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Assam publishes first draft of National Register of Citizens with 1.9 crore names

Assam publishes first draft of National Register of Citizens with 1.9 crore names

People can check their names in the first draft at NRC sewa kendras across Assam from 8 am on January 1.

Jan 01, 2018, 06:38 AM IST
Gadkari flags off cargo movement on Brahmaputra

Gadkari flags off cargo movement on Brahmaputra

The Union minister also said that five bridges will be constructed on the river to ease transportation.

Dec 29, 2017, 22:12 PM IST
Assam minister threatens to send Tripura CM to Bangladesh

Assam minister threatens to send Tripura CM to Bangladesh

He alleged that law and order have collapsed in the state during the 25 years of Left Front government in Tripura.  

Dec 29, 2017, 22:05 PM IST
No salary for a year, hill council staff auction used goods

No salary for a year, hill council staff auction used goods

The employees have been agitating for long, demanding salary but without success.

Dec 18, 2017, 14:12 PM IST
Will seek Arunachal, Nagaland help to battle Ulfa: Assam DGP

Will seek Arunachal, Nagaland help to battle Ulfa: Assam DGP

"Operations have already been intensified against the militants and we have already arrested three persons for their suspected role in the killings," DGP Mukesh Sahay said.

Dec 12, 2017, 17:10 PM IST
Assam's lifeline Brahmaputra changes colour, water not drinkable anymore

Assam's lifeline Brahmaputra changes colour, water not drinkable anymore

The turbidity level in the Bramhaputra river at three places in Assam is much beyond the permissible limit for use as potable water, a state water resources department release said on Saturday.

Dec 10, 2017, 10:04 AM IST
Will find out why the 'sacred' Brahmaputra is turning black: Kiren Rijiju

Will find out why the 'sacred' Brahmaputra is turning black: Kiren Rijiju

Congress MP Ninong Ering had written to PM Modi for his intervention, noting that the water changing its colour was an unusual phenomenon.

Dec 08, 2017, 11:13 AM IST
Earthquake jolts Assam's North Cachar Hills

Earthquake jolts Assam's North Cachar Hills

A low intensity earthquake of 3.1 magnitude on the Richter scale hit the North Cachar Hills of Assam.

Dec 03, 2017, 06:39 AM IST
Assamese woman weaves Bhagwat Geeta on cloth in English and Sanskrit

Assamese woman weaves Bhagwat Geeta on cloth in English and Sanskrit

Breaking the language barrier, Hemprabha, a weaver from Assam, is weaving Bhagwat Geeta on cloth in English and Sanskrit.

Dec 02, 2017, 09:16 AM IST
When high-end SUVs were deployed for flood-relief operations in Assam

When high-end SUVs were deployed for flood-relief operations in Assam

A number of Discovery Sport SUVs were deployed in association with Oxfam India for transporting relief materials through flooded roads.

Dec 01, 2017, 21:03 PM IST
NRC issue: SC raps Assam govt for making sweeping statement

NRC issue: SC raps Assam govt for making sweeping statement

The top court said it was a "dangerous statement" on the state's behalf and was neither good for the health of the people, nor the government as 15 per cent population was a huge chunk.

Nov 29, 2017, 19:16 PM IST
Why the honeybee sound keep jumbos off rail track – Railways shows the way

Why the honeybee sound keep jumbos off rail track – Railways shows the way

Train-hits and man-animal conflicts are two major sources of elephant deaths in the country.

Nov 26, 2017, 18:11 PM IST

Ready to go to jail if I commit something wrong: Assam CM

Emphasising the anti-corruption drive initiated by his government, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday said nobody will be spared and even he is ready to go to the jail if he commits

Nov 25, 2017, 15:09 PM IST
Assam Health Minister issues unconditional apology for 'Cancer is divine justice' remark

Assam Health Minister issues unconditional apology for 'Cancer is divine justice' remark

Pointing out that he had lost his father and best friends to Cancer, Himanta Biswa Sarma said his intentions were not to hurt sentiments of patients and that his words were taken out of context.

Nov 23, 2017, 22:04 PM IST
Himanta Biswa Sarma hits back at Chidambaram, Kapil Sibal, says 'never said sin cause cancer'

Himanta Biswa Sarma hits back at Chidambaram, Kapil Sibal, says 'never said sin cause cancer'

Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has clarified that his tweet 'Cancer divine justice for our sins' was to motivate teachers and serve the poor.

Nov 23, 2017, 12:40 PM IST
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

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