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    Assam Polls: Bhaskar Jyoti Baruah replaced late Assam CM Tarun Gogoi from Titabor

    MP Gaurav Gogoi’s name was doing the rounds as the candidate from Titabor constituency ever since his father and former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi passed away in December last year

    Assam Polls: Bhaskar Jyoti Baruah replaced late Assam CM...

    MP Gaurav Gogoi’s name was doing the rounds as the candidate from Titabor constituency ever since his father and former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi passed away in December last year

    Assam Polls: Model Code of Conduct strictly enforced in...

    Till February 6 morning at least 23 complaints regarding violation of Model Code of Conduct received from several districts of poll bound Assam

    AIUDF releases first list, Ajmal’s brother Sirajuddin Ajmal to...

    Ajmal's son Sirajuddin Ajmal will contest from Jamunamukh whereas, MLA Alhaj Aminul Islam to retain his contest from Dhing constituency

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    Atul Bora to contest from Bokakhat, AGP announces first list of candidates

    Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) to have a friendly fight with its ally BJP in at least five constituencies in the ensuing state polls

    Denied ticket! Assam BJP minister Sum Ronghang joins Congress

    Sum Ronghang, who has been denied a party ticket by the BJP-UPPL-AGP alliance, was overlooked in favour of fresh candidate, Bidya Sing Engleng.

    Who will replace former CM Tarun Gogoi in Titabor? Tough challenge for Congress

    MP Gaurav Gogoi’s name has been doing the rounds as the candidate from Titabor constituency ever since his father and former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi passed away in December last year

    Fewer women candidates to contest Assam Polls this time

    In Assam Assembly election, only 5.71% women among 72 candidates are announced by the BJP. Out of 72, there are only four women candidates in fray.

    Assam Polls: Trinamool Congress releases candidates list

    The party has filed 16 candidates from Hailakandi, Cachar, Shubri, Bongaigaon, Goalpara, Barpeta, Kamrup (R), Nalbari, Darrang, and Hojai.

    Political Twist! AAMSU chief advisor Azizur Rahman likely to join Raijor Dal

    Azizur Rahman reportedly held a meeting at the Gauhati Medical College Hospital (GMCH) with the leadership of Raijor Dal on Sunday

    Assam Polls: AGP and UPPL likely to announce candidates list today

    AGP had formed an alliance with BJP and UPPL to defeat the Congress-AIUDF mahajot: Atul Bora

    Assam Polls: Congress releases first list of 40 candidates

    The ‘grand old party’ has made no announcement to field a candidate for the Titabor constituency, which is the traditional seat of former Assam Chief Minister and late Congress leader Tarun Gogoi.

    Bonhomie with the Congress-led Mahajot very much on cards: Prafulla Mahanta

    Mahanta was denied the ticket from Barhampur – the seat he has been representing for seven straight terms since 1985 – with BJP fielding Jitu Goswami from Mahanta’s home turf.

    From Dissident to Crack in Alliance: All is not well in BJP

    UPPL supporters hit the streets at Tangla in Panery constituency and even torched the effigies of BJP leaders in protest on Saturday

    Assam Polls: AGP-BJP to go for a friendly fight in five seats

    AGP was yet to announce its list of candidates for the upcoming poll. Bora informed that the party members would sit for a final discussion before making the announcement.

    High-level meeting held to review security situation in Assam

    The meeting was attended by Assam DGP Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta and other senior functionaries of State Administration, Security Agencies and Army.

    Taiwanese girl slams Assam Congress for allegedly using photo of tea garden from Taiwan

    Himanta Biswa Sarma shared a picture of ‘Assam Bachao’ page in his Twitter handle saying, “Official Congress campaign page is using photo of tea garden from Taiwan to say “Assam Bachao”. Congress leaders can’t even recognize Assam? This is an insult of Assam and Tea Garden workers of our state

    Assam: 1 more arrested in ‘Pre-matric Minority Scholarship case’

    The CID and local police conducted a search at locations in the Nagarbera area in the intervening nights of Thursday and Friday.

