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When peace hopes gave way to despair in Assam, Nagaland

Assam suffered revival of violence by the United Liberation Front of Asom-Independent -- led by Paresh Baruah.
 

Ranjeet Kumar Dass resigns from Speaker's post for new role

Dass handed over his resignation letter to Assam Assembly Deputy Speaker Dilip Kumar Paul at a function in his constituency, Sorbhog.

Assam rolls out ambitious health insurance scheme
Assam rolls out ambitious health insurance scheme

"The health assurance scheme will cover all individuals in eligible families with annual income below Rs 5 lakh, both BPL and APL," an official release said.

Pay a portion of tea labourers wage in cash: Assam leader to Centre

Leader of the Opposition of Assam Debrata Saikia has appealed to the Central government to make arrangements for disbursing a portion of the wages of tea garden workers in cash so that they can cope up with crisis triggered by demonetisation.

Villagers build 6-km road on their own in Assam's Dima Hasao

Failing to get any response from the government after repeated requests, villagers of Boro Robi in Dima Hasao district of Assam have constructed a 6-km road on their own, connecting their isolated village to the world.

Assam: Tarun Gogoi's NSG cover withdrawn, Congress terms it political decision
Assam: Tarun Gogoi's NSG cover withdrawn, Congress terms it political decision

Former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi alleged it was a "political" decision as he often criticises the Narendra Modi government.

Alert! Assam banks aware about currency exchange by militants; police urges strict track of transactions
Alert! Assam banks aware about currency exchange by militants; police urges strict track of transactions

The banks have been told to alert the state police in case there is any exchange of money through contractors and traders involved in business across the border.

Assam Police seize Rs 1.55 cr in new currency notes from businessman

Assam Police Monday raided a local businessman's house here and seized about Rs 1.55 crore in new Rs 2,000 and Rs 500 currency notes.

Complete all anti-flood works on time or face consequence: Assam CM
Complete all anti-flood works on time or face consequence: Assam CM

The CM has asked the officials concerned to complete all embankment and flood related activities before April, IANS reported.

Govt honours families ​of Assam agitation martyrs on 'Shahid Divas'
Govt honours families ​of Assam agitation martyrs on 'Shahid Divas'

The All Assam Students' Union (AASU), which spearheaded the movement, observes December 10 every year as Shahid Divas (Martyrs Day). 

Two hardcore NDFB(S) militants neutralised in Assam's Kokrajhar
Two hardcore NDFB(S) militants neutralised in Assam's Kokrajhar

Two hardcore National Democratic Front of Bodoland NDFB(S) militants were killed in a joint operation of the Indian Army and Assam Police on Saturday.

Class 9, 10 students to get free textbooks in Assam
Class 9, 10 students to get free textbooks in Assam

Free text books will be available to students by December 25 this year as the new sessions will start from January 1, IANS reported.

Assam records 928 new HIV cases

Assam has recorded 928 new HIV cases with an estimated 12,090 people living with HIV(PLHA) last year, according to Assam State AIDS Control Society (ASACS).

Assam Police review security of BJP leaders

Assam Police are reviewing the security of some BJP leaders in view of threats from a faction of the United Liberation Front of Assam (Ulfa), a police official said on Monday.

Friday no more weekly holiday for government-run high madrassas in Assam
Friday no more weekly holiday for government-run high madrassas in Assam

The Assam government has decided to discontinue the weekly holiday on Friday in some of government-run high madrassas in the state, said Health & Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday.

Assam prisoners move court on depositing demonetised cash
Assam prisoners move court on depositing demonetised cash

The inmates, undergoing rigorous imprisonment for life, in their petition submitted that it became a problem for the prisoners, confined in jail, to deposit cash in hand of more than Rs 50,000 in demonetised currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000.

Assam Public Service Commission chief suspended
Assam Public Service Commission chief suspended

The Raj Bhavan here on Friday also sought a direction from President Mukherjee seeking to remove the tainted chairman.

Baby elephant refuses to part with mother's dead body in Assam – Watch video
Baby elephant refuses to part with mother's dead body in Assam – Watch video

Several hours after her death, the forest officials took out the elephant`s body from the pit with the help of a crane. Later, they removed her tusk and buried her remains.

Forest dept files FIR against Patanjali Food Park

Jasim Ahmed, Additional Conservator of Forest, West Sonitpur Forest Division, said the FIR was lodged at Salanibari police outpost under Tezpur police station.

Trouble for Baba Ramdev, Assam forest minister orders FIR against Patanjali
Trouble for Baba Ramdev, Assam forest minister orders FIR against Patanjali

The order comes hours after a female elephant died at a project site of Patanjali Herbal and Mega Food Park near Tezpur in Assam.

ULFA cadres travelled to Pakistan in 1990s to receive training, ISI may still be active in Northeast India: Book
ULFA cadres travelled to Pakistan in 1990s to receive training, ISI may still be active in Northeast India: Book

Many groups of ULFA cadres travelled to Pakistan during the 1990s to receive training with the help of ISI.

ULFA(I) claims responsibility for attack on Army convoy
ULFA(I) claims responsibility for attack on Army convoy

The 15 Kumaon Regiment of Indian Army at Burhi Dihing, Tinsukia, was attacked on Saturday morning, the banned outfit said in a statement.

Three soldiers killed in Assam militant ambush, MHA monitoring situation
Three soldiers killed in Assam militant ambush, MHA monitoring situation

"Spoke to Assam CM Sonowal who apprised me of the situation in the wake of blast in Tinsukia. The MHA is closely monitoring the situation," Rajnath said.

61% votes polled in by-elections in Assam

"The polling ended peacefully. The overall percentage of voting is 60.93 percent," Chief Electoral Officer Mukesh C Sahu told PTI here.

Assam by-polls: 30 percent electorate exercise franchise till noon

Polling started for the by-polls to Lakhimpur Lok Sabha constituency and Baithalangso Assembly constituency in Assam on Saturday amid tight security.

Assam blast: Three Army soldiers killed, 4 injured; Rajnath speaks to CM Sarbananda Sonowal
Assam blast: Three Army soldiers killed, 4 injured; Rajnath speaks to CM Sarbananda Sonowal

Heavily-armed militants of the outlawed United Liberation Front of Assam (Independent) ambushed an Army convoy at around 5:30 am near the Pengeri reserve forest.

SC issues notice to Centre over black magic murder by Asaram, son
SC issues notice to Centre over black magic murder by Asaram, son

A PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court against Godman Asaram and his son Narayan Sai by an eyewitness who claims that he saw Narayan Sai doing tantrik practice on the dead body of a child.

Torn currencies of Rs 500, 1000 found floating in Guwahati

A large number of torn demonetised currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 denominattion totaling an estimated Rs 3.5 crore were found floating in a drain and Bharalu river at two different places in Guwahati today, a police officer said.

Madrassa teachers, students to support BJP in Assam by-poll

All Assam Madrassa Teachers Workers Association and All Assam Madrassa Students Union will extend their support to BJP nominees in the November 19 by-election to Lakhimpur parliamentary and Baithalangso Assembly seats in the state.

Rhino killed by poachers in Kaziranga National Park in Assam, toll reaches 15

An adult male rhino was killed by poachers today in Kaziranga National Park in Assam taking the toll to 15 this year, a forest department official said.