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    No individuals involved in the ‘question paper leak’ will be spared: CM Sonowal

    The written examinations scheduled on September 20 was cancelled due to alleged leak of question papers in the mid of the examination.

    CM Sonowal takes stock of health condition of Tarun...

    According to the health minister, a few additional tests were prescribed by the AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria.

    Assam Police Job Scam: Prime accused still absconding; CID...

    ADGP (L&O) GP Singh said, “The investigation is going on in the right direction. We will get the prime accused soon.”

    AIIMS doctor likely to fly to GMCH to inspect...

    Himanta Biswa Sarma attended a video conferencing between a team of specialist doctors and AIIMS Director Randeep Guleri to discuss Tarun Gogoi 's health


    Pinaka Weapon System Transferred from DRDO to DGQA

    Pinaka, developed by DRDO, is a free flight artillery rocket system having a range of 37.5 km

    Loan boost to revive ‘COVID hit’ Tourism in Assam

    Under the scheme loan amounting from Rs. 1 lakh to Rs. 20 lakh would be given to interested entrepreneurs for tourism sector

    Food allowance of Assam police constables’ likely to be hiked: FM Sarma

    The Assam government has decided to increase the ration allowance for the state’s police constables from the existing Rs 1,200 to Rs 2,000

    Assam government to provide 20% Puja bonus to tea workers

    Assam health and finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the workers of gardens under Assam Tea Corporation Limited will receive 20 percent bonus for Durga Puja this year

    BREAKING: ‘Dry Day’ on Saturday in Kamrup Metro

    Bars, clubs and hotels with liquor serving license will remain closed in Kamrup Metro district

    The Hunt for a ‘Broken’ Rhino Horn in Assam

    During the operation, though seven suspected racketeers were nabbed, the rhino horn continued to remain untraced

    Assam: No ‘Mandatory’ Home Quarantine for Incoming Air Passengers if test Negative

    The Assam government has issued fresh home quarantine rules on Friday for the air passengers arriving in Guwahati

    BTC becomes BTR; Council polls still in a great dilemma

    The state government of Assam on Friday renamed the erstwhile Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD) as Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR)

    Assam police recruitment scam: Debabrata Saikia writes letter to Kerala Chief Minister

    The Keltron has become embroiled in a question paper-leak scandal pertaining to a written test for 597 vacant posts of Sub-Inspectors

    Tarun Gogoi’s health deteriorates, Dispur alerts AIIMS Delhi

    Minister Sarma said we are consulting with the family members of Gogoi and other senior Congress leaders to decide the further course of action.

    Marriage is an institution full of responsibilities: Chief Minister Sonowal

    The State government provides financial assistance to the tune of Rs 40 thousand to newly married couples who have applied for the scheme.

    One more punch on the KMSS; Assam tribal to form separate political party

    Notably, there are 21 tribal organisations including the Tribal Sanga, Tribal Youth League and others as members of the CCTOA.

    No action in molestation case by Sonapur police: Alleged victim

    In yet another incident of alleged police inefficiency, locals from city’s Sonapur area on Thursday blamed one police official of Sonapur police station of trying to cover up a recent molestation incident

    Is ‘Muslim-free Dima Hasao’ BJP’s new scheme?

    Garlosa was said to be delivered the communal speech while attending a mass joining program of the BJP’s Dima Hasao district unit on Sept 9.

    SI Recruitment Question Paper Leak is a ‘Conspiracy’: Assam CM Sonowal

    Reacting on the alleged involvement of top police officials and BJP leaders, Assam CM Sonowal said no one will be spared

    Python guards Assam MLA Mrinal Saikia’s residence

    Mrinal Saikia also revealed that the python has been with him for 18 months and now has become his pet. However, it sometimes does attack the chickens in his house

    OC and ASI of Gauripur Police Station Arrested redhanded while taking Bribe

    There were seeral reports that OC and ASI of Gauripur Police Station were involved in various illegal activities

    Assam Police Recruitment Scam: BJP Leader Hides Self; Top Cop on the Run

    CID has raided the residence of a former Assam Police deputy inspector general (DIG) PK Dutta who has emerged as a key accused

    Assam: 2 dead in road mishap in Sivasagar

    In a horrific incident, two people were killed in a road mishap on Thursday morning in Sivasagar, Assam

