Assam News

Assam flood turns grim; over 65,000 affected

 The flood situation in Assam turned grim over the past 24 hours due to incessant rains with over 65,000 people being affected in 125 villages across the state.

BJP makes Pradhan, Madhav in charge of Assam polls

In a bid to strengthen the party and improve its poll prospects, BJP president Amit Shah has made some fresh appointments, with Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and general secretary Ram Madhav as election in-charges for Assam elections due in June 2016.

Four IEDs recovered from bus in Assam

Four improvised explosive devices (IED), suspected to belong to the ULFA-Independent, were recovered from a night passenger bus in Tinsukia district, a police official said on Saturday.

Killing of Adivasis: NIA files chargesheet against 10 NDFB(S) militants

The NIA has filed a chargesheet in a special court here against 10 NDFB (Songbijit) militants who were allegedly involved in the killing of Adivasis in Assam's Kokrajhar district in December last year.

NDFB(S) hideout busted, arms and ammunition seized

A NDFB(S) hideout at Chirang was busted and a cache of arms and ammunition has been recovered by a joint team of the Army and Assam Police.

Assam-Nagaland border case, SC takes note of adjournment plea

The Supreme Court on Thursday took a strong note to the submission seeking adjournment of hearing in a 27-year-old lawsuit filed by Assam in its decades-long border dispute with Nagaland.

Modi's 'Digital India Week' not a new concept: Gogoi

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Thursday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi's programme 'Digital India Week', was not a new concept and that former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi had started it.

Media employees memo to Tarun Gogoi on wage recommendation

The All Assam Media Employees Federation has appealed Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi to enforce implementation of the Majithia Wage Board recommendations, enact a law for protection of journalists, pension and health schemes for scribes, besides inclusion of electronic media workers in the Minimum Wage Act.

Four NDFB(S) militants arrested, RDX recovered in Assam

 Four NDFB(S) militants, including its self-styled commanding officer, were arrested and a arms and RDX explosives were recovered in Baksa district, police said on Wednesday.

Four NDFB(S) militants arrested and RDX recovered in Assam

Four NDFB(S) militants, including its self-styled commanding officer, were arrested and arms and RDX explosives were recovered in Baksa district, police said on Wednesday.

IED recovered from railway track in Assam defused, disaster averted
IED recovered from railway track in Assam defused, disaster averted

A major accident was averted in Assam's Gauripur district due to timely detection and inactivation of a bomb placed over a railway track here.

Fresh wave of flood in Assam, two die

A fresh wave of flood hit the northern bank of Brahmaputra in Assam on Monday claiming lives of at least two persons and affecting over 5,500 people in 20 villages.

Separate law for protection of journalists demanded

Journalists on Monday protested against the attacks on media personnel across the country and Assam in particular and demanded a separate law for their protection while carrying out their duties.

Top official of oil major found dead in Dibrugarh

A top official of a state-run oil company has been found dead under mysterious circumstances with a vein on his wrist slit, at his official residence in Dibrugarh district of Assam.

Quake rocks Assam, Meghalaya, Bengal and Bhutan; three injured

 An earthquake measure 5.6 on the Richter scale struck Assam on Sunday morning.

5.6-magnitude earthquake hits Assam

An earthquake of intensity measuring 5.6 on the Ritcher scale struck Assam on Sunday morning at around 6:35 am, leaving three injured.

Gogoi criticises PM Modi for his 'silence' on Swaraj, Raje

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "silence" on External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje's close ties with tainted former IPL boss Lalit Modi.

Gogoi slams Centre over no IIM in Assam

 Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Thursday slammed the Centre for not including Assam in the list of proposed six new Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs), saying the NDA government is paying only "lip sympathy" to the state.

Assam flood situation improves, ten villages remain affected

The flood situation in Assam on Thursday improved considerably with only around 3,500 people affected due to the waters in ten villages.

Assam to make public transport smoking-free

The transport department of the Assam government has decided to strictly enforce anti-tobacco laws on its public transport system, an official said.

Tarun Gogoi ticks off PG doctors for not fulfilling commitments
Tarun Gogoi ticks off PG doctors for not fulfilling commitments

 Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has expressed serious concern over non-fulfillment of commitments made by post-graduate doctors prior to their admission in the state-run medical colleges of the state.

Flood situation in Assam improves marginally

 The flood situation in Assam has shown signs of improvement on Wednesday though nearly 22,000 people are still suffering due to the waters in over 25 villages across the state.

Guwahati Police forms SIT to probe rape, murder of girl

The Guwahati Police on Wednesday said it has formed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) under an ACP to probe the alleged rape and murder of a college girl in the city.

Multi-layer security arranged after threat to Ambubachi Mela

 A multi-layer security ring has been thrown in and around the Kamakhya temple here after an intelligence input about militant groups operational in Assam and planning to sabotage the ongoing Ambubachi Mela was received, Guwahati police said on Wednesday.

Five militants nabbed in Assam

Five militants, including two hardcore ULFA, were arrested in two different incidents in Assam Wednesday.

KNLA militant nabbed in Assam

The Chairman of militant outfit Karbi National Liberation Army (KNLA) was apprehended on Wednesday by a joint team of police, Army and CRPF 20th battalion from Karbi Anglong hill district of Assam, a police official said.

Assam: Four prisoners flee Diphu jail

Four inmates escaped from Diphu jail in Assam's Karbi Anglong district, prompting Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi to order a probe into the incident.

Assam Govt to write to Centre on NRC updation

The Assam government on Tuesday decided to write to the Centre to take steps for inclusion of all persons whose names appeared on electoral rolls by virtue of 'being Indians' in the ongoing updation of Nation Register of Citizens (NRC).

Tarun Gogoi not for making yoga mandatory at educational institutions

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Tuesday said the state government was in favour of yoga, but not for making it compulsory in government schools and other educational institutions across the state.

Huge quantities of arms, ammunition recovered in Assam

Huge quantities of arms and ammunition were recovered during a search operation by the security forces in Assam's Goalpara district on Tuesday.