly election.

    Assam Polls: Kamrup Metro Election Dist issues Restriction on Printing of Pamphlets, Posters

    The Kamrup metro election district will go to poll on April 6

    Assam Polls: Change in traffic routes in Guwahati on March 18, 19

    In order to make free movement of vehicles and to avoid chaos and traffic congestion, the traffic police have issued the guidelines for commuters for two days.

    GUWAHATI: Suspected Ulfa (I) Explosive Expert Amrit Ballav Goswami gets bail

    NIA had filed a charge-sheet in its special court here against eight accused linked to Ulfa (I) in connection with a grenade lobbying case

    Assam: Massive fire breaks out at Gauhati University hostel

    Fire tenders, police and university authorities rushed to the spot immediately. The fire was doused in time by the tenders.

    GUWAHATI: Assam Police Special Branch SI held for illegal drug trade

    The crime branch raided a city guest house located in Lalmati area and recovered three kilos of WY tablets

    Dispur has the highest voters out of four LACs in Kamrup (M) District

    At least 26 in Jalukbari, nine in Dispur, two in Guwahati (E) and 30 in Guwahati (W) have been identified as critical polling booths

    Assam Polls: Congress workers stages protest outside party HQ

    The party workers staged a protest against the leadership for depriving the Congress candidates by giving the Gauripur constituency seat to AIUDF.

    125 All-Women Polling booths in Kamrup (M) Election district

    Training for women presiding officers and polling officials has been commenced from March 6 and will continue March 17

    Guwahati: Huge cache of drugs recovered; 2 arrested

    The accused were identified as Faruk Ahmed aka Mukter aka Sahrukh Ahmed (23) and one lady namely Mrs Cosmise (37).

    Smart Cities Ranking: Guwahati ranks 46 out of 49

    Out of ten smart cities in the Northeast region, Guwahati smart city was ranked in the category above one million.

    Have complaints or queries for constituencies in Guwahati? Dial 1950

    Four constituencies under Kamrup Metro namely Jalukbari, Dispur, Guwahati West, Guwahati East will go for poll on April 6, 2021

    IIT Guwahati scientists design AI to detect Colorectal Cancer

    The research team has planned to commercialize the technology in the future

    Guwahati: 45 students of reputed residential school flees at night

    The students alleged that they were served poor quality food in the school in Azara.

    Assam: Section 144 clamped in parts of Guwahati anticipating misconduct

    Assembly of five persons, agitation, demonstration, procession and shouting slogans in the entire West Police District has been prohibited.

    ‘Remove all Political Party posters in Guwahati within 24 Hours’: Kamrup Metro Admin

    Besides, a toll free number of 1950 has also been opened from Friday for any poll related queries

    GHC asks State Govt to Reply on ‘Harassment’ Meted Out to Non-Covid Patients within 2 weeks

    Petitioner's side argued that notice was already issued in the instant matter but no affidavit was filed by the state government

    GUWAHATI: Metro Admin launches Web Portal for City Voters

    Kamrup metro authority said that the web portal was the first ‘blind people’ friendly election site in the state

    Artificial Ripening of Fruits: GHC asks Centre to frame rules for regulating sale of Calcium Carbide

    A PIL demanded strict enforcement of the law under the Food Safety Act, 2006 and framing of appropriate guidelines to enforce ban on the loose sale of calcium carbide in the open market

    Ambulance catches fire in Guwahati; no casualties

    The incident took place while the ambulance was transporting a patient in the Kahilipara area of Guwahati, Assam.

    IID-Guwahati inaugurates training centre for Drone Pilots and Service

    Indian Institute of Drones – Guwahati will be instrumental in imparting skilled drone pilot training and knowledge on drone technology.

    Cotton Uni students vandalises city restaurant; 1 detained

    According to a salesman, students from Cotton University came to the restaurant and created havoc for replying them in Hindi by the salesman.

    Guwahati: Two members of Irani Gang arrested

    The accused identified as Pinto Gowala (34) and Rupchand Sing (36), both hailed from West Bengal and were arrested after a chase by Dispur police.

