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    Zubeen Attack Case: Prime accused arrested

    On Wednesday night, the singer was verbally abused by a group of people in the city’s Ganeshguri area.

    Zubeen Attack Case: Prime accused arrested

    On Wednesday night, the singer was verbally abused by a group of people in the city’s Ganeshguri area

    Independence Day 2020: Movement of individuals relaxed

    This year, State’s capital Guwahati will celebrate the 74th year of freedom at the historic Judge Field as the playground of College of Veterinary Science at Khanapara has been converted into a COVID Care Centre.

    AS-CFMS called for extensive use of online transaction of...

    Sonowal said that the department has created a platform and transparent system for handling and regulating the financial transactions

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    BREAKING: Four held with Arms & Ammo in City

    Security has been tightened up in the city and state ahead of the Independence Day as ULFA (Independent) has called Independence Day boycott

    Guwahati now has an Automated Early Warning System to predict Urban Flood

    With its launch on Thursday, Guwahati became the third city in the country to have a flood warning system

    COVID-19: Night curfew timing changed; inter-district movement from August 16

    Assam Chief Secretary Kumar Sanjay Krishna said that the latest modification order shall come into force with effect from 5 AM of August 16 and remain valid till 9:30 PM of August 31.

    Divide Dima Hasao: Cry for non-Dimasa district goes louder

    Significantly, the IPF has intensified its demand right after the Assam Council of Minister’s decision to upgrade the Bajali sub-division as a new district.

    Racket In GMCH Duping Patients: FIR Lodged

    The hospital authority with the help of the minor has already identified the fraud and shared his image with the police

    Poor peasant leaders cry for help to release its chief Akhil Gogoi

    Akhil Gogoi, one of the key anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act protesters, has been languishing in Guwahati Central Jail since December 12.

    Who is an ‘Assamese’? In Assam, the definition of Assamese stirred a hornet’s nest

    The high-level committee in its report defined that anyone living in the state before 1951 and their descendants should be treated as Assamese indigenous

    Once A Friend, Now A Foe: Zubeen Garg Abused & Attacked in City

    The singer has been criticised by many in the state for allegedly shifting his sides and taking favour from the same state government

    Assam Govt on Right Track to Implement ‘Clause 6’ of Assam Accord: Himanta Biswa Sarma

    The AASU, a signatory of the Assam Accord, alleged that despite the high-level committee had submitted its report to the Union Home Ministry some five months back, the Centre was sitting idle on it

    Meet Simba! The New boy in the Town

    The Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden (popularly known as Guwahati Zoo) is the largest of its kind in the North East region

    BREAKING: Assam Govt bars Private Practice For Government Doctors Till October 2020

    Sources said the move came in light of the severe shortage of staff in the light of the coronavirus outbreak

    BREAKING: Four Assam Police personnel awarded Home Minister’s medal for excellence

    The award was started in 2018 with an objective to promote high professional standards of investigation of crime and to recognize such excellence

    Assam Accord Clause 6: Sonowal is fooling around; blamed Tarun Gogoi

    The AASU alleged that despite the high-level committee had submitted its report some five months back, the Centre was sitting idle on it

    Actor Jatin Bora likely to rejoin BJP

    A highly placed source of the BJP on Wednesday said that the actor recently tendered an apology to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh for his resignation and expressed his keenness to the saffron.

    ULFA(I), NSCN calls Independence Day Boycott

    The outfits have also blamed the Centre for mishandling the COVID 19 situation and of the current Indo-Sino conflict situation

    Defence Acquisition Council approves procurement proposal worth Rs 8,722.38

    Post Certification 70 Basic Trainer Aircraft will be initially procured from HAL and balance 36 after operationalisation of HTT-40 fleet in IAF.

    BREAKING: 166 Cattle Seized in Dhubri

    Dhubri police also thanked BSF personnel who helped in the operation

    CM Sonowal reassures implementation of Clause 6

    Sonowal said, “The present State Government is committed to ensure implementation of clause 6 of the Assam Accord in letter and spirit. The State Government is taking sincere steps to make the State free from illegal foreigners.”

    BREAKING: Five Congress MLAs Resign In Manipur

    They had skipped the one day special session on Monday leading the of BJP-led N Biren Singh government to win a facile vote of confidence

    NHRC asks police commissioner to submit report on minor assault case

    A specially-abled minor boy was brutally beaten by the police in the Bharalumukh area of Guwahati on July 23.

    Judges’ Field to relive I-Day celebration after a Decade

    Guwahati: The historic Judges’ field will host the Independence Day celebration this week almost after 12 years. The state government has decided...