    JSF praises Mangaldoi MP Dilip Saikia for raising issue of ‘Strict Population Control Act’ at Monsoon Season of Lok Sabha

    For raising the issue of a Strict Population Control Act at the Monsoon season of Lok Sabha, Jansankhya Samadhan Foundation on Wednesday praised Mangaldoi MP Dilip Saikia

    11 people die of COVID on Wedesday; death toll in Assam reaches 597

    The Assam government has revealed that as many as 16 COVID positive patients from different parts of the state have succumbed to the disease on Wednesday alone following which the death toll altogether was increased to 597

    Bodo Sahitya Sabha presses for early BTC Poll

    It urged not to extend the Governor’s rule in the Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD) any further and hold the election to the BTC

    Passing of the ‘Farm Bills’ is a clear cut attack on the peoples’ kitchen?

    CITU observed that the bill will demolish the PDS schemes for items like rice and others have been excluded from the list of essential commodities.

    African Swine Fever: Dispur orders culling of the infected pigs before Durga Puja

    It was estimated that some 10,000 pigs might be culled from the first week of September to check the spread of African Swine Fever

    Assam: CM launches Mukhyamantri Grammya Paribahan Achoni

    Chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday launched the Mukhyamantrir Grammya Paribahan Achoni and distributed vehicles under the scheme to beneficiaries at a programme held at Assam Administrative Staff College

    Assam Police Recruitment Scam: Three held; several detained as operation continues

    According to the Crime Branch, seven others were picked up from different locations in and around Guwahati itself on Wednesday.

    Pangolin Smuggling Thriving in NE: Know How & Why

    Pangolin are being trafficked to China’s Yunnan province via Burma, which shares a porous border with several NE states

    Dispur dilly-dallying on securing Land Rights of Indigenous: PVM

    The issue of reservation of land rights for indigenous people as recommended by the Clause 6 committee requires amendment of two Acts

    MP Naba Kumar Sarania to urge EC for early election in BTC

    We do not want an extension of the Governor’s rule in the BTAD which will consequently lead to a further extension of the BTC polls.

    COVID-19 cases in Assam rises to 1,61,393; Death toll mounts to 586

    Assam’s COVID-19 tally rose to 1,61,393 on Tuesday as 2,073 more people tested positive for the infection, taking the death toll to a high of 586

    OIL virtually briefs Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi on the situation prevailing in Baghjan

    Earlier, Gogoi expressed concern on the Baghjan blowout and wrote a letter to the Union Minister. He also raised the issue in the Lok Sabha.

    Major Reshuffle in Assam Police

    Assam home department carried out a major reshuffle among in Assam Police on Tuesday

    CM Sonowal released Book on COVID19 Awareness

    Many of the writings in the book are inspirational pieces on COVID 19

    Recruitment| Pollution Control Board – Apply for various posts

    Pollution Control Board, Assam has released recruitment notification for the posts of 14 Assistant Engineer (AE), Junior Accountant (JA) and Administrative Assistant – II (AA-II) vacancy

    Need More Time to Prepare: Kamakhya Temple Authority on Reopening on Sep24

    The Kamakhya temple located in Guwahati has remained shut since March 20 owing to the Covid-19 outbreak

    ‘Regional Front’ – will the Farmers Cultivate the Cause to defeat BJP in 2021?

    The idea of a ‘regional front’ will be more accommodating to the cause and issues of all the regional political parties of the state

    ‘Re-conduct’ of the SI’s written examination may take 40 days: Recruitment Board

    The written examinations scheduled on Sunday was cancelled due to alleged leak of question papers in the mid of the examination.

    Assam villagers rescue rate turtle; hand over to Guwahati wildlife division

    In a recent incident, a rare turtle was rescued under Kamrup West Forest Division in Kukurmara area in Kamrup district of Assam

    Only a strong ‘Regional Front’ can stop the aggression of the BJP: Mancha

    Earlier, the KMSS appealed all the regional political parties of the state to unite under one symbol, one flag with one common agenda.

