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Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal appeals to insurgent outfits to come for peace talks
Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal appeals to insurgent outfits to come for peace talks

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has invited all the insurgent outfits of the state for peace talks and said his government wants to rid the state of the militancy.

 

 

Fatwa against Nahid Afrin: Shiv Sena backs Assamese singer, says Taliban not ruling India
Fatwa against Nahid Afrin: Shiv Sena backs Assamese singer, says Taliban not ruling India

Uddhav-Thackeray-led Shiv Sena has now jumped in support of a 16-year-old Assamese singer Nahid Afrin against whom a fatwa has been issued by several Muslim clerics asking her not to perform in public.

Mullahs should be punished for issuing fatwas: Taslima Nasreen on threat to Nahid Afrin
Mullahs should be punished for issuing fatwas: Taslima Nasreen on threat to Nahid Afrin

 'Why don't Muslim fanatics get arrested for issuing fatwas?'

42 clerics in Assam issue fatwa against 16-year-old singer Nahid Afreen
42 clerics in Assam issue fatwa against 16-year-old singer Nahid Afreen

42 clerics in Assam have issued a fatwa against upcoming singer Nahid Afreen asking her to stop performing in public.

ABSU begins indefinite hunger strike for Bodoland
ABSU begins indefinite hunger strike for Bodoland

ABSU President Pramod Bodo said they would continue to agitate till their demand for a separate state of Bodoland was met.

Assam govt will stop cow smuggling to Bangladesh: Minister

Smuggling of cows has come down after the BJP-led government came to power, the minister said.

Assam Govt to ensure SC status to 6 communities: CM Sonowal

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today said his government is committed to ensure granting of Scheduled Tribe status to six communities in the state.

Assam police on high alert over possibility of ISIS recruitment
Assam police on high alert over possibility of ISIS recruitment

Assam Parliamentary Affairs Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary said all the SPs have been ordered to keep a strict vigil and maintain a close watch on doubtful people.

Will consider shifting people living in 'no man's land': Assam Govt

Assam government today said it will consider shifting people living in 'No man's land' and realignment of the fencing along the Indo-Bangla border in consultation with the Centre.

Assam assembly condemns attack on Foreigners Tribunal member

Assam assembly today condemned the attack on the Foreigners Tribunal member in Goalpara and expressed satisfaction over steps taken by the state government to ensure security of the judiciary.

Assam: Army conducts operation to flush out terrorists in East Karbi Anglong District

The Army conducted operations in East Karbi Anglong District of Assam to flush out terrorists based on intelligence inputs, a Defence spokesman said today.

Rs 2,000 crore earmarked for development of Barak valley: Assam CM Sonowal

 Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has said his government has earmarked Rs 2,000 crore for rapid development of the Barak Valley.

Four killed in Assam fire

At least four persons were killed and over 20 others injured when several houses in Assam`s Golaghat district caught fire due to a gas tanker accident, a police official said on Tuesday.

CBI enquiry demanded into SWD scam in Assam
CBI enquiry demanded into SWD scam in Assam

"The sum of Rs 2,000 crore is huge. All political leaders, officials and others should be brought under the ambit of the investigation," AGP said.

Nine Passport Seva Kendras to be set up in Assam: VK Singh

Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh today announced nine new Passport Seva Kendras would be set up in Assam soon.

Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal directs releasing of funds to help the storm affected

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today directed the revenue and disaster management department to release funds for providing relief to people affected by the recent storm that hit several districts in the state.

Assam govt to organise 'Namami Brahmapurta' prog from March 31

Taking a cue from 'Namami Devi Narmade' programme of Madhya Pradesh government, Assam will now launch 'Namami Brahmapurta' campaign in the north-eastern state from March 31 to April 4.

Centre agrees to pay Rs 6,320 cr as oil royalty to Assam

The Centre today agreed to pay Rs 6,320 crore to the Assam government as crude oil royalty as part of an out of the court settlement after eight years of protracted legal battle.

PM Modi has soft corner for North East: Nadda

A total of Rs 189 crore was sanctioned for Nagaon medical college, which will be the ninth in the state, Nadda said.

Nadda inaugurates Cancer Hospital

Union Health Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda today inaugurated the Cancer Hospital attached to the Gauhati Medical College (GMC) here.

This man confronted Assam Police, went live on Facebook and got arrested – Watch viral video
This man confronted Assam Police, went live on Facebook and got arrested – Watch viral video

Only a sub-inspector or an officer above that rank could demand production of documents.

Jorhat girl posts molestation details on Facebook, triggers protests; Assam minister slammed for sexist comment
Jorhat girl posts molestation details on Facebook, triggers protests; Assam minister slammed for sexist comment

A Facebook post by a girl in Jorhat about her alleged sexual harassment by a group of motorcycle-borne people has triggered wide spread protests across the BJP-ruled state with hundreds of students coming out in support of the victim.

Bulgarian envoy expresses interest in investing in Assam

Bulgarian Ambassador to India Petko Doykov today called on Assam Industries and Commerce minister Chandra Mohan Patowary and discussed several issues on investment in Assam.

Assam Govt to consider inclusion of tribal areas under Sixth Schedule
Assam Govt to consider inclusion of tribal areas under Sixth Schedule

Assam government today said it will consider the inclusion of various tribal dominated areas under the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution.

Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal gets 'Z+' VVIP cover of NSG commandos

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has been accorded a 'Z+' VVIP security cover of NSG black cat commandos by the centre owing to threats from insurgents and militants like the ULFA and Bodo.

52,560 persons killed in crimes during Congress rule in Assam: Minister

A total of 52,560 persons have lost their lives in various crimes during the 15 years of Congress rule in Assam, the state Assembly was informed on Monday.

Over 3,500 encroacher families evicted in 6 months in Assam

 Assam government today said that over the last six months over 3,500 families have been evicted from various places they had encroached upon across the state.

Big business players taking keen interest in Assam: Sonowal

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday said big business players are taking a keen interest in the state as the government is making all out efforts to create an investor-friendly environment.

Insurgency on rise in Assam during BJP rule: Tarun Gogoi

Former Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today alleged that insurgency has increased in Assam after the BJP-led government came to power in the state.

Hitendra Nath Goswami elected Speaker of Assam Assembly
Hitendra Nath Goswami elected Speaker of Assam Assembly

"I declare that Hitendra Nath Goswami is elected as Speaker of the House unanimously," Assam Assembly Deputy Speaker Dilip Kumar Paul said.