Assam

Kaziranga National Park to open from November 1

 Kaziranga National Park, habitat of the Indian Great One-horned Rhinoceros, will reopen for tourists from November one after its routine closure for six months.

Gogoi threatens to stop ONGC ops in Assam

Peeved over lesser prices offered by ONGC to Assam than Gujarat for crude oil, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Thursday threatened to take "strong steps" like halting operations of the energy giant in his state for doing such "great injustice".

Seven NDFB(S) extremists nabbed from different parts in Assam

Seven suspected terrorists of NDFB(S) were arrested from different places in the state, including five from the capital, when they were planning to go to Myanmar via Nagaland for training.

Assam may hand over Barpeta case to NIA: Gogoi

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday acknowledged that jehadi activities were going on in the state but denied having any knowledge of the state's main opposition party AIUDF allegedly having links with it.

Enquire into links between AIUDF, jihadis in Assam: BJP

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday demanded an enquiry into allegations that Assam's All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) had links with Bangladeshi jihadi elements.

1,000-hour bandh for separate state begins in Karbi Anglong

The 1,000 hour Karbi Anglong bandh called by Joint Action Committee for Autonomous State (JACAS) began on Monday morning, affecting the normal life and vehicular movement on highways passing through the district.

Nine killed, 28 injured in road accident in Assam

At least nine persons, including five women, were killed and 28 others injured when a bus fell into a ditch at Uluani in Nagaon district on Sunday.

Assam CM Gogoi to reshuffle ministry portfolios by October 31

 Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today said he will reshuffle the portfolios of his ministers within this month after getting approval from the Congress high command.

An Assam village making firecrackers for over 100 years

An Assam village has been making firecrackers for over a 100 years and has now got a logo that will help it distinguish from the hugely popular Sivakasi products.

NE bypoll results prove no Modi wave: Tarun Gogoi

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today said that Congress victory in Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur by-elections prove that the hype about Prime Minister Narendra Modi wave did not exist in the region.

Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh has base in Assam: DGP

Terror outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) has set up base in Assam and some people from the state are undergoing training and maintaining links with the group, Director General of Police Khagen Sharma on Tuesday said.

Gogoi says BJP, Modi wave on the wane

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Monday said Modi wave in the country was "on the wane" as BJP had failed to get a simple majority in Maharashtra and just barely managed to cross the half-way mark in Haryana in the just concluded Assembly polls in the two states.

Not following in Modi's footsteps in cleanliness campaign: Gogoi

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Wednesday clarified that he was not following the footsteps of Prime Minister Narendra Modi by launching the 'Clean Assam Campaign' but was involved in cleanliness programmes since his school days.

Stepped-up security lead to fall in fundamentalist activities: Assam govt

The Assam government on Tuesday claimed that stepped-up security measures have led to a fall in activities of fundamentalist forces in the state.

Congress neglected Assam since 1950s: Mahanta

Former Assam Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta Tuesday alleged that the Congress had neglected Assam since the 1950s and was responsible for the current problems faced by the state.

Assam CM Tarun Gogoi turns 81

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday turned 81, but he spent the day resting on the advice of doctors.

Teenager raped, killed in Assam

 A teenaged girl was allegedly raped and killed at Kawaimari village under Rupahihat police station in Nagaon district, the police said on Thursday.

Assam CM Gogoi undergoes medical tests

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Wednesday underwent medical tests including echocardiography and chest X-ray at the Gauhati Medical College Hospital.

Militant killed, four persons injured in Assam

A National Democratic Front of Bodoland (Songbijit) militant was shot dead, another ultra and three civilians were injured in separate incidents involving the militant outfit in Assam since Tuesday night.

Five militants arrested in Assam's Udalgiri District

Security forces in Assam have reportedly arrested five militants in the state's Udalguri District in the last thirty six hours.

Nearly four lakh still flood-hit in Assam

Nearly four lakh people were still reeling under the impact of floods in Assam though the water level was receding in most parts of the state.

Two GNLA militants killed in Assam

Two suspected GNLA militants were killed in an encounter with security forces at Balaikhamar in the district, police officials said today.

Assam flood toll rises to 44, nearly four lakh still affected

 The flood situation in Assam remained serious with report of one more death today, taking the toll to 44 so far and affecting nearly four lakh people in the state.

Gogoi seeks Rs 9,370-cr assistance from Centre

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday sought a Rs 9,370-crore assistance from the Centre to mitigate the problems faced by floods and rebuild damaged infrastructure, and rehabilitate victims and strengthen embankments.

Tarun Gogoi seeks blessings of Durga for lasting peace in Assam

 Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today hoped, with the blessings of Goddess Durga,there will be lasting peace, progress and prosperity in the state.

Kamakhya Temple's fortnight-long Durga Puja

The famed Kamakhya Temple, a major seat of Shakti worship, observes the annual Durga Puja rituals for a fortnight unlike the rest of the country where it is celebrated for nine days and much of the rituals are held behind closed doors.

Rajnath announces Rs 286 cr additional central assistance to flood-hit Assam
Rajnath announces Rs 286 cr additional central assistance to flood-hit Assam

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today announced Rs 286 crore central assistance to flood-hit Assam, which will be in addition to Rs 386 crore already released to the state.

Tarun Gogoi regrets PM Modi didn't visit flood-hit Assam

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Tuesday regretted that Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not visit the state during the flood devastations.

67 deaths, over 42 lakh hit in floods in Assam this year: Govt

At least 67 people have lost their lives and over 42 lakh people across Assam were affected in three waves of floods this year, the government said on Tuesday.

Bora appointed State Election Commissioner of Assam

Assam government on Tuesday appointed former IAS officer Harendra Nath Bora as State Election Commissioner with effect from the date of his taking over charge.