Rongali festival platforms Assam's 'neglected' artistes

With the spotlight at the Rongali festival on the vibrant culture and crafts of Assam, the extravaganza turned out to be a platform to highlight the problems faced by the oft 'neglected' creative industry of the state -- be it films, music or fashion.

Devotees take holy dip in River Ganges on Makar Sankranti

Devotees thronged the banks of river Ganga here on Thursday to take a holy dip and offer prayers on the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti.

Bihu is the lifeline of Assamese culture: Gogoi

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday said that Bihu is the lifeline of Assamese culture and binds together people of all faiths.

Assam moves to prohibit animal fights during Bihu

The Assam Government has directed the Deputy Commissioners of all districts and the Commissioner of Police Guwahati to prohibit animal races and fights in Assam in compliance with a Supreme Court order.

Gogoi asked to stop animal fight during Bihu

Animal rights organisation Humane Society International (HSI) Friday urged Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi to take measures to stop buffaloes and birds' fight during the traditional Magh Bihu festival in the state.

Soldiers from India, China celebrate Bihu at border

In a show of brotherhood, soldiers of Indian Army and Peoples Liberation Army of China celebrated Bihu festival at the Indo-China border in Arunachal Pradesh.

Bollywood celebrities wish fans a prosperous New Year

Whether it be the Shubho Nobo Borsha for the Bengalis, or a happy Vishu in Kerela, the Bohaag Bihu in Assam, the Puthandu Vazthukal for the Tamils or the boisterous Baisakhi of the Punjabis, this festival ushers in the New Year and is celebrated in various regions with pomp and gaiety.

ULFA threatens Assam singer for performing Hindi song in Bihu

The ULFA`s anti-talk faction led by Paresh Baruah Thursday threatened popular Assamese singer Zubeen Garg with dire consequences for defying its diktat.

Governor greets people of Assam on Bihu

Assam Governor JB Patnaik has wished people of the state for a happy and prosperous Bhogali Bihu.

Embrace the ecstasy called ‘Bihu’...

With the onset of Rongali Bihu, Assam sways to the beats of the toka and the gogona!

Embrace the ecstasy called ‘Bihu’...

With the onset of Rongali Bihu, Assam sways to the beats of the toka and the gogona!

Gogoi invites pro-talk ULFA rebels to enjoy Bihu

On the eve of Bhogali Bihu
celebrations, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Thursday invited
pro-talk ULFA members to enjoy the harvest festival and add
positivity to the atmosphere for peace talks.

Free passage to insurgents during Bihu: Assam CM

Free passage would be given to
all insurgent outfits during the upcoming Bhogali Bihu
festival, while the government is keen to hold peace talks
with the ULFA at the earliest, Assam chief minister Tarun
Gogoi said on Friday.

Assamese community celebrates Bihu in Delhi

Wearing traditional attire, feasting on sweetmeats like pitha and laddoo and participating in colourful cultural extravaganza - complete with song and dance - the Assamese community in Delhi celebrated Bihu Wednesday.

Makar Sankranti, Bihu, Pongal celebrated across the country

Marking the departure of winter
and heralding the harvesting season, Makar Sankranti, Bihu and
Pongal were celebrated across the country today by people who
took a dip in sacred rivers and ponds to wash off their sins.