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    Congress-AIUDF will open ‘all gates’ to infiltrators: Amit Shah

    The home minister also said that the Congress rule in the state gave only bloodshed, in which thousands of youths lost their lives.

    Assam: Rs 500 cr package for BTR; Himanta Biswa...

    Himanta Biswa Sarma announced a goodwill package of Rs 500 crore for the development of road and infrastructure in the region.

    Beginning of end of insurgency in Northeast: HM Amit...

    The home minister said that once the region was known for terror and bloodshed, this area will now become the most developed area of the state.

    AASU hoists ‘Black Flags’ during Amit Shah’s Assam visit

    In poll bound Assam, Shah as part of his two-day visit to the state is addressing at the opening ceremony of the first BTR Accord Day celebration in Kokrajhar.

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    Assam Polls: 190 Polling Stations in Assam vulnerable to ‘Booze’

    The excise department has also decided to deploy its units at these locations to keep vigilance on the movement of illicit liquor

    No ‘Maan Ki Baat’ in PM’s Speech: Assam Congress

    Congress believed that the people of Assam have begun to realize the bitter reality of the promises made by the Prime Minister

    AASU stages protests against PM Modi’s Assam visit

    AASU, which spearheaded the anti-CAA protests in the state in December 2019, launched a 3-day protest against the legislation beginning Friday.

    Assam to have Village Level Database

    An integrated village data is highly important, as today, data is the new resource and information is power

    Assam: Minor boy killed in road mishap in Dhubri

    After the incident, 3 sand laden trucks were set on fire by the locals. They have also blocked the roads and protested by taking the deceased body.

    Assam: ULFA-I claims responsibility for Digboi army camp blast

    The bomb blast occurred on January 22, 2021, at around 6:45 pm at the camp of the 3no. Garhwal Regiment in Digboi Town.

    Jerenga Pathar to be part of 5 iconic archaeological sites: PM Modi

    The Prime Minister also paid his tribute to the sacrifice of Joymoti, the Ahom princess who sacrificed her life for her husband Gadapani, in the Jeranga Pathar.

    Archeology Dept. Restored British-era Police Station in Assam

    The state government has been working towards the goal of a smart police force

    PM Modi hails TU for innovation: Asks students to keep high ideals

    A total of 93 students received awards in the convocation while a total of 1,218 students received degrees and diplomas

    Akhil Gogoi compiled book on BJP’s ‘failed’ promises in Jail

    Raijor Dal decided to circulate almost one lakh copies of the book amongst the public

    Assam Govt Reduces Prisoners’ Jail Term On Occasion Of R-Day

    The prisoner convicts having sentence above 1 year to get a remission of 30 days

    Assam State Museum’s new Natural History & Mayurpokhi Khel-Nao Gallery Opens Tomorrow

    The Natural History Gallery reflects the rich bio-diversity of the State

    Assam govt proposes to set up 4th Ammonia-Urea plant in state

    The target is to produce 12 lakh metric tons of fertilizer per year, Himanta Biswa Sarma said during the discussion held on Thursday.

    Reeldrama: OTT platform for Assamese contents launched

    With an emotional tagline ‘Celebrate Assam with Reeldrama’, Reeldrama brings viewers the choicest local content that touches every Assamese heart, in India and abroad.

    Jonbeel Mela: Where tradition serves as the only currency

    The three-day fair, kicked off from Thursday, is organised by the Tiwa Community at Dayang Belguri in Morigaon district for over five centuries.

    PM Modi to attend Tezpur University convocation

    Only the Ph.D. scholars and Gold Medalists will receive their degrees and Gold Medals in person and the rest will be awarded virtually

    Assam: Rs1000 cr RE-SVAYEM scheme for 2 lakh youths in state

    Each member of the selected eligible group would be given an amount of Rs 50 thousand in two tranches for promoting entrepreneurial activities at the grass root level.

