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Jorhat Lok Sabha constituency

Jorhat Lok Sabha constituency

Jorhat is one of 14 Lok Sabha constituencies in the north-eastern state of Assam and will cast its vote in the 2019 election on April 11.

Mar 11, 2019, 16:12 PM IST
Kaliabor Lok Sabha constituency

Kaliabor Lok Sabha constituency

Kaliabor is one of 14 Lok Sabha constituencies in the north-eastern state of Assam and will cast its vote in the 2019 election on April 11.

Mar 11, 2019, 15:50 PM IST
Tezpur Lok Sabha constituency

Tezpur Lok Sabha constituency

Tezpur is one of 14 Lok Sabha constituencies in the north-eastern state of Assam and will cast its vote in the 2019 election on April 11.

Mar 11, 2019, 15:01 PM IST
Death toll in Assam hooch tragedy increases to 136, at least 200 people still hospitalised

Death toll in Assam hooch tragedy increases to 136, at least 200 people still hospitalised

Police have, so far, arrested ten people in connection with the incident.  

Feb 24, 2019, 18:40 PM IST
Death toll in Assam hooch tragedy mounts to 110; state govt announces compensation

Death toll in Assam hooch tragedy mounts to 110; state govt announces compensation

The state government has announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh each to the families of the deceased while the affected ones will get Rs 50,000 each.

Feb 23, 2019, 18:49 PM IST
Assam hooch tragedy death toll mounts to 80, over 200 admitted to hospital

Assam hooch tragedy death toll mounts to 80, over 200 admitted to hospital

The death toll and the number of people admitted is changing minute by minute, said state Health Minister. 

Feb 23, 2019, 14:56 PM IST
Assam hooch tragedy: Death toll reaches 70; probe ordered, 2 excise officials suspended

Assam hooch tragedy: Death toll reaches 70; probe ordered, 2 excise officials suspended

Two excise officials have been suspended and a probe has been launched into the matter. 

Feb 23, 2019, 12:36 PM IST
Centre decides to keep in abeyance powers of arrest given to Assam Rifles

Centre decides to keep in abeyance powers of arrest given to Assam Rifles

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) will now revisit the issue with the concerned state governments, which apparently opposed the move to give sweeping powers to the paramilitary force.

Feb 22, 2019, 19:06 PM IST
Assam: 22 dead, dozens fall ill after consuming spurious liquor in Golaghat district

Assam: 22 dead, dozens fall ill after consuming spurious liquor in Golaghat district

Assam state excise department PRO Sailen Pandey said the death toll has increased to 22.

Feb 22, 2019, 17:41 PM IST
Demographic changes in Assam, West Bengal, Kerala: BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma

Demographic changes in Assam, West Bengal, Kerala: BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma

The senior BJP leader made the statement just two days after BJP chief Amit Shah said that demography is changing in Assam and Citizenship Bill is required to safeguard the interests of people in the

Feb 19, 2019, 21:10 PM IST
Supreme Court raps Assam government for creating confusion over NRC

Supreme Court raps Assam government for creating confusion over NRC

On February 12, the SC had pulled up Home Ministry for the delay in the completion of the NRC process in Assam.

Feb 19, 2019, 16:08 PM IST
Not passing Citizenship Bill in Rajya Sabha a defeat for Assam: Himanta Biswa Sarma

Not passing Citizenship Bill in Rajya Sabha a defeat for Assam: Himanta Biswa Sarma

The senior BJP leader reiterated his party's commitment for the Bill, stressing that the saffron party will fight the upcoming Lok Sabha poll with this resolution.

Feb 13, 2019, 17:00 PM IST
Any controversy over Bhupen Hazarika's Bharat Ratna 'totally unnecessary': Brother

Any controversy over Bhupen Hazarika's Bharat Ratna 'totally unnecessary': Brother

The decision to confer the highest civilian award on Bhupen Hazarika has overwhelmed the people of Assam and has given immense joy to the family, he said.

Feb 12, 2019, 21:54 PM IST
What Bharat Ratna? Bhupen Hazarika's son hits out at Centre over Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019

What Bharat Ratna? Bhupen Hazarika's son hits out at Centre over Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019

Tez Hazarika said that Bharat Ratnas and longest bridges are necessary but they will not promote the peace and prosperity of the citizens of India.

Feb 11, 2019, 22:56 PM IST
Citizenship Bill will in no way cause harm to Assam and Northeast: PM Modi

Citizenship Bill will in no way cause harm to Assam and Northeast: PM Modi

He was addressing a public rally here in the Assembly constituency of Assam health minister and BJP-led NEDA convener Himata Biswa Sarma.

Feb 09, 2019, 15:29 PM IST
Black flags shown to PM Modi for second consecutive day in Assam

Black flags shown to PM Modi for second consecutive day in Assam

The Prime Minister, who is on a two-day visit to the Northeast, arrived in Assam on Friday evening.

Feb 09, 2019, 10:28 AM IST
Hours after SC rap, Rajnath says Centre committed to complete NRC within stipulated time

Hours after SC rap, Rajnath says Centre committed to complete NRC within stipulated time

The Home Minister remarked that the government will ensure that no foreigner is included in the NRC list and not a single Indian citizen is excluded from the list.

Feb 05, 2019, 18:45 PM IST
Unnecessary disturbance being created over Citizenship bill: Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal

Unnecessary disturbance being created over Citizenship bill: Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal

"It is not right to unnecessarily create social disturbance... Polls will come and go, but we (Assam govt) will not harm the indigenous people," he said.

Feb 01, 2019, 21:08 PM IST
12-hr Assam bandh hit life in 4 Bodo-dominated districts

12-hr Assam bandh hit life in 4 Bodo-dominated districts

The bandh, which began at 5 am, brought life to a standstill in Kokrajhar, Chirang, Baksa and Udalguri districts with all shops and business establishments remaining closed and vehicular traffic

Jan 31, 2019, 19:12 PM IST
Assam blasts case: CBI court awards life imprisonment to NDFB chief, 9 others

Assam blasts case: CBI court awards life imprisonment to NDFB chief, 9 others

Three other convicts - Prabhat Bodo, Jayanti Basumatary and Mathura Brahma - will be released after they pay a fine imposed by the court. 

Jan 30, 2019, 15:29 PM IST