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Thursday, June 24, 2021


    Sivasagar police gun down most wanted criminal Bubu Konwar in police encounter

    Bubu Konwar was engaged in multiple criminal activities for the past 22 years

    Assam Govt to ascertain vaccination status of frontline govt...

    Despite the fact that the health department of the Government of Assam has also arranged for large scale vaccination of all eligible age groups, both on and offline, certain frontline government servants have failed to get themselves vaccinated against COVID-19

    BREAKING: No Total Lockdown in Assam Districts, says Health...

    The state government had hinted that there might total lockdown in some nine districts owing to the rising Covid cases in these districts

    Barak Valley: Female healthcare worker assaulted in vaccination centre;...

    Police informed that all the accused who are currently under Katlicherra police station will be produced in the court soon.


    Assam Girl gets two doses of COVID vaccine in a single day in Biswanath

    Sources informed that currently, Manira is doing well; however, she is still being kept under medical observation

    Assam: New SOP May Release Today; Possible Relaxation for Guwahati

    Chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that a decision will be taken on Wednesday to issue a fresh SOP

    Guwahati hospital successfully treats ‘black fungus’ patient

    A 26-year-old male from Darrang was under the care of Dr Karan Saraf, Nephrologist & Transplant Physicianat Guwahati’s Excelcare Hospital.

    Police bust human trafficking racket in Assam; rescue 7 minor girls, several men

    Reportedly, the victims were being taken away in a double-decker bus in lieu of giving jobs in a fish-packaging factory in Gujarat.

    3-year-old killed by speeding tractor in Assam’s Barpeta

    The locals chased the driver of the vehicle who was identified as Chand Mahmood and handed him over to the police.

    Assam may face acute shortage of cooking gas amid a strike by LPG transport association

    The Liquified Petroleum Gas’s (LPG) transport association in the state will hold an indefinite strike from Wednesday against the appointment of people from other states by discarding the indigenous people of the state.

    Fake job alerts in Social Welfare Department! Minister Ajanta Neog warns public

    Assam Finance Minister Ajanta Neog on Tuesday alerts citizens of the state against vicious groups spreading fake information regarding government jobs in the social welfare department.

    Assam police does it again! Meth tablets worth Rs 2.55 Crore seized in Guwahati

    Police is further working on to unearth and catch the whole supply, informed the Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma in a tweet

    Lockdown likely to be imposed in Biswanath district, if the situation gets worse: Pijush Hazarika

    While inaugurating the vaccine storage facility, Hazarika also praised the Biswanath district administration for readying it within a record time of ten days

    Two pair weekly special trains to run from Guwahati to Jammu Tawi

    The passengers will have to adhere to prevailing health protocols of the destination state

    Assam Board Exams: Expert Panels Yet To Fix Evaluation Formula

    Over 7 lakh students were supposed to sit for HSLC, high madrassa and HS exams in the state this year

    Assam Board Exams 2021: A Saga of Dilemma and Failure

    In Assam, the HSLC exam is generally held during February-March and state government could have easily conducted the exams then as the Covid situation was also normal then

    Minister Atul Bora takes stock of Covid situation in Tinsukia, visits vaccination centres

    Minister Rameswar Teli, MP, AL Gyani, Guardian Secretary, Tinsukia and Pawar Narsing Sambhaji, Deputy Commissioner, Tinsukia also accompanied him in his visits

    Board Exams: CBSE likely to announce Class 10 results by July 20

    This year, CBSE class 10 mark sheets will be prepared on the basis of marks obtained in the tests and examinations held during the academic year.

    Assam: 8 pygmy hogs released in Manas National Park

    In the first phase eight of the species were released and on June 25, the remaining four would be released in Manas National Park.

    PUBG game turns fatal for two youths in Assam’s Nalbari

    Locals made a deliberate attempt to rescue the youths, however, they were declared brought dead by the doctors at the Mukalmuwa First Referral Units (FRU)

    COVID-19: Positivity rate drops below 2% in Assam

    Daily positivity rate in the state plunged to 1.64 percent on Monday evening, from 2.27 percent recorded on Sunday.