    BREAKING: Ulfa (I) to release abducted Quipoo employees ‘safely’

    Chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal and others also appealed to the militant outfit to release them on humanitarian grounds

    Akhil Gogoi to fight from Sivasagar; Friendly contest with AJP in two seats

    Raijor Dal will field its candidates in 12 constituency seats out of the 47 in the first phase and 6 seats out of 39 seats in the second phase of assembly elections.

    Cattle smuggling on rise in Dhubri; 105 caught in recent days

    Every year, thousands of cattle are smuggled from India to Bangladesh, which ensures a significant supply of protein in that country.

    BREAKING: Paramananda Rajbongshi quits AGP, Joins BJP

    Rajbongshi is likely to contest from Sipajhar constituency in the upcoming polls from BJP

    Raijor Dal to contest in 18 constituencies out of 86 to oust BJP-led alliance from power

    Raijor Dal leaders informed that the party has come to a point of contesting the elections in a total of 18 constituencies of 86 in the first two phases to stop vote splitting by the ruling BJP-led alliance government

    Surrendered militants of Karbi Anglong likely to sign peace accord: Himanta

    Himanta Biswa Sarma met HM Amit Shah on Friday, along with the leaders of insurgent groups who laid down arms, to discuss how the peace accords to be signed.

    Assam polls: Sushmita Dev to quit Congress? Rift in Congress over seat-sharing with AIUDF

    Sources in the party said that she might tender her resignation if the talks don't yield any positive result.

    Assam Polls: AIUDF likely to contest in 24 seats, final declaration awaited!

    The seat-sharing deals with Congress and its allies including the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) and the Left parties are almost confirmed.

    First-time voter cricketer Riyan Parag roped in by CEO as SVEEP icon

    The CEO also released mascots-Bohag and Bohagi and a theme song to reach out to the electorates in the state.

    BREAKING: Second Phase of Assam Assembly Election Notified

    The voters who want to avail Postal Ballot facility for the second phase of the election will have to apply for the postal ballot in Form 12 (D) till March 9

    Assam Polls: AJP declares first list; Lurinjyoti Gogoi to contest from Duliajan

    The leadership of Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP) declared the first 18 candidates list ahead of the Phase-I polls.

    Assam farmer sent to jail for 3 years for killing a jumbo

    The elephant was killed due to electrocution through GI wires illegally installed by Singh surrounding his paddy field

    ‘Abki baar 85% Ke paar’: CEO Assam unveils Mascots, Theme Song to attract young voters

    Cricketer Riyan Parag, Assamese actor Kopil Borah, Assamese singer Anindita Paul & Northeast’s first para-cyclist Rakesh Banik have been appointed as the SVEEP icons

    ‘Seat sharing is not an issue’: Badruddin Ajmal

    AIUDF had approached the Congress high command in New Delhi allegedly bypassing the state’s leadership and submitted a list of 37 constituencies

    Congress candidates list is not likely to be published today: Sources

    Congress had announced that it would release the final list by March 5, however, the party's Central Election Committee has not yet approved the list

    Assam Polls: BJP likely to release first list of candidates by Friday evening; Here’s what to expect

    The BJP Central Election Committee meeting was held in presence of PM Narendra Modi, BJP President J. P. Nadda and other senior party leaders including Union Ministers Amit Shah and Rajnath Singh.

    Assam Polls: Meghalaya cabinet postpones polling date of GHADC

    Assam assembly elections will be held in three phases beginning from March 27 with the final round of voting taking place on April 6.

    Assam: Crime Branch, Police seized cache of drugs, 5 arrested in 2 cases

    Two packets heroin weighing 26 grams, 5 kg WY tablets (2.5 tablets approx.), 6 cough syrup bottles, Rs 9,200, 6 mobile phones and one two-wheeler were seized in the raid.