    AASU makes public Confidential Report On Clause 6 Of Assam Accord

    The AASU said nobody knows where the report is now; whether it was submitted to the Home Ministry or still lying in the chief minister’s office at Dispur.

    Hip Hip Hurray! People of Bajali thank Assam cabinet and say wishes fulfilled

    Notably, the Assam Council of Ministers on July 10 decided to upgrade the Bajali sub-division as a full-fledged district curbing out from western Assam’s Barpeta district.

    Satradhikar Narayan Chandra Goswami no more

    According to a source, the Satradhikar was undergoing treatment for liver ailments for a few months.

    Rape accused lynched in Meghalaya

    The accused had allegedly raped a minor on August 5 while the matter came to light, on Saturday when the victim revealed about the incident to her parents

    Assam Asst prof booked for Facebook post on Ram

    Sen had written the alleged post on August 5, the day of the bhoomi pujan ceremony for the Ram temple in Ayodhya

    Bajali bids farewell to Barpeta, becomes district

    The government of Assam on Monday upgraded the Bajali Sub-Division of western Assam’s Barpeta district to a full-fledged district with creation of 10 officer posts and 85 other posts.

    AASU will help BJP returning to power in 2021 assembly elections: Ajit Bhuyan

    Bhuyan said, "They (AASU leaders) have neither consented to the Morcha’s proposal for a formal meeting nor replied to the letter sent to them. AASU will simply help the ruling BJP returning to power in the 2021 assembly elections.”

    GU student Dipjyoti Gogoi arrested for posting ‘fake photo’ granted bail

    Gogoi landed in controversy after he had allegedly attempted to cheat people out of their hard-earned money through social media

    BREAKING: Former President Pranab Mukherjee tests COVID-19 positive

    Pranab Mukherjee served as the 13th president of India between 2012 and 2017

    Assam Governor administers oath to APSC member and State Information Commissioner

    Debeswar Malakar is the new member of the Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) and Samudra Gupta Kashyap is the State Information Commissioner

    Mumbai based two female entrepreneurs from NE felicitated with Mahatma Gandhi National Award 2020

    All total 14 personalities from various parts of the country were felicitated with the award, who are working in the field of Humanity, Peace and Brotherhood

    Returning from Guwahati in a Jiffy? Skip Your Quarantine

    The state government has made it mandatory for the air passengers to undergo Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) immediately on their arrival

    IIT Guwahati, RR Animal Healthcare jointly develop affordable Covid-19 diagnostic kits

    IIT Guwahati has become the first institute in the country to demonstrate an efficient model to develop import-substitute COVID-19 kits.

    BREAKING: Assam Police Chief Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta tests COVID 19 Positive

    Mahanta has been traveling across the state recently as the state government has been renovating the police stations of the state under MOITRI scheme

    Around 40 lakh underprivileged people will face famine in Assam: CITU

    The Centre of Indian Trade Union Congress said, "We have been demanding the state government of Assam to release Rs 7,500 as pandemic relief to those workers of the unorganised sectors."

    Breaking: Huge Cache of Arms and Ammo Seized

    Assam Police in a series of counter terrorism operations seized a large numbers of arms and ammunition from Kokrajhar and Darrang districts

    Assam does Delhi model: Provides pulse oximeters and medicines for the home isolation patients

    Sarma informed that the health department has already activated telemedicine service for the Covid 19 patients through 104

    Second attempt to cap gas well at Baghjan fails; Oil says next attempt soon

    The PSU major’s malfunctioning well has been spewing gas for more than 70 days since May 27 and it caught fire on June 9, killing two of OIL’s fire-fighters at the site.

    Prime accused of the Tinsukia journalist murder case arrested

    Journalist Bijendeep Tanti was found dead in his office in Assam’s Tinsukia district on Saturday.

    Oil authority is forcing us to continue struggling in the relief camps: Baghjan victims

    Hundreds of Baghjan victims on Sunday marched towards the office premises of the Tinsukia district’s deputy commissioner with an aim to stage a protest. However, the Baghjan police prevented them from marching ahead.

    Shiladitya Dev in trouble; two FIRs lodged against the BJP’s Hojai MLA

    Recently, Dev alleged that noted Assamese literary figure Late Syed Abdul Malik was an ‘intellectual jihadi’.

    Sonowal asks DCs to survey government lands to figure out encroachment

    As a part of the chief minister’s directive, the deputy commissioners of all the 33 districts of the state will be asked to carry out an exhaustive survey of all the government lands to figure out the lands that are under illegal encroachment at the moment

    Gauhati University has no decision to discontinue existing courses: GU authority

    Secretary of University Classes, GU, Prof Dilip Bora said, “There is no such notification to discontinue any of the existing course provided by the Gauhati University.”