    Himanta Biswa Sarma inaugurates 3 foot bridges in Guwahati

    The footbridge in Khanapara will also serve as an entry landmark to the city and has a sign saying ‘Welcome of Guwahati’ over it.

    Assam: GU official website ‘hacked’?

    The image of the screenshot read, “Message from God. Happy Valentine’s Day Manish.”

    Guwahati: Waiter at AB’s gets accolades for his dance moves

    Surajit works as a waiter in Guwahati city’s ‘Absolut Barbecues’ (AB’s) and when he has the time, he mesmerizes customers with his dance moves.

    Guwahati: Rare cardiac Surgery performed at a city hospital

    The patient, a 39 year old lady, from Tarinipur in Silchar presented with heavy chest pain, severe breathing difficulty along with bluish discoloration of lips and peripheries.

    BREAKING: Parts of Guwahati City declared ‘Restricted Area’

    No person or group of persons, except the bonafide residents and public servant, shall enter into or pass over or loiter in or around the scheduled area

    Assam: Human trafficking busted in Hatigaon; 2 women rescued

    Hatigaon Police arrested the accused who were involved in the racket. They were identified as Lalita Devi (32), Jonda Ram Gujjar (42) and Sahidul Haque.

    GUWAHATI: Two Automated Divyang-friendly Foot Overbridges opened

    However, many in the city believed that the foot overbridges will create bottlenecks on the busy city roads leading to more traffic congestions

    Assam: Woman injured after trying to stop Himanta’s convoy

    The woman identified as Deepa Payeng, who have been serving as a teacher for past 20 years started to protest as she did not receive the appointment letter this time.

    Unemployed man dies by setting himself afire in Guwahati

    The deceased identified as Pranoy Chettri died by suicide inside his house for suspected reasons related to unemployment and substance abuse.

    Farmers ‘vandalise’ COVID-19 desk at Guwahati airport; 2 arrested

    An FIR was lodged against them at the Azara Police Station for allegedly resorting to vandalism and disrupting the government officials on COVID duty at desk.

    Swiggy delivery executives protests in Guwahati

    The executives demanded that the service tax of Rs 30 in each order taken earlier should be reduced to Rs 15 by the company.

    Anuradha Cineplex Completes 50 Glorious Years

    While a first-class seat had cost 80 paise and the most expensive 'special box seat' was Rs. 3.60 then

    Assam: ISRO research centre to be set up at Amingaon

    CM Sonowal urged the ISRO Chairman to integrate space technology for the overall development of the state

    Guwahati: Suspicious Group of Men in Beltola’s Jame Masjid

    Locals in the mosque found that the 15 persons were offering Namaz in different ways triggering suspicion

    BREAKING: Fake CBI Officer Arrested in Guwahati

    The accused person has demanded Rs. 3 lakh from one Joonmoni Barthakur

    Guwahati: Three vehicles collided in Latasil; no casualties reported

    The vehicles – one Tata DI, a city bus and a car were badly damaged along with property destruction after the bus hit the shops near pavement.

    Covid19 Vaccination starts at 3 new centers in Guwahati

    Earlier, the vaccination drive was launched at Guwahati Medical College Hospital, Sonapur District Hospital and Marwari Hospital on January 16

    Assam: Preparations for 72nd Republic Day underway in Guwahati

    Security has been beefed up in the city and the state will celebrate the Republic Day at the Veterinary field in Khanapara, Guwahati.

    IIT Guwahati scholars develop ‘Remote’ healthcare device

    The research scholars have been working on the prototype, expected to be ready within the next four months

    Guwahati: GMC contractual workers to stage protest on Jan 22

    The workers will also stage serial protests from January 27 under the aegis of five organisations. They would also put a stop to all the services except for the water supply.

    BREAKING: Huge consignment of party drugs seized in Guwahati

    The seizure included some 30,000 methamphetamine tablets

    Assam: Hiren Gohain urges people to resume anti-CAA protests in stronger way

    Gohain appealed that people should remain united to take forward the ongoing anti-CAA movement by thwarting the “attempts to divide them and by rejecting the politics of sops.”

