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IIT-Guwahati student hangs herself in hostel room, suicide note found

IIT-Guwahati student hangs herself in hostel room, suicide note found

A first-year student of IIT-Guwahati has allegedly committed suicide by hanging from the ceiling fan of her hostel room, a police officer said.

Sep 12, 2018, 20:42 PM IST
Assam NRC Coordinator Prateek Hajela under fire for his suggestion to Supreme Court

Assam NRC Coordinator Prateek Hajela under fire for his suggestion to Supreme Court

A bench of justices Ranjan Gogoi and R F Nariman had perused the report of Assam's NRC coordinator and said it was agreeable to his suggestions that any one of the 10 of a total 15 documents provided

Sep 09, 2018, 21:26 PM IST
Assam court awards death penalty to 19-year-old gangrape-murder convict

Assam court awards death penalty to 19-year-old gangrape-murder convict

District and Session Judge Rita Kar sentenced Hussain (19) to death for the murder and to life imprisonment for raping the minor girl under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act

Sep 07, 2018, 15:25 PM IST
Boat carrying 45 passengers capsizes in Assam, at least two dead

Boat carrying 45 passengers capsizes in Assam, at least two dead

A boat carrying at least 45 passengers capsized in Brahmaputra river in north Guwahati in Assam. The passengers are missing even as the rescue operations are underway.

Sep 05, 2018, 15:41 PM IST
China issues flood alert in Brahmaputra, Arunachal and Assam on alert

China issues flood alert in Brahmaputra, Arunachal and Assam on alert

China has communicated to India that the river Tsangpo is flowing at levels higher than normal because of rainfall.

Aug 30, 2018, 22:05 PM IST
Entire state of Assam declared ‘disturbed area’ under AFSPA provisions

Entire state of Assam declared ‘disturbed area’ under AFSPA provisions

This comes amid the controversy over Assam National Register of Citizens.

Aug 29, 2018, 23:32 PM IST
Purpose of NRC failed: Former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi

Purpose of NRC failed: Former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi

Coming down heavily on the "faulty" implementation of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, the state`s former chief minister Tarun Gogoi claimed that the very purpose of NRC had failed.

Aug 27, 2018, 07:53 AM IST
'Kissing baba', who hugged and kissed women on pretext of curing, arrested

'Kissing baba', who hugged and kissed women on pretext of curing, arrested

Assam-based self-styled godman Ram Prakash Chauhan, also known as 'kissing baba' to his followers, has been arrested for alleged sexually exploiting women.

Aug 24, 2018, 14:50 PM IST
SC asks Assam NRC Coordinator Prateek Hajela for detailed report on those not included in draft, next hearing on August 28

SC asks Assam NRC Coordinator Prateek Hajela for detailed report on those not included in draft, next hearing on August 28

The next hearing on the matter will take place on August 28.

Aug 16, 2018, 15:02 PM IST
Assam: Teacher engaged in NRC updation detained after being declared illegal B'deshi migrant

Assam: Teacher engaged in NRC updation detained after being declared illegal B'deshi migrant

Khairul Islam was earlier declared an infiltrator by the Foreigners Tribunal, Morigaon. He was detained last night near Moirabari in Morigaon district, Superintendent of Police Swapnanil Deka said.

Aug 16, 2018, 14:07 PM IST
Boy who saluted Tricolour in chest-deep flood water not in Assam NRC draft

Boy who saluted Tricolour in chest-deep flood water not in Assam NRC draft

A nine-year old boy, whose photograph of saluting the Tricolour in chest-deep flood water in an Assam school on Independence Day in 2017 had gone viral, has failed to find a place in the final draft

Aug 15, 2018, 21:42 PM IST
NRC was my 'baby', BJP failed to nurse it, claims former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi

NRC was my 'baby', BJP failed to nurse it, claims former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi

The three-time chief minister alleged that the BJP was not interested in solving the problem of infiltration, but to use it as a poll agenda in the next Lok Sabha and state elections.

Aug 12, 2018, 10:39 AM IST
Rape complaint registered against union minister Rajen Gohain in Assam

Rape complaint registered against union minister Rajen Gohain in Assam

The complainant has accused the police of inaction.

Aug 10, 2018, 21:42 PM IST
Those not in Assam NRC won’t be jailed or deported, says official

Those not in Assam NRC won’t be jailed or deported, says official

This comes just days after the Supreme Court said that the authorities should not take any coercive action against those not included in Assam NRC.

Aug 05, 2018, 21:29 PM IST
Fourth FIR registered against Mamata Banerjee in Assam for her 'civil war and bloodbath' speech

Fourth FIR registered against Mamata Banerjee in Assam for her 'civil war and bloodbath' speech

Banerjee had warned of violence in Assam if the issue was not resolved.

Aug 04, 2018, 23:13 PM IST
Second wave of floods hits Assam, over 90,000 people affected

Second wave of floods hits Assam, over 90,000 people affected

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday reviewed the flood situation in Assam.

Aug 03, 2018, 21:06 PM IST
Assam NRC: Disappointed over Mamata Banerjee's 'civil war' remark, 2 TMC leaders quit party

Assam NRC: Disappointed over Mamata Banerjee's 'civil war' remark, 2 TMC leaders quit party

Diganta Saikia, Pradeep Pachoni said that the West Bengal Chief Minister, who is unaware of the ground reality in the northeast state, slammed the move without knowledge.

Aug 02, 2018, 14:26 PM IST
Assam Governor says NRC draft as per Assam Accord, suggests other states to prepare the same for security

Assam Governor says NRC draft as per Assam Accord, suggests other states to prepare the same for security

Guaranteeing security to all those whoever are Indians, he said that the Central government has the right to know about the foreigners staying in the state or the country.

Aug 02, 2018, 12:13 PM IST
A CM should not provoke for civil war: Assam Congress leader on Mamata's remark​

A CM should not provoke for civil war: Assam Congress leader on Mamata's remark​

Assam Congress chief on Wednesday hit out at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee saying that the latter should not provoke for a civil war. Condemning Banerjee's remark, Ripun Bora said that

Aug 01, 2018, 12:29 PM IST

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