    Assam records new 2,640 cases, 16 deaths; positivity rate spikes to 7.42%

    Assam recorded new 2,640 cases of COVID-19 on Monday, to reach a tally of 1,59,320 cases. The new cases were out of 35,603 tests conducted in 24 hours, taking the positivity in the state to a high of 7.42%

    350 Detainees Released on Bail from Assam Detention Centres

    Parliament was informed that some 15 detainees lodged in different detention centres in Assam have died due to illness during the last two years

    Assam Schools Open after Six months with Low Attendance

    While Assam government schools have been asked to start functioning, private school authorities have been asked to take a call on their own

    Govt Cheating people of Assam on Clause 6 Report: PVM

    The Clause 6 report which was supposed to be sent to the Centre in February was still with Assam government

    BREAKING: Kamakhya Temple to Reopen for Devotees from September 24

    This year, the biggest religious congregation of Ambubachi Mela held at the Kamakhya temple was also canceled due to the Covid situation

    14 dies of COVID on Sunday; death toll in Assam reaches 562

    Till Sunday, Assam has recorded 156680 COVID positive cases out of which 127335 were discharged while 28780 were still undergoing treatment.

    Assam CM meets Union Home Minister Shah; discusses key issues

    Chief Minister Sonowal said, “Today, we had a fruitful discussion with Union Home Minister Shah and discussed various important issues."

    Pratima Barua Pandey’s daughter Alaka Pandey to contest from Gauripur in RJD ticket

    Alaka Pandey said, “I believe the RJD will provide me with a reliable and good political platform to serve my people."

    AJP leaders will gradually come and join the BJP: Himanta Biswa Sarma

    Sarma said, "I am sure; the AJP leaders will not get more than 1500 votes in the Assam assembly polls scheduled for 2021."

    Question paper for Sub-Inspectors’ examination leaked, Board alleges of police hand

    Kumar said, “We detected the leakage at around 12:15 PM. We immediately cancelled the scheduled examinations after detecting the lapses."

    Meghalaya lad Phrangki Buam signs for FC Goa

    Building up to the new season, Indian Super League side FC Goa on Friday announced the arrival of mid-fielder Phrangki Buam from Shillong Lajong

    Formation of the Assam Jatiya Parishad was not a unanimous decision: Dimasa body

    The AASU and AJYCP did not consult with the 30 ethnic organisations, including the ADSU before forming the new regional political outfit.

    Huge cache of arms and explosives recovered in Assam’s Kokrajhar district

    A major haul of arms, ammunition and explosives were recovered in Kokrajhar, in wee hours of Sunday

    Assam records 2,595 new cases, 8 deaths; positivity rate spikes to 7.38%

    Assam recorded 2,595 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, to reach a tally of 1,55,453 cases. The new cases were out of 35,175 tests conducted in 24 hours

    Double Trouble: Assam Doctors Test Covid Positive Again?

    In Assam, several doctors who had recovered from Covid infection were reportedly tested positive of the virus for the second time

    IN PICS: Kaziranga National Park Returns to Normal after Flood

    Kaziranga National Park is all set to boost vigilance with hi-tech drones for capturing video footage of parts of the jungle not accessible

    FIR against Pijush Hazarika for violating Covid19 protocols

    Pijush Hazarika has flouted the Covid19 protocols while participating in a meeting in presence of over lakhs of people at Goibari

    Differ BTC Polls: Health Dept writes to Election Commission

    Election to the 40 constituencies of BTC, scheduled on April 4, could not be conducted in the wake of Covid19 outbreak

    Assam govt announces health facilities to children below 12 years

    Marking the ‘Sewa Saptah’ of Bharatiya Janata Party to celebrate Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 70th birthday, Assam government has announced on Saturday that it will provide support in hospitals for liver, kidney and bone marrow transplant to children below 12 years of age

    Ringkhang murder: Father accused of killing his daughter for using mobile phone

    A new light fell into the case of Ringhkhang, the 15-year-old girl from Baksa, who was allegedly murdered on September 13 in her own house

    COVID-19: Cases in Assam crosses 1.5 lakh mark; death toll rises to 540

    Coronavirus cases in Assam has crossed 1.5 lakh mark with 1,52,858 total cases recorded till Friday taking the death toll to 540

    Graffiti: Dead walls do tell us tales

    What was once a blank wall of a building has the chance to become something completely new when decorated with graffiti

    Major Rejig in Assam Police

    At least three IPS and six APS officials were transferred with immediate effect

    BREAKING: SEBA Top Official Arrested on Graft Charges

    The team also found many questionable and important documents during the search operation

    Rape Cases Rising in Assam: Over 9000 cases registered since 2015

    On Friday also, one woman from Musalpur area in Baksa district was allegedly raped by one Prashanta Rabha

    AAP takes final decision to contest the 2021 Assam polls

    AAP national observer Rajesh Sharma, accompanied by Choudhury, toured the entire state from September 2 to 16.

