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Saturday, April 17, 2021


    Fear of Horse Trading: Mahajot Candidates to Stay Together from April 22

    Mahajot’s key ally-the AIUDF’s candidates who were moved to Jaipur last week have also returned to the state on Friday

    Former CBI chief Ranjit Sinha, who tested Covid positive,...

    Officials said that he was confirmed positive for coronavirus on Thursday night and breathed his last on the wee hours of Friday.

    “No Haj without two doses of COVID vaccine”: Haj...

    In 2020, the Haj pilgrimage was out of bounds for the Muslim faithful from India as it occurred during the Covid-19 pandemic in late July

    NEET PG 2021 postponed amid COVID-19 spike, new date...

    The postgraduate medical entrance test is conducted for admission to MD, MS, PG Diploma programmes for the academic session 2021.


    COVID-19: Monuments, museum under Central Govt closed till May 15

    In the last 24 hours, 2,17,353 Covid-related fatalities were reported in the country taking the death toll to 1,73,123.

    Registration for ‘Mini-NRC’ for indigenous Muslims in Assam begins

    While the Muslims constitute 34.22% of Assam’s total population, Assam’s indigenous Muslim population was estimated to be only around 40 lakh

    NE citizens faced racial discrimination amid COVID-19 outbreak: Govt. study

    The study was carried out in six metro cities of Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad

    Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan gifts a masterpiece to Assam on Bihu: Watch Video

    He also remembered his Assam link and said that he was a son in law of the state of Assam

    Breaking | COVID-19 scare: CBSE cancels board exams for 10th, postpones 12th board exams

    Any candidate (class x) who is not satisfied with the marks allocated to him/her on this basis will be given an opportunity to sit in an exam as and when the conditions are conducive to hold the exams

    OIL Takes Over NRL: Holds First Board Meet

    NRL is looking to expand its refining capacity from 3 million tons per annum to 9 million tonnes a year

    Centre bans on-board catering on flights with less than 2 hrs of flying time

    Scheduled international flights have been suspended in India since 23 March 2020, due to the pandemic

    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

    Priyanka Gandhi urges to cancel CBSE class 10, 12 board exams

    Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who is self-isolating at her Delhi home after her husband, Robert Vadra, tested positive for COVID-19, wrote to Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal.

    BREAKING: Tata’s Amalgamated Plantation to continue its Guwahati office

    Recently, ULFA (Independent) asked APPL to relocate its administrative offices to Assam and to recruit only indigenous people

    “Mahajot is trying to create Confusion”: CM Sonowal on Horse-Trading

    Some 20 candidates of the Congress-led alliance of Opposition parties in Assam were shifted to a luxury hotel near Jaipur

    BREAKING: 3 Rhinos Translocated to Manas Tiger Reserve

    The release of flood-rescued and rehabilitated rhinos into Manas Tiger Reserve is a part of the long-term project of IFAW-WTI with AFD and BTR

    Assam Polls: Mahajot Candidates Taken out of State in fear of ‘Horse Trading’?

    The state has recorded an overall 82.04% of votes in the three-phased polls

    Manipur CM Biren Singh announces mass vaccination amid national surge

    The vaccination drive will be initiated as a part of birth anniversary observation of social activist Jyotirao Phule and Dr BR Ambebedkar.

    Himanta ‘Ban’ Relaxation: Priyanka Gandhi questions ECI’s ‘Neutrality’

    On Thursday, after the second phase of polls concluded, a polled EVM was found to be carried in a private vehicle of a BJP candidate

    BREAKING: ECI Suspends Security Official in Assam EVM Controversy

    The Commission has already suspended four Poll officials including the presiding officer responsible for the lapses

    Demand for action against Assam Minister for allegedly threatening scribe goes louder

    Across the state, various journalist unions have demanded his unconditional apology

    Assam Polls: Himanta Biswa Sarma to reveal ‘Startling Facts’ before ECI

    The Commission is, prima facie, of the view that Sarma has violated the provisions of the MCC

    Assam EVM Row: BJP says ‘Good Will’ gesture; Opposition demands Disqualification of Candidate

    BJP said that it was just a goodwill gesture by its leader in Assam to provide a ‘lift’ to the election officials to take the polled EVM to the strong room after the EC vehicle broke down

    CBSE to reconduct practical exams for virus-hit students

    The written exams for CBSE class 10 class 12 board exam candidates are set to commence from May 4, 2021, and will continue till June.

