Assam News

Cabinet passes Reorganisation of Division of Assam proposals

The territorial area of Upper Assam Division remains unchanged, while the districts of Darrang and Udalguri are included in the North Assam Division.

15 websites of Assam govt departments hacked

The security wall of around 15 websites of various government departments, including Assam Police, have been breached and their home pages defaced by unknown hackers.

Assam Congress to expel nine MLAs for 'anti-party' activities

Congress on Sunday decided to expel its nine MLAs in Assam for "dissidence and anti-party activities" for which orders will be issued within a week.

Sheena Bora murder case: Indrani Mukerjea's mother passes away in Guwahati
Sheena Bora murder case: Indrani Mukerjea's mother passes away in Guwahati

Indrani Mukerjea's mother passed away in Guwahati on Thursday, as per media reports.

NDFB(S) militant involved in Baksa killing nabbed

A militant of NDFB (Songbijit) faction allegedly involved in the killing of minority community people at Baksa last year was apprehended with arms and ammunition from Chirang district in Assam on Wednesday.

Assam CM Tarun Gogoi's health deteriorates
Assam CM Tarun Gogoi's health deteriorates

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi's health worsened on Wednesday and was rushed to Guwahati for further treatment, reports said.

Hindu, Muslim fundamentalists not active in Assam: DGP

Hindu and Muslim religious fundamentalists have their presence in Assam, but are not seen to be active in the state, Director General of Police Khagen Sarma said on Tuesday.

ISIS has generated lot of interest in Assam, we are alert, worried: Police
ISIS has generated lot of interest in Assam, we are alert, worried: Police

Assam police is keeping a close watch on extremist militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria which has generated a lot of interest in the state going by the "hits in the Internet photos of ISIS", state DGP Khagen Sarma said on Tuesday.

BJP's shutdown hits normal life in Assam's Barak Valley

The BJP`s 12-hour shutdown in Assam`s Barak Valley against Cachar district police chief Rajveer Singh`s alleged misbehaviour with party cadres and detention of some leaders, including Silchar legislator, drew a near total response.

Boat carrying over 200 people capsizes in Assam, at least 20 missing
Boat carrying over 200 people capsizes in Assam, at least 20 missing

About 20 people were missing after a boat carrying about 200 people capsized in a river in Assam`s Kamrup district on Monday.

Tarun Gogoi asks Super 30 founder to start initiative in Assam

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Sunday praised 'Super 30' founder and mathematician Anand Kumar for his work in tutoring children from underprivileged families and urged him to start a similar initiative for the poor students of Assam in Guwahati.

Indefinite curfew in Agomoni police station limits of Dhubri

Indefinite curfew was on Saturday clamped in Agomoni police station area of Dhubri and prohibitory order under Section 144 CrPC promulgated in rest of the district following tension near a temple last night, a senior district official said.

Denied salary for 18 years, teacher kills self in Assam

A teacher of a government-aided school here has allegedly committed suicide with his family alleging that he was upset over non-payment of salary for the last 18 years.

NDFB(S) 'commander', his bodyguard arrested

A self-styled commander of NDFB(S) and his personal bodyguard were arrested from Assam's Chirang district, police said.

Assam governor acting as RSS-BJP activist: Tarun Gogoi CM

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Thursday said he will write to the president, prime minister and the union home ministry about Governor P.B. Acharya, who he said was behaving like an "RSS and BJP activist" rather than the constitutional head of a state.

Flash floods in Guwahati after heavy rains

 Large areas of Guwahati were waterlogged by flash floods following heavy rains that disrupted normal life and also caused a landslide near Kamakhya temple atop Nilachal Hill here on Wednesday.

Tarun Gogoi asks Centre to resume talks with ULFA (Pro-talk) faction

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Tuesday asked the Centre to resume talks with the pro-talk faction of insurgent outfit ULFA at the earliest.

Gogoi expands cabinet, inducts two ministers

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Tuesday expanded his cabinet by inducting two former ministers Gautam Roy and Siddeque Ahmed, taking the total ministerial strength to 16.

This Assam nurse got 'pregnant' 85 times, suspended from service
This Assam nurse got 'pregnant' 85 times, suspended from service

 The Assam government`s health department has suspended a nurse for embezzling funds from a scheme meant for pregnant women, officials said on Tuesday.

Assam threatened by illegal Muslim immigrants: Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal

Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday said Assam faces "threat" from illegal Muslim immigrants and not from Hindu or other minorities facing religious persecution in other countries.

Floods have made Assam source, transit point of trafficking: Kailash Satyarthi

 Assam has turned out to be both a source and a transit point for human trafficking rackets, mainly due destruction caused by flood and its aftermath almost every year, Nobel Peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi said on Sunday.

'Biggest operation' against Bodo militants launched in Assam
'Biggest operation' against Bodo militants launched in Assam

The Indian Army and Assam Police have launched their "biggest operation" against Bodo militant outfit NDFB, particularly in places close to the international border with Bhutan, a top police official said on Saturday.

IIT-Guwahati student found dead

A final-year student of the Indian Institute of Technology-Guwahati (IIT-G) was on Friday found dead near his hostel, police said.

Paresh Baruah's ailing mother declines government help

Miliki Baruah, the ailing mother of ULFA's militant 'commander' Paresh Baruah, on Thursday declined offer of financial assistance by the Assam government and urged Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi to spend the money on the flood-hit people.

Assam lifts ban on Wai-Wai noodles

 Assam Government has withdrawn the prohibition notification on two variants of Wai-Wai noodles declaring the products as safe for human consumption, an official release said here today.

VK Singh rubbishes Assam protests over immigrants issue

 Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh today termed the ongoing agitation in Assam against the Centre's decision to regularise stay of non-Muslim immigrants in India as "not normal" and "total misconception".

Left Congress due to dynastic politics: Assam ex-minister Himanta Biswa Sarma

Former Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who resigned as a legislator on Tuesday after he joined the BJP earlier, said it was due to the "family-centric" politics and "lack of democracy" in the Congress that forced him to quit.

Himanta submits resignation from Assam house

Former Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who recently joined BJP, today submitted his resignation from the state assembly to Speaker Pranab Gogoi.

Four held with explosives in Assam

Four people were arrested and a cache of explosives was recovered from them in Assam`s Cachar district, police said on Tuesday.

WB team apprises Gogoi about APART project preparation

 A World Bank team today apprised Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi about the preparation works on the US Dollar 300 million Assam Project on Agri-business and Rural Transformation (APART).