    PM Modi to virtually address the students of IIT Guwahati on Sep 22

    The IITG will host its 22nd Convocation virtually on Tuesday in which the Prime Minister will be addressing the students as the Chief Guest.

    Construction of Biswanath Medical College will begin in December: Government

    Assam’s health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has already released the aerial and ground view of the proposed Biswanath Medical College.

    No tribal leaders are joining the Assam Jatiya Parishad: Tribal Body

    The CCTOA said even the mainstream Assamese societies are divided into many fronts. The tribal organisations to are not an exception.

    COVID-19: Assam records 1,380 new cases, 17 more deaths reported in last 24 hours

    Assam’s tally rose to 1,50,349 total cases as 1,380 more people tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday. State also registered 17 more deaths taking the death toll to 528

    Assam: WCCB arrests 3 people along with 1 live Chinese Pangolin

    In a joint operation conducted by Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB), Guwahati, and Assam Forest department three people has been arrested along with one live Chinese Pangolin at Jagiroad on Thursday

    Tarun Gogoi Recovering: Already Tested Negative of COVID19

    On Thursday, Gogoi’s family members visited him in the hospital. He has been kept in a private cabin of GMCH

    Will BPF support AJP in 2021? Hagrama urges AJP to work for the people of Assam

    Recently, ASM claimed that the BPF will extend support to the AJP’s initiative for the unification of all the regional political parties.

    Heavy rainfall predicted in Assam: IMD

    With the recent formation of low pressure system in Bay of Bengal, heavy to very heavy rainfall with extremely heavy falls very likely expected at isolated places over Assam & Meghalaya for three days

    Yusuf Ahmed’s celebration of Viswhakarma Puja & the Hindu-Muslim narrative

    We practice the mantra of ‘unity beyond diversity’ maintaining the legacy of the oneness founded by Sankardev and Azan Fakir years ago.

    We’re Ready to Prepare a Fresh NRC: Assam BJP President

    The Supreme Court had rejected the Assam government’s plea for conducting a 20 percent sample re-verification of the draft NRC in border districts

    Assam: 9-year-old allegedly raped by a 58-year-old man

    In a shocking incident, a nine-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a 58-year-old man at Jogighopa area in lower Assam’s Bongaigaon district on Thursday

    Assam: Mentally challenged woman allegedly raped and killed in Nagaon

    In a horrific incident, a mentally challenged woman was allegedly raped and killed in Rupohihat in Nagaon on Wednesday night

    Schools to reopen from September 21 in Assam

    The SOP will come into effect from September 21, 2020 and shall be operative for a period of 15 days

    Assam records 2,394 new cases, 19 deaths; positivity rate spikes to 7.37%

    State’s overall COVID-report stands at 1,48,968 total cases; 1,19,364 discharged; 29,091 active cases; 511 deaths and 3 migrated to other states

    Not over 30 people allowed at Durga Puja pandal: Assam Govt

    Besides, all visitors a Pula location shall be subjected a thermal scanning by Puja organisers

    COVID19 Impact: Assam Provides Subsidy to Cine-Entrepreneurs

    The state government released 40 percent of the subsidy under the scheme which the Government of Assam has taken for the first time

    Avoid cooked food as ‘prasad’ on Biswakarma Puja: Kamrup Metro Admin

    No procession will also be allowed for immersion purposes as well as no cultural function will be allowed on Thursday

    Over 100 COVID deaths in One Week; Govt orders 3000 Bodybags: Is Assam heading to a Worse situation?

    Assam health department has recently floated a tender for the purchasing 3000 body bags, used for storing and transporting COVID19 corpses

    Assam: 3 died, 2 injured in a road mishap in Koliabor

    The incident took place around 11 am on Wednesday at Burhapahar of Kaliabor, when a passenger car lost control and hit a truck which was parked on the side of the road

    COVID-19: Assam reports 2,409 cases in last 24 hours

    The total number of cases in state has gone up to 1,46,575, among which 1,16,900 are discharged cases, 29,180 active cases and 3 migrated to other states

    Assam government imposes restriction for puja celebration in Barak valley district

    According to the guideline, the restriction is imposed on the movement of more than a group of three persons together on the roads.