    Assam Polls: Several tea tribe leaders join Assam Jatiya Parishad

    AATTSA leaders vehemently criticized BJP for allegedly trying to deceive the people of the tea tribe communities in the poll-bound Assam.

    AJP will not ally with Congress-AIUDF at any cost: Lurinjyoti Gogoi

    AJP leaders on Thursday met Akhil Gogoi at Gauhati medical college hospital Thursday and discussed the seat-sharing tactics between the two parties

    Assam: Fake DSP arrested by Dispur police in Khanamukh

    The accused was identified as Anup Kumar Das (45), who took money from people for different purposes and was later sent to two days remand.

    Congress cracks ‘Job Creation’ formula? Promises to make Ministry of Job

    The party initiated a website for online employment registration for the unemployed youth of Assam

    Assam Polls: Cash, Grenade, Gun recovered in the midst of model code of conduct

    One Raj Kumar Gupta of Sadia claimed that he was carrying cash amount for some business related purposes in Tinsukia.

    Six Bangladeshi nationals sent back from Assam

    Looking into all the possibilities and FT guidelines, they were sent back to thei country

    Assam polls: Following COVID-19 protocols during this election is must!

    The meeting was presided over by Kamrup (M) District Deputy Commissioner Biswajit Pegu and was attended by representatives of the District Administration, Guwahati Municipal Corporation and Health Department.

    Assam Polls: Violation of model code of conduct; Cash & liquor seized

    The cases were reported in Biswanath, Dibrugarh, Kaliabor, Jorhat and Lakhimpur election district

    Himanta mocks at Assam Congress for using photo of tea garden from Taiwan to say “Assam Bachao”

    Himanta Biswa Sarma earlier on Tuesday mocked New Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi

    Setback for Raijor Dal? Hiren Gohain quits party

    Terming Akhil Gogoi as ‘immature’ Hiren Gohain said that Akhil Gogoi’s final decision goes against his long-standing stance.

    Schools in Assam allowed to conduct exams ‘offline’ but not mandatorily: Assam Govt

    Irrespective of the fact that the students appear in the annual examinations or not, the students of the Elementary Section (Class I to VIII) and class IX of secondary section will be promoted to next higher classes

    WATCH: Himanta Biswa Sarma pours his heart out in a poem for Assam

    The poetry came out at a time when Sarma has been criticized by his opponents and political rivals as a fundamentalist.

    Assam singer Nilotpal Bora faces heat for comment on Chaolung Siu Ka Pha statue

    Nilotpal in his post had allegedly compared the statue and wrote “Meet this dinosaur”

    Assam Poll: Congress’s list of candidates for the first round likely in next 48 hours

    On Wednesday, the Congress screening committee held a meeting here at Khanapara Greenwood Resort.

    Assam: 31 people injured in road mishap in Karbi Anglong

    Reportedly, a tata mobile vehicle carrying the passengers while it was on its way to Jengkha. Out of the injured persons 11 are in critical condition.

    BREAKING: Akhil Gogoi collects nomination paper for Sivasagar constituency

    Gogoi who has been in judicial custody for over a year in a letter on Tuesday advocated fielding joint candidates against BJP’s in each constituency of the state

    Assam Polls: BJP & allies to resolve seat-sharing resentments in New Delhi today

    BJP-ally Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) is eyeing an increase in its share of seats

    Arvind Kejriwal will not visit Assam: AAP state unit

    Addressing to media today, the party’s state unit also revealed that AAP will not even contest in Assam Assembly election this year.

    Assam Polls: SLPRB suspends PST/PET drives in state with immediate effect

    PST/PET drives in the 12 districts namely Hojai, Hailakandi, Karbi Anglong, Majuli, Chirang, Morigaon, Biswanath, Darrang, Kamrup (M), Udalguri, Dhemaji and Sonitpur will be suspended until further orders from Election Commission of India.

    Cash worth Rs 31,32,400 recovered amid imposition of model code of conduct in Assam

    A legal action has been initiated in this regard by Biswanath Police.