    Ambubachi Mela called off, rituals to begin from 2.06 pm today

    The metro district administration on Monday in a notice said it has decided to cancel Ambubachi Mela after it has received a letter from the Doloi management of the Kamakhya devalaya

    Largest Vaccination drive: Assam Govt surpassed 3 lakh vaccination doses

    The Assam Government has effectively crossed the mark of 3,00,000 targeted administration of Covid-19 vaccine doses in Assam in line with the nationwide free vaccine for all drive on June 21st, Monday.

    Amid earthquake scare GMDA to conduct an audit of Guwahati buildings

    The Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) will carry out an inspection of all apartments and multistorey buildings in the city to make sure their safety during natural calamities like earthquakes.

    Breaking: Idols of Hindu gods desecrated by miscreants in Guwahati; loot ornaments and cash

    Temple authorities had registered individual cases at Paltan Bazar and Bharalumukh Police Station respectively

    MoU Signed for implementation SVAMITVA scheme in Assam

    Survey of India shall work as the technology partner for implementation

    Assam Congress opposes GoI’s move for 100% FDI in Petroleum and Natural Gas PSUs

    The Government is already privatizing BPCL and is selling its entire 52.98 per cent stake in the company: Ripun Bora

    Assam Police net six ‘wanted’ dacoits; Recover arms, SUV

    Previously one prime accused of the case was arrested on June 17 and the looted SUV was recovered from Guwahati

    Assam Floods: CM Sarma sets 75 days deadline to complete vaccination in Dhemaji

    CM directed the district administration to collect data of all downstream rivers flowing from Arunachal Pradesh as well as rainfall data

    Assam: Wife slits husband’s throat in Nalbari

    According to the sources, Rekha Devi confessed that she was unable to withstand the harassment of her husband which made her take this horrendous step.

    BREAKING | New SOP: No relaxation for Guwahati; Five districts under close watch

    The inter district transport continued to remain suspended

    “It boosts immunity, energy, and positivity”: CM Sarma on International Yoga Day

    Mentioning the name of prime minister Narendra Modi, CM Sarma extended a hand of gratitude to him for delivering the message of yoga to the world.

    Assam Congress MLA Rupjyoti Kurmi joins saffron camp

    Four-time MLA (Member of Legislative Assembly) Rupjyoti Kurmi joined BJP at Gerukamukh on Monday.

    Assam Police Reunite Missing Girl With Family

    In a joint effort by Sonitpur and Darrang police, a minor girl from the Belsiri area who went missing on June 17th, got reunited with her family.

    Covid Scare: AMCH Records First Black Fungus Case

    The patient was under advanced treatment and a team of doctors has been monitoring his health condition

    Massive afforestation drive to expand green cover in Assam

    The Environment and Forest department has taken up mega plantation drives in different parts of the state, with a focus on degraded land.

    Covid situation in Gohpur remains grim: Patient runs away from Covid Centre

    Biswanath district recorded at least 1084 Covid positive cases since June 10, said national health mission, Assam, Covid bulletin on Saturday.

    Breaking: Lakhimpur’s student dies of suicide due to cancelation of examination

    Reportedly, she was a studious student who was hoping to pass the HSLC examination with flying colors but she could not handle the disappointment after receiving the news of exam cancelation.

    Assam government issues “Special Vaccination Days” for diabetic, cancer, and chronic illness patients

    An official notification from Health & Family Welfare Department stated the “Special Vaccination Days for Chronic illness Patients” shall be conducted on Saturdays and Sundays at all CVCs where preferences will be given for such patients.

    Assam to shortly apply its population policy in Government schemes

    The Population and Women Empowerment Policy of Assam has already been implemented by the State government that makes any person with more than two children ineligible for government gobs and election to the panchayats and civic bodies.

    Heaviest baby weighing 5.2 kg ever born in Assam

    In Assam’s Silchar, a pregnant woman named Jaya Das has delivered a baby boy weighing 5.2 kg, which doctors claim to be the heaviest weight at birth for a newborn in the State.

