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Sunday, January 17, 2021


    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...

    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...

    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.

    GHC Seeks State Govt’s Answer on ‘Harassment’ Meted Out to Non-Covid Patients

    Debabrata Saikia in his petition said that many hospitals in Assam had been turning critically ill patients away due to non-production of COVID-19 certificate.

    Lockdown force four cinema halls in Guwahati to shut down

    The halls in the city have not yet reopened as the owners have to undergo massive loss, they decided to shut the halls.

    Assam: Huge cache of drugs seized; 2 apprehended

    The accused identified as Mujjamil Husain of Karimganj was apprehended with 30 soap cases containing suspected heroin concealed in a bag.

    Assam: Kamrup (M) dist magistrate declares parts of city as ‘Protected Areas’

    Violation of this order by any person shall be liable to be punished under Sub-Section (5) of Section 8 F of the Assam Maintenance of Public Order Act, 1947.

    Assam: Kamrup (M) DC takes stock of road accidents

    The meeting was presided by deputy commissioner Biswajeet Pegu and chairman of DRSC Kamrup (M) and was attended by other dignitaries.

    Assam journalist Gautam Hazarika goes ‘missing’

    Gautam Hazarika, who worked in a local media, left his residence here in Guwahati on Saturday morning and did not return.

    Guwahati To Get Piped Cooking Gas by 2021

    In two Kamrup districts, at least 3 lakh connections will be provided

    Hookah Bars in Guwahati Ordered to Close Down

    It further added that the GMC would not entertain further renewal or issuance of trade license for Hookah Bar within the city area

    Assam: Dr B Barooah Cancer Institute to get child cancer services

    The proposed project will involve construction of a seven storied building at an estimated cost of Rs 73.78 crore

    Guwahati: Indian Army conducts recruitment rally for women

    The rally has been conducted for all women candidates from all Northeastern States in addition to West Bengal and Orissa.

    IITG start-up develops AI-based Multilingual Smartphone Application for Farmers

    Some of the major breakthroughs were a precise prediction of BLIGHT IN POTATO and TEA MOSQUITO BUG, along with WATER STRESS in winter crops

    Assam journalist stabbed while attempting to save nurse

    The attacker, identified as Pankaj Baishya who is an employee of JMCH, was nabbed by the police and interrogations are underway.

    Guwahati: National Data Centre to be established soon at Amingaon

    Led by Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal the National Data Centre is soon to be practically released with the performance of Bhoomi Pooja.

    Assam: Guwahati gets Northeast’s first breast milk bank

    In a first of its kind in the northeast, the region got its first breast milk bank at the Satribari Christian Hospital in Guwahati.

    Guwahati: BMS College professor dies by suicide in city

    The deceased has been identified as Rajib Lochan Dutta from BMS College in Suwalkuchi. He was professor of the History department.

    Guwahati: CID seizes drugs at Hatigaon; 2 apprehended

    Two accused were apprehended in connection with the case. The accused were identified as Sultan Ali and Abbash Ali of Jhargaon in Udalguri.

    Guwahati: Dead body discovered in Patharquary, murder suspected

    Munna Ali, who was a mason by profession, was found dead by the locals near Magazine road area in Patharquary.

    IIT Guwahati develops method to ‘harvest’ drinking water from air

    With increasing water scarcity throughout the world, there have been attempts to collect and conserve water through non-traditional means

    Law college principal arrested in sexual harassment case

    After producing him before a local court here, Kundu was sent to 14 days of judicial custody

    Guwahati: Planetarium to reopen for visitors on Dec 6

    Norms of social distancing and all other protocols mandated by the government for the COVID-19 pandemic will strictly be maintained.

    Guwahati: GMCH sets up first-ever eye bank in Northeast

    Assam health minister himanta Biswa Sarma will be inaugurating the eye bank soon. However, the inauguration date has not yet been fixed.