    Assam Polls: Notification for Phase-I issued

    The last date for submission of nomination papers by candidates is on March 9

    ‘Best time to visit Assam’; Himanta takes a dig at oppositions

    Himanta Biswa Sarma took a swipe at opposition leaders who are coming to Assam to help their allies ahead of the ensuing polls in the state.

    Abducted Quippo employees may return soon: Negotiations with ULFA(I) positive, says victim’s family

    The Delhi-based company was engaged in talks with ULFA(I) for the last few months through mediator Kaushik Phukan.

    “I’ll not contest if necessary”: Akhil Gogoi’s Raijor Dal may join a Grand Alliance without AIUDF

    In the letter, Akhil Gogoi also expressed his fear that if the Oppositions fail to unite, anti-BJP votes may get divided

    Are You A Senior Citizen, PwD or a Covid Patient? Here’s what you need to do to cast your vote in Assam Assembly polls

    The ECI has undertaken a slew of initiatives in order to ensure that the electors who are unable to come to polling booths are facilitated to establish wider participation in the electoral process

    APSC to conduct Assistant Engineer exam on March 14

    Admit cards for the exam will be issued to the candidates on March 10, which will be available on the official website of the commission.

    Assam Polls: From Law against CAA to Freebies, Congress gives 5 Guarantees to Assam

    From nullifying the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) to freebies, from hiking the daily wages of tea workers to lakhs of jobs, the Congress party leaders have announced these ‘guarantees’ at a public rally held at Tezpur.

    AJP demands arrest of culprits behind Lurinjyoti’s convoy attack in Nalbari

    The members of AJP alleged that supporters of Narayan Deka attempted to physically harm AJP president Lurinjyoti Gogoi and senior AJP leader Pulkesh Baruah during an election campaign.

    CM Sonowal allegedly violating Model Code of Conduct, APCC submits memo to CEO

    The dates of Assembly election in the state of Assam by Election Commission of India were announced on February 27, 2021.

    Chai pe charcha: Priyanka interacts with tea garden workers

    Vadra raises serious concerns over their daily wage earnings, living standards, health facilities, education etc

    Musical stalwart Prabhat Sharma passes away at 86

    Prabhat Sharma breathed his last around 6:00 am at his residence. Reportedly, he was suffering from a prolonged ailment.

    Himanta gets his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Guwahati

    Third phase of the COVID-19 Vaccination began across the entire state on Monday.

    BREAKING: CEO Assam limits candidate’s poll expenditure at Rs.30 lakh max

    The CEO also sought the cooperation of all the parties to ensure a free and fair election by curbing down activities involving illicit liquor, abuse of money and muscle power

    HSLC/Assam High Madrassa Examination, 2021 dates announced

    SEBA also urged all its students to reach their respective examination centres prior to their schedule timings.

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

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

    Senior Congress leader Anil Raja tenders his resignation to Sonia Gandhi

    Senior leader Anil Raja has resigned from Congress blaming Assam Pradesh Congress Committee for allegedly creating groupism

    Assam Polls: Congress constitutes screening committee

    The screening committee has been asked to scrutiny all the possible names that can be put up as party candidates in the upcoming Assam assembly elections

    BJP-AGP Seat Sharing: First List of Candidates by March 5

    On Monday, the top leaders of the BJP held its first official discussion on seat-sharing for the ensuing polls with its prime ally AGP leadership

    AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal likely to launch election campaigns for AJP in Assam

    AJP and Raijor Dal will publically announce the seat-sharing arrangements for the upcoming elections in the state of Assam through a press conference.

    Palash Changmai to Contest Assam Election?

    Both Lurinjyoti Gogoi and Changmai were prime faces of the state’s anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) movement

    Assam Polls: Decline in Women MLAs in Assam

    The ADR Assam Election Watch's latest analysis found that the current Assam Assembly has only eight women MLAs

    Assam Polls: Priyanka Gandhi launches state-wide protest against rising unemployment in Assam

    Priyanka Gandhi Vadra launched a state-wide protest as Congress demands opportunities for the unemployed youth of Assam.