    BREAKING: Priyanka Gandhi’s Assam Rallies Canceled; Came in Contact With Covid 19 Case

    She was scheduled to attend three public rallies on Tuesday in Assam

    BREAKING: Centre Approved Rs 1200 Cr for Assam Highway Projects amidst Poll

    During an election rally in Assam's Dharmapur, the senior BJP leader said road projects worth Rs 2 lakh crore will be completed in Assam

    “Assam will not forgive Ajmal for insulting Gamosa”: PM Modi in Assam

    The PM has been seen wearing the Assamese Gamosa on several occasions

    “Mahajot will be shown Red Card”: PM Modi in Kokrajhar

    PM Modi said that the first phase of state assembly polls has already sealed NDA’s victory in the state once again

    Assam Polls: Bad Weather Forced Rahul Gandhi to Skip Assam Rallies

    The Congress leader, however, still tried to reach out to the voters in the hill districts of Assam through social media and posted a video

    Airports may levy spot fines if COVID-19 rules are violated

    The aviation authority has advised airports to explore the option of taking stricter actions, such as levying a fine, people are found in violation of rules at the premises.

    ECI Seeks Representation from Assam Newspapers over BJP Adv

    State BJP president Ranjeet Dass said that the party would respond to it legally

    Holi becomes a low-key celebration amid coronavirus scare

    Centre asked the states and union territories to consider imposing local restrictions due to the festivals and limit or do away with mass gatherings for effective control of the pandemic

    “BJP’s Double Engine Govt is Useless”: RJD Leader Tejashwi Yadav in Assam

    The former deputy chief minister of Bihar claimed that the saffron party practises the politics of hate

    Color your heart with compassion; Keep animals safe this Holi

    Though we are excited for the prospect of throwing colours on each others, pets, stray animals present outside detest getting hit with these balloons and colors.

    ‘God of cricket’ Sachin Tendulkar tests positive for COVID-19, goes into home quarantine

    Sachin revealed that all his family members with him have tested negative and are taking proper care

    Holi Special Train Between Guwahati and Kolkata Announced

    Services of MEMU passenger special train running between Sonpur and Katihar extended

    President Ram Nath Kovind admitted to hospital following chest pain; condition stable

    Reportedly, the hospital authorities have said that the president is undergoing routine check-ups and is kept under observation.

    “Will Bring Law to Stop Land Jihad”: Amit Shah at Assam Poll Rally

    He also reiterated BJP’s promise of granting schedule tribe (ST) status to Assam’s six ethnic groups and 10 lakh jobs for the youths of the state

    COVID-19: 2nd wave expected to reach peak by mid-April in India

    The report from SBI comes at a time when Maharashtra, Punjab, Kerala, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, and Gujarat have reported a surge in daily COVID-19 cases.

    Bharat Bandh on March 26; Farmers union calls for nationwide shutdown

    The nationwide shutdown will start at 6 am and it will be in force up to 6 pm across the country on Friday, which marks four months of the farmer agitation.

    Banks to remain close for 7 days from March 27 to April 4

    The bank will continue their services only for two days between March 27 and April 4 that is on March 30 and April 3.