    Assam: Woman faces brutal harassment from husband in Maligaon

    After the Tinsukia woman, a new case of domestic violence has come to light. A woman in Maligaon was allegedly harassed by her husband.

    BREAKING: Penalty for sale and use of plastic bags in Guwahati now

    Kamrup (Metro) administration observed that the shops as well as the general public, are still using and selling carry bags and dumping in the drains

    Assam: Dead body of a woman discovered in Ulubari

    The victim was identified as Anajuma Bibi and her body was found lying under the bed, wrapped in a blanket in Bibi’s residence.

    BREAKING: WCCB & Forest Dept make India’s biggest haul of ‘Sea fans’ in Guwahati

    Besides sea fan, deer musks, porcupine spikes, body parts of monitor lizard and other unidentified animals were also seized

    Assam: All girls bike rally held to mark World Aids Day

    Themed as ‘Global Solidarity, Shared Responsibility’, the rally was aimed at breaking taboos about HIV positives

    Harmful MgCO3 in Pan Masalas? GHC asks Assam Govt to move Food Safety Appellate Tribunal

    Studies have found that the presence of MgCO3 in pan masala makes it a stimulator in causing cardiac arrest and cancer

    Guwahati gets first potable drinking water supply

    The project, implemented with a total cost of Rs 407.52 crores, has the capacity of providing water connections to 50,000 households

    BREAKING: JEE scam prime accused Pradeep Kumar sent to police custody

    The JEE exam scam came to light following an audio clip of a phone call conversation went viral

    IIT Guwahati signs MOU with IIT-BHU to offer joint Doctoral Programmes

    The idea of the joint PhD programme was proposed by Professor Sitharam of IIT-G at the 53rd IIT Council Meeting held in September last year.

    Guwahati: Speeding truck kills traffic constable in Basistha Chariali

    A traffic constable of Basistha police station was killed in an accident on Thursday night after he was hit by a truck near Basistha Chariali

    BREAKING: CID seized 9600 bottles of cough syrup from Beharbari

    The estimated market value of the seized consignment of prohibited cough syrup was estimated around Rs. 30 lakhs

    Assam observes Samvidhan Divas

    On November 26, 1949, the Constituent Assembly of India adopted the Constitution of India, which came into effect from January 26, 1950

    Himanta Biswa Sarma recalls his Congress days with Tarun Gogoi

    Known as dearer of Tarun Gogoi once, Sarma joined BJP in August 2015 after a political tussle between the two

    Tarun Gogoi’s last rites: Where will it happen?

    The Kamrup metro district administration was unable to point out any piece of land within the city area till filling of this report

    IIT Guwahati scientists develop advanced free-space communication system

    IIT Guwahati researchers have, for the first time, used orthogonal spatial light modes called Zernike modes to encode the data and to transmit the same

    Guwahati hospital performs complex Cardiac Surgery

    The patient, a 33-year-old lady from Arunachal Pradesh presented with heavy chest pain and breathing difficulty

    Tarun Gogoi is ‘extremely critical’: Prayers pour in from all over the country

    Well-wishers cutting across religious lines are praying for the speedy recovery of Tarun Gogoi

    DJ Brahmin held for alleged drugs smuggling

    Assam Police said that the drugs were concealed in a black color music speaker

    Ban on sale of gutka, pan masala extended in Assam? Demand goes louder

    In Assam, smokeless tobacco users are three times that of smoked tobacco users

    Assam: Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati adorned in Gold

    The dome was unveiled during a small ceremony inside the temple premise in view of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

    Guwahati: Gandhi Mandap to go blue on November 20

    Gandhi Mandap in Guwahati will be lit up in blue on the occasion of World’s Children Day on November 20 under the #GOBlue campaign

    Assam: 1 arrested in connection with local scribe attack

    The accused, identified as Diganta Das was absconding ever since the incident. Acting on a tip-off, police officials arrested Das.