    ‘Inadequate legal aid for NRC excluded persons’: CJP moves GHC

    CJP also pointed out the need to be set up at Taluk level; otherwise, the process of providing legal aid remains largely inadequate

    Dibrugarh University postpones both Non-CBCS and CBCS exams ahead of State Polls

    The revised timetables of the said examinations and the timetable for the B.A/ B.Sc/ B.Com third semester (CBCS) examination, 2020 are yet to be notified, stated controller of examination in the notification.

    Assam Home Guards to boycott Assembly polls in state

    Hatsingimiri: Demanding permanent regularization and increment in salary packages, the Assam home guards in South Salmara Mankachar District staged a sit-in demonstration on Monday...

    AJP President Lurinjyoti Gogoi demands “free and fair election” in State

    Guwahati: Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP) president Lurinjyoti Gogoi demands “free and fair election” in the state after his convoy came under attack allegedly by...

    Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to kick start her election campaigns in Assam from North Lakhimpur

    Congress Party General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra received a warm welcome from the APCC here

    PM Modi mentions KNP; lauds residents for nature protection

    The PM said a total of 112 species of birds were sighted in Kaziranga National Park. He also highlighted the role of Assam temples in protecting nature.

    Assam: Dacoit arrested ; 2 pistols, 21 rounds ammunition seized

    The police have also recovered arms and ammunition which include two pistols and 21 rounds of ammunition from his possession.

    Assam: ECI assigns ‘Ship’ as party symbol to AJP

    The AASU-backed and Lurinjyoti-led AJP announced it will contest Assam Assembly Election and released its symbol at a programe in Guwahati.

    Assam Assembly polls: BPF joins hands with Congress-led coalition

    BPF will now be a part of the ‘Mahajath’ which was formed in January with Congress, AIUDF, Communist Party of India, CPI (Marxist), CPI (Marxist-Leninist) and Anchalik Gana Morcha.

    Over 11 lakh persons in 4 Guwahati constituencies to vote for the assembly election: Kamrup (M) DC

    To ensure that there is no violations of model code of conduct, a district control room have been formed which can be reached by dialing – 0361-3517412 or 0361-3517402

    Gloves for Voters, Postal Ballots for COVID-19 Patients: CEO Assam

    At least 40 companies of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) were allotted to the state

    Guwahati: Student arrested after impersonating as police officer

    The accused identified as Kuljit Baishya, a resident of Azara in Dharapur, was roaming around on a Royal Enfield Bullet.

    Assam: COVID-19 tests to continue at airports, rly stations

    Earlier, the government had decided to discontinue the mandatory COVID-19 testing at airports, railway stations and land routes from March 1, 2021.

    Assam: Suspended BJP leader Dipanjoli Kakati arrested for ‘assaulting’ cop

    Dipanjali Kakati was a former member of the Moran Autonomous Council and executive member of the state BJP committee.

    Largest SI Recruitment in Assam Police: Four ADGPs Redesignated as Spl DGP

    At least 288 out of 597 selected candidates are post graduates

    BREAKING: Assam govt gives Rs 1 lakh to each Laika Dodhia landless families

    Sonowal also instructed the department to ensure that the new land for rehabilitation is not affected either by flood or erosion

    Assam Polls: Congress forms Task Force to finalize seat-sharing with alliances

    Since the coalition is led by Congress, the party will have a major stake out of the total seats that the grand alliance would contest in the upcoming polls

    India’s ‘Dhing Express’ Hima Das appointed as DSP in Assam Police

    The cabinet had too decided to amend the integrated sports policy of the state by appointing sportspersons as Class-I and Class-II officers in different departments of the state

    Assam: Amit Shah inaugurates beautification project of Batadrava Than

    Amit Shah also expressed his dismay over the failure of the Congress Government for not doing anything substantial at Batadraba which ruled the state for 15 years.