    ‘No electricity bill, no salary’ policy for all government employees in Assam

    The APDCL managing director in a letter dated June 13, 2021, has urged the government to instruct all Drawing and Disbursing Officers (DDO) to ensure the collection of "No dues payable against Electricity bill of APDCL" certificates before processing salary bills on or before June 30

    SI Paper leak scam: Assam Governor suspends Fr Addl. SP (Border) Karimganj Prasanta Dutta

    Dutta was allegedly involved in the leakage and circulation of question papers of the written examination for the post of SI(UB) of police prior to the commencement of the examination scheduled on September 20, 2020

    NDFB Rehabilitation: Pre-recruitment Training Program soon

    Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma approved a rehabilitation programme for 4,036 NDFB cadres involving Rs 160 crore

    Flood preparedness: CM Sarma directs Tinsukia admin to expedite flood protection work

    The water level of the important rivers in Upper Assam is likely to breach the danger mark in next few days

    BREAKING: Seven IWT employees placed under suspension for ‘negligence’

    The transport minister has stated that negligence of duty will not be tolerated and strict action will be taken against those found guilty

    Privatization of NE Coalfields Amidst Losses is ‘Irrelevant’: Assam CM

    The Chief Minister also received memorandums from various organisations and stakeholders today and said that a way would be found to resume economic activities without harming the environment

    “Take the strictest action against forest encroachment, deforestation”: Assam Govt.

    Assam forest department has been asked to keep strict surveillance over forest land in order to prevent any sort of encroachment.

    COVID Scare: Assam targets to inoculate 3 lakh daily from June 21

    At every vaccination centre there will be a designated worker to help in on-the-spot registrations

    BREAKING: Assam issues SOP for flood relief camps; Isolation shelters in camps

    As Assam is approaching the flood season and keeping the Covid-19 scenario in mind, the Assam government has released a fresh SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) for flood relief camps during corona times.

    BREAKING: Assam Formed Committees to Evaluate Board Exam Marks

    AHSEC and SEBA will prepare the final result after incorporating the marks of internal assessment, practical examination and marks against theory portion as received from the respective schools

    Statements regarding waiving MF loans during polls were ‘political’: CM

    The government of Assam has also strengthened the Assam Microfinance Institutions (Regulation of Moneylending) Bill, 2020, informed CM Sarma

    Assam Board Exams Cancelled: But how students will get marks? Know Here

    It is to be noted that an efficient committee formed by the state government will formulate the marking system

    BREAKING: Assam Govt cancels HSLC and HS examinations 2021

    The decision was taken following the stakeholders meeting on Friday at Janata Bhawan here in Guwahati.

    Assam proposed Centre for repositioning of railway track through Deepor Beel

    The Assam government has proposed the repositioning of a broad gauge railway line throughout the Deepor Beel, located about 10 km south-west of Guwahati city in Kamrup metro district.

    Tiger killed in Kaziranga National park by mistake

    A carcass of a male Royal Bengal Tiger was discovered near Japoripothar, Karuabari area (border area of Kaziranga National Park) at around 7.10 am.

    Congress didn’t give me the due position, which I was capable of: Rupjyoti Kurmi

    Assam Pradesh Congress Committee president Ripun Bora constituted a committee to visit immediately to Mariani LAC to take stock of the political situation in the LAC in view of the decision of RupjyotiKurmi MLA (INC) to join BJP

    Big Breaking: APCC expels Mariani MLA Rupjyoti Kurmi from Congress membership

    The decision was made after Mariani MLA reportedly confirmed his decision to join the saffron party on Thursday

    Two separate earthquakes jolt Manipur and Assam today

    With a richter scale of 3.0 magnitude and of 4.1 magnitude jolted Manipur at 1.06 am and Assam at 2.04 am on Friday.

    ‘Pinjra Tod’ activist Devangana Kalita among two others finally walk free

    Devangana Kalita and two other activistis were arrested in May of last year over their alleged involvement in the February Delhi riots

    War on drugs: Nagaon SP Anand Mishra issues tit-for-tat warning to drug cartels

    There are reports surfacing in the media that the drug cartels operating in the district are trying to trap the police forces with their nefarious activities

    BREAKING: Assam Orders to Complete Aadhar Enrolment by August 31

    Enrolment of not more than 10 persons per hour to be done in each centre

    Defence Minister dedicates to the nation 12 roads, built by BRO, in Northern & Eastern borders

    The Defence Minister added that these road projects are part of the ‘Act East policy’

    Assam Board Exam: End of Dilemma tomorrow!