    Atul Bora to continue as AGP President: GHC scrapped lower court’s order

    Earlier, the lower court was of the view that despite receiving the stay order, AGP proceeded with the meeting violating the court’s order

    Assam: Health dept orders probe after COVID vaccines found frozen

    The frozen doses, allegedly stored at sub-zero temperature, would be sent for laboratory tests to know about their efficacy.

    WATCH: ULFA (I), NSCN abducted oil employees’ appeal to CM

    In the videos, the two abducted oil employees were praying their respective state governments to initiate necessary steps for their safe return

    3-day Assam Assembly session from Feb 11

    The three-day assembly session will be the last session of the present BJP government in the state before the commencement of the assembly election.

    RTPCR test ‘must’ for beneficiaries in PM’s function

    PM Modi to take part in land patta distribution to local landless families in the function in Sivasagar

    Assamese film ‘Porichoy’ bags 3 awards in Jaipur International film fest

    The movie has bagged awards in three categories – Best Women Film, Yellow Rose (For upcoming Filmworld Premier) and Special Jury Mention.

    Maha Gathbandhan is official now! Congress joins hands with AIUDF, AGM & Left

    The alliance though was on cards, the process got stuck after Congress’ veteran leader and former chief minister Tarun Gogoi died in November

    NFR corruption case: CBI recovers Rs 4.43 cr; 5 arrested

    The transit remand of the arrested accused was obtained from Competent Courts and the accused are being brought to Delhi. Investigation is still underway.

    Assam records increase of 2.46 % voters in final electoral roll-2021

    The Election Commission of India held a discussion with Nitin Khade, CEO, Assam and the Police Nodal Officer at a city hotel here

    Endangered vultures found dead near Dibru Saikhowa

    In 2019 too, in a similar incident some 37 vultures died in Assam's Sivasagar district after feeding on pesticide-laced cattle carcass

    BREAKING: Strayed Kaziranga Rhino immobilized and brought to Assam Zoo

    The Rhino crossed the River Brahmaputra and travelled to Dighali, Jamuguri and Sootea on January 18

    Assam: 1000 COVID-19 vaccine destroyed in Silchar

    The vaccines were destroyed by the ice accumulation in the preserved state. They were kept below 14 degree Celsius for which it has been turned to ice.

    Assam Government provides financial aid to 1279 ex-NDFB members

    The money was distributed as fixed deposit amount to the surrendered NDFB members from four districts in BTC and 10 other districts.

    NIRI 9: Newfound OTT platform of Northeast filmmakers launched

    The app ‘NIRI 9’ is an Indian subscription video on demand (SVOD) streaming service which will produce fresh original content every week.

    ECI starts reviewing Assam’s poll preparedness

    The Election Commission will hold meetings with political parties, election-related regulatory agencies

    Science City to be set up near Guwahati

    The proposed Science City is a part of the state government’s endeavour to make Guwahati the gateway to entire southeast Asia

    PM Modi & HM Shah to be greeted with Black Flags: AASU

    In 2019 too, Modi was shown black flags in Guwahati over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill then

    15 Assam MLAs have Criminal Records: Assam Election Watch

    Out of 59 MLAs from BJP, 7 MLAs have criminal cases pending against them

    Special Women Battalion if comes to power: Congress points at rising crime against women

    State police records have said that while 1779 incidents of rape had happened in 2016, it shot up to 1952 in 2019

    BREAKING: Bhubon Pegu to join BJP

    Pegu was elected in the Assam Legislative Assembly election in 2006 and 2016 from Jonai constituency.

    SI Exam Scam: Interim bail granted to accused Akshay Chand

    The accused was irdered to return to the Central Jail, Guwahati on the 16th day from the date of his release on interim bail

    Assam: CBI nabs senior Railway officer in Rs 1 cr bribery

    The CBI has also carried out searches at 20 locations across the country in Assam, Delhi, Tripura, Uttarakhand and Sikkim.

    Misings have contributed immensely to Assamese society’s development: CM

    Chief Minister said that Misings are one of the most colourful, culturally rich and intellectually advanced tribes of Assam and TMPK has been playing a very pivotal role.

