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Gandhi family disrupting Parliament to avenge 2014 poll defeat: PM Narendra Modi
Gandhi family disrupting Parliament to avenge 2014 poll defeat: PM Narendra Modi

Though the Prime Minister did not name the "family", the reference was obviously to the Sonia Gandhi family.

Two-day shutdown during Modi's Assam visit

During his visit to Assam's Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be greeted by a 48-hour (two-day) shutdown -- called by various groups demanding Scheduled Tribes status.

PM to decide whether I continue as minister: Sonowal

BJP leader Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday said it was up to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to decide if he should relinquish his post as union minister after being named as the party's Assam chief ministerial candidate.

This class 3 dropout from Assam built his own helicopter - Watch
This class 3 dropout from Assam built his own helicopter - Watch

Sagar Prasad Sharma is just a few days away from realising his dream of flying in his own chopper. Sharma, a class 3 drop-out from Dimow vilage in Dhemaji district of Assam, has built a helicopter on his own and it is almost ready to take off. 

Assam budget sees 50 percent women's quota in government jobs

Fifty percent of government jobs in Assam will be reserved for women, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi announced on Monday, as he tabled a Rs.33,687.43 crore vote-on-account for the first six months of the 2016-17 fiscal.

Tarun Gogoi accuses BJP of trying to incite communal tension
Tarun Gogoi accuses BJP of trying to incite communal tension

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Monday alleged the opposition BJP and some other parties are trying to incite communal tension in the state ahead of the Assembly polls.

In poll-bound Assam, United opposition forces Governor to cut short speech

 A united opposition today forced Assam Governor Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya to curtail his speech on the opening day of the Budget Session and leave the

BJP's CM candidate for Assam Assembly elections: Who is Sarbananda Sonowal - 10 things to know
BJP's CM candidate for Assam Assembly elections: Who is Sarbananda Sonowal - 10 things to know

In a bid to boost its winnability in Assam polls, BJP's Parliamentary Board on Thursday declared Sarbananda Sonowal as its chief minister candidate for upcoming Assembly elections in the state.

BJP declares Sarbananda Sonowal as CM candidate for upcoming Assam Assembly elections
BJP declares Sarbananda Sonowal as CM candidate for upcoming Assam Assembly elections

In a major development, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday declared Sarbananda Sonowal as its chief minister candidate for upcoming Assam Assembly elections.

Three policemen injured in grenade attack in Assam

Three policemen were injured when unidentified persons hurled a grenade at them during patrol duty in Assam's Dima Hasao district in the wee hours today.

PM 'good actor' but it won't work in Assam: Tarun Gogoi

Assam Chief Minister has said that the Prime Minister was trying to mislead the people by saying that no development has taken place in Assam.

Gogoi dares Sonowal to come up with achievements of NDA govts

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Thursday dared Union minister and BJP state chief Sarbananda Sonowal to come out with a 'white paper' on achievements of former and present BJP governments instead of "spreading canards" against Congress dispensations.

PM Modi sounds poll bugle; 5 reasons why BJP may score big in Assam elections
PM Modi sounds poll bugle; 5 reasons why BJP may score big in Assam elections

With an aim to boost BJP's prospects in the upcoming Assam Assembly elections, PM Narendra Modi on Tuesday launched BJP's election campaign from Kokrajhar by announcing a slew of initiatives, including tribal status to two communities.

Grenade blast in Assam's Karbi Anglong, one dead, four injured
Grenade blast in Assam's Karbi Anglong, one dead, four injured

The blast comes on the same day as Prime Minister Narendra Modi kicked off BJP’s election campaign in Assam.

PM Narendra Modi sounds poll bugle in Assam, says 'development' the only agenda
PM Narendra Modi sounds poll bugle in Assam, says 'development' the only agenda

I've come here today to work with you shoulder to shoulder to bring development to people, said Modi.

Defamation case: Gogoi appears before court

Assam CM Tarun Gogoi today appeared in a court here in in connection with a Rs 100 crore defamation case filed against him by BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sharma.

Bodoland People's Front to support BJP in Assam Assembly polls

The Bodoland People's Front on Sunday announced that it would support BJP in the upcoming Assam Assembly polls.

Fresh tremors jolt Assam, just days after Imphal temblor
Fresh tremors jolt Assam, just days after Imphal temblor

Just days after an earthquake measuring 6.8 on Richter scale hit northeast India bordering Myanmar, fresh tremors were felt in Assam on Wednesday.

Assam plagued by challenges despite being represented by ex-PM: Smriti Irani

She alleged that Congress had failed to do much for the state during the last six decades.

Seven Assam Congress leaders booked for attacking BJP workers during Guwahati protest
Seven Assam Congress leaders booked for attacking BJP workers during Guwahati protest

The Assam wing of the BJP has filed an FIR against seven Congress leaders for allegedly attacking party workers during a protest in Guwahati.

Gogoi condemns comment on Irani, says "not Assamese culture"

Congress MLA Nilamani Sendeka had made the comment at a public meeting at Nalbari yesterday on the eve of Irani's visit.

Winds of change are blowing in Assam, BJP's lotus will bloom in state: Smriti Irani
Winds of change are blowing in Assam, BJP's lotus will bloom in state: Smriti Irani

Union Minister Smriti Irani ​said on Monday that the wind of change was blowing in Assam.

Will Congress expel leader who made `Smriti Irani the second wife of PM Modi` remark?
Will Congress expel leader who made `Smriti Irani the second wife of PM Modi` remark?

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday urged the Congress to expel Congress leader Nolamoni Sen Deka for making objectionable comment against union Minister Smriti Irani on Sunday.

Protests in Assam over Congress leader's remark against Irani

Protests rocked different parts of Assam on Monday seeking Congress leader Nolamoni Sen Deka`s ouster from the party for making objectionable comment against union Minister Smriti Irani on Sunday.

ULFA leader Anup Chetia released from jail

Anup Chetia said that he was in favour the ongoing peace talks between the central government and ULFA for restoring peace in Assam.

Mob attacks police team in Assam; constable killed, two persons injured

An Assam Police constable was killed and two civilians were injured when a mob attacked a police team which was on way to recover stolen goods in Biswanath Chariali of Sonitpur district.

One killed, four injured in Assam clashes

Police said that the victim, Dwipen Hazarika was seriously injured during the mob attack on the police team and succumbed to his injuries in the hospital.

Road clear for ULFA leader Anup Chetia's release from jail

 ULFA general secretary Anup Chetia was on Wednesday granted bail in the last of the four cases registered against him, paving the way for his release from jail.

Assam Elections 2016: EC full team in Assam to assess poll preparedness

The full team of the Election Commission led by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Nasim Zaidi arrived in Assam on Monday to assess the preparedness ahead of next year`s legislative assembly elections.

Smoke, flash of fire in Dibrugarh-New Delhi Rajdhani Express

A flash of fire and smoke were noticed on the roof of an AC 2-tier bogie of the Dibrugarh-New Delhi Rajdhani Express following which it was halted at New Cooch Behar railway station for over 90 minutes on Thursday.