    A meeting of stakeholders is scheduled at 3 pm on June 18 at the Janata Bhawan in Guwahati

    Private hospitals should treat Covid19 patients with health insurance: Gauhati HC orders state govt to ensure

    The petitioner alleged that in Assam many COVID-19 patients having health insurance coverage are not being admitted to private hospitals contrary to directions issued in this regard by the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) on March 4, 2020

    Goalpara: Inter-state bike thieves gang busted, 23 arrested, 53 stolen bikes seized

    Furthermore, a fake District Transport Office (DTO) was also busted, where fake number plates and fake chassis numbers were provided.

    Saraighat bridge’s maintenance task to be completed by 10 days; directs Kamrup DC

    Kamrup’s district commissioner, Kailash Karthik N has assigned 10 days work deadline to complete the maintenance work of the Saraighat bridge.

    “No special treatment to SI scam accused Top Cop”: GMCH tells court

    Sarma also stated that a written reply to the court’s order regarding the report of Kumar Sanjit Krishna had been already submitted to the Special Judge, Assam earlier on May 25, 2021

    Breaking: Body of one trapped miner recovered from East Jaintia Hills coal mine site

    The dead body has been dispatched to CHC Khliehriat by Police for post mortem and identification

    BREAKING: Assam to set up 4 forensic labs; Statutes approved for 4 Universities

    A decision was taken to empower the social welfare department to procure rice directly from FCI for Supplementary Nutrition Programme

    Assam Police cracks Kokrajhar Case: 3 prime accused, seven accomplices arrested

    Assam police have booked all the culprits under section 376, 376A, 376D, 376DA, section 6 POCSO Act, section 31W of SC/ST Act, section 3 and 5 of SC/ST act

    “Reduce import of Pork, Poultry and Eggs to Assam”: CM Sarma

    The CM asked the department to increase the number of artificial insemination (AI) of cattle through AI Workers

    Raha Minor Killing: Govt Probe Committee Term Extended

    In April, a minor Karbi girl was allegedly murdered and set ablaze by her house owner in Raha town of Nagaon in Assam

    BREAKING: Assam Fresh SOP; Curfew Relaxed in Guwahati & Eight Districts

    However, ban on the inter-district movements to continue till June 22 till 5 AM

    Ray of hope for a father! CM Sarma’s directs Assam police to investigate murder incident in a tweet

    Through the medium of social media, the father of the deceased also made an appeal to the chief minister to investigate the matter and punish the culprits as soon as possible.

    ‘No helmet no petrol’ rule for two-wheelers in Tinsukia district from today

    This move is taken by the administration in the hope that it will improve alertness on rider safety in light of mounting fatal accidents concerning two-wheelers

    Assam: Four minors escape from Jorhat’s children home

    Under Section 363 of the Indian Penal Code, the case has been registered in the Jorhat Police Station.

    Assam: One lakh FCI rice bags seized

    Furthermore, the team also seized 13 trucks from the godown and the local area, which were used for carrying the food item.

    Assam Govt to issue new SOP today; curfew timing likely to be reduced by another one hour

    Assam's positivity rate stands at 2.52% till Monday

    Assam: 403 children and women rescued by RPF from Jan 2020 to May 2021

    The RPF has rescued another nine minor boys and girls from various stations and trains over NFR till June 14, 2021 and also apprehended a women trafficker

    Ambubachi Mela Called Off: Second Time In A Row

    The temple management authority had said that the doors of the Kamakhya temple will remain closed for the public till June 30

    Viral video victims brought to justice; Assam police hunt down culprit

    Acting swiftly, the state police department investigated the matter and nabbed the culprit on Sunday

    More express special trains to and from Assam restored by NF Railway

    The NFR also appealed to the passengers to see these details before undertaking their journey

    Assam to follow Gujarat model to check loss in Electricity Board: CM

    The chief minister mentioned that the power board has incurred a loss of Rs 300 crore (approx) per month due to such non-payment of electricity dues and power theft cases

    BREAKING: Gauhati HC restrictions extended till June 21

    The restrictions allowed the Gauhati HC only to take urgent matters and encouraged virtual court proceedings

    War against drugs: Guwahati police conducts multiple operations in the city, seizes drug worth Rs 50 Lakh

    Besides drugs worth around Rs50 lakh, a cash amount of Rs. 4 lakh and a vehicle were seized in the operations.

