Noted educationist, economist, litterateur and quizmaster Dilip Kumar Barua died here on Friday after a brief illness, his family sources said.
"All gram panchyats in Assam will be connected through optical fibre network by this financial year. There are 1,518 gram panchyats in Assam and 1,060 have already been covered," BSNL said.
"The North East Industrial Investment Promotion Policy has led to significant industrial investment in Assam to the tune of around Rs 5,000 crore before its expiry on March 31 this year," he said.
One person was arrested here today for allegedly giving a death threat to popular Assamese and Bollywood singer Zubeen Garg on the social media.
Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday said the state government may consider starting a service to send bodies back from hospitals.
Assamese will be made a mandatory subject in all schools in Assam till Class 10, Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Wednesday.
Majuli, the largest river island in Assam, is represented in the state Assembly by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has directed the Directorate of Health Services to rush to Majuli and probe the circumstances in which a youth had to carry the dead body of his relative on a bicycle from hospital to his village.
Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that the only way for development of the North-east is peace and terrorism and Insurgency are anti-development.
At least two poachers were killed by forest guards in Assam`s Orang national park on Tuesday, an official said.
Luo Zhaohui is leading a six-member high level official team and appreciated the bio-diversity of the 38.8 sq km sanctuary in central Assam.
Assam Governor Banwarilal Purohit and Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal have greeted the people of the state on the occasion of Bohag or Rongali Bihu and Assamese New Year.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ranoj Pegu wins Assam's Dhemaji assembly by-poll by a margin of 9,285 votes on Thursday.
On December 15, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had tweeted: “Modiji 12 pass hain. Uske baad ki degree farzi hai.”
The draft population policy has made education up to university level free for all girls in Assam.
"The overall voter turnout for the by-election in the Dhemaji assembly constituency was 66.97 per cent," Returning Officer Roshni Aparanji Korati said.
A voter turnout of 43.5 percent was recorded till 1 pm in the bypoll to Dhemaji Assembly constituency in Assam on Sunday.
Two persons were arrested and a minor was apprehended and booked under the Assam Cattle Preservation Act, 1950 here after locals lodged an FIR against them, the police said today.
Police in Assam's Jorhat district have nabbed three persons, including a minor, for their alleged involvement in hurting religious sentiments by openly displaying beef in a market place, an official said on Thursday.
The Dalai Lama embraced retired jawan Naren Chandra Das at an interactive session organised at the 'Namami Brahmaputra' River festival by the Assam government here.
The spiritual leader arrived in Assam on Saturday to deliver a lecture organised by a local media house, the Assam Tribune Group of newspapers.
The festival is a tribute to Brahmaputra river which is revered as a lifeline for the people of Assam.
`Namami Brahmaputra` will take place across 21 districts of Assam from March 31 to April 4.
Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, is scheduled to attend the Namami Brahmaputra festival in Assam from April 1, on his way to Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh.
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday asked Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to order that the Indo-Bangladesh border fencing, including in the riverine section, be completed at the earliest.
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.
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.
'Why don't Muslim fanatics get arrested for issuing fatwas?'
42 clerics in Assam have issued a fatwa against upcoming singer Nahid Afreen asking her to stop performing in public.
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