Assam News

Govt to invest Rs 10,500 crores on urea plants in Jharkhand, Assam

The Cabinet on Thursday approved revival of closed urea plant in Sindri, Jharkhand, and setting up of a new fertiliser plant in Namrup in Assam at a total investment of Rs 10,500 crore.

Assam observes Anti-Terrorism day

Assam joined the rest of the country in observing Anti-Terrorism day on Thursday with Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi administering a pledge to the officers and staff of Assam Secretariat to work for promoting peace and discourage violence.

Gogoi to contest next Assembly poll in Assam

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday said he would contest the Assembly elections next year and Congress would form government for the fourth term on its own.

Assam CM lists out achievements of 14 years in office

 Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday listed out the achievements of the Congress government in the last 14 years in the state, saying the state was in a poor condition before he took charge.

Tarun Gogoi to contest next Assembly poll in Assam

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday said he would contest the Assembly Elections next year and Congress would form government for the fourth term on its own.

Tarun Gogoi lists achievements in his 14-year rule

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday said the state has made rapid progress in all fields during his tenure for the past 14 years.

Assam complying with norms of Central fund utilisation: Gogoi

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Tuesday said that the state government was complying with all standard norms for maintaining transparency in utilisation of Central Fund.

Security forces gun down top KPLT commander

An area commander of the banned militant outfit Karbi Peoples's Liberation Tigers (KPLT) has been shot down by security forces in Assam's Karbi Anglong district.

Two poachers arrested in Assam's Morigaon district

Two poachers, suspected to be involved in elephant poaching, were today arrested in Morigaon district.

Sign treaties to deport immigrants, Assam appeals to PM Modi

Political parties and non-political groups in Assam on Sunday appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take the initiative for signing repatriation treaties with Bangladesh and Nepal in order to deport illegal migrants and solve the state's long pending problem of foreigners.

All-round development of Assam a priority, says Tarun Gogoi

Assam has witnessed a major transformation in different sectors during the past 14 years due to the support of the people, said Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, who completes fourth year of his third consecutive term in the office on Monday.

All-round development of Assam a priority, says Gogoi

 Assam has witnessed a major transformation in different sectors during the past 14 years due to the support of the people, said Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, who completes fourth year of his third consecutive term in the office on Monday.

Assamese of Chinese origin facing severe identity crisis

Leong Lin Chi, who lives in Makum in Assam's Tinsukia district, was only six years old when she got separated from her parents who were deported to China in 1962.

Gogoi inaugurates Curtin Univ Edu and Research centre in Assam

 In an attempt to improve higher education in the state, particularly in areas of technical education and research, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today inaugurated a Centre for Advancement in Education and Research of Curtin University of Australia here.

Tarun Gogoi concerned over restructuring of Centre's social schemes

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday expressed concerns over the restructuring of Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS) and drastic reduction in the allocation of funds for many important schemes in the state.

Centre says according highest priority to completing peace process with ULFA

A tripartite meeting involving the representatives of Government of Assam and ULFA was held here on Friday under the chairmanship of Union Home Secretary LC Goyal.

Centre, Assam dragging feet on illegal Bangladeshi migrants: SC
Centre, Assam dragging feet on illegal Bangladeshi migrants: SC

The Supreme Court on Wednesday rapped the Centre and Assam government for "dragging their feet" on the illegal migrants issue and rejected their affidavits on steps taken to check influx of illegal Bangladesh nationals into the northeastern state through the porous Indo-Bangla border.

8 persons killed in road accident in Assam

Eight persons, including a woman and a child, were killed and another man was seriously injured in a road accident in Kamrup district of Assam, police said on Wednesday.

Earthquake measuring 7.3 on Richter scale jolts Assam

An earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale shook Assam on Tuesday at 12:35 PM.

One MULTA militant, two NDFB(S) over ground workers nabbed in Assam

A Muslim United Liberation Tigers of Assam (MULTA) militant and two over ground workers of NDFB(S) were apprehended in two different operations in Assam's Kokrajhar and Chirang districts.

Assam govt hikes DA to 113% from Jan 2015

The Assam government on Monday increased the dearness allowances for its employees and pensioners by six percentage points with effect from January 1 this year.

Two UPLA militants arrested

 Two militants of the United Peoples Liberation Army (UPLA) were arrested from Malidahar village in central Assam's Cachar district, police said on Monday.

Resolve issues affecting fund flow, Tarun Gogoi urges Jaitley

 Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday urged union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to expeditiously resolve issues affecting fund flow to the state from the Centre.

Four NDFB(S) militants held in Assam

Four NDFB(S) militants were arrested in an operation by security forces in Assam's Sonitpur district on Saturday.

One NDFB-S militant killed in Assam, another nabbed in joint operation

A NDFB-Songbijit militant was killed in an encounter with the security forces who busted a camp with explosives of the insurgent outfit in lower Assam's Kokrajhar district, while another one was apprehended in two different incidents on Friday.

Assam bandh over Indo-Bangla land deal draws mixed response

The 10-hour Assam bandh on Thursday against the central government`s decision to hand over the state`s land to Bangladesh evoked a mixed response.

AGP to observe 10-hour Assam bandh over LBA today

Opposition Asom Gana Parishad on Thursday began observing a 10-hour Assam bandh to protest against inclusion of the state in the Land Boundary Agreement between India and Bangladesh.

No fresh peace talks with militants groups: Assam DGP

There would be no fresh peace talks with any militant groups in Assam but those willing to come forward for parleys could join the talks already under progress with the ULFA and NDFB, Assam Director General of Police Khagen Sarma said on Wednesday.

Rijiju condemns killing of eight security personnel in Nagaland

Condemning the killing of eight security personnel in a militant attack in Nagaland, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju on Monday said the violation of the ceasefire agreement by NSCN will affect the peace process in the region.

Tarun Gogoi slams PM Modi for excluding Assam from land swap deal

Continuing his tirade against the Centre, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Monday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of practising "double standards for narrow political gain" by proposing to exclude the state from the purview of the land swap deal with Bangladesh.