    GMC lifts stray cattle; asks owners to collect from Jalukbari pound at Rs 500

    "The cattle will be released after the owners pay a fine of Rs 500 against per cattle. Otherwise, the cattle will be auctioned if no claim is made within seven days,” the GMC said.

    AXX, Congress leader slam BJP MLA Shiladitya Dev for defaming Syed Abdul Malik

    GUWAHATI: The Axom Xahitya Xabha, Assam Pradesh Congress Committee and other indigenous organisations of the state on Sunday condemned ruling BJP’s Hojai...

    Assam Governor steers development in BTAD

    It may be noted that as the Governor Prof. Jagdish Mukhi took over the administration after the expiry of the term of the BTC on April 27 this year, he has taken a proactive role in spearheading the socio-economic development of the BTAD.

    Covid-19: Positivity rate comes down from 18 to 4.5 per cent in Guwahati

    Till Saturday, there were altogether 57,714 Covid-19 positive cases in the state out of which 40,591 positive patients were discharged from various hospitals of the state.

    Once upon a time in Guwahati, Zubeen opposed CAA; Now crying for jati & mati after Sonowal

    On Saturday, Zubeen accepted the Sonowal government’s ‘brand ambassador' offer to materialize the ‘Brindaban Super Mart’ project

    No Weekend Lockdown in Guwahati after August 15?

    The night curfew may be rescheduled from 9 pm to 6 am and the weekend lockdown may be withdrawn

    DC asks Gaon Burahs to help to tackle Covid-19 pandemic

    Deputy Commissioner Sang Phuntsok categorically requested the senior citizens above 65 years of age and children below 10 years to be more careful.

    Boat with 56 Cattle seized in Dhubri

    Guwahati: The cattle smuggling racket doesn’t seem to stop at any cost. Despite regular apprehension of cattle smugglers and seizure of cattle...

    Sonowal Govt trying to cover up Sonitpur incident: PVM

    The PVM alleged that the state government has been trying to cover up the incident in a bid to appease Bangladeshi vote bank

    India lost nearly 200 doctors to Covid-19 so far; IMA requests PM’s attention

    The association demanded necessary care for doctors and their families and sough the PM Narendra Modi’s immediate intervention

    GU to restart classes from September 1 maintaining COVID protocols

    Classes will be started only for the students of the 4th semester keeping in mind their examinations.

    Wild boar attack leaves four injured in Guwahati

    The wild boar appeared all of a sudden at around 8:10 AM this morning and attacked one Rajen Vaspor, one of the cleaning staffs of the press club. He received severe injuries in his leg, hands and stomach.”

    Breaking: Rhino killed in Kaziranga, horn taken away

    At least six rounds of empty cartridge of .303 rifle were recoverd on the spot.

    Number of districts affected by flood decreases in Assam

    The districts affected by the disaster on Friday were – Dhemaji, Baksa, Chirang, Kokrajhar, Kamrup metro and Morigaon.

    Admission for HS in Cotton University to begin from August 10

    The date and time of the second phase of admission to HS First Year Science and Arts will be notified at the end of the first phase of admission

    IIT Guwahati, Imperial College London, jointly develop ‘meta-grid’ to boost LEDs

    The "meta-grid" could improve the performance of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) by making them brighter, energy-efficient and durable.

    Shunned by Hospitals, Pregnant Woman dies in Manipur: Govt orders Probe

    Following the incident triggering public anger, Manipur government ordered an inquiry into the incident on Thursday by constituting a two-man probe panel.

    Three held for kidnapping & murder of five-month boy in Cachar

    Acting on the revelation, police have also recovered the body of the infant. Police said that the body was dug out from a forest area on Thursday night

    AAP commits to coordinate with Anchalik Gana Morcha to oust BJP from Assam

    The Sarbananda Sonowal-led BJP government in Assam will fulfill its five year term in 2021.

    Drug racket in Guwahati & Dhubri Busted: Several held

    Assam Police launching a drive against illegal drugs racket in the state seized a huge cache of drugs in Guwahati and Dhubri in two separate operations

    Breaking: NIA Court rejects Akhil Gogoi’s bail plea, Gogoi to move High Court

    Notably, Bitu Sonowal, Manash Konwar and Dharjya Konwar got bail from the NIA Court earlier in the same case.

    India observes national handloom day; weavers, entrepreneurs cry for livings

    Bijuli Lahan, an entrepreneur from Darrang district said, “Government announces a lot in the name of supporting the weavers and entrepreneurs involved in the handloom sector. However, nothing happens in reality.”

