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Assam Education Minister Sarma makes big statement over teaching of Quran in state

Assam Education Minister Sarma makes big statement over teaching of Quran in state

Assam Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday (October 13) said that the government money could not be used to teach Muslim religious book Quran.

Oct 14, 2020, 11:24 AM IST
Assam to shut down all government-aided madrasas, Sanskrit schools, says Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma

Assam to shut down all government-aided madrasas, Sanskrit schools, says Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma

In a significant development, Assam Education and Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has announced that the state government has decided to shut down all state-run madrasas and Sanskrit tols (

Oct 11, 2020, 07:40 AM IST
Fresh floods across four Assam districts affect over 34,000 people, kill one

Fresh floods across four Assam districts affect over 34,000 people, kill one

The floods, caused by incessant rain in the past few days, also inundated 4,200 hectares of cropland besides submerging the low lying areas.  

Sep 15, 2020, 00:17 AM IST
Assam okays Rs 50-lakh insurance cover for journalists, home guards succumbing to COVID-19

Assam okays Rs 50-lakh insurance cover for journalists, home guards succumbing to COVID-19

The decision was taken during a meeting of the council of ministers, chaired by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal in which the cabinet approved the proposal to provide insurance coverage to 

Aug 28, 2020, 10:35 AM IST
Former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi tests COVID-19 positive, urges contacts to undergo tests

Former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi tests COVID-19 positive, urges contacts to undergo tests

Former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi said on Wednesday that he has been diagnosed with COVID-19. The veteran Congress leader urged all those who came in contact with him recently to get tested.

Aug 26, 2020, 13:27 PM IST
Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti to launch political party for fighting Assam polls, Akhil Gogoi to be CM candidate

Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti to launch political party for fighting Assam polls, Akhil Gogoi to be CM candidate

All intellectual preparation for the new party such as the work agenda and the constitution is ready, KMSS said.

Aug 22, 2020, 18:31 PM IST
Assam observes weekend lockdown to contain coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak

Assam observes weekend lockdown to contain coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak

On August 14, the state government had issued new COVID-19 lockdown guidelines with relaxations between August 16 and 31.

Aug 22, 2020, 17:29 PM IST
Assam government issues unlock guidelines, allows inter-district movement from August 16

Assam government issues unlock guidelines, allows inter-district movement from August 16

 Announcing further relaxation on coronavirus lockdown in the Assam, the state government on Thursday (August 14) issued new Unlock guidelines allowing inter- district movement on weekdays and

Aug 14, 2020, 06:39 AM IST
Earthquake of magnitude 3.5 jolts Assam's Sonitpur

Earthquake of magnitude 3.5 jolts Assam's Sonitpur

According to the National Center for Seismology,  the earthquake struck at 5:26 am on Saturday.

Aug 08, 2020, 07:26 AM IST
Assam allows bars to open in Kamrup district from 10 am to 5 pm

Assam allows bars to open in Kamrup district from 10 am to 5 pm

The Assam government on Thursday allowed bars to open in Kamrup district from 10 am to 5 pm. However, the district administration has urged the strict compliance of the social distancing and other

Aug 06, 2020, 22:01 PM IST
Curfew imposed in several areas of Assam's Sonitpur after violent clashes between two groups over Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan rally

Curfew imposed in several areas of Assam's Sonitpur after violent clashes between two groups over Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan rally

A curfew was imposed on Wednesday in several areas of Sonitpur district in Assam after violent clashes erupted between two groups over a rally for Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan. The curfew has been clamped

Aug 06, 2020, 00:15 AM IST
Assam flood situation improves marginally but affects over 19 lakh people, kills 105

Assam flood situation improves marginally but affects over 19 lakh people, kills 105

A total of 42,275 affected people have been evacuated and shifted to 236 relief camps across the state, according to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA).

Jul 28, 2020, 22:20 PM IST
Roar gets louder: First ever camera trap evidence of successful breeding of tigers in Assam's wildlife sanctuary

Roar gets louder: First ever camera trap evidence of successful breeding of tigers in Assam's wildlife sanctuary

The sanctuary is a buffer of Kaziranga Tiger Reserve and the results are an outcome of 15 years of hard work and effort, said the Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve on July 26 taking to micro-

Jul 27, 2020, 23:08 PM IST
Assam floods: NDRF rescues 85 villagers, 20 livestock in Barpeta; 2,600 rescued so far

Assam floods: NDRF rescues 85 villagers, 20 livestock in Barpeta; 2,600 rescued so far

The Brahmaputra river is flowing above the danger mark at Guwahati, Dhubri and Goalpara cities, besides at Nimatighat in Jorhat and Tezpur in Sonitpur districts. 

Jul 26, 2020, 17:04 PM IST
Assam floods death toll touches 96, President Ram Nath Kovind takes stock of situation

Assam floods death toll touches 96, President Ram Nath Kovind takes stock of situation

The deaths were reported from Kalgachia, Kokrajhar and Mayong taking the death toll in flood-related incidents to 96 while 26 died due to landslides.

Jul 25, 2020, 08:48 AM IST
Over 44% inmates in Guwahati jail test COVID-19 positive

Over 44% inmates in Guwahati jail test COVID-19 positive

Over 44 per cent of the 984 prisoners in the Guwahati Central Jail, including peasant leader Akhil Gogoi and student activist Sharjeel Imam, have tested positive for COVID-19, a senior official said

Jul 24, 2020, 01:57 AM IST
Assam floods death toll reaches 93, over 28 lakh people affected

Assam floods death toll reaches 93, over 28 lakh people affected

The flood situation in Assam remained grim on Thursday with four more deaths reported from across the state taking the total death toll to 93. The deaths were reported from these four districts--

Jul 23, 2020, 23:06 PM IST
Three injured as massive explosion occurs near OIL gas well at Baghjan in Assam's Tinsukia district

Three injured as massive explosion occurs near OIL gas well at Baghjan in Assam's Tinsukia district

The huge blast occurred near well number five of OIL inuring three foreign experts at the site, as reported by news agency ANI.

Jul 22, 2020, 15:32 PM IST
Assam floods: Over 24 lakh people hit in 24 districts; death toll at 110

Assam floods: Over 24 lakh people hit in 24 districts; death toll at 110

The floods in Assam have affected 24 districts affecting over 24 lakh people and causing damages to 1,09,600.53 hectares of crop area in the state. According to the flood situation report by the

Jul 21, 2020, 08:52 AM IST
Over 108 animals including 9 rhinoceroses have died so far at Kaziranga National Park due to Assam floods

Over 108 animals including 9 rhinoceroses have died so far at Kaziranga National Park due to Assam floods

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also talked to CM Sonwal on Sunday and assured all support to Assam in dealing with the flood havoc. 

Jul 19, 2020, 17:51 PM IST