    25 kg of smuggled foreign-marked gold from Guwahati seized in Hyderabad

    Three persons have been arrested in connection to the matter

    Social Activists Medha Patkar, Sandeep Pandey Campaign for Jailed Akhil Gogoi

    Patkar echoed the jailed leader and asked the people of Assam to choose their leaders wisely

    “Not ‘Mahajot’, It’s ‘Mahajhooth'”: PM Modi slams Congress in Assam

    PM Modi said that the state’s tea garden workers were the biggest victims of the Congress regime in Assam.

    Amir Khan tests positive for COVID-19; under home quarantine

    The actor is currently working on his film ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’, an official remake of Tom Hanks starrer Gump.

    Watch 5 films on LGBTQ+ with Five Films For Freedom

    The festival has included an Indian film – ‘Bodies of Desire’, directed by Varsha Panikar and Saad Nawab, to feature in the Five Films For Freedom.

    BREAKING: ECI Bans Bike Rallies in Poll-Bound Assam

    The ECI has also asked the CEO Assam to inform all concerned stakeholders including candidates, political parties

    “Will Create Reservoirs to Solve Flood Problem in Assam”: Amit Shah in Majuli

    He reiterated that it was the BJP led government that has given Majuli a district status

    BREAKING: Rahul Gandhi Releases Congress Manifesto; Says it People’s Manifesto

    Earlier the day, Gandhi met the oil workers at Digboi Oil Refinery and heard out their concerns

    “If a Chai Wala Won’t Understand Your Pain Then Who Will?”: PM Modi

    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday announced that Congress will hike the daily wage of the workers to Rs 365 within six hours of coming into power in Assam

    Assam Polls: Rahul Gandhi ‘Guarantees’ of Rs 365 Daily Wage for Tea Workers within 6 hours of Assuming Power

    In the House of 126 in Assam, votes of tea garden workers work as a deciding factor in some 40-42 seats in Assam

    “BJP has no ‘Himmat’ to talk to youth on jobs, economic crisis”: Rahul Gandhi in Assam

    Gandhi will address three rallies in the poll-bound state starting Friday and release the party manifesto on Saturday

    Assam Polls: Over 100 Crorepatis in First Phase Poll Fray

    Amongst the candidates in fray for the first phase, SUCI (C) candidate from Naoboicha- Anupam Chutia has the lowest assets of Rs 15 thousand

    Assam Polls: Randeep Singh Surjewala asks PM Modi to clear stand on CAA

    The Congress leader questioned the Modi government’s intention when the latter has brought CAA

    Assam Polls: PM Modi has a ‘Dil Ka Connection’ with Assam; Here’s what it’s

    Chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that this poll season has become a celebration of fast development that people have witnessed in the last few years

    “Ram is our Culture”: Yogi Adityanath in Assam

    Yogi said during his visit to Kamakhya temple on Wednesday, everyone in the temple was chanting ‘Jai Sree Ram’

    Assam Polls: ECI orders CID probe in Ajmal’s ‘doctored’ video case

    The ECI move came in reply to activist Saket Gokhale who had filed a plea with the poll body over the mass sharing of the video

    CBI books 23 persons in recruitment scam; search conducted in 30 locations including Guwahati, Jorhat

    As many as six army personnel of Lieutenant Colonel Rank have also been named as accused in the case.

    BREAKING: ULFA (I) Demands PM Modi’s Apology for Remarks on Lachit Borphukan

    PM Modi in his speech during the launch of Amrit Mahotsav to celebrate 75 years of India’s Independence in Ahmedabad mentioned Borphukan as one of the greatest freedom fighters from Assam

    ECI to nullify result if maximum votes are for NOTA: SC seeks reply

    Acting on a petition, the apex court sends notices to both ECI and Centre.

    PM Modi ‘Goof Up’: Dubs Ahom General Lachit Borphukan as ‘freedom fighter’; Opposition Takes a Jibe

    The Ahom general had died on April 25, 1672, two centuries before the starting of India’s freedom struggle

    Assam Polls: BJP Accelerates Campaign; Party Top Guns Making Beeline to Assam

    Shah will come back again on March 17 to campaign for chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal and others

    Ajmal Video Row: Twitter suspends LRO Account

    Though the reason behind, Twitter deleting LRO’s account was yet to be known, the group said it will move to court against Twitter India

    ECI doubles broadcast time for political parties in 4 poll-bound states, UT

    The ECI informed that the broadcast time will be available only to the National Parties and recognised State Parties.