    Guwahati photographer Himadri Bhuyan wins ‘Night Sky Award’ at ILPOTY

    Bhuyan becomes the first Indian to have clinched the spot for a photo that is from India. He captured a photo of the night sky in Meghalaya.

    Assam: 11 ‘fake’ army jawans arrested near Guwahati Airport

    The imposters were masquerading as army officials carrying fake identity cards and wearing camouflaged uniforms.

    Guwahati: Kamrup (M) issues guidelines for Chhath Puja

    Ahead of the Chhath Puja celebrations, the Kamrup (M) district administration has issued guideline for Chhath Puja celebrations in Guwahati

    IIT-G scientists make breakthrough in developing Catalytic systems for Biofuel & Lactic Acid Production

    The conversion of valuable intermediates such as glycerol and ethanol, produced during the processing of biomass, into industrially useful chemicals has elicited much interest worldwide.

    Guwahati: Regional Science Centre reopens for visitors on Nov 10

    The centre has been shut since a nationwide lockdown was imposed in March to contain the spread of COID-19 pandemic.

    Guwahati: Multi-level car parking inaugurated at Kamakhya Temple

    The project, under the ‘Prasad’ scheme, is being implemented by the Assam Tourism Development Corporation (ATDC)

    Woman found dead in city under mysterious condition

    The woman was found dead inside the washroom of her own residence in the city’s Pilingkata area

    Total ban on firecrackers in Guwahati: Green-crakers for rest of Assam

    Except for Guwahati, in other areas, only green crackers can be sold and bursting is allowed only for two hours during Deepawali

    IIT-G Prof Biman B Mandal awarded SwarnaJayanti fellowship

    Mandal was awarded in the category of “Life Science”, for his notable research in the area of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

    Govt prohibits bursting of crackers within 500 m of Guwahati Refinery

    Only green fire crackers is allowed to burst in the non-prohibited areas between 8 pm and 10 pm on Diwali, as per the Supreme Court order.

    Assam: Section 144 imposed in West Guwahati

    The order by DC office has prohibited the assembly of more than 5 persons in Bharalumukh, Fatasil, Ambari, Gorchuk, Jalukbari and Azara Police Station

    Srimanta Sankaredeva Kalakshetra to reopen on Nov 9

    Government has taken a decision to set up five mini Kalakshetras, one each at Dibrugarh, Diphu, Kokrajhar, Silchar and Delhi.

    Benz buses roll on Assam roads: ASTC bus service for patients in Mumbai soon

    Sonowal said that the Benz buses inducted in ASTC need to be looked after to sustain their good services for a long

    Special task force to monitor vegetable, edible oil prices in Guwahati

    The task is being led by a team of officers from both by Food and Civil Supplies and Assam Police under the leadership of Executive Magistrate, Jituraj Gogoi (ACS) and Srabana Sonowal (ACS).

    Himanta Biswa Sarma launches caisson Foundation of Guwahati-North Guwahati Bridge over Brahmaputra

    The 8.3 km bridge will be built with the cost of Rs 2,600 crore. And it will likely be completed by August 2023.

    BREAKING: CM Sonowal visits Tarun Gogoi at GMCH

    On Wednesday, former CM Tarun Gogoi released an audio clip seeking blessing and love from the people of the state

    Guwahati press club condemns the arrest of Arnab Goswami

    Members of the GPC executive committee urged the Maharashtra Government and the Mumbai Police to ensure that the senior journalist is treated fairly without a prejudiced mindset

    Tarun Gogoi sends audio message from GMCH ICU: Listen Here

    Gogoi, re-admitted to GMCH on Sunday due to breathing problems, was reportedly improving and currently out of danger

    Ambassador of Israel to India visits Tech City

    Tech City is in the process of development as a one-of-a-kind IT and Electronics Hub in the city of Guwahati

    Tiwa groups demand for exclusion from State Capital Region

    The delegation demanded inclusion of 124 Tiwa villages under the jurisdiction of Tiwa Autonomous Council

    Former CM Tarun Gogoi out of danger: GMCH officials

    GMCH officials said that Gogoi’s health condition has improved to some extend and he has been removed from the non-invasive ventilator.

