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Educationist Dilip Kumar Barua dead

Noted educationist, economist, litterateur and quizmaster Dilip Kumar Barua died here on Friday after a brief illness, his family sources said.

BSNL to connect all Assam GPs through optical fibre in 2017-18
BSNL to connect all Assam GPs through optical fibre in 2017-18

"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.

Assam CM urges Centre to allow continuation of NEIIP

"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.

1 arrested for giving death threat to singer Zubeen Garg on FB
1 arrested for giving death threat to singer Zubeen Garg on FB

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 may launch service to ferry bodies from hospital: Minister

Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday said the state government may consider starting a service to send bodies back from hospitals.

Assam to make Assamese mandatory till Class 10

Assamese will be made a mandatory subject in all schools in Assam till Class 10, Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Wednesday.

In Assam, youth carries kin's body on cycle; CM Sarbananda Sonowal orders probe
In Assam, youth carries kin's body on cycle; CM Sarbananda Sonowal orders probe

Majuli, the largest river island in Assam, is represented in the state Assembly by Chief Minister Sarbananda​ Sonowal. 

Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal orders probe on youth carrying kin's body on cycle
Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal orders probe on youth carrying kin's body on cycle

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.

Terrorism, insurgency are anti-development: M Venkaiah Naidu

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.

Two poachers killed in Assam national park

At least two poachers were killed by forest guards in Assam`s Orang national park on Tuesday, an official said.

Chinese ambassador visits Assam's famed Pobitora wildlife sanctuary
Chinese ambassador visits Assam's famed Pobitora wildlife sanctuary

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, CM Sarbananda Sonowal greet people on Bohag Bihu

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.

Assam, Dhemaji Assembly by-election Results 2017: BJP's Ranoj Pegu wins
Assam, Dhemaji Assembly by-election Results 2017: BJP's Ranoj Pegu wins

 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ranoj Pegu wins Assam's Dhemaji assembly by-poll by a margin of 9,285 votes on Thursday.

Arrest warrant issued against Arvind Kejriwal in PM Narendra Modi defamation case
Arrest warrant issued against Arvind Kejriwal in PM Narendra Modi defamation case

On December 15, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had tweeted: “Modiji 12 pass hain. Uske baad ki degree farzi hai.”

In Assam, no govt job for those with more than two children
In Assam, no govt job for those with more than two children

The draft population policy has made education up to university level free for all girls in Assam.

67.97% voting recorded in Assam's Dhemaji Assembly bypoll
67.97% voting recorded in Assam's Dhemaji Assembly bypoll

"The overall voter turnout for the by-election in the Dhemaji assembly constituency was 66.97 per cent," Returning Officer Roshni Aparanji Korati said.

Dhemaji bypoll : 43.5 per cent voting till 1 pm

A voter turnout of 43.5 percent was recorded till 1 pm in the bypoll to Dhemaji Assembly constituency in Assam on Sunday.

Two arrested, minor apprehended for possessing beef in Assam

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.

3 nabbed in Assam for hurting religious sentiments

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.

Dalai Lama meets man who escorted him to India 58 yrs ago

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.

Dalai Lama arrives in Assam, stresses emotional attachment to state

The spiritual leader arrived in Assam on Saturday to deliver a lecture organised by a local media house, the Assam Tribune Group of newspapers. 

President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurates Namami Brahmaputra in Assam
President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurates Namami Brahmaputra in Assam

The festival is a tribute to Brahmaputra river which is revered as a lifeline for the people of Assam.

President Pranab Mukherjee to inaugurate `Namami Brahmaputra` in Assam today
President Pranab Mukherjee to inaugurate `Namami Brahmaputra` in Assam today

`Namami Brahmaputra` will take place across 21 districts of Assam from March 31 to April 4.

ULFA(I) e-mails Dalai Lama, tells Tibetan leader to not criticise China during Assam trip
ULFA(I) e-mails Dalai Lama, tells Tibetan leader to not criticise China during Assam trip

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 CM meets Rajnath, discusses security issues

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 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.