    Seamless transport to benefit India-Bangladesh: World Bank report

    The report noted that Bangladesh’s export to India could increase by 182% and India’s exports to Bangladesh by 126% if the two countries signed a free trade agreement.

    BREAKING: 4.7 Magnitude Earthquake hits Manipur border

    Earlier an earthquake of magnitude 3.5 hit Himachal Pradesh’s Chamba during afternoon

    BREAKING: Prafulla Mahanta not to contest in Assam Polls

    Mahanta was denied the ticket to contest from Barhampur– the seat he has been representing since 1985

    Golaghat: A Battle of Turncoats

    In 2016, Neog had won from Golaghat with 73,862 votes as a Congress candidate while Saikia who was in BJP then came second with 68, 649 votes

    Women’s Day: PM Modi buys ‘Gamusa’ from Assam Women SHG

    Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal retweeted PM Modi’s tweet and wrote, "A moment of great pride and massive honour to Assam's #NariShakti.Thank you @narendramodi ji."

    Himanta Biswa translates book on Amit Shah; Released today

    The book recorded the journey of Amit Shah, who began his political career as a BJP karyakarta to become the national president of the BJP

    3 regional parties from Bihar to contest in Assam Assembly election

    Bihar’s three regional parties – JD (U), RLSP and BJD are likely to contest election in Assam Assembly Elections.

    BREAKING: NIA charge-sheeted 3 NDFB(S) militants in Adl SP Gulzar Hussain ambush case

    Two other NDFB cadres who were involved in the crime have been already killed in separate encounters

    Meghalaya becomes India’s first state to approve a health policy

    Meghalaya government has also planned to set up a state public health authority to oversee the implementation of this policy

    BREAKING: BJP declares 70 candidates for Assam Polls; Former CM Prafulla Mahanta left out

    AGP had contested in 27 seats in 2016 but this time they have given up the Patacharkuchi seat for BJP’s state president Ranjeet Kumar Dass

    CBSE releases revised date sheet for class 10, 11, 12 board exam

    The board examinations, which are scheduled to begin from May 4, will end on June 7 for class 10 students and June 11 for class 12 students.

    BREAKING: Ahead of polls, BJP’s ally AGP splits over CAA; AGP (Progressive) to contest polls

    Significantly, the decision of renewing the AGP (P) front came at a time when reports were making rounds that the BJP candidates’ list may not include Mahanta.

    West Bengal Polls: CM Mamata Banerjee to contest from high-profile Nandigram seat

    CM Banerjee will be heading to Nandigram on March 9 and on March 10, she will file the nomination at Haldia.

    SSR death case: NCB files chargesheet; Rhea Chakraborty named

    NCB has named Rhea Chakraborty, her brother Showik Chakraborty, Sushant’s house help and several drug peddlers in the case.

    COVID-19: Centre issues new guidelines for malls, restaurants, religious places

    This new guidelines directed by the Centre have come into effect from March 1 itself.

    26 Assam Muslim women in ‘D-voter’ list: SC seeks reply from Centre, Assam Govt & ECI

    The implication of 'D' mark against an individual's name in the voter list is far-reaching and includes the denial of basic human rights

    Use of PM Modi’s photo in petrol pump hoardings violates Model code of conduct: ECI

    In Assam, the 2021 Legislative Assembly election is scheduled to be held from March 27 to April 6 in three phases.

    Assembly Polls: PM Modi to address 20 rallies in WB, 6 in Assam

    The rallies are planned in such a way that all the 23 districts of West Bengal and 33 districts of Assam will be covered in these rallies.