    Tarun Gogoi suffering post-Covid issues: Admitted to GMCH again

    The octogenarian former chief minister was admitted to the GMCH on August 26 after he tested positive for Covid19

    Massive fire broke out at Pandu Market; at least 14 shops ravaged

    A short circuit is suspected to be the reason behind the fire; however, the exact cause is yet to be determined.

    Minor Girl Rescued & Narcotics Seized in Guwahati

    She stated that she ran away from her home at Bijoynagar, under Kamrup (Metro) district

    JEE Exam Scam: One More Held; More Arrests Soon

    The owner of a coaching institute had allegedly provided a ‘proxy’ for the accused student to score 99.8% of marks in the JEE exam

    Assam: Black market of stamp paper emerges in city

    The stamp paper of Rs 1, Rs 2, Rs 5, Rs 10, Rs 20 and Rs 50 have all become a scarce asset in the premises of the Deputy Commissioner’s court it the city.

    Assam: AAP stage protest against skyrocketing prices of vegetables

    The members of the party demanded rollback of the hike and gave government a period of 15 days to curb the issue.

    Amrit Cement gives away Healthy Puja Awards

    The award was Amrit Cement’s attempt to recognize the Durga Puja committees which have adhered to all the ‘safety’ protocols needed for Covid19

    Pabindra Nath Sarma and Kunjabala Devi Memorial Journalism award announced

    The awards instituted in the memory of Late Pabindra Nath Sarma, freedom fighter and his wife Late Kunjabala Devi carries a cash award of Rs 30,000 each and a citation

    Gauhati University to conduct BBA examination offline from Nov 6

    GU has issued a notice stating that all examinations to be held after November 1 will be conducted only in offline mode.

    Assam girl Priyanshi Bora conferred with state record for Hula Hooping

    The 10-year-old, made to the Assam Books of Record (ABR) by Hula Hooping continuously for 39:14:06 minutes with a total of 5005 spins.

    Make in India: IIT Guwahati develops Low-Cost tech to produce Anti-aging compounds from Agricultural resources

    The developed technology will support the “Make in India” initiative

    Liquor shops from Bharalumukh to Jalukbari to remain closed on Oct 27

    Liquor shops at AT Road from Adabari covering Maligaon-Pandu area will remain closed in pursuance of the durga idol immersion process.


    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

    Communication and ‘Mitigated Speech’ in COVID affected World

    “Mitigated speech” is inherent in communication between subordinates and the superiors, especially in Asian cultures like ours

    Turning Crisis into Opportunity: Kanyaka, Pabhoi Greens way

    Pabhoi Greens also produces around 300 metric tonnes of pure organic vermicompost manure along with neem-based biopesticides

    Many Unanswered Questions Plumed in the Smoke of Baghjan Blaze

    Oil and Petroleum Ministry needs to keenly observe the nexus of corrupt oil officials and insurance companies, where there is suspicion


    ‘ST status granted to six communities of Assam’: JP Nadda ‘goof-up’ in Silchar

    The CCTOA has been objecting to the demands of granting ST status to the six communities

    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

    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.

    62 Bangladeshis held along Indo-Bangla border since 2019: BSF

    Over 44,645 cattle heads and 47,940 bottles of Phensedyl cough syrup were seized too

    Sports promote peace and positivity in society: CM Sonowal

    The Chief Minister also presented the champions trophy to Prag News which won the final match by defeating Asomiya Pratidin team.

    ‘Save Laika-Dadhia dwellers’: Debabrata Saikia writes to NHRC

    Rehabilitation of these forest villagers – mostly flood-hit – has been a long-pending issue since 1986