    Assam: Dreaded criminal Kuddus Ali arrested; arms recovered

    Raids were conducted on a tip-off and a search was initiated where Kuddus Ali was nabbed in a car along with a 9mm pistol with a live round.

    Barak Valley boy turns Maruti Swift to Lamborghini; next plans to make his version of Ferrari

    The total expense of the project was around Rs. 6 lakh 20 thousand, starting from purchasing the engine and the raw materials and finally giving it a polished shape.

    Truck-laden with Arunachal-made IMFL cases seized in Nalbari

    Subhash Baishya, IE, Manas Pratim Sarma, IE, Chakradhar Kalita, AIE and Bhaskar Deka, EC along with Nalbari Excise personnel intercepted the truck

    Assam Congress alleges U-turn by BJP Govt on micro-finance loan waiver scheme

    The people of Assam once again fell prey to their lies of tall promises by trusting them: Ripun Bora

    Assam Police arrests five in Kokrajhar incident

    Sensation prevailed after the incident came to light; many organizations have condemned the gruesome act and demanded a judicial inquiry into the case

    Assam Police arrests nine in Tinsukia mob-lynching incident

    Several local sources claimed that Sarat was badly brutalized before being killed, as there were severe cut marks on his body

    Breaking: Assam police busts interstate human trafficking racket, arrests three from Arunachal

    The minor girl was sold to one lady named Parbati Dupit at Anaya Mara of Itanagar for Rs. 1, 20,000

    Breaking: Assam Govt directs employees with full vaccination to resume work from office

    All the employees of government of Assam who have received both the doses of Covid-19 vaccine are hereby directed to attend their respective offices from 14/06/2021 on a regular basis.

    Kokrajhar Case: CM visits victim family; Orders speedy probe

    The minister strictly asserted that women safety shall always remain top priority of Assam government. Atrocity in any form against poor too shall not be tolerated.

    Mirabai Chanu lone Indian weightlifter to qualify for Tokyo Olympics 2021

    The former world champion was earlier ranked 4th but North Korea’s withdrawal from Tokyo Olympics propelled Chanu to second place.

    Assam govt hikes ration allowances for Assam forest personnel

    A notification from the forest department stated that the government has enhanced ration allowance from Rs.1,200 to Rs. 2,000.

    Covid-19: Assam forms 2,000 teams to vaccinate 3 lakh people daily

    The state has a sufficient supply of the Covaxin vaccine for managing the second dose for people in the 18-44 years of age group, stated the health minister.

    Assam Flood: Minor Drowned, Heavy Erosions in 5 Dists

    For rescue operations, one boat was also deployed in Barpeta district so far

    Baksa youth stitches poem in Gamocha; makes it to Assam Book of Records

    Jyotish was deeply influenced by the life philosophy of Srimanta Sankardev and decided to stitch the poem in the gamocha presented to him by his students.

    Assam CS inspect Covid situation in Biswanath: Directs ‘target approach’ method

    Assam chief secretary (CS) Jishnu Barua on Saturday reviewed the Covid condition of Biswanath district administration and directed the district administration to take on a “targeted approach” towards vaccination.

    Assam women allegedly drugged, raped in Meghalaya; accused arrested

    The victim was reportedly on her way to NEHU from her hometown Guwahati, Assam. Police arrested one accused in connection with the case.

    Assam: Sonapur’s Kachutali adopted as Giloy (medicinal plant) Village

    Giloy is a powerhouse of antioxidants and helps to eliminate toxins, purifies the blood, fights bacteria that causes diseases and also combats liver diseases and urinary tract infections.

    Assam Police rescues 4 girls from Baihata; one accused arrested

    One accused identified as Giyas Ali (32) has also been arrested in connection with the case. Police have kept him in custody for interrogation.


    An Eviction Drive near Dhalpur temple in Assam – The Untold story

    Since the year 2016, the villagers have been evicted three times, first in November 2016, second in January 2021 and for the third time in June, 2021

    Shifting the Focus: From Infiltration to Population

    If birth control were the sole means to restrict population growth, there was no need for the 6 years old Assam movement, NRC etc.

    Restrictions on certain activities led to lockdown like situation in Guwahati

    The state government had issued fresh guidelines on last Tuesday in the districts where the number of active COVID cases rises to 100 or more

    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