    Assam: FIR against Silchar teacher for ‘objectionable’ post on Modi

    The accused, Tamojit Saha, teaches Bengali at Ramanuj Gupta Junior College, is a resident of the Public School Road in Silchar town.

    Chief Election Commissioner of India to visit Assam on January 18

    CEC will hold separate meetings with Chief Secretary, Home Secretary, DGP and other senior officials of the State.

    Assam: Raijor Dal sends alliance proposal to AJP

    The AJP has recently hinted at a possible alliance between the two parties when Lurinjyoti Gogoi said good news was in pipeline around Magh Bihu.

    COVID Vaccination: 3 cases of adverse reaction reported in Assam

    The two medical colleges in Sonitpur and Barpeta are among the six centres in both districts where Covaxin is being administered.

    AMCH gets Robots for Covid19 patients

    The robots are remotely Controllable Robotic Vehicles that are designed for delivering foods, medicines

    Why no politician took Covid19 vaccine in India?

    In Assam, the vaccination drive began with top medical practitioners being administered with the vaccine shots

    Vaccine Is Coming: Assam Police reminds netizens

    This time too Assam Police has created a buzz on the platform with its witty and relatable post as they used an illustration of ‘Game of Thrones’.

    ‘Assam Police tried to kill us’: APCC president Ripun Bora

    Congress also announced to continue its protest on January 22, a day ahead the PM is slated to reach Assam

    Cash-for-jobs scam: Accused Dr. Ajanta Hazarika suspended from AMCH

    After evading arrest for some 22 days, she had surrendered before the court on December 28

    BREAKING: Top doctors first in Assam to take Covid-19 vaccine

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a televised address before the vaccine rollout, said Covishield and Covaxin being made in India was an example the country's self-reliance

    Assam: 2 massive fire incidents witnessed in state

    Seven shops, goods and properties worth more than Rs 50 lakh were destroyed in the fire.

    Assam: GMCH, AMC gets ready for COVID-19 vaccine

    Health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma will inaugurate the immunisation programme at Gauhati Medical College and Hospital in Guwahati.

    Buffalo Fights Continue in Assam despite SC ban

    Earlier, though they're used to be organising committees for the events, with SC ruling, villagers now a day organize such events by their own

    Mob torches Assam forest range office in Biswanath

    Kaziranga Park officials said that the location of the incident is adjoining to the Park and man-animals conflicts are common

    Assam: 24-hour ‘Chakka Bandh’ on Jan 27

    The association will further stage a protest by calling for a 48-hour chakka bandh during the Assam Assembly session.

    Assam Polytechnic Admission Test will be in ‘Offline’ mode: Exam dates Declared

    It will be mandatory to follow all COVID-19 protocols and candidates without masks will not be allowed inside the exam centres

    Pregnant woman from Assam kidnapped, forcibly wedded & raped in Rajasthan

    The incident came to the fore after the woman luckily slipped away from the grip of the accused persons and approached the cops

    Magh Bihu fervor grips Assam; wishes pour in from ministers

    The day started with lighting of the ‘Meji’ after which people offer prayers for peace and wellbeing of their families and loved ones.

    It’s Fasting, not Feasting: Raijor Dal demands Akhil Gogoi’s release

    The NIA accused Gogoi of sending a group of KMSS to some secret Maoist camps of Odisha for training on weapons

    Brahmaputra Amantran Abhiyan flagged off from Chandrapur to Guwahati

    The expedition team was greeted by union minister of Jal Shakti, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat along with other key dignitaries from the department at the Chandrapur Ghat.

    Second batch of COVID vaccine arrived at Guwahati

    The consignment was shipped by Bharat Biotech and was handed over to state government officials within minutes of its arrival.

