Assam News

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
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.

Sep 15, 2017, 09:05 AM IST

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

Sep 13, 2017, 20:21 PM IST

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.

Sep 06, 2017, 19:25 PM IST

'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.

Aug 30, 2017, 00:09 AM IST
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.

Aug 29, 2017, 22:14 PM IST
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.

Aug 28, 2017, 22:39 PM IST

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.

Aug 28, 2017, 19:55 PM IST
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

Aug 25, 2017, 20:52 PM IST
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.

Aug 23, 2017, 21:36 PM IST
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.

Aug 21, 2017, 22:53 PM IST
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.

Aug 19, 2017, 20:17 PM IST

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.

Aug 19, 2017, 19:14 PM IST

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