    Man arrested for brutally killing dog in East Sikkim

    "We were informed about the incident by our police. We lodged the complaint at the police station in Gangtok" said the members of PFA, Anu Thami, Srijana Khaling, Deepika and Anu Thami.

    Assam flood: Water level at the River Brahmaputra recedes

    The ten flood-affected districts were – Dhemaji, Baksa, Chirang, Bongaingaon, Kokrajhar, Goalpara, Kamrup, Kamrup Metro, Morigaon and Nagaon.

    E-files of NFR Offices up 4.5 times in four months

    Before lockdown end the number of e-files generated by NFR was 5207 and by end of July the number of e files created by users of NFR has increased to 24057

    Breaking: City Bars to Open from Friday

    Around 200 bars in the city have been remaining closed since the first lockdown was imposed in the country in March last week

    Tension continues in Sonitpur: Police register Three cases

    Additional director general of police (ADGP), Law and Order, GP Singh, rushed to Thelamara and discussed the law and order situation

    Scrap Draft EIA notification, 2020: Asom Sangrami Mancha to Centre

    In a letter written to the Secretary, Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change on Thursday, Mancha working president Adip Kumar Phukan said, “The new draft notification of EIA does away with a public consultation which is undemocratic."

    We need to put an end to combat and production of weapons: Dalai Lama

    On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Dalai Lama urged the governments, organizations and individuals to retain peace.

    COVID 19 Scare: Private Tuition banned in Dhubri

    The headmaster or principal is the controlling officer of their respective subordinate teachers hence he or she will also be held liable

    KMSS burns the effigy of CM Sonowal; demands immediate release of Akhil Gogoi

    The KMSS unit also formed a boat chain in a tributary of the river Kopili flowing along with the Doboka town in protest against the state government’s alleged illegal imprisonment of peasant leader Akhil Gogoi for a long time.

    Assam COVID 19 count crossed 50K

    Out of the total Covid 19 cases in the state, at least 2009 were Assam Police personnel. Amongst them, 1413 have recovered

    Cop’s contribution to tackling the crisis has been extraordinary: CM Sonowal

    The chief minister also categorically lauded the police department for its personnel have made voluntarily donation of plasma for treating the Covid-19 positive patients.

    Supply to Assam hit due to lockdown in West Bengal

    The business volume between the three districts and the two districts from West Bengal is worth around Rs 1.5 crore daily

    Clash over Ram Temple celebration in Assam’s Sonitpur: Curfew imposed

    The incident occurred when a group of bikers was heading towards a Shiv temple playing loud music and shouting slogans

    Assam to construct a war memorial in recognition to Alaboi martyrs

    Assamese soldiers in Alaboi Battle fought on August 5, 1669 despite showing victories in the beginning were killed by the Mughals

    Flood situation in Assam continues improving

    The number of districts affected by the flood was reduced to 15 – Dhemaji, Biswanath, Baksa, Nalbari, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Goalpara, Kamrup, Kamrup metro, Morigaon, Nagaon, Golaghat, Jorhat and Sivasagar.

    Breaking: Arms Seized in Guwahati ahead of I-Day

    The location from where they were held was a few hundred meters away from the playground where the central Independence Day celebration is usually observed

    AIUDF chief Badruddin Ajmal recovers from Covid-19

    Ajmal, who is also the Member of Parliament of the Dhubri parliamentary constituency, was undergoing Covid-19 treatment in a hospital located in Mumbai over the last 20 days.

    Baghjan blowout victims demand suitable compensation from Oil authority

    The protesters said the killing of the blowout point has still been a distant dream. We are forced only to acclimatise ourselves with the disaster

    Beware Guwahati! COVID 19 cases on up again in city

    Assam Chief Secretary, Kumar Sanjay Krishna, has asked people to continue with all the preventive measures of Covid-19

    Ram Mandir ‘Bhoomi Puja’: Security beefed in Assam districts

    The Kamrup (metro) district administration has asked city-based Hindu groups to refrain from organizing any religious function

    Assam motor workers demand pandemic relief, immediate removal of tollgates

    GUWAHATI: In response to the call of All India Road Transport Workers’ Federation, the Sodou Asom Garhichalak Santha, the small vehicle operators...

    Dispur issues ‘proposed guideline’ for imparting informal education, seek opinions

    The Commissioner and Secretary to the government of Assam, Education (elementary, secondary and higher) Department, in a direction issued to the Mission Director, Sarba Siksha Abhijan, Assam also sought public views on the guideline on or before 20th August.