    Firing in Kokrajhar forest: 16 Arrested; many on the run

    The mob has also damaged the official vehicles of the forest department during the clash

    Kevin Pietersen applauds Assam Police for Rhino conserving

    Earlier, Nagaon Police took twitter to announce that they have ensured zero Rhino poaching incident for the second consecutive year in 2020.

    Uruka: Assam soaks in Bhogali Bihu festivities

    It is a tradition for the Assamese to buy fish for Uruka and markets are filled with various types of fish like chital, Borali, Bhokua and others

    Bajali becomes Assam’s 34th district

    Last year, the state cabinet had approved a proposal to make Bajali, a full-fledged district of Assam

    BREAKING: GHC stays ‘derecognition’ of Debabrata Saikia as LoP

    The high court has issued notices returnable within two weeks to the Principal Secretary of the Assam Legislative Assembly and Chief Secretary, Assam

    First batch of COVID vaccine arrives at LGBI Airport Guwahati

    A total of 20 boxes having vaccine close to 2,40,000 doses was delivered at Guwahati Airport out of which 17 are for the state of Assam and 03 for Meghalaya.

    Bird Flu, Covid fail to dampen Magh Bihu festivities; Govt regulates meat price

    Assam government will provide 10 vans throughout the Guwahati city where people will be able to buy chicken meat at Rs 140 per kg.

    BREAKING: Dispur extends deadline for filing application for an alteration of areas of BTR

    Villages located on the bordering areas of BTAD with more than 50% Bodo population can apply to be part of BTR

    Assam: EIB seizes 1100 Arunachal-made IMFL cases in Rangia

    The EIB team seized a 10 wheeler truck which carried the IMFL at Society Chowk in Rangia. The liquor was being transported without any valid permit.

    Assam ministers offer condolences on death of Vijaya Naik

    Vijaya Naik, wife of Union Minister Shripad Naik died after their vehicle met with an accident in Karnataka on Monday night.

    First consignment of COVID-19 vaccine departs for Guwahati

    The Guwahati Airport authorities informed that the vaccine would arrive in the state at 5 pm on Tuesday.

    Goalpara shootout : Six wounded, one held

    Police said out of them some three were seriously injured and in critical condition

    ‘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

    BREAKING: Assam bans Gutka, Pan Masala, chewing materials containing tobacco

    In the present Covid-19 epidemic situation, the use of tobacco products is one of the most vulnerable parts as aware by WHO, ICMR, and Assam government

    Assam: New APSC Member Sworn-in

    The oath-taking ceremony was attended by Pallab Bhattacharyya, Chairman, APSC

    Assam: Union Minister Ramdas Athawale reviews social welfare of state

    The minister in details discussed with the officials of the Department of Social Welfare and other departments about the schemes provided by the government.

    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.

    Assam: Field gear distributed among Manas forest staff

    The event was organised by Forest Department jointly with Wildlife Trust of India and International Fund for Animal Welfare (WTI-IFAW).

    Assam: JEE (Main) 2021 Examination to be held in multiple sessions

    JEE (Main) 2021 Examination will be held in ‘Computer Based Test’ (CBT) Mode only, except that the Drawing Test for B.Arch. will be held in ‘Pen & Paper’ (offline) mode.

    Assam: Man beaten to death by locals for killing his, daughter

    The deceased identified as Jiten Chautal allegedly slit the throat of his wife, Susma Chautal, and his 8-year-old daughter, Junali Chautal.

    EXCLUSIVE: Four special courts to resolve pending cases of ex-NDFB ultras

    Employment opportunities would be offered to the surrendered NDFB cadres in CRPF, CISF and other security and paramilitary forces

    Assam: Akhil Gogoi appointed as president of Raijor Dal

    The announcement of the jailed firebrand farmer’s leader as the president came in the wee hours of Saturday.

    Assam govt to gift Khadi clothes to its employees: First phase to begin in January

    The move will empower local weavers as nearly 80,000 khadi shirts, stoles and shawls would be required for the first phase

    Assam: Son brutally murders mother in Lakhimpur

    The deceased identified as Kunja Gogoi (50) was allegedly murdered by her own son, Nitu Gogoi (21), when she called him for dinner.