    Jumbo expert and wildlife photographer Dinesh Choudhury no more

    A man of many hats he was an elephant expert, licenced rogue elephant hunter recognized by state government

    Assam: Puma Club to organise 15th edition of state-level cricket tournament

    Teams from various places in the state have participated in the tournament which is going be held in Beltola High School playground, Guwahati.

    Assam: ISP’s in Guwahati may forced to shut down

    Allegedly, the Assam Power Distribution Company Limited (APDCL) announced an abnormal hike in monthly rental of the electricity poles used by the private ISPs in city.

    BREAKING: Final photo electoral rolls for Guwahati published

    Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora to begin their three-day-long visit to the state from Monday

    Broad daylight robbery at Beltola; one caught by public

    The incident occurred when two bike riders allegedly tried to snatch a bag of money containing Rs 13 lakh from a petrol pump in Beltola area.

    Guwahati: Former CM Prafulla Mahanta admitted to a city hospital

    The 68-year-old Mahanta was rushed to a private hospital in the city after he complained of chest pain and uneasiness.

    Assam: 8 arrested by Hatigaon police; arms and ammunition recovered

    The police has also recovered arms and ammunition form the accused along with a cash of Rs 2,57,000.

    Chinese Pangolin Rescued in City: Two Held

    There is a huge demand for these mammals in China and southeast Asia where pangolin meat is considered a delicacy and a tonic food

    Sudhanshu Dhulia takes oath as chief justice of Gauhati High Court

    The Union Law Ministry on January 7 notified the appointment of Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia as the new Chief Justice of Gauhati HC.

    Arunachal girl alleges sexual misconduct at ISBT in Guwahati

    The incident occurred at ISBT in Guwahati, where Chello Meme who hailed from Arunachal accused a man of trying to have inappropriate conduct with her.

    Books worth over Rs 8 Cr sold during 33rd Guwahati Book Fair

    The 12-day fair has attracted a heavy foot-fall of book lovers, writers and publishers from all across the nation

    Assam: Guwahati gets Pink Bus service

    The ASTC used the color pink so that the commuters can easily identify the special free city bus service.

    ‘Jugnu’-IITG professor Charu Monga designed solar backpacks for rural students

    The backpacks were already distributed across 20 schools in seven districts in the state

    Consumer Court orders Real Estate Developers to Pay Rs 5 lakh to Flat Owners

    Non-fulfillment of all the conditions have allegedly cost difficulty and suffering to the residents of Bali Enclave of VIP road

    City restaurants not going to be closed: Hospitality Worker’s Association

    The clarification came amidst reports of Guwahati restaurants likely to be closed for two days doing rounds on the internet.

    Assam: 87-year-old woman burnt to death in Kharghuli

    The house of the woman was also gutted in the fire. However, the exact cause of the accident is yet to be ascertained.

    33rd Guwahati Book Fair attracts heavy foot fall of visitors

    Despite the growing demand for e-books the popularity of printed books doesn’t seems to have gone down as book lovers’ throng to the fair searching for their favourites.

    Assam: COVID-19 vaccination Dry Run successful in Guwahati

    The dry run was conducted in 3 hospitals - Guwahati Medical College Hospital, Khanapara State Dispensary and Sonapur District Hospital.

    Coconut Tree Session: A city based house-gig to promote original art

    The second edition of the session boasted of a line up like Dr Dope, Colossal Corp, Doorbin, Saikat Das, BONNY aka Bonzo and Jubin Ahmed.

    Assam: Dry run for COVID-19 vaccination begins in Guwahati

    Across India, the dry run is being conducted in 116 districts across 259 sites. Some 96,000 vaccinators have been trained for this.

    Superspecialty Hospital Opened At GMCH

    The second wing of the super-specialty hospital will be inaugurated in February

    Guwahati: Massive Fire in Lachit Nagar area

    Locals claimed that the fire started from a nearby garage and soon spread over the area

    Coronavirus vaccination dry run likely in Guwahati on Jan 2

    States were also asked to address the communication challenges by taking in confidence all the concerned stakeholders

    Assam: Fishing banned in Deepor Beel

    Every year thousands of migratory birds make the wetland a place of visual treat for the bird watchers and tourists during winter.

