Assam News

Assam CM Gogoi urges PM to continue with central assistance

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to continue with the earlier approved pattern of fund allocations under the Special Plan Assistance (SPA), Untied Special Central Assistance (USCA) and Additional Central Assistance (ACA) for Assam and other NE states.

Assam for creation of smart villages

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday said the state government is considering taking an initiative to create smart villages for inclusive growth and equal development of rural areas.

Congress and AIUDF force Assam Speaker to retract decision on report

The ruling Congress and opposition AIUDF on Tuesday forced Assam Assembly Speaker Pranab Kumar Gogoi to retract his decision to submit a report on definition of Assamese to the state government through the House and compelled him to give it in his personal capacity.

Assam govt to bring in special Act to reign in private schools

The Assam government will bring in a special Act to reign in the operations of private schools, which are allegedly charging exorbitant fees and not giving salaries to teachers as per norms.

Govt may decide Monday on continuing pre-paid mobile services in J&K, Northeast

Government is likely to decide Monday whether to continue pre-paid mobile phone services in Jammu and Kashmir, Assam and other Northeastern states beyond March 31.

NDFB militant, accused of adivasi massacre, arrested

A NDFB-Songbijit militant leading the arson following the December 23 massacre was on Friday arrested in Assam's Kokrajhar district.

'No compromise with Assam border even if Centre forms Nagalim'

Assam government on Friday asserted that there would be no compromise with state borders even if the Centre agreed to demand by NSCN(IM) regarding formation of 'Nagalim' (Greater Nagaland) during ongoing discussion with the group.

Gogoi requests Modi not to shift NE Centre of Sangeet Natak Academy

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi not to shift the North East Centre of Sangeet Natak Akademi from Guwahati to Agartala, the Assembly was informed on Thursday.

Tarun Gogoi requests Modi not to shift NE Centre of Samgeet Natak Academy

 Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi not to shift the North East Centre of Sangeet Natak Akademi from Guwahati to Agartala, the Assembly was informed on Thursday.

MULTA operative arrested in Army-Police joint operation

 A Muslim United Liberation Tigers of Assam militant was apprehended during a joint operation by the Army and the police today from Modati village in lower Assam's Kokrajhar district, a defence spokesman said.

77 killed in witch hunting incidents since 2010 in Assam

At least 77 people were killed and 60 others injured in witch-hunting incidents in Assam since 2010, the Assembly was informed on Friday.

Anil Ambani to start Clean India initiative at Kamakhya temple

Industrialist Anil Ambani on Saturday visited the Kamakhya temple and pledged to soon start a programme under Prime Minister's Swachh Bharat campaign at the famous shrine.

Five killed, 25 injured as bus falls into gorge in Assam

Five persons, including a mother and her three-year-old daughter, were on Thursday killed and another 25 injured when their bus lost control and fell into a gorge, police said.

Two MULTA militants nabbed, fake currency seized

Two Muslim United Liberation Tigers of Asom (MULTA) militants were apprehended today by security forces in Assam's Goalpara district.

Three dead, 530 affected by food poisoning in Assam

Three persons have died and around 530 people affected by food poisoning in Assam's Barpeta district after consuming 'prasad' at a religious event.

Assam CM accuses activist Akhil Gogoi of accepting donations

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Wednesday alleged that Akhil Gogoi-led Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) had taken donations from rich and corporates, which was denied and challenged by the RTI activist.

Akhil Gogoi's KMSS to float new political party to fight polls

RTI activist Akhil Gogoi on Wednesday announced to launch an independent political party through his peasants organisation Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) to fight 2016 Assembly polls in Assam.

Tarun Gogoi threatens to ban Subramanian Swamy's entry into Assam

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Sunday said the government would consider banning entry of BJP leader Subramanian Swamy into the state after his reported remark that "mosques are mere buildings and can be demolished."

Mosque is not a religious place, can be demolished any time: Subramanian Swamy
Mosque is not a religious place, can be demolished any time: Subramanian Swamy

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy has stoked a huge controversy by stating that a mosque is just a building and can be demolished any time.

Gogoi expresses solidarity with former PM Manmohan Singh

 Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has termed the summons issued to former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in a coal block allocation case as "political vendetta" and said that justice would prevail.

Assam concerned on cut in Central funds

The Assam government on Friday said it was "concerned" over gradual cut in central assistance to the state, but asserted that it would not move back to "darker days" prior to 2001.

Assam may get tough laws to deal with witch-hunting

Assam may soon have tougher laws to deal with the menace of witch-hunting over which 140 people have been killed since 2002.

Five NDFB(S) militants arrested, arms and ammunition recovered

Five NDFB(S) militants were arrested and a cache of arms and ammunition was recovered from them in the Sonitpur district, the police said on Thursday.

Karbi, Muslim militants nabbed in Assam

 Security forces engaged in counter-insurgency operations on Wednesday arrested three Karbi militants, a Muslim militant and two linkmen of a Karbi insurgent outfit, the army said.

BJP encouraging anti-national activities: Tarun Gogoi

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Tuesday alleged that the BJP-led government at the Centre was encouraging "anti-national activities" by continuing support to the PDP government in Jammu and Kashmir.

Tarun Gogoi presents Rs 66,142.16 crore Assam Budget

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Tuesday presented a Rs 66,142.16 crore budget for the state for 2015-16 and exempted cancer drugs and medicinal oxygen from VAT but hiked duties on cigarette and liquor.

Minor girl kidnapped, raped in Assam's Sonitpur

A teenaged girl was allegedly kidnapped and raped for a whole night before she managed to escape in Sonitpur district, police said on Monday.

Eight militant outfits in Asssam, 5 of them banned: Govt

There are eight militant outfits in Assam with five of them declared as banned organisations, Panchayat Minister Rockybul Hussain said in the Assembly on Monday.

Dimapur lynching: Opposition questions Congress MLAs statement accusing Assam CM Gogoi

Opposition members in Assam Assembly on Monday questioned Congress MLA Siddique Ahmod's reported statement in a public meeting accusing Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi of failing to take action despite being informed that the rape accused, who hailed from Karimganj, would be dragged out from Dimapur Central Jail.

Ultra outfit UPLF 'Chairman' injured in encounter

Militant outfit United People's Liberation Force's (UPLF) 'Chairman' Dhananjay Dalogopu was seriously injured in an encounter with police in central Assam's Karbi Anglong district on Monday.