Will contest the 2016 Assembly polls from Titabar seat: Tarun Gogoi

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday said he will contest in the 2016 Assembly Elections from the Titabar constituency in Jorhat district.

Tarun Gogoi inaugurates Assam Women's University in Jorhat
Tarun Gogoi inaugurates Assam Women's University in Jorhat

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi inaugurated first women's only university - Assam Women's University - in Jorhat.

73 fall sick after consuming adulterated `prasad` in Assam

At least 73 people, including 23 children, were taken ill after consuming `prasad` during `shradh` (post-death rituals) in Assam`s Jorhat district, police said on Tuesday.

Assam, Tripura set the tone for Lok Sabha polls with high turnout

Lok Sabha polls 2014 kicked off on Monday with nearly six million people casting their vote in five constituencies in Assam and one of two seats in Tripura. The Election Commission in New Delhi said the voter turnout in Assam was approximately 78 percent while in Tripura it was 85 percent.

General Elections 2014: Tripura registers 85 percent turnout, Assam 78 percent

A high turnout of 85 percent was recorded for one Lok Sabha seat in Tripura, while Assam registered 76 percent in five seats in the first phase of the elections which began peacefully on Monday from the country`s North East.

Polling in Tripura, Assam on April 07: As it happened

Around 60 percent of the electorate had cast their votes till 2 pm Monday as polling was held in one of the two constituencies in Left-ruled Tripura, an official said.

Sports tournament in Jorhat brings together players from across the country

Sports can play an important role in bringing people together and fostering better understanding. Young sports enthusiasts from across the country recently came together in Assam`s Jorhat district for the 15th All India Agriculture University Games and Sports Tournament.

Six-time Congress MP Handique locked in keen tussle in Jorhat

Among the most prestigious Lok Sabha seats in Assam, Jorhat will see six-time sitting Congress MP Bijoy Krishna Handique battle it out against BJP`s Kamakhya Prasad Tasa, a tea tribe leader, and AGP`s Prodip Hazarika.

Woman burnt was not one who kissed Rahul Gandhi, says Assam police

The police have denied that the woman, who died of burn injuries in Assam, was the one who had kissed Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi during his recent two-day state visit, news reports claimed on Saturday.

Kisses and handshakes for Rahul Gandhi during Assam tour

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, who is touring different parts of the country in order to revive his party`s fortunes, was welcomed with kisses on his cheek and on his head during his visit to Jorhat in Assam on Wednesday.

21 diagnosed with Typhoid in Jorhat

The state Health department along with the Jorhat Medical College has opened a special facility to speed up treatment of typhoid patients after 21 persons suffering from the disease were admitted to hospitals, a government official said.

Four assaulted for "practising witchcraft", rescued

The police on Thursday rescued four persons including two women who were assaulted allegedly for practising witchcraft in the world`s largest river island Majuli in Assam`s Jorhat district, official sources said.

Storm lashes Jorhat, injures 16

A sudden storm with strong winds lashed Jorhat district in upper Assam on Sunday injuring 16 persons and killing eight Adjutant Storks, besides uprooting trees, electric poles and damaging tea bushes and farm fields.

More than 100 fall ill after consuming gram in Assam

More than 100 people fell ill after consuming gram during a meeting in Majuli, the world`s largest river island, in Assam`s Jorhat district, official sources said on Monday.

Woman allegedly raped by three brothers-in-law

A woman was allegedly raped by her three brothers-in law at Murmuria Tea estate in Jorhat district, police said on Saturday.

NSCN cadre arrested in Jorhat

A joint team of Jorhat Police and special crime branch of the CBI have arrested a NSCN-IM rebel in connection with killing of former Arunachal MP Wangcha Rajkumar.

Leopard injures four in Jorhat

Four persons, including a minor, were seriously injured in an attack by a leopard at Titabor Forest Range in Assam`s Jorhat district, forest department sources said on Sunday.

Two Assam youths missing

Two youths from Assam`s Jorhat district who went to repair a car in neighbouring Mokokchung district of Nagaland are missing, police said on Monday.

Former militants arrested in Jorhat

Two surrendered ULFA (SULFA) militants were arrested for allegedly threatening two tea planters at gunpoint in Jorhat district Wednesday, police said.

Policeman killed in accident in Assam

A police constable, part of a security team of a legislator, was killed and three others injured when their SUV hit a tree at Balijan near here in the early hours on Monday, police said.