    Assam State Zoo reopens for tourists on December 31

    SOP has been issued for the reopening of the Zoo and all COVID-19 protocols will be strictly followed to prevent the spread of the virus.

    BREAKING: Leopard attack in Guwahati; at least two injured

    A video that went viral showed two persons trying to chase away the leopard from the area with a stick and the leopard retaliated

    Guwahati Police issues guidelines for New Year celebrations

    The order passed by Police Commissioner of Guwahati Munna Prasad Gupta directed that only licensed bars can be opened till 12 am on New Year.

    Assam: 33rd Guwahati book fair starts from Dec 30

    Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated the book fair which has been organised at a cost of Rs 50 lakh.

    Love Books? Guwahati Book Fair starts on Dec 30

    The fair was slated to be conducted in December 2019 but was postponed to March 2020, due to anti- CAA protests

    Guwahati-Bangalore Special Train on Dec 26

    Passengers were requested to follow the COVID-19 protocols being notified by the state governments before undertaking their journey

    Christmas Eve in Guwahati: Few masses, quieter celebrations

    The streets of Guwahati are exhibiting an array of Christmas items in decorated shops and makeshift kiosks, especially put up for the festive season.

    Rise of Regionalism in Assam? AJP ‘not interested’ in AGP

    The rise of regionalism is here and it’s the only way to get our rights, Lurinjyoti Gogoi said.

    OPINION

    The Identity Quotient

    Of the most valuable contributions to the cultural richness of Assam are the religious and philosophical Zikir and Zari songs

    Sowing the seeds of change

    Inclusion- a feeling many of us take for granted, evokes powerful emotions among the ones left out by society based on lived experience

    Understanding China’s Border Hegemony

    Beijing is acutely aware that a war with China may well be the final nail in the coffin for India’s conception of strategic autonomy

    Opinion: Taking a cue

    The better we cooperate and coordinate, the better we fight the evils in society

    Government must amend India’s Tobacco Control Act

    India has the second-largest number of tobacco users (268 million adults) in the world – of these at least 1.2 million die every year from tobacco-related diseases

    Method to the Madness

    The breaks can be a mid-day snooze or a workout regime, it can be a good movie hour or reading escapade

    About ‘Coronavirus’ & it’s Recommendations

    There are two domains in the S1 subunit which Coronavirus recognize as a variety of host receptors, leading to the viral attachment

    TRENDING

    Section 144 clamped in Shillong; Shops and Markets to remain close on Sundays

    After Assam, the East Khasi Hills district in Meghalaya has imposed some restrictions amid the COVID 19 scare in the state

    ‘Bohag Bihu’ 2021: April 15 declared as closed holiday for Central Govt Employees in Assam

    Central Government Employees Welfare Coordination Committee held a meeting earlier on December 9, 2020, and decided to remove ‘Bohag Bihu’ from the list of holidays for the year 2021

    Assam MP’s nephew passes away; suicide suspected

    Kaushik Oja, also the nephew of Guwahati Lok Sabha MP Queen Oja, allegedly died by suicide in the wee hours of Thursday.

    No ‘Bohag Bihu’ holiday for Central Govt employees: Assam Witnesses Protest

    Central government offices in Assam will not get Bohag Bihu holidays this year and will have to apply for a restricted holiday during the Assamese New Year festival

    ‘Ghost’ inside Assam’s Strong Room? CCTV captured ‘Unusual’ activity

    A team of election officials immediately reached the spot and found that there was a shadow-like object seen moving inside the strong room

    EXCLUSIVE: “Merely Causing Civil Disturbance Without Intention To Commit ‘Terrorist Act’ Will Not Be UAPA Offence”: GHC Upholds Akhil Gogoi’s Bail

    The UAPA Act primarily deals with activities directed against the integrity and sovereignty of India

    Revoke SOP or call off Bihu programmes: Assam Bihu Organizers to Assam Govt

    The members of the Bihu committees urged the government departments to take the responsibility of administrating the SOP at the Bihu events