    APCC lashes at BJP for making ‘false’ promises in pre-poll speeches

    Raising the issue of spiraling cost of petrol and diesel, the APCC has stated, “He can ask them- are they happy paying Rs 87.50 for a litre of petrol and Rs 81.79 for that of diesel?”

    Will the Karbis get an ‘Autonomous State’? Amit Shah ‘reminded’ of old Promises

    JACAS reminded Shah that the latter had promised of creating an Autonomous State within the State of Assam as provided under Article 244-A of the Constitution

    BREAKING: Assam Guv appoints Prof. LK Nath as new VC (i/c) of Dibrugarh University

    Assam Governor constituted a high-level inquiry committee to inquire into the irregularities allegedly indulged by Prof. Ranjit Kumar Tamuli, VC (since suspended) of the DU.

    “Assam Tea needs to be promoted as a Global drink”: SITA Committee

    Emphasis was given to device marketing strategies to promote tea as a health beverage

    NTA to conduct state-level exam in Assam

    The Assam State Government will participate in the central institution for conducting the 2021 Mathematics and Science Olympiad.

    CAA pushed Assam into conflict, curfews and violence: Congress slams Shah’s ‘peace’ comment

    Shah said that Assam that was known for agitations, weapons and violence is now known for development, education and tourism due to the good governance of BJP

    Union Minister Amit Shah vows to make Assam “flood-free”, “infiltrator-free”

    Shah’s response on the issue came after the oppositions have been repeatedly asking the central leaders to speak on Assam’s central issues of flood, erosion and infiltration.

    OPINION

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    Inclusion- a feeling many of us take for granted, evokes powerful emotions among the ones left out by society based on lived experience

    Understanding China’s Border Hegemony

    Beijing is acutely aware that a war with China may well be the final nail in the coffin for India’s conception of strategic autonomy

    Opinion: Taking a cue

    The better we cooperate and coordinate, the better we fight the evils in society

    Government must amend India’s Tobacco Control Act

    India has the second-largest number of tobacco users (268 million adults) in the world – of these at least 1.2 million die every year from tobacco-related diseases

    Method to the Madness

    The breaks can be a mid-day snooze or a workout regime, it can be a good movie hour or reading escapade

    About ‘Coronavirus’ & it’s Recommendations

    There are two domains in the S1 subunit which Coronavirus recognize as a variety of host receptors, leading to the viral attachment

    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

    TRENDING

    Chai pe charcha: Priyanka interacts with tea garden workers

    Vadra raises serious concerns over their daily wage earnings, living standards, health facilities, education etc

    HSLC/Assam High Madrassa Examination, 2021 dates announced

    SEBA also urged all its students to reach their respective examination centres prior to their schedule timings.

    Assam Polls: From Law against CAA to Freebies, Congress gives 5 Guarantees to Assam

    From nullifying the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) to freebies, from hiking the daily wages of tea workers to lakhs of jobs, the Congress party leaders have announced these ‘guarantees’ at a public rally held at Tezpur.

    ‘Best time to visit Assam’; Himanta takes a dig at oppositions

    Himanta Biswa Sarma took a swipe at opposition leaders who are coming to Assam to help their allies ahead of the ensuing polls in the state.

    Assam singer Nilotpal Bora faces heat for comment on Chaolung Siu Ka Pha statue

    Nilotpal in his post had allegedly compared the statue and wrote “Meet this dinosaur”

    Assam Polls: Cash, Grenade, Gun recovered in the midst of model code of conduct

    One Raj Kumar Gupta of Sadia claimed that he was carrying cash amount for some business related purposes in Tinsukia.

    Assam polls: Following COVID-19 protocols during this election is must!

    The meeting was presided over by Kamrup (M) District Deputy Commissioner Biswajit Pegu and was attended by representatives of the District Administration, Guwahati Municipal Corporation and Health Department.