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Arvind Kejriwal backs Tarun Gogoi's claim over Guv favouring BJP, suspects 'coop federalism'
Arvind Kejriwal backs Tarun Gogoi's claim over Guv favouring BJP, suspects 'coop federalism'

Kejriwal took to Twitter and wrote, “Many CMs complaining of unconstitutional interference by Governors to favour BJP. Is this coop federalism?”

Assam CM Gogoi urges President to intervene in replacing Governor

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday urged President Pranab Mukherjee for his immediate intervention for replacement of acting state Governor Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya who has allegedly "converted his office into an annex of BJP office".

Gogoi asks Modi to recognise 6 Assam communities as ST

In a letter to PM, Assam CM Tarun Gogoi said Moran, Muttock, Tai Ahom, Koch-Rajbongshi, Sootea and Tea Tribes should be recognised as ST.

Oust Assam governor within a month, demands Congress

APCC president Anjan Dutta said that they would protest outside Raj Bhavan every day if the Centre does not remove Acharya within the stipulated time.

Involve ULFA leader Chetia in peace talks: Gogoi to Centre

Assam Chief Minister appealed to the central government to involve ULFA leader Anup Chetia in the ongoing peace talks with the insurgent group.

BJP's Assam MP alleges award returnees took money, apologises

Rameswar Teli, a BJP Lok Sabha member from Assam, on Tuesday alleged that litterateurs from across the country returned their Sahitya Akademi awards for money. He later apologised, saying his statements were not intended to hurt anyone.

Nagaland PCC demands Acharya's replacement

Being the constitutional head of two states Acharya is expected to be more careful in his utterances, Nagaland PCC President K Therie said.

Gogoi demands Acharya's removal,appointment of 'permanent' guv

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said to keep the unity of the state intact a person with a broad mind should be appointed as the governor of the state.

BJP to provide viable alternative to Cong in Assam: Sonowal

Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal did not rule out a tie up with AGP in Assembly elections early next year in Assam.

Union minister Sonowal is new Assam BJP chief

Sarbananda Sonowal -- the Lok Sabha member from Assam's Lakhimpur constituency -- replaces Siddarth Bhattacharya.

Broad gauge passenger train from Silchar flagged off

Assam's Barak Valley was brought on the broad gauge rail map on Saturday, with Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu flagging off the inaugural passenger train in a long-awaited development that is expected to boost the region's economy.

Sarbananda Sonowal made Assam BJP chief, to head election committee

Apparently learning quick lessons from the Bihar debacle, BJP on Saturday appointed Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal as its Assam unit President and also as the head of election management committee ahead of next year's Assembly polls, signalling that he could be its chief ministerial face.

ULFA leader Anup Chetia sent to five-day CBI custody

ULFA leaderAnup Chetia has been sent to five days custody of the Central Bureau of Investigation.

Ulfa leader Chetia brought to Guwahati, produced in court

Deported ULFA leader Anup Chetia was brought here on Wednesday by the CBI on a transit remand and produced before the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate amid tight security.

Congress expels nine Assam legislators for joining BJP

The Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) on Monday expelled nine party legislators after they recently joined the BJP.

Peace talks will be legitimised if Chetia joins: Pro-talks ULFA faction

As speculation continues that deported ULFA general secretary Anup Chetia will join the talks between the terror group and the central government, a senior member of the pro-talks group and the organisation's "foreign secretary", Sashadhar Choudhury, has said this will only legitimise the peace process and not necessarily bring about any qualitative change.

NDFB militant wanted by NIA killed in encounter

A hardcore cadre of the anti-talk faction of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB), who was also wanted by the National Investigating Agency (NIA), was gunned down on Saturday during an encounter with the security forces in Assam's Chirang district.

Man trampled to death in Jorhat elephant attack

 A man was killed and five others were seriously injured by a herd of wild elephants at Jhanjimukh area in Assam's Jorhat district, a police officer said.

Assam to provide housing facility to 'Harijans'

 The Assam Government would be providing housing facilities to all 'Harijans', Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said today at the foundation stone laying ceremony of Solapara Harijan Housing Colony here.

Modi shouldn't take credit for Chetia's deportation: Assam CM

 Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should not take credit for ULFA leader Anup Chetia's deportation from Bangladesh.

PM considering move to grant ST status to 6 Assam communities: Rijiju

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is considering the proposal to recognise six communities in Assam as Scheduled Tribes (ST), a demand strongly backed by the ULFA.

Islamic militancy, Maoists active in Assam: Gogoi

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday said Islamic militants and Maoists are active in the state but his government was keeping a strict vigil on their activities.

Nine rebel Assam Congress MLAs formally join BJP
Nine rebel Assam Congress MLAs formally join BJP

Nine Congress MLAs in Assam have formally joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday in presence of several senior leaders.

Gogoi up for realignment of political forces to fight BJP in Assam
Gogoi up for realignment of political forces to fight BJP in Assam

BJP had emerged the largest winner in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections winning 7 seats out of 14 in Assam.

Assam CM Tarun Gogoi urges PM Modi to release funds from DoNER Ministry

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Tuesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to initiate necessary steps for immediate release of funds from the DoNER Ministry.

Rijiju spreading false propaganda against Nehru: Gogoi
Rijiju spreading false propaganda against Nehru: Gogoi

 Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Sunday accused Union Minister Kiren Rijiju of trying to spread "false propaganda" that Jawaharlal Nehru had "let the people of Northeast region down during the 1962 Indo-China war".

Four hardcore NDFB(S) militants nabbed in Assam

Four hardcore NDFB(S) militants have been apprehended by security forces during a joint operation in Assam's Chirang district.

PM's message on unity failed to send strong message: Tarun Gogoi

Assam Chief Minister said Prime Minister Narendra Modi's message on unity in diversity against the backdrop of incidents of growing intolerance in the country.

How Maoists plan to make fresh recruitments

Maoists are planning to make fresh recruitments, specially targetting the age group of 12-year-olds and above as they were running short of manpower in Assam.

Assam: Woman gang-raped, husband beaten by 7 person, three arrested

A newly-married woman has allegedly been gang-raped and her husband severely beaten up by seven persons in Assam's Kamrup district, police said on Friday.