    I’ll not join active politics: Barsha Rani Bishaya

    During the anti CAA movements in the state, Barsha was actively involved in the protests and participated in several protest events

    NFR opens New Stations for Handling Goods Traffic

    Few more railway stations have been opened for freight traffic during last month enabling easier transportation of various goods by customers

    CAA violence: Right body orders Assam Govt to file report within one month

    Five youths of the state - Dipanjal Das, Sam Stafford, Dwijendra Panging, Iswar Nayak and Abdul Alim were killed by the police last year.

    KMSS sets September 20 deadline for unification

    The KMSS still urging the AASU-AJYCP to unite all the regional forces of the state under one symbol, flag and agenda to defeat the ruling BJP

    The Fate of Assam’s Two Paper Mills & A Long Wait

    Production at Cachar PM has been closed since October 20, 2015, while the HPCL management suspended production at Nagaon PM on March 13, 2017

    Assam youth threatens Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on social media

    An FIR was launched against a youth who threatened minister Himanta Biswa sarma on social media on Tuesday

    Not wearing a Mask? Assam Police are ready for You

    With denizens continuing to flout the COVID 19 protocols of wearing masks and social distancing, Assam Police have decided to launch a crackdown on all the violators of these protocols.

    Assam: Dead body found in GMC hostel

    The deceased was identified as Nimching Panmei, a MBBS final year student of Gauhati Medical College who hailed from Dima Hasao

    Assam reports 2,402 new COVID cases; death toll rises to 482

    Assam reported new 2,402 COVID-19 cases on Monday out of 32,342 tests done in last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 482

    Assam government to distribute land pattas to 60 thousand indigenous families

    Earlier, the BJP-led state government of Assam distributed land pattas to 46 thousand families of the state.

    Low wages of journalists concerns UPPL, says it will constitute welfare board

    Boro observed that journalists in BTC work under intense pressure. They also turn victims of violent attacks.

    BTC polls to differ more? Guv Mukhi visits Kokrajhar

    The Governor took over the administration of BTC, Model Code of Conduct was already in force and therefore no new schemes could be taken up

    Device your own promise to revive the paper mills: Mancha to Prime Minister Modi

    PM Modi in his speech delivered in 2016 at an election rally at Silchar promised to revive the paper mills if the BJP comes to power.

    AJP should not become a party for raising ‘donations’: Himanta Biswa Sarma

    With the slogan 'Assam First, Always and Ever', the new political front of AASU and AJYCP was announced on Monday


    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

    Un(law)king Are We?

    As the Government tries to balance the pandemic and functioning of a country in the best way, the citizens need to take their duties seriously

    Nature-Society Relation – a Critical Interrogation

    The recent episodes of Baghjan Oil well fire, coal mining in DihingPatkai Biosphere Reserve, and the proposed extended-reach drilling under DibruSaikhowa National Park unfolds how ‘capitalist globalization’ continuously reproduces the frontiers

    Need for Sustaining Mother Language’s Relevance in Present day

    Children with a strong foundation in their first language often display a deeper understanding of themselves and their place within society

    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.


    Assam Government to Begin ‘COVID-19 AG Test’, Results Within Hours: says Sarma

    To disburse the test reports in a faster manner, Sarma also highlighted the launching of a new COVID specific websites - covidassam.in.

    PM Modi to virtually address the students of IIT Guwahati on Sep 22

    The IITG will host its 22nd Convocation virtually on Tuesday in which the Prime Minister will be addressing the students as the Chief Guest.

    Ringkhang murder: Father accused of killing his daughter for using mobile phone

    A new light fell into the case of Ringhkhang, the 15-year-old girl from Baksa, who was allegedly murdered on September 13 in her own house

    Price of Purabi Milk Hiked By Rs 4 Per Litre In Assam

    The new price of 500 ml Purabi Standard Milk will be Rs 27 and 500 ml Purabi Smart Milk will be Rs 25

    IN PICS: Kaziranga National Park Returns to Normal after Flood

    Kaziranga National Park is all set to boost vigilance with hi-tech drones for capturing video footage of parts of the jungle not accessible