    Assam: Woman killed over land dispute in Karimganj

    The deceased identified as Suniti Bala Das, a senior citizen, was allegedly killed in a clash which erupted due to land dispute.

    BREAKING – Alert over Bird flu: Assam Government bans entry of poultry into state

    Nagaland’s animal husbandry and veterinary services has directed all Chief Vigilance Officers to issue “red alert” notice to create awareness among the public.

    Assam Govt decides to shift Divisional Commissioner, Barak Valley from Guwahati to Silchar

    The office of divisional commissioner, Barak Valley would start functioning from Silchar with immediate effect

    ‘Leave Picnic & Start Working’: BTC Chief Pramod Boro to Opposition BPF

    BTC approved an ‘interim’ budget of Rs 1800 crore to be spent till March 31, 2021, on Friday

    Assam government declares ‘Uruka’ as restricted holiday

    People make bamboo huts called ‘Bhelaghor’ or community kitchen where they begin with the preparations for the festival.

    Assam: Darrang Police busts ULFA (I) module; 7 arrested

    Assam Police claims to have busted the module suspecting to be of the banned outfit, which was allegedly involved in recruitment and extortion.

    BREAKING: ECI DG to visit poll-bound Assam on Jan 11-12

    A review meeting will be conducted at a five star hotel here on January 12

    Congress writes to governor to revoke notification on Debabrata Saikia

    The notification issued with effect from January 1, 2021, has withdrawn recognition of Debabrata Saikia as the Leader of Opposition in the state assembly.

    Why Akhil’s Bail was Rejected? NIA said 15 KMSS Members Took Arms Training

    KMSS has decided to move the Supreme Court soon against the high court order

    Assam: AHSEC declares HS exam schedule

    Examinations for the HS will begin from May 11 and continue till June 14, 2021. The exam will be held in two shifts – morning and in afternoon.

    Assam: Maiden convention of Raijor Dal beings on Dec 7

    The three-day convention will not only elect the party’s full-fledge committee but also chalk out its political line and programmes.

    Gauhati High Court rejects bail plea of activist Akhil Gogoi

    A bench of two judges, comprising of Justice Kalyan Roy and Justice Ajit Borthakur, rejected the bail application. Gogoi will continue to languish in the prison.

    Congress a bigger virus than Corona: AGP minister Atul Bora

    "Congress party has used the minority groups as their own ‘vote bank’ or ‘vote ka mamla’ and the AIUDF party is also following the same," says Atul Bora

    Lakhimpur to host maiden Bird Festival at Satajan Wetland

    The festival will include Bird Watching, Cycle rally, Art competition, Photography exhibition and talks on bird and wetland conservation.

    Tiger monitoring begins in Kaziranga National Park

    Apart from large numbers of forest personnel, volunteers from local schools and colleges also are engaged for the purpose

    OPINION

    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

    TRENDING

    Jumbo expert and wildlife photographer Dinesh Choudhury no more

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

    Assam: Rs1000 cr RE-SVAYEM scheme for 2 lakh youths in state

    Each member of the selected eligible group would be given an amount of Rs 50 thousand in two tranches for promoting entrepreneurial activities at the grass root level.

    NIRI 9: Newfound OTT platform of Northeast filmmakers launched

    The app ‘NIRI 9’ is an Indian subscription video on demand (SVOD) streaming service which will produce fresh original content every week.

    BREAKING: Final photo electoral rolls for Guwahati published

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

    BREAKING: Air Commodore Dharmendra Singh Dangi took over the Command of IAF station Tezpur

    He is a Qualified Flying Instructor, a Test Pilot and an alumnus of the National Defence Academy and College of Air Warfare

    Jonbeel Mela: Where tradition serves as the only currency

    The three-day fair, kicked off from Thursday, is organised by the Tiwa Community at Dayang Belguri in Morigaon district for over five centuries.