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Class 9, 10 students to get free textbooks in Assam
Class 9, 10 students to get free textbooks in Assam

Free text books will be available to students by December 25 this year as the new sessions will start from January 1, IANS reported.

Assam records 928 new HIV cases

Assam has recorded 928 new HIV cases with an estimated 12,090 people living with HIV(PLHA) last year, according to Assam State AIDS Control Society (ASACS).

Assam Police review security of BJP leaders

Assam Police are reviewing the security of some BJP leaders in view of threats from a faction of the United Liberation Front of Assam (Ulfa), a police official said on Monday.

Friday no more weekly holiday for government-run high madrassas in Assam
Friday no more weekly holiday for government-run high madrassas in Assam

The Assam government has decided to discontinue the weekly holiday on Friday in some of government-run high madrassas in the state, said Health & Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday.

Assam prisoners move court on depositing demonetised cash
Assam prisoners move court on depositing demonetised cash

The inmates, undergoing rigorous imprisonment for life, in their petition submitted that it became a problem for the prisoners, confined in jail, to deposit cash in hand of more than Rs 50,000 in demonetised currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000.

Assam Public Service Commission chief suspended
Assam Public Service Commission chief suspended

The Raj Bhavan here on Friday also sought a direction from President Mukherjee seeking to remove the tainted chairman.

Baby elephant refuses to part with mother's dead body in Assam – Watch video
Baby elephant refuses to part with mother's dead body in Assam – Watch video

Several hours after her death, the forest officials took out the elephant`s body from the pit with the help of a crane. Later, they removed her tusk and buried her remains.

Forest dept files FIR against Patanjali Food Park

Jasim Ahmed, Additional Conservator of Forest, West Sonitpur Forest Division, said the FIR was lodged at Salanibari police outpost under Tezpur police station.

Trouble for Baba Ramdev, Assam forest minister orders FIR against Patanjali
Trouble for Baba Ramdev, Assam forest minister orders FIR against Patanjali

The order comes hours after a female elephant died at a project site of Patanjali Herbal and Mega Food Park near Tezpur in Assam.

ULFA cadres travelled to Pakistan in 1990s to receive training, ISI may still be active in Northeast India: Book
ULFA cadres travelled to Pakistan in 1990s to receive training, ISI may still be active in Northeast India: Book

Many groups of ULFA cadres travelled to Pakistan during the 1990s to receive training with the help of ISI.

ULFA(I) claims responsibility for attack on Army convoy
ULFA(I) claims responsibility for attack on Army convoy

The 15 Kumaon Regiment of Indian Army at Burhi Dihing, Tinsukia, was attacked on Saturday morning, the banned outfit said in a statement.

Three soldiers killed in Assam militant ambush, MHA monitoring situation
Three soldiers killed in Assam militant ambush, MHA monitoring situation

"Spoke to Assam CM Sonowal who apprised me of the situation in the wake of blast in Tinsukia. The MHA is closely monitoring the situation," Rajnath said.

61% votes polled in by-elections in Assam

"The polling ended peacefully. The overall percentage of voting is 60.93 percent," Chief Electoral Officer Mukesh C Sahu told PTI here.

Assam by-polls: 30 percent electorate exercise franchise till noon

Polling started for the by-polls to Lakhimpur Lok Sabha constituency and Baithalangso Assembly constituency in Assam on Saturday amid tight security.

Assam blast: Three Army soldiers killed, 4 injured; Rajnath speaks to CM Sarbananda Sonowal
Assam blast: Three Army soldiers killed, 4 injured; Rajnath speaks to CM Sarbananda Sonowal

Heavily-armed militants of the outlawed United Liberation Front of Assam (Independent) ambushed an Army convoy at around 5:30 am near the Pengeri reserve forest.

SC issues notice to Centre over black magic murder by Asaram, son
SC issues notice to Centre over black magic murder by Asaram, son

A PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court against Godman Asaram and his son Narayan Sai by an eyewitness who claims that he saw Narayan Sai doing tantrik practice on the dead body of a child.

Torn currencies of Rs 500, 1000 found floating in Guwahati

A large number of torn demonetised currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 denominattion totaling an estimated Rs 3.5 crore were found floating in a drain and Bharalu river at two different places in Guwahati today, a police officer said.

Madrassa teachers, students to support BJP in Assam by-poll

All Assam Madrassa Teachers Workers Association and All Assam Madrassa Students Union will extend their support to BJP nominees in the November 19 by-election to Lakhimpur parliamentary and Baithalangso Assembly seats in the state.

Rhino killed by poachers in Kaziranga National Park in Assam, toll reaches 15

An adult male rhino was killed by poachers today in Kaziranga National Park in Assam taking the toll to 15 this year, a forest department official said.

Assam Pavilion inaugurated at IITF, 2016

The Assam Pavilion was inaugurated at the India International Trade Fair (IITF), 2016 in New Delhi by Additional Chief Secretary (Industries and Commerce Department) Ravi Capoor yesterday.

Assam boy Abhisekh Saharia receives National Child Award from President

 Assam boy Abhisekh Saharia received the National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement from President Pranab Mukherjee on the occasion of Children's Day at Rashtrapati Bhawan yesterday.

Assam Rifles jawan clubs 5-yr-old son to death, injures wife at Seling village

The incident took place when 36-year-old Thangboi, who was on leave, returned to his home in the village. He is posted in Tripura, police said.

Gauhati High Court judge dies of dengue
Gauhati High Court judge dies of dengue

 Gauhati High Court judge Nishitendu Chaudhury died of dengue at a private hospital here on Saturday.

Rahul allowed to be represented by lawyer in defamation case

Chief Judicial Magistrate, Kamrup, Sanjoy Hazarika during the hearing allowed Gandhi to be represented by his lawyer during the next hearing on Dec 23.

'Assam on track to achieve its goal of building skilled manpower'

At a meeting with the Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship here, Sonowal apprised him of the status of the recently-opened Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra (PMKK) in Guwahati among others.

Bodoland movement revived with rail blockade agitation
Bodoland movement revived with rail blockade agitation

Several Bodo organisations on Monday blocked rail movement for 12 hours, disrupting train connectivity in the northern part of Assam since early morning.

AASU warns of agitation over Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016
AASU warns of agitation over Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016

The minority communities include Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians. 

Bodos call for rail roko bandh in Assam on October 24
Bodos call for rail roko bandh in Assam on October 24

All Bodo Students Union President Promod Boro said rail tracks will be blocked at Basugaon and Udalguri to press the government on their demand.

BJP 'betrayed' us on Bodoland, say Bodo groups; to revive demand

NDFB leader, Ranjan Daimary, who has joined the peace process, has declined to join the revival plan for Bodoland.

EC announces bypolls to four Lok Sabha, eight Assembly seats

The Election Commission on Monday announced schedule of bypolls to four Lok Sabha and eight Assembly seats to be held on November 19.