    “BJP lacks guts to talk about CAA”: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in Assam

    She urged the voters to ask the right questions and to identify those leaders who had promised them a lot but did nothing in the last five years

    ECI removed over 1lakh Banners & Posters of Pol Parties in Assam

    On Monday, the CEO, Assam held an interaction with all the recognized political parties on the new expenditure monitoring measures

    PM Modi takes first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS New Delhi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi took his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Monday morning at AIIMS New Delhi.

    BREAKING: ECI ‘Suspended’ Transfers of Assam Top Cops

    The ECI order came after it found the Assam government issuing the transfer orders of these police officials, hours after the Commission announced the poll dates

    Issue license to tobacco retailers: NLSIU report

    Titled as, “Framework for Implementation of Tobacco Vendor Licensing in India”, the report put forward a model vendor licensing framework.

    BJP is a ‘Divisive’ force: Tejashwi Yadav in Guwahati

    He said his party would also campaign in West Bengal and Kerala against the BJP

    Tejashwi’s Mission Assam: RJD holds talks with Congress and others

    RJD has also been maintaining a close term with BJP’s former alliance in the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) –Hagrama Mohilary led Bodoland Peoples’ Front (BPF).

    Centre announces new social media rules to curb misuse

    The guidelines come in the backdrop of allegations that social media platforms were being used to spread fake news, broadcast unethical content.

    Assam Polls: Amit Shah terms Assam’s new Regional Fronts as ‘Parties of Agitators’

    Shah went further and challenged the Congress party to furnish a report card of their works in the state

    BREAKING: Assam declared as ‘Disturbed Area’ for next 6 Months

    The AFSPA empowers the security forces to conduct operations and arrest anyone anywhere without prior notice

    ECI to hold meeting to finalise upcoming Assembly elections of 5 states

    The terms of the legislative assemblies of five poll bound states – Assam, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerela and Puducherry will come to an end either in May or in June this year.

    Assam Polls: Congress Collects 1 Lakh Anti-CAA Gamosas

    Congress said that it would be able to complete its target of collecting 50 lakh Gamosas within a few more days

    IIT Guwahati Researchers Develop Eco-friendly Cookstoves

    The newly developed PRBs can be effectively used for fuels like LPG, biogas and kerosene for domestic as well as commercial use

    ‘Create Autonomous State for Karbis’: JACAS reminds HM Shah

    Shah is slated to declare the signing of a peace accord with the groups in a mass rally at Dengaon in Karbi Anglong on February 25

    Firing between BSF Guwahati Jawans and Cattle Smugglers in WB

    This was the second incident of firing between cattle smugglers and BSF in the area since December last year

    BREAKING: ECI deploys Central Police Forces in poll-bound Assam

    The practice of deploying CPFs has been going on since late 1980s

    “Will Make Web-Series on Lachit Borphukan”: Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi

    He added that he along with his family would visit Majuli somewhere next year and would spend some time on the island

    PM Modi to launch a slew of projects in Assam, West Bengal on Feb 22

    PM Modi will dedicate to the nation important projects of oil and gas sector at an event in Assam’s Silapathar in Dhemaji in the morning.

    BJP leader Pamela Goswami caught with cocaine in Kolkata

    Reportedly, around 100 gm of cocaine worth lakhs of rupees was found in her handbag and other parts of the car she was travelling in.

    Assam Polls: Congress tossed six CAA questions for PM Modi

    APCC started its anti CAA gamosa collection drive starting from the family of 17 years Sam Stafford who was the youngest to be killed during the anti CAA protests in the state

    Indian-American Swati Mohan leads NASA rover to land on Mars

    Swati Mohan has been associated with the Perseverance Rover since its inception, and was working on the project for over seven years.

    Change of Guards in BSF Guwahati: Sanjay Singh Gehlot takes over

    Gehlot emphasized the necessity of effective Border Management to prevent trans-border crimes


    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


    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

    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

    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.

    ‘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