Assam News

Rijiju condemns killing of eight security personnel in Nagaland

Condemning the killing of eight security personnel in a militant attack in Nagaland, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju on Monday said the violation of the ceasefire agreement by NSCN will affect the peace process in the region.

Tarun Gogoi slams PM Modi for excluding Assam from land swap deal

Continuing his tirade against the Centre, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Monday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of practising "double standards for narrow political gain" by proposing to exclude the state from the purview of the land swap deal with Bangladesh.

Central ministers' visits yet to yield tangible gains: Gogoi

 Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Monday said frequent visits by Union ministers to the state and North-East are bringing only "big promises".

Gogoi slams Modi for excluding Assam from land swap deal

Continuing his tirade against the Centre, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Monday charged Prime Minister Narendra Modi of practising "double standards for narrow political gain" by proposing to exclude the state from the purview of the land swap deal with Bangladesh.

Swine flu contained, Mizoram stops screening at Assam border

With swine flu outbreak contained in Mizoram, the screening of people entering the state at the Mizoram-Assam border Vairengte has been winded up.

Nepali man accused of raping Assam girl held in Delhi

A Nepali man, accused of raping a girl from Assam who was working at a guest house here, was on Sunday arrested in Delhi, police said.

Include Assam in India-Bangladesh land protocol: Gogoi urges PM Modi

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to include the state in the protocol signed between the governments of India and Bangladesh on September 6, 2011.

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar reviews security in Assam

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday reviewed the overall security situation in Assam and will tomorrow visit the forward areas in Arunachal Pradesh.

Gadkari lays foundation stones for 4-lane highway in Assam

Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday laid the foundation stone for a four-lane highway in Pulibor in the Jorhat region of Assam.

Assam girl rape: Protest held outside Gurgaon police station

People belonging to the north-eastern states on Friday staged a protest outside a police station here over inaction in an Assam girl`s rape incident on April 29 and demanded immediate arrest of the accused.

Post-quake, Assam plans GIS mapping of utility services

Alarmed by last week`s devastating earthquake in Nepal, the Assam government is running against time for GIS mapping of 18 major utility services such as hospitals, school buildings, police stations to assist people during disasters.

Slight intensity quake felt in Assam post midnight

An earthquake of slight intensity measuring 4.7 on the Richter Scale was felt in Assam post midnight.

Tarun Gogoi reviews quake relief efforts

 Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Thursday reviewed relief, rescue and rehabilitation efforts taken by the government for those from the state affected by the quake in Nepal.

Assam CM Gogoi reviews quake relief efforts

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Thursday reviewed relief, rescue and rehabilitation efforts taken by the government for those from the state affected by the quake in Nepal.

Former Assam minister arrested in assault case

Former Assam minister Siddeque Ahmed was arrested and sent to judicial custody for six days after his bail plea was rejected by a Karimganj court on Thursday in connection with an assault case.

Assam govt constitutes special disaster management team

Assam Government has constituted a special disaster management team for extending services to the quake-hit people from the state in Nepal.

Four dead, 98 critical after consuming hooch in Assam

Four persons have died and 98 others, including 25 children, are battling for their lives after consuming illicit liquor in Jorhat district, police said today.

Earthquake of slight intensity felt in Assam

An earthquake of slight intensity measuring 3.5 on the Richter Scale shook Assam in the early hours Wednesday.

Assam signs MoU with Australia-based varsity

Assam government on Tuesday joined hands with Australia-based Curtin University for setting up of a centre for advancement in education and research in the state with active participation of the varsity.

Assam-based truckers launch indefinite blockade of Mizoram

A large number of vehicles were stranded in Assam and Mizoram on the border areas as a number of organisations in Assam's Cachar and Hailakandi district called for indefinite economic blockade of Mizoram from this morning.

Seven tourists from Assam feared dead in Nepal

Seven tourists from Assam are feared dead in the massive earthquake that struck Nepal, claiming more than 3,600 lives so far.

Seven tourists from Assam feared dead in Nepal

Seven tourists from Assam are feared dead in the massive earthquake that struck Nepal, claiming more than 3,600 lives so far.

Army busts NDFB(S) hideouts in Assam

Security forces busted two major hideouts of NDFB(S) militants inside thick jungles in Assam's Kokrajhar and Chirang districts, a defence spokesperson said here on Monday.

Fresh tremors felt in Assam

Two fresh tremors shook Assam on Sunday, though there was no immediate report of any casualty or damage to property.

Army, IAF activate disaster management mechanism for Nepal

Army's Gajaraj Corps and Indian Air Force (IAF), Tezpur, on Sunday activated disaster management mechanism for providing medical relief to people in earthquake-hit Nepal.

Assam Adivasi massacre: NDFB(S) ultra Martin Basumatary held

NDFB-Songbijit militant B Matang alias Martin Basumatary, allegedly involved in the adivasi massacre on December 23 last, was arrested in a joint operation by 12 Assam Rifle and Assam Police on Sunday.

Only BJP can free Assam from illegal immigration: Amit Shah

BJP president Amit Shah on Sunday expressed confidence that his party will win next year`s assembly polls in Assam and assured that it would tackle the problem of illegal migration from neighbouring Bangladesh.

Fresh tremors felt in Assam

Two fresh tremors shook Assam today, though there was no immediate report of any casualty or damage to property.

Air Force doctor's maid found dead

A maid working at the official residence of a senior Air Force official was on Thursday found dead under mysterious circumstances in Jorhat district.

Yet to receive Rs 400 crore flood relief from Centre: Gogoi

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Thursday said that the state has not received the Rs 400 crore of flood assistance recommended by the Centre.