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Assam spent Rs 2,100 cr under MGNREGA in three years

The Assam government has spent over Rs 2,100 crore in the state between 2011-12 and 2013-14 under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act to generate nearly ten crore mandays.

At least 167 terrorists held in two months in Assam: Governor

Security forces have arrested at least 167 terrorists and link-men allegedly involved in the serial attacks on Adivasi people in many districts across Assam in the last two months.

Assam Guv expresses concern over rhino poaching

Assam Governor Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya on Monday expressed concern over rhino poaching and said that all measures would be taken to protect the world famous one-horn animal.

Opposition disrupts Guv's address in Assam Assembly

 The Budget session of Assam Assembly on Monday began with a noisy scene as a united opposition disrupted the speech of Governor Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya, who did not complete his address.

Two hardcore NDFB(S) militants nabbed

 Two hardcore NDFB(S) militants were apprehended today during a joint operation by Army and police in Assam's Kokrajhar district.

Tarun Gogoi for resolving conflict between man and nature

 Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Sunday emphasised on resolving conflict between man and nature through peaceful co-existence.

Budget pro-rich, pro-corporate, nothing for Assam and NE: Gogoi

 Terming the Union Budget as "pro-rich" and "pro-corporate", Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said it has got no element of getting 'acche din' as the BJP promised before coming to power.

IED recovered from railway track in Assam's Goalpara

A powerful Improvised Explosive Device was detected at a railway track in Assam's Goalpara district Friday, police said.

Assam govt distribute 2,93,413 bicycles to girl students

Assam government has distributed free bicycles to 2,93,413 girl students to encourage girl students to attend schools.

Assam: Five KLO militants surrender arms

Five militants of the banned Kamatapur Liberation Organization (KLO) surrendered by depositing their arms and ammunitions in Assam`s Kokrajhar district.

Assam police arrest two hardcore Maoists, recover arms
Assam police arrest two hardcore Maoists, recover arms

Assam Police have arrested two suspected Maoists and recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunitions from Jorabat area of Guwahati, said reports on Thursday.

Assam police arrest two Maoists, recover arms

Assam Police have arrested two suspected Maoists and recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunitions from Jorabat area of Guwahati Wednesday evening.

Assam: NDFB-S militant apprehended; arms, ammunition seized

An NDFB-Songbijit militant was on Tuesday apprehended jointly by Army and police team in lower Assam's Udalguri district, a defence spokesman said.

Self-attestation of documents to be introduced in Assam

The Assam government has decided to introduce with immediate effect self-attestation of documents in lieu of attestation by gazetted officers/magistrates, etc in all cases except where there is statutory requirement.

Assam govt supports Anna's crusade against Land Acquisition

Voicing strong opposition to the Land Acquisition Ordinance, the Assam Government on Monday extended full support to social activist Anna Hazare in his fight against the Ordinance.

ULFA leader Anup Chetia won't be deported by Bangladesh till land boundary pact

Top ULFA leader Anup Chetia is unlikely to be deported by Bangladesh till India ratifies the land boundary agreement with the neighbouring country.

Two killed in Assam landslide

Two labourers died while another was injured in a landslide in Assam's Hailakandi district, the police said on Friday.

Redefine strategies and think out of the box: Harsh Vardhan

 Union Science and Technology Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Thursday called upon the scientific community to redefine strategies and think out of the box.

Veteran Assamese theatre personality revists his photographer's journey

Renowned Assamese theatre activist and Sangeet Natak Akademi Awardee Dulal Roy's over 50 years of journey on stage has been presented through a six-day photography exhibition, a first of its kind in the state.

Assam BJP leader quits, blames Modi-Shah, corruption

A senior leader of the BJP`s Assam unit and national executive member has quit the party, blaming Prime Minister Narendra Modi, party president Amit Shah and several other reasons for his "disillusionment".

Tarun Gogoi accuses Centre of not releasing allocated funds

 Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday accused the central government of not releasing funds allocated to the state for various schemes.

BJP leader in Assam quits party, brings Modi in line of fire

BJP National Executive Committee member from Assam Prodyut Bora on Wednesday resigned from BJP alleging subversion of democratic tradition in the central government and the party and bringing Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his confidante Amit Shah in the firing line.

Army hopeful of wiping out NDFB-Songbijit

The Army on Tuesday expressed hope that it would be able to wipe out the NDFB-Songbijit from Assam as operations were on against the underground outfit that had massacred 81 persons in December last year.

Centre rejects Gogoi claim, says 'substantial funds' released

The Centre on Monday contested Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi's statement that not a single penny was given to his state for flood relief and management, saying "substantial funds" had been released or sanctioned and the onus of executing plans and creating assets with the state government which apparently had not been done.

Seven top leaders of KPLT arrested in West Karbi Anglong

Seven top leaders of the dreaded Karbi Peoples' Liberation Tiger (KPLT) were arrested on Monday in a joint operation by the army and the police in the Amring forest area in Hamren sub division.

Two killed, one injured in firing by Assam Rifles personnel

 Two persons were killed and a woman injured in a firing allegedly by Assam Rifles personnel at Mission Chariali area of Tezpur in lower Assam's Sonitpur district tonight, a senior police officer said.

Assam bans National Health Mission employees' strike

Assam government on Sunday said it has banned any form of strike by employees of National Health Mission under Essential Services Maintenance (Assam) Act, 1980.

Assam bans NHM employees' strike

Assam government on Sunday said it has banned any form of strike by employees of National Health Mission under Essential Services Maintenance (Assam) Act, 1980.

Two persons killed in Assam grenade blast

Two persons were killed in a grenade blast at Sepon in Sibsagar district of Assam on Friday.

PM Modi congratulates BJP state unit for good show in Assam civic body polls

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday congratulated BJP's Assam unit for the "commendable performance" by winning nearly half of the 743 wards and 74 municipal boards and town committees in the state.