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Cancer 'divine justice' for our sins, says Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma; Chidambaram hits back

Cancer 'divine justice' for our sins, says Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma; Chidambaram hits back

Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma sparked controversy on Tuesday by saying that Cancer and accidents suffered by people are "divine justice" served for their past sins.

Nov 23, 2017, 06:16 AM IST

People have cancer because of their sins, this is divine justice: Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma

Assam health minister's comments sparked sharp reactions in the political circles and among cancer patients.

Nov 23, 2017, 00:43 AM IST

Three FIRs lodged against Jamiat chief for 'provocative' statements

Three FIRs were lodged against Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind chief Maulana Arshad Madani.

Nov 16, 2017, 00:41 AM IST

If Muslims are dropped from NRC, situation in Assam will become volatile: Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind chief

Three FIRs were lodged against Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind chief Maulana Arshad Madani on charge of issuing provocative statements.

Nov 16, 2017, 00:15 AM IST

Assam includes GST in Class XII economics curriculum

Assam became the first state in the country last year to ratify the Constitution Amendment Bill on GST after the Lok Sabha passed the Bill in December 2016.

Nov 11, 2017, 21:18 PM IST

Assam Public Service Commission: 21 held so far, search on for 4 more, says DGP

Police have arrested 21 people in connection with the cash-for-job scam in the Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) and are on the lookout for four more civil services officials allegedly involved

Nov 11, 2017, 18:34 PM IST
Rhino found dead in Assam's Kaziranga National Park, horn chopped off

Rhino found dead in Assam's Kaziranga National Park, horn chopped off

Poachers allegedly killed an adult rhinoceros and chopped off its horn in the famed Kaziranga National Park in Assam, taking the number of such incidents in the protected zone to three in the past

Nov 10, 2017, 11:18 AM IST

Given police free hand to act against corruption: Assam CM

Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday said his government has given full autonomy to the police to act against corruption.

Nov 10, 2017, 00:29 AM IST
Now, Guwahati civic body makes national anthem mandatory for employees

Now, Guwahati civic body makes national anthem mandatory for employees

Days after Jaipur made it mandatory for its municipal corporation employees to sing the national anthem in the morning, Guwahati's civic body is following the suit.

Nov 06, 2017, 15:10 PM IST

Verify reports of China's tunnel construction plan, Assam minister asks Centre

Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has requested the Centre to use satellite imaging to verify reports about China`s plan to construct a 1,000-km tunnel for diverting water from the

Nov 03, 2017, 14:07 PM IST

Assam's territory will not be compromised: Rajnath

Rajnath Singh on Wednesday assured Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal that the state's territorial integrity would not be compromised at any cost.

Oct 25, 2017, 22:15 PM IST
Congress pushed Nehru-Gandhi garbage into minds of people: Assam BJP MP

Congress pushed Nehru-Gandhi garbage into minds of people: Assam BJP MP

A BJP MP from Assam came under attack on Sunday for comparing Mahatma Gandhi and India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru with garbage.

Oct 23, 2017, 09:31 AM IST

Jajdish Mukhi sworn in as Governor of Assam

Andaman and Nicobar Islands Lt Governor Jajdish Mukhi was on Tuesday sworn in as the 30th Governor of Assam. The Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court, Justice Ajit Singh, administered the oath of

Oct 10, 2017, 19:45 PM IST
Five newborns die in Assam medical college in 24 hours

Five newborns die in Assam medical college in 24 hours

At least five newborns died in a medical college in Assam's Barpeta district in last 24 hours while two more are in a critical condition, a hospital official said.

Oct 05, 2017, 16:28 PM IST

Assam Irrigation Minister is corrupt, says BJP MP

A war of words on Wednesday between Assam Irrigation Minister Ranjit Dutta and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP RP Sarma has embarrassed the party.

Oct 04, 2017, 14:55 PM IST
Stand for anthem, you Pakistani: How man in wheelchair was abused

Stand for anthem, you Pakistani: How man in wheelchair was abused

Thirty-six-year-old Arman Ali, a disability rights activist, was seated in one of the front rows of the movie theatre when the incident happened

Oct 02, 2017, 09:57 AM IST
Fresh floods hit Assam, 78,000 people affected

Fresh floods hit Assam, 78,000 people affected

At least 86 villages in seven revenue circles had been affected by the fresh wave of deluge with Goalpara on the Assam-Meghalaya border being the worst-hit.

Oct 01, 2017, 23:11 PM IST
Retired Army soldier from Assam asked to prove he is Indian

Retired Army soldier from Assam asked to prove he is Indian

Hoque joined the Indian Army as a mechanical engineer in September 1986 and held the position of a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) when he retired in September 2016.

Oct 01, 2017, 11:50 AM IST
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.

Sep 16, 2017, 16:43 PM IST

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

Sep 15, 2017, 23:13 PM IST

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