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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.

Assam govt will continue to fight insurgency: CM Sarbananda Sonwal on serial blasts
Assam govt will continue to fight insurgency: CM Sarbananda Sonwal on serial blasts

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonwal on Thursday said that his government will continue to fight insurgency after a series of explosions were reported in this north-eastern state.

Serial blasts in Assam, ULFA hand suspected; no casualties reported
Serial blasts in Assam, ULFA hand suspected; no casualties reported

Seven explosions took place on Thursday in three districts of Assam, with police sources blaming the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA).

Two soldiers of Assam Rifles killed in ambush by militants near Jairampur

Two soldiers of the Assam Rifles were killed on Sunday when militants ambushed a convoy on the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border, police said.

Two security personnel martyred as militants ambush convoy near Jairampur on Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border
Two security personnel martyred as militants ambush convoy near Jairampur on Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border

Two soldiers of Assam Rifles were killed and two others injured on Sunday when militants ambushed a convoy near Jairampur on the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border, police said.

Militants ambush Assam Rifles vehicle; encounter on along Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border
Militants ambush Assam Rifles vehicle; encounter on along Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border

Militants ambushed an Assam Rifles vehicle, triggering an encounter along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border on Sunday morning.

NIA arrests close aide of ULFA chief Paresh Barua

A senior trained cadre of ULFA(I), Gagan Hazarika alias Joydeep Cheleng, was remanded in NIA custody after he was produced in a special court.

Sonowal urges NRIs to invest in Assam
Sonowal urges NRIs to invest in Assam

"Future growth of India can come through its North East by Acting Eastwards to Southeast Asia and East Asia," Sonowal said.

Meghalaya MLA Julius K Dorphang, accused of raping a minor girl, arrested in Guwahati
Meghalaya MLA Julius K Dorphang, accused of raping a minor girl, arrested in Guwahati

The sex racket came to light after an employee of a guest house owned by senior Congress leader and state Home Minister HDR Lyngdoh's son was arrested for pimping the victim last month.

Grenade hurled at Union Minister's house in Assam, didn't go off

Police have launched an investigation to find if any militant group is involved in the attack. 

Assam holding talks with Centre on highway to Bhutan: Sarbananda​ Sonowal

CM Sarbananda Sonowal said PM Narendra Modi has given utmost importance to improving surface communication in the state for ushering in development in the region.

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.