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Black box of crashed Sukhoi 30 aircraft found, no information about two pilots
Black box of crashed Sukhoi 30 aircraft found, no information about two pilots

A search and rescue team on Sunday recovered black box of Sukhoi 30 aircraft.

Para SF, IAF Garuds join ops to recover Sukhoi-30 wreckage

The wreckage of Sukhoi-30 MKI jet was found after four days of search mission on Friday. 

PM lays foundation of Guwahati AIIMS

He laid the foundation by pressing the remote button at the Sarusajai Stadium here this evening but did not speak on the occasion.

PM Narendra Modi launches agro-marine processing scheme SAMPADA

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday launched agro-marine processing scheme SAMPADA to promote food processing and create job opportunities for the youth.

 

On 3rd anniversary, PM Modi says thank you for opportunity to serve as 'pradhan sevak', let's build a new India
On 3rd anniversary, PM Modi says thank you for opportunity to serve as 'pradhan sevak', let's build a new India

He said his government is working to bring rapid development to all corners of India. 

Blast kills one in Assam's Dibrugarh district

One person was killed in an explosion in the tea and oil rich Dibrugarh district of Assam on Thursday ahead of a visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate a 9.15 kilometre-long bridge over the Brahmaputra river.

Dhola-Sadia bridge, India's longest, set to open in Assam – proximity to China makes it strategically important - Watch
Dhola-Sadia bridge, India's longest, set to open in Assam – proximity to China makes it strategically important - Watch

The Dhola-Sadia bridge is 3.55 km longer than the Bandra-Worli sea link in Mumbai, making it the longest in India.

IAF's Sukhoi-30 fighter jet carrying 2 pilots goes missing; search operations underway
IAF's Sukhoi-30 fighter jet carrying 2 pilots goes missing; search operations underway

A Sukhoi-30 fighter jet of Indian Air Force (IAF) has gone missing after losing radio and radar contact. Search operations are on. 

Assam terror funding scam: NIA court to pronounce quantum of sentence for 14 convicts
Assam terror funding scam: NIA court to pronounce quantum of sentence for 14 convicts

This was the first case to be taken up by the NIA in Assam in 2009.

Who is Major Leetul Gogoi and why he is in news?
Who is Major Leetul Gogoi and why he is in news?

The incident took place in Budgam area of Kashmir. The decision had helped save lives.

Nothing is impossible to achieve: Assam Governor to students
Nothing is impossible to achieve: Assam Governor to students

Assam Governor Banwarilal Purohit on Saturday said positive attitude, strong determination and judicious time management can lead to a successful life.

Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal directs stern action against misuse of social media
Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal directs stern action against misuse of social media

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has directed the state chief secretary and director general of police to take stern action against misuse of social media to malign the image of personalities and publication of fabricated information.

Cabinet approves agriculture research institute in Assam

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved the setting up of an agriculture research institute in Assam, to help spur growth in north eastern states.

Assam conservationist nominated for Whitley Awards

The Whitley Fund for Nature (WFN), a Britain-registered charity, has announced the shortlist of six finalists for the Whitley Awards 2017.

Remarkable improvement in North East's security situation: Rajnath Singh
Remarkable improvement in North East's security situation: Rajnath Singh

Committed to unleash the true potential of the North East, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said there has been significant improvement in the security situation of North East over the past years.

Assam: 40 quintal tobacco, 800 kg of Ganja destroyed in Kokrajhar
Assam: 40 quintal tobacco, 800 kg of Ganja destroyed in Kokrajhar

On the order of the Supreme Court, the Kokrajhar Police with the permission of the Kokrajhar High Court on Tuesday burnt and destroyed at least 40 quintal tobacco, 800 kg of Ganja, 1,400 bottles of phensedyl and 465 kg of intoxicants in premises of former MLA Pradip Kumar Bramhho.

Sonowal for spiritual orientation of youths

"Spiritual institutions could energise the youth by imparting teachings that will give purpose to life and guide people to serve society with deep sense of social responsibility," Sonowal said.

ULFA(I) recruiting youths: DGP

"ULFA-I is still recruiting youths from different parts of Assam and its commander-in-chief Paresh Baruah is conducting it from Myanmar," the DGP said.

Assam govt to set up 'Act East' department

"My government will take the initiative to set up 'Act East' department to implement the Prime Minister's vision to connect the North East with South East Asia," Sonowal said.

Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council election to be held on June 12

As per the schedule, the last date of filing nomination will be on May 19, scrutiny of nomination papers will take place on May 20. 

Fluoride contamination cripples over 1,000 children in Assam

Over a thousand children below the age of five have been crippled by fluorosis over the last six years in Hojai in Assam.

SSB officer killed in shootout with militants in Assam's Chirang

A 47-year-old SSB officer was killed on Tuesday in a shootout with National Democratic Front of Bodoland-S militants in Assam's Chirang district, an official said.

Assam: 75 stray dogs to be sold for meat rescued

The Assam Police on Saturday rescued as many as 75 drugged stray dogs in Samaguri area here.

Govt declares entire Assam, 3 Arunachal districts as 'disturbed' areas for three more months
Govt declares entire Assam, 3 Arunachal districts as 'disturbed' areas for three more months

The AFSPA has been continuing in Assam since November 1990.

Disqualification of Assam MLAs, MPs for violating two-child norm: Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma
Disqualification of Assam MLAs, MPs for violating two-child norm: Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma

The Assam government will recommend to the Centre disqualification of MLAs and MPs who do not adhere to the proposed two-child norm, Health and Family Welfare Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Thursday.

Now, Assam gets its first Shatabdi Express! To run between Dibrugarh and Guwahati
Now, Assam gets its first Shatabdi Express! To run between Dibrugarh and Guwahati

State Railway Minister Rajen Gohain flagged off the first train from Dibrugarh in an opening ceremony on Sunday.  

Assam: Two detained in 'cattle thieves' lynching case
Assam: Two detained in 'cattle thieves' lynching case

Two people were detained by the Nagaon Police in connection with the mob lynching of two suspected cow thieves and an interrogation is underway.

Congress removes Digvijay Singh as party in-charge of Karnataka, Goa
Congress removes Digvijay Singh as party in-charge of Karnataka, Goa

The development follows Congress' failure to form its government in Goa despite having emerged as the single largest party in the assembly election this February.

 

Educationist Dilip Kumar Barua dead

Noted educationist, economist, litterateur and quizmaster Dilip Kumar Barua died here on Friday after a brief illness, his family sources said.

BSNL to connect all Assam GPs through optical fibre in 2017-18
BSNL to connect all Assam GPs through optical fibre in 2017-18

"All gram panchyats in Assam will be connected through optical fibre network by this financial year. There are 1,518 gram panchyats in Assam and 1,060 have already been covered," BSNL said.