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PM Modi's 'New India' push will start from NE: Sonowal
PM Modi's 'New India' push will start from NE: Sonowal

Sonowal said his government has prioritised PM Modi's vision of making the North East region as the new engine of India's growth.

People violating legal age of marriage will not be eligible for govt jobs

People who violate the legal age of marriage will not be eligible for Assam government jobs, says the 'Population and Women Empowerment Policy of Assam' which was presented in the state Assembly on Friday.

Blue Whale Challenge: Assam college student attempts suicide, admitted to hospital
Blue Whale Challenge: Assam college student attempts suicide, admitted to hospital

An Assam college student allegedly taking part in the Blue Whale Challenge attempted to commit suicide early Friday.

Probe ordered after Assam teacher alleges pressure to convert to Islam

The Assam Police will probe allegations by a teacher in the state`s Morigaion district that she was being forced by two of her senior colleagues to eat beef and convert to Islam, an official said on Wednesday.

Blue Whale: 12 rescued, alert sounded across Assam

The police also organized awareness meetings involving parents and school authorities, state Parliamentary Affairs Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary told the state assembly on Wednesday.

'Assam CM agrees for micro minority status to Sikhs'

In response to the demand of Assamese Sikhs, the state government on Tuesday reportedly agreed to accord "micro minority status" to the community.

Flood situation improves in Bihar, Assam, West Bengal
Flood situation improves in Bihar, Assam, West Bengal

Torrential rains threw normal life out of gear in Mumbai on Tuesday.

32 more die in Bihar floods, situation in WB, Assam improves
32 more die in Bihar floods, situation in WB, Assam improves

In Odisha, heavy rains, triggered by a low pressure, disrupted normal life in many parts today causing a flood-like situation in three districts.

Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal pitches for all-weather roads in inter-state border

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday pitched for all-weather roads adjoining the hilly terrains of Assam with neighbouring states.

Assam flood situation improves; Brahmaputra flowing below red mark
Assam flood situation improves; Brahmaputra flowing below red mark

The flood situation in Assam improved considerably on Friday with waters of the Brahmaputra river and many of its tributaries flowing below the red mark, even as seven districts in the state were still inundated.

Hit by massive flooding of Brahmaputra river, Assam urges Centre to get hydrological data from China
Hit by massive flooding of Brahmaputra river, Assam urges Centre to get hydrological data from China

Assam has been hit by massive flooding of the Brahmaputra river.

Death toll increases in Bihar, UP, Assam due to floods; situation abates in West Bengal
Death toll increases in Bihar, UP, Assam due to floods; situation abates in West Bengal

Devastating floods have swept across large swathes of Bihar, Assam and Uttar Pradesh.

3 more die even as Assam flood situation improves marginally
3 more die even as Assam flood situation improves marginally

This is the third wave of flood in the state this year and the total number deaths in flood-related incidents so far has gone up to 147.

Assam floods: 225 animals dead in Kaziranga National Park

 At least 225 animals have died in the Kaziranga National Park in Assam as the second wave of devastating floods lashed the state, park officials said on Saturday.

11 more deaths take Assam flood toll to 60, Governor Banwarilal Purohit meets PM Narendra Modi
11 more deaths take Assam flood toll to 60, Governor Banwarilal Purohit meets PM Narendra Modi

The authorities on Friday reported a slight improvement in the flood situation in Assam with over 2,200 villages in 20 districts still under a sea of water and the death toll climbing to 60.

Sebaonline.org – Assam HSLC Compartmental Exam Result 2017 announced
Sebaonline.org – Assam HSLC Compartmental Exam Result 2017 announced

The Board of Secondary Education Assam on August 18 (Thursday) announced the Assam SEBA 10th Compartment Result 2017.

Assam's country liquor gets branded, to be flavoured
Assam's country liquor gets branded, to be flavoured

To prevent adulteration and revenue leakage, the Assam government has decided that country liquor would be grain-based, undergo chemical tests and be branded, making it mandatory for the bottles to sport a hologram as in the case of IMFL.

Flood situation remains grim in Assam, Bihar, North Bengal; death toll goes up, thousands affected
Flood situation remains grim in Assam, Bihar, North Bengal; death toll goes up, thousands affected

Floods claimed more lives in Assam, Bihar and West Bengal on Wednesday.

All train services to Northeast suspended till Aug 20 due to floods
All train services to Northeast suspended till Aug 20 due to floods

Rail connectivity in flood-hit portions of Bihar and West Bengal continues to be affected with marginal improvement in situation today.

Assam celebrates Independence Day
Assam celebrates Independence Day

In Guwahati, thousands took to the streets riding on cycles, motorcycles and waving the flag.

Flood creates havoc in Assam: 10 more killed, PM assures help

Prime Minister Narendra Modi called up Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, who toured various flood-affected areas in Dibrugarh district, an official release said.

3.4 magnitude earthquake hit Assam's Kamrup district

A 3.4 magnitude of earthquake hit Assam's Kamrup district on Monday.

Govt declares entire Assam as 'disturbed' for another month
Govt declares entire Assam as 'disturbed' for another month

Meghalaya too has been witnessing violence by ULFA, NDFB militants in the recent past.

Assam Forest Department to construct highlands for animal protection
Assam Forest Department to construct highlands for animal protection

According to the forest authority, five rhinos died after the massive flood hit the state.

Assam writes to CBI for Lafiqul murder probe

Earlier also Ahmed had been attacked by miscreants, following which the Assam Police had provided him with personal bodyguards. Unfortunately, they were not there during the last attack.

Student leader's killing: Assam forms SIT, to approach CBI

The government is also planning to request the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe the killing.

Rahul Gandhi says will raise issue of Assam floods in Parliament
Rahul Gandhi says will raise issue of Assam floods in Parliament

Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday visited flood affected areas at Lakhimpur in Assam.

After PM Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi to visit flood-hit areas in Assam today
After PM Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi to visit flood-hit areas in Assam today

PM Narendra Modi announced Rs 2,000 crore for the northeastern states to deal with the havoc caused by floods that have killed 76 persons in Assam and affected millions.

Former union minister Santosh Mohan Dev passes away

The seven-time Congress MP is survived by his wife and four daughters, including Sushmita.

 

Bodoland student leader shot dead, Assam CM rushes DGP to review situation

Later in the day, ABMSU supporters blocked roads by burning tyres and shouted slogans in Basugaon and other adjoining areas, protesting the killing.