    Avulsions in Beki River in 2004 continue to threat Manas National Park

    As the erosion perpetrated by the river continued unabated which threatened the strategic road to Manas National park at Safakamar area

    Breaking: No public function for Ram Madir ceremony here;Kamrup Metro tells Hindu groups

    Metro district administration held a meeting with VHP, RSS, Hindu Jagran Manch and Assam Jamiat in presence of top officials of Guwahati city police

    Assam BJP New Executive Committee Announced

    State BJP president Ranjit Kr Dass said the general secretaries of the party can not contest the ensuing Assembly polls

    Assam gets own 24X7 Doordarshan Channel

    DD North East channel was conceived as 24x7 composite channels by Prasar Bharati for all 8 NE States and was launched in 1994

    Four from Assam crack UPSC

    A total of 829 candidates have been selected to various Civil Services through the 2019 edition of the exam. Pradeep Singh has topped the exam

    How did Sonowal violate COVID 19 protocol? Asks Debabrata Saikia

    Large numbers of people were seen attending the program and the CM himself was allegedly seen not maintaining 'social distancing’

    Breaking: Kamrup Metro DTO and three others suspended

    Occurrence of irregularities regarding deposition of motor vehicle tax came to the notice of the Transport Department

    One more died in Assam Flood: Death Toll Rises to 110

    The river Brahmaputra, however, continued to flow above danger level in Jorhat, Sonitpur, Dhubri, Golaghat and Nagaon districts

    COVID 19 Scare: City Bus owners request resumption of city bus service

    They said that the continuation of restriction in plying the city buses may threaten the livelihood of hundreds of drivers, conductors as well as owners

    Drug racket busted in Kamrup

    Police sources said that a raid was conducted in Ali's house at Borni village in Kamrup

    Indefinite Curfew clamped in parts of Silchar after violence

    The order specified that the curfew would be imposed in the areas under the Malugram police outpost of Silchar, prohibiting the movement of individuals

    Breaking: ‘Home-Isolation’ of 18 patients canceled for violating COVID 19 protocols in city

    Guwahati: Violation of Covid 19 protocols by patients in home isolation and their family members have become a major headache for the...

    OPINION

    Opinion: In Search of the Ramrajya

    News of scattered communal riots are coming from different parts including Assam; helping us observe and understand how such elements have started gaining foothold across the Assamese public discourse.

    The Power of The Crowd

    The only beacon of hope amidst these testing times are the actions taken on by the people across the society to help the victims of Assam

    “Humanity is at stake?”

    It’s always easy to judge from afar unless you are in that basket and know what the actual scenario is. I guess...

    OPINION: An Untold Story of a Police Runner: “Dogs on the Streets & Crows at Home”

    Every evening, Madan travels across the police stations of Dibrugarh town and its neighbouring places for delivering and collecting police messages and documents.

    Tete- a-Tete with Guwahati girl and web series Aarya famed Actor Priyasha Bharadwaj

    Born in Guwahati, Assam Priyasha had a flair for performing arts right from her childhood. Her grandfather Natya Prabrakar Lt. Shri Satya Prasad Barua, was a Sahitya Academy Awardee

    ‘Netiquette’-The Need of the Hour

    The days when Etiquette was the only order of society is in the past. We now have the concept of "Netiquette" which has taken over the world and our lives

    Learning to live with a “Genius” virus

    In times of Covid-19 crisis, we don’t have the luxury of generating and evaluating alternative solutions and making a rational choice

    TRENDING

    Air India Express jet crash: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan lauds local response

    The fateful Air India Express jet arrived at the Kozhikode International Airport at around 7:30 PM on Friday carrying 190 passengers from Dubai.

    This Diwali, Perk Up Your Home With These Super Easy Rangoli Designs

    Indians love colours and this love for colors is shown through rangolis

    Mizoram MLA helps woman deliver baby as doctor is unavailable

    After receiving the information, the legislator rushed to the hospital and performed an emergency cesarean.

    Mumbai based two female entrepreneurs from NE felicitated with Mahatma Gandhi National Award 2020

    All total 14 personalities from various parts of the country were felicitated with the award, who are working in the field of Humanity, Peace and Brotherhood

    No Weekend Lockdown in Guwahati after August 15?

    The night curfew may be rescheduled from 9 pm to 6 am and the weekend lockdown may be withdrawn

    Need Help in Your lessons or Want a Counseling? Just Dial this Tripura Call Centre

    Anyone who would dial the call centre, it would route their calls to teachers, doctors, psychologists, educational counselors as per requirement of the caller

    IIT Guwahati, Imperial College London, jointly develop ‘meta-grid’ to boost LEDs

    The "meta-grid" could improve the performance of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) by making